This is a comic from my blog buddy Matt. If you want to check out his amazing work www.aprolificpotpourri.art
this is how I was trying to prep for my podcast: can you say cut and paste
It was so nice to be in a theater
This is The Strand bookstore in NYC- at the same time there were two movements going on- 1) Save a beloved Indie bookstore from going out of business 2) Don’t save it because the owner invests in stocks of large corporations like Amazon, so you’re not really supporting a small business
What I watched this week. Quite good and Daniel Kaluuya is just amazing
Seen in gift shop at Morgan Library
https://anchor.fm/laover50/episodes/Gratitude-Saturday-ers9qr

52 thoughts on “Highlights of the Week That Was- March 7

  1. What did you think of Nomadland? I want to fulfill my dream of hopping in an old VW camper van and tooling around the USA. I could live that lifestyle…for awhile, but my gratitude would come in the form of knowing I still had a home to come back to. I can be a free spirit, but it’s truly incomprehensible and frightening and wrong that one’s life can turn to that much instability so quickly. I mentioned coming to understand my own privilege in your post the other day. What an example of the concept “no guarantees.”

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    1. Ok. Nomad land. I love Frances McDormand as an actress. However she plays a cantankerous older women in this. She does a great job, but is it a stretch for her? I thought using real people instead of actors was a wise choice (some-not all) I thought the concept, about people needing to live like this was great…as one of my friends put it, there was a documentary feel to it. I got why she was bitter, and you get glimpses into her back story, but I wanted a little more…I think there was a piece of the puzzle missing. But it was solid.

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      1. Using non-actors gave insight into those who actively choose to live the lifestyle and how they have created their own community and family, which clearly was missing for most of them in varied ways. Plus we see “Fern” making her own decisions as you point out and coming to embrace the life for what it gives her. I cried… a lot, for many reasons…

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      2. I get crying. It was an emotional, beautiful movie. I wanted a bit more of her relationship with the husband. In the scene with her sister, which I thought was important, you hear about how she always wanted to wander, move in, yet because if her husband she stayed in place. I needed a little more…maybe that she was angry with him…regret from him. She could live him but still feel regret. I was missing that

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    1. Ok…Anxious People was amazing, but I like the style of the author (translator too)but I know others don’t. To me it was clever, funny, sad and did a great job of showing how we feel, think, act whatever. There’s a sense of true humanity in his books that comes across. Klara and the Sun- I don’t normally do dystopian, but this was good. Again, I appreciate the authors writing style and elegant prose. There’s so many deep ideas put in such a simple yet powerful platform. This book is thought provoking if nothing else. Bright places is YA and recommended by my daughter. I think some YA can be cloying but I thought this was well thought out and executed. So all in all, 3 solid books. I will say, I can’t imagine Anxious People not making it into my top books if the year though

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      1. The book I loved the most this year so far is “The House in the Cerulean Sea” it was just beautifully written and a wonderful message about love

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  2. Aww you’re a doll, thanks for the plug 🙂 kinda wish you would’ve shown more than the front cover…Because sadly that’s Not my art on the cover of the comic..the interior work and back cover is all me.

    How was the movie watching experience, few people ? Cordoned off seats ?

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    1. You know what? Next week I will put a few interior shots of the comic. I didn’t want to give anything away per the story but I can definitely put something else in. Movie experience great. Bought tickets online so when you book tickets the seats around you automatically are unavailable. It was nice being in the theaters

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      1. Trust me LA, you won’t be spoiling the comic for anyone if you post interiors of say each story. You my dear own the last known copy of said comic. As a matter of fact, it is the original.

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    1. We call her smush because she us very cuddly and we just want to pick her up all the time! It was weird sitting with a mask on, and yes, physically being present. But it was wonderful. I love actually being in a theater…I am completely immersed in the experience. And on a selfish note, there’s a seat now to put your coat on without anyone complaining….

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      1. Our theaters have opened up, but I haven’t gone to see anything. I probably won’t for a long time. I think the only film I want to see in the theaters this year is Dune, which isn’t out til October. But having the certainty of your own space sounds pretty great…

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  3. Looks like you had a wonderful week. Happy you can get out and about. I don’t believe our movie theaters are open and I wonder if that industry will ever really recover since people are now used to streaming movies from home. Stupid good? Yeah, I like a lot of foods like that…..mostly high calorie ones that don’t fit into my eating plan! Love the pics of your fur babies. 💚

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    1. I don’t have high hopes for movies and any live events. Too much money lost. But I will use my disposable income to support the arts in any way I can because it’s important to me that arts are alive. And food….my new truck with food is I bring home half my entree and I split appetizers and desserts.

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  4. Lovely, pics, as always, LA. I read Anxious People a couple of months ago. Enjoyable. Food looks awesome, and I cut and paste things all the time at work. Part of my process. Ah, I love that new Foo Fighters song, Waiting on a War. I am actually learning how to play it on my new guitar. Fun. Have a great week.

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    1. That song…I just love it! And Anxious People! It was just so good!! It was weird to be cutting and pasting…but I can’t figure out how to do my notes

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