Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Colour My World Photo Contest

(2nd entry in one day - you lucky people)

Over at Are We there Yet?, Christine is hosting a photo contest for colour. Check it out.

I wanted to play, but I couldn't decide on just one. Which one would you chose for the best colour?

1) Multi Coloured Wind Catchers

2) Glacial Lake Blue

3) Soft Pink Tulips

or 4) Hot Summer Red

Help me decide.

I'm dating myself, but do I kiss and tell?

Being a big TV watcher (yes – I admit it) I always find myself a little bit a loose ends at this time of year. All my regular shows are finished for the season. *

(* side note: You’d think that after a three or four month break during the strike they’d make up for it, but ….. Nooooooo!)

But last night as hubby and I were channel surfing we came across a classic film that everyone should watch at least once in their life - ”Bonnie and Clyde” (1967, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty). Watching it I could hardly tell this was a 40 year old movie. This 2 Oscar movie had amazing acting and cast. So many familiar faces that then would have been somewhat unknown, but today are considered experienced thespians – starters being Faye and Warren, but also Gene Hackman, Michael J. Pollard, Estelle Parsons, Gene Wilder, to name a few.

For such a tragic story they wrote quite a lot of humour into the script. Not to say this was a comedy by any means, but definitely had some light hearted verging on black comedy-esque moments. For those that like gunfire – it had its fair share, but don’t go looking for any spectacular computer generated special effects. I doubt the word “computer” was hardly spoken, except in whispered hushed tones of the future.

The one thing that really struck me after the film was finished was that although this movie was 40 years old ( which feels like a long life in moviedom ) it was made a mere 34 years after its depicted events. Thirty-four years doesn’t feel like all that long ago – in my warped way of thinking. Yet – the dirty 30’s feels like ancient history. So far out of our understanding of the times.

Does anyone else understand what I’m marveling at? Probably not, but that’s ok.

At the fear of dating myself – do you know who Bonnie and Clyde were?

What do the madding crowds have to say?

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Monday, May 12, 2008

This, That, and the Other

Hello my lovelies!

I've no excuse, so I won't give any. Life just happens sometimes.

My sense of wit and humour are not returning as I had hoped. So I have kept myself from you, but not far. Its a Canadian long weekend this coming weekend, and I'm really looking forward to it.

Two weekends ago was our Church's spring retreat. I really shouldn't have gone, but I did. I was still paying back the lost sleep this past weekend when on both Friday and Saturday nights I slept between 10 and 11 hours. It was definitely a do nothing Saturday, and I loved it. The cold that had been plaguing me was still fighting to hold its grasp on me, and the sleep over the weekend did the trick to convince it to vacate.

Sunday was Mother's Day (as you smart bunnies all know), and since hubby and I had not been able to do anything on the Friday we decided to surprise the in-laws with a drop in visit on Sunday. Friday? you ask .... Friday was my parents-in-law's 50th wedding anniversary. My MIL is still recovering from her back surgery last month, so was not in to any big shindigs. Which is good because hubby only reminded me on the Thursday night that the next day was their anniversary.

They were happily surprised, particularly when I convinced my sister-in-law to come join us. She rarely comes over to the island to visit. And this was a good excuse. She also brought her 17 year old daughter - whom, I might add, I had never met. I think its funny how I had let my MIL and husband flavour my opinion of someone I hadn't met, but in this nieces stance, I had. I was delighted to find she was not the spoiled princess I had been led to believe, but a lovely young lady on the brink of adulthood. She still has a lot to learn, but I think the MIL is stuck in her memory the stuck up, hormonal, teenager this beauty had once been. Albeit, not that many years ago.

Speaking of children .... hubby and I have now acquired Mario Kart for the Wii. It's WII too much fun!! I think this is one of the reasons God chose not to give us children. We wouldn't want to share our toys with them. LOL!! But on the flip side, we can corrupt other peoples children with video games. YAY!!

Well, for someone who didn't have much to say (of intelligence) I rambled on quite successfully. My bad! But you must admit that I truly did manage not to say anything terribly articulate :-)

A huge Shout Out!! to Beth, Angel, and brand new baby Isobel (born over the weekend). Very cool in the life of blogg-O-sphere!!!

Keep on blogging!!