Even though it was Sunday
I had set the alarm so as not to sleep the day away, so I found myself rolling out of bed at 10:00 this morning to see what the wife and Yorkie
were up to in the kitchen. I touched base with them and got the house opened up for the day, taking the pup to grab the newspaper with me before I settled into the Office
and finished punching up last night's post. I spent some more time with the notes from a post back during our cruise last month
, then took the wife's order for an early lunch and headed out to pick up some Chinese
As I sat waiting for our food at the little take out window I happened to look around me and notice that I was the only fucking person (out of 3 customers) who wasn't wearing pajamas, so I kinda felt like an sap for not giving up on life completely
and just going out in public wearing what the fuck ever
, y'know? I'm not saying that I always put my best foot forward (because I'd be lying), but if I expect to encounter the other humans I generally tend to try and wear something that doesn't look like it's been slept in.
|Marriage, Misery, High|
School Friends. Plus Tits.
Back at the house the wife and I settled into the den and watched the final 'official' film in the American Pie
series (there have been several films under that moniker that don't feature the main characters, but take place in the same 'universe
' if you will), which was the 2012 film American Reunion
. It was a step up from the last film (American Wedding
), in that they kind of play down Stifler
's character a bit so that he's not as cartoonishly irritating as he was the last time around, and they apparently conned the entire cast of the original film into coming back this time around to wrap things up. It was a decent little watch and kept us entertained for the early afternoon, then the wife and pup crashed out for a nap in the bedroom.
I spent an hour and change in the Library
, reading and listening to some music, then I started kinda poking around the Media Closet
for something to watch off the To-Watch Pile
, finally settling on The Poker Club
, which I believe was a Big Lots
purchase awhile back, or something I'd used to pad out a Pawn Shop
'five for $10' deal.
As I was getting ready to chill for the movie I just so happened to look in on the stupid Simpsons game
that's been dead in the water for the past 10 days or so and was very pleasantly surprised to actually be able to sign into it for a change, so I took a few moments to run through there and perform the silly little tasks that'd been ignored for a week plus at this point, then finally got started watching the movie.
The Poker Club
|Gambling's For Suckers.|
is based on the Ed Gorman
novel of the same name and follows four friends who accidentally kill a burglar in one of their homes on the traditional poker night, then dump the body in a panic, as they've all been drinking and at least one dude is high on coke, which they feel will reflect poorly on them in the eyes of the investigating officers, y'know? The hook is that someone begins to follow them and make strange phone calls, which makes things increasingly dangerous as they try to stay out of the spotlight and keep their stories straight. I dug this one pretty well, especially since it made a point of subverting your expectations about certain reveals made within the first act. Decent little film, give it a look if you have the chance.
The wife had prepared a chicken dish and a couple sides for our dinner, so we tucked into that shortly after 6:30 or so, watching some Fox
animation re-runs to pass the time, then flipping over to catch the opening bits of the Oscars
, which were hosted by Seth MacFarlane
, a choice that seemed to irritate more people than it really should, but that's our whiny, nit-picking culture for you. He was more at home singing than anything else, as some of the jokes felt a bit blah, but overall I thought he was fine in what has to be something of a thankless task, in that you can't offend anyone, but you have to really put on a great show and try to blow everyone away with your hosting duties. Who in their right mind would want this job, but how could you pass on the gig, right? Anyway, we caught the first 30+ minutes of things, then flipped over to watch The Walking Dead
as it aired so no online assholes could ruin anything for me.
We moved on to the new Girls
, then Enlightened
before flipping back to see the end of the Oscars
, which was interesting enough. I don't bother with a lot of Oscar
bait stuff, but I was pleased that Tarantino
and Christoph Waltz
both grabbed awards for Django Unchained
, which was a nice surprise. It was also cute to see Jennifer Lawrence
be as flustered as she was for winning for Silver Linings Playbook
We called it a night after the show ended and I put the wife and pup to bed before starting this post. Oh, but before turning off the TV
I happened to see some of our local newscasters talking about the Oscars
, and one of these fucking idiots says that he "expects to see a lot more from Jennifer Lawrence
in the future", which irritated the hell out of me, because she's like, THE
star of the Hunger Games
franchise, y'know? This asshole is talking as if she might
be around in other stuff, as if she hasn't already made a gigantic fucking mark on pop culture already and he thinks
he'll see more of her. Yeesh. What a douchenozzle.
This is why I don't watch the local news.
I'm out kids.
Be seeing you.