Friday, June 03, 2005

All I want to do...

Have been busy, out and about after work: seeing films (the fabulous CGI world of video game, whoops sorry, movie Star Wars 3 -- my first ever Star Wars film, believe it or not -- on the truly wonderful Leicester Square Odeon screen, and the dreamy but distressing Mysterious Skin); eating good food (Korean at my favourite Bi-Won and Chinese at the cheap and tasty Cafe De Hong Kong); seeing art (Peter Doig, Luc Tuymans and Marlene Dumas shine in an otherwise bland The Triumph of Painting show at the dark and oppressive Saatchi Gallery); going for walks (along the South Bank). But when I come home to write about it, all I want to do is read (the gripping Every Dead Thing by John Connolly) or sleep. Still haven't got round to seeing the last two episodes of Desperate Housewives yet, either. Tonight we're seeing Lorca's The House of Bernardo Alba, adapted by David Hare, at the National Theatre, but no doubt you'll not get to hear about it until next week.

Here are some links instead:

+ Green Cine's movie primers. The how-to, what-the-hell-is, best-of primer of all sort of movie genres from Adult to Anime via Bollywood and French New Wave.
+ The Omnivore: Learn to eat everything
+ Watching TV makes you smarter
+ Mindfulness over matter. Familiarity with things breeds liking, not contempt.
+ The BBC asks do blogs have anything to say. Mine certainly doesn't, but it serves as a useful reminder to myself of the things I do (rather than the things I feel).
+ How to become an early riser: Part 1 and Part 2.
+ Info-mania dents IQ more than marijuana, says the New Scientist.
+ Concentrating while studying

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