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Got accomodation for Italy organized this past weekend. Had much fun… - Vox Audita Perrit, Literra Scripta Manet....
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Got accomodation for Italy organized this past weekend. Had much fun with Brendan reading bad reviews for some of the hotels we were looking at. XD But anyway, we're staying in the Emmaus in Rome, the Sole in Assisi and the Globus in Florence. And hopefully the good reviews that these hotels got live up to their promise. In any event, nothing was particularly expensive and for that I am grateful.

Saw Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull story yesterday. One of the funniest British films I've seen in years, and it leaves me strongly tempted to read the original book by Sterne. I find Steve Coogan irritating as all hell, but I love Rob Brydon and it was fun to pick out half the British comedy acting establishment in various roles as themselves and characters from the novel.

I'm doing full days at Ithaca again for this week. Sold six grand in textbooks today. And ploughed through the rest of Casanova's memoirs. Tomorrow, I intend on finishing the anthology of letters from Sister Maria Celeste to her father, Galileo Galilei. And then, hopefully Neil Gaiman's American Gods, because I've been wanting to read that forever.

As usual, exciting fare for the journal entry tonight! However, when I got home from work earlier, I did come back to an unexpected surprise: a postcard from Karen! Thankyou for that, the grotto looks gorgeous and I appreciate your kind words. :)

And in tv viewing, I'm absolutely loving Bleak House. Gah, the ABC's been showing some really top-quality stuff this year! Now, if only they would get off their arses and start showing Life on Mars...

Current Mood: tired tired
Current Music: Handel- Music for the Royal Fireworks

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severa From: severa Date: July 17th, 2006 12:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
whee! Glad things are working out for your world travels!

Also, I just saw Tristram Shandy myself, quite loved it. Though I don't share your POV on Steve Coogan. Everyone in it was perfect and lovely. Especially I'm going to say Mark Williams.
normandie_m From: normandie_m Date: July 17th, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Mark Williams was great, possibly because I'd probably be his character on a film set with the nitpicking and pointing out the little important things. Such a great cast (Including Steve Coogan. I'll give him credit, he wasn't annoying here but I found him so in his Alan Partridge stuff. Perhaps need to see more besides that?), yes. Including Ian Hart and his wonderful ears (Why didn't I mention that before?! It's why I wanted to see the film in the first place!).

Also, I should've mentioned this eons ago, but your thank you note arrived. And I have another little something to send your way. Or rather, a medium-sized something. *is mysterious*
severa From: severa Date: July 17th, 2006 03:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
noes! mysteriousness!

Well, I wanted to see the movie because it was mostly all the same people who made 24 Hour Party People which I adore. The reset of the cast was just extra brilliant bonus. I didn't know Ian Hart was even in it until the opning credits! 0.o A good lord, Ian Hart's ears. Why does he shave his head, it only makes it more pronounced and silly. Thankfully, cute hat.

I really do adore Steve Coogan in 24 Hour Party People, but in that he's playing Tony Wilson, whom he based Alan Partridge off, so maybe that won't help. I had also seen him and Rob Brydon on an episode of Jonathon Ross, and found him very funny.
carolinebishop From: carolinebishop Date: July 17th, 2006 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wild! I, too, saw Tristram Shandy last night, and it has likewise motivated me to read the original novel. We watched one of the special features which had Stephen Fry talking with a Sterne expert for about 20 mins, and I was fascinated.
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