Monday, January 03, 2005

Happy New Year

Today tastes like honey, with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg.

It's been a good year so far, which isn't saying much at this point. Ask me again in late winter.

Celebrated by going on vacation in our hometown--we let someone else drive us to a paired tasting for dinner, then spent the night with friends in a small intimate party of ten. Ahhhhh.

Saw Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events. Love the books, wasn't enchanted by the movie. The visuals are great--but the humor in print is veddy British; it's up to you to get the jokes. The movie is very very 'Murrican--I'm going to tell a joke, are you ready? Are you ready? JOOOOOOOOOOOOKEEEEEEEE!!! Did you get it?

The characters are way over the top and played for laughs in the film, in the books, they're quite serious about what they're doing. I'm not sure the filmakers intended this as irony. Oh well. Will simply refuse to see the sequels--or pick them up for the visuals. I really like the sets and costumes and dressings of the film--the fantasy Victorian thing is great eye candy.

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