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Things I learned yesterday

Let your family and friends know how much you appreciate them. Is there someone you're worried about? Tell that person you're worried. Give him or her a chance to lay those burdens down for a while. There may not be anything you can do, but do what you can, before it's too late.

And also? I learned that Cold Mountain is indeed a sucky movie, but that I can stare at Jude Law quite happily for a very, very long time.

Finally? Small town parties are scary.


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Mar. 7th, 2004 08:25 am (UTC)
Yep. Like my mom told me a long time ago: Keep short accounts.

And? Cold Mountain does suck like a sucking thing. sigh. I expected better, Jude Law notwithstanding.
Mar. 7th, 2004 08:28 am (UTC)
*hugs you*

You actually count as someone I haven't spoken to who I've thought about *hard*. You are appreciated, and I'm not Ms. Talky, but if you ever need someone you know where to find me. I'll be here.
Mar. 7th, 2004 09:09 am (UTC)
Scary small town parties...

Welcome to the joys of BFE!

At least you don't have wild animals in your yard.
Mar. 7th, 2004 11:28 am (UTC)
Ha! Do foxes, rabbits and snakes count as wild? Haven't seen a 'coon yet. But we scraped a bat off the fireplace last night for some predinner fun...

Yeah, I so live where you do but in the Southeast.

*hugs you*
Mar. 7th, 2004 11:53 am (UTC)

did you say BAT?

Ick, had der fledermaus as a visitor in the house twice this summer. Thank goodness for cats who summarily take them out.

Haven't had foxes, but a coyote traipsed up our driveway Friday morning.
Mar. 7th, 2004 09:25 am (UTC)
And *you* are appreciated, Chris! :-) [hugs]
Mar. 7th, 2004 11:28 am (UTC)
*hugs Lori back*

Are you home? I've been following yours and Gwynega's travels...
Mar. 7th, 2004 09:45 am (UTC)
Wow, I think I'm the only person I know (online, at least) who loved Cold Mountain. Oh well. At least everyone agrees with me about Jude Law. :-)

And yes, wise words, both about sharing one's feelings, and small town parties. ;-)

BTW, your hard work on Writercon is much appreciated, as is your encouraging presence. ::hugs::
Mar. 7th, 2004 11:32 am (UTC)
Cold Mountain could have been better, and maybe sucks is a little harsh. There were some good scenes, but it felt too predictable. At the very least, they could have surprised me with his living and skipped the 'has his war child and lives on' part... I think I'd enjoy the book, though. And *major* Guh for Jude Law.

Thanks for the thanks -- I'm really doing okay, I promise! I'll post more in a separate post now that I have permission.
Mar. 7th, 2004 09:50 am (UTC)

Many things in small towns are scary. And I was related to a lot of them in the village I grew up in. ;-)
Mar. 7th, 2004 11:33 am (UTC)
::hugs back::

This town I am related to none of them, and at least at this one they had actual alcohol...
Mar. 7th, 2004 11:46 am (UTC)
Someday I'll sit and communicate properly at the keyboard rather than through LJ.

Rick Springfield has a new album out! hee!
Mar. 7th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC)

Really? The last one kinda sucked a bit. Not that I care...
Mar. 8th, 2004 03:17 pm (UTC)
Hi, sorry...just had to say, Cold Mountain bad? I kinda thought it was totally amazing.

What did you think sucked about it?
Mar. 8th, 2004 03:40 pm (UTC)
Hmm. Well, it was a pretty movie visually speaking, but I felt short changed in many ways. Perhaps my expectations were too high. I didn't feel a connection with Nicole Kidman's character at all, though I did feel some sympathy for Jude Law's character. At every turn it was *far* too predictable, and I felt cheated by that fact. Kept waiting for them to surprise me. The ending, in particular, felt cliched. I guess I've seen too many civil war movies, but when the story being told in a movie is utterly predictable, it needs greatness in terms of character connection to keep me happy, and this one just didn't. I also felt the pacing was off, dragging far too little plot out for way too long as a way to get more gorgeous scenery on screen. Overall, it was a fair movie, but given the press that preceded it, it rates a "wait for HBO" on my meter.
Mar. 8th, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC)
Hmm..I sat and cried the whole way through for all the characters. I do agree the ending was seen way before it happened, but I don't know. I didn't think the plot lacked, I just thought it was brilliant.

Anyway, thanks for replying so quick *g*
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