Saturday, August 12, 2006

Movies, Movies, Movies...

I FINALLY saw "An Inconvenient Truth" Wednesday night with my friend from work and her husband. I guess the best way to describe it was "powerful." I think Al Gore is an excellent speaker, and I did feel scared after seeing it, and angry at our current idiot administration. I almost feel like I shouldn't have children after seeing this. Pics aren't uploading- how frustrating...

I rented Syrianna, Memoirs of a Geisha and Match Point, all pretty good movies. I had a gift card for Blockbuster for $10 that a coworker gave me just as a way to say thank you for help. I had some of my students do calligraphy for her friends wedding invitations and they got paid for it- YAY! The nice part was they had 3 movies for $9.99, so I just had to pay tax- good deal :)

Dinner was seitan with red peppers and onions cooked in cast iron and I made rice and black beans to eat it with. My omni brother tried it and said "this is pretty good- can I eat some for dinner" I took a picture of the leftovers, but blogger is not letting me post- for 2 days!!!


Blogger Carrieā„¢ said...

We still haven't seen that movie. Geez! No time lately, but we do want to. Even the ads I saw looked powerful.
What a co-inkydink, I just started reading Memoirs of a Geisha yesterday. Like movies, I'm behind the times with reading. I'm only into it to page 44, but I'm really enjoying it so far.
I've made some really nice meals and been so wrapped up in them that I forget to take pictures too. Next time.

8/12/2006 7:14 AM  
Blogger Melody said...

I am really looking forward to that movie.. knowing me, I'll end up renting it though.

How nice that you got the GC for the movies. I read Memoirs of a Geisha years ago... and I'm looking forward to seeing the movie too.

It's awesome that your brother thought your vegan food was good! I love when that happens.

8/12/2006 12:30 PM  
Blogger Vicki said...

karen, the truth movie haunts me...fully understanding your feelings -- i fear for my girls' future. i started blogging about it to channel some of that steam & to keep myself focused.
*lighter note* what seitan recipe did you use?

8/12/2006 1:03 PM  
Anonymous Geraldine said...

I am so looking forward to seeing the Truth movie.

What did you think of Geisha? I thought the story was a bit lame at times but the filming was amazing and evocative.

Huggs, G

8/12/2006 1:23 PM  
Blogger Vivacious Vegan said...

I'll end up renting an Inconvenient Truth (too cheap to go to the movie theater - and besides, I don't think it's even playing anywhere near me in my backwards podunk town.). Can't wait to see it though. I thought Memoirs was a little unbelievable at times but very beautiful and artistic.

8/12/2006 3:34 PM  
Blogger Dori said...

I understand youe emotions. I felt angry, not necessarily at the presidential administration... but at the whole darn baby boomer generation. Fortunately I miss this generation by a few years ;O)

8/12/2006 4:11 PM  
Blogger karen said...

Carrie- I never read the book, but the movie was visually beautiful. I took a pic today of the leftovers, but blogger isn't uploading pics still.

Melody- my brother actually likes a lot of my vegan food. He even liked vegan pizza with follow your heart cheese!

Vicki- I absolutely love the VwaV recipe for seitan- so good and easy to make!

Geraldine and Crystal- I thought the film was visually beautiful, the story was a bit weak at times, but I enjoyed it and had a good cry at the end :)

Dori- I could see being angry at the baby boomers. This is when things really started to get out of hand and they seem to not care.

8/12/2006 7:20 PM  
Blogger KleoPatra said...

I still haven't had the chance to see "AIT" but i want to. Also, i have heard so many good things about "Match Point," not in the same light of the importance of the Al Gore flick, but...

Mmmmm, the seitan (w/red peppers and onions, which i adore!) would rock my world. I just took out a box of the mix to make some this weekend...

Hope you are having a great weekend, Karen!!

8/13/2006 12:26 AM  
Blogger jenny said...

I still haven't seen an inconvenient truth. I get Syrianna and Memoirs a while ago and they're still sitting next to my dvd player! Maybe next weekend...

8/13/2006 10:56 AM  
Blogger Urban Vegan said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend.

I want to see An Inconvenient Truth, and yet I dread it in a way--reality always hits me too hard (Its a Pisces thang!).

8/13/2006 12:14 PM  
Blogger funwithyourfood said...

The movie scared me too. And i did think al gore did a great job

sorry blogger isn't working for you. does that to me sometimes too.


8/13/2006 8:52 PM  
Blogger bellaandspike said...

I'm on the same page as Urban Vegan- I want to see AIT, but I am dreading how upsetting it will be... it will probably end up being a rental. Hopefully, the next administration will try to reverse/stop the damage that's (especially) been done over the last 50 years instead of ignoring/adding to it.
I'd like to see the other 3 movies as well. I watched "Da Ali G Movie" yesterday- funny, but not exactly on the same itellectual level. :p

How cool that your students got paid to do calligraphy on wedding invites!

BTW- Kar, thanks for commenting on my lame attempt at a blog!

8/14/2006 3:55 PM  
Blogger Tanya Kristine said...

i can't wait to see that movie. i've netflixed it just in case i never get around to going. which i rarely ever do since i HATE going to the movies...isnt' that weird? unless it's a matinee

i'm so lazy when i cook. it's either a big deal or i go out. tonight we're rollerblading to an outdoor restuarant and having dinner...sound fun?

8/15/2006 6:18 PM  
Blogger KleoPatra said...

Hi Karen! I saw the movie as well during my vacation... Hope you are well! Post soon!?!

8/22/2006 12:49 AM  

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