December 25th, 2002

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Poem for Christmas Morning

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Beautiful snowy Christmas morning, slowly turning to rain. Maybe an inch on the ground and thin on tree branches and leaves. Hallmark could not have created a better holiday morning card.

Last night I rewatched The Indian Runner to review it for GMR. On second viewing it was absolutely devastating -- once I knew what the outcome of certain scenes was going to be, it became impossible to watch them without crying. Last time I was so totally focused on Viggo that I don't think I noticed just how good David Morse's performance is; it's gut-wrenching, especially the scene where he starts crying at the table. I went to bed totally wrung out from it. Now I have to figure out how to make the film's portrayal of the vacuousness of the American dream folklore-relevant in a review.

Secret Diary of Theoden! And no idea how this happened: Collapse )

And SPAM! I just had to post this. My uncle sent it to me. 'Tis the season.

little review

Jewish Christmas...

...usually means Chinese food and a movie, but due to the snowstorm this morning we decided to forego the movie (fearful of driving on slippery roads and getting car stuck in a parking lot, and wanting to give the kids a chance to sled). Instead we went out with my parents for dinner at a Thai restaurant where I stuffed my face most delightfully on satay, panang, roast duck, ginger chicken and various side dishes. Now I am quite content and wishing there were some exercise that gave me half the pleasure that food does.

Just want to mention that I love cinzia, ashinae and cara_chapel, for reasons of which they are each aware (the latter also pointed me to the quiz below). And I love you.

You are Arthur, King of the Britons! Go and tell your master that we have been charged by God with a sacred quest.
What Monty Python Holy Grail Quest Character are You?

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You are King Arthur of the Britons! You like to hear yourself talk a lot, namely about some damn grail. Those closest to you are just there to serve you and bang your coconuts together. For some reason Mystical beings come to you and set you out on quests. If only more people understood you, perhaps you'd get that grail after all.