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estherchaya
estherchaya
Not enough time for a real update...so here's some quickies

  • Saw ROTK last night. With the exception of the huge, honkin', hairy spider which is sure to give me nightmares for weeks on end, it was fantastic. My butt hurt after a couple hours. By the time we left the theatre, it didn't hurt anymore...it was numb.

  • If hearing about the huge, honkin', hairy spider constitutes a spoiler for you...too bad, go read the book.

  • I'm inundated with work. I guess this makes up for all those times that I was bored, huh?

  • I'm taking my computer to the genius bar at the apple store after work. I really hope they don't take Percy from me. They probably will. Bastards. Oh well.

  • I heard back from my rabbi last night. I do have to add a candle to my shabbos candles. I'm glad I heard back from him before shabbos. I think this is probably an opportune time to start using oil, then. It will be Chanukah. I will be adding a candle. And I have wicks now. Definitely time to make the leap. And a leap it will be!

  • I'm not kidding about having nightmares for weeks about the huge, honkin', hairy spider. After HP:Chamber of Secrets, I had nightmares. And that's taking into account that I closed my eyes for most of it

  • Okay, admittedly, I covered my eyes for much of the spidery bits of ROTK (and squealed a lot, which probably pissed off Dan who was sitting in front of me...oh well!), but I could still see the huge, honkin', hairy spider through the slits in my fingers.

  • I had a crown put on a tooth on Tuesday. It hurts. Is it supposed to hurt? I hate my teeth.

  • someone has Chinese food in the office for lunch today. I'm jealous. It smells so yummy. I forgot to bring lunch today. Sigh.

  • I would like to have the opportunity to clean the dining room tonight. I think that probably won't happen.

  • I'm actively seeking suggestions for something tasty but not too time consuming to make for shabbos dinner tomorrow. Right now, I'm thinking meatballs are the winner. The thing to bear in mind is that I'm cooking things at my house, but eating them not at my house, which means portability would be a nice thing.

  • Did I mention the huge, honkin', hairy spider?

  • Oh, yeah, I came into work this morning, slightly later than I'd hoped, and I was pulling into the garage when I was beseiged by horrible, stabbing, awful, yucky pain. If it hadn't been on my left side, I'd have thought it was a kidney stone. Yes, I know, technically I have kidneys on both sides, but I've had nine kidney stones and only one of them has been on the left side, so odds are slim.

  • The Classical Music Station I listen to has a picture of a different city in the world all lit up for Xmas on it's website every day. Yesterday was London, the day before Paris and the Eiffel Tower, and so on. Today, they announced, it is Madrid. So the announcer said "so we are sending this next selection out to our listeners in Madrid with a hearty Feliz Navidad!" or some such thing. I'm paraphrasing. Now, that's all fine and good. But he played a selection performed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Last I checked, Spain was a pretty densely Catholic country. And last time I checked, Catholics and Mormons didn't get along very well. So, I think this is funny. I guess you had to be there. It doesn't seem so funny now that I'm writing about it.

  • Ahem.

  • anyway, I really do need to be working.

Current Mood: busy busy

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mscongeniality From: mscongeniality Date: December 18th, 2003 10:07 am (UTC) (Link)
It doesn't seem so funny now that I'm writing about it.

I thought it was funny...
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 18th, 2003 10:14 am (UTC) (Link)
YAY!
From: cecerose Date: December 18th, 2003 10:18 am (UTC) (Link)

Uh...

Did I mention the huge, honkin', hairy spider?

SHELOB?!?!?! Arggggh. Great. I haven't seen it yet...now I'm not so sure. (I'll probably hide eyes.) When I was a kid and saw "Jaws," I was seriously scared.

Yes, getting a crown is supposed to hurt. I'm not quite sure, but did hurt when the guy made a mold and then mounted it.

Percy needs to go the genuis bar? Waitammint...

Lordy, this is quite the update...kidney stones, etc. Hope you're feeling better.

Shabbos is coming! An early Shabbat Shalom and Chag Sameach(?) to you! =0)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 18th, 2003 12:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Uh...

Yes, Shelob. You should still see the movie. But maybe not on as big a screen as we saw it on. At one point, the spider was about 40 feet across, according to my darling husband who obviously wants to torture me with such images.

Yes, Percy needs to go to the genius bar. Didn't you see that entry?

