Impromptu holiday

..of the kind where you sit and read quietly by a body of water for a bit, and also (because I am that sort of person) of the kind that involves walking a mile and a half each way in a downpour to go and see a waterfall.

It was worth it.


In the meantime, let's have at that media.

47. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Herland (fiction book, 1915)
48. Pitch Perfect (film, dir. Jason Moore, 2012)
49. Atholl Palace Museum
50. Dorothy Sayers, Unpopular Opinions (nonfiction book, 1946)

Herland is for a book group, so I can't tell you what I think of that yet. Pitch Perfect is this generation's Bring It On, which I was not cool enough to appreciate properly first time around - and let's face it, I have only moved further away from the target demographic. I love little, local, narrowly-focused museum exhibits almost as much as I love learning about the early twentieth-century Scottish middle class. Which is quite a lot. As for the Sayers... I'm still chewing that one over. Onwards.

The Oscars happened this week. I wanted Phantom Thread to win, but on the basis that in no way was this the year that was going to happen, I'm fairly pleased with The Shape of Water cleaning up. Still think the people who thought it was insubstantial weren't looking in the right places. It's funny, isn't it, how something can look so different to different people. Like an optical illusion.

Other things I've seen/heard this week: the second half of Crocodile Dundee, the second half of Carry On Teacher (what can I say, it was a wet afternoon), and a re-listen of the first half dozen episodes of The Adventure Zone podcast, which you should certainly listen to.