Saturday, July 26, 2008


I went to see a very strange movie last night: "Kabluey," with Lisa Kudrow. I'd like to say I liked it, but I'm not sure I did. It's about a loserish guy who agrees to help his sister-in-law while her husband serves as a soldier in Iraq. She clearly doesn't want him there and treats him terribly -- in fact, everyone treats him terribly -- and he winds up dressed in an absurd costume, promoting office space in a stripped-down corporate park owned by a failed Internet company. Even with performances by Conchata Ferrell and Terri Garr, several laugh-out-loud moments, and a relatively positive ending, the film seems to take a dim view of humanity. I left the theater depressed!

(And this was after I schlepped out to Brooklyn to see it, because it's no longer showing in Manhattan.)

As for today, it looks like we'll have nice weather for wandering and photography, so that's on my agenda -- even though I probably should be painting my apartment.

(Photo: Doorknob near Ninth Avenue, July 2008)


  1. Hm... frankly? Given the color of that door on Ninth Avenue, wandering for photos sounds like a better idea than painting your apartment for the time being :-)

  2. Wandering is good after seeing a depressing movie because it means you'll be outdoors. It's a beautiful day in DC, not too hot.

    After a depressing movie, I like to do a lot of breathing, something that's not possible inside an apartment, especially when you're painting said apartment.

    Enjoy your day!

  3. i like the door

  4. love the shadow in the photo.
    walking is good. rather humid here in london. makes for a sweaty betty! :-(

  5. The green door and knob seem much more appealing than the movie. At $10 a ticket, you don't even feel you can walk out of a depressing movie these days!

  6. Dennis let Lettuce touch him today.