This was the week of Moon Mist, missions from God, challenges from Boxing God, repartee with Silent God, stolen planes, stolen Presidents, stolen babies, stolen hearts, stolen love and whatever the duration of Ladyhawke was in stolen time. I'm going to talk about a few things today, but the general tone of the week was pretty upbeat and I'm in an excellent mood. :D
Let's start with the big news: the sling is off! My shoulder's not excellent, but the bone has set and now it's going to be a slow assisted rehab process to make sure I don't stress it too badly. They put this really clever sort of wrap/limiter kind of thing on it that secures it and restricts me from the full range of motion, but I can actually sort of move my arm in that area again and it's just awesome. Next week, I'm going in for some surgery on the legs. Should put the old F U in fun and it means more general downtime, but it also means I'm on the road to some real recovery and that's pretty great.
This week, a whole bunch of you came through and did something really awesome for me, and I'm not going to forget that. I've never believed that I could (or ever wanted to) make money on the blog and that's still not a real incentive, but it was nice both to see people's generosity and wonderful messages of support and also to feel a bit more comfortable about having a spot in the budget for pizza again. I always feel a bit guilty when I dip into my cost-of-living budget for something fun, so thank you everyone who took that off my shoulders (busted and otherwise!) this week. Anyone who didn't donate: I'd love to make a joke about how you all suck or something but let's be honest, your being here, reading and commenting, is a huge donation of your time and attention already to a poor busted-up schmuck and I appreciate everyone who comes here. :D
I'll get to the week's entertainment in a moment, but first, something I know we've all (especially me) been waiting for: Lacy's punishment for That Movie! Today, I get to disclose to you one of her biggest embarrassing secrets. As you know, I'm a big fan of pizza. I like to try lots of different things on it, but I've got a soft spot for pepperoni and pineapple. The strangest topping I've ever tried, I think, is slivered almonds, which add a surprisingly pleasant crunch to the experience. But Lacy, oh, she's got me beat. We found this out and we like to tease her about it, and today, as her comeuppance for the bad thing she did, you're all going to know what she likes to put on her pizza:
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
No, I'm dead serious. Not baked on, either; she crumbles them into pieces (large chunks, really) and just puts them on top of the pepperoni, mozzarella and all the rest. She swears that it's amazing. That might even be true. But holy smokes it's still something ridiculous because how does it even occur to someone to do that???
So now you all know about her nutty little pizza thing, let's have some sharing in the comments about choice of pizza toppings. If I see anything that looks cool or delicious, I may give it a try, because I actually have a small pizza fund now with which to do that! :D
I've talked shoulder and Lacy's madness; let's move on to looking back at the week. I actually did watch an episode of Star Trek (The Galileo Seven), which was great and I'll post the review at some point soon, but I got sidelined by shoulder and movies. In the upcoming week I'm going to start reading a recommended book called The Hobbit, which is about a halfling going on a D&D adventure, according to pretty much everyone who has ever mentioned it to me. If you were trying to keep it secret from me that hobbit = halfling, sorry but my gaming group spoiled that one like ten years ago. I don't know the specifics of the adventure, just that it's very D&D. Anyway, it's a D&D book and I'm very excited. :D
Ladyhawke is just not a good movie. Roomie's taking the heat for that one, apparently he liked it when it was a kid and forgot some of the details; specifically those pertaining to it being not good. Conversely, two shorter movies proved really entertaining: Labyrinth and Escape From New York were both excellent. Of course, pretty much everything suffers in comparison to Rocky, which overshadowed just about everything. I'm sure I overanalyzed that movie to hell and back - actually I'm pretty sure Rachel specifically said that I put more thought into it than the people involved in the movie did. Sorry if that made it a tedious read. On the other hand, some of you were probably laughing at how freshman my read of the movie was, so... entertainment value, I guess? :D
I have to put qualifiers on Rocky, this week, because it got knocked off its would-be perch as the film of the week by the most smashing entertainment since Jurassic Park. The Blues Brothers was a one-two punch of fun comedy and infuckingcredible music. One reader emailed me to say he'd provide more (thanks SupernovaShock) and I'm really looking forward to it. Going forward I'm going to have to find a way to add music experiences to the schedule. I don't even know how you write a music experience, just that I'm sure as hell going to try.
Also, I did some research for like... three minutes, and it turns out that Moon Mist is a pretty Nova Scotia thing, so today I am feeling great pity for the rest of you. While I sit here with my cone of Moon Mist. If anyone has tasted this frozen confection, though, isn't it awesome?
So to summarize the week: movies awesome, music awesome, shoulder awesome, ice cream awesome, readers most awesome of all. Let's hope Week 6 continues to be as good! :D