If you have the chance to see it, I highly recommend Lukas Moodysson's film "We are the best!". It's delightful; truthful and very funny, and the three leads are tremendous.
If you remember being young - and especially if you remember being young in the eighties - if you've ever played in a band or known anyone who did, if you've ever felt that no-one will ever understand you, if you have ever been embarrassed by your parents or fought with your friends, or rebelled, or got drunk when you couldn't hold your liquor, or trailed about as the gooseberry when everyone else seemed to be pairing up... If you love seeing fresh, unfussy, natural acting from non-professional actors who seem blind to the camera and make every scene burst with life... Well, just see this film. It's hilarious and touching, and deliciously real about all of those things. It's on at Waterman's Arts Centre at the moment, and probably at an art house cinema near you, too.
That aside, Monday has been okay. We had passable weather right until the evening, with plenty of sunshne during my lunch break. Work was mostly just about manageable (as in, I managed to keep on top of the phone calls and also did something right that I was sure I'd done wrong, but I still haven't got done the job I didn't do Friday, even now - so it was one step forward and one back, whereas on Friday it felt like backwards all the way). Then a nice curry supper with the Dipterist, and a good film to finish off with. Yep, not a bad day.
And I got home to find a postcard from someone I was at college with, telling me about her most recent show. Alex Perri was one of the most talented painters I met in the five years I was at KIAD, and it's a real pleasure to know she is still painting and exhibiting. And judging by the image on the card, she's creating good work, too. Proof that talent can still rise to the top. Alex, you rock!
Hope tomorrow is as good. I could use a few good days. Hope all are well - Cryptic, I hope you were able to meet your deadlines without staying up all night wearing yourself out - Kath, I hope you are feeling better after that nasty bug. Off to bed with me now, I think. Ridiculously tired tonight...
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