I’m quite proud of that third panel.

I watched some movies this weekend, though sadly nothing recent. My husband learned of a documentary called “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” from a co-worker so we watched it. It’s about the life and work of the most famous sushi chef in Japan, Jiro Ono, and you get a glimpse of what life is like for a sushi chef in Japan, as well as a look at the fish market in Tokyo and the craft of making sushi. It’s very good, especially if you love watching food shows.

The second movie was one of my husband’s favorite movies, “Silent Running.” It’s a 70’s sci-fi movie where Earth is no longer populated with plant or animal life aside from humans, so American Airlines (Product placment!) sponsored a scientific project to re-habilitate them. Great forests were planted in pods on spaceships, manned by a small crew that cares for them, and placed in orbit in the Solar System. When they are told the project is no longer going to be funded and to destroy the plant and animal life, one of the crewmen desperately tries to save one of the forests. It’s thought-provoking and poignant, and the droids nearly stole the movie for me. If you’re familiar with “Moon”, you’ll see a lot of similarities between the movies.