Daily Archives: December 25, 2007

Christmas Day

Lovely day at home, with just the sweet wife Dawn. And kitties.

We unwrap presents while drinking mimosas. Love morning booze.

I give Dawn the clothes from her list, but also surprise her with a Rosemary and Thyme box set. The first season. She gives me clothes, but then also Stephen Colbert’s I Am America (And So Can You!). A fun treat.

The in-laws totally score with me, giving me a Cochrane biography and a little reproduction sextant. Awesome.

The cats give me underwear. They give Dawn socks.

In the afternoon we go for a long bike ride.

Later we finish watching La vie en rose. Oddly, the major dramatic movements in the film are set to L’Hymne à l’amour and Non, je ne regrette rien. Not much is made with the actual song La vie en rose itself. I suppose maybe that’s her most famous song here, in the US, while the movie seems to really be made for the domestic audience, the French themselves. Movie was in fact called La Môme for its release in France.

Playing around with the subtitles after we’re done watching, I discover that while there are no English subtitles whatsoever during songs, changing over to French subtitles I see that those do run during the songs, with the lyrics. Not that I speak French, mind you, so I still don’t understand. Or understand the words themselves anyway. But nobody needs to know the actual lyrics when Edit Piaf sings. Oh no. You get it anyway. That’s just how great she is.