February 3rd, 2009

little review

Poem for Tuesday

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I spent a delightful day with dementordelta, though our original plan to go see Inkheart was foiled by its terrible box office take and subsequent failure to have an early show. Instead we went out to lunch at La Madeleine, where we sat in the wine cellar near the fireplace which is the most evocative room in the restaurant since they took out the water wheel. There's a craft store two doors down, so of course we had to go in there and shriek over all the cute Valentine's Day and spring animal decorations, though this time we only bought pre-made pendants in the bead section. Then came back home to watch Wimbledon -- she hadn't seen it and I adore that film, which is perfectly cast and has wonderful chemistry between Paul Bettany and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Kirsten Dunst. I also made her watch a bit of the commentary because it's so entertaining to listen to Paul make his character gay.

I had to go out in the late afternoon to take Adam to an actual tennis lesson -- his teacher says he sees a big improvement in the past couple of weeks and also recommended that we get Adam a new racket. Since we had our 3-D glasses from the Super Bowl, we watched the 3-D Chuck, which was reasonably entertaining though I doubt I'll watch it again unless the kids want to. Then we watched Heroes, which is starting to remind me of BSG and I don't mean that in a good way; I don't like never knowing which characters are complex versus which characters are batshit insane from week to week, so even though we got an inkling that the old Angela Petrelli might be back, I didn't really feel anything toward any of the characters. It's not good news when I'm watching Claire's first big scene of the new year thinking that her coral lipstick has got to go.

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I know London is at a standstill but I loved getting to see photos of snow at Stonehenge on Imbolc. And I loved reading about the discovery of the lost 1744 HMS Victory, and developments in teleportation, and the coatimundis second-guessing the groundhogs and predicting an early spring (yes, I deliberately linked to the article about Bloomberg getting bitten, even though Phil is more famous). And that's the news from here.