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• Man Without a Past, a wonderful little movie (featuring a wonderful little dog). Although it managed to make Finland look like the most depressing place ever. Is everything in socialist Europe made of cinder blocks and painted pale green?
• Picnicking with an assortment of Chicago bloggers. It rained. Then it stopped. We ate pie and cheese and cucumber salad. Hooray!
• After the picnic I went, as I do every year, to the Chicago Dyke March. It's always way more fun than the official Pride Parade (which is sort of like a day-long beer commercial starring drag queens and aldermen). There's no corporate sponsorship at the Dyke March, although at the post-march rally site on the lake, a plane flew overhead towing a pink banner touting the new Venus razor with the baffling slogan "Reveal the Goddess in You!", provoking howls of derisive laughter from all in attendance. Anyway, the event is always a great place to catch up with the friends I haven't seen since the last Dyke March, like my friend Laura. Last time I saw her, she was getting ready to travel around the US in a microbus with her wife. She's finally back, but only in Chicago for a visit -- she and Trish bought a house in North Carolina. I lost track of her once the march started, and I didn't get her new address (so if any of y'all out there have it, please pass it on!). Also: I got to march right behind the banner with my drum-playing pals. About 20 of us had instruments (I was working that maraca, baby!) to inspire the crowd and make noise and make music. Best Dyke March ever!
• Trunk show at Caravan. The store hosts occasional trunk shows with an Afghan trader, and he brought along a gorgeous (and reasonably priced!) assortment of jade, carnelian, lapis, amber and silver. I exercised restraint, but still ended up with some nice stuff that I will probably make into jewelry and sell at the craft fair.
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"Socialist Europe". I like that, it has a ring about it. Finland is quite a fun place, I understand but their film makers are really into a form of cinema which means that it is minimalist and quite dark. I wish I could remember what they call it.
The Finns, for all their faults have the freest press in the world.
I think it is law that all American films have to have happy endings.
Larry Lurex @ 07/01/2003 10:06 AM CST