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The weekend in review 
27th-Dec-2011 09:32 pm
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The girl child woke up at 2 am Christmas morning, while "Santa" was finishing up the giftwrapping, with a tummy ache. She threw up a few times and was back asleep a little before 4.

Then, at 7 am, my husband woke me up because the boy was sitting on our bed holding his stomach.

Oy.

As I held him in the bathroom, I wondered if I was going to spend Christmas Day in the ER. Because one child with a stomach issue is an aberration, but two? Not good.

The husband and I surmised it was most likely allowing them to lick the spoon from the brownie batter earlier that night.

But the boy ended up not throwing up, it came out the other end, and the girl's vomiting was infrequent and over in a couple of hours. We ended up giving them each a Baby's Pepto Bismol tablet and they seemed to even out over the next hour.

So Christmas was saved, presents were opened and dinner (turkey, cranberries, yada, yada, yada) was cooked. My brother got my son his most wished for present, Mac the Truck from Cars. We made a tactical mistake in letting him open that third, so he was very uninterested in opening the rest afterwards. Too busy playing with Mac. *she smiled indulgently*

I got my daughter a good array of lip glosses and nail polish, and some scented skin lotions - in chocolate cherry, yum - along with a password-protected journal and a magic 8 ball.

She had simple wishes this year.

Tomorrow I'm going to work late because I had to make an emergency appointment with my eye doctor for new glasses. Between my husband and my kids, they managed to kill my old pair by popping the lens from the frames. Driving without glasses has been interesting but I'll be happy to see properly again.

Still preoccupied by Fright Night...but not as bad as a few days ago.

And now I'm so tired I am barey keeping my eyes open. Going to bed might be a good idea right now. :)


Comments 
28th-Dec-2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
Puking es no bueno :( I'm glad they're feeling better, though. And so awesome that the girl wanted a journal! Taking after her mommy?

I'm going back to look at your other journal entries about Fright Night...
29th-Dec-2011 05:07 am (UTC)
And so awesome that the girl wanted a journal!

I'm hoping it turns into something but right now the neatest thing about it is the fact that it's secret password protected. Oooooh. :)

I only made a couple entries about Fright Night, including ficlets. But I do like the movie quite a bit, and I think I'm going to be interested in Jerry for a long time. LOL
29th-Dec-2011 01:40 pm (UTC)
Well, that's a start! What kind of journal is it? I have two niece birthdays coming up in a few months and think that might be pretty cool.

Dude... I haven't seen it yet, but OMG Colin Farrell.
30th-Dec-2011 05:09 am (UTC)
I tried to figure out the name but it doesn't say. It's just a "password protected journal", in pink, found in the toy section of Target. It's pretty nifty on the outside, plastic and, indeed, password protected.

I've never been a particular fan of Colin Farrell's but dear God, he makes a hot-ass vampire. Grrr.
28th-Dec-2011 07:19 pm (UTC)
Sorry the bbs felt like crap for awhile, but glad to hear their good time wasn't ruined. And sounds like a yummy dinner. I think I had a turkey and ham sandwich. Or maybe a baked potato...can't really remember. Don't work too late!
29th-Dec-2011 05:10 am (UTC)
So how was your Christmas, bb? Relaxing, I hope. The babies are fine, just a hiccup in the holiday, thankfully.

Dinner would have been yummier if I hadn't cooked it. :/
29th-Dec-2011 06:05 am (UTC)
Christmas Eve Eve was pretty fun mostly because it wasn't at my house and it was over in about 4-5 hours. Also, I got a Keurig one-cup coffee maker and it's awesome!!!! I've been OD'ing on caffeine ever since. :D
29th-Dec-2011 06:28 am (UTC)
Score! My boss told me he spent over a hundred on his, and I kinda laughed at him. But when it's a gift, awesome. Get Hazelnut creamer, it's my most favorite flavored cream and we can pretend we're having coffee together when we're drinking it. I keep it at work. :)

I'm gonna have to try Thanksgiving and Christmas Not at Home next year. Maybe I'll be more relaxed.
28th-Dec-2011 10:01 pm (UTC)
Oh man, of all the things to happen at Christmas. I'm glad that they finally started to feel better though.

I got THREE copies of Fright Night for Christmas. One from husband, one from mom, and one from in-laws. I guess I wasn't as subtle with the hints as I thought I was. LOL

I got the Blu-Ray and the 3D version on one disc. It has so many extras. I haven't gotten a chance to watch them all!
29th-Dec-2011 05:16 am (UTC)
I tried watching a bit on Colin Farrell on YouTube...two minutes into it and I had to turn it off because Colin being Colin was ruining Jerry for me. *shudders*

But tell me if anyone says anything interesting about Jerry's backstory. I'm just dying to know more. :)

Three copies, huh? People in your family are better listeners than the ones in mine, I tell you. This weekend, I'm going to get my own copy of it for my very, very own. *giddy dance*

We're all gonna have to catch up soon, MGs.
29th-Dec-2011 05:21 am (UTC)
You should have told me! I would have sent you one of them. LOL I already returned them and got myself a video game.

