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As I've probably mentioned, I've been painting the back of the house with a new color scheme of vibrant purple ("it hums to itself," as one friend put it) and bright green trim. I finally finished the purple under the eaves on Saturday, and yesterday I started on the trim, which required buying the paint first. Still have more to do, but I'm really liking the way it looks already.

One reason I didn't get a first coat down on all the trim (and also why I didn't go to the fannish pubmeet) is that my friend and old neighbor, Jay, came over. Hadn't seen him for a few months. We walked around Green Lake getting caught up, then I cooked Thai Basil Chicken, and we watched Luc Besson's The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, which is based on Jacques Tardi's comic series. This is the third time I've watched the movie, which I think is a complete delight: "Amelie meets Indiana Jones" as the DVD jacket copy has it, with mummies, a pterodactyl, and a spunky, indefatigable heroine in Egypt and Paris in 1911. I bought the British DVD last year, but it's finally being released in the US sometime this year. Highly recommended.

On Wednesday TAFF delegate Jim Mowatt arrives, and massive socializing ensues. We're throwing a party for him on Saturday, if you hadn't heard already. Come join the fun!

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holyoutlaw
Aug. 12th, 2013 04:54 pm (UTC)
I remember seeing trailers for The Extraordinary Adventures... but it must have actually only payed here for an eyeblink or so. I'd love to borrow the DVD sometime.
randy_byers
Aug. 12th, 2013 05:15 pm (UTC)
Sure thing, although do beware that you need a multi-region DVD player to watch it. (If the film had any theatrical release in Seattle, I didn't hear about it. The fact that it hasn't even been released on DVD here until now makes me wonder if it was considered "too French" or something. Very odd.)
holyoutlaw
Aug. 12th, 2013 05:25 pm (UTC)
I'll see if there's a way I can get my laptop to be multiregion.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 13th, 2013 04:11 pm (UTC)
It's being released today and my copy is supposed to be here by Thursday.

-- Denys
randy_byers
Aug. 13th, 2013 04:17 pm (UTC)
Great. Maybe we can lend that one to Luke eventually. I've heard there's going to be a "director's cut" released later in the year, and if so, I'll pick that one up.
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