Monday, January 22, 2007

Everywhere I go....

...I always bring the weather with me (everybody sing). Just back from Toronto - as soon as I got there, their first snow /ice storm of the winter hit. Everyone in the office blamed me for bringing the bad weather from Vancouver. I suspect there is some truth in that, though strangely the weather was pretty bad in Vancouver too. Maybe part of me stayed behind? I had no idea that the weather in the UK is also crazy bad until a friend emailed me that 10 people have died in the windstorms. Made me feel like a bit of a whiner.

Back to TO - really great to visit with pals again, and nice to be in a city that feels like a second home. Stayed with R & MM - always such gracious & relaxed hosts that I have suggested they adopt me as a permanent fixture - and managed to visit with many of my favorite people. Every time I go back Toronto feels that little bit bigger, and that little big uglier. I love all the stuff you can do, but realize how much more me small, weather-plagued, slightly boring Vancouver is.

Anyway, I'm rambling. Don't really have all that much to say obviously, and should just stop while I'm ahead. OH - I did see a couple of very very good films in TO - Children of Men, with my soon-to-be spouse Clive Owen, and the stunning and disturbing Pan's Labyrinth. Here's my favorite character ... he gives a whole new meaning to "jazz hands". Great story, stunning art direction - highly recommended.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

glad you made it home safely. i like the sound of little old vancouver.. xo

Janice Unplugged said...

Glad you're back! Sorry about the pissy weather!

Haven't seen Pan yet, but it sounds good. Can't say I'm much of a fantasy/sci-fi person, though, so I'm not likely to see it. LOL @ 'jazz hands'.

BunkleLife said...

J2, Pan is actually much less a fantasy film than you'd think - focus is really on the young protagonist and her 'family' & the situation in post war fascist Spain...unfortunately not as much of mr. jazz hands as I'd have liked ;-)

rp said...

After C'est What, on the King West streetcar, I was doing mental jazz hands over Christopher Cross's "Ride Like the Wind" in my iPod. Now that you are there, here is very cold. Really.

Anonymous said...

Saw Pan's Labyrinth myself a coupla weeks ago . Damn that was great film.

With regards to mr 'Jazz hands' when you first see those gruesome frescoes on the walls and his bloodstained hands stuck to the tabletop , you knew something good was coming ;)

Hope the weather's better there these days.