- I went to Paula Deen's book signing. Nick came along, since he lived nearby and we were going to hang out anyway. It was about 2 hours of waiting in line for about 5 seconds of seeing her face-to-face, but it made me happy. Her husband was there too (he's just adorable, in a Santa Claus kind of way), and they signed my book. It was a whirlwind 5 seconds, and I don't even remember what I said to them, but she was very friendly and cheerful.
- After eating, we saw 300. Holy crap. That was some fantastic cinematography. Everything was so intense and beautiful. I mean, you wouldn't think decapitation could be aesthetically pleasing, but man, it was wonderful. So much gratuitous violence, and so wonderfully choreographed. I like that the movie began with a pile of baby skulls. And gee, I didn't know wolves were hideously emaciated, demonic-looking creatures with GLOWING EYES. Or that elephants and rhinos were ridiculously huge (I felt bad for the poor elephants). Everything was absurdly dramatic, and it was great. Screw the whole "the movie was historically inaccurate" thing. Movies are more fun when you take lots of creative liberties. For instance, I liked Zeus's "hurricane" more than I would have liked seeing naval battles (nevermind the likelihood of hurricanes in that region - the gods did it!). And Xerxes! He had more facial piercings than the people who work at Hot Topic! Man, was he fabulous. He looked like he belonged in a gay pride parade in San Francisco. I liked how the weather was almost always really overcast. I found it interesting how the movie appeared to be influenced by recent epic movies like Star Wars and Lord of the Rings. Especially Lord of the Rings, with that Gollum-like hunchback and the hordes and hordes of monstrous, often orc-like soldiers. And I totally want a man-carried throne like Xerxes. Fabulous. The story was ok and everything, but the cinematography was simply mind-blowing. And I loved the artistic style of the credits, even though they were so morbid.
- Something else happened. I don't want to reveal it quite yet, because nothing is set in stone yet, but if everything goes well, I will be a VERY VERY happy person in the next few days. Let's just say I got some good news, and I was so excited when I found out that I was literally shaking for a few minutes. I'll discuss this later when I have more information.
- Happy things came in the mail (to be more specific, Full House DVDs and Tori's Beekeeper CD), but that was just the icing on the cake.
The weather turned atrocious today, but I don't mind, since I consider bad weather a good omen (if you know me well enough or are familiar with my writing, you probably know why).