Apr. 16th, 2014

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Supposedly it is spring now. Where I work, the only remaining snow is stuff that has been piled up, so I guess it looks like it's getting close to spring. It certainly doesn't feel like it though.

With Easter weekend coming up, there still haven't been any baseball games for the high school. I'm pretty sure my dad and the team are getting antsy to actually play a game, but I think this was probably the first week they were able to practice on their field, so it's not like they're completely prepared yet.

The one good thing about having cold weather, it keeps working at a yarn shop from feeling completely irrelevant. Hanging out here for 8 hours is going to be my zen activity for the day, especially if traffic is slow. This means I'll be watching Netflix on my laptop and knitting on a baby blanket for a few hours at least. Not exactly a bad way to pass the time.

Being that I live where I live, I also felt I should share a few thoughts (for posterity) on the reincarnation of Fargo that has started airing as of last night (episode-specific stuff will be behind a cut...):

While the Coen brother's movie came out in 1996, traveling to Washington DC in 2001, everywhere I went, when I told people where I was from, the first thing I would hear in response was "Fargo!" It is for this reason alone that I have been fretting about this show for the past few months. It also heavily features the area where I grew up. Bemidji is 30 miles south of where I lived and went to school; not to mention where I currently work. Knowing Bemidji was going to play a major role in at least the first episode I was bracing myself.

If there is one thing most people carry away from the original film, it's the accents. I sat through most of the movie thinking about how overblown the accents were and I figured it would be much the same for the show. However, I wanted to at least try to watch the show, because I happen to enjoy Martin Freeman (YAY SHERLOCK and the Hobbit and a million other things!!!) and figured it would be interesting to see how someone from the UK would interpret a Minnesotan accent.

For those of you who have watched the show - Yes. We sound like that. A few actors overdid it, but for the most part... yeah, that's what we sound like.

Oh Yah )


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