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.