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So last night I made [livejournal.com profile] soundslikej watch O Brother, Where Art Thou? with me, for reasons of Clooney, and it was an A+ life experience! And then afterwards we were discussing Clooney and how great his face is, and this happened:

M: I don't think I've seen another movie where he was this silly, you know? Like, I guess Ocean's, but those are really more caper movies than actualfax comedies.
J: Yeah - he's like that in interviews, but I guess not so much in movies.
M: And he's got such an expressive face, while simultaneously being really classically attractive - you know who he reminds me of?
J: Who?
M: Chris Evans! Oh, and also the guy who played Steve Rogers.
J: ...
M: What?
J: ...oh honey.
M: .../o\

Relatedly, last week my parents went to the movies! During one of the previews, my dad leans over to my mother and says, "hey, this looks good, we should see it sometime!" Only for my mother to inform him that the movie in question was in fact the last movie they'd seen together, two or three weeks previously. I'm just saying, it's not like this shit is in any way surprising.

In conclusion, George Clooney is incredibly attractive and makes some really great faces, Oh Brother is still the only Coen Bros movie that I've really loved, and also my facial recognition circuit is a piece of shit. Happy Saturday!
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So for reasons that don't need exploring at this particular juncture, [livejournal.com profile] lordessrenegade and I were poking around on etsy, where we found THIS )
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So for reasons that don't need exploring at this particular juncture, [livejournal.com profile] lordessrenegade and I were poking around on etsy, where we found THIS )

RTFS

Nov. 23rd, 2009 01:12 pm
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Oh, is it time for another ride on the "If you get a native speaker to correct your writing, they'll put in structures that you don't know how to use, and that I know you don't know how to use, and I'll know that you were cheating, and I'll be pissed"-go round?

PROTIP: if you tell me upfront that you have never studied French before in your life, but that your boyfriend is from Switzerland*, I am going to be REALLY FUCKING DUBIOUS of any sentences you write that contain direct object pronouns. FFS, we are in chapter THREE. I KNOW WHAT YOU KNOW, AND WHAT YOU KNOW AIN'T MUCH, KITTEN.

*I am kind of conflicted about this, actually, because the thing is that her boyfriend could have just sat her down and explained this nonsense several months ago, and so she might just KNOW that isolated (and hella advanced) grammar point in a way that doesn't involve her having somebody look her paper over, aka cheating. IT COULD BE! ...but, frankly, I doubt it. >:(
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True story: I sing my cabin lullabies most every night, heavy on the long-as-crap voyageur canoeing songs and the Hush Sound, with a few show tunes and other bits of this and that thrown in. To commemorate the month we've spent together, they asked if I could teach them a song; I told them sure, and that they should pick one of the songs I'd sung them and let me know which one so that I could brush up on my lyrics.

Their choice? Northwest Passage.

I can hear you laughing from up over here, Canada fandom.

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