Monday, January 25, 2010

Snow Time!

Whew, is that ever a lot of snow! The library was actually closed this morning, because not enough staff could get out of their driveways. I went anyway, cuz I had stuff to do, but I walked. Luckily, most people and businesses had been out early shoveling away, so there was only about a quarter block where I had to trudge through thigh-high drifts. And I'm sure the people in Eastern Canada would just laugh at us, cuz I've been there, and I know the kind of snow they get, but here on the prairies, we're not used to having streets and sidewalks that are just little tunnels with waist high snow on either side. It gets damn cold here, but we usually don't get huge amounts of the white stuff. Sorry, no pics, I was just too damn lazy to get my camera out. Right now, Mexico seems very far away.

So what have I been up to? I've started the third season of Dexter, a big mistake since it seems when I start with that show, I become completely addicted and cannot stop until I've watched the entire season, and I do NOT have time for that right now. I went to Sherlock Holmes on Friday with N and her buddy J. I thought it was pretty good, and they defs left the door open for future sequels. Holmes and Watson were well done, lots of quirk and funny banter. Holmes is actually portrayed as possibly bi-polar which is interesting. Also, N had told me that she had heard that there were homosexual undertones to the relationship between Holmes and Watson as portrayed in the movie, but honestly, I don't see it. That would imply that two men can't have a close friendship without being sexually attracted to each other, and I don't think that's true. It kind of reminded me of the relationship between Miles and Julian on DS9. I've also started reading the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. I'm doing a program at the library for it in anticipation of the upcoming movie. And I have to say, I'm liking it. It's fairly well-written, and if you're a fan of Greek mythology you'll probably enjoy it. So I'm actually kind of looking forward to the movie for that one.

And now for some Simon's Cat Cartoons:

This one reminds me of Avery, although as far as I know, she has never dropped a dead bug in my mouth. She usually eats them herself.


Anonymous said...

I know just how you feel about the snow. My truck is literally STUCK to the ground and I can't drive it to return the movie I rented. I am going to have snow-induced late fees. Unbelievable.

Violette said...

Hmmm. You know if you told us at the library that you couldn't return your books because of the snow, we'd waive the overdue fines. Maybe your movie rental place will do the same? I had to go return a movie on Sunday morning. At that point it was still snowing and blowing, and I was dumb and didn't wear my snow boots, so I was tromping through knee high snow the whole way there in my slip on Sketchers. And even though it was just around the corner, my feet were absolutely soaked through by the time I got there.