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The good and the bad 
8th-Dec-2007 03:10 pm
Me: on Ferris wheel 2012-09-09
The good: plumtreeblossom and I got to go see The Golden Compass last night. I found it really really compressed compared to the rather thoughtfully-paced book it’s based on, but I loved it. Lyra’s Oxford was much as I had imagined it, and Iorik and Lee were plucked right out of my head. The world was a bit more steampunky than in the book, but I didn’t mind that. The acting was good. I’m so glad I saw it. And I’m very glad that plumtreeblossom enjoyed it, too, not having read the book. (She’s excited to read the series now.) And, barring production problems, there are two more movies to look forward to!

We had an unplanned intermission when there was a fire alarm and the building was evacuated, but when we started to see people streaming back into the building as we were walking towards the T we decided to go back in and see what was up, and since it had only been 10min or so since the alarm, they resumed all the movies. We saw some smoke or steam coming from a nearby building; I presume that’s what the alarm was about, but I’m not sure. The Religious Right is up in arms about this movie — as well they should be; the books are delightfully subversive —, so plumtreeblossom’s first thought was a bomb threat.

More recent good stuff include dinner with plumtreeblossom at The Cheesecake Factory near my work on Wednesday, pasta and interesting liqueurs with cathijosephine on Thursday, and brunch at Johnny D’s this morning (with live jazz guitar).

The bad: I have a bad cold. I had hoped it would just be a mild day-or-so, but I feel really crummy today. I am probably going to go to bed soon. (I really hope plumtreeblossom doesn’t come down with this, but that seems pretty implausible.) On the other hand, I have the weekend to rest. On the other other hand, I had planned on doing a lot of work on the house this weekend, and instead I’m mostly going to be resting and trying to get better.

Net balance is quite good, though.
8th-Dec-2007 10:41 pm (UTC)
Ginger tea!

Fresh garlic!

Do you have garlic at your house?
9th-Dec-2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I drank my last ginger teabag when I got home from plumtreeblossom’s yesterday, but I just went out and got more — waiting for a cup to cool now.

I don’t have fresh garlic, but I do have that roasted minced garlic, and I’m planning to have cheese and garlic tortellini with that as a sauce for dinner tonight.

Any news on Chickenfinger?
9th-Dec-2007 12:43 am (UTC)
i LOVED the steampunkness - i thought it carried the feel of the books becatifully. (just saw the movie - was very pleased)
9th-Dec-2007 01:41 am (UTC)
My cure for the cold (or at least reducing of the misery and duration): long hot bath, lots of water or ginger tea, lots of sleeping. I hope you feel better soon.
9th-Dec-2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad I got to see this with you. And Loews Boston Common is the best snuggling theater ever. *kiss*
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