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The thing I hate most about colds? Tissue burns. A day and a half of constant dabbing at my nose has left my upper lip red and raw and painful. When are they going to invent tissues that don't chafe the skin? The way I am now, I can forget about looking my best for any New Year's party...Actually, I think I can forget about New Year's parties altogether, given the way that I'm feeling at the moment. Maybe a quiet night in with the TV and the cats will be just the ticket. It certainly will please the cats -- they've never been too keen on the noise and the fireworks. According to the news, in spite of the recession, people have still been purchasing fireworks to the grand total of 50 million euros, and there's still a full day of trading left.
Personally, I'm not a great fan of fireworks. Oh, I like the look of them exploding against the night sky, at fireworks displays on the beach or at fairs and festivals, when it's safe -- but I'm secretly rather scared of them when it's my 12-year old neighbours' son setting them off on my doorstep.

As it's the end of the year, the papers are full of lists of everything from the Top-10 news stories to the Worst Politician of the Year (our PM, Jan Peter Balkenende), to the 100 bestselling singles (of which, I am ashamed to say, I only recognised a mere 6), to the celebrity most American men and women would most like to share a candlelit dinner with (is that what they call it these days?). Apparently, for the men it's Angelina Jolie with Catherine Zeta-Jones coming second -- and for the women, Ashton Kutcher with runner-up Johnny Depp. Two questions: who is Ashton Kutcher and how could he possibly be more interesting to spend an evening with than Johnny Depp?

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gamiila
Jan. 3rd, 2004 06:23 am (UTC)
Of course, G, you KNOW who I'd rather have dinner with ;-)

Me! Me! Me! That's who you'd rather have dinner with, right? Right? Right! he he

Ad as to 'Pirates of the Caribbean': it'll keep. Though JD makes a marvelous Capt. Jack Sparrow, and you really should see it sometime...but have you never seen any of his other films? You must have! He's an absolutely wonderful actor, who usually picks the most interesting roles.
julchek
Jan. 3rd, 2004 05:14 pm (UTC)
Sorry you're still under the weather, sweetie - here's some of my famous virtual chicken soup and a (((hug))) - hope that helps.

I guess I haven't seen that many Johnny Depp movies - "Edward Scissorhands" never did much for me, and the only other one I saw was the one he did about Ed Woods - at least, I think that was Johnny Depp, lol! I know that he is a very quirky type of actor, or known for quirky parts. What other ones has he done, G?

BTW, we saw "Return of the King" yesterday, and it was magnificent. Everything you said about it in your LJ was true. I just loved the scene as the riders of Rohan came over the rise to battle the Orc army surrounding Minas Tirith. Brought tears to my eyes. Of course, I was in tears a fair amount during the movie, I must say.
gamiila
Jan. 5th, 2004 03:56 am (UTC)
Edward Scissorhands wasn't exactly what I had in mind when I described JD as a wonderful actor who picks interesting roles. And even though it's true that Ed Wood was an interesting role/film, that's not to say that it was all that good...My faves among his films are Don Juan de Marco and What's eating Gilbert Grape?, and I would list Chocolat too, if his role in it hadn't been so small and uncharacteristially uninteresting (still, he plays it well).

You cried during RotK? Strangely enough, I didn't. I had expected to, but nary a tear...though I did emit a little sniffle when it came time for Théoden King to die. Bernard Hill did a splendid job. Gosh, he's come a long way from 'Gi's a job!'