I got up at 6:30 this morning, ran downstairs to make myself a lovely strong cuppa tea and while I was waiting for the kettle to boil I decided to face the sunrise and execute a few Sun Salutations. It felt so good! Just as many as it took time for the water to boil but it was invigorating.
Then, guess what- I lit the fire and jumped back into bed!! Happiness!
I think if I were asked to make a list of my very most favourite things in life, having a fireplace in the bedroom has got to be right up there. I had a big bedside stack of magazines beckoning to me (the ones The Magazine Man kindly gave me for my “new super lasik eye”) but alas, as I had a long and important appointment later today regarding plumbing fixtures, the magazines had to wait. I did want to take a few minutes to share with you that we went to see “Alice In Wonderland” last night. We saw it in 3-D, although not in the IMAX format as unfortunately there is no IMAX theatre in Santa Barbara.
There’s no Krispy Kreme, or Target either, but that’s another post.
WHY IS THERE NO KRISPY KREME HERE???!!
But back to Alice; my husband and son really enjoyed it and I did as well, but I must say that I was also a little disappointed. Why? Mostly because I expected the colours to be much more vibrant! Shouldn’t the colours in a 3-D film just be exploding off the screen? Perhaps our theatre, which is massive- The Arlington in Santa Barbara had a bad copy or has anyone else noticed this?? I’m sure it must be better in IMAX but I suppose I was hoping for at least the luxuriousness of say, Sophia Coppola’s “Marie Antoinette” or a Pixar film. For that amount of money and creative collaboration amongst the most cutting-edge experts in the business…I don’t know…I just kept wanting to click the “Enhance” button! Also, why do the 3-D glasses have to be so dark? That obviously doesn’t help. Anyway, the film certainly does have many beautiful moments and the casting is perfect. Helena Bonham Carter is fabulous as the Red Queen, Johnny Depp, despite vast amounts of make-up and outrageous contact lenses still manages to convey his always delicate, vulnerable quality and the lovely Mia Wosakowska is the perfect Alice of my childhood memories. Just one other teeny quibble- sometimes so much is happening that one misses the delicious beauty in Lewis Carroll’s words themselves, but kids will never notice that. It’s sweet though and other than one quick gouging out of an eyeball- which gets returned eventually, not too scary for small children.
BTW, my husband and son couldn’t have pointed out to me that I still had the 3-D glasses on until we were almost at the car??
It occurred to me that forgetting to remove your 3-D glasses exiting a movie theatre is now the modern day equivalent of having toilet paper stuck to your shoe.
Which reminds me, back to perusing plumbing and toilet catalogues for me…
I hope you enjoy YOUR day!