after work i went down to the kendall cinema to catch nicotina, that mexican crime caper filmed in real time (here in town for just one week). the picaresque movie had a multi-threaded storyline and a fast-paced style, in the same vein as pulp fiction and snatch. if you liked those movies, you'll love this one. voyeurism, computer hacking, diamonds, shootouts, fear of dogs, russian mafia, it's all in there, with "nicotina" being the plot device that advances aspects of the story and holds other pieces together. those in the boston area who are interested, you have until the end of tomorrow to catch this movie, otherwise rent it when it comes out on dvd. highly recommended.
i came home and saw the end of the red sox game, victorious against the devil. rob was in his room whitewashing some old canvases in preparation for painting. i ate the leftover burger and sausage, feeling guilty when i realized rob didn't have dinner yet (he'd end up going to bed unfed, that's how he stays skinny, besides the smoking).