I had no idea Ryan Gosling was so charming. Or that Michelle Williams was so interesting. Man, I liked this movie. The dialogue was mostly improvised; the Blue Valentine shooting script is online here.
We have a winner! (Sorry for the delay in announcing it). The HTC SmartPhone and 3-month Mobilicity Talk & Text plan goes to….
Comment # 16, Laura! Congratulations, Laura. Please use your phone for the good of mankind.
Mobilicity gave me an HTC Snap SmartPhone to give away! The recipient gets the phone to keep, as well as a 3-month Mobilicity Unlimited Talk & Text contract.
How do you win this phone?
Just leave 1 or 2 comments on this post. In your comment, mention
something you might phone or text with this phone
that you might regret later.
(It can be funny, sweet, embarrassing, or whatever; just keep it clean).
Make sure your comment includes a valid email address, which will be confidential and only visible to me. It’s fine by me if you enter with the intention of giving this phone as a gift- I’m sure some of your parents or luddite friends could use a cool SmartPhone, so go ahead and try to win this one for them. As long as it ultimately goes to an adult who lives in Canada (excluding Quebec), it’s fine.
You may enter up to twice per email address.
I’ll pick the winner on the afternoon of January 3.
The free 3-month plan includes local calling, texts, picture messaging, in-province long distance, voicemail, caller ID, call waiting, 3-way calling, and call forwarding. You do not have to sign a contract with Mobilicity; at the end of the 3 months you can choose to continue the plan, or it will be terminated. The phone is yours to keep either way (it’s worth about $175). This contest is open to Canadian residents (except Quebec, desolée!) who are over 18. I don’t think there’s any tricky stuff attached- the company who’s managing this promotion is great. Email me if you have questions.
Remember, you can enter TWICE per email address.
I love this kid. And her Chuck Taylor skates.
Thanks to May for Facebookin’ this.
I made an Xmas bow tie for Helder’s mom’s cat.
My cats were
forced pleased to model it first.
Mojo. So majestic.
Juno. So annoyed.
Then I wrapped it up and gave it to the Senhora and my lil’ buddy Fausty, who chewed on it while being told in Portuguese how pretty he looked.
It’s felt, with a hair-elastic-and-button closure.
I am pleased with it, and am now planning an entire line of catcessories: a long necktie, a priest collar, a peter pan collar, maybe a Shakespearean ruffly thing. Stay tuned for more
mortified cats special occasions.
I did this once before but obviously cats look better in tuxedoes than business suits. What am I, a farmer?
Pics I liked online this week.
Here’s Russell Brand improvising a clever monologue that explains his entire backstory for the jester Trinculo (a character in Shakespeare’s The Tempest, soon to be a film directed by visionary designer/director Julie Taymor). Brand takes the character from childhood to shipwreck in 4 entertaining minutes.
Thanks to Holger and Brady for Facebooking this.