S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen

Achy feet

I'll need to buy new all-weather shoes for fall. I wore my last pair this evening to help friends move apartments, to protect my toes, and on the walk home, my feet were in much achiness. Happily, I thought to change back into sandals halfway back, but still. Hopefully a good bath will aid them.

So yes, after staring distractably at bits of airshow and planes whizzing around in flashy formations, we went and watched movies at a friend's, neither of which I'd seen before. The Iron Giant was once recommended to me as the best film a friend had ever seen (by Ray, for the Too crowd who should know of whom I speak). I'm not sure I'd say that, but it was quite a good movie, I enjoyed it, and I'm glad I've finally seen it. The most useful lesson I learned from watching the movie is that hiding underneath a table with my arms protecting my head will keep me safe and sound from nuclear holocaust. Very reasssuring.

High Risk was a Hong Kong action flick, which was delightfully fun. Kung Fu hijinks with an aging, drunken action star (Jacky Cheung) and his bodyguard (Jet Li), lots of elegant women, and even more bad guys - including some of the same women. It was not all that well subtitled to the point that part of the comedy of the parody (for it was one, of Die Hard), although perhaps not one of the intended funny parts was in the way they were done. For instance, the subtitles were all in white, so we missed a fair number of lines of dialog early on when a guy with a white jacket on was standing behind them. Or when a guy in the movie said "Bingo" and it was subtitled, in English, "Oh yeah."

Off to the Renaissance Fair tomorrow!

  • Misleading subjects of songs

    I currently know of two songs which play on the way women are often described using childish language in songs, revealing only at the end that the…

  • Hickory Dickory Dock

    Hickory Dickory Dock The mouse ran up the clock. The clock struck one, The mouse ran down Hickory Dickory Dock. I'm not used to this song having…

  • Rowing in a straight line

    One major downside to "Row, row, row your boat" having verses in recent British usage is that it isn't ever sung as a round in local baby groups. On…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.