Hot soup on an empty stomach


dinner was an unmitigated disaster – I tried to make a pasta bake with one of those sauces – never done it before – the only pasta I had was spaghetti and it doesn’t seem to work with that. It remained hard.  Story of my life!  *g*

I watched "UP" last night. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I was really charmed by it. I didn’t see it doing huge amounts over here, particularly, but it’s certainly a keeper for me. I was in floods of tears for the first 30 mins or so, for obvious reasons, and then was won over by all the great characters – even though I’m not generally mad on animation that’s not cute non humans. The dogs were brilliant. In fact it was all brilliant. Pixar rocks. Big ones.   the dogs playing cards made me laugh so much – such an icon of “art” and it was almost a throw away scene lasting only a few seconds.

Then I started to watch “The Tale of Despereaux” and coming right on top it was good to compare them both. Not at all the same kind of thing, again, I don’t think it did much over here, but I’m enjoying it for different reasons – it’s DARK, an hour in, and it’s unremittingly dark, like a proper Grimm fairy story and the “look” of the animation is like a Dutch master – Van Meer or something – really beautiful on the eye.  An incredible cast of voice talent too. Haven’t finished it yet.

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