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Curry explosion!

Earlier this week I bought some potatoes, carrots, onion, and some beef. I decided I was going to make some of the curry KT brought me last time she drove through town. She brought me these big huge boxes, so I was like "OMG! This will last forever!!"
To my dismay, there were only instructions on how to prepare THE WHOLE BOX ALL AT ONCE.
I didn't realize after I had my stuff simmering in the required 6 cups of water that I had to dump the whole box of cubes in. Holy crap. I've got tupperware containers fuuuuullll of curry now. But now I know that I need to make 1/4 of the recipie if I have any hopes of making the second huge box last. I mean.. there is just so much of it D: And I don't want to prep a whole box at once when I'm the only one using it.
Maybe when Celine comes over, she will want curry :O Lots of it :O
It's really, really good, though XD

In other news, I'm still getting used to my new hair. I didn't realize how much a haircut would change my life. It sounds so stupid and shallow, but I don't mean it that way. I mean that I've been living with hair that goes down to my butt ever since I was able to grow it out. Traumatic childhood event anyone?
Anyway.. I have all this hair gear for long hair that I can't really use anymore. I don't really know what to do with it all. but now that my hair is shorter, I can STYLE it and stuff. I really don't know anything about that, though. It's been in a ponytail the past few days. It seems to get dirty twice as fast. And the weird thing is getting used to using such a smaller ammount of shampoo. I really hope that having shorter hair will help my dandruff. I've had a creeping suspicion for a while now that since my hair is so heavy, it's been pulling on my scalp and causing extra dandruff. But now that it's short, we'll see what happens.
No matter what I've done after showers, I haven't really gotten it to look anything like it did when I got out of the salon. I hate blow drying, but I think I'm going to try it after my shower tonight. It's werid running the shampoo through my hair and having nothing to grab onto at the nape of my neck. And it's weird realizing that my hair only takes 20ish minutes to dry on it's own instead of hours. I know that for the rest of the year, I'm still going to be vaccuming up long hairs from before I got my hair cut, and it blows my mind to think that I won't be doing somthing like that anymore. I mean, I'm not going to have hugeass balls of hair on the hairbrush anymore.. It's not nearly as heavy. I'm sure it somthing none of the rest of you have really thought about unless you've done the same thing. Guys especially. I don't know how guys can fathom it.

Anyway..

I finally got to see The Devil's Backbone today.
I heard about it sometime before Pan's Labyrinth came out. I know it's older than that, but there really was no way for me to see it in town. I didn't see it available for sale at places like Hastings, nor for rent. But after we got Netflix, I put it on there. It's amazingly good. The way it creeps on you isn't really like many other films I've seen. Some typical ghost/horror type movies try and startle you with loud noises and quick flashes of things to creep you out. This one DID do the "loud-noise-stock-scream-jump-out-of-your-skin" thing, it only did it once in the beginning that I remember. But it was effective. I mean, the movie puts you on edge from the very beginning and makes you really think about things. For generic non-spoilers, this kid gets dropped off at an orphanage in civil-war era Spain. From what I understand, this is the same time period that Del Toro used in Pan's Labyrinth. There are rumors of a ghost, and you learn from there. It definitely wasn't your typical ghost story, though. I loved the character studies in this film, and Pan's Labyrinth.
And when you're through with it all, and the story is resolved.. you're still left with a creeping unsettling feeling even though you feel like all ends were tied up. It's an amazing film.
I'm going to have to watch Hellboy again sometime soon, because it's really hard for me to beleive these all came from the same director. I mean.. if you just saw The Devil's Backbone, and read Hellboy, it would be easy to say "YEAH! That guy should totally do a Hellboy movie!" But I'm not really sure that I can immediately think of parts of Hellboy that creeped on you like say.. Devil's Backbone or Pan's Labyrinth. These two are both very different from Hellboy, but as I haven't seen anything else Del Toro has done, (and I'm not a film expert by any means) it's hard for me to think of similarities in directing.... aside for an affinity for tinting everything blue? lol

Anyway.. Netflix is awesome, blahblahlblah. Getting in more movies for Matt, and the new Sophia Coppola Marie Antoinette for me next time stuff is sent out.

Edit: So Del Toro also directed Mimic and Blade2.. haha. I was really hoping IMDB would share some amazing secret that he'd done a million really awesome foreign films that were available on DvD here. Not all my favorite really bad 90's cheesey horror movies XD hahaha
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