movie quotes

December 12th, 2018

The internet tells me is “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” but this movie should more accurately have been called “Wasp and Co,” because Hope was the best.  Also, did Scott call Hank a terrible dad on purpose, or was that just a coincidence?  (Also, are Hope and Hank just the worst at being on the run, or what?)  

“You know, hearing this out loud, I’m thinking it’s not an emergency.”

“And sorry for freaking out earlier, you know.  But I feel like I’m way better.  My heart is definitely beating way too hard and stuff.  And my hands are shaking.  But I feel like it’s unrelated, you know?”

“Wow, Dr. Pym.  Like, who would have thought, that once again, in your hour of need, that you would turn to us, you know?

“You know what?  This isn’t even a desk.  This is garbage.  You found this outside amongst garbage.”

“You seem to have a lot of falling outs with people.”
-Luis (about Hank)

“Relax, no one’s going to recognize us.”
“What, because of hats and sunglasses?  That’s not a disguise, Hank.  We look like ourselves at a baseball game.”
-Hank, Scott

“You want a juice box and some string cheese?”
“…Do you really have that?”
-Hank, Scott

“That’s me, I’m sorry.  Look, can you tell me who’s texting me?”

“Who are you, and why do you know so much about car wash protocol?”

“Enough.  I’m gonna ask you one more time.  Where is Scott Lang?”
“I’ve been trying to tell you, he’s in a tricky spot, emotionally speaking.”
“Emotionally speaking.  But where is Scott Lang, *literally* speaking?”
“Oh!  The woods.”
-bad guy, Luis

“Excuse me, are we planning on leaving soon, or are you two going to keep staring at each other until they start shooting at us?”

“By the way, I love that suit!”
“Thanks, man.”
-Luis, Hope

“Did you know she could do that?”
-Scott (about Janet)

twinkle light bingo update

December 11th, 2018

We gained a couple more (literally two) since last week, but apparently the apartment complex at large is not feeling very twinkly this year, or at least not in an outwardly-facing way.

Still, the lights that *are* up are beautiful and shall be celebrated!

x’s are no lights
o’s are ‘thanks for leaving your shade open so I can see your tree!’
#’s are outdoor lights

Building 1
x  o  #
o  x  x
#  x  x

Building 2
x  o  #  x
x  x  x  #
o  x  x  x

movie review: the one with Wasp

December 10th, 2018

So I finally watched Ant-Man & the Wasp.  (Or however they’re writing Ant Man these days.  Antman?  IDEK.)  Since my #1 objection to the first movie was the lack of Wasp and Janet, I really felt like I should give this one, which included both, a chance.

It was surprisingly enjoyable!  I read the wikipedia summary first, because I hate suspense and prefer a stress-free viewing experience.  

Things I liked:

*Janet’s super powers.
*FIVE named female characters who all had lines!  Sometimes TWO WOMEN were onscreen talking to EACH OTHER!
*Hope in general, and also Hope’s entire aesthetic.

Things that made no sense:

*The plot?  The backstory?  The fact that the ants clearly possessed human-like intelligence yet no one seemed to find it morally objectionable to force them into labor?  

*(Seriously, though, why, again, were Hope and Hank “on the run” for two years?  Because the suit was Pym tech so they had broken the accords?  So they were fugitives?  And their house was taken away?  What?  Have they — never heard of lawyers?)

Anyway, I didn’t really expect the movie to make sense, so that helped a lot with my enjoyment.  I give it a thumbs up!


December 9th, 2018

It’s supposed to get up to 34F degrees today, but right now it’s only 12.  I am trying to convince myself that it’s a good idea to go out for a walk this morning (possibly true), and that I will feel better for having done it (very likely true).  

In that spirit, here’s what I do to make winter walking easier:

*Put the regular water bottle in one of those insulating sleeves, so the water doesn’t get super cold.

*Put the backup water in an insulated thermos; same.

*Bring snacks that won’t get ridiculously hard in cold temps, and that can be eaten with at least one mitten still on.  

*Turn around any time.  (And just aim for a shorter timeframe all around — in the summer I would plan to go out for three or four hours; in the winter I usually figure around a two hour max.)

*Remember that there won’t be any bugs!  And the trail won’t be muddy, because it will be frozen!

it’s caturday

December 8th, 2018

After accomplishing ALL THREE of my goals yesterday, who knows what I might be able to accomplish today!  I mean, so far just sleeping and attempting to win today’s word puzzle, but there’s still time!

aww yeah, Friday!

December 7th, 2018

Goals for today:
1. Don’t get fired.
2. Download plenty of fic to read at work.
3. Remember to take pictures of tree.

the void shouts back!

December 6th, 2018

It seems like it must be the moment to post the obligatory ‘wtf tumblr’ ramble. Here’s my question: are we required to delete our tumblr accounts in solidarity? Or can we just ignore them like all the other ghosted sites?

(Also, did I ever delete my lj account? I don’t think so. Huh. Probably I should do that, but history suggests I will not.)

I still miss delicious. I’m sure I will miss tumblr too. But it’s been neat to see people popping back up on my dw reading page! Hey there!

workaday Wednesday

December 5th, 2018

Yesterday I learned that my boss has a 40 minute commute (or rather, I learned that my boss *says* they have a 40 minute commute, but in the absence of other information, I’ll go with it).

This was only surprising because — based on previous comments — I thought their commute was MUCH longer, like an hour-plus. MY commute is anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes, depending on traffic. It’s not my favorite thing in the entire world, but it’s a choice I’ve made and it’s working okay.

Of course, I tend to round up when I’m estimating driving times, and if they are rounding down, or giving best-case scenario timing, it’s entirely possible their commute is indeed significantly longer than mine. But it was an eye-opening moment nonetheless.

twinkle light bingo update

December 4th, 2018

We are now officially just three weekends away from Christmas (weekends, I presume, being the most common time to put up lights). And it continues to be a slow start in the light game.

Right now there is just one apartment in each building with lights, although I am tempted to count a second because their lighted Christmas tree is right by the window and very pretty.

In some ways this is a bummer, because I do enjoy seeing what people do with their lights. On the other hand, the inflatable ‘Santa’s outhouse’ has not yet made a reappearance this year, so I’m willing to call it a net gain.

(You know what else I haven’t seen this year? The CHRISTMAS BEAR WREATH!)

Monday’s general Monday-ness

December 3rd, 2018

Here’s a neat thing: the weather forecast says today will be sunny (you know, after the dense fog advisory is over), and possibly as warm as 50F degrees. I am delighted by this news, especially after a very rainy Sunday. Maybe I can finagle an afternoon break outside?