Been doing a bit of MAJOR work around the house, and in need of some background noise. Since the cats have disabled the audio system, and I haven't gotten off my fat derriere to purchase even just a crummy CD player for the livingroom, I popped in LOTR last night while I was working downstairs.
Now, mind you, I ONLY ever will watch or listen to the EXTENDED VERSION of the 3-film trilogy, since the theatrical release should have been named "Lord of the Arwen" considering the oral gratification that was OBVIOUSLY going on involving Mr. Jackson's Johnson and the silicon-enhanced simpering lips of Ms. Tyler. It's the only justification I can imagine for him goosing up the throw-away character of Arwen - a MINOR, BIT CHARACTER in the Tolkein original.
Speaking of Ms. Tyler's pudgy lips, why the heck she felt the need to get all those injections is beyond me - she's got the wide-mouth-frog genes on her dad's side already. [/katty snark]
Anyhow - the LOTR extended version is absolute magick, and great for the "background noise" thing - although it is hard not to sit down and get caught up in the story. Perhaps if I am "good" and finish up all the chores this week, I will reward myself and let me watch the whole thing "marathon" style with popcorn and Pepsi this weekend.
I think I've narrowed down the hotel thing to 2 or 3 choices. Thanks for the suggestions, I will definitely go with a "chain" place, and if I stay a bit outside the city limits that will help on the cost as well.
I think they are going to re-roof my condo. They did the one next-door last week, and this morning there were rolls of roofing material on top of the low-level-ranch outside my upstairs hall window. I wish they would fix the fences first, but every time they screw around with the fences, they end up mutilating my garden. I hate sub-contractors.