Saturday morning was a highlight because Brian took the kids to the National Harbor, and I stayed home and read.
Brian and I were both super excited about this Joss Whedon interview. EW is our guilty pleasure, and we're both fans of Joss. The interview was great: he came across as humble and likeable and totally committed to his work. Here's my favorite question and answer from the entire article:
We also prodded Whedon, who pioneered the modern teenage vampire saga with The WB’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer, for how he felt about the Twilight films and The CW’s The Vampire Diaries.
“A small part of you is like: ‘Well, you know, I did that first. I liked that band before they were popular,’” he says. “The thing about Buffy for me is–on a show-by-show basis–are there female characters who are being empowered, who are driving the narrative? The Twilight thing and a lot of these franchise attempts coming out, everything rests on what this girl will do, but she’s completely passive, or not really knowing what the hell is going on. And that’s incredibly frustrating to me because a lot of what’s taking on the oeuvre of Buffy, is actually a reaction against it. Everything is there — except for the Buffy. A lot of things aimed at the younger kids is just Choosing Boyfriends: The Movie.”How can you not love that? I guess he doesn't sound as humble there as he does overall, but come on, he has a valid point.
But, the weekend was not all reading. We had family over (twice!), lots of yard work, and a sick boy.
Also, I made this drink, which is quite wonderful for the waning days of summer and for our neighbors' party around their fire pit:
1/2-1 teaspoon sugar, muddled with four or five basil leaves in the bottom of a glass
1 shot vodka
3/4 shot lime juice (about 1/2 a lime)
Club soda to taste
Basil sprig for garnish if you want to do it up
And then we finished off the weekend with these because I was craving a little something sweet.
Nothing like plain old chocolate chip cookies to satisfy a sweet tooth.
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