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A merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate, and a good day to everyone else.



Nina and me, giving kissy faces to everyone. :D

Well, I was going to try to do some writing, but I got a sore, tickly throat on Monday morning, started sneezing Monday afternoon, and had a full-blown head cold by Monday night. What a suckfest. It's pretty much run its course, but it made writing impossible. :( And I don't get sick often; it always feels like my body hates me [such a drama queen]. I pumped myself full of echinacea and vitamin C and tried to get as much sleep as I could. Not too much of a surprise - I was run down from work and not eating enough fruits and veg and there was crud going around anyway. BAH.

But I left work with a clean slate and a clean conscience and a bunch of gifts to be opened tomorrow evening when I get home from the family celebration. That's nice. :D

Yesterday I went to see Rogue One with my sister. Mostly, I really enjoyed it.

I was very annoyed by the lack of women in the cast. We counted four women pilots, Mon Mothma, the other rebel alliance woman councillor, and Jyn...seriously? Jesus.

I did love Jyn. Wonderful character, and Felicity Jones did a marvelous job. Also loved Bohdi Rook, the Imperial pilot [wanted his backstory, he was so sad] and the blind sorta-Jedi and his companion. Also Mads Mikkelsen, who I like even though he never, ever changes his expression. Ever.

The story was good, thematically, and the denouement pleased me very, very much indeed. At the very end I was all "Ahhhhhhhhh."



I want to see Hidden Figures and Manchester by the Sea, also Arrival. On TV I plan to watch Black Mirror and The Crown. This week while I was ill I watched Big Eyes with Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz and was genuinely confused by Christoph Waltz's performance. Was he trying to chew the scenery that hard, or...? Anyway, I liked it all right. Sort of mundane for a Tim Burton movie except that the film sort of dances around Margaret Keane's true reason for painting those creepy-kitschy big-eyed kids. I also watched the documentary Minimalism and enjoyed it. I'm no minimalist myself, not with my attachment to possessions, but I do try to consume thoughtfully for the most part.

*

Today I caught up on chores - laundry and cleaning. I baked some chicken for the week as well. Still didn't feel tip-top, so didn't take Miss Nina for a walk. Poor thing, I've been neglecting her exercise. It's a good thing she goes to my sister's during the week and runs about, otherwise she'd just be lying around all day. :(

Now the house is clean, I've watched It's a Wonderful Life and MST3K's Santa Claus and The Lion in Winter - it's time to crack open the bottle of Rogue Cow Cookies and Cream liqueur I got from one of the profs and catch up on tumblr, then fold a little laundry and head to bed with a book. Tomorrow it's dinner and presents at my sister's house.

So long, and happy holidays. :)

Date: 2016-12-25 05:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sian1359.livejournal.com
Best of the season to you, sweetie.

Date: 2016-12-28 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splix.livejournal.com
Thank you! *mwah*

Date: 2016-12-25 07:24 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] lauramcewan.livejournal.com
Merry Christmas, lovelies.

Date: 2016-12-28 01:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splix.livejournal.com
The very same to you! :D

Date: 2016-12-25 09:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluegerl.livejournal.com
Sounds like you've got it all worked out. ANd thanks for the lovely piccie... I like the golden 'crown' hat!

And I'm happy that the cold has gone.

Have a ball kiddo, and just ENJOY it all... See you in the New Year probably???? Lots of YOU??

Best of Hugs me darlin' and bless you.....

Date: 2016-12-28 01:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splix.livejournal.com
That's actually my Loki hat! [livejournal.com profile] sneezer222 knitted it for me when I was horribly sick. The horns have gone a bit awry over the years though so I have had to pin them back. :D

Yes indeed, see you in the New Year! Best of health and love to you!! xoxox

Date: 2016-12-25 04:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tsarina.livejournal.com
Bodhi Rook is my favorite.

But yes, we really could have used some more women.

Merry Christmas my friend.

Date: 2016-12-28 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splix.livejournal.com
He was great! Overall I really loved the film. :D

Merry Christmas to you. <3

Date: 2016-12-25 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-little-owl.livejournal.com
Happy holidays to you, too! And get better soon!

Date: 2016-12-28 01:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splix.livejournal.com
Thank you, and the very same to you! I'm getting there. :D

Date: 2016-12-26 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] write-out.livejournal.com
Merry Christmas, my friend! I love that pic of you and Nina. (hugs)

Date: 2016-12-28 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splix.livejournal.com
Aw, same to you, sweetness! She is much more photogenic than I am. :D

xoxoxox

Date: 2016-12-28 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] magnetic-pole.livejournal.com
Happy holidays, S! This is your week off, right? Enjoy! And I hope you're feeling better by now! M.

Date: 2016-12-28 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splix.livejournal.com
Thank you, and same to you, M! Yes, it's my week off. I am CHILLING. It's faaaaaaaabulous! And I am feeling much better, thank you. :D

Date: 2016-12-29 06:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daasgrrl.livejournal.com
Also Mads Mikkelsen, who I like even though he never, ever changes his expression. Ever.

...oh, dear. You realise now I'm going to be watching out for this forever more XD

I did see Arrival (love Amy Adams - anyone who sings and dances with Muppets is automatically given a plus). It was... interesting. Half of me thought it was great and gripping, and the other half thought it was completely ridiculous. The two have yet to be reconciled :)

Date: 2016-12-31 04:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splix.livejournal.com
It's true!! People call BC lizardy, but MM is also lizardy in that he always has that flat, unblinking affect. Still, I like him. What are you gonna do.

Huh. You're the only person I know who didn't entirely love Arrival. I'm still keen to see it - maybe now even more so to see what you thought was ridiculous. :)

Date: 2016-12-31 05:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daasgrrl.livejournal.com
Just to say I realise I commented when you were probably feeling a bit down, and I hope you're okay *pats*

Hee - I do rather agree re Mikkelsen, in all respects *g*

Huh. You're the only person I know who didn't entirely love Arrival.

Oh, dear. I originally started writing more about the disconnect in my experience, but didn't want to bias you. I expect I'll post about it at some stage, but keen to hear what you think :)

Date: 2016-12-31 05:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] splix.livejournal.com
I am okay, thank you. :) Of course, I now have a raging UTI, which is absolutely delightful! Good times! Whoohoo! Christ.

Ah, no worries! It's not in the theaters any longer here, grump - I'm going to see if it's at the second-run houses. I always enjoy your reviews!

Date: 2016-12-31 05:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daasgrrl.livejournal.com
Oh, god - been there a few times, and they are the most uncomfortable things ever. I hope you shake it soon :/

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