Sunday, October 21, 2018

Tired Feet, Tired Brain --- Day 7/225

Walk: Cinema Club (The World Before Your Feet), Japantown
Distance: 2.2 miles, Yoga

Walker and New York lover Ciwt really, really wanted to love The World Before Your Feet, her Cinema Club's selection this morning. It is a charming documentary about Matt Green, a man who has spent the last 6 years walking all the streets of all five boroughs of New York City. (He estimates he has another year or two to go before accomplishing his goal). 

And she did love it for maybe 45 minutes.  Probably longer than viewers who don't appreciate lengthy walks and certainly longer than those who are not interested in the Apple. But after that stretch even Ciwt got a little restless and needed to work to stay attentive.  The little recognized, non-Manhattan neighborhoods kind of went on and on, and Matt's little personal foci like store names that ended with 'z' (eg, Hair Kutz) and scattered  9/11 memorials were too long. The visuals weren't held together with tension or drama so Ciwt started to feel like she was watching someone's personal Instagram page.  One of her friends commented "This would make a great 10 minute movie," and, grudgingly, Ciwt wouldn't entirely disagree. 

That said, if you love walking, love New York City and love just sort of passing time visually as you go along, definitely see The World Before Your Feet  if it comes your way - and by all means walk to your theater if you can.   

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Is Sunday on Saturday? --- Day 7/224

Walk: Sunday errands around home, PGCC
Distance: Up and down her stairs, small yoga, hit large bucket of balls

 All this golf playing and club going has Ciwt a little lost in time and space.  

Friday, October 19, 2018

Can You Find at Least Two Differences? --- Day 7/223

Walk: GG Golf Course, Legion of Honor, Hood (Yuri's Lighting)
Distance: 5.5 miles, small yoga


(Hint: They have to do with the lamp...)

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Living at the Club --- Days 7/221 and 222

Walk: PGCC (Book Group, Book Group, Bridge, Hitting Balls, Womens Self Defense Class, Lunch, Socializing)
Distance: 4 Miles, Buckets of Balls

If you're looking for Ciwt these days, try calling her golf club.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Harmless (and sort of pointless) --- Day 7/ 220

Walk: PGCC Book Club (The Forgiven), SF Playhouse (You Mean to Do Me Harm)
Distance:  A Few Blocks.  Arty day

You Mean to Do Me Harm: Well acted, great set, going nowhere script 😑.  Too bad.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Mama Said There'd Be.... --- Day 72/19

Walk: Pier 22 1/2  Fireboat House
Distance: 1.6 miles

        San Francisco Fireboat Phoenix
                                                                    Our Captain

Most beautiful of all is San Francisco from a fireboat in perfect weather.  This after 50 years of living in this delicately gorgeous Bay Area. Panoramic perfection everywhere she looked; Ciwt gave up trying to capture in on her iphone and just marveled. A very special, stunning actually, adventure Ciwt was lucky enough to be invited on.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Nada and Nice --- Day 7/218

Walk: No
Distance: 0, Yoga

Ciwt had all sorts of movie and practice tee plans, but abandoned them for reading* with cats on her deck in our Indian summer.  Splendid decision.

* The Forgiven.  Quite good.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Man on the Moon --- Day 7/217

Walk: Vogue Theater (First Man)
Distance: 1.4 miles

Ciwt fought and respected the realism of First Man.  The movie was about an American heroic mission and an American hero, and both were presented in down to earth dailiness.  No dramatic music, no larger than life swaggerer, no technical breakthrough moments or suspenseful nailbiters.  In other words none of the usual fanfare that Ciwt had come to expect on the silver screen, and therein lies its strength.  It shows us what actual heroism is: real accomplishments done by real people living real lives.  

Until First Man gets to the moon.  Then it soars as movie making and should be seen if only for those Intimate minutes on the absolutely silent moon*.

*(Here the viewer must continue to ignore the melodramatic human interest story the director decided to attach to Armstrong.  Ciwt found it unnecessary and unbelievable, along with his portrayal of Aldrin).