I went to the cinema tonight to watch La La Land. I had not watched the trailer before. The only things I knew about the movie were whatever they said or showed on the Academy Awards, which I watched live between 3.30 am and 7 am.
It got six Oscars, and I am sure it deserves it. But honestly, it was boring at times. And the story itself was a bit weird with the woman thinking how her life would have been if she had stayed with the musician.
Sure, the dancing and most songs were really good and the movie was made in a good way. 🙂 But I don’t think I will get in on DVD. May be when the DVDs are lowered to cost 5-10 euros, but not as soon as it comes out. It’s a good movie, but for me it was just a good movie. I have seen many more movies that I enjoyed much more. And where I didn’t yawn…
Lots of wet snow when I walked home from the cinema.
Two days now I have been visiting the flea market since I took the things there. Both times the table has been messy. I even found some clothes there that does not belong to me. So I have to go there every day. Today I brought some more things that I found in a drawer. I even took the granny square slippers with me. 🙂 If someone wants to buy them, then fine. I can make another pair. Or use the pair at the flea market if they are not sold.
I have calculated in my head that I have already sold for more than 24 euros, which was the fee for the table. So that’s good. 🙂 I think they have bought 9 or 10 DVDs.
Borrowed some movies from the library today, so I am going to see one of them tonight. But I haven’t decided which one yet.
On Monday I rented Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” DVD from the movie rental store. And on Mondays and Tuesdays you get to rent two movies for the price of one with the club card. So I rented “The King’s Speech” too. I think “The King’s Speech” got some Oscars some years ago. It was a good movie. Several Harry Potter actor where there too (Michael Gambon, Timothy Spall, Helena Bonham-Carter). Colin Firth was the duke/king, Geoffrey Rush was the therapist that helped the king with his speeches.
Ugh, I needed a break! It’s hard work writing “tons” of price tags and taping them on magazines, DVDs, books and all sort of stuff… But I’m almost done. May be I’ll find some last minute stuff to sell tomorrow if I dig through the closet and desk drawers. But I am pretty happy with what I have right now.
But I have to get all the things to the flea market tomorrow and that won’t be easy. I guess I’ll take a backpack and a few plastic bags and put them on the bike. I tried cycling today and it went okay, but it was still pretty icy on some parts of the streets, so I had to walk with the bike at times.
The flea market opens at noon. So I have to be there then. I am selling just one week. March 1st I’ll have to go and take the unsold things back. But I have to go there every day of the week, because the flea market customers don’t care anything about the tables. They just throw the things back on the table and it’s usually a mess. Sometimes they might take an item and walk with it. Then they change their mind and just put the item on the closest table they can find. So I might think that I have sold an item, but it might be somewhere else in the flea market. The customers should be kind and return the items they changed their mind about to the correct table, but they are too lazy to do that. Or they simply don’t care about doing it!
Anyway, I am going to bed early tonight. Because I am waking up very early in the morning! The Oscars show starts at 3.30 am! At least the TV show start at that time. I don’t know when they actually start handing out the awards. But I want to watch it live this year. I hope “Theory of Everything” will get some awards at least, but usually when I want a movie to get an award it doesn’t happen… So we’ll see.
Fernando Alonso crashed his McLaren today. 😦 I haven’t seen any footage of the crash but apparently there was something strange about it. I will see if I can find more information about it tomorrow. He was taken in helicopter to the hospital, but the team say he’s pretty much okay. Awake and talking at least.
It does feel like spring today. 🙂 The sun is shining, and it’s warming a little, but at the same time the strong winds make it feel a bit cold too. But where the wind doesn’t blow, it feels nice and warm!
I saw a couple of people sitting against a wall, eating ice cream… Another sign of spring. 🙂
Tonight I am going to watch Gravity on DVD. 🙂 I don’t really know what it is about, but I figured if it got six Oscars, it should be worth watching!
Tonight I also want to make some strawberry quark! But I must find the recipe first and go to the grocery store. I don’t remember what the ingredients were, apart from the obvious… Strawberries and quark. 😉 May be it was whipped cream and sugar? I have made the quark once before, so I should have the recipe in the kitchen.
It’s getting closer… Only a week left to the Australian F1 GP!!! 😀 It’s going to be interesting to see what will happen, who are fast and who are slow. I am sure a motor or two will blow up! I just hope it’s not Kimi’s or Valtteri Bottas’ car that will give up in the first race of the season…