Why do I natter on like this? Because it's my journal, and it exists for the dual purpose of 1: nattering on, and 2: looking back on the past and remembering what I used to be nattering on about. But in this particular case, I natter on because today is the day that, at long last, the big budget, action-packed Hollywood blockbuster version of "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" opens.
Here's my checklist:
1. A towel. Check.
2. Dressed like my impression of Ford Prefect. Check.
3. Friends to see the movie with. Check.
I'm set, man - I'm set. Sure, I've heard that it's a bad, bad movie. But you know, maybe it's been long enough since I read the books that minor deviations and omissions won't bother me. Mos Def being Ford bothers me not at all - why shouldn't he be a brash American, that makes prefect.. er, perfect sense. Ford always was a cheeky monkey, and Mos Def is pretty darned cheeky. And okay, there are new characters... but you know, every version of the story that came out had differences, always penned by Douglas Adams himself, so why not this one? This isn't like "Lord of the Rings" that I *needed* to be perfect and true to Tolkien's work... I just want this to be random, funny, and clever. In short, I'm easy to please when it comes to "Hitchhiker's Guide" - and aim to be delighted.
But I still hate waiting.