Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Pillow Book II, day 3

No picture today, but i finally have the pages in a configuration I like, and I have the sections mostly sewn together. (I was almost done actually, but we had to leave for the Random Movie). I decided to hand sew the sections together, leaving the threads open and dangling; I even left the yellow thread that I used to baste the multiple tulle sheets together. I just liked it. I did put a dab of pva at the ends of the threads so they won't pull out. I like that the whole thing looks sort of tenuously put together. See this entry for day 2 on this book.

The Random Movie tonight was Juno. We're a bit too old to understand some of the dialog, and all the best lines I could understand were already in the trailers. Alvin and the Chipmunks lost out in the random selector, as did a host of other movies (5 movies to choose from tonight, the most we've had in several weeks now).

Whoa, and I just now realized that the deadline for the winter Simultaneous Gocco Print project is this Saturday!


Michael5000 said...

Is the Random Movie really random? If so, what is the randomizing procedure?

fingerstothebone said...

We make a list of the movies we won't refuse to see (numbered 1-n) and invoke jot -r x 1 n on unix which gives us x of -r(andom) numbers in the range from 1 to n.

So 'jot -r 1 1 5' gives us 1 random number in the range from 1 to 5. Jot doesn't get to see the actual list of movies, and therefore can not make subjective, peanut gallery choices, on the movie selection.

However, I was so disappointed that the chipmunks movie was not chosen that the Good Prince has promised me an extra, non-random movie this week!

fingerstothebone said...

I should also add that movies have to pre-qualify to get on The List. There are lots of movies we want to see that has a last showing at 9:15pm or earlier, and we just can't make it to those. 9:45pm or later is much more realistic.

Actually, other people have asked about the Random Movie selection procedure, so maybe there will be a whole post devoted to it some day.

Michael5000 said...

Well... you know, if I keep my blogging stamina, there will eventually be a DorkFest2008. I just thought I'd mention that.

Michael5000 said...

...mention it admireingly, as I'm sure you understand.

fingerstothebone said...

Yes! I knew it! I knew that Random Movies could score me some points!