Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Insanity Before the Storm
I watched one of my all-time favourite movies last night - Hard Core Logo. It doesn't matter how many times I've seen it, the ending still shocks the hell out of me.
Hugh Dillon of the Headstones is actually a very decent actor, and while Callum Keith Rennie may not be able to hold a guitar properly, he could charm the pants off an alligator with that smile.
This next week could see some sporadic postings on this blog. It's like the entire world decided that the final week of May is the time to do everything. But I am a mother; multi-tasking is in my job description. And this week I will be especially reminded of my motherhood, as my precious baby is turning 15 on Tuesday. The same precious baby who has 3 nights of drama production this week and a teenage-hangout birthday party on Saturday night. I think by that point, I'll be happy to take a glass of wine and a novel and go to bed early while the kids burn the house down.
There're also houseguests arriving for one night and that CBC radio interview. I am really looking forward to that and hope I can continue to ward off this family flu thing that's got everybody but me on antibiotics and nasal spray. One more week, and I can collapse into a snot-filled pneumoniatic mess.
But hey, at least the bathrooms are cleaned!
Eva came up with the best line (again!) while we were watching Hard Core Logo last night:
"Dear Jeff Martin - Hard Core Logo is not a guidebook to intra-band relationships"


Teddy said...

Funny, one of my favourite movies came on last night after the hockey game. In fact, I'd go so far as to call it the best DVD-worthy movie that I don't own - The Paper Chase. Tried getting Ti into it, but she's not so much into those kind of cerebral movies.


Can you email me some details of your CBC interview and stuff? I want to bring light of it to the Blog@Calgary. I need details tho...

Personal interest too, of course. :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

She must like things blowing up real good in movies, then Teddy?

I'll send you the details on the interview.

Allison said...

Good luck with your crazy week, and on the interview. And I hope you're feeling better.

Ben Heller said...

You'll have to tell us about the interview. Are you famous ?
I have your autograph !!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks Allison, I am feeling better because of course I do not believe in getting sick. It's just not in the plans. That said, of course, the karma police will now likely strike me down with boils and whooping cough.

And even more importantly, Ben, I have YOUR autograph - worth a million times more than mine.
I was contacted by CBC Radio Calgary to be featured on a segment called Eccentricities, which profiles Calgarians who are involved in unusual activties. We will be talking about blogging.
I'll let everyone know when the piece will air and how to hear it online.

Kellee said...

Haven't seen that flick yet...will have to rent it.

Will said...

Sounds like you have quite the week ahead - but it all sounds like good stuff. I am especially excited about the CBC interview ... and I will have to check out Hard Core Logo.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You need to watch it, Kellee - it's a Canadian road trip - your specialty!

It's all good stuff, Will - an embarrassment of goodness. Do check out the film if you get a chance.

phlegmfatale said...

"One more week, and I can collapse into a snot-filled pneumoniatic mess." *LOL* I LOVED this line. It's like me, constantly going "i've gotta get through (whatever commitment is pending) and then I'll dissolve into a tv-induced haze."

I'll have to check out this movie, since it comes so highly recommended by you. I'll report back on that.

Thanks for your comment on my roadtrip to west Texas - you came along in spirit - I had my cd you made which I LOVED the crap out of! It's exciting to hear new veins of music I want to mine. I confess I went straight to Martha Wainwright's wonderful (and mood-appropriate song for me at that moment) track before listening to the whole thing through. A thousand thanks to you for putting that together for me. I'll be enjoying that by the pool this summer, too, as well as while tooling around town and on other road trips. I must start planning another!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Well that must have been why I felt as though I were in the backseat for your west Texas roadtrip, Phlgemfatale. And I thought it was strictly due to your finesse with language (which is considerable).
I'm so glad you are enjoying the cd. I love to make cds and then imagine the recipient's reaction, and I confess that I was quite tickled to think of you listening to Martha singing BMFA. Somehow I knew you would enjoy that.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on Hard Core Logo if you see it.

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