Dinner last night was a success. The roast vegetable lasagne was good and I managed to fit most of it in the dish, only a small bit of the ricotta sauce dripped over the side.
I didn’t end up making a cake. Instead I made chocolate fudge puddings in individual cups. It was yummy! They looked really funky in the cups too. They were coffee mugs given to us around wedding time but we hadn’t opened the packet yet. It’s amazing that with all that we got no one gave me ramekins! It seems that these mugs are oven safe though so they might get a lot more use as dessert dishes! There’s so pudding left over so I might eat some of that soon.
It’s been sooo cold today. I walked to the shops to have coffee with my best friend and the wind was very nippy. There was a slightly retarded lady (no really she had some kind of mental retardation, there’s a few of them around here, I’m not sure what they do, maybe they live on welfare or something) that spoke to me on the way. She was picking up rubbish off the sidewalk, not as a job, see just seemed environmentally conscious. She said to me “Lovely, cool weather we’re having.” I replied “Yes, it’s very cold.” She said “You need to go home and turn the heater on, that’s what you need to do.” I told her that we don’t have a heater and she said “Why? You should go and buy yourself a heater, that would be nice wouldn’t it? That’s what you need to do.” Part of me is thinking, “Weirdo” Another part of me is thinking, “what am I going to buy a heater with?! I’ll just exchange sexual favours for money and buy a heater shall I?” Of course that was the disturbed part of me talking, the pat that is scarred from watching Closer.
Hubby and I watched Closer last night. It was awful! I thought it was a really ordinary movie. There was very little plot development, no character development and pretty much it was about sex. It was raunchy and although the only thing you saw was boobs, some of it felt like watching soft porn. Apparently other people liked it because it was nominated for two Oscars and won awards in other events. I’ll admit that the acting was good, with actors like Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Jude Law and Natalie Portman you would like to think the acting would be good and the emotions captured for certain situations seemed real. But for goodness’ sake, do situations happen like that? Do people really insist that they love each other and then treat each other like that? That’s not love! There is a good line towards the end when Dan (Jude Law) says “I love you!” (for the umpteenth time in the movie!) and Alice (Natalie Portman) says “Where? Where is this love? I can’t feel it, I can’t touch it, I can’t see it. I can hear it, I hear you saying the words but…” She has it right at that point, unfortunately she ruins her profoundness by saying “I would have loved you forever but I don’t love you anymore.” WTH? He’s on his knees begging her to forgive him and she won’t because she doesn’t love him anymore. How can you have the ability to love someone forever and then in the sight of adversity just not love them anymore? They are going to stuff up, forgiveness is part of the process! Anyway, I’m pretty sure she’d made her mind up to leave him before that and she’s just twisted. It’s just sad that the writers have her make some very salient points and then ruin it by making her so fickle and unforgiving.
COW Club went well today, better than previous days I think. The band was better, I was a bit annoyed about something because we had all these cool things worked out but people weren’t at the practice and so just kept on playing. I guess I was annoyed because they could have asked what was decided at the practice. I was worried about how I would say it but then I just said “Hey, in the last chorus we’re going to do this…” and it happened and it was all good! Tomorrow is the last day, it’s gone quickly. In the breaks when the kids weren’t around Matt reminded me of how to play Blackbird on guitar and also taught me Stay by Lisa Loeb. Tomorrow we have to pack up all the stuff and clean up… ugh!