Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Fill-in's #115


I thought I would do my FFI on this blog too -- maybe my answers will be better, wittier, more interesting -- nah, probably not but here goes.

1. When I look to the left I see darkness out of the shutter that the cat has opened.

2. The dining room is the room that has the best view in my home -- depending on what you want to look at!

3. Let it work out for the good of all.

4. Cooking done dirt cheap -- a news story on our local news last night. Well, ok, maybe not DIRT cheap, but cheaper. Whatever.

5. Keeping our city clean is a responsibility that all qualified citizens must share.

6. If you have any gripes about the economy please feel free to write your Congressman! Right.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I am watching a movie and eating homemade quac, tomorrow I am either going to the Dallas Quilt show or to our other house to work (duh!), and Sunday I just want to go to church, get on my knees, pray for change and then relax.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Loop Group -- Larry McMurtry

I just finished "Loop Group" by Larry McMurtry and it is a definite recommend. It is easy to read, funny, typical Mc Murtry. It is about Maggie and Connie, two aging "hot, foxy" women who manage a loop group. Maggie has undergone a life changing surgery and isn't dealing well with it. Connie, her ever-needy friend is always there to help -- or hinder -- depends. The two women deal with their troubled children, their troubled loop group and their troubled romantic lives -- and they take a trip to Texas. This is the sort of book that really lets you escape for the day and wallow in sheer entertainment.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua

BHC came yesterday as I was expecting. So...yesterday morning, in anticipation of a movie evening, I chunked dinner in the crockpot -- well, two crockpots actually, so I wouldn't have to take up precious movie watching time with all that kitchen drudgery. AW came home, we quickly devoured the crockpot gourmet and settled down to watch the movie. One of us was much more excited about the prospect than the other one. Wanna make any bets?

Anyway, it was an adorable movie. MY sort of action adventure movie. A little romance, a few tears, some breath taking moments. Something for everybody -- even Rollie sat and watched the entire movie. I enjoyed it. Now....I want a chihuahua. Of course, she would have to live without a Harry Winston collar.

I can't tell if AW enjoyed the movie or not. He sort of struck his "tolerant yet not smiling" pose for the entire hour and a half and didn't have much to say except ....

AW does NOT want a chihuahua.

Bummer.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009


Vacation from blogging --

Yes, it seems I have taken a vacation from blogging -- well, writing them at any rate. It seems I have more fun reading blogs than writing them. Almost all of them that I read have better photos (or photos at all!), are more clever and more interesting and definitely more consistent. However, since I have been watching copious amounts of movies lately, I thought a blog on that might be of interest.

AW and I joined Netflix. Well, I joined Netflix and he is just going along with me. I joined it with some apprehension -- fear of the movies getting lost in the mail and me with no way to prove that I actually did send them back. That hasn't been a problem, however. So, when I joined I made a tentative list -- always subject to change with me, of course. I tried to mix AW's favorites -- action adventure -- with my favorites -- classics (both tv and cinema) and girly stuff. So, we have had a variety of things to choose from and our relationship has managed to survive ME choosing the movies.

The first movie we received from Netflix was "The Secret Life of Bees". It was good and I recommend. Even AW enjoyed it. Then we watched some old tv classics -- "The Life of Riley" and "Our Miss Brooks". Ok, so AW didn't fare so well with those. Since then we have viewed "Pride and Glory" and "Bangkok Dangerous". I enjoyed "Pride and Glory" more than "Bangkok Dangerous" because Nicolas Cage was just too weird in "BD". I like him but it seems like he is getting stranger and stranger in some of his movies.

The next movie in my queue is not going to thrill AW at all. He wouldn't go see it in the theater -- neither would DD or SIL (I asked -- he said no). So....by tomorrow I will have a Netflix copy of the newly released "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" to watch and AW is going to watch it with me. He doesn't want to but...hey, I watched "Bangkok Dangerous" and now it is payback time!