Being back on my own, I decided to plow ahead and spend my evenings reading this week, especially since I have had a couple of books on loan since the summer/fall. Lent to me by Mare, I finished The Da Vinci Code, a fun, fast read, and I found myself looking forward to the upcoming movie. I found it easy to get engrossed in, which is exactly the reason I like to read: I forget about my surroundings, and envision the plot, characters and scenes in my head. I now understand why the book has been released again as an illustrated version. Not really knowing anything about art or Da Vinci's works, it would have helped to have had pictures right there to refer to when the paintings were described. Yeah, I could have jumped up and gone to the Interweb, but I was comfy on the couch and didn't want to put the book down. So if you haven't read this one yet, get the illustrated version.
Next I picked up the other book that was loaned to me, this one by Scott M, Kevin Murphy's A Year At The Movies. Kevin Murphy operated Tom Servo on Mystery Science Theater 3000, and wrote a book about his year of going to a movie every day. An interesting read so far, I am about 2/3 through. I especially took notice of the part where he did the drive-in tour of southern California, and stopped at the Smith's Ranch Drive-In, located in none other than Twentynine Palms, CA - hometown of my desert rat boyfriend, whose Dad still lives there. 29 has a population of 25,000 people, which, hey, makes SJ look large. Smith's Ranch is the only movie theatre in town, a fact which I would like to confirm with aforementioned bf, but his internet connection is currently down, which is why I am writing a blog right now instead of chatting. Like we need any more time apart. Grrrr. Anyway, on with the blog.
Kevin also mentions the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood as being one of his most favourite theatres. Hmmm, I thought to myself. I want to spend a day doing touristy LA things, maybe I should make this a stop since we both love movies and I do have a fondness for things Egyptian. So I looked up the schedule on the internet to see what would be playing while I'm there. The schedule for February isn't up yet, but the schedule for this month is. I started reading what was on in January just for fun, when I realized I was missing a Hitchcock festival. Hitchcock. On the big screen. I am going to cry now. I can't believe I'm just missing this. Not that I will be actually in Hollywood the whole time. But still. What a treat it would be to see any Hitchcock film in a theatre.
Ah, bf is back. Let the chatting begin.