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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

It's my grandfather's 90th birthday today, which is really cool. He is still in the rehab facility but he might actually get to go home this Saturday after 5 months of hospitals/rehab, so that would probably be the best birthday present for him. Fingers crossed. I can't go see him, unfortunately, but I will keep trying to call. Tanya and I recorded a little video singing Happy Birthday to him, but my Dad will only be able to go tomorrow to show it to him.

Something really strange happened this morning with Amazon. I woke up to the message thanking me for my Kindle order of "Handmaid's Tale", which was paid with my gift card credit from Amazon. Now, I didn't order this. (I read the book twice and Bear has a copy on his shelf). So I contacted Amazon by chat to straighten it out. They cancelled the order, refunded the money - all good. Then they told me the order came from my grandfather's Kindle, which is connected to my account. I thought it was weird, since I thought my Dad disabled the internet on my grandfather's Kindle and he is in rehab place with no internet, but I thought maybe it was a wrong button. But five minutes after I get the Cancelled order email, I get another email thanking me for the purchase of this book, this time with today's date. This is 6am, so my grandfather was probably sleeping. I contact Amazon again, cancel the order, refund my gift card. They recommend I deregister my grandfather's Kindle for now, which I do. And I changed my account password for good measure. I did ask Amazon to investigate this glitch just because it's really weird.

Bear was home this morning until 11am, and then he left for his last work meeting session for the season. He should be back Sunday, unless the baby decides it is time to be born. So he played with Tanya all morning. I'm just taking it easy. Then my Mom came around 12 - she is going to stay with me while Bear is away, with a car ready, again, if the baby decides it's time. The due date is June 10 but Tanya was born a week earlier than her due date so we don't want to take chances - it is about an hour to the hospital from here. Plus, my Mom figures she can help me with Tanya and with cooking, which I do appreciate.

Yesterday, I watched "Doctor Strange" movie on Netflix. I loved it. I thought the pacing was terrific and the story and the effects were fun and the movie was just fun as well. Benedict Cumberbatch was great in the role. He was pretty much House but slightly more sympathetic. And as usual with Marvel the humor worked well. The only thing that bothered me is lack of women interacting, which is a general Hollywood thing, but at least the women characters had their own purpose and worked and didn't put up with any of main character's shit, so there wasn't a typical romance story. It is definitely high up for me for the Marvel universe movies.

On Monday, I was home alone all day and I was trying to figure out what to watch. I tired Amy Schumer's comedy special on Netflix and turned it off after 5 minutes, because I'm not a big fan of that kind of raunchy humor. It's not interesting to me. Few comedians can pull it off well. So I watched "Hasan Minhaj's Homecoming King" comedy special on Netflix instead and I loved that one. It was about immigration and racism and parents and growing up and it was well performed - I like comedy based around a story and a comedy that means something. It was really well done.

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teragramm
Jun. 1st, 2017 12:31 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday to your grandfather!

That Amazon thing sure is strange. I hope all the precautions work.
bearshorty
Jun. 1st, 2017 01:39 am (UTC)

Thank you!


I hope so too with Amazon. I haven't had a repeat yet, so fingers crossed.

qwentoozla
Jun. 1st, 2017 03:26 am (UTC)
Wow, happy birthday to your grandfather!

That is so strange about the Amazon order...

I'm glad you liked Doctor Strange! I agree with everything you said, and it's high up in Marvel universe movies for me too. I do wish there were more women interacting in those movies too--it's kind of sad how surprised I was that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has FOUR distinct and important female characters.
zoefruitcake
Jun. 1st, 2017 11:37 am (UTC)
That is really weird with your Amazon issue. i hope he gets to go home though
mspeacockwi
Jun. 1st, 2017 09:34 pm (UTC)
so close! I hope all goes well with baby!

I've wanted to watch Dr Strange! I will have to check Irish Netflix and see if it's available yet :)

I've tried watching a few of Amy Schumer's comedy specials too and I did the same thing! I found her to be a lot funnier in movies vs doing her own comedy gigs.
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