I almost forgot about posting today. It’s late, and I want to go to bed, so this will be short. John and I just watched The Remains of the Day, and we’re not quite sure what to make of it. I enjoyed it, but I wasn’t prepared for how it ended. I feel like I missed something. That’s not exactly right; I don’t think I missed anything. It feels like there was something missing. But I love Emma Thompson. And she looks so young in this movie!
I just checked out IMDB. She was 34 when this movie came out (and I think she looked young. That’s a good indication of how I feel about my impending birthday, right?), and she’s only 50 now. I thought she was older. AND she’s married to the guy who played Willoughby in Sense and Sensibility. I wish she were with Kenneth Branagh, but since I can’t have that fantasy, at least I can be happy knowing she snagged a very good-looking Austen character.
Here’s what I was trying to post yesterday but couldn’t because we weren’t able to reset our internet connection (again) until this morning.
Thursday, February 12th
I didn’t think today was ever going to end. It was our last day of work before our long-awaited 5-day weekend, so it was guaranteed to take forever. We’re home now, thankfully, waiting for Brian to call us back to see if he’s free to hang out tonight. Brian is John’s friend from high school who’s a Coast Guard pilot living in Coos Bay, Oregon. He’s in town for a conference, and we had dinner and hung out with him last night. He leaves tomorrow morning, so hopefully we’ll get to see him again tonight.
It’s been ridiculously windy since last night (we could hear the wind howling around the house all night). When we got home, we had to reset our internet connection, and the lights have flickered twice just since I started writing this.