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Jet lag and movie review

Ugh jet lag, you bastard! I was asleep by 9 pm last night and wide awake at 5:30 am this morning watching Friends in the dark on the sofa. And now I feel like it's bed time and it's only 3 pm. My body may be in San Francisco but its clock is still in Berlin.

I really wish I'd gotten more of a chance to blog from Berlin but I didn't happen upon enough internet cafes at the right times to do so. Many of my thoughts and observations now seem "outdated" somehow, though I plan on summarizing a lot of them with some pictures in the next few days. In the meantime, a movie review:

On the plane to Europe I saw Bridget Jones' Diary, which I enjoyed, but only because it was a modern-day remake of Pride & Prejudice (as you know, one of my top ten favorites ever). Well, it wasn't exactly a remake, and I'm not sure it was supposed to be (though I'm also not sure how it couldn't have been), what with the main love interest's name being Darcy, and Darcy being played by Colin Firth (of BBC Mr. Darcy fame). And of course, she doesn't like him and he doesn't like her. And he's a bit prideful. And she instead falls for someone else (her boss) who is superficially more likable but in reality a cad. And the cad-like boss and Mr. Darcy were friends but now hate each other due to something that occurred, etc. etc. etc. Just like Miss Austen laid it out for us nearly two hundred years ago. And yet, it was still entertaining, especially seen when cooped up on a plane for twelve hours.

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