September 28th, 2006

Brian and Anne

GATTACA

Last night I watched Gattica with matt_arnold. It was a very interesting movie. It didn't really work for me, except for a few scenes, partly because it was one of those movies where almost every moment is suspenseful somehow and even when the characters are relaxed I was thinking "oh, the risks they're taking!" or "what's she doing that for?", etc. and I get physically tense during movies like that. Last night in particular, that seemed to really tire me out. I'm glad to have seen the movie though.

If you haven't seen it, it's the story of a natural-born fellow in a time of genetic engineering, someone who wants a job whose requirements include being genetically without flaw and who hopes to follow his dreams of going out into space despite the fact that a genetic predisposition (99% likelyhood of a heart condition, Matt reminds me) disqualifies him from even trying.

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Brian and Anne

New China Cabinet


Cabinet
Originally uploaded by netmouse.

I bought a new china cabinet at a neighborhood yard sale last week. My sister noticed it as we drove by, actually, and we stopped and made the purchase in less than ten minutes because we were on our way to my grandmother's for lunch. Then some neighbors and Brendan helped deliver it a week later. It's a solid pine cabinet that the lady who sold it to me bought at naked furniture and then finished herself. I think it polished up nicely. I really like the warm tone of the wood, and the magnetic door fasteners.

It's fun rearranging the cupboards in the kitchen as I move things into the cabinet. Today I also brought a couple sets of glasses up from storage in the basement. I'm hoping to paint two of the exterior walls of the basement storage area on Sunday, as well as a section of the kitchen (the stripe of wall above the cupboards. I'm not sure what the right word for it is. It juts out and extends the width of the patio door and the window between the cupboards as well). Let me know if you're interested in helping or coming to keep me company during painting.