In the High Peaks

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcoming in the New Year

Oh, oh!--How I give thanks to everyone who commiserated with me over the loss of our dear Sophie. Those thoughts have strengthened me; thank you, all!

Last night Ken and I watched the Swedish film Girl with a Dragon Tattoo, which I'd been resisting watching. I ADORED the book and didn't want movie images to compete with the imaginative world in my head. But, I will say, the movie was very good; yet, all the same, after the fact, I don't ever want to see another movie of Stieg Larsson's books. They are too special to mess up with inferior film versions!

It was a long film, and when it drew to a close, it was 11:40 pm and time to turn to a channel that would feature the "ball" dropping in Times Square, New York. So we turned to NBC. Fine. We had our sparkly half-bottle of Asti Spumante poured into our fluted glasses, all ready to go. And! And! The ball started to fall. But some crazy network peon turned the camera to the crowd, and NBC never showed the ball dropping! We were truly appalled; we never could remember such a screw-up happening before. We survived the loss, however, and turned to The Tennis Channel and watched Federer and Naftal beat each other up on the courts, all taped from mid-December 2010 in London.

BOOKS!!! I know, BOOKS! I finished The Body in the Sleigh this morning and don't know where I'm headed next. I don't want a heavy, intellectual read. Not yet. I need light fluff until I recover more fully from Sophie's absence.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed the first Swedish film as well. Interesting in the experience for me was that this may have been the first subtitled film I've seen where I've already read the book and "knew the story." Due to this, the subtitles weren't distracting at all. I also loved Noomi Rapace's performance as Lisbeth. Very good, I thought.

    P.S. Where was your blog's "title photo" taken? It reminds me of the Kolob Reservoir area in Southern Utah...