I got my 12" Powerbook - won it, anyway; it won't be here until Saturday or so. Almost got sucked in by a scammer on the first try, but saw through him in time, luckily. The guy I bought from is definitely for real, though, and I can't wait for my new baby to get here, haha. Gotta love eBay.
I went to the podiatrist again today and got those three annoying little growths taken off the bottoms of my feet - which is nice, but also means I have oozing bloody holes down there now, covered up by Band-Aids. Attractive, huh? But I also got a cortisone shot for the heel, so that pain, at least, has become more manageable.
I saw The Da Vinci Code on opening day and, on the whole, actually liked it. There were way too many inane exclamations ("Good god! Could these really be the Grail documents?" "I have to get to a library, fast!"), which made me cringe for poor Tom Hanks, having to read that crap, and I still think Sam Neill would have made a way better Robert Langdon - but as book adaptations go, it was pretty enjoyable. My only true complaint is that the movie 'bows' to the Christian right a little - in the scene at Teabing's house, where Teabing and Langdon are explaining all the intricacies of the 'true' Jesus story to Sophie. In the book, Teabing and Langdon are in full agreement about all the details, excitedly supplementing one another's comments. In the movie, Langdon makes a point of protesting Leigh's allegations, several times, "Leigh, you know those are just theories - nothing's been proven!" Et cetera. In my opinion, if a movie or book is going to shake someone's faith, then that faith was never really there to begin with - and, thus, the writers should not have made that concession. It made no real difference to the overall controversiality of the storyline, and only served to emphasis the fact that they were trying to make it as obvious as humanly possible that Dan Brown's story line is largely fictitious. I don't know about you all, but when I walk into a movie theater, I generally employ the 'willing suspension of disbelief' we were taught so much about in IB English, and never assume that what I am watching represents reality. Ah, well, what can you do? It was just disappointing.
(Upon coming out of the theater, though, Erin and Melissa - the friends I saw it with - and I all agreed that we would LOVE for Brown's theory to be true, because of our general disdain for organized religion - not to mention a somewhat sadistic desire to see the anarchy that would ensue when the world's religious nuts all got knocked on their ears. LOL.)
Time to go take a bath without getting my feet wet. We'll see how the mechanics of that one play out. Should be interesting.