I decided not to go out in the evening, which was good as nobody else was going out, and carried on cleaning a bit and moved around a bit of furnature [woo hoo], but it was actually nice having a bit of time to myself and I even got to watch some good TV [a rare occurance especially on a Saturday]. I was flicking through the channels on my Freeview box and stumbled across a subtitled German film called ?Good Bye Lenin!?, and lately I would?ve skipped over it but it got my attention and I have to say it?s a very good film.
The basic premise of it is that it?s 1989 in East Germany and a young man?s mother has a heart attack and falls into a coma. She awakes 8 months later unaware that in that time West and East have united and that her communist life is gone, but knowing that any shock could kill her, the young man pretends that the GDR is still intact, and he devises some complicated ruses to maintain his mother?s ignorance of Germany?s re-unification and the failure of communism in her beloved East Germany.
I then watched Philadelphia afterwards and got to bed around 1:30am. Today I went to football [we won 5:1 but I was an unused sub], and this afternoon chilled out. This evening I was running a quiz night at Uni and it went really well with 42 people taking part, although I am tired now as I didn?t finish there ?til gone 11pm.
I?m just watching CSI and then off to bed for me?..