A couple things.
I went to two GIS offices today---first was a strike out, second a home run (if the data works---it should). But no mapping---rain passing through when I had time. No biggie---I can probably spend a few hours after work a few nights in the next few days.
(1): I'm a big fan of 8 1/2
, one of the strangest and best movies you'll ever see. When I heard that this was a Chicago (the musical/movie) style remake, I had to see it. I missed it in the theater, and I heard it was really just an excuse to get all these beautiful actresses on stage in sexy clothing, which, oddly for me, made me not so eager to see it. But it was at the library, and I grabbed it. It's about as good as you could hope for, considering it's attempting to remake what a lot of people consider Fellini's masterpiece. It's more linear and much more accessible (Just that it is in English is such an amazing difference.) And even considering that it's about a film director struggling to make a movie and also struggling in his various relationships with all the women in his life, the sexy costumes didn't seem trashy and actually seemed well and tastefully done. The one thing Nine doesn't show as well as 8 1/2 is the director's mental state. In 8 1/2 you can tell he's struggling to make a movie and he doesn't know what to do, and deals and arrangements are falling apart, and you believe it. In Nine, it's much more, "I'm struggling to make a movie! I don't know what to do!"