i am an unrequited astronomer, pretend patient, gentle adventurer, pedal enthusiast, recovering calligrapher, occasional thespian and unfinished poet living in portland, oregon. contacting me via email is usually a good idea.
9:47 PM: golden years
michaelmas & i saw "elizabeth: the golden age" last week. it was pretty good: cate blanchett & geoffrey rush are both astounding. i wasn't so sure about the sir walter raleigh subplot with "bess," even if it did feature clive owen (mmmmm, boys w/ british accents!). but overall i think i got my money's worth, which is not something i feel i can often say. the girls behind us talked occasionally, but it wasn't often and they *whispered*. that's all i want!
a movie welcoming the golden age of england was the perfect introduction to giving michaelmas his (very) early christmas present: a pocketwatch from greenwich, where all our days begin and end. i was so excited! i also gave him a tiny little packet of marmite, but he wasn't as thrilled about that. ;)