Remember Kate asking about The Namesake? I don't know if the movie is any good, but last night I finally got around to picking up the book and never put it down until I turned the last page at 1:30 AM. I am paying for it today - grouchy and squinty-eyed - but the misery is worth the few hours of being transported into someone else's interesting world for awhile. I can see how a movie made from this book might end up seeming shallow and being poorly acted - the loss of the language would definitely be detrimental. And there are plenty of books that outshine it, but it explored the nature of family and identity in an ultimately affirming way, unlike The God of Small Things, which made you feel like life is brutish, nasty and short, and so is everyone in it. Now I need to go read some Nikolai Gogol to catch the significance of the namesake's name.
Here are recent photos:
James is famous! He is now advertising the virtues of the Y all over town! Can you find him?
Here are my math gnomes. I can't decide whether or not to give them eyes. They are not quite as cute as the ones online, but they are fun to play with.
And I just couldn't resist Claire's legs yesterday. While y'all are suffering from ice and snow, we are enjoying temps in the high 60's.
Did you find James? Here's some help: