This weekend, tonight even, twelve year old is going to a dance at Porsche_girl's school, she and her friends from the charter school are conspiring to invite six friends (including twelve year old) from the charter school. Birthday_girl from the previous paragraph is bringing twelve year old. I'll worry more when twelve year old passes the boys are icky stage.
I finally got to see Knocked Up. Mrs. Ha was tired and went to bed early on Friday, so I decided to stay up and watch it, I needed a good laugh. It didn't have enough laughs for me, but my attention span was short. I liked it, though my favorite Atapow media is Freaks and Geeks (I have to rewatch that) and my favorite movie is 40 Year Old Virgin (Superbad, Pineapple Express
and Dewey Cox have yet to be watched).
In other movie news, we watched some of Jarmusch's Coffee and Cigarettes, a series of vignettes centered on coffee and cigarettes. While it was cool to see Iggy and Tom Waits and Steve Wright, it just couldn't hold our attention at the end of long day, so we didn't finish it. Vote in my poll!
In book news, I have a lot of catching up. First up is Among the Dead Cities, a book arguing that the city level bombing the Allies did in WWII was illegal, inhumane and disproportionate, with Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo and Nagasaki being the most egregious examples. It was good reading on defining what a just war is, but not too relevant on this side of the pond (I gather it's a more contentious issue in the UK).
I alluded to some interesting things I picked up at the Goodwill a week ago, the things were two books. The first was the House of Leaves, I vaguely recalled reading about it when it first came out. It's supposed to be the story of a messed up dude who looks in a dead man's apartment and finds a trunk with a critical review in progress of a controversial movie (The Navidson Record) about an award winning photographer and his exmodel wife who bought a house in Tidewater Virginia that disobeys the laws of Physics, amusingly at first. There's quite the Blair Witch feeling about it, as well as tricky typysetting and a general pomo air. I was glad to read it, but I'm thinking of selling it, it would be great to get $10 for it, or even $5.
The other book is the notorious Smugtown U.S.A., a snapshot of the movers and shakers in Rochester, in 1957. The first part of the book is talking about the history of newspapers in Rochester, and how they all went under save the Gannett ones. You end up with a sentence or two about each personality working at the papers. The second section is an overview of the well to do and business and political people in Rochester, with a sentence or two about each one. I may have recognized one person, a guitar player Mrs. Ha used to date. It didn't do much for me, but does sell for over $20 on amazon, so I'll probably sell that one, too.
I've had mixed luck selling on Amazon, so Abebooks is also a possibility. They'll buy direct from you, but at prices below what the sellers on Amazon charge.
In other selling on the internet news, our four ebay auctions sold, though one person isn't paying until the 21st! Gollywhompers, don't bid if you can't pay. After that nice start, I put a bunch of Lego sets on their, let's hope for lots of money. Buy my Lego!
In other buying used stuff news, the Y had their yearly garage sale, and I bought myself a pair of Wranglers for $3, to replace the pair I found by a garbage tote a few years back, which just got a tear in the knee. They lasted a long time. Now I need to get some iron on patches to fix my jeans and twelve year olds.
In Y news, I ran into our old upstreet neighbor, apparently they're moving to Tennessee as he got a big severance deal. That's a bummer, though we lost touch when they moved off our street.
It will be another mixed up weekend, Mrs. Ha has a shower for Irish_sister on Sunday, so I'll get time alone to do chores and such. The monthly gaming meet is tomorrow, I don't think I'm going to make it.
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