Sunday, January 9, 2011

Black Swan

I liked Black Swan so much I figured I should write a little follow up blob about it. IT WAS AMAZING! Natalie Portman was electric, terrifying, riveting, captivating... she was everything. The movie made me cringe and awe and even sweat a little! The costumes were amazing, without doubt, the best they could have been. I applaud Rodarte a hundred times over. Mila Kunis as well was so sensual and fun, she also lost an amazing amount of weight and looked the part, and she killed the make-out scene, which was highly erotic but so twisted. The mother is the film suffered so much, it reminded me a bit of those ladies on TLC, pageant moms I think they are referred to. The hardest part of the film for me was knowing what was real and what was not. The imagination was so vivid; reality and the dreamworld collided a bit too much for me to really comprehend at times what was happening. Regardless, Black Swan was a wonderful film, very artistic and the acting was spot on.

My Reading List

There have been many books waiting patiently to be read on my bookshelf. Now is finally their time as I have finished my undergraduate degree and have ample amounts of leisure time and a quiet apartment. Don't get me wrong, I have read a plethora of books during my degree (largely a rereading of Harry Potters and Agatha Christies on beaches and holidays) but these are books which I have anticipated reading, many of which are classics. So here it is, my reading list:

Julie and Julia by Julie Powell
The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins
From Here to Eternity by James Joyce
Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins

I've begun with Julie and Julia so as to ease myself into things, I started reading it this morning at the gym and have been enjoying the misadventure of her life so far. Also, the idea of selling a few eggs for $7500 dollars is growing in my mind... better step lightly.

Laundry Day

Today is the dreaded laundry day, where I sort through all the clothes; new, old, coloured, whites, jean, delicates, etc. and try to place them in their corresponding washing machine. Generally I just do cold water everything and keep my whites separate, my colours separate, and my jeans and towels separate, however, I am open to laundry suggestions. It occurred to me that laundry is an art, and that the star is the clothes, and anything that involves clothes is sure to be fun. However, the one daunting thing about laundry is hanging it all up to dry (or at least most of it as I don't really like anything except towels and old clothes to go in the dryer). When you are in an apartment building it becomes such a challenge to find room on that little tiny metal drying rack, then you wait a few days until everything is dry, and rejoice, you can dirty it again! I'm dreaming of summer today, of clotheslines and pastel dresses waving in the wind drying, the smell of detergent in the air. Summer can't come soon enough dear readers.