Oh, Packers!

So, there it was again: defeat clinched from the arms of victory!  Or whatever that saying is.  And once again the Packers made me think anything is possible!  [Beating the Patriots! In New England!  With our back-up quarterback!]  Except winning when we really need to still escapes us.  Oh, drat.  Apparently, though, if we win the next two games, we’ll be playoff-bound no matter what else happens.  I have high hopes that we can do that.

Moving on to Black Swan…Whoah.  That was one wacky movie.  I am pretty sure that I think that it was really amazing.  While it was incredibly stylistic, I did not find it pretensious or obnoxious.  On the contrary, I found it compelling and fascinating.  It is certainly not for the faint of heart, as I had to spend minutes on end staring at Aaron’s face so as not to look at the bloody screen.  It was surely intense and not a movie I’d want to see again (at least not anytime soon), but holy Moses was that a movie!  Great acting, amazing imagery and a brilliantly original story.  At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised or upset if it won Best Pic.  We’ll see.

I’m almost done Christmas shopping, but then I always seem to remember just one more thing I need to get.  And then another.  And then another.  The same goes for wedding weekend things.  We’re about done (how we’re going to manage to get it all to Door County, I have no idea), but then I remember — we need the sand for the luminaries, New Year hats and noisemakers, paper napkins in the colors of my choice, etc.  Just last week I finally remembered to call into the bakery and request at least two of our ordered cupcakes be gluten-free for my gluten-sensitive movie star friend.  Now I hope that my mom does not forget to pick up said cupcakes.

Happy December!


4 Responses to “Oh, Packers!”

  1. 1 Sara H December 21, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Man, wasn’t that a great Packer game to watch? Right up until the last minute. I have a hard time believing that McCarthy didn’t prep the QB for that last situation, knowing we had no more time outs, but they sure looked confused like the possibility had never occured to them.

    Also, Packers? Please work on tackling. Thank you.

    I was intrigued by this Black Swan movie, but didn’t anticipate a bloodbath. You probably can’t explain without giving it away, but boy does that seem weird for a ballet movie.

    Yay wedding stuff!

  2. 2 heather December 21, 2010 at 10:03 am

    That game was sad. I work every other Sunday, so I haven’t seen any of the other heartbreaking losses, but that was too sad. Are we really play-off bound if we win the next 2 games? That sounds promising. And I know we will crush the bears.

    I have definitely moved on to the “one last thing” category of shopping, and even found myself getting stuff at the boston store at east towne, if that tells you something.

    Let me do something to help with the wedding…I could pick up the cupcakes, especially since I don’t have to make them. Or, your mom can pick them up and put them in our car.

  3. 3 kateandgracie December 21, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Sara, you are so right on everything. Of course. That ending was so flummoxed — it was like they had never played in that situation before. And not just Flynn. It was bizarre. And truly disappointing. And special teams? Well, Heather’s always saying she wants to get in there and shake things up on special teams. I think now would be the time.

    And you’re also right about Black Swan — hard to explain the blood stuff without going into too much detail about the movie. Or, really, without turning people off to it altogether.

    Speaking of Sara, how are you feeling these days? I haven’t seen you in forever.

    I really recommend The Soap Opera for last minute gifts. We popped in there yesterday for one person and ending up getting great gifts (IMO) for three people! Yahoo! I almost ended up picking up things for me, but kept myself in check.

    And I really don’t think you need to do anything for the wedding but get there safely with bells on. That’ll be a great gift to both of us!

  4. 4 Sara H December 22, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Saw this morning that A-Rod is cleared to play for Sunday! WOOT! Poor Matt Flynn. He played so well.

    I feel great but antsy. We are now under a month to go, but work is going to heat up rather viciously next week. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out – I still have nightmarish daydreams in which I go into labor during a briefing with the Governor-Elect.

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