To Be Brief

Dentist appointment come and gone. Teeth appear good. And there was much rejoicing.

Writing is going well, although there are times that I’m not so sure of that. Times like these are when I wish I had a writing group. Instead, I just read it outloud to DKC and hope for the best.

Went to a Slovak mall today. Like an American one, but smaller. Took about twenty minutes to check the whole thing out.

Not  much else to report–gearing up for the Ireland trip. Just as a warning, I don’t think I’ll be able to blog in Ireland. I know you’re all crying about that, but don’t worry. I’ll update when I’m back in the states.

Watched A Beautiful Mind last night. (Did I mention I watched Cinderella Man over the weekend? I did. Loved it as much as I did the first time. Three and a half stars.) Russell Crowe is a diverse actor, I’ll give him that. I loved Mind the first time, but the second time it lost some of its oomph. Any time a movie packs a big twist into it, it risks its rewatchability. Sixth Sense worked, Mind . . . not as well. I hate giving things away, though, so I’ll leave it at that. I enjoyed it, but not as much as the first time. First time, three and a half stars. Second time, three. Did it deserve it’s best picture Oscar? I won’t say no to that, although I still am bummed Fellowship of the Ring lost that one. Some have criticized Mind, calling it overrated. I think Howard’s use of POV and the way he adapted Nash’s problems to the screen are remarkable and redeem some of the flaws I see in the film now, so I wouldn’t call it overrated. (And I disagree with most of that list, anyway. Just linked it for reference.)

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