One of the reasons why I jumped to Vox when it was beta was that I could add books and movies and music to my blog, both as libraries and integrated into my posts. If there is a comparable way to do this in typepad, I have not found it. I can make a book list (and have), but it isn't really a library. You can't look at the older books I've put into it. And I can't just drop my book references into my post like I could on vox.
And I can't seem to add movies or music at all. As lists. That draw from Amazon and show a nice picture of the thing I'm talking about. Or if there is, again, I can't find it.
This is all quite a bummer. I like reading, and I like watching movies (when I have the time), and I like thinking and writing about both of these things. Which used to be very easy to do. Damn you vox, damn you to hell.
This week, in between trying to finish all sorts of stuff professional and personal, I was so totally ready for a movie and a glass of wine. We watched THX 1138, a film that George Lucas made when he was in college. (and has clearly gone back and tweaked a bit). Tweaking aside, it's pretty impressive. And much better than any of the second round Start Wars movies. Robert Duval, looking extremely young, is the main character, which came as a surprise.
The other thing we've watched a bit of recently is FlashForward. Which I've been enjoying, so that should have been my signal that it would not be long for this world, and I now understand, when we have just one disc left, that the bloody show has been canceled. SIGH. And yet, I also understand that 24, a show that I found painful to sit through three episodes at which point I'd hit my saturation point of melodrama and drivel, was on the air for, like, longer than I was in graduate school. I will leave it at that because otherwise I will start ranting about Firefly, and that is a long rant.
Last night, just before bed, we popped in 13 Frightened Girls, which was... uhm.... pretty terrible. Though I LOVED everyone's outfits. So I kind of ignored the silly plot (I wish Netflix had mentioned that this was a movie aimed at teen or tween girls in the early sixties. I'm surprised it wasn't staring Gidget) and just salavated at all the purdy dresses and dreamt of having the patterns to make them. Also, the movie had Wo Fat from Hawaii 5-0 in it, and imdb has just blown my mind by informing me that Wo Fat was Anglo-Egyptian-Sudanese. WO FAT, people. Just think about that for a bit.
Sadly, my biggest accomplishment for the weekend was that I finally bought some shelving to deal with the kitchen, which just has seriously inadequate storage space. Organization, I can has it! But only one room at a time. And only once every three years, since that is how long this development has taken. SAD.