Today was the strike for Ruth at Kitchen Dog.
A large number of Dogs were there to dismantle the set - which went pretty quickly. As a set designer it always amazes me how much faster a set comes down than it goes up. Poof! and you're back in a blank black theater - as if the show never happened or hasn't happened yet or, given the word-haunted nature of theaters, is continually happening in some invisible, inaudible time-loop.
But there was a certain amount of resting today too: Movie Day!
Don't you love an ice-cold movie theater on a hot day?
Today's feature was the quirky time-travel-romance Safety Not Guaranteed. Definitely an off-beat, not-high-budget film... which I really enjoyed. Much more about the people than the sci-fi, though that was there too. Another recent satisfyingly quirky feel-good flick was Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom. Frankly, I have never gotten his humor before this, but because of its young protagonists, this film was more accessible (at least for me) and I really liked it.
Of my "bigger" movie viewings lately, I enjoyed Men in Black III - much better than a sequel should be - and The Avengers - still fun on a second viewing.
And just to catch up on months of TV while I'm at it: I've enjoyed the (now canceled) eccentric spin-off from Bones called The Finder; the forensic procedural show Bones itself; the writer-n-cop show Castle; catching up on 30 Rock (I'm still way behind); and Vampire Diaries (also a season behind). I've enjoyed several British shows: Doctor Who of course, the grumpy doctor show Doc Martin, and another quirky time-travel story, a police show called Life on Mars.
Time travel - it's everywhere.
Believed public domain image.