Thursday, February 14, 2008

Parting shots

About to leave for the day and go shopping for -- yay!! -- fondue. I am so excited about tonight, you have no idea. My only regret is I didn't have the time to make a love music mix, but I may try to swing it last-minute. A few last thoughts before I take off for my festival of cheese.

Very pretty 3191s here and here.

Last night Justin and I saw Annie Hall at the Red Vic. I had only seen it once before, when I was pretty young, and I didn't remember it at all. I was surprised this time around by how much I liked it. I laughed a lot, and I *got* it this time around. (Woody Allen brings to mind Jack Black's comment about Stevie Wonder in "High Fidelity" -- "Is it in fact unfair to criticize a formerly great artist for his latter-day sins? Is it better to burn out than to fade away?")

I really enjoyed this clip. I actually understood the joke about the New York Review of Books (at 1:20):

Plus you can't argue with the last monologue, appropriate on this day:

I thought of that old joke, y'know, the, this... this guy goes to a psychiatrist and says, "Doc, uh, my brother's crazy; he thinks he's a chicken." And, uh, the doctor says, "Well, why don't you turn him in?" The guy says, "I would, but I need the eggs." Well, I guess that's pretty much now how I feel about relationships; y'know, they're totally irrational, and crazy, and absurd, and... but, uh, I guess we keep goin' through it because, uh, most of us... need the eggs.

The other thing I'm enjoying love-wise today (besides fondue tonight, friends, Rachel's MSCL Valentines, my new shirt from Target, and a busy good day at work) is a clip from Veronica Mars' second season. I've posted it here before, but I had it on my away message all day and got some old friends checking in just to muse over how awesome Veronica and Logan are (not always in that order). Mom, consider this a 2nd season spoiler, and don't watch it. (Same for other Veronica Mars newbies.)

Orges even sent me a link to this "Top 20 TV Couples" page, which places LoVe (the name for VEronica and LOgan coined by YouTube fanatics who make compilation videos of the best LoVe moments) at 10. It's got a few other classics (JAM, obvi, and Buffy and Angel) as well. Yes, consider me easily amused.


D said...

love you Em. ANnie Hall is by far the best thing Woody Allens done. you really need to cut him some slack after all. Makes me want to watch it again. Happy Valentines day!
Oh wait, His " MAnhattan " is really good too, oh yeah, "bananas" is funny also.

Anonymous said...

sara says...
forgot how much i love veronica mars. also, how much i like that song. i feel like i kind of want to have that as the recessional at my hypothetical wedding.