Here’s what I did:
Saw the movie, “Hugo.” I loved it. Although there is much fantasy in the story, I suspect the scenes that show the filming of Georges Méliès’ silent movies was much like it happened: the glass studio, the props, and the painted backdrops. Fine use of 3D, but it’s the story and acting that make it work. Sacha Baron Cohen has a minor role that gets increasingly funny as the film proceeds. Dangblog gives it two opposable hominid thumbs upward.
Saw two seals lying on a detached square of dock near the West Seattle ferry terminal. One of them kept balancing on her or his belly. With the belly as a fulcrum, it had its head in the air on one end and flippers tilted in the air on the other. Very Dr. Suessian.
Here’s what I am:
Grateful for friends and family.
Glad that I worked out an exercise routine that doesn’t take up 90 minutes of after-work time. Instead of a post-work spin class, I now often go to the gym on my lunch break and do ten sets of 60-second intervals on a good spin-class-quality bike. Ride like hell for a minute, ride slow for a minute, then repeat. The NY Times says this will make me a superhuman within two weeks or triple my no-money back. I’ll get back to you on that.