I was having a strange issue with my recent comments script (among a few other things) since upgrading to MT 1.4. It was quite annoying, but thanks to Mandi, first for telling me that said problem was messing up my entire template, then for allowing me to pick at her brain a bit, everything is now back in working order. Thanks, girl! πŸ™‚ Now if I could just figure out why I am not receiving comment notifications from unregistered commenters, like in MT land would be zen.
I finally got around to changing up my radio.blog. Here is the new playlist, so feel free to have a listen if you want.

  • Alicia Keys – Karma
  • Common ft. Erykah Badu – The Light
  • De La Soul – It’s Like That
  • Erykah Badu ft. The Roots and D’Angelo – The Hypnotic
  • Floetry – Sunshine
  • Heather Headley – I Wish I Wasn’t
  • Kirk Whalum ft. Wendy Moten – All I Do
  • Lauryn Hill – Nothing Even Matters
  • LLCoolJ – Hush
  • Mariah Carey – Through the Rain
  • Sade – King of Sorrow
  • Truth Hurts – Addictive

I dropped Gregory off at the Boys and Girls Club for a few hours today. It was a necessary solution to get a few hours of peace, since the boys have been at each other’s throats for the past few days. I suppose that’s only natural after being in close quarters for vacation, but I, for one, was very very glad there was somewhere to send him for a little bit. Too bad there was nowhere for DJ to go, too. πŸ˜†
Yesterday we went out in the dirty slushy lovely winter wonderland so that Gregory and I could get some much-needed boots (DJ got his almost 2 months ago). We ended up with some very nice ones, and our feet are much happier.
Then we went to go see Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. (Synopsis follows)

The Baudelaire siblings are likable and clever. Violet (Emily Browning), age 14, is one of the greatest young inventors the world has ever known. Her brother Klaus (Liam Aiken), age 12, is a reader and researcher of extraordinary knowledge and skill. And their baby sister Sunny has sharper teeth than most beavers.
Unfortunately, none of this can alter the fact that after their parents perish in a terrible fire, the Baudelaires are placed in the care of Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), a man who is either a demented evil genius or an egomaniacal actor. Aided by a troupe of theatrical misfits, he hatches one outrageous plot after another to get his hands on the orphans’ vast inheritance.

Now, mind you, this is one series that I have just NOT been able to turn Gregory on to reading. He has the first two books, then I just gave up, because they have lain unread (except by me) for like a year. I enjoyed them well enough, and when I saw the previews for the movie I thought they nailed the “feel” of the books right on the head. And I was right. Now, I normally am not a big fan of Jim Carrey’s, but for the role of Count Olaf, his over-the-top style was quite warranted. I found the movie very entertaining, with a good mix of suspense, humor, horror, inventions, and adventure. And it was hilarious to hear the kids going “Ahh!!,” “Oh my gosh!” and “Whoaaaaa!” all through it. It was a bit…compressed…but then, it was the first three books in one, so this is of course to be expected. But I did like it, and, unlike some other movies we have seen, I felt like my movie money was well-spent. I give it a 4/5. πŸ™‚

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Principessa · December 29, 2004 at 4:01 pm

Thanks for visiting (and playing!)
fun site design — love it!!

Sharoni · December 29, 2004 at 4:14 pm

Hi, Principessa sent me (no, not michele)…
I didn’t know Lemony was a series of books… then again, I don’t have kids so that probably explains it. I’m happy to hear it was good though, because my boyfriend wants to see it. Thanks for the review!

Desmond · December 30, 2004 at 3:06 am

Hi Tricia, thanks for leaving a comment. You have a cool site here. Love the color. It is so soothing.

Swt GA HunnyB · December 30, 2004 at 7:29 am

Hi there! First wanted to thank you for commenting on my site. Next I want to say how cool your site is! Wow, I just love it!
I’m hoping to take my kids to see this movie soon. My son never would get into the books either. But I am hoping that will change once he sees the movie. We are avid book readers in our family. Love the books on your reading list! πŸ™‚

Mandi · December 30, 2004 at 10:24 am

I’m right with ya on the needed peace & quiet. Unfortunately, I have my sis’ 2 kids here as well as my own crew. *glances at calendar to see when they return to school*
Hoping to catch Lemony Snickets this weekend – thanks for the synopsis!

Catt · December 30, 2004 at 2:40 pm

You know I could NOT get my daughter to read those books, despite trying for almost a year. Right before the school break she comes home with the “coolest book” she borrowed from a friend. Lemony Snicket. Go figure.

Carla · December 31, 2004 at 1:25 am

I love the radio.blog. I’ve never been a fan of Sade, but while listening to your radio blog while at work today….I’m taking a liking to the song.
Now on a coding note, do you mind sharing the plugin/script that you’re using to make your images show when hovering over certain links?
Be back later.

donyell · December 31, 2004 at 1:27 am

i like your radio.blog…one may be turning up on my blog πŸ˜‰
happy new year

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