Mary Oliver

"Tell me, what is it you plan to do

with your one wild and precious life?"

Sunday, March 27, 2011

VCU French Film Festival

I turned in my project and spent nine hours in class yesterday and as soon as I got out I felt free!! And I am, at least until April 30 when my final project is due. I had planned to spend today home in my pajamas, resting up for the week, but instead, Steve and I drove up to Richmond first thing this morning to attend the French Film Festival. It was sleeting when we left and snowing on the way, but thankfully it stopped by the time we arrived. We had to wait in line for about thirty minutes, but at least we were here, (Steve's under the striped awning) and not around the corner and down the street. It was cold, but we were toasty in our handknits.
Cary Street was lined with French flags and all the storefronts had a French theme going.

After the film, Pieds nus sur les limaces, by Fabienne Berthaud, which was very good, Steve went to Chop Suey, a funky little bookstore, while I walked down half a block to The Yarn Lounge and had a sit and knit time with the lovely women who work and knit there. They are so nice and friendly.

Of course our main reason for going up there was Stef: she was an intern for the festival. We only got to see her for twenty minutes or so but I think she was glad to see us.

Steve and I had some wine and cheese at a little wine bar and then we headed home. And I'm finally in my pajamas! Woot!