May 31st, 2003

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Just like riding a bike

Just got back from my first bike ride in, well, ages. Certainly since I've been driving (almost three years) and probably more than that. Once I remembered which handle controls which break, and after dad decided that my helmet couldn't be jammed down any further over my ears (I appreciate that he cares about my brains not being splattered all over the sidewalk, but does he do this with Jamie? No), it was a piece of cake.

But man, did I feel the burn. Prepare for major whining about muscle soreness tomorrow. Right now I just have overcooked spaghetti legs, which should be interesting once I get into the shower.

I've been having so many weird dreams lately. Last night I had a fanfic dream... one of those dreams in a somewhat narrative form that makes perfect storytelling sense when you're asleep, could be the best thing you've ever written if only you could commit it to paper (or computer screen) -- and then when you wake up, you either can't remember it or it seems like something out of a bad acid trip or both. All I remember was it was Stargate (obviously) and that, in the dream, I was a guy. A guy character, that is. I think I worked in the infirmary, because I was friends with Janet -- but only friends, because I think I have a girlfriend, and my girlfriend wanted me to make some really important decision about my career, and so did Janet (who was kind of a boss/mentor in the dream) and, well, while I was asleep it sounded like a perfectly awsome OC-based story.

*sighs in frustration*
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New colors and comment links! Fun!

*kicks Suz for reminding her about Alias*

Going to see Finding Nemo at 1pm... woohoo :)
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"Dude, no hurlin on the shell."

Finding Nemo was extremely cute. I loved the whole father/son-based plot, I loved the sea turtles, the ray, the pelicans, and especially the gulls.

"Mine. Mine! Mine?"

As always, Disney/Pixar are remarkably apt at making a movie that both kids and adults can enjoy. There's enough goofiness and excitement to keep the chillins entertained, but also a lot of nice touches for the more mature members of the audience, ranging from political jokes to the memorable music from Psycho. Can't wait to see this one again on DVD.

The drive to the theatre sucked; they're either putting in new pipes or widening the road or both. At one point it seemed that a construction crew (they're putting in a new Mervyns, Target, Pier 1, Barnes & Noble, and something else) had nicked a water pipe. There was a two or three story gyser of water spraying into the air that would have gotten inside the car if Shelby hadn't had her window rolled up. We sat in traffic for quite a while, and my 'driving shoulder' got a bit more pinkish than my 'non-driving shoulder'.

Rereading Koontz' "One Door Away From Heaven" while I wait for either "The Face" or "Revelation" to arrive. The first time I read it, well, I was impressed as always by his writing and characters and plot twists, but, well, I guess when it comes down to it I wanted it to be shippy. It would have been so easy to start something between Noah and Micky. Then again, maybe that's why he didn't do it.

Of course, the same could be said of "By the Light of the Moon". Now there was an opportunity, by God *g*

My beautiful boys won again tonight, but sadly so did the stinkin' Dodgers.

And I have a killer leg cramp in my right leg, ankle to thigh. Waiting for the milk, banana and ibuprofin to kick in.

Edited to add:

New icon! In honor of Nemo:

and finally this friends compatability thing:

angellemyst 95%
shipperkitten 87%
tinagilman 87%
wardragon 84%
eilanhp 80%
yamadara 79%
How compatible with me are YOU?
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