Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Tuesday Election Mermaid Of Solace

I went to bed last night reading further into the third volume of the collected Swamp Thing, which was a helluva lot of fun, though I forced myself to stop shy of the first issue I recall reading: The Curse, which is about werewolves and something I really fondly recall reading while in junior high.  I think I want to read it later and really savor the nostalgia properly.

My 6 hours or so of sleep was cut short by the sound of the Yorkie dry-heaving this morning at 7:30 in the freaking morning.  We debated running the pup to the vet, eventually deciding to see what she acted like for the rest of the morning, just keeping an eye on the situation to see if anything escalated.

I grabbed a shower, then got a Swap A DVD trade packaged up to mail off and got dressed to run my errands.  I hit up a couple Pawn Shops first, where I found a couple things pretty cheap, then I hit up the Post Office with no hassle before grabbing myself some lunch at a drive-thru on the way back to the house.

Arranged Marriages Are
For Suckers...
After settling in the den I watched Mississippi Mermaid off the TiVo because it's been on there forever, which turned out to be an interesting flick in that I've seen another version of (Original Sin), as it's based on a novel called Waltz Into Darkness.  The basic plot is that a man's mail order bride turns out to not be who she claims, and once he comes to terms with her criminal past they embark on an uneasy life of crime together, neither of them fully trusting the other.  The newer version starred Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas, while this one features Jean-Paul Belmondo and Catherine Deneuve as the ill-fated couple, directed by Francois Truffaut.  It's a decent enough movie, but I honestly never really 'got' how much the couple was meant to care about one another, which is a big part of why we're meant to accept that they'd continue to risk their own lives to still be together at certain turns in the film. Oh well, it's a decent flick to spend an afternoon with.

The wife returned about midway through the film after running the Yorkie into the 'shop' for the inevitable dose of medicine and we visited for a bit, then settled the dog so that she and the wife could nap for a bit in the late afternoon.

I eventually stepped back out to hit up the local books, music and video outlet just for kicks, where I turned up a couple movies as well as a magazine and a book, then I dropped off the recycling and headed back home to work on the blog for a bit and maybe take a pass at the various nerdlists.

Back at the house, I spent some time on the web until the wife eventually joined me to work on some e-mails of her own, then we stepped back out to fetch our dinner so that we could relax for the evening.

Not As Bad As All That, But Not
As Good As Casino Royale
We ate while giving Quantum Of Solace a re-watch (which held up fairly well, some final act clunkiness aside) and somewhat studiously ignoring the presidential election results, then called it something of an early night after checking in to make sure that things were going the way we hoped that they would.

Once she retired to the bedroom the wife watched the election returns a bit further and I popped in and out of coverage while on the web, pleased to finally see that Obama had won the re-election, a turn that I found amazingly relieving, as Romney just seemed like an oily scumbag from the word go, just from looking at him, and his weird-ass religious beliefs honestly make me nervous, if we have to get right down to it.  Extremely happy that I don't have to worry about him and his ass backwards beliefs setting the country back by several decades.

When I finally found it streaming on the web I have to admit that Obama's acceptance speech moved me to tears, which is pretty amazing; the man is a fine orator.

Afterward I spent time talking with a few online pals, then amusingly noticed that one of the Hairdressers (who has been stumping for Romney's stupid campaign with idiotic shares and poorly spelled iPhone posts for the past few weeks)  has now completely deactivated her Facebook account after one person (not me, mind you) had asked if she was serious about voting for the guy. Way to stick to your beliefs; I didn't get what I wanted and now I'm taking my ball and going home.

I'm out kids.

Be seeing you.


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