Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Drive In: Bourne Legacy and The Expendables 2

I was excited about going to the drive in on Friday night. No kids movie. Just Bourne Legacy and The Expendables 2. The weather was great. The sky was pretty clear--with the blue moon washing out the screen just a little.

Bourne Legacy was good. Not great. The climax seemed anti-climactic, and overall it seemed like 3/4 of a movie. I was surprised that it was over. I did like that it didn't change the Jason Bourne story.  It was concurrent. And I don't think there was kissing. That's a plus.

Now The Expendables 2 was awful. It seemed like they just came up with a bunch of one-liners and threw scenes around them, then threw the scenes together. At one point I really felt like it was an episode of  The A-Team. Twice I almost fell asleep--and I didn't care. I could hear gunfire, but it wasn't exciting. It seemed like just constant machine gun spray. Lots of action stars with no plot, bad writing, lots of weapons, implausible timelines, and lots of gunfire.  It seems like a spoof that wasn't actually meant to be a spoof.


I've always been interested in trying acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. I was lured in by a Living Social deal and had my first acupuncture treatment last week. I talked to the acupuncturist for a long time before my treatment. He said that based on the 5 element system I am a water and my water is basically overflowing. He also said that I have a very sensitive nervous system. That's true. I would really like to get all my systems in balance so that I don't feel overwhelmed so easily.
The acupuncturist said that by Chinese medicine standards I am blood deficient. I used that as an excuse to buy some steak. I've also been eating dried fruits and other blood building foods and trying to avoid cold foods like he instructed me to. I generally don't like cold foods, but when I paid attention I was surprised to see how many cold things I eat.
I had another treatment this week. Both treatments made me feel very relaxed. Funny how I don't find a massage relaxing, but having needles put into me does the trick.