Monday, May 31, 2004
The Triplets of Belleville
is unlike any other movie I've seen. It's incredibly visually engaging, but that's really about it. The story is interesting, but I have a feeling that it's only that fascinating because of how it was told. It's a strange story too, something that looks like a dream, with loose associations and jumpy lines. I would watch it again but it's not something I would want to own. Well maybe it is. Let's just see how much it turns out to be on previously viewed. Plus, I'm going to have to get the edition that has -some- English in it. This one, while it professed to have English audio and subtitles didn't. It was all in French. Not that there was all that much dialogue in the movie, it was easy enough to follow along, still there were some parts where it would have been nice to understand what they were saying.
Jim's dad left after the movie because he wasn't feeling well. That was not going to stop us from preparing and enjoying the planned dessert though. The idea was that I would blend all the frozen berries that were in our freezer with cream and then re-freeze it. Then we would eat this sorbet-type ice-cream with melted semi-sweet chocolate. Great idea and it worked...eventually. I broke two pins off the base of my blender because I wasn't careful as I was trying to shake up the carafe. So now instead of having five pins that fit into spots in the motor that would turn the blade there are only three. My scraper got ground into the mixture as I was trying to push the fruits that were at the top towards the spinning blade. I lost grip and it went down. Don't give me that look either, I've done this dozens of times and I know how to do it so that that doesn't happen. It just so happened last night. Luckily there wasn't much in the blender at the time, everything had to be thrown out.
The kitchen is in complete and absolute destruction because there's bits of blended berries everywhere, there's the mess from the massive breakfast and dinner that I cooked. To add to the chaos, the clean dishes that were drying on the rack is also covered in bits of berries and chocolate. Due to the fact that I'm unemployed, it's up to me to whip this place into shape. I'm just so absolutely thrilled. I have better get started soon too just because I have linguistics homework that I have to tackle and I agreed to meet someone before class to compare answers and notes. Then again, perhaps there are more important things to do. Writing this entry, for example. *sigh* I guess there's nothing more to do except to hop to it. The bedroom's been a mess for a while and it's only because there's Mary Kay products all over it. Technically, that makes it my fault. I'm just wondering how to locate illegal immigrants to offer them gainful employment. Oh well, until then I guess I'll just have to do my own housework.
posted by Joie! at