Today I lifted weights. Or maybe since I am in such an 80s mood today (more on that later) I should say…I pumped some iron. This is incredibly new to me. I’ve done countless squats in my life, for example (most of them in June) but never with actual weights before. Continue reading
Today I watched Christmas in Connecticut (1945). It’s an old school rom-com starring Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan and Sidney Greenstreet, and came with the highest of recommendations: my mother’s. Continue reading
Today I watched The Women (1939). The cool thing about this film is that all the people who appear in it are women; there are no men in the entire picture. Which is quite the feminist statement to make in the late 30s, considering that most films released today can’t even pass the Bechdel Test. Continue reading
That sounds like a colourful and alliterative name for…something, but actually it’s simply what I’ve been watching and reading in the last 24 hours. With all of my car and money woes of the past few days (as whinged about here) I am going to be an extremely cheap date for the immediate future. So staying in and entertaining myself is the order of the day. Hmm…kind of sounds like what I do anyway, to be honest.
Last night, I ate a swede. Swede (n): like a potato, but about 47 times more bland. Not even I can get 500 words out of this boring ass vegetable, so I’m moving swiftly along to the films I’ve seen in the past few days. Cable has been a Godsend for my movie watching (although less so for my social life). Continue reading
I just got cable installed in my bedroom for a lark. While it has me a little worried that this will result in me never leaving my bedroom ever again, an immediate advantage is that there are a bunch of channels playing movies and TV shows that I’ve never seen before. Continue reading
After quite a day running around in the pursuit of two different sporting codes, this evening I finally put my feet up, kicked back and put on another old movie that got my mother’s hysterical blubbering seal of approval. Since You Went Away (1944), starring Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Shirley Temple and Joseph Cotten. Apparently I should have read the back of the DVD box a lot more closely before I watched it, because unbeknownst to me this thing was almost three hours long. Three hours isn’t a movie, it’s an ordeal. I got through it, don’t get me wrong, I’m just saying…I may have needed a nap halfway through to do so.