Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday Fill-Ins #85

Somehow I missed last week's Fill-Ins. Here's this week's:

1. The last meal I had at a restaurant was eggplant parmigiana with spaghetti and a small house salad at the Casa Restaurant in Foxchase Center on Duke Street. Last weekend.

2. Being hurried is something I intensely dislike. Well, along with war, disease, famine, crime, rudeness, cheating, and cockroaches. Oh, and most politicians.

3. The full moon makes me want to go outdoors and dance in it.

4. __________ is one of my favorite local expressions. Hmmmm. I don't think we have any local expressions here in Alexandria. Maybe:
"The traffic on the Beltway is really brutal today"?
Or: "When the hell are they gonna finish the Wilson Bridge project?"
Or: "Don't look at me – I didn't vote for him."

5. Sometimes it's best to admit you have no will power whatsoever and grab that last ├ęclair before somebody else gets it.

6. __________ is the best movie I've seen so far this year! OK, this is complicated. We don't really go out to movies much anymore – we watch them on DVD. So generally, we don't see a film until it's been out for a while. The only 2008 film I've seen so far is the new "X-Files" movie ("I Want to Believe"). But it was only so-so. The best films I've seen this year are all from last year or earlier. So from the 2007 films I've seen, I think my favorite was either "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" (I'm a serious Nicolas Cage fan), or "American Pastime" (about baseball and the Japanese internment camps during WWII), or "My Best Friend" (a French comedy with Daniel Auteuil).

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to watching more Olympics or maybe the DVD of "Ghost Rider" we just got from Netflix (did I mention I'm a serious Nicolas Cage fan?), tomorrow my plans include the usual shopping and errands and Sunday, I want to get some reading done!


  1. I agree with your #5.

    Enjoy your weekend! I'm looking forward to watching the Olympics this weekend too

  2. Did you know it was Nicholas Cage that got Johnny Depp into acting? One more reason to like him!

    Thanks for playing, hope you have fun this weekend :-)

  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog earlier today- I love your answer for #3!
    Have a great weekend.

  4. your #5 made me laugh! and i love the sentiment on #3. i'm going to have to look for American Pasttime; i hadn't heard of that one. have a great weekend!

  5. I couldn't think of a local expression either. I'm sure I will think of one later or one of my fellow Southern Californians will come up with one I'll recognize.

    #5 is the excuse I used today while at the bookstore. :-)

    I hope you have a great weekend!


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