Today’s take from the DVD rental place:
- Eastern Promises
- Gangs of New York
- Miller’s Crossing
- Dracula (the Coppola version with Gary Oldman and Winona Ryder)
I’ve seen Dracula and Miller’s Crossing, but that was a decade or more ago. Eastern Promises and Gangs of New York will be new to me. I’ve heard good things about Eastern Promises in particular, so I’m looking forward to watching it.
Today’s take from my Saturday Dadcation at the bookstore:
- The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, by Michael Chabon
- The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins
Other than shopping for books and picking those two up from the “Buy One, Get One Half Price” table, I drummed out 1,200 words for Great Beeg MilSF Opus, which as of today stands at 52,600 words.
In other news, reader Nat stopped by yesterday afternoon to claim the Free Hot Tub! I had pledged to any willing taker. Did you know those things are rather heavy, and difficult to move? We had a great time moving the tub out of the patio area and onto a trailer, and the few dozen gallons of water sloshing around at the bottom that I hadn’t been able to drain certainly didn’t improve the tub’s portability. Alas, it’s gone now, and everybody’s happy…Nat got a hot tub for free, and Robin got to claim the patio space for Grillzilla. I got a hurting back and a handful of Motrin out of the deal. (I also gave my copy of Old Man’s War to Nat, who’s a science fiction fan, and unfamiliar with Scalzi. I’m a firm believer in “First Hit’s Free” word-of-mouth marketing, and that’s how I discovered the OMW novels myself.)
On the program today: stuff that won’t bug my back, like sitting down and actually watching some of the movies I rented, and helping Quinn work through the candy stash he took home on Halloween. And with that, I shall commence my Sunday…