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  1. Browncoat

    Dear Diary: Question of the Day(s)

    I've gotten both Sandra Bullock and Emma Thompson. I think they probably meant Sandra from Miss Congeniality (pre-makeover), and Emma from Harry Potter.
  2. Browncoat

    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    Perhaps he laughed himself to death? (Too soon?)
  3. Browncoat

    Blinded By The Light (2019)

    I saw this this afternoon, and I really liked it a lot! A bit of a pat ending -- probably did happen similarly, but surely his dad didn't come around that quickly. I also loved the photographs at the end of the real people (plus Bruuuuuuce!). Great use of the music with the montages (especially on their trip to NJ). The whole wedding bit seemed at least partly lifted from Bend It Like Beckham. The actors were all wonderful! The guy who played Javed was so cute! I loved his smile. The guy playing Matt reminded me of Corey Feldman a bit, and Eliza is adorable. It was interesting to see how minorities were treated in 1987, and knowing that some things haven't changed very much, sadly.
  4. I like it! I particularly like the woman shaving through the rips in her jeans. But this ad is also a prime candidate for the earworms thread. šŸ™‚
  5. Browncoat

    Pet Peeves

    I do hate having to lug all my bags to the restroom when Iā€™m travelling alone. But Iā€™d still rather do that than check a bag.
  6. I respectfully disagree, and vote Chris as the most attractive Hemsworth. šŸ™‚
  7. Browncoat

    Pet Peeves

    I'm liking your post, @GHScorpiosRule, because the suitcase showed up, but I also want to add a sad or a mad (if we had one!) about the stolen items.
  8. Browncoat

    Pet Peeves

    I've gotten better about taking too much stuff. Having a smaller bag helps, but I still end up overpacking. Usually shoes. I apparently am unable to travel without three pairs of shoes. The one time I took only two (packed one and wore one), I ended up buying a pair.
  9. Browncoat


    I have a Sky Train from Red Oxx (redoxx.com), and it along with their Gator (as my personal bag) are my go-to bags. The Gator is probably my favorite bag I've ever bought -- it holds a tremendous amount of stuff, and still fits easily under the seat in front of you on an airplane.
  10. Browncoat

    Pet Peeves

    I usually don't check a suitcase, and almost never when I'm flying to my destination. I sometimes will check one on the way home though, when I'm more tired (jet lag, etc) and don't feel like hefting it into the overhead compartment. I once went to Scotland for three weeks with a carry-on and a personal bag, and, more recently, to Antarctica for two weeks with the same carry-on and personal bag. Mind you, I did have to carry the parka (no way it would fit in my suitcase!), but I made good use of its pockets. My peeve would be people who try to cram an obviously over-large bag into the overhead bin. Only once have I been on a flight where the gate keepers actually made people put their bags in the little sizing thing by the gate -- more than half who were trying to pass their giant bags off as carry-ons had to gate check them. My bag is awesome. The gatekeepers could tell at a glance it would fit with room left over.
  11. Browncoat

    The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019)

    No kidding. As for the movie itself, I agree that it was scattered and seemed to be more of a series of vignettes instead of a coherent movie, but I did think it was generally a good depiction of how gentrification affects lower income demographics. In the end, I believe it was more Monty's story than Jimmie's -- Monty was the protagonist, IMO. It was an interesting (to me) take on a Greek tragedy, complete with Greek chorus. I can't say I enjoyed it, but I appreciated it and what it was trying to say. Plus that house was GORGEOUS!!!
  12. Browncoat

    Pet Peeves

    When I was a kid, the school year was divided into six 6-week grading periods. We started school early enough in the fall (mid-August) so that we'd finish the first three grading periods before the winter break, and then the second three after. I can remember only one year we were still in school in June, and that was because we had a lot of snow days. If it isn't, they should go to the airline or baggage office in the airport and file a claim for it. That office is generally near the baggage claim area -- or an airline/airport official should be able to direct them. I had a suitcase take the scenic route once -- I have no idea how it travelled, but it wasn't on the flight I was on! -- but the airline found it and brought it to my house later.
  13. Browncoat

    Dear Diary: Question of the Day(s)

    The Holiday. 48%.
  14. Browncoat

    Cats (2019)

    Until last night, I'd only seen the trailer for Cats here/on my computer screen. I saw it before a movie, on the big screen, and it's terrifying when it's ginormous like that.
  15. Browncoat

    Commercials That Annoy, Irritate or Outright Enrage

    Since I work in jeans and a t-shirt, I usually take off my bra at the end of the work day without taking off my shirt. And speaking as someone who wasn't blessed by the Boob Fairy, I can't wait to take the bra off when I get home from work, especially in the summer.