Monday, January 16, 2006

Book Log 2006

***** I was deeply moved
**** lovely and amazing
*** recommended
** an amusing trifle
* not worth our time

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud*** by Ben Sherwood
Coal Tattoo*** by Silas House
The Time Traveler's Wife**** by Audrey Niffenegger
I, Elizabeth*** by Rosalind Miles

[See Book Log 2005]

Zionists and cowboys are hot

In the movie Munich, actor Eric Bana makes Zionism sexy. He plays Avner, a former Mossad agent who becomes an assasin for mother Israel. This movie is part James Bond and part Godfather all rolled up in a quagmire of ethical questions and PTSD.

And show me a gay man who wouldn't fall in love with Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain. When Jake leaned back against the pickup truck in the scene where they meet for the first time I think I noticed Heath Ledger gasp. Really. I really loved this movie (although it could have been shorter) because the core of the movie was about being gay and dealing (or not) with it. It wasn't funny and it wasn't tragically about AIDS it just was about being a gay person in a time and a place where it wasn't yet cool. Bravo.

Saturday, January 7, 2006

Woe is me

What on earth do you blog about when:

- You promised your children (especially) and family that you'd never say anything embarrassing about them.

- You promised yourself that you'd never blog about work (even though there's some incredible shit going on that you'd love to rant about)

- The rest of your life consists of vacuuming, laundry and cleaning kitty litter?