Like other parts of the country, we've had some really nice and unseasonably warm weather this week. I ran in capri tights all week. CAPRIS! In the usually frigid early mornings! Under the Venus - Jupiter conjunction! Magical.
This was also jury duty week. As inconvenient as it can be, I remember to see it as a privilege. And I do find it interesting. I was almost disappointed when the defendant decided to change her plea to guilty, thus sending us all home. Additionally, jury selection for a major local trial that is estimated to last about 5 months was going on while I was captive. Glad I dodged that one. It's for a suspected child molester, though, so I probably would've been kicked out during questioning for being too biased against.
In entertainment news, we watched a whimsical French movie, "The Girl on the Bridge" (La fille sur le pont). It was fun and humorous combined with having a couple of absolutely enchanting scenes.
"Welcome" is another film we recently watched. In contrast to the playfulness of "The Girl on the Bridge", this one deals with very harsh realities of refugees in France while also presenting the emotions from a marriage that is ending. That might sound depressing, but it's also touching and hopeful. It wouldn't be correct to say that I "enjoyed" it, but I found it to be well done and very moving. I know a movie is good if it continues to haunt me long after I've seen it, and this one does.
And somehow, we found "The Wraith" which is a terrible movie from the 80's starring Charlie Sheen. It was so bad, yet SO 80's, we couldn't stop watching! I don't recommend it, but kind of do, just for the laughs (it's not meant to be a comedy) and nostalgia.
What are you watching?