Went shopping yesterday. Came back with nothing. And I saw Black Swan, which was quite good but not what I expected. I loved watching it. I thought the dance scenes were exquisite, and Natalie Portman’s acting was just … phenomenal. I expected more of Mila Kunis’ character, and I felt that she needed to be involved more — in the sense that her character ACTUALLY needed to be present for more real-life scenes to warrant the sexual fantasy/paranoia that Nina feels. I also thought the mother’s character could’ve been developed a bit more. Basically, I thought that the narrative didn’t match up to the psychological power of Natalie Portman’s performance. But god, was it good.
Today is Friday. This means I only have three days, including this day, left in Ramsey. I’m not too happy about that, but I’ve got to do what I’ve got to do. Today, Jen and I are going into the city (too bad it’s snowing. A lot.) and seeing Trent Reznor speak at the New York Times’ Arts & Leisure weekend. The event doesn’t start until 8 (and only goes for an hour fifteen), so we’re going in a little early to spend time with Jen’s boyfriend, who I’m very excited to meet.
I haven’t been writing as much as I’d like. Still waiting on feedback. And I’m about 1500 words into the sequel. Wheeee.