It's been a very long and very expensive week. I'm so so tired, I can't wait to just sleep in tomorrow. (Funny how sleeping until 8 or 9 now counts and feels like "sleeping in".) I'm so happy I got my laundry done yesterday -- if I know I have it waiting for me to do on Saturday, I can't sleep in and get up early (7-ish or so) to do it.
Weekend plans, in no special order:
Play Animal Crossing
To me, that is the very best and my most favorite type of weekend. See no people except maybe a delivery person, nice and quiet, no stress, nothing I *have* to do.
At the moment, 50% of California is Hispanic. Sometimes it seems the majority of people in California speak Spanish. By next year, Hispanics *will* be the majority here.
I get pissed off when people speak in Spanish. Part of it is that I always think they're talking about me, and part of it is that I think if you're in America you should speak English, darned it.
I've been rethinking things. I've not considered learning a new language in a long time, and if I ever went back to a language I figured it'd be German, since I did know some at some point long ago. However, Spanish is sort of poking at my brain. Part of it has to do with my interest in the whole gang culture, but the other part of it is... I guess just accepting things. Spanish isn't going to stop being spoken here. I can continue to grump and bitch and shake my fist, but what good would that do?
Since it's on, and since I have nothing else to do, I'm watching the movie. I'm about an hour and a half into it as of now.
I'm somewhat relieved that, unlike with Harry Potter, that I'm maintaining my 'eh'-ness about it. I know people will want to beat me for this, but my general opinion so far is: It's a good way to kill an evening I have nothing else to do with. My biggest issue with it is that it's very, very, very, very long and slow. An hour and a half in, and the fellowship just got together.
It does have some cool effects. The horses-water/flood part was cool as heck. I love the black horses to death.
Chia and others lust over Legolas; I'm just totally, 100%-ly not seeing that. He's a pretty boy, he does nothing for me. Sorry, girls. :) Aragorn is a lot closer to doing it for me, especially when he came charging back after the idiot hobbits lit a /fire/ while trying to /hide/ at /night/. (Idiots.) I missed who the other human is with the party (B-something), but he's pretty cute, too.
Two hours in: These damned hobbits are making more trouble for the party than the bad guys. They'd be smart to just kill them all off and go on alone (except Frodo, who seems to have a knack for getting himself killed). Sheesh. Yes, let's touch the skeletons and knock it into the well and bring the bad guys running. Ever so smart of you, sir.
Ending: Arg! That's not an ending! You can't end a movie without an ending! Bah. The second half was better than the first by a lot. They should have cut the first hour off the movie and it would have been a lot better.
Aragorn is one sexy man, yes yes.
And I hate to admit it, but the idiot hobbits sort of grew on me.
And I hate to admit it, but now I sort of want to see the second part. Bah. :P