Monday, March 30, 2009

fiftythree: robert frank

two weeks ago, i was lucky enough to have my friend jenn visit me for several days. while she was here, we visited the holocaust museum, torpedo factory (an old torpedo factory converted into dozens of art studios), and walked around old town alexandria. by far, the most interesting thing we did was visit the robert frank exhibit at the national gallery. i am not the most knowledgeable when it comes to ground-breaking photographers, so i had never heard of robert frank until this exhibit. i did, however, recognize several of his photographs. i found his photos riveting. i found most his photos timeless and relatable, especially in this time of economic crisis, as i see sad undertones with a number of his subjects.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

fiftyfour: never let me go

on thursday, i finished my latest novel for my book club. the book, never let me go by kazuo ishiguro, was excellent and i am really looking forward to discussing it. it took place in a world almost exactly like today, with one exception (which i will not reveal). i found the story somewhat reminiscent of margaret atwood's the handmaid's tale, but more entertaining. don't be turned off by the fact that the novel is considered 'sci-fi', it is certainly not your traditional sci-fi novel.
after wiki-ing the novel, i found that the movie is in pre-production with some great actors. i am most looking forward to seeing andrew garfield in the role of tommy. andrew garfield was in the movie boy a last year - a movie that will stay with you a long time after it is over. keira knightly is set to play kath and carey mulligan of the bbc's bleak house production will be ruth.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

fiftytwo: velma? really?

so, i have had something on my mind for the past couple of days. on wednesday, i was told by several of my coworkers that i look like velma from the scooby doo cartoons. apparently, this has been something that has been going around the office in the past few weeks. i must say, this hurts my ego a little bit, but i suppose there are worse cartoon characters i could look like...shrek, for instance.