July 19th, 2010

20111112, Marilee

More Pushing Forward

I stayed up until 9am last night and got up at 7pm. Today, I plan to go to bed to read at 11am and then sleep at 2pm. I've worked it out so it should be okay for the vet and Peapod, and even if I sleep more than eight hours, it should still be okay.

After I got up today and got the cats fed and so forth, I read my email and then settled into the semi-recliner to watch and record TV while beading. Then I watched a DVD and now am back doing my computer stuff. I'll read the paper when I get offline.

The cats are as confused as I feel at the changing times, but I hope we'll get back to normal soon.
20111112, Marilee

The Great Raid


I read a book about the same situation, but the movie is definitely very good, too.

This is during the second world war and there's 511 POWs in a Japanese camp in the Philippines. They're the ones left from the Bataan Death March, and at this point, it's been three years. We see it from three views: the POWs, the rescuing folk, and the underground group.

These groups are shown in a thread on how things get done and how they meet up in the end. There's lots of ugly things that happen and we see, but the push to get our men out really pulls you to watch.

The first part of the credits shows real video from when the POWs come out of the camp, are taken to the sea, on a ship, getting home, and in a parade. That part made me cry. I really liked this.