This morning I managed to shake the tinsel out of my hair and wipe the turkey and chocolate off my face, and settle back into my 5am writing regime. (The tinsel/turkey thing was metaphorical, I hope you know.) Only squeezed out a few hundred words, but I was able to pick up the ball dropped the first part of December and slowly, shakily start to run with it again. Tomorrow's writing will be better.
Hit the bookstore Saturday with your book suggestions in hand and came home with three books. Alas, current budget concerns had to be considered, so I had to avoid the lovely hardback books. (Tamar, I'll be back for Corrigan's book when I have more change in my pocket.) I'm starting with Iain Banks' The Wasp Factory, Carl Hiaasen's Basket Case, and Pablo Tusset's The Best Thing that Can Happen to a Croissant. Winston, Keillor's The Book of Guys proved hard to find - guess I'll have to go to Amazon for that - and Pete, no Robert Harris available, so that might be another Amazon purchase.
The new books will have to wait, however, because I've gotten too deep into Ursula Under, pressed upon me a couple of weeks ago by my good friend Lynne. Anybody else read this one?
It's been all movies, all weekend for me. After Capote, another round of Harry Potter, Good Night and Good Luck, and The Producers, I might need a break from film-festing for a while (though a friend wants to see Narnia tonight, so who knows?).
Last week a discussion ensued on Loose Poodle about theatre vs. home for watching films. Though I see hundreds of films on television (mainly via Turner Classic Movies), I like going to a theatre; I like the shared experience of seeing a film with a crowd of strangers and maybe one or two friends. The downside is, of course, the expense, the commercials, and annoying cell phones. However, for my recent spate of movies, I attended only the cheaper matinees and all of the audiences were well-mannered - so I doubly enjoyed the experience.
What do you think? Do you like seeing a movie in community or would you rather see it in the privacy of your own home?