Fact: Bluemuf is the winner of the birthday party charm bracelet! Let's swap emails and I will get it to you before we go on holidays of Friday!
Fact: I am still parked on the sofa, wrapped up in blankets with Duke. I kept Loopy home from school for just one more day of recovery today and this afternoon after she napped, she announced that it was time to bake again and she is in the kitchen making brownies for us. No matter what, I am trying my best to stay out of the kitchen and let her do everything herself. I can hear the rattling of pans, the beeps of the oven and the cracking of eggs. I'm sure it will be a delicious dinner for us during our recovery.
I had a little thought today while I was reading the comments in my last post about the Oscar fashions. An anonymous commenter made a jibe about my self-proclaimed talents... so I was thinking about doing a post about all of the things I can't do, or do badly, would you like that? Of course you would, but that's just my opinion.
The commenter also said something along the lines of, "and since you like facts so much"... and I don't really remember saying that I particularly like facts, although it would be safe to assume that most people, except for the occasional defense lawyer, like facts. Sure, I like facts. Facts are good. But whether or not I like an Oscar dress is my opinion, and I like to blog me up a little fact and a little opinion on occasion. Whether or not I liked Mickey Rourke's outfit has little to do with whether or not I saw his movie The Wrestler... and regular readers of this blog know how many movies I see.
Speaking of my opinion...
We slipped out to see Coraline over the weekend, happy to just be out of the house and confident that we weren't contagious. To be brutally honest, I thought it quite boring, in spite of the amazing 3-D effects and the absolutely enchanting production. The intro started off quite promising... but at several points my mind just drifted. Maybe it was my ear infection, maybe it was the predictable "the grass is always greener/Alice in Wonderland with a twist" storyline, I don't know.
Also, don't take any kiddies under the age of ten to see Coraline. It's too long, it drags in spots and there are some pretty creepy scenes involving eyeball-to-black-button assimilation that might be too intense.
If you're the type who just enjoys some fantastic eye candy and can appreciate the craftsmanship of puppetry and modeling, then go and enjoy. The two cupcakes I am giving Coraline are for design and production, and that's it. But that's just my opinion.