Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Is "Tripodial" a Word?

Spent the fourth with Tom “Denial is a River in Egypt” Cruise and a gaggle of scary robot things that sound like dying elephants -- yup, I saw “War of the Worlds,” and my gawd, FUN! Well, it wasn’t exactly fun shelling out five bucks for a child-size cup of Coke, but the film was mag, just brill (think I’ll shorten all adjectives during this post -- hope you don’t mind), and I truly lost myself in Spielberg’s imagery, and I mean lost myself, as in my suspension of disbelief was so complete, by the film’s end I was just about worshipping Hubbard.

Gorgie special effects and hideo tripodial monsters combined with what I believe was a fine and true portrayal of Wells’ vision, good acting, and a shirtless Cruise made for one hell of crazy good time. The only thing that kept me from changing my name to Kirstie Cruise Travolta and flying off to L.A. with a wad of tithe burning a hole in my pants was the ending scene. Gagorama, man.

But I can forgive that considering this is Hollywood we’re talking about here, the magical place where everything sucks ass.

Speaking of magical places, all things in Ms. Loriland, although occasionally suckass as well, were lovely over the holiday weekend. I was, of course, as weird as ever, bordering on too weird, if you can imagine. How weird, you ask? Well, if you must know, I wept while watching a pregnant robin hunt for worms. Yes, I sat on my patio steps one morning with my coffee, and I communed with nature as I sucked on my Skydancer Menthol Lights 100s (cheap Internet brand of cigs), and it was beauty. Then Lar walked around the corner bearing a broken garden hose and a frustrated look upon his face, and the magic ended. “What’s wrong with you,” he asked, and I said, “The robin made me cry.” Lar’s jaw unclenched, and the hard line of his mouth softened. “Jesus,” he said, and then walked away.


At 12:35 PM, Blogger Katie said...

I would weep watching that robin too!

At 4:48 PM, Blogger J. Stephen Reid said...

Well, look at it this way. At least you didn't lock your keys in your car on the way to see your new wife's favorite band.

Yeah, she yelled at me in front of a full McDonald's, called me a loser. It was fun.

At 6:50 PM, Blogger Jas... said...

Can't wait to see WoftheW myself. I heard the ending sucked, so I might just sit throught he awesome part, then leave early so I can get out of the parking lot while everyone else is watching the ending!


At 11:46 PM, Anonymous Jeni said...

Ms. Lori you sound a bit hormonal crying over robins and all... got any chocolate around?

At 7:09 AM, Blogger Alexis said...

Ms. Lori -
It was the SkyDancer 1000's, you know they shut down parts of the brain that respond to foraging pregnant robins. . . I got yelled at in front of the whole pub for having a tab that hit 30 pound. Which is not a huge amount of money - but it made me cry anyway. xxxxx

At 8:21 AM, Blogger P.J.Backman said...

Okay, that's awfully adorable in a quirky kind of away. :) Good to see you back.

At 10:07 AM, Blogger Ms. Lori said...

Katie, you, me, a twelve pack, and the zoo -- we'll devastate the place for sure!

Joshie, awwww, sorry to hear that...loser. ;-)

Jas, don't be such a wimp -- stay till the end and witness the horror. Nail Boy. ;-0

Jeni, funny you should mention that...I just consumed an entire box of Pimm's (OMG, they're so yummy in my tummy).

Alexis, I wouldn't have yelled at you for such a silly thing -- I would, however, yell for not spending MORE!

Petah, mwah!


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