I will watch it and let you know. I am busy as hell right now but I am hoping to watch the special features this weekend.

And I loved Ginger even more the third time around. Why am I so drawn to her?
29th-Dec-2011 06:24 am (UTC)
Why am I so drawn to her?

Because she's the closest thing in that universe to Cordelia?

A dark haired girl who is LESS than impressed with The Great Peter Vincent, who says exactly what she wants when she wants, and she's basically Peter's assistant slash girlfriend?

Cordelia. *nods*

I'm watching the part where Jerry bites Doris, and Jerry pretty much has my vote for hottest vampire biter, uh-huh.

I also really love that he's not a metaphor for anything deeper than "shark from Jaws".

Also, I noticed that while Evil Ed is supposed to be a nerd, he's totally not lovable. I kinda don't like him, he's a tad of a woman-hater and there's a strain of darkness running through him that, I think, Jerry senses. That's why he closed his eyes right before Jerry bit him. He was giving into what Jerry said about him because he felt it was true. That's Marti Noxon right there - her nerds are less cute, more dangerous, than anyone else's.
29th-Dec-2011 06:28 am (UTC)
And she's Latina. That always helps with me. I still won't believe she is dead. If Peter Vincent got turned by being bit by Jerry's minions, then Ginger was turned (and cured) when Ed bit her. Yes, that is my wank and I am sticking to it! I NEED SEQUEL!

But yeah, I never liked Ed, not even in the original. Of course, I thought Charlie was a d-bag in the original too. I was always rooting for Jerry. And Amy was Amanda Bearse in that and she was so rocking the lesbian vibe back even then so her Amy and Jerry didn't have the heat this Jerry and Amy do.

I really do love there is no higher purpose to Jerry. Eat, shit, swim, fuck. That is Jerry in a nutshell.

Edited at 2011-12-29 06:30 am (UTC)
29th-Dec-2011 06:38 am (UTC)
Jerry reads, and I think he collects something. That one room Charley breaks into is full of books and stuff. But, yeah, Jerry's a fucking monster and he's totally okay with that. So am I. :)

I find it interesting that just getting bit can turn a person into a vampire in this 'verse. It makes it MORE interesting for me that Jerry shares his blood with Amy even when he didn't need to in order to get her to turn. It makes me think Amy is different. He doesn't treat her like he treated Doris. So agreed - this Amy/Jerry combo works a lot more than poor Amanda Bearse trying to be sexy with Chris Sarandon, LOL

I also agree - totoally - with your headcanon about Ginger. She was bit, Jerry died, she reverted, and lived to "douchebag" another day. :)
29th-Dec-2011 06:42 am (UTC)
I almost feel like Jerry giving Amy his blood was to get her under his thrall. I think Jerry was honest when he said that Amy made him feel young. There was something about her, more than just being with Charlie. He was drawn to her, for whatever reasons, and he just wanted to put her under his spell.

Doris was a lesson. I think that Jerry wanted Charlie to find Doris, wanted him to find out. I feel like it's a game to Jerry with Charlie. I mean just look how he acts out on the road with them. Like this is a bit of excitement. It's like how animals play with their prey sometimes (like dolphins and monkeys and such).

I have put way too much thought into this movie. But god I love vampire mythos and we haven't had a good one in SUCH a long time, you know?
29th-Dec-2011 07:03 am (UTC)
This movie was like a breath of fresh air after the drought of the last few years, lemme tell ya. A vampire that FINALLY acts like a vampire 'should'. Biting, evil, games, hotness, humor. I'd put it up there with the Lost Boys in terms of the potential within the 'verse, to expand. Peter's like a Watcher, and he's collected enough 'artifacts' that I think there's an entire underworld hidden beneath the suburbia and bright lights of Vegas. I could like this 'verse, I really could.

It's too bad the least interesting part of the movie for me is the flippin' protagonist. LOL
29th-Dec-2011 07:11 am (UTC)
Welcome to my world. I didn't care for Charlie or Charley, in either the original or the remake. LOL I know why he is there but I just don't find him interesting or compelling. I don't find myself rooting for him.

I think the 'verse is amazing. I know so many people dislike Noxon but I really think she does a great job with this. There are these little subtle digs at Twilight and then Buffy references. It's just so great.

Why was this not more popular? I don't get it.
30th-Dec-2011 02:25 am (UTC)
Because, evidently, the kids weren't pretty enough, Jerry didn't sparkle, and no one tried to kill themselves out of heartbreak?

I have no clue.

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