Feeling particularly swash-buckle-y, we went to see Pirates of the Caribbean on Sunday. Some fun swordfights, hokey, silly dialogue, and perhaps the worst ending to a movie that I’ve seen in a while – exactly the sort of mindless entertainment I like to feed myself every so often. I did think it odd, however, that we’re seeing films based off of Disney rides (it used to be that rides were based off Disney movies, once upon a time) – one of the previews to Pirates was for The Haunted Mansion (starring Eddie Murphy), which is, of course, another Disney ride. Personally, I’m waiting for Monorail: Living the Single Life.

Saturday, we used Best Buy gift certificates from holidays past and indulged our media fix with a new television (and no, we didn’t pay anywhere near that price). Not exactly a flat-screen, it’s pretty close. And it sho is perty. And huge. I celebrated by playing a little “Enter the Matrix” where I – as Ghost – got to fight Trinity in my own virtual Zen garden. Ghost and Trinity referred to one another as “brother” and “sister,” but I wasn’t sure if it was in a “brother and sister in arms” sort of way or “we came from the same parents” way. Clearly the latter would only refer to their “Matrix parents,” who are only surrogates for the machine parents that really bred them.

And, aside from a pleasant dinner with my in-laws Friday evening, we mostly worked on the condo, setting up the new A/V equipment and rearranging the living room so that we could move our bookshelves from the second bedroom into the main space. Needless to say, our home is currently an official disaster area.

How was your weekend?


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