Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Believe it or not, this post concludes with real life pseudo-celebrity gossip. Are you excited? I knew you would be.
Today was my second time trying B&W with my new hotshit camera. The clouds were interesting, but husband says I need a yellow filter, so I guess I'll grab my bonnet and fetch one tomorrow. The papery pods of the second image are Sea Oats, a beautiful wild grass perennial I have near the pool. I love the way they shudder in the breeze. Lastly is another perennial prairie grass which looks to be birthing paisleys all over the place. Love this one too.
Went to see Lady in the Water today, and although it wasn't pure genius, it was fairly engaging to watch. More "schlock schlock horror." I sorta figure if I notice I'm dying to pee early in a film, well, it's the kiss of death. So I had to pee about 4/5ths the way through. Not SO bad. A bit juvenile and pat, it still manages to be more engaging than most of the crap that makes it to big screen. Like The Village, I think this is more a message film, but so long as the preaching is not overt, I can live with it.
I was hoping to see the new pirates movie, but it had been running 20 minutes when I arrived, and I'd have to sit around waiting 40 more minutes for the next showing, so I played cinema roulette, where I just go to whatever is coming up next. Haven't done that since my bachelorette days. Sometimes I'd see 4 movies in a day. Loved that. Nearly had to go see the Owen Wilson movie. Dodged a bullet, there, since it had the same starting time as the Lady movie. Sheesh.
By the way, a girlfriend of mine went to a wedding reception at the grand home of the Wilson family, of Luke and Owen fame. The family manse is a sprawling mid-century modern affair that is immaculately turned out and overlooking a large parklike setting in one of the toniest areas of Dallas. There is an awkward segue between "levels" with one barely noticeable step up about 2 inches, and my girlfriend's husband tripped as he walked along with a plate ful of food. He leaned over quietly and said to my friend "I guess we know now how Luke broke his nose."