The Fall

Wow, I have been a total slacker on the “updating the blog” front. Today I was watching trailers at and I saw one about a movie called “The Fall”. It’s a transporting, lyrical, visual metaphor about the nature of stories and storytelling. Of course it isn’t showing here, but I did write to the Grandin theater to see if they will be bringing it. I feel a kind of longing to see it that I know will stay with me. My heart was caught and my eyes teared up with the strength of my reaction to the trailer.

Tomorrow I start my internship and I am excited and very ready. At church on Sunday, I reflected on the edits I plan on making to my spiritual autobiography. This is a pre-requisite to the Discernment process. The feedback from my advisor on the original is valid. She basically told me that I used humor to keep the reader at a distance. I just need to let my guard down and be completely open. Sounds simple right? Feels like a teeth gritting exercise.

I’ve been to see some more films since the last time I posted. Prince Caspian was wonderful. It really took me back to my childhood when I read the series over and over. Having attended a class on CS Lewis not long ago, I also saw the Christian parallels I missed as a child. Very moving.

I also saw IronMan again, EXCELLENT. I stayed until after the credits after learning that there was an extra little preview of the next chapter in the series. I still love Tony Stark and RDJ! He has apparently signed for 2 more IronMan films.

I also saw Sex and the City which was enjoyable, light and fluffy.

I caught The Fountain on DVD. It’s a love story and a reflection on the meaning of death and one man’s war against it. Visually stunning, the soundtrack was haunting, the film is almost like a dream.

I had the weirdest dream the other evening, I cut off one of my arms to eat it. It was like there was no food, so I cut it off and was trying to decide how to cook it. It didn’t hurt a bit. I can’t imagine what that could mean, but I awoke feeling horrified and repulsed despite the apparent calmness of “dream me”.

I don’t think it’s the kind of dream you can find in a dream dictionary.

Other things I am working on? COLDPLAY is coming to DC on July 2. I am dying to see that show. I’ve pre-ordered the new album and downloaded the title track, Viva La Vida. Totally loving it.

The BoSox will play in Baltimore again tonight and then in August. I hope I can hit one of the games in August.

I am working on a new system with my daughter to check in with her every school day to make sure she gets back on track with her school work so she can graduate on time. She is in an online school and it’s easy to let things slide. I have established a new rule, that she has to talk to her teachers every day because I think that will help her. I will call her every evening to see how the calls went.

I am glad Senator Kennedy is OK. I would hate anything bad to happen to him. I am praying that Obama locks in the nomination and that Clinton goes away. I’d like him to pick Catherine Sebelius as his VP.

I am looking forward to the Belmont on Saturday. I am sure Big Brown will do well.

On Friday Kung Fu Panda starts as well as Don’t Mess with the Zohan.

The best part of the MTV Movie Awards was the digital short that featured Robert Downey Junior, Jack Black and Ben Stiller. It was so funny I was crying with laughter all the way until the very end where it went a little too far.

I am making some homemade chicken salad  and fresh bread for my lunch tomorrow. It’s been a while since I made bread. I love it though.
I am also making risotto with chicken, cranberries and Parmesan for dinner. I think mom will like that.


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