Friday, March 21, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

I have an awesome neighbor.

Actually, a bunch of awesome neighbors.

But my neighbor Lee is especially awesome. She invited me to go see Grand Budapest Hotel last night, and it was the highlight of my week!

I'd describe this movie as a cross between two movies that I love - Brazil and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

We giggled so hard through most of it. It's funny and wistful - sort of like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.

Every single actor and actress that you love is in this movie - I cannot believe what a HUGE cast of superstars it has, and I got to see my beloved Tilda Swinton in all her strange, icy glory for a minute or two. One of the best things that's ever happened in social media was the @nottildaswinton Twitter account. I nearly cried when it's prescribed time came to an end. It was so odd and mesmerizing. So seeing the real Tilda was fun.

But all that to say that as a creature of habit, I would not have gone to see this movie on a Thursday night, when it was sure to be crowded. I like seeing movies when there are just three or four people in the theater. And normally after work, I'm pooped and don't do much of anything. But thanks to this invitation, I did, and I had a very fun, sparkly, funny few hours. So do stuff with your neighbors :)

I had some fun a few weeks ago with the People Like You set and my Polychromos pencils. This is a gorgeous image.

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There are waterlilies in a pool just outside the door of the classrooms I take art classes at at the museum - I always want to paint them and I just have never done a painting of them that I loved. This stamp makes me feel better about myself :)

So go see the movie. I command you. :)



  1. Really glad to read your post and to pay you a quick visit. Sounds like a film to see!

  2. I confess, I've not seen it. However, I think it will be a movie that can cool you down on a hot, dreary, humid August day. So I'll put in on the calendar to watch in a tile-floored room with the A/C blasting. It will remind me of our 3rd world country visits with no A/C or running water. I will also buy a water lily to put in a bowl with a Beta fish to be my companion. I will name him Lyle-E.

  3. See????
    If I had known this could look so wonderful, I would already have this stamp! LOVELY!!!



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