Monday Movie Review

It’s been a busy weekend in Tracey land and I am very tired.  Just as well Monday morning isn’t too busy this week.

On Saturday I went with some friends to have lunch at the new house of one of the girls.  In the country.  One hour’s drive from me.  It was nice but why in god’s name anyone would want to live that far from civilisation is beyond me.  And the children of one of the friends were there.  They are exhausting and I did not have as good a time as I would have if they weren’t there.  I don’t have children for a good reason: I don’t like them.

Anyhow, we left home at 11am and got back at 6pm and I was exhausted.

Sunday morning the boy and I went for a trip to Borders to buy some books.  Here is my pile:

Books

You may be wondering why I haven’t read Bridget Jones’s Diary before.  Well, I have.  I loaned the book to someone and never got it back.  It’s one of my favourite books, WAY better than the movie (someone, please just stop Renee Zellweger from ever “acting” again and I will be happy) and I am going to enjoy re-reading it over my christmas break.

I have read another of Marina Lewycka’s books, A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian, and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I’m looking forward to that one.  Janet Evanovich writes greatly entertaining and silly books about a female bounty hunter in New Jersey; perfect christmas break reading.  I think the Eva Hornung book came out some time ago but I just noticed it and I’ll let you know what I think.

So after the excitement of getting all those books (plus a cookbook as a christmas present for one of my friends) the boy couldn’t find the book he wanted (something about visual design of information, buggered if I know what he’s on about) so we had a coffee and went home.

Then I headed out again to meet a friend for dinner and a movie.  We saw New Moon.  And we went to the gold class cinema which is definitely the way to go.  I have long legs and it’s nice to have a seat where you have enough leg room.  And they bring you food if you ask.  My friend did order a glass of wine and a coffee before the movie, to be brought in at specified intervals, but they never showed up so she complained and got her money back.

The movie?  Was okay.  Maybe I’m getting a bit old but the teen angsty Edward really annoys me, and he needs to turn his head sometimes or else he’s going to get a crick in his neck.  Bella is a self absorbed whiney angsty girl.  I can’t wait til they grow up and get over themselves.  I think that happened in book four.  So I’ll look forward to the movie version of that one.  Still, this movie was way better than 2012, and if you liked the book a lot you probably would enjoy the movie.

After all this we met another friend for dinner at Borsch, Vodka and Tears, a “modern Polish” restaurant.  My whole family is Polish so I’m well aware of what Polish food is; stodgy and tasty!  Anyway after a vodka cocktail which contained any number of tasty ingredients that I can’t remember now, we had delicious food and it was very very good.  I’ll have to tell my parents about this place; I’m sure they’d like it too.

And now it’s Monday morning and really, can I just go back to bed please?

4 responses to “Monday Movie Review

  1. r4 dsi December 14, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I can’t wait to see the faces of Terrence McKenna, Jaysen Rand, Patrick Geryl, and all the other doomsday-spouting pieces of crap when Christmas 2012 comes around and we’re all still here.

  2. Author December 15, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I enjoyed the post. Where to begin … perhaps I’ll just take a shortcut and say have as happy a Monday as you can!

  3. Steve and Kat December 15, 2009 at 6:51 am

    I should read one of those Janet Evanovich books sometime. I’ve heard they are good. Maybe if I ever get my e-reader. I can’t decide if I am going to go see New Moon. I liked the book, but then I didn’t like the rest of the series, so the rest of it kind of ruined the first two books that I did like. Give me Harry Potter any day.

  4. barb December 15, 2009 at 8:58 am

    I’ve had to repurchase books I’ve loaned out, too. Sometimes because they never returned it and sometimes because they mangled the binding and folded the pages. Ooooh… that’s one of my pet peaves. There’s a book mark right there. Why won’t they use it?

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