Monday, November 28, 2005

It's Not Gettin' Me

D. was out sick today. My neighbor and friend was sick all weekend. JLR has been feeling a little iffy. But they're not getting me! Whatever they've all been sick with, I'm. Not. Going. To. Get. It. I have my sanitizing hand wipes (for cleaning off doorknobs and anything else they touch) at the ready. I am determined.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

When the new version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was released, I wasn't too keen to see it. The main reason was because I was never fond of the original. I don't like stories about stupid, badly-behaved children, and my feelings on the matter were the same when I was little girl. I may have mentioned this before, but we watched a movie instead of going to recess whenever it rained, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory stands out in my memory as being the one watched the most. It rains a lot in Memphis (where I'm from). Having had more than my fill of that dadgum movie, I wasn't eager to see the new version. The preview looked mildly amusing, though (I particularly enjoyed when Willie Wonka says "I don't care" in response to a comment from one of the kids; it's what I usually want to say to children, too), so I considered going to see it until I saw a large billboard advertisement. The ad looked strangely reminiscent of another movie. I will give you a hint.

There's an even stronger resemblance when you look at it like this.

See what I mean?

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Spent much of today thinking about the neighbor's large bowl of candy and wondering how I can get some.

When Do I Stop Being Busy? When?

Now that the fair is over, I thought I was supposed to have less work to do, not more.

What gives?