Thursday, February 19, 2009

Slumming it

Day two of my morning workouts. While I got up at a reasonable hour, 7:30, I decided to have breakfast first and do some things around the house before stopping at the gym on my way to the office. Still, it was a morning workout, just not first thing. Tomorrow I have a physical therapy (PT) appointment at 11, so I'm not sure if I'm going to do the gym before or after. We'll see.

Last night I saw Slum Dog Millionaire. For the record, I was pretty convinced that this movie was a "critics" movie. You know the kind: The Piano, My Left Foot, Chariots of Fire, movies that are critically acclaimed but barely watchable for most of the viewing public. What a surprise!! The cinematography was just outstanding, the acting pretty darn good and the story itself was much more compelling than the synopsis I had read. Looking at their competition, on the surface, they should dominate the Oscars. Benjamin Button (nice storyline, but just a love story right?), Frost/Nixon (an interview??), Milk (c'mon, there aren't THAT many homosexuals in Hollywood are there?.....ok, I know that was inflammatory and insensitive, but it made me laugh), The Reader (did anyone actually see this??). There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of competition on the total picture side of things. Individual performances I guess could vary though.

Things I'm grateful for:
#91 Having lost my cell phone a few months back which provided the impetus for me buying my iPhone.
#92 The community that is my church. I only wish I took more advantage of what it offers.
#93 That Physical Therapists exist. They do a good job with all sorts of people, even when they are a pain in the ass as I can be sometimes.


stef said...

I have heard nothing but good things about that movie. Too bad I will still never see it.

Lakeview Coffee Joe said...

Why not Stef?

Desiree said...

Joe, we could talk baseball and sports and drink together forever, but oh man, we could never watch a movie together! Unless it's "The Natural" or something like that.

el supremo de nm said...

So if the main impetus for your improving things is losing something older does Ricardo have to worry?