Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Let's make today a special one!
Last night Harper had her first real bath. Up til now we've been bathing her in this hammock type thing that suspends her above her bathtub, but now she's actually in the water. I believe that she loved it and it was ridiculously adorable. What wasn't adorable was the diaper full of what must have been a record amount of baby feces that I had to change yesterday. I was gagging at the stench. GAGGING! Upsetting, but we persevere.
Since Leah's grandmother has been in town, we've gotten to see a couple of movies that we've been anticipating. The first was The Hangover and it was exactly what I wanted it to be. I love Zach Galifianakis so I'm hoping this movie really makes him a star so we can see more of his beard on the big screen. Once at SXSW, we were downtown handing out Quiet Company CD samplers when Leah said "Hey there's that guy you love." It was Zach Galifianakis walking down 6th street. So I ran to catch him, jumped in front of him and I think I screamed at him "Hey I love you, here's my CD." He said, "OK" and put it in his pocket and we both went about our business.
The second movie we saw was Disney/Pixar's Up. It was fantastic but quite possibly the saddest thing I've ever seen. I don't typically cry at movies but I'm exceptionally vulnerable to anything that makes me think of Leah & I. If it brings to my attention the inevitable truth that one day we will lose the one we love (or they will lose us) I just go to pieces. With Up they do it to you really early in the film so probably 10 minutes in, Leah is crying, my eyes are wet, and I'm leaning over and whispering "That's the saddest f***ing thing I've ever seen." (I guess I didn't cry as hard as when I saw the Notebook, so maybe that one is sadder. I wept like an old lady in the Notebook. I also cried at Kevin Smith's Jersey Girl when J.Lo dies. Leah and I have promised each other to never die so we should be fine. When and if we ever do die, we want to die like in Bicentennial Man where they die together holding hands, real peaceful like.) All that to say that Up is a triumph.