Monday, August 07, 2006

New Tires

Things done this weekend:

-Watched Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby with Astrid and Winston. Funny movie with really committed performances. Grade: B-

-Ran 8 miles in 1 hour and 15 minutes. Not a bad run considering I didn't get home until 1:30 AM from the movie and didn't fall asleep until after 2. Four hours later I had to get up for the trek to the Rose Bowl. The run was uncomfortable and exhausting, but the weather, at least, was nice for once.

-Took my Mom, sister, niece and nephew to Griffith Park for my cousin's son's birthday. All I wanted to do the whole time I was there was to curl up somewhere and nap. I was so tired. As soon as I got home from the party, around 4:30, I took a nice two-hour nap.

-Watched Vera Drake on DVD. I've had the DVD for weeks now, and Netflix just kept on charging me $19.99/month anyway. It's a terrific film that offers no easy answers. Now I can return it and start making a dent on my queue. I still have The Best of Youth to watch. Hopefully I can get to it soon. The thought of watching a six-hour film is just intimidating, though.

-Replaced the tires on my car. I had to wait for three hours while they did, so I headed to the mall and walked around. Bought some socks, looked at sunglasses for running, and had a nice cup of coffee. I thought of seeing The Descent but the showtime didn't work out.

-Watched Final Destination 3. I really like these movies. The gruesome deaths can be clever, but I felt like I was watching porn. I couldn't wait to get to the death scenes but grew impatient with the connecting scenes.

-Now it's 1:45 AM and I'm actually going to sleep relatively early. I'm going to go into work at noon tomorrow and will take a yoga class in the morning. After work I'll try to get in to the free Little Ones show at Spaceland.

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