This morning, I peeped out my window and the gray skies and general gloom still did not dispel my rare good humor. No, that did not occur until 9:51 am, when I popped out the front door on my way to the mailbox. I no sooner stepped onto the porch, then I yelped, cursed and rushed back into the house.
In short- the frigid is back. Once again, it is bone-chilling cold. Like we haven't seen enough of this all winter!
Determined not to have the day be a total wash, I did some light house work (boo! hiss!) and spent the afternoon watching movies with the kids.
One movie we watched was Fantastic Mr. Fox.
I have wanted to watch this for a while and I was not disappointed. I found it hysterical and my 12 year old also loved it, but my two younger children weren't nearly as entertained. They weren't completely bored, but they weren't laughing uproariously, either.
Maybe that is because, in spite of the animals, this movie is definitely targeted toward adults. I don't mean R rated type of adult. I mean, subtle and dry humor with plenty of wit. There were plenty of scenes that caused me to laugh out loud- George Clooney as the self-absorbed Mr. Fox is brilliant.
However, the movie had one running joke that still has me and the kids giggling. In place of every cuss word that would normally be used, the characters simply said 'cuss' or 'cuss word'. For instance, the characters would exclaim, "What the cuss?"
Now, I have 31 years of foul language fluency under my belt, but I absolutely love this approach to language. Anyone remember The Smurfs and their use of the word 'Smurf' in place of arbitrary words?
The Fantastic Mr. Fox is like that- with obscenities. Clever. Love it!
So, you can surely agree when I say that Spring is a fickle cuss word.