Monthly Archives: October 2018


I used to only buy one type/brand/colour of socks so I would have an easier (or lazier) time matching them when I did my laundry.  A few months back though my feet were killing me so I bought these fancy-dancy, ergonomic, no sweat, padded, fitted, super comfortable, bamboo-rayon blended socks and really liked them, so a few weeks ago I treated myself to 6 more pairs of socks. The only drawback to these socks is that they are knit in such a way that they are labelled for the left and right foot.  At first I felt a little insulted that my socks were telling me what feet to put them on, but soon I took it in stride.

Sunday night was laundry night of course, and I knew I would have to take extra time and special effort when putting away my socks to make sure I had all the lefts and rights in proper order.  It reminded me though of a logic puzzle I was given way back in high school (or possibly even grade school).  The puzzle is this: you are in the dark and have to get dressed.  In your bag are 5 pairs of black socks and 5 pairs of white socks. What is the minimum number of socks you need to pull to ensure a matching set?

The answer is obviously three.  I wondered if the same theory could be applied to my current left and right sock situation, but realized it wouldn’t work like that because it’s possible (though rather unlikely) that I could pull 5 “lefts” in a row before pulling a “right”, so the minimum in my situation with 7 clean pairs of socks would be 8 socks to ensure at least one set of the correct pairings.  Well when I was putting my laundry away and matching my socks up from the pile I dumped on my bed, I did just what I predicted.  I pulled 5 lefts before the first right…


Lady Bird – ★ ★ ★ ½ Review

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Saoirse Ronan is one of my favourite actresses, in Lady Bird she plays Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, a teen about to graduate high school and move on to college. 

Okay, I’m really struggling to write these reviews lately.  I saw Lady Bird in March, and it’s now November.  I’m hitting a wall, and don’t know how to get through it.  I used to find reviewing and blogging therapeutic and relaxing, but life has really beaten me up for the past few months.  I haven’t had time to watch a movie in months, let alone review one, and I haven’t even had the desire to watch one.  There are things I want to see.  I want to see Life of the Party, I want to see Ant Man and the Wasp, and probably a lot of others too.  Hopefully I’ll get to them. Hopefully I’ll review them too.

Here we go then, I’m going to struggle and try to get through this review.  This is going to be tough for a while, because I don’t remember a lot of the key points anymore.  Maybe point form is the way to go for a while…

  • Enjoyed the movie, but thought it was really about nothing, but that’s not a bad thing.  Well, it can be.  I’ve found the last few movies Saoirse Ronan did to have been about nothing.  Brooklyn, Lady Bird, and from what I can tell by the trailers On Chesil Beach too, all are movies just about life.  There doesn’t seem to be a villain to defeat, or a big bad antagonist, the characters all just have to get through every day life.  My only complaint is because I like Ronan so much, that I want to see her doing different things.  Maybe I should just watch Hanna again…
  • Laurie Metcalf was excellent as the mother, and I think was very deserving of her Best Supporting Actress nomination.  I would have liked her to win, but that’s because I haven’t seen I, Tonya.  I really like Allison Janney too, so I’m not upset that she won over Metcalf.
  • Quite a bit of humour, quite a bit of drama.  Relatable, and fun.
  • Good dialogue and situations.  The cast really worked well together, especially Ronan and Metcalf who delivered an excellent and very believable mother-daughter dynamic.
  • Greta Gerwig wrote and directed and was nominated for an Oscar as Director and for the screenplay.  I don’t know if the direction of the film was really Oscar worthy or not.  I don’t know if her nomination was part of a movement to make the Oscars more diverse.  To me the direction was nothing special.  I guess when two of your cast are nominated for acting awards, you are either doing something right, or they just made it easier for the director.

If you’re a fan, or if you’re just looking for something good to watch, I’d say give Lady Bird a try.

Bottom Line: I got nothing right now.

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