Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My life in Madison

September, 2 2008

Since I have moved to Madison, every day is an experience.

I run in the mornings to get it out of the way. Today, I decided to try a group run at 5:30. We will see how I like it. My route is usually a little over four miles, and half of it is on the bike path. It amazes me how many people are on the path, regardless of the weather conditions/time of day. One hot, hazy, humid, mid-morning run, I counted 29 people on a quarter of a mile stretch. That was my first week here. It's funny that the week before, I ran on the Cleveland bike path in cooler conditions for five miles, and never passed a soul. I guess that is one of the reasons I love Madison.

Saturday mornings, I run to the farmer's market. This is also about a 4 mile run. This past Saturday was the opening football game at UW. I ran through the streets, as I passed by thousands of people tailgating. I felt like I was in a race, but I was the only runner. (Either that, I or I was winning)!

Typically on Tuesdays, I see an independent film at the Sundance Theater , and have drinks on the rooftop bar. The problem is that Wednesday mornings have become too much of a struggle for me, post the rooftop bar part of Tuesday evenings.... so, I am trying something new for Tuesdays.

Here are the movies I have seen at the Sundance:
"Tell No One," An excellent french suspense. It was remarkable.
"Vicky, Christina, Barcelona," The new Woody Allen film. It was entertaining. There certainly is eye candy there.
"Elegy," Based on Philip Roth's new novel. I didn't think it was anything spectacular. It is difficult at times to watch Ben Kingsley kissing Penelope Cruz. Ed Harris should have been cast as the celebrated professor.

More to Come...

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize that Woody Allen had a new movie out. Alex is a huge Woody Allen fan, so we will have to get over to the Cedar Lee. I like having my own movie reviewer!

    It sounds like things are going well in Madison. I hope you don't mind, but I put a link from my blog to yours. I thought my family might find your blog interesting.

    Keep up the blogging, I love reading about how you are doing.