Monday, December 19, 2011
This morning I had to do a rush editing job for Magic Ágora. Course descriptions will go up on the website today and they wanted to be sure that the English descriptions were correct. That delayed my visit to the gym, but it did not stop me from getting to the gym and working out.
Yesterday was a day to rest and relax. We had lunch at home and it was a clean out the refrigerator lunch. Around 3:15 we headed out to the movies. We wanted to see “The Artist” and it was playing at the nearby Yelmo Cinemas. There was nobody in line when we approached the box office and I think the total attendance at the 3:45 showing was five.
For those of you who have not seen the film, it is a silent movie that recounts the story of a silent film star and his discovery in that time period just before the talkies are introduced. He resists the change and becomes a failure. She embraces the change and becomes a star. The story goes on from there and ends happily. The music score perfectly underlines the action and the only spoken words are heard at the very end of the picture. The film appears to be a French and American co-production and the two stars are French. We both loved the film. Here is a link to the trailer should you be interested http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8K9AZcSQJE
After the movie we walked over to the Nuevo Centro mall to take a look at what was going on. There were lots of people there and most appeared to be buying. We made a brief stop at the Corte Inglés to see if we could find a small table for the living room, but there was nothing there that floated our boat. We then proceeded to make our way home.
We had dinner at La Fórcola. We started with a pomegranate salad made with a mix of lettuces, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and pomegranate in a lemon dressing. We followed that with a pizza afumicata – a pizza made with smoked cheeses and meats. It was most tasty. Antón gifted us with a half bottle of an incredible Rioja wine. It was a 2004 Fincas de Ganuza Gran Reserva. If you can find a bottle, snap it up. It retails at 20 Euros here in Spain. For dessert we had a pear strudel and a chocolate creation that our friend and waitress, Melissa, had made. Both were delicious. The meal ended with coffee and a liqueur. It was 11:00 when we got home and we went to bed soon thereafter.