GC and I went to see Black Swan last night. It’s a psychological thriller about a ballet dancer. It was quite riveting even though most of the time we had no idea what was going on. We couldn’t tell what was real and what was imagined, who was crazy and who was sane, who the good guys were and who the bad guys were. Everybody was twisted and distorted in one way or another. There were some self-mutilation scenes where we both squirmed and looked away. Anyway, if you’re looking for a creepy movie, I recommend it, even though I didn’t get it.
We saw The King’s Speech last Tuesday. We got that. It was pretty straightforward. Guy with a speech impediment has to make a speech. I didn’t find it as enthralling as The Black Swan, but it was good.
Before the movie last night I made us a good healthy dinner from my new Clean Eating cookbook – chicken almondine with green beans. We ate that and then went to the movie and pigged out on popcorn and Smarties.
Anyway. It’s snowing out there. The way the media’s carrying on about it, you’d think we lived in Texas or something. The weather looks pretty wild in Australia, though. Category 5, batten down the hatches. People are being urged to take shelter in designated shelters, but the designated shelters are full.
And how about the revolution in Egypt? It’s like my friend Gene used to say: The right of way belongs to whoever takes it. Same thing with human rights. You can’t just sit around and wait for someone to hand them to you – sometime you have to go out and seize them. Power to the Egyptian people!