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By atreides (Mon Jan 04, 2010 at 12:00:58 AM EST) (all tags)
It was lovely...


The Welsh Parents drove down New Year's Eve and took the Despoina for the evening, dictating that we go out and do something. So Welsh Girl and I did.

We went and saw Sherlock Holmes, which was a whole lot of fun. Not the most faithful to the literal source material, but a lot of fun none the less. I look forward to the sequel.

Then we wanted to go to a party. We'd been invited to a couple by my friends but Welsh Girl really wanted something with her friends. Since nothing had been forthcoming and Party Girl didn't have a party to go to, we picked her up and went over to one of the ones my friends were throwing. At first I wasn't sure how we would enjoy it. As luck would have it, they had all the components of white russians in their pantry and fridge so a good time was had by all. The New Year came in. I kissed my lovely wife and then we all went outside to see the fireworks that other people were setting off.

After a bit, we went to another party . A friend of Welsh Girl's who now lives in LA was in Austin with his new girlfriend so we all got together at a party thrown by mutual friends of theirs. The funny thing is that even though all these people grew up together, they still hang out together and I know all of them at this point. We partied a bit more.

We went home. We slept. We went to get the Despoina. Welsh Girl nursed her, put her down for a nap and we both passed out ourselves. All in all, a lovely day all around.

Tomorrow, we're headed back to L-Town. An aunt (actually a cousin but a generation older so more aunt-like) of Welsh Girl's died and the funeral is Tuesday. Party Girl and Dredlock Girl will be rolling with us. We will be staying with Welsh Grandparents this time around. Last time we were there, Welsh Girl's maternal grandmother tried to hard to get us to come over so she could spend time with the Despoina. She has 6 other great-grand children, but because those parts of the family don't travel and we do, she's spent more time with the Despoina than with any of the others. This kinda works for us because they have more bathrooms than the Welsh Parents so getting ready for the funeral will be much easier but they are kinda early to bed, early to rise Christian (non-militant luckily) folk so we may be expected to adhere to a similar schedule. That could create problems... The most important thing is that I will have a chance to sit down and talk with the paternal Welsh Grandmother to continue on the Despoina Pedigree Project.

That's all for now. Got to go to bed soon. Done most of my packing but I have some errands to run early tomorrow. Will report back on the road in L-Town.

That is all.

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sub by johnny (2.00 / 0) #1 Mon Jan 04, 2010 at 08:32:35 PM EST
lime.

She has effectively checked out. She's an un-person of her own making. So it falls to me.--ad hoc (in the hole)
Sherlock Holmes by muchagecko (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Jan 05, 2010 at 11:21:29 AM EST
I have only read one of the Holmes books, but I thought Guy Ritchie's version felt more like the book character than the Basil Rathbone series.

Was the movie based on one specific book?

A purpose gives you a reason to wake up every morning.
So a purpose is like a box of powdered donut holes?
Exactly
My Name is Earl

Nope. by atreides (4.00 / 1) #3 Wed Jan 06, 2010 at 07:47:30 PM EST
It's a Holmesian story as opposed to any specific thriller.

He sails from world to world in a flying tomb, serving gods who eat hope.

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