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Nov. 29th, 2008 @ 05:55 am Can you tell how jumbled my thoughts are this morning?
Here I am, up very early again and wondering why I can't sleep late like everyone else enjoys doing. But after a certain time my body will no longer relax and the bed feels like the enemy and my back hurts and my hip where I had fallen on the ice many years ago, almost 20 years though it doesn't seem like it should be that long ago, so I'm better to get up and move around. Some days I can lie down on the couch and if not really sleep, at least rest for another hour but I didn't even attempt that this morning.

I have promised to put the Christmas tree up today, usually a pleasant event, but I find myself not very enthusiastic about it right now. It won't be a real tree, I prefer a fake one to a real one, much less to take care of. But it's a very handsome fake tree and looks real enough that in the past I've seen friends touch it and peek under to see if it's real or not. I had thought about stringing the lights on the front porch too but there was rain all night and everything's drippy and standing in water. I haven't even started my gift buying yet, didn't even venture out to the stores to see the bargains yesterday on the famous Black Friday. I'm sure I'll be regretful about it later when I can't find anything. And it hasn't always been called Black Friday has it? Isn't that just the last 2 or 3 years that it's acquired that name?

My children and I did slip off to see Twilight yesterday. You'll remember that I had been wondering if it was similar to the book I had just read and I'm happy to say it was. Oh, there were little minor differences and some things left out, but nothing major and that's a rarity when a film is adapted from a book. The parts left out, and I'm sure that was due to the fact that there just wasn't time to include it all since no one really wants to see through a 3 or 4 hour movie, were mostly parts of the background story and parts about Bella and her parents and her new group of friends, Mike, Jessica, etc. One thing that does irritate me is when the book DESCRIBES a character looking one way but the actor or actress look another, for example Mike and most of Bella's other friends and the vampire Esme. I thought Kristen Stewart fit the part of Bella well, as did the guy for Edward, can't remember his name but will any minute I'm sure, and he was suitably otherworldly-looking I thought, almost ugly one minute and then eerily beautiful the next with his unusual features. And at first glance, for just a second, I thought Carlisle was Tom Cruise, his face is shaped similar but he's played by Peter somebody. Robert Pattinson portrays Edward, I knew I'd think of it, he was Cedric on the Goblet of Fire movie and I didn't like him too much, now I'll have to watch it again to see if he looks different to me. But anyway, the film was wonderful and I left it feeling very satisfied and glad to have gone. It even made my children smile, even the oldest and she's been very gloomy recently, hormones mostly I think and the usual emotional problems that come from being caught between childhood and adulthood.

I've discovered a wonderful radio station I've been listening to a lot. I'd found an old radio in one of the closets a few days ago when cleaning and plugged it up in the kitchen. Anyway, this station plays the things I listened to and loved when I was a child until adulthood, mostly 60's and 70's, maybe a little early 80's, with Christmas music included as of yesterday. I'm not really that old, certainly wasn't around for the original 60's music, but it was what I had always listened to growing up. Robert is staring at me strangely, like he's suspicious I'm up to something. It's not his kind of music, therefore, in his opinion it's not fit to listen to. But I've defered to his tastes too much over the years and my music is making me feel very good.
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From:freckledmemory
Date:November 30th, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
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I thought I wasn't going to like Edward in this movie but by the time it was halfway through, my tongue was hanging out. Good casting and I also like the way it didn't veer too far from the novel.
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From:bellefleur_ami
Date:December 1st, 2008 04:31 am (UTC)
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I know, there's just something about this guy, he'd look all cold and aloof but then he'd smile unexpectedly and he was beautiful. It was actually quite close to events in the novel, at least more than most films made from novels are.