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Brain Dump [Oct. 30th, 2006|09:46 am]

Random stuff...

Wow...you guys have great imaginations! Saturday morning was my Live Burn Evolution, which was a part of the combined CERT/Citizen's Fire Academy class I've been taking. In all fairness, I don't think I ever blogged about the CERT training. We had our mock search and rescue drill last Wednesday, the live burn on Saturday, and graduation is this Thursday night. 

Saturday night Husband and I went to see The Prestige. I enjoyed it, but was a bit disappointed at the ending. Not that the ending was bad; I just thought of about 20,000 ways it could have been better. The performances were great, you get to see Hugh Jackman without a shirt (worth the price of admission, and I'm not talking matinee prices here), it has Michael Caine...really, I don't have any right to complain. Plus, we got to see it alone, without kids, like real grownups on a date, even if we did take The Boy with us on the dinner portion of the evening.

The other interesting thing about Saturday night was the wide variety of rudeness I noticed. What is it with people? Or maybe we're just freaks for cleaning up after ourselves when we leave the theater. But c'mon...how hard is it to carry your cup and popcorn bag with you when you exit? The trash can is right there by the exit. Right. There. You don't even have to veer off the path to use it. And then in the parking lot...oh, the parking lot!! Oversized trucks parked in the spaces clearly labeled COMPACT, sticking out so far they blocked the drive lanes. Cars parked over the lines so the next space over was useless. People walking slow as molasses down the center of the lane, oblivious to the cars piled up behind them. What is it about parking lots that makes people's brains turn to mush?

Today, I am sick. As in, home sick. And I think we all know what I think about that. At least this time my house is relatively clean, since I just had company last weekend. And I closed the doors to the kids rooms, and am trying to limit my wanderings to the den, the kitchen, and the bathroom. Today, the rest of my house does not exist. And on the plus side, I get to spend all day in yoga pants.

Luke and Laura are getting back together. I haven't watched General Hospital in years, but this might be worth breaking out the VCR. I am actually one of those people who scheduled classes around GH. I know what the Ice Princess was. I remember when Luke was a bad guy. I knew Laura back when she was just your typical teen-who-suffers-from-blackouts-and-killed-her-mother's-lover-but-doesn't-remember-it. Ah, the memories.

Time for a nap.


[User Picture]From: kljohnson7868
2006-10-30 06:31 pm (UTC)

Ah, the good ole' (GH) days

I remember all of the Luke & Laura adventures. But my alltime favorite scene was when Tony was listening to his now-dead daughter's heart beating in her cousin's chest. I get chills even now, as I remember that moment.

I haven't watched the show in years. I think I stopped watching after Tony Geary (the actor) came back as Luke's 'cousin' Bill.... Jenny & Paul got together and left the show and I've never been back. Sadly, I'm sure I haven't missed very much at all.

I wonder what made Genie Francis (Laura) come back after all these years? Nostalgia? Money? Their 'anniversary'?
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-10-30 06:57 pm (UTC)

Re: Ah, the good ole' (GH) days

Oooo...I wasn't watching when the BJ heart transplant thing happened, but I saw that scene in an anniversary clip show once and sobbed for days. I think it was the single most moving television moment ever filmed. Just thinking about it makes me teary.

Somewhere I actually have a "Luke and Laura" video I found at the drugstore for a dollar. It's part one of a 2-part series but I never did see the second half.
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From: misty_bay
2006-10-31 12:20 am (UTC)

Oh! Where IS the blasted kudo's button?

I'd give you a MILLION for the trash in the movie theater outpouring. It's hideous. And...and...if I MAY add to it, I've paid careful attention. It is not the kids that can be blamed for this. It's about 20/80 with the adults being the 80% thinking that everyone else get's paid just to clean up after them. Grrrrr........

For some reason, Luke and Laura, in my mind, synonomous with Princess Di and Prince Charles. The same time frame, the same poofy gown, and the same romantic to-die for love story. Of course, Prince Charles didn't have a curly mullet...but you get my point.

Maybe now it should be called "Geriatric Hospital"?


And on a side note...should we try and reschedule chat as everyone will be out looting?

Have a Happy Halloween! I will be patiently waiting pics.

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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-10-31 01:02 am (UTC)

Re: Oh! Where IS the blasted kudo's button?

Good point about chat...maybe we should move it to Wednesday? I would say tonight but we have to carve pumpkins (have to do it at the last minute here or they turn to mush)

Oh, and there's a preview pic in the General Fluff folder...
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-10-31 03:14 am (UTC)
I actually ditched high school to see the Luke & Laura wedding. I used to watch that show faithfully! Luke, Laura, Scorpio (my personal fave, Dr Noah Drake, Blackie, Ruby...them were the days, huh?!

Hope you're feeling better!

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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-10-31 03:37 am (UTC)
Hey, I just found out that Scorpio is still around. And holding up well!
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From: blissonbliss
2006-10-31 05:33 am (UTC)
Yay for yoga pants!! Hope you feel better real soon!
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2006-10-31 03:16 pm (UTC)
I wish they would change the dress code at work to allow yoga pants. In fact, I wish they would be mandatory!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-10-31 11:34 am (UTC)
feel better soon and I too was a huge Luke and Laura fan, but I also certaintly didn't mind Anna and whatshisface either.
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[User Picture]From: aims814
2006-11-02 03:08 pm (UTC)
The last time hubs and I went to the movies(alone)was 1991! Even though we have carved out one night a week for "date night" we usually spend it having dinner and then grocery shopping. We actually talked about seeing The Prestige but we haven't committed to it yet.

Fire Academy sounds cool!

I skipped class the day Luke and Laura got married. I heard on soapnet the other night that she was coming out of a coma? I've missed so many years of GH. I haven't a clue what has been going on. I'd love to see this one.

Feel better soon!

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