Monday, March 08, 2010

Why is a raven like a writing desk?

I had a busy and very pleasant weekend, but it definitely tired me out, hence I've been completely useless tonight. I should be cleaning/doing laundry/starting to get ready to pack, but I'm exhausted. I still have three nights, right? That's the motto of the procrastinator.

So why not do a weekend rundown, shall we? On Friday night, I spent the evening working on some pages for a scrapbook. One of the traditions of my group of friends from high school (aka the Group of 9), is to make a scrapbook when someone gets married. Well, my pal Teresa got married last week in Costa Rica, so we're working on getting her scrapbook ready before her reception. (Don't worry G of 9ers who read this, she doesn't read my blog, so I'm not spoiling anything.) Anyway, I spent my Friday digging through boxes of photos and stuff to get the pages together, and it was actually quite enjoyable. I never spend time going through old stuff, and it's a good to be forced to do it every once in awhile, because it reminds me how lucky I am to have had piles of fun in my high school and university days.

On Saturday, I enjoyed sleeping in, and then I met up with some pals for a lovely brunch at a very nice French restaurant in my neighbourhood. The weather was so lovely, that I was tempted to suggest that we eat on the patio, as some people actually were, but I'm smart enough not to be fooled by the sun and mild temperatures: it's not quite patio weather yet. Yet.

After brunch, I picked up the Zipcar I booked, and then ran home to pack up Miss Rilo Kitty and her accessories so I could drive her to St. Ratford to be watched by my parents while I'm in France. (Holy deja vu from the summer, eh?) Anyway, she was pretty grumpy during the car ride, as expected. She was crying a lot, but got quiet once I was well outside of the city. Once I arrived at my parents, she seemed to remember where she was, and settled in nicely.

That evening, I went to drop off my scrapbook pages at the house of the scrapbook organizer (my pal Christa) and we spent sometime watching a long DVD of photos from my friend Sandra's wedding that I was MC at this summer. It was pretty fun, and pretty much all I was up to, since I was pretty tired from the drive.

Sunday morning I spent some more time with my parents, said goodbye to Rilo, and hit the road. I had a great drive back with little traffic and made it back to Toronto in good time. I had evening plans to see Alice in Wonderland, so I had to get ready and run off downtown shortly after I got back home.

I really liked the movie. I'm a huge Tim Burton fan, so anything in his style makes me automatically happy. It's like an update of the Disney cartoon version: Alice is a young woman in this movie, and they make reference to visiting Wonderland before when she was young. Anyway, I enjoyed the movie a lot and loved Johnny Depp (of course). I especially liked that Alice kicked some ass at the end of movie, and it made me think about how I'm so over fairy tales where girls get rescued by princes. Eff that. It's so much better when they go out swinging and then take control of their own lives. This Alice in Wonderland is definitely a movie that's great for girls to see, imho. And I totally did not, did not, download the Avril Lavigne song that plays at the end of the movie. Especially after I made fun of it to my movie pal.

Anyway, after the movie I stayed out kind of late (for a school night) having tea, but I made it home just in time to catch the end of the Oscars. I wasn't into the Oscars this year because I haven't seen many of the movies at all (except for Precious, and Up!). I mean, I haven't even seen Avatar yet. Am I the last person who hasn't see that? Probably.

Unfortunately the weekend ended, and I had to drag myself to work this morning, where someone was already looking for me frantically as the day began. Super.

Hope you all have good weeks, and I'll check from the midst of cleaning/packing hell sometime this week. Yes, yes, I know... poor baby is going to France and has to pack. Wah. STFU Christielli.


rawbean said...

My sister-in-law and I watched the Oscars and she has the best commentary through out. We were saying that the Oscars should have a commentator like sports events do. They would have said "Ohhh Sarah Jessica Parker's gonna wish she looked in a mirror before coming out, she's got some wind-swept hair going on down there."

Poor SJP

Anonymous said...

I remember what weekends were like, no wait, I don't remember at all.

I am not in favour of Sandra winning. Now every time they say her name for some bullcrap movie, they are going to say "Starring Sandra Bullock, Academy Award Winner". So lame. And I'm sick of Johhny Depp doing "Johnny Depp" movies all the time. They are all the same, can we see him in a romantic comedy, or a thriller? I'm going to stop ranting now.

Good luck with the packing! :)

wigsf said...

so, why is a raven like a writing desk?

c'mon, I need to know. Alphonse never told the punchline.

yrautca said...

Sounds like an action-packed weekend for you. I was home with parents and it was definitely boring in comparison.

Claire said...

Loving the G of 9 abbreviation, honey. Sounds like exciting times, for sure! :-)


Miss Ash said...

EEK France in T minus 3 days and you haven't packed???

I'm dying to see Alice in Wonderland as I'm a HUGE Burton fan too! I love how quirky his movies are and of course Depp never disappoints! Glad you had fun at the movie :)