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Am back safe and sound from Utah, an outcome that was not exactly certain when we left for the airport yesterday, due to the snowstorms that had moved into the area the night before. But after only a couple of hours delay I did finally get home last night. Yay! The wait was made more bearable by a) the company of tlbelle, whose flight was scheduled for a few hours after mine, and b) the presence of David Boreanaz, who was waiting for his delayed flight at the gate right next to mine. Yes, that's right, folks, he was crammed into the crowded terminal with the rest of us plebes. So whenever I started to get bored or frustrated I could just glance over for a discreet eyeful of Boreanaz and everything seemed a little rosier.

We did not, in fact, end up going to see any Sundance movies, per se. There just weren't available tickets for anything that didn't sound soul-crushingly depressing or mind-numbingly bad. To illustrate, the title of this entry is a direct quotation from the Sundance Film Guide. I mean, would you want to sit through a film described that way?

But we did manage to see Juno (amazing), Sweeney Todd (awful), and Atonement (not great). Plus, there was much watching of British television, including Andrew Davies' Sense & Sensibility (excellent, even if it still can't touch Emma Thompson's), Northanger Abbey (not bad), Mansfield Park (okay), and Russell T Davies' Cassanova (starring David Tennant and a bunch of DW guest stars), which was brilliant because it was basically just Doctor Who with lots and lots of shagging.

Other highlights of the weekend include knitting, a trip to the beautiful Salt Lake City library, and not one, but two trips to Sonic. tlbelle, who'd never been to Sonic before, is now officially a convert to the Church of the Cherry Limeade. Overall, mikijean was a fantastic hostess and a great time was had by all.

And now to try and catch up on LJ. Or go back to bed. *yawn*


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Jan. 22nd, 2008 04:39 pm (UTC)
When I left you he was *still* waiting for the flight to LA at the gate they changed them all too. Poor Boreanaz!
Jan. 22nd, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC)
Poor Boreanaz indeed!
Jan. 22nd, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
tlbelle, who'd never been to Sonic before, is now officially a convert to the Church of the Cherry Limeade.

She'd...never been to....Sonic before? This is not toward! How could we have allowed this, Sus? I...we failed her for all these years!

Glad you had a good trip, doll!
Jan. 22nd, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC)
Not toward indeed! There is much talk about the Sonic and I'd never been. However, all is made right now - I have seen the Cherry Limeade light!
Jan. 22nd, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
There's only one thing better than a Sonic Cherry Limeade, and that's a Sonic cherry limeade with vodka.

I too, was part of the unwashed masses who hadn't been to Sonic -- sweptawaybayou brought me there when I visited her, and I've been an acolyte since. It stinks that I have to go to Kansas to get to Sonic, alas.

And dude! Details on La Boreanaz, please? Is he still of the beauty in person, despite the fresh hell of airline travel?
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
DB was looking lovely despite the airport's harsh fluorescent lighting and I'm happy to say he wasn't one of those people who feels the need to wear sunglasses indoors so everyone will be sure to notice that he doesn't want to be recognized. He was wearing a casual leather jacket with a hoodie sticking out the back collar and this hat, which suited him better than that picture suggests. Mostly, though, he just looked bored.
Jan. 23rd, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
Was his adorable wife and son with him? We saw them at the charity hockey game, as well as his co-star Emily Deschanel.
Jan. 23rd, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC)
No adorable family. He was traveling alone, without even an assistant to help him with his bag.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, yum, Sonic. Sadly, the only one around L.A. is out in Anaheim. I'm glad there's someone else on my flist who isn't all enamored with Atonement. I thought it was really pretty, but it was almost like they were obviously trying to get these really pretty shots and that just took me out of the story (which is like film making rule #1.)
Jan. 22nd, 2008 05:51 pm (UTC)
Me too! Everyone seems to love it but I felt like it was trying so hard to be arty that it ended up plodding and posed. It looked gorgeous, but it felt like a music video not an Oscar-worthy feature film. I haven't read the book, so I can't speak to the quality of the adaptation, but it seemed like Joe Wright did a disservice to an otherwise moving story.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
The Kid read the book before seeing the movie and she said it was one of the most faithful adaptations she's ever seen. But, you know. But she also likes Zac Efron, so there's no telling.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 06:13 pm (UTC)
I liked the book much better than the film but I also read it years ago. Mostly, I was kind of bored.
Jan. 24th, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
And just to add to the mix, I thought the movie had all the same problems in terms of POV, etc., the book did, so it may have been faithful and yet still problematic. Shifts in POV, however, may have seemed more daring in print. Hmmm.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 10:15 pm (UTC)
The local paper's reporting 400 accidents between home and the airport during the hours we were crawling up there, so I'm pretty damn impressed with us for not dying. Soooooo relieved you made it home intact and Boreanazed. Also, it's freaking snowing again.

Loved having y'all here and wish you could have stayed forever, even if we did have to suffer from Sweeney (inexplicably bad) and Atonement (with the freaking typewriter written into the damn score kill me now please.)
Jan. 23rd, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
I am so relieved you made it home safely. You're a saint among women for making that drive for us.
Jan. 23rd, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)



Why is it that so much cool happens to you and Mikaela! I need to go ack to Utah and absorb that awesomeness you all possess.
Jan. 23rd, 2008 01:29 pm (UTC)
Apparently DB has a place in Park City year-round, so he must be through the SLC airport fairly often. I thought of you guys when we went to Cafe Rio. Hope you're all doing well!
Jan. 23rd, 2008 08:08 am (UTC)
I still haven't seen Juno. I'm dying to see it though. Anything with Michael Cera playing a nerd is love.

I love the cherry limeades at Sonic. They are the drink of the gods.
Jan. 23rd, 2008 01:30 pm (UTC)
Michael Cera is adorable, even in the too-short shorts.
Jan. 24th, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
Girl, Juno is your sister. Appearance, speech--it was a little bit wiggy.
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