Sunday, October 10, 2010

Being honest with my blog

I'm not proud of this, but it's true. I realized today why I've been so angry at my mom lately: I'm mad at her for getting old, which she's been doing rapidly this year. I don't want her looking so wrinkled or becoming so ditzy. I don't want her to be mortal and I hate that she's going to die. It's not imminent, but it's sooner rather than later. And I hate it.

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: Another 50 Questions Meme, Part One (perhaps)

1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? Unlike pot roast, mascara is NOT better on the second day.

2. How much cash do you have on you? About $40.

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR? Galore.

4. Favorite planet? Space Station 7. It's the home base for the aliens who invaded earth in Ed Wood's Plan 9 from Outer Space.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? My friend Mindy

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone? The one it came with.

7. What shirt are you wearing? My Robert the Haunted Doll shirt. Do not screw with me.

8. Do you label yourself? I prefer to be referred to as, "barren spinster."

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing? I'm barefoot.

10. Bright or Dark Room? Bright

11. Did you do anything to celebrate John Lennon's 70th yesterday? I spent the day sitting there watching the wheels go round and round.

12. What does your watch look like? Fossil, white face, black numerals, brown band.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night? Dozing on the sofa

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say? "OK." My niece is a succinct young woman.

15. Where is your nearest 7-11? Near the next el stop

16. What’s a word that you say a lot? "Frankly"

17. Who told you he/she loved you last? My mom

18. Last furry thing you touched? My cat, Joey

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days? A fistful! To control my cholesterol and allergies.

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed? I have a half-used disposable camera

21. Favorite age you have been so far? 35

22. Your worst enemy? You're talking to her

23. What is your current desktop picture (extra points if you post it)? JBKO. I love the story behind this shot.

24. What was the last thing you said to someone? "No problem."

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly, what would it be? Flight

Small, intense and memorable

Never Let Me Go is a very special little film. Set in a parallel universe, where cancer and neuromuscular diseases were cured back in the 1950s, we follow three children from an English boarding school to young adulthood. We learn very early on that it's not their education that makes these children special. All the children at the school are clones, or perhaps test-tube babies, bred as spare parts for the rest of us. They are why life expectancy now reaches 100 years.

It's not a sci-fi movie. It feels more like Atonement. It's interested in how these three live, and feel about, their special existence. There's not a lot of action, it's a thoughtful character study. And it will stay with you.

It stars two popular magazine cover girls -- Kiera Knightly and Carey Mulligan -- so I'm surprised it hasn't received more buzz. If you get an opportunity to see this little arthouse film, do it.