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I Heart Fellini

The style, the passion and the fabulous clothes…

I fell in love with Fedrico Fellini’s “8 1/2” at Cal. My film professor screened this film at the Pacific Film Archives. Marcello Mastroianni was brilliant as the Italian movie director who was struggling to come up with his next masterpiece.
8 1/2 by Fedrico Fellini
[from http://www.britannica.com]

For extra credit, I built a web site breaking down Woody Allen’s homage to 8 1/2: “Stardust Memories”. I had a lot of fun pulling images and video for this web project.

For curiosity’s sake, I want to watch this new Rob Marshall musical: “Nine“. I’m curious to see Daniel Day-Lewis walk in Mastroianni’s footsteps.

Year of the Ox

California needs rain.

The state wants to avoid another drought and our lawn needs plenty of the wet stuff. We want our grass to look green and pretty. We don’t want to embarrass our very cool landlord in front of the neighbors with a brown and ugly yard.

Mark said this weekend finally felt like Winter with all the rainfall – from the Bay Area up to the Sierra Foothills.

Still, I’m greedy when it comes to sunny weather in February. I have no problem with running in 70-degree weather in February and watching flowers bloom in the dead of winter.

Waves Crashing

Earlier this month, we spent a lovely, sunny Saturday in San Francisco. I wanted to see the Chinese New Year Parade. We ended up eating a dim sum feast in the Richmond, watching the waves crash on Ocean Beach, took a driving tour of the fancy houses by the Presidio and bar hopping thru Chinatown and North Beach.

That was before the parade.
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