Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tonight I Fell In Love With An Alien!

That's Zoe Saldana as Neytiri. Isn't she positively lovely? Wonderfully catlike, yet still possessing enough human qualities to make her very attractive to Homo....well...yes....sapiens too!

Yes...........if you haven't guessed it by now, I watched Avatar tonight, and of course Zoe Saldana's character is the one that I most identified with! Strange though, throughout the movie, my eyes kept welling up with a very familiar saline solution. How could it be, that I felt such an affinity for a fictional alien race, that lives solely in the mind of the film's director?

I loved it! It wasn't the 3-D version, just standard old 2-D, but because of the excellent computerized animation (the best I've seen), it had an almost 3-D like quality. But this story didn't need 3-D to be compelling. I have heard references to Dances With Wolves, and I suppose there are enough similarities to that great film, to make those kinds of comparisons, but this film stands on its own, and needs no referential props. All in all, a very entertaining and appealing flick. Too bad I didn't have a tab of Orange Sunshine to drop before watching it!

Now.............I've just got to get me one of those wonderful flying creatures, but unfortunately I lack the physical interface to bond with them. I suppose that's where the Orange Sunshine comes in!

On a side note, I seem to have lost my driver's license. I haven't carried a wallet in my back pocket for years. Not only was it completely uncomfortable to to sit on that great giant lump of leather and paper, but it just seemed like such a stupidly masculine thing to do, so I years ago I decided to forgo the wallet, and just carry my credit cards, driver's license, cash, and mobile phone in my front pockets. But apparently sometime last week, I reached into my pocket and inadvertently pulled out my drivers license, and now only God knows where it is. Now after thoroughly searching the house, and beseeching the lord in prayer, God seems very reluctant to tell me where I might find it, so today went to my local county Department of Motor Vehicles extension office, only to discover that they only do license plate renewals. All drivers licenses issues need to be dealt with either on line, or in person at the megacrowded DMV office in the next county, 30 miles away! On the the way out, the kind lady behind the counter gave me a two page document, listing the kinds of documentation I would need to present in order to obtain a new license. I looked it over and suddenly my heart sank. I didn't possess a single solitary document required on that stupid list. Thanks to the assholes who carried out the attacks of of 9/11, and our ignorant reactionary congressional representatives, all American citizens now have carry specifically certified identification papers with them to get a new driver's license. Screw the fact that you are a 61 year old American citizen, have had a drivers license all of your life, and have served 3 years as a soldier in the US Army, including two tours in Vietnam. Is it any wonder that people hate government, and it's ridiculous bureaucratic red tape? Grrrrrr.......

Melissa XX

6 comments:

caroline said...

Glad you liked the film, not surprised who you fell for!

Slightly older brains do seem to have difficulty accessing memory cells sometimes, I took out my studs before going into a sauna and even though I know exactly where I was standing to do that I can't find them!

Look on the bright side for the new photo is taken you can organise your look to work both ways. Hope you do better than my attempt to get a new passport, still have to travel with picture of miserable bearded terrorist on mine.

Perhaps I took something and this is all a bad... NO No that's not it, this is real.

Caroline xxx

Véronique said...

Sweetie and I both fell for Netyri. How could we not? Zoe Saldana is a babe in real life anyway, but she also made a really compelling -- and sexy -- blue catwoman.

Bummer about the licence. Have you ever considered a man-purse? Like a sachel or something similar? I started using a shoulder bag well before I transitioned because I couldn't stand all that junk in my pockets. It was a pretty safe place for stuff too.

UK English foiling me again. I have no idea what these "studs" are that Caroline took out. :)

caroline said...

Véronique, they are the first things which went into the ear piercings and I thought being metal the heat of a sauna would burn so out they came and with my short term memory I, what was I writing about...

Caroline xxx

Véronique said...

@Caroline: Duh! I should have thought of that. And I imagine they would have become hot. Sorry you lost them!

Stace said...

Bad luck on the license. I'm still waiting to get mine Dutch version back, thanks to the local council not knowing what documents they needed...

Hope you manage to get something sorted soon :)

Stace

Naukishtae said...

Melissa, in California.. we used to have the ability to change our name via usage.. I did that, and then with my drivers licence first, then got a credit card with new name on it and then went to Social Security and with the earlier documents, was able to change the name on that card too.. got marriage licence in new name and every thing went well for years.. then 9/11, and I had to get a lawyer to change it in the courts.. cost about $3000 dollars, but I could not go back to a very painful name, and existance.. so I hope every thing works out for you.. be blessed my friend, and hang in there...