Thursday, September 18, 2008

Ziggy Piggy Ziggy Piggy

Tonight we had yet another gourmet dinner, only this time Krista and Shasta made it: risotto! Mmmmm. It was great.

We followed up by watching this movie about a girl who is cursed to have a pig nose (and ears) until someone "of her own kind" makes a lifelong commitment to love her. Her own kind is upper class humanity. I'd heard mediocre reviews of the movie, but actually it was charming, fun and quirky. I thought it was good. Afterward I told the ladies a couple of ways I would have tweaked the ending to make it even better and they told me that I was insane. But that is just the cost of being a genius, you know, so I just broke a wine glass on the floor and shouted YOU'LL NEVER UNDERSTAND ME NEVER NEVER! and went to my room and wrote "I love me just the way I am" in my Hurt Journal about thirty thousand times.

The movie is called Penelope, and I can recommend it heartily. I think you will like it just fine. It's a tragedy about a girl mistakenly held captive on a farm for years and years. Wait, no, it's a quirky romantic comedy. No farms are in this movie.


  1. I just watched it last weekend. What a coinkydink! I love that Penelope's strength and ultimate self-confidence despite her mother's constant jabs. But for the record, I thought it was a chick flick...

  2. I laughed out loud about the Hurt journal. Although even as I say that, if you really do have a hurt journal I apologize for laughing at it. Is it like the notebook in Rainman?

    I also heartily agree with your recommendation. I love that movie. I've seen it several times since I bought a pirated copy of it in a country that will remain nameless.

  3. Watched it last was good. Which got me thinking about how you should do a top ten movie recomendation list.