January 10th, 2005


that poolside picture

So I came across the picture whence was taken my "poolside" icon & discovered that it was actually in color. The B/W version was from a baby picture contest at my work---everybody's photo was made B/W to make it harder to guess ages. I'm going to keep the B/W icon version, but the color one's on my info page now.

I'd come to think I was grimacing in that shot, but I now think I was smiling, or trying to, but just had the sun in my eyes:

I've never liked having the sun in my eyes.

New default, until I find a better wintery one, will be me w/squirrelykat's Quincy's sibling kitty, adopted by somebody else.

Movies of 2004

And now.... Lisa's Favorite Movies of 2004:

I [Heart] Huckabees
Salmer fra kjøkkenet (Kitchen Stories)
Coffee and Cigarettes

The Incredibles

Pretty darned good
Shrek 2
School of Rock
The Motorcycle Diaries
Intimate Strangers
A Dirty Shame

Better than you'd probably expect
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Starsky & Hutch
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

Solid & successful at what they set out to do
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Tokyo Godfathers
Fahrenheit 9/11
Control Room
Garden State
The Corporation

Not a waste of money
Napoleon Dynamite
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Outfoxed - Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism

Good in the peripheral story, but the main conceit bad(ly done)
Touch of Pink

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
Mean Girls

Ocean's Twelve
The Stepford Wives (2004)
Team America: World Police

Offensive beyond redemption
Supersize Me

Not gonna see it, cuz Vol. I was offensive beyond redemption
Kill Bill, Vol. II (and I loved Pulp Fiction)

Complete crap (sorry, Cheryl)
My Baby's Daddy

still need to see
Friday Night Lights
Melinda and Melinda
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Finding Neverland
Spider-Man 2
The Aviator
Million Dollar Baby
Los Angeles Plays Itself
The Saddest Music in the World
A mi madre le gustan las mujeres (My Mother Likes Women)

I didn't keep track of what I took in as the year went by; I hope to do that this year. [List edited somewhat as I recall other films from the year.] [Anybody know of a round-up list of foreign/art/indie films of the year?]