Another ringer with the slick trigger finger...

You know it's bound to be an interesting day when you go to brush your teeth in the morning and your toothbrush misses your mouth entirely spreading toothpaste all over your goatee (substitute "cheek" for "goatee" if you have no facial hair). Not the best start.

But, hey! It's Friday! How bad can it possibly get, right? And, to boot, it's a special Double-Oh-Friday! Quantum of Solace, the latest James Bond film, is finally out on this side of the pond. Yeah, Brits have been able to watch the film for a week or two now. I'm sure if I wanted to be illegal about it, I could've downloaded it. But I want the big screen experience and Katie's stoked about it, too. How can a guy possibly want to ruin things when his wife wants to go see an action film? I'm not going to be the one to do it.

So we're going. Likely tomorrow morning. Tonight will be spent with homemade pizza and a rewatch of Casino Royale to pump us up for QoS. Should it turn out good, I will officially declare Daniel Craig to be the best Bond out there.


Can you tell I'm excited?

On a related aside, before I get to the unrelated one, does the lyric in my title (which is from the Alicia Keys/Jack White-penned "Another Way to Die," the theme from QoS) sound like something that should be sung by Scott Weiland during his Velvet Revolver days? I can imagine it being the opening line in the song "Set Me Free" for some reason.

Totally Unrelated Aside (TUA): After coming home from the gym last night to discover a, um, shortage of sorts in one of my dresser drawers, I decided to accept Dave's challenge. I did it through this morning for a full 12-hour stretch. That may not sound like much, but baby steps, people. And it was weird. Oddly liberating, but weird. I have yet to decide when I'll be doing it again, but if the fact that I've thrown out more than a dozen pairs in the last several months is any indication, it may happen sooner rather than later.

Oh, and before you ask, I have no photographic evidence of my exploits like Dave does. You wouldn't want that anyway. Trust me on this one.

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Maybe I'm just not watching as much TV, but I've barely heard about this 007 movie. In fact, it's just the 2nd time - the 1st was on Avitable's blog.

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I hope the movie is good! I am anxious to read reviews about it, even though I'll probably see it even if they say it stinks ;)

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Britt hasn't seen Casino Royale, so I'm contemplating taking two hours to make her watch that today before we go to see QoS. Hmm.....

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Memarie Lane

sad to say, quantum of solace got horrible reviews in the uk.

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Miss Britt

Avitable took my comment.

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Iron Fist

I'm probably not going to get to the theater until Saturday, but yeah, I totally plan on seeing the new Bond this weekend.

Hope you enjoy it!

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Sybil Law

My BIL goes commando ALL the time. For years. I've done it before, too - for no panty lines. :D
Aren't you glad I just told you?! haha!
Can't wait to see everyone's reviews of the movie.

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Can't wait to see the new Bond film either!!! I'm actually dragging my boyfriend with me at some point next week. Or if I can't wait much longer, then tomorrow.

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whall, not at all? Wow. You really don't watch at all, do you? I've been seeing previews on TV for a month or more now.

kilax, many have said it stinks. But I could care less. ;-)

Avitable and Britt, I think Casino Royale is necessary. From what I've heard, this is the first time in Bond history that we have a true sequel. It's a revenge flick that has its history rooted in what happens in CR.

Memarie, I know. But I don't care. ;-)

Iron Fist, if Bond doesn't happen this weekend, Seppuku might just be in order.

Sybil, wow, that is a lot of info. Which way did you go with the Wonder Woman outfit?

Marie, dragging? You have to drag him to Bond? What kind of man is he??? ;-)

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Kevin Spencer

I can't wait to watch Quantum Of Solace. I absolutely *loved* Casino Royale and think Daniel Craig is really good as Bond.

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I had to send my son to school the other day commando. He didn't tell us that he was out of clean underwear.

I am such a sucky mom!

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Unfortunately for me, my half-asleep teeth brushing issues generally result in me jabbing myself in the gums, rather than missing my mouth...I really wish it were the other way around.

I have been looking forward to seeing the quantum of solace tonight as well, but what I would like to see even more is for HBO to stop showing Casino Royale like it's the only movie they have the rights to...

Have a great weekend,

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I don't even know how many times I've watched Casino Royale, which surpassed Thunderball as my all-time favorite Bond film. I'm anxious to read your review of QoS, although I can't imagine it being bad.

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Kevin, I'm in total agreement with you!

Allison, did he do so proudly?

Jason, that's usually how it works for me too. Hence why I wasn't too torn up about the event. Welcome aboard.

SJ, let's hope not. ;-)

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Just got back from the theater, it's worth seeing for sure, but make sure you've seen Casino Royale before you go, my buddy hadn't and was a bit lost.


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Nope..huh-uh! I mightily disagree. Not only is DC the SHORTEST Bond ever, he's only slightly shy of being the WORST Bond ever (Timothy Dalton gets that award). Sean Connery all the way baby! And throw me in a little Pierce for good luck and I'm a happy, happy girl. I like DC..just not as Bond.

It's like comparing Michael Keaton and George Clooney as Batman. No contest!

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I can't tell you how many times I miss my mouth with the toothbrush. That's how many times it happens!

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Jason, Good to hear about the movie and, fear not, we've both seen Casino several times.

cinnkitty, sorry, but if you read the books, you'd realize how poor Connery and Moore are. Brosnan could and should have been better, but the screenwriters gave him nothing to work with. Craig, Dalton, and Lazenby are actually pretty spot on in their portrayals of Ian Fleming's Bond. I'm not attacking you, don't get me wrong. It's all in how you prefer Bond. I grew up with the books but so many others' first experience was with the movies. So I totally see where you're coming from.

sizzle, that cannot feel good.

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I saw QoS last at the 5:05 showing last night -- I snuck out of work early to see it at Movie Tavern. During the movie I had a Vodka Martini (I don't know if they shook or stirred it ... but I had two olives), a Guinness, a Diet Coke and a salad.

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My kind of moviegoing experience. How was the flick?


The camera work during some of the action scenes was such it was hard for me to follow the action. Of course, I had a shot of vodka and a Guinness in me.

The opening chase scene was incredible, however, and Craig makes a good Bond.

I'd pay to see it again.

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delmer, yeah, the camera work even in Casino Royale was a bit disorienting from time to time. With alcohol, I can understand it being that much worse. Good to hear you liked it. I'm hoping to go tonight. Our plans have fallen through thus far.

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Either Scott Weiland in his Velvet Revolver days or the raspy vocals of Brian Johnson from AC/DC would work very well.

I liked Casino Royale. A good strong film. Can't wait to see QoS

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marty, oh yeah. Totally Brian Johnson!

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