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29 April 2012 @ 09:09 pm
Catching up  
Weekend's just about over *sigh*.

Yesterday just teemed with rain all day, it was quite miserable. Started the day with a vet appointment; little Ziggy has developed what feels like a swollen gland under his jaw but vet is concerned it could be something sinister, as he had a mass removed from his tongue before he came to live with me. Still, two full days on antibiotics now and I'm sure it's smaller than it was, so I'm pretty certain that it was just an infection.

Was supposed to vote in the local council elections yesterday but it was so wet and cold. Bad enough I had to do my grocery shopping in the afternoon, I could easily have stayed home for the rest of the day. Had coffee with a friend while I was at the mall, which was nice.

Then today I went to see The Avengers. What fun! Don't expect any world-changing ideas, just go along for the ride and you'll love it. There's quite a few laugh-out-loud moments interspersed with some serious butt-kicking, of each other and of the enemy. The special effects in 3D were pretty amazing too.
And because this is highly relevant to the above: The Avengers TimeLine.
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
Strike while the irony is hot: [MISC] IRONMAN BUMPdraycevixen on April 29th, 2012 02:10 pm (UTC)

I hope that it does turn out that Ziggy just has an infection... you don't get to type that very often.

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the film. It's not even released here until next weekend which is pretty bizarre considering it's an American film.
miwahni: Iron Man repulsorsmiwahni on April 29th, 2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
I'm sure Ziggy's lump is smaller today so I'm thinking positively!
It IS weird that the film has been released just about everywhere but the US so far. It opened here last Wednesday and it's all that everyone at work could talk about. It's a lot of fun.
entropy_houseentropy_house on April 29th, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Here's hoping Ziggy is all better soon.

I'm going to TRY to see the Avengers. Just discovered there's a movie house not too far away from me which might be good. The nearest theater is useless-- honestly, they refuse to even let you in the building if they don't feel like running the movie!
miwahni: Iron Man repulsorsmiwahni on April 29th, 2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
I'm pretty sure we're not looking at a worst-case scenario with Ziggy, thanks for your good wishes.
they refuse to even let you in the building if they don't feel like running the movie! That's a novel approach to operating a business. How on earth do they manage to keep their doors open?

Have to say, too, that a whole heap of fanfic just got jossed. I won't add any spoilers but I do hope you get to go see it when it opens.

entropy_houseentropy_house on April 29th, 2012 08:51 pm (UTC)
I haven't been able to figure out what's going on with that movie house. It's part of a chain, so apparently profitable locations are paying the bills on this one, but doesn't anyone look at the books?

I was expecting a lot of stuff to get Jossed. I am currently working on a AU and intend to do my best to ignore reality-- it usually works best for me that way.

OH! If I go, I hope I remember to wear my arc reactor t-shirt- wonder if it'll give enough light for me to take notes... doubt I would be able to take my attention from the screen long enough to write, tho.
miwahni: Iron Man repulsorsmiwahni on April 30th, 2012 10:45 am (UTC)
When working on an AU, reality is your enemy! *g* I've seen the posting go up, but thought I'd wait until it was complete before I started reading.
You MUST wear your arc reactor t-shirt, that would be so cool! But you won't be taking notes, you'll be glued to the screen. Plus it's in 3D so you'd be taking off/ putting on your glasses all the time.
entropy_houseentropy_house on April 30th, 2012 12:40 pm (UTC)
I don't know if my local theaters play it in 3-D. The last 3-D movie (HUGO) I went to (at another movie house than the one I intend to try) wasn't in 3-D.

I don't really need light to see as I'm used to waking up, grabbing a notepad and scribbling story ideas blindly, but yeah, I will almost certainly barely remember to *breathe* let alone think of anything else.

The story is going really, really slow. *ptui* Sometimes it just takes forever before it'll settle down in my mind. I HOPE I have the general shape of it before I see the movie. So far it's all set-up & character interaction.
miwahni: Iron Man repulsorsmiwahni on April 30th, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
The last 3-D movie I went to...wasn't in 3-D.
Could you have gone to a 2D screening session by mistake? The Avengers is being screened as both; the 3D screening cost $13.00 and the 2D session cost $8.50. Or maybe the 3D glasses weren't working properly? I have trouble keeping them in place over my prescription glasses, but without the prescription glasses the screen is just one big blur.
entropy_house: Tony Starkentropy_house on April 30th, 2012 09:11 pm (UTC)
Sorry, I said that confusingly- what I meant was that the 3-D option wasn't available- the theater only ran the regular film.

I haven't begun checking to see what's available, went out today to do my banking & pick up some groceries & now I'm too sleepy to think so am just reading fic.