Howard is first.
listener, though good by their own lights, the movies are not as good as the books, as is usually the case with film adaptations of books. The films take liberties, condense, change. For the most part I have enjoyed them, and I recall being particularly pleased with 7.1. This time next week, when I've seen 7.2, I'll be better able to answer your criticism as far as the movies go, assuming I can remember back to the first movie, not a promising prospect.I know the books pretty well, though, and can tell you that in them the resolution, though a stunning surprise, makes sense once you look back and think about it.
Ah, must be Harry Potter 7.2? No time to go back and catch up on the blog tonight, but maybe in the next couple of days. There are some parts of films that can work better than the source books, like when Potter and Company are going back to Hogwarts in the enchanted Ford automobile. Remember when they land on the tracks just in front of the Hogwarts Express? We will be visiting Naomi next weekend; might see HP7.2 then. Ordered a couple more books from Alibris.com; thanks again for the tip, Susan!Now to read another Darkover short story from an anthology while indulging in a bit of alpine herbal remedy (from Montana), and then to bed at a fairly reasonable time to get a start on recuperating from the weekend.TTFN
Green, and still cool, but looking to be a scorcher, as is the rest of the week. Sigh.
It's official. We have a Thursday afternoon appointment to sign the contract for our new Armaclad windows and get the detailed measurements done. The deciding factor was that the price was $1000 lower than for Marvin Infinity, presumably reflecting the manufacturer's willingness to give a volume discount on our 13-window order.And in other Chicago-area news, everybody who lost power in the thunderstorm a week ago has now had it restored.
Well done! I'm sure you will love those windows every day, all four seasons, for what they provide!
Same here. =Bleah=
Thanks, Cat. A friend who teaches English told me this morning that the reasoning behind why Harry didn't die DOES remain the same, but the movies kind of lose track of it. The books sound MUCH better than the movies, though I simply do not have time to read them this year. Maybe someday.
Puddle, Chapters Thirty-seven and Thirty-eight:http://brontesinclair.blogspot.com/2011/07/chapter-thirty-seven.htmlhttp://brontesinclair.blogspot.com/2011/07/chapter-thirty-eight.htmlThese two chapters form a bloc.I need to go through and update all the rest of the chapters, including the incomplete ones. And, the story is still woefully incomplete. But, Chapter Thirty-eight answers the main question.
"Marvin Infinity" sounds like it would be a robot with a brain the size of a universe...
LOL! I have a large Marvin Infinity window in my livingroom, Renee! I assure you it is most docile and incredibly serviceable! :-D
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In my best Edith Ann voice:"An' ah halped."
Good to know. Although now you've got me wondering if they sell *small* Infinity windows... ;)I suppose that comes, at least in part, from having a math and grammar geek for a son.
LOL I hadn't made the connection, Renee. It does indeed sound like a paranoid android with a brain the size of the universe.And, I also wonder about small infinity. Though I gather there are infinities and infinities, some larger than others - a fairly mind blowing concept.
"You forget that a power infinitely great must also be infinitely little."~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
Oh, too bad they're not Affinity Windows. Then they could be stuck on the house with Velcro.
Cat: Yep. There are denumerable infinities, with the same number of items as the set of all cardinal numbers. And then there are infinities with the same number of items as the set of all decimal numbers. (Do remember that there are an infinite number of decimal numbers between 1.00001 and 1.0002.) And it goes on from there.
Thank you, Cat! Made me cry.
Ah, listener, you remind me of Dame Julian and her hazel nut.
Bill, I'm glad to be an English major. LOL
Thanks, puddle. Laughter helps!I just got off the phone with the Mother of the Bride. It went well, I think. But I was a little surprised to hear that they had wanted to take care of half the cost of the Rehearsal Dinner and had already set about making up a menu and recruiting relatives to make salads and baked beans and such...! I think I was gentle but firm in expressing that we very much want to do this as our gift. Since she already has people making things, I didn't dis that, but said that anyone who might prefer to let that go is welcome to do so, and anyone who strongly wants to make something is welcome, but I'd need to know what they're bringing so we don't bring too much of any one thing. That went fine...and saves face for her, so she doesn't have to ask people not to bring stuff. I explained that the whole idea of a Rehearsal Dinner is to give the Bride's family a breather before the wedding day, since they have so much to do, so we want to tend that for them. She pretty much relented, and I'm pretty sure the Father of the Bride would not have let go of it so easily, but here we are.And the whole time we were talking my heart was going out to her, because today she and the Father of the Bride were out working in their yard and got miserable cases of poison ivy...!!! Legs, arms, even face!! She said it's all they can think about, and that they are now on steroids and off work, because they both work in the health field and are not WANTED at work under the circumstances. So now they have nothing to do except think about how much it itches and burns. I hope the steroids kick in quickly!
They said Sunday evening that it had taken in, hmmm, was it 150 million or 180 million? Some ridiculously huge number.Patty now wants to go Wednesday afternoon rather than Saturday, but she's not home, or at least not answering, so I can't discuss the change of plan with her. Poo. Oh well, We'll get it sorted out.
LOLNow, what was I saying about English majors? 8)
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I won't second guess the steroids, but SERIOUSLY: Tecnu.
And glad you worked your way through that. Seems wonderfully strange, though. That is the *only* thing they let the groom's family do, and they're wanting to take that away?
agree with Puddle. Glad you got through, but don't understand why you had to in the first place.
Finally down to 70º *outside* ~~ now if I could just get the outside air inside. . . .
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THANK-YOU, both puddle and Catreona, for understanding and for getting it in the first place. The only thing harder than working with another family that has different traditions is working with another family that sees no reason to honour anyone's traditions and thinks they should simply get to make all the decisions. But they are nice people all the same...and that makes it harder in its own way! Ha!puddle ... I kept trying to think of the name of what you used, but it wouldn't have mattered anyway. They both work in the health care field and only Western medicine counts...and anyway, they already had the steroids.
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