Movie Shame On Haunted Hill
The wife had a mailing that she was to send out, so I offered to drop it off while I was out, then finally got the car packed up with everything and headed out on my errands. I hit the bank and the Post Office, then ran a couple of birthday related errands, during one of which I managed to forget one of two items I meant to buy in a store, which made me feel like a real dumbass when I was in the car driving away and also gave me yet another stop in my already fairly busy morning. Oh well, fuck my plans and orderly list. I eventually got everything taken care of and picked up a burger for my lunch before heading home to unload a few things and enjoy my food.
Since the wife was out of the house I took the time to lay out her small gift of the day and then chilled in the den with an episode of Being Human off the TiVo.
The wife returned and we caught up on her day thus far, then she chilled while I finished my show. She also let me know that the Middle Sister was going to be dropping off the Nephew for a few hours this evening, as she and her husband had to attend her DWI classes together. This revelation was a real turd in the punchbowl for my day, as I was looking forward to an evening with the wife and dog, catching up on some television or what have you. I also love that the MS's shitty behavior & losing her license has now led to collateral damage ruining not only my night, but her on again, off again husband's as well as the wife and her kid. Her DUI's are like the gift that keeps on giving. FML.
I spent an hour or so with some jazz and a periodical in the Library, then decided I'd try to sneak in a Movie Shame Monday selection before we were invaded by the In-Laws. I popped in House On Haunted Hill, the original from 1959, as I wasn't certain that I had ever watched the film in its entirety, or just became familiar with it via all the various key clips that you see in horror retrospectives and things like that. I was a little over halfway through this film when the dog starts going apeshit because the In-Laws are here about an hour early, which means I'm losing 3 hours of my night now, because superfantastic. Bah.
The two parents hung around for about 30 minutes visiting with the wife, who was planning to take the Nephew to Chuck E Cheese or something, but the kid balked at that suggestion, as he wanted to hang out here and play with our Wii. I sighed inwardly at this point, as the Wii lives in the den, which effectively fucks my movie watching plans in the ass. We finally get the MS and Brother In Law out the door, then I eject my movie and tell the wife I'm moving into the bedroom to finish it while they play around with the Wii in the den.
The wife gave me the pleading eyes because she knew I was agitated, but I honestly can't not be irritated by all this, I'm like a bird rousted from it's nest.
I finished the movie, which was enjoyable and still has a few truly creepy bits, especially that strange white haired woman who glides around as if pulled along on a skateboard, she's still freaky all these years later.
I paused at this point to hop online and update the blog with another post, as I have been gaining on it as much as I can because the Blogger change will happen for good after the 1st of May and I don't know if the drafts I have written will publish registering the proper days. I'm sure this is a concern to no one but myself, but kiss my ass, I need things to obsess over and give me a reason to get out of bed.
The wife came in and we spoke briefly about my irritations, which I assured her weren't at her, but with the stupid fucking situation, which isn't necessarily any better in the long run, but I like to at least make the distinction. We discussed dinner, and agreed on pizza for delivery, as it seemed easier than getting out to brave the weird weather that was blowing through. It kept threatening rain, but mostly what we got was wind and some dirt blowing around. Typical.
Since I was still trapped in the bedroom, I started another movie off the To-Watch Pile, popping in the Blu-ray of Trollhunter for a look at long last. It's a 'found footage' style film in which a film crew starts following around what they first suspect is a bear poacher, but the mysterious hunter turns out to be the sole line of defense in Norway to keep the trolls in line. The CGI is used rather well, blending really well into the handheld footage, and it's a pretty fun little flick all the way around. I paused in the middle of it to go and grab some pizza when it arrived, as well as helping get the Nephew settled at the kitchen table to eat. The wife paused her envelope stuffing and ate with the boy, watching YouTube clips on his iPad to pass the time.
The In-Laws returned earlier than expected, but naturally hung around for a bit as well, so I figured the hell with it and stayed in the bedroom to finish my movie until after they had split.
The wife and I reflected on the evening, which had left her rattled in spite of me assuring her that I wasn't upset with her, as she really feels for the kid in the situation, regardless of what sort of jackassery his parents are getting up to.
We watched a few things off the TiVo while the wife worked some more on her mailing, then we finally called it a night around 10:30 and I put her and the Yorkie to bed, then got started on this post.
Be seeing you.