Full disclosure: I have been a huge Cirque Du Soleil fan for decades, watched my first Cirque video back when you rented them on VHS cassette, and have seen them live, twice (and seriously—if you ever, ever, get the chance, don’t hesitate, just go), so, no surprise I suppose, I loved this [...]
As part of our recent anime extravaganza, we watched Gankutsuou, an anime sci-fi retelling of the Count of Monte Cristo. So marvelous! Although a bit slow in the second quarter for the kids who tired of the intrigue and drifted off to play Minecraft at times…and then riveting again as we got into [...]
I usually write in silence, but sometimes I get a certain song looping in my head, connected, often, to a certain character or scene I’m working on, and I play it over and over and over. I am always intrigued by this, by the interaction between different kinds of art, music to writing, movies to [...]
One of my fave yoga bloggers, Grimmly, has gone to Santorini to practice for two weeks and I freaking hate him. It’s so unfair. I have wanted to go to Santorini ever since I was 14 and saw this campy, pretty, B-movie called Summer Lovers, about a sweet little menage a trois that [...]
Yep, along with the rest of the movie going world, we went to see Avengers this weekend—and I know everyone else went to see it too, because the dang thing has crossed 1.2 billion dollars worldwide in three weeks! Go Joss!
Well, no surprise, we LOVED it. And in case you’re [...]
Last week at the library, we checked the first Harry Potter movie on a lark. I had read the first book to the kids last year (I read all the books when they were coming out, adored them) and Luc has the Lego Harry Potter game on the ipad, so they were familiar with the [...]
I saw “Rango” this weekend with the kids, an entertaining Western about a misplaced chameleon lizard and a town drying up in the Mohave desert. Visually, the movie is superb, the dialogue is awesome, the jokes are funny…but both Paul and I found ourselves getting bored in the middle. Despite it’s excellence in many ways, [...]
In keeping with our theme of likable villains (see our review of Despicable Me and Heinz Doofenshmirtz), the kids and I went to see Megamind yesterday. In a word, six thumbs up.
Hereafter, Clint Eastwood’s new movie, is what you get when an 80 year old grandmaster visual storyteller at the height of his powers decides to explore the Big D. Death in a movie. In other words…
On the surface, this is three interlocking stories: a French journalist nearly drowns in [...]
For Paul’s birthday, we had key-lime pie and a matinee showing of The Last Airbender. And while I understand why people are complaining, especially anyone new to the story, it is not the awful, soul sucking event that the tidal wave of terrible reviews would have you believe.
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today's yoga practice
May 12, 2013 | 1:39 pm
Full primary. I forgot to write practices down last week, oh well.
May 4, 2013 | 2:51 pm
Feeling sick. Surys. A few seated. Backbending. Bleh.
May 4, 2013 | 2:50 pm
Primary to supta konasana.
May 4, 2013 | 2:50 pm
Gah. Skip. Lame.
May 4, 2013 | 2:49 pm
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