It's sort of like a repeat of last Christmas in terms of activity level, only without the excuse of a back injury.
But I have to admit that it's been fun. We finished watching season three of Slings and Arrows, and while I howled with laughter throughout all the episodes, I will admit I got a little teary at the end of the final one. Very satisfying ending it was though, and if you ever get a catch to watch Slings and Arrows, DO!
The Resident Offspring and I each got the other the Twitch City box set for Christmas (it was a bit of a Don McKellar Christmas around the Zombie house), which is a little bit scary. A television series about an agoraphobe who watches television can strike a little close to home when you have been nurturing your inner agoraphobe for the past week.
So out we went, first to the cheap seats for some escapism with Mamma Mia. It is cheesy and ludicrous and Pierce Brosnan cannot and should not sing. But by god, Queen Meryl actually can! And the scenery of the Greek islands is spectacular and just what you need to forget that you have at least another five months of winter to get through.
Yesterday, we girded our loins (and do you know how hard it is to find a loin-girder these days?) and headed to the most insane mall in the city (on the Saturday after Christmas, yet) to watch Milk. We actually timed everything exquisitely, as not only was it the first day that the temperature had climbed above freezing, thus allowing me to put the urban assault vehicle into two-wheel drive for the first time in two weeks, we also hit the early matinée so were able to score one of the last parking spots in existence.
Milk was really good, very well done, and Sean Penn really does disappear inside the character. It was not a perfect film, and the Resident
I always love seeing places that I know in film, and during the scenes that depicted the Castro, I kept looking for the restaurant where we met Will and Hillary for supper.
But today it's snowing like a sonofabitch yet again, so I am very glad that Ruh will be coming over this afternoon during her visit home, to do a little tea partying with us. She's offered to regale us with some Weakerthans' songs on guitar and I may just hold her to that. Mamma needs to be entertained!
How have you been entertaining yourself this festive season?