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Vogon had a half-day today, so after lunch we went up to the Angelika to see March of the Penguins. I liked it, although we had to take Laurel's shoes off since she kept making them blink. (Amy bought her blinking Disney Princess sandals when we were on vacation because she felt the sandals she had weren't girly enough.) She behaved quite well for not being into the movie as much as the others she's seen in the theater this summer and told Grandma and Aunt Sarah all about it on the phone tonight.

I would like to have done more to celebrate my birthday than lunch out on the actual day and a movie a few days later, but I've been a bit under the weather lately. I picked up a cold last week that's hanging on, another molar abscessed (not as bad as the one earlier this year) and drained, and I have an intermittently piercing earache, although I'm not sure whether it's because of the cold or wax buildup. Vogon picked up a bottle of Similasan Earache Relief for me last night and it relieved the pain enough for me to sleep then and for a late-afternoon nap today.

I started watching My Architect: A Son's Journey earlier this week and am about halfway through it; I hope to finish tonight but if I don't, I will sometime this weekend. I also have The Motorcycle Diaries and My Mother Likes Women to watch on my own after Vogon watched both earlier in the week. We started A Very Long Engagement earlier tonight, but he fell asleep around 2100 in the study. I can wait until he's up again to resume watching it.


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Aug. 13th, 2005 04:09 am (UTC)
Wow. I don't think I've ever stopped watching a movie and picked it up later. Like it's a book. I don't think I could do that. But surely I have. It's weird how foreign the concept is to me right now. I must be tired.

I've been wondering: what is the system you have for your tags with the numbers before words? It seems very useful. Like call numbers.
Aug. 13th, 2005 05:05 am (UTC)
I've been wondering: what is the system you have for your tags with the numbers before words?

I've been wondering the same thing myself.
Aug. 13th, 2005 07:10 pm (UTC)
I do it all the time because a lot of the movies I want to watch aren't kid-friendly. I start them after she's in bed, then I pause when things I want to do pop into my head and do them. I fold a lot of laundry in front of the TV at night.

The numbers in my tags are the Dewey Decimal Classification for the subjects. I like to organize things and I've found it works well for me -- in another time, I'd be one of those people with a house full of drawers that could produce botanical smaples or spices or whatever on request.
Aug. 13th, 2005 05:12 am (UTC)
I just lost my comment grrr! Lets try this again!

I hope you get to feeling better. It sucks to be under the weather especially around your birthday. Happy Belated Birthday btw. *Hugs*

I just thought March of the Penguins was just precious but my boys were a bit bored. I guess it is just for us sappy adults then eh?!

Aug. 14th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
Thanks. *hugs back*

I'm pretty sure Laurel liked March of the Penguins since she's still talking about it, but I think I appreciated it more. We can always rent it on DVD when she's older.

And to answer your other comment, the numbers before some of my tags are the Dewey Decimal Classification for the tag's subject.
Aug. 13th, 2005 01:16 pm (UTC)
Hi...I came here for one thing but it looks like I may say several. :0)

clemidia sent me because I was sharing on my LJ that I'm using the Diva Cup for the first time this month and I'm dying for some feedback from others who have tried it. She said you had posted about that very issue a few years back and might be willing to share again.

Also, we just watched A Very Long Engagement last night. I really like that movie.

Also, after looking at your userinfo I'm thinking I may friend you. Grooveh?

I think that's all the also's...
Aug. 14th, 2005 02:11 am (UTC)
I've used the DivaCup for almost two years and the Keeper for a year before that, so I'd be happy to share what I've learned from using them and answer any questions you might have about either cup. Ask away! (:

We've gotten a bit over half an hour into A Very Long Engagement but I've been having trouble paying attention to the subtitles. I think I have a longer attention span for subtitled movies in languages I either understand better (Spanish, Italian) or not at all (Farsi) because I keep trying to mentally parse what I'm hearing.

Feel free to friend me; I'm not always around on weekends but I read my Friends view every weekday.
Aug. 14th, 2005 03:22 pm (UTC)
Mainly I'm wondering two things about the Diva:

1.) Will I stop noticing that I'm wearing it? It seems like I recall when I moved to tampons it took a few cycles before I stopped noticing them and got used to the way they felt (of course, that was EONS ago now). The Diva is definitely a different sort of feeling...not uncomfortable or anything, but different.

2.) Does the 'squick factor' go down over time? Right now I'm still pretty grossed out by the whole affair, but I really support the concept and thus I'm trying to make it work. Still...eeew. :0)

So you tried the Keeper too? I'm guessing you like Diva better?
Aug. 17th, 2005 03:36 am (UTC)
1. Yes. I've read that some folks feel it press on their urethra a bit, but I've only experienced that once or twice when I've inserted the cup at a different angle than usual and it's went away after adjusting the cup by doing a few Kegel exercises. Usually I put it in and forget it's there until it's nearly full (on the first few days, when it actually fills up in less than 8 hours) or at bedtime and when I wake up, which is when I've gotten into the habit of emptying, washing and reinserting it every day during my period.

2. I don't know. I was fascinated at first by what I saw every time I emptied the cup and only found it a minor inconvenience to scrub under my nails after 'changing' the cup. (I don't like anything under or on my nails.) After a few cycles, it became so routine that I don't really think about what I'm doing when it's time to empty the cup.

I used the Keeper first because I wasn't aware there were silicone cups available. I had a mild latex sensitivity before using it and developed a full-blown allergy about a year later. I'd been using the Keeper every cycle and a latex diaphragm for birth control, so I stopped using both products, notified my healthcare providers, and switched to the DivaCup.
Aug. 17th, 2005 10:33 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for sharing this. SO helpful.
Aug. 13th, 2005 03:11 pm (UTC)
I hope you fell better soon. Yea, kids have a hard time sitting still, especially at the movies. I wont take my two year old though, that is just asking for about 10 restroom brakes. *lol*
Aug. 14th, 2005 04:35 am (UTC)

Laurel's first time in a movie theater was a few months before she turned 4 and she started out fussy, then fell asleep. We didn't take her out to the theater again until Star Wars Episode 1 came out, then she wanted to go to the bathroom at every slow point. She's been really good since then, though -- she only went to the bathroom twice during Madagascar and just once during March of the Penguins.
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