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Nate and I are very stubborn people, which explains why our search for a house has taken a year and a half and counting. This past Saturday, we found sweet, spacious, bright little house in the Old Fourth Ward and put in a bid. It is now five hours past the bid deadline and there's still no word yea or nay. Until this matter is settled, I'll be absolutely useless.
Posted by Joanna Davidovich at 10:11 PM
August 02, 2009
I should have been hard at work today, but I ended up doodling some "Alice In Wonderland" type doodles...
Many many many months ago, I wrote a blog post about my growing dissatisfaction with Tim Burton's films. Now that I've seen trailers and screenshots from his next movie, all those nasty feeling feelings are bubbling back to the surface again. I don't want to repeat myself by going off on another rant, but I will say one thing. I used to love Tim Burton's movies because his creepy, ghoulish sense of style also had a very appealing quality. But these days his films seem to have abandoned appeal in favor of a distorted, and frankly, ugly design sense. The images from his Alice movie had me squinting- I could tell where I was supposed to be enchanted, but it just looked... ugly. I read all sorts of comments from Burton fans saying that Burton's simply staying true to the book, and the book is very dark and twisted. Well, I've read the "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland", and I fail to see how its dark and twisted. Its an amusing tale of nonsense peppered with nods to English culture from that time period, ranging from politics to schoolyard jokes. I guess since we're reading it out of its original context, the goings-on in Wonderland do seem trippy and psychotic (Just think of someone in a hundred years watching "Napoleon Dynamite" and trying understand what "your mom goes to college" really means.) I did like the story, but the sexy notoriety attributed to it in recent years is undeserved. And that goes double for Tim Burton.
Posted by Joanna Davidovich at 2:07 AM
August 01, 2009
I am anxious to get to the beach before summer slips away. Damn my Floridian childhood! I'm like Dracula, except instead of sleeping in a coffin of Romanian soil every night in order to stay alive, I have to take a nap in a cabana on a sandy beach twice a year.
..it makes sense to me. Shut up.
Posted by Joanna Davidovich at 2:41 PM