Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
A-D-O-R-E-D it yet again!
I can't say enough about my Jane.
A thought provoker nudging me
toward some serious self-reflection.
Very much enjoyed it.
I've always been curious about the Mrs. Pollifax series. Fun, easy escapism.
The previous book was fun, easy escapism.
This one was easy, fun escapism.
But now I'm good.
Deceivingly simple but actually very, very deep.
I liked it very much.
Now you're talking my language!
The best of Jane Austen in my humble opinion.
Absolutely the best.
After three tries at this book over the last few years, I finally conquered it. Harder to read than Jane Austen, but almost as satisfying. Almost. Thackeray lacks the warmth of Jane Austen. Still great, though. Oh, that little Becky Sharp!
I know I'm Johnny-Come-Lately in getting around to this title. It was a little difficult for me to read through some of the more descriptive parts, and it could have/should have explored the life lessons a bit more thoroughly.
So, yeah. I liked it but didn't love it.
So there you have it, gang. A parting shot: "She is too fond of books, and it has turned her brain."
--Louisa May Alcott 1873
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Since Kimball's curiosity regarding the actual validity of Mr. Santa Claus has reached a feverish pitch, I decided to give Kimball the gift of hope and optimism. I'll let you have a sneak peak by copying the address below and pasting it into your browser window. Go ahead. Don't be shy. Go on, now. You won't be sorry; this is so darling. C'mon and copy and paste. But remember to come back because I have more to tell you! (As if you ever doubted that I would run out of things to say. Right.) See you in a minute.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Smnffghchghfff, uh, niner-niner, we have a code five on the run. Suspect is a white male wearing (do I see what you see, Ralph? affirmative? well . . . alrighty then . . . ) uh, wearing only a diaper and socks. We recommend the K-9 unit be called in on this one--suspect is leaving a distinct odor in his wake.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Monday, November 09, 2009
We loaded up the ol' family truckster with an assortment of folks and ventured down to see the latest in BYU's Harold B. Lee Library Special Collections Film Series. The movie, "The Thing From Another World," is a great black and white 1951 sci-fi flick with James Arness aka Matt Dillon of tv's "Gunsmoke" starring as The Thing. Frankly, if that really was James Arness grunting and clomping around in those size 15 boots in the movie, for all I know, that could have been my mom starring as Miss Kitty in Gunsmoke, cuz The Thing was on the screen for all of about 20 seconds and always at a blurry distance. There's no way you could know that James Arness was anywhere near that movie set. Your Uncle LaVere could have played the part of The Thing and your Aunt Gladys would never have been the wiser. I hope James Arness' relatives weren't counting on him having some terrific face-time in this particular role. In the film's defense, however, the movie was actually quite good for its day. Great acting, snappy dialogue, clever story line--well worth the admission price (uh, free). We shall return.