I'm keeping the cold just at bay. I think I'm drowning from drinking all this water. Zicam is good. If I can keep it from getting any worse than this, then whoopee. I was out of fresh ginger for tea, so I ate candied ginger. Dunno if that counts, but sure was yummy and nice on the throat. So far I'm not feeling anything that will impede class or sparring tomorrow. Ha - my life revolves around "will this interfere with my ability to do Tae Kwon Do?" Actually, I'm only half kidding. I seriously took it easy on the sled jumps this year so I wouldn't break myself specifically with class in mind.
Movie Review: House of Sand and Fog
Depressing, disturbing (not in a fun way) and just a general downer. Maybe the book is different. Yes, racism sucks. I think we all knew that. Yes, depressed people who have probs with drugs and alcohol are scary. I think we knew that. Yes, there are some bad cops out there. I think we knew that. Yes, sometimes people on both sides of something can be "right." But what they do about it is a different matter. Yes, sometimes helping people gets you hurt. I think we knew that, but that is certainly not the message I'd want to send to anyone thinking about showing someone a little compassion. So what was the point of this film? I'm not sure. Catharsis for a really depressed writer, perhaps. Ben Kingsley was brilliant, as was Shohreh Aghdashloo, the woman who played his wife. Jennifer Connelly was very convinceng as a messed-up person doing crazy things, and Ron Eldard was very believeable as an originally well-intentioned guy doing wrong things. Well edited, well directed, well acted, but I didn't like the story. The end.
I'm going to be getting a review copy of Louis Sachar's sequel to Holes. I'm excited! I finally got one! Usually after I get the emails and respond that I want one, it's already taken. Woo hoo! My first review. :)
I made Buckeyes again today and they are goooooood! Actually, we made the balls yesterday and dipped them today. Mmmmmm!
Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! Yep, the idea worked and that was good, too. :)