Nothing: Part 7

Hmm…er…nope, nothing.

Well, not really. There was the big snowstorm, the big event over the weekend. At about 8″ we were not as badly off as the poor folks to the south of us who got approximately 25″ of the white stuff.

It’s a good idea to not purchase movie tickets online, in advance, in December though. We had tickets to the blockbuster Avatar but couldn’t make it to the IMAX theater. We have until March to use the tickets. In the meantime I have to watch Invictus, Up in the Air, It’s Complicated , Did You Hear About the Morgans, Sherlock Holmes and Nine.

It might be hard to convince the hubby to accompany me to any of these. The story lines might not be too appealing to him and I hate when he does the sleeping, slumping, snoring when he’s not fidgeting thing, when we are in a theater. It’s a good thing I don’t mind watching movies alone. Each one of these movies has people I like seeing on screen: Morgan Freeman, Hugh Grant, George Clooney, Alec Baldwin, Meryl Streep, Penelope Cruz, Robert Downey Jr, Steve Martin and more. It would have been nice to have a “bff” to drag to the movies. But I think I missed the train on that one.

Anoushka will be away visiting her grandparents so I intend to see every movie that isn’t animated while she is gone; even if there’s a lot to be said for animation these days. Watching some of the animated gems one can imagine actors being out of work (except for the sale of their voices)sometime in the not so distant future. We saw the animated Christmas Carol recently and were entranced and spellbound. It was so very well made

Movies appear to be on top of my mind, so it’s worth remarking that every now and then while channel surfing through TNT, Starz or Encore on cable TV, one stumbles upon some gems that passed by unnoticed when they were released. One such movie was Mother Ghost, starring Mark Thompson, Kevin Pollak and Dana Delany. I channel surfed across it and couldn’t pull away. It was the story of a middle-aged man, Keith (played by Mark Thompson – what a handsome man! How come I’ve never seen him anywhere else?) who lost his Mom and then felt as though he was being haunted by her. He ultimately needed a down on his luck psychiatrist, Dr Norris (played by Kevn Pollak), working as a radio shrink, to bring some resolution to his problems. Problems that he wasn’t even willing to acknowledge he had. He called the shrink to tell him how lame his radio show was but then he was kept talking as the building suspense showed more and more people all over the state tuning in to listen to his problems; problems that resonated with everyone. His wife listened, his Dad listened, he was ultimately brought to tears as was this watcher.

Funny how some good movies disappear without making any noise.

So that’s the story of nothingness for today. Now for the slippery, slushy trudge back home. I’ll try to sharpen my violin playing with Paganini’s Witches’ Dance. I have really been slacking off since the recital. I also have to get ready for my Raag Deshkar performance coming up in March. I wish I was singing something more exciting, but one baby step at a time.

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