Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Popcorn and Soda

I used to be a huge movie junkie. In high school, I would go almost every weekend with my friends, Kathy and Miriam to the movies. We watched all the movies that were out...the day they came out, some over and over and even midnight showings and Rocky Horror. Those were the good old days. My only care was to make sure I had enough money for the $5 ticket and some popcorn...we always split the soda. We would drive all over three states to see the most recent films. One of our favorite things were the drive-ins. They had a VW Cabriolet and we would put the top down and watch the movies on summer nights. The tradition continued in college when we were home on holidays, and then fewer times during their visits from the west coast. Some of my favorite times with Miriam and Kathy (sisters) are when we went to the theatre. Recently, I haven't been going to the movies that often...actually, I can't tell you the last movie I saw in a theatre....I just remember that it was with my friend, Tizzie.
So tonight I broke the streak and headed to the movies to see JUNO. As I drove to the theatre I thought of all of the good times I had at the movies with Kathy and Miriam, my first date with Jeffrey to see The Royal Tenenbaums, and when I took my nephew to see Barnyard.

So....JUNO. It was great. Very cute and believable. Ellen Page is smart and funny...I loved her as Juno. I hope they do well at the Oscars. I haven't seen any of the other films nominated for Best Film or with any Best actors or actresses...except for Juno. I want to see Atonement next....maybe next week.
Here's the trailer from JUNO! Go see it!!! Ohh and the music is quirky and fun!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

What a life!

Why can't life be this good?
Toby nice and toasty on a cold winter day.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Catfish or Shark?

My sister sent me an article from The Chattanoogan that featured this photo and blurb.
Attached are a couple of photos of a monster blue catfish caught near Greenville, Mississippi by an elderly man who let the fish go after his wife took the pictures. The weight of the catfish is unknown, though some catfish anglers guessed it to be at least 150 pounds. It looks like 200 pounds to me. For sure it would have been a new world record.

I don't know about any of you, but I wouldn't want to brush up against that while swimming in the water.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The King

This Friday is the homecoming dance at my nephew's school in TN. He is a little nervous because he doesn't want to hold the queen's hand. I can't wait to see the photos...I'll be sure to share.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Good Friends

I stumbled upon this photo tonight while doing some work for a meeting tomorrow. It is from last fall when Paula, Elizabeth and I went out to dinner. Just wanted to say...
I miss seeing you both! Happy New Year!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Twelve Drummers Drumming

Happy 12th Day of Christmas! According to my mom, all Christmas decorations can go down after January 6th, Epiphany, although our decorations have always lingered longer than that. I will start taking down some decorations this weekend. I left up the outside decorations of the restaurant until this week too. The entire town is still decked out, so I thought I better keep with the spirit.

A few weeks ago I saw an article about "The Twelve Days of Christmas" and how some believe that the song has hidden meanings to teach catechism to children in 16th Century England. I found a site that discusses Epiphany and the song here.

Whatever your beliefs, wherever you are...Enjoy the day!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Snow, Snow, Snow?

Happy New Year! When is it going to snow around here. I look at Libby and I am so jealous of her winter wonderland. Hopefully we will see some soon. When I was in TN one of my mom's neighbor's asked me how much snow we had in MD and if we would have a white Christmas...I just laughed.
I can remember several times when I was in grade school it would snow before we had to go back to school and sometimes it would even prolong our Christmas vacation. Until it decides to snow more than it did in early December...I will enjoy the lit snowflake on the utility pole outside our bedroom window. It is so peaceful to watch it glow outside the window each night before I drift off to sleep...until the utility truck decides to come take it down!!!!!
Besides some flurries...this is all the snow I have seen this season.