I seriously doubt that it's a kidney stone. I mean, it feels like one. But what are the odds that one person can have 10 in 8 years? Don't answer that. Probably somewhere around the same odds of having 9 in 7 years. That's beside the point.

And hurrah for Shabbos coming! Whew!
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 22nd, 2003 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Uh...

>Yes, Shelob. You should still see the movie. But maybe not on as big >a screen as we saw it on. At one point, the spider was about 40 feet >across, according to my darling husband who obviously wants to >torture me with such images.

Avoid the Shrek "ride" at Universal, then. 3-d movie where the spider dangles in your lap, breaks into a multitude of crawlies, and then drops out into your lap. Followed by the feeling of big hairy spiders brushing by your legs. (compressed air jets, I think) I though my wife was going to break my hand. :-D

Steve L.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 23rd, 2003 07:06 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Uh...

I can't see 3-D stuff. No depth perception. Still, I think it's probably a good idea for me to avoid it! ;)

And dude, seriously, it's FREE to get a Live Journal Account! :)
chite From: chite Date: December 18th, 2003 10:56 am (UTC) (Link)
There were 4 of us holding hands across each other and burrowing heads into each others shoulders, *and* squealing, so yeah, it's OK about Shelob.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 18th, 2003 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I admit to being a huge spider wimp. And I'm fine with that. I just wish I hadn't been squealing! I'm such a girl!

And, sheesh, it's not like I didn't EXPECT the spider. Did I think they were going to cut that part out? I guess maybe, yeah, somewhere in my heart I was praying they would cut it out! :) Anyway, good to hear that i'm not the only one that was squealing.
yermie From: yermie Date: December 18th, 2003 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Spider bits

Personally I wondered how they were going to be at the end of volume 2 (book 4), and the end of book 5 (Mid volume 3) at the same time....

(for the un-booked: The spider bit should have been at the end of 2 towers. Tolkien ended book 2 with us thinking Frodo's dead, and Sam's got the ring and needs to finish the quest. The first half of RotK (book) is the Gondor Saga (dealing with Aragon, Gandalf, et al), leaving us to wonder about poor old Frodo until after all that is resolved.

Of course, one of the main things I never liked about the books was that it stayed with one group for the entire sub-book. Each sub-book follows 1 group through all the bits they're involved in. So, you get multiple hundred pages of "Oh the ring is heavy"... "I can't do it Sam..." "Did I mention how heavy this ring is?" ... "It's so heavy"... "Think of a really heavy thing... this is heavier than that". "I'm hungry"... "This ring is heavy"...)

But, it was a good movie, nonetheless.
indigodove From: indigodove Date: December 18th, 2003 02:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am not looking forward to the Shelob sequences at all either. But, a kind friend told me where they are, and Ralph is super about being honest about when it's okay to open my eyes :-)

I am an incredible spider wimp too.

In other news, Happy Chaunakah a bit early!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 22nd, 2003 12:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the Chanukah wishes!

The Shelob sequence (what I saw of it) was pretty well done. But ICK. *shiver* Still, it didn't ruin the movie experience for me.
From: gittygiggles Date: December 18th, 2003 03:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
was the spider really that scary? how long was the spider part??? i'm a seious arachnaphobic...
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 19th, 2003 08:52 am (UTC) (Link)
I, too, am seriously arachnophobic. Yes, the spider was really scary. But I'm biased. The thing could have been 2 millimeters and I would have said it was huge and scary. I don't know how long it was. Probably a few minutes. I covered my eyes for most of it.
From: gittygiggles Date: December 19th, 2003 12:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
ok, i will cover my eyes then! i'm the same way. i left the theater during the harry potter spider scene
glenbarnett From: glenbarnett Date: December 18th, 2003 06:17 pm (UTC) (Link)

Something for the arachnophobes...


Today I decided to list a few of the spiders that can be found in our garden and house. Not all of them, to be sure. Plus a few others of note I've seen in Sydney but not actually at our home.

Complete with links to pictures of some of the more common ones.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 19th, 2003 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Something for the arachnophobes...

You are a seriously cruel man.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 19th, 2003 08:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ack!

well, I'm not stupid. I knew the spider bit was coming. And I knew I'd be a big baby about it. It's not like I was surprised or anything. But dammit. ICK.

During "Jumanji" (sp?) I literally walked out of the theatre during the spider bit. To this day I haven't seen it that part.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: December 19th, 2003 09:00 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Ack!

oh, and it was less a squeal and more a prolonged, high pitched, wimpering.
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