|Early morning at Lake Padden|
here, and back then I stayed to take pictures of the Polar Bear dip. This year I didn't stay that long; there are only so many pictures you can get of people immersing themselves in frigid waters before it all becomes more of the same. I did briefly consider doing it myself today, but when I saw that the temperature was only 27 degrees F, I quickly changed my mind.
I feel I should mention that I checked over my blog posts for recommendations about good movies I've seen this past year, but many of them were at the beginning of the year (The Artist and The Iron Lady, for example) and were made in 2011. Ones I hope you won't miss this year, however, are The Intouchables, a French movie I just loved, and Searching for Sugarman, a documentary about a singer called Rodriguez. Last week Judy and I went to see Les Misérables, and I simply couldn't stop raving about that one. It's a musical, and there are hardly any words that are not sung. To my mind it was a masterpiece, almost more like an opera it was so grand in scale. I read all the reviews and found that those reviewers who didn't like it mostly didn't like musicals, or had preconceived notions of what the movie would be. If you go with an open mind, I think you will love it, too.