Good evening Lj readers,
how are things? Here they have been snowy.
Here is the cardboard box of the day :
* From the desk of Geoff
Things have been well here. Just earlier today we got our first 'real' snow of the season, following a relatively mild weather (at points being, literally, in the 60's!). Of course certainly not surprising that it is snowing.
Last week I celebrated my birthday @ Spaghetti Warehouse
. A fun time! Chris, Ryan, Tony, Scott, John and a boy John is seeing (Bryan - unrelated to another Brian he and I know) all attended. Courtesy a birthday coupon from their mailing list, I was nicely able to eat for free too. Everybody even sang the copyrighted happy birthday song, haha.
I passed out some scratch-off lottery tickets as party favors, as I do if there is a birthday party etc. John's friend Bryan won $3, and there were two extras. I scratched them off and... won $4! woo
* LJ updates
I had noticed a while ago that an old associate (AlectheGreat) was posting his Twitter
feeds here on Livejournal as well. I wasn't sure how to get that feature, but thankfully the help section of this site helped. For those who would like to add it to their entries, you can visit the extensions
page, log in and set the preferences to 'yes' (one can also post one's entries to Facebook
, if one likes, and from Instagram
as well). Just a good way to cross-post everything platform-wise.
* Hail, Caesar!
(part 1 of 2)
A still from the Coen bros. latest film of star Hobie Doyle, played by actor Alden Ehrenreich.
* Hail, Caesar!
(part 2 of 2)
Courtesy a free pass, I was recently able to nicely see an advance screening of this particular movie, the latest from the famous sibling duo (on my actual birthday, as well!). A wonderful send up of the by-gone days of Hollywood ("before there was a TV in each living room", as one character describes it), we spot the visual archetypes : the private eye, the studio backlots that seem to stretch on indefinitely, the lavishly-large sets.
A loose connection of stories, "western pic" star Hobie (pictured above) gets "recast" in a 'parlor room' movie adaptation of an acclaimed stage play, something he has no idea how to translate acting-wise. Elsewhere gossip is managed, dance numbers happen and the studio even gets blackmailed ("take the $100,000 out of petty cash", the main character helpfully suggests, hinting at how ridiculously-wealthy the studio is).
Refreshingly essentially PG-rated (no violence or unclothed people!) ; the kind of movie that looks great on the big screen. I may have to see this one again at some point.
* Misc. other
Some other small things, for which I am thankful : the 'suggested videos' the Youtube
channel on my Roku
pulls up. 99 cents for a dozen large eggs (this week @ Aldi's
, woo!). organizing and donating many things to Good Will
as part of my semi-annual deep house cleaning. nice neighbors. World Market
nicely reinstating their "free $10 for your birthday" promotion.
Okay. Have a good evening!