Coming Out of Left Field

Monday, January 05, 2004

Au revoir, Monsieur Chips

Caught a charming French flick the other night, Être et avoir (To Be and To Have), a documentary about a one-room schoolhouse in rural France. It was very well-made, the teacher (Georges Lopez, in his last year before retirement) ran his hodgepodge class firmly but with a great sense of fun, and the kids were cute without being sickening or playing to the camera.

The film was just one of the fun things from last New Year's Eve weekend ... first and foremost was a trip to N.H. I was happy to be inside, warm and dry, for the actual dropping of the ball, especially since I could probably see it better than most of the people in Times Square and didn't have to deal with trying to get home afterwards. And yesterday was the perfect end -- I wore PJs the entire time and didn't venture outside once. I live for lazy Sundays ...

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