catslash: (Nicola - ew gross)
( Feb. 7th, 2010 09:17 pm)
I got new glasses last week, but they were supertight, esp. on my temples, so I had to take them in to get adjusted before I could wear them.

This would not be a particularly notable event, except that when I handed them over for the adjustment, the woman's response was pretty funny. She took one look at them and was like, "Um, yes. These are dumb." She didn't use those exact words, but that was her tone. Apparently my glasses are mutant.

The new glasses in and of themselves are notable, since my last new pair was in 2003. Aaaaand one of the lenses has little cracks on the side, so they ordered a new lens to replace it, so I'll have to go back in again to get the new one fitted in. But it's just as well, since they're still a little bit tight behind the ears (which she suspected they would be, but it's one of those things where it just doesn't show up till after you've worn them for a few hours), so I'd have to go in for more adjustment anyway.

I mean. I know going to new glasses from ones that have been broken in for years is going to be a change, but jeez.

Also: I saw A Single Man today, which - don't. Just . . . just don't. It's so - okay. The opening credits spool over shots of Colin Firth (I think, you don't really see his face so it might be a double) flailing about underwater naked in a Graceful and Artistic Manner. And these shots show up a couple more times in the movie when his character (dealing with the loss of his lover in an accident a few months prior) is feeling overwhelmed, because GET IT, it's like he's DROWNING. IN GRIEF. Get it? GET IT? DO YOU? DO YOU GET IT!?!?!?!

I feel this is all you need to know to understand what kind of movie this is.

Plus, the ending - I don't feel like doing a spoiler cut, so I'll just say that the ending is bald-faced bullshit in terms of both storytelling and Unfortunate Implications and leave it at that. Seriously. Fuck this movie. Only see this movie if Colin Firth being awesome is relevant to your interests, because he is. And when the movie backs off for two goddamn seconds and lets him and the rest of the cast just be awesome, it is possible to forget for a little while that you are watching arty pretentious garbage.

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