Daily Dish

Musings, ramblings, and miscellaneous writer neuroses of RITA award-winning comedy and New York Times bestselling author Alesia Holliday.

Friday, March 3


Navy Guy got home from the ship last night (he actually got to stand on the bridge of the Enterprise, how cool is that? I begged him to say, "Beam me up, Scotty!" but he wouldn't. Boring Navy dudes . . .) and today the kidlets were in school so we actually got to play hooky!!

We went to the mall, where it was so weird to be alone without small people asking for things, and to lunch, and to see 16 BLOCKS, the new thriller with Bruce Willis and Mos Def. (Judd's turn to pick the movie.) Bruce Willis was his usual taciturn self, but a little different as a drunk seeking redemption almost in spite of himself. Mos Def was suprising to me because I never expect much out of musicians turned actor, frankly. But he was definitely believable. I'd be surprised if he doesn't get some serious acclaim/bigger and better movies out of this.

It was MUCH better than I expected, very suspenseful, although as a writer I had a few problems with some of the things that happened (can't tell you without giving away spoilers), but the twists were fairly unexpected. Plus, you know, there was POPCORN. And Snickers Popables. This is rarely a bad thing.
Happy weekend, all!