Friday, February 16, 2007

And besides, it's true

I saw a review of the new movie Bridge to Terabithia (which, in case you don't know because you never cried over it yourself as a child, is based on a very sad, Newbery Award winning book of the same name). At the very end of the review where there is generally an explantation of why a movie has its particular rating (violence, language, nudity, etc.) it says this:

-- Advisory: This movie contains mild violence, mature themes and false and defamatory claims that "TV kills your brain cells."

I don't even really know what to say about this. Is this somehow legally required? Or is it a weird joke by the reviewer? Have we ever seen a joke in that section of a review?

But it has to be a joke, right?
Let's just stick with that theory.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Small thanks

Thank you, Weather, for stuffing all those clouds into the linen closet and keeping the rain in your various buckets and pots and barrels for just one day. I'll have wet feet when I get home today, sure, but I wanted you to know that I did appreciate the sunny Sunday. We went on a longish walk that took us to delicious waffles and tea and contributed to the breaking in of my new shoes. Sure, we might have done that even with umbrellas, but we did like the sunshine very much. It was thoughtful of you. Tonight I have to write a paper, so if you would like to keep going with the precipitation, you have my blessing.

Monday, February 05, 2007

New math

I had a dream that a friend of mine had decided to engage in bigamy. There was nothing sneaky about it. She and her two finaces were planning to get married all at once in the same ceremony. She called her parents excitedly and said, "I can't wait for you to meet the men I'm going to marry!" "Men?" they repeated, alarmed by the plural. "Yes," she said. "You know how people wait and wait to get married because they are waiting for the one? Well, this completely solves that problem."