This week: Planted my container garden. Godzilla @ Regal Webster Place. Dinner at Wasabi with Heidi. Vivian Maier photography exhibit @ Harold Washington Library. Katniss re-check at Chicago Exotics (Skokie), Fat Willy’s/X-Men: Days of Future Past/Takito with Jerroid. Restocked Plenty with veggie vampire tea towels/dinner at Thai Village with Stacy!
Great week for reconnecting with friends I hadn’t seen in awhile. One of my dear friends is going through a really rough time and I hope I am of some help. Fighting a battle takes a village and, these days, our friends are stand-ins for our family in fighting that battle. The quote, “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle,” attributed to Ian Maclaren, is something I have been trying to think about often. These days, technology has taken a lot of the personal exchanges that used to be so normal; a letter in the mail, a nice phonecall, in person hangs. I had a really good talk with Jerroid about this. As Moz sang, “Hold onto your friends.”
Films watched 21st week of the year:
X-Men: Days of Future Past 3-D
Godzilla was not worth the first run theatre dollars – go see it in a second-run theatre. At least we saw it on $6.50 Tuesday at Webster Place. X-Men was awesome, worth every cent, and every movie I see with Jerroid becomes even better. He convinced Z and I to watch director Gareth Edwards’ Monsters, which was much better and actually beautiful and scary, compared to his big budget version of Godzilla. Lola Verus was fairly good, with a fantastic soundtrack, but I much preferred Daryl Wein’s Breaking Upwards, which I’ve written about here before. Also, I felt that Wain’s partner Zoe Lister-Jones was wasted in this one and she is so good.