Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Monday, January 04, 2010

I've been so flakey

Just drifting in and out on the tides of reality. Another long, lazy weekend. We saw "Sherlock Holmes" this weekend. Yay! Not Basil Rathbone - a younger, sexier, more virile Holmes. Bare-chested in the boxing ring with lots of nice meaty muscle. And a wickedly brilliant mind.

Watson is wonderfully developed and clearly a partner, rather than a stooge, and no slack at fisticuffs himself. The villain is suitably villainous - arrogant, handsome, powerful and evil. Irene Adler was a bit of a disappointment, but oh, well. The center of the story is the relationship between Holmes and Watson. Irene was really quite peripheral.

I was so tickled to get extra entries for the inner super-hero. It does seem that something to carry everything we need is a desireable accessory for all of us. I don't have a cabana, so a cabana boy would be useless to me, but a Regency era page to carry my gloves and fan and knitting and books and a change of shoes and aspirins and back-up knitting and snacks and water bottle and . . . Can you see the youth in pale blue satin knee-breeches and curled powdered wig with a knapsack and a couple of over-flowing market baskets? "Page, where are my smelling salts? I feel a megrim coming on."

Hope the first Monday of the new decade goes well for you!


  • At 8:13 AM , Blogger Julie said...

    I loved the scene where Holmes is trying to thank Watson for saving his life and not getting blown up, and Watson's trying to say you're welcome, and they end up not saying anything, yet communicating it well. So typically masculine, so well-written and beautifully acted. And touching and funny into the bargain.

    There's nothing like two really good actors letting it rip, is there?

  • At 8:53 AM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    Happy Monday yourself, sweets! I NEED to see that movie!

  • At 3:53 PM , Blogger KnitTech said...

    Honey, the point of the pool boy is run around looking sleek and sexy. Not to actually work the pool.

  • At 10:07 PM , Blogger Rose Lefebvre said...

    I loved Sherlock Holmes as well. It is nice to see Watson as the dependable and strong sidekick. And at the end they introduced Professor Moriarty, so I see a sequel!!

  • At 2:36 AM , Anonymous Barb said...

    I never think of you as flaky, but if you want to try on that persona for the new year, let er rip.

    I agree the updated Holmes was nice. They teased me a little too much at the end (I won't spoil it for others). Interestingly, there was a Sherlock Holmes marathon this weekend and I was surprised how many things the movie had incorporated in order to stay true to Holmes.

    AND...congrats on your 1000th post. That really is an accomplishment.

  • At 6:06 AM , Blogger Donna Lee said...

    I am not a sherlock Holmes fan but I'm really looking forward to that movie. It might have something to do with naked chests.


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