Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Duct Sauce

My mother sent an email this morning with unthinkable news - she used duct tape... on a duct. I've personally never heard of such a thing, but I guess it's possible. I've used it on ducks before, and on pretty much everything else.

But never, EVER on ducts.

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We can all breathe a sigh of relief - Wal Mart's profits rose 11 percent this quarter.

Whew! I was worried for a while that people would stop patronizing Wal Mart, and begin buying from stores that sold QUALITY stuff. Thank GOD we still want cheap plastic shit, and haven't recognized that paying a little more for good stuff ends up being a more efficient purchase... and is far more satisfying.

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I saw "A Good Year" and "Stranger Than Fiction" last weekend. Violet and I attended a double feature, with a little mall shopping in between.

I've learned that either I'm just not very picky about movies - or reviewers are way TOO picky.

First, I was worried after reading the reviews of A Good Year, that it sounded like a tired retread of Under the Tuscan Sun. After seeing the movie, I realized that reviewers are pretty out-of-touch. Great flick, even though I don't like Russell Crowe.*

Stranger Than Fiction was a good movie, although just a little slow in places. The reviews were all really positive, so I guess I expected even more. Again, I need to stop reading reviews. All in all, it was a really good flick too. I highly recommend both.

And you should see them with someone at least half as charming, beguiling and sweet as Violet. That made it extra great.

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I started the process of decorating and painting my downstairs bathroom this week.

I HATE painting... have I ever mentioned that on this blog? I am terrible at it, but one bathroom is hardly worth hiring a painter.

So the room is empty, taped off and ready. Which means I'll probably get around to painting it in about... oh, April.





*He's a jagoff. I met him once in Nashville and he was an arrogant prick. I almost threw a phone in his face.

11 comments:

Violet said...

In all things in set construction for high school plays and repairs needed at aquatic centers, there is a saying: If you can't duct it, f*** it! The theory has served me well.

I'll help keep you motivated with the bathroom. Although, when we start painting, we should probably be a bit more sober than we were last night with the taping. Things could end up a bit messy otherwise.

And your comment about going to the movies with me made me blush. Thank you...

Anonymous said...

I can't remember the last time I saw a movie in a theater.

Spouse Guy and I were wondering just the other day how the movie houses stay in business, between the economy of rental plans like Netflix and the fact that you can just stay home and watch a movie all sprawled out and nekkid if you want.

Not that we would know or anything.

Fantastagirl said...

Duct Tape on Ducts? Who knew?

Diana said...

I like to paint! Just let me know if you two need help or need me to come "redo" a drunken/late night paint job. :o)

CP said...

I'll come over and paint! Just supply me with pink paint. That seems to be the only color I can tolerate. If you want a fluffy pink bathroom, Im your woman!

CP.

Anonymous said...

Duct tape...

On a duct...

THAT'S SHEER MADNESS!!!

*Runs into the streets screaming*

Steve~

Mishka said...

I saw The Prestige this weekend with my sister (first time in a movie theater in two years for me). It was a good flick, I enjoyed it. I use Netflix so much these days and generally don't enjoy theaters much anymore. This trip was nice though because it was a matinee and there was hardly anyone there.

It's Me, Maven... said...

http://www.ducttapeguys.com

mckay said...

do i sense a blogger romance budding? awwwwh ;0)

i painted my bedroom a few weekends ago. i put the tall ladder away and THEN noticed i left a strip of blue tape at the highest point of the ceiling. it's still there...

whenever i think of duct tape i think of my dad. he would even use it on a rip in his pants.

Rhea said...

Walmart -- don't get me started!!&@#&(*

Hollz said...

walmart the store kicks ass but its to bust to enjoy!!!