Sunday, August 8th, 2004
Too Tired To Think Of A Title For This Post
The little dude in the image is the nutcracker favour thingee I got at my friend Lisa’s wedding yesterday – it’s actually quite cool, it has the working jaw lever and everything. Of course, being Christmas tree ornament-sized, it’s not really capable of cracking any sort of nut, but that’s not his fault. He’s doing his best.
The wedding went well, took up pretty much the whole day. First I got to drive down to Hamilton – GOD I hate traffic – for the ceremony which was held in the same catherdal that I graduated from high school in over eleven years ago. It was reasonably quick for a Catholic service, coming in at exactly an hour. I was impressed. The reception that evening was up by the airport and was quite possibly the longest dinner I’ve ever sat through. It was after 11pm before the desserts and toasts and all were done with, and I had to hoof it pretty much right after, I was so beat. The dinner itself was good though I couldn’t really avail myself of the open bar since I was driving. All in all it was a pleasant day of catching up with old friends from high school.
We had more than a few hours to kill between the ceremony and the reception (isn’t that always the way?), which we spent at a friend’s place watching Lawrence Kasdan’s Silverado on TV. I remembered watching Silverado way back when it first came out almost twenty years ago and enjoying it immensely – I was pleased to see that it still held up pretty well after all this time. It’s a pretty standard good guys versus corrupt sherrif guy western featuring a pretty solid cast – Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn (whom I thought was Tommy Lee Jones…), Danny Glover, Rosanna Arquette, Jeff Goldblum, John Cleese, Brian Dennehey and a young Kevin Costner – even by today’s standards. Unfortunately we had to leave before the final 20 minutes or so so I didn’t get to see how it ended. I could probably just pick the most predictable Hollywood outcome and be correct, but I actually wouldn’t mind watching the whole thing again. Perhaps I’ll rent it at some point.
np – Yo La Tengo / Ride The Tiger