February 18th, 2008

Movies

New icon!

Mehndi X made me this kyoot icon for rambling osts about movies. Very nice :) Could have been a little goth-er, but at 100X100 the picture's about as detailed as I could hope for.

Intensely crowded weekend--our "Lady and the Tramp" post-valentine's party turned out bigger than I'd imagined it would, with about 20 people in attendance! Wow! It was hard to keep track of everyone and I didn't get to talk to some people very much, but it was quite a party, and everyone seemed well-fed at the end.

There's a local named "Sparrow" who always turns out at the Wing Night, our weekly gathering. He's hosted so many movie nights, and been such a good host, that I'm particularly tickled when he shows up at something we've put together.

I think we might have stumbled across the perfect formula for a movie night--just one movie, with a 20-minute intermission for dinner. This worked so well, everybody was all extra-chatty and social during the brief intermission. Usually I feel like the movie's a waste of time for some people (we know a lot of folks that just don't do films, that unless I *know* people are coming for a double-movie night, someone's left out.) With this, tho, the non-movie people seemed content, the movie people enjoyed themselves, and the social time felt stronger, somehow, because it was defined by the movie space.

We set up a little guest room Friday in our spare room--I think I'm going to try to decorate it as if "obsessive Griffyndor student slept here." Not specifically Harry Potter-themed (though there'll be a bit of that), but specifically, "student's bedroom."

Thank you to everyone who came and made Saturday close to perfect :)
tender and private

Meaningless but non-trivial symbols--

Whines and I are engaged :) In GURPS terms this is meaningless, because we're talking about tying the knot a ceremony in August two years from now (2010, wow, can you believe it? Where's my silver jumpsuit and jetpack?), and your game master won't give you any character points for something that far out. But...we just bought a house, and I don't want to go too far into debt on a wacky ceremony and plane trip to Canada right at this stage, so this'll let us bank a little. And in legal terms, it's utterly meaningless, as Texas doesn't recognize any marriage between two guys.

But I need symbols :) And I'd like to say "my husband," thanks, legitimacy is a good thing.

My perfect wedding is still renting a movie theater--the Drafthouse, for preference, having wedding scenes from all our favorite movies played on the big screen (maybe doing the vows from "Corpse Bride," or is that too silly? Do we really care? This is an illegal back-alley gay wedding, after all) and requiring EVERYONE in the audience to wear a costume of some sort, even if it's just a Mardi Gras mask. Then running up to Canada for a week of sightseeing in Toronto, and a license of some sort.

*laughs* One of my friends did a potluck wedding reception at her wedding :) That doesn't seem like the worst idea in the world.
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Edit: Oooh! Or we can rent out Kim Phung for the late afternoon and have a Vietnamese Restauraunt reception :) Serving 50 people at a Vietnamese restaurant shouldn't be more than about $340 :)
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