January 3rd, 2013


Poem for Thursday, Winterthur, Skyfall

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Our first chore of the new year involved getting our flat tire replaced, so we left the van in the shop for the morning and Paul worked from home. Adam was back at school, we had lunch with Daniel, then we went to retrieve the van. The rest of my day involved unexciting work, laundry, and various other forms of cleaning (Adam has inspired me to clean out my dresser but this is a multi-day project). I laughed to see that several Republicans are so angry with Boehner for blowing off Hurricane Sandy emergency relief funding that they are encouraging constituents not to give the Republican party any money. Perhaps the sane Republicans will stop sucking up to the insane ones and retake the party...or leave it.

In the evening, despite winter break technically being over, those of us who had not seen Skyfall decided that we wanted to. I liked it better than the previous Daniel Craig Bond movies -- I like him as an actor, just don't like the overall humorlessness and amped-up violence -- but compared to, say, Lincoln or Les Miserables, it isn't really my thing, and I thought Judi Dench and Ralph Fiennes were under-used. It does have my favorite opening credits sequence since "The Spy Who Loved Me" and it is a comfort to know that Bond will ALWAYS have opening credits! Here are some more photos from last weekend visiting Winterthur's winter holiday displays:

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