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I am aware this post's main goal is to show off pictures I took on Saturday while snow shoeing. I know, it's bad, but the view was so spectacular I just had to share!

Anyway, on Saturday I spent the day with my best friend, her fiancé and all those who will be witnesses at their wedding, to get to know each other. We went snow shoeing for the better part of the day, watched part of a rugby match (France destroyed Ireland, by the way), made crèpes for dinner and then played a custom made board game about my friend and her fiancé, girls against boys (girls won!)

The hike was pretty great, except that I was very slow, as I'm not at all in shape. Not that I'm ever in shape, so I was prepared for lagging behind. Luckily, I wasn't alone, there was another girl who was in worse shape, and we kept each other company. We started out in the clouds, but after an hour or so we had walked high enough to be above them, and then … The view is just breathtaking!

See what I mean?

On Sunday, I went to see Sherlock Holmes with a friend, and I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. When I had seen the trailer, the movie had seemed so different from the books that I wasn't quite convinced, but the movie was great fun! It still managed to keep Holmes relatively (that's a loose definition) in character, what with his logic, intelligence, and addictions.

Best of the best though … I discovered this morning I didn't have class this week! I still have to work at the hospital, but my workload is considerably lighter now!

ETA: tried to edit the post because some people couldn't see the pictures, but I'm not sure the result is much better (and the pictures are larger and aren't centered, so I'm not sure I'm really happy about it, but if people see them better this way…)

on 2010-02-15 03:05 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Is it just me who can't see the picture? :(

I liked Sherlock Holmes a lot too! The movie got my sister to try and read the books, which is quite an accomplishment selon moi. Did you see it in English ou français?

on 2010-02-15 05:35 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Shoot! The pictures work for me. And given how worthless I am with these kind of things, I'm not sure how to fix it. I'll try, though.

Et j'ai vu Sherlock Holmes en anglais, heureusement! Comment est-ce que ta sœur aime les livres ?

on 2010-02-15 11:25 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
I can see the magnificence now! Wow! I didn't even go skiing this year (studying...), and so... wow!

Ma soeur pense que Sherlock n'est pas un bon homme; elle ne comprends pas le periode historique du personage et d'Arthur Conan Doyle, ça est le problème. Mais les déductions, les mystères... elle aimait Camilleri (connais-le tu?), donc Sherlock l'amuse aussi.

on 2010-02-16 06:59 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Je ne connais pas Camilleri, c'est aussi un livre de détective.

C'est vrai que quand on ne connaît pas, Sherlock Holmes est un personnage un peu rébarbatif, qui se drogue à l'opium. Je ne sais pas si à l'époque de Conan Doyle c'était toléré, mais je trouve que pour le lecteur moderne cela rend le personnage plus humain, moins "parfait".

on 2010-02-16 07:22 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Montalbano est le Sherlock de Camilleri. Je ne l'aime pas parce que l'auteur écrit souvent en dialecte et je suis terrible à les comprendre!

Ce matin, nous étions en train d'attendre le bus, et elle m'a dit que Sherlock est comme House, le médecin. On l'aime et on l'hait en même temps. ^_^ Oui, ses vices sont parmi les choses qui rendent le personage humain... Moi, je lis également Agatha Christie, mais ma mère et ma soeur (mon frère ne lis pas :P) n'aiment pas Miss Marple et Poirot parce qu'ils sont toujours 'dehors du mystère'... pas de danger, pas de blessures, rien paraît les toucher.

on 2010-02-16 08:59 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Savais-tu que le nom de House avait été choisi en hommage à Holmes (qui se prononce en anglais "homes")? Ce n'est pas étonnant que les deux personnages se ressemblent!

J'avoue que je ne lis pas beaucoup de romans policiers, à part Sherlock Holmes quand j'étais petite…

on 2010-02-16 08:31 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
O.o Quelle surprise! Ma vue sur House va être absolument different... ils ont eu une idée excellente!

Mmm... les policiers ne sont-ils pas ton genre?

on 2010-02-16 09:32 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
C'était le principe même de la série : faire un "mystère médical" que House résoudrait par sa logique, comme Sherlock Holmes !

C'est vrai que je ne lis pas beaucoup de policiers. Parfois il y a des périodes où je ne fais que lire des livres comme cela, mais la plupart du temps, je lis autre chose.

on 2010-02-15 08:25 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Can you see them better now?

on 2010-02-15 11:26 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Perfectly. :)

on 2010-02-16 04:58 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
The pics look amazing! :O You must've had a great time.

Sherlock was pretty amazing. I really liked it as well. :D

on 2010-02-16 07:07 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
We did! I'm afraid to admit I don't do this kind of stuff very often, but now I really want to go back snow shoeing again …

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