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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Long overdue update plus books 16 and 17 and various flick reviews

Hey y'all. I've not been around for nearly a week. We had some home stuff to attend to while my Mom was in Vegas. We had some water damage in her room and we had, up until this past week, done only a temporary fix in there because the permanent fix involved moving her ass into another room. We knew this trip was coming up so we decided to just wait until now. Thursday the hubs ripped out the old ceiling and about a kabillion pounds of insulation came down as well. That was...fun. He busted his ass and in the process, we decided to paint her room as a surprise. Which she did not notice until I asked how she liked the new color. The old color was purple and we changed it to cream and she DID NOT NOTICE. She is special that way. Once we pointed it out, she goes "I wondered why it was so bright in here." God love her.
Being that her computer is where all the internet set up is and the computer was not hooked up, we had no internet access around the rest of the house considering this computer and the laptop are wireless. I thought I'd go batshit, but really, it was kinda nice. I read a lot when the hubs had to work on Saturday. In fact, let me review the next two books right quick.
Book 16 was called Southern Living by Ad Hudler. Quick recap - transplanted Yankee ends up through a series of events including the death of her hell raising mother living in a small town in Georgia and discovers that, much to her amazement, it may just suit her. Good book - quick read.
Book 17 was Savannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews. I love this author. The first book I read from her was called Hissy Fit. The title caught my eye and I was really happy with her writing style. This book was a sort of continuation of another one of hers called Savannah Blues but this time it was told from the perspective of the best friend of the main character in Blues. This was what I spent the bulk of Saturday reading. Loved it to pieces.
OK, so anyways, we worked our asses off. Saturday the hubs ended up having to work so I took that time to clean house and lay around until my friend, Karen, finally came to check out the house. I live maybe 35 minutes from her but there is a river between us. Those that live on the Eastbank of New Orleans act like the act of crossing the river should be done only as often as a leap year occurs. It amazes me. They so need to get over that crap. We have a hell of a lot less crime, y'all. Might wanna find a reason to cross on over once in a while. She and I hung out here and then grabbed a bite to eat at the second restaurant we went to. The first one was a fiasco and we ended up leaving because the waitress was just that rude. Sunday the hubs came home and we went to mass. Of course the joint was packed since it was Easter, but it was a nice service anyway. I am not terribly familiar with the clergy of this parish but this guy who held mass on Sunday I had heard one other time and he seems really nice - like he thoroughly enjoys his job and has a lot of enthusiasm for it. That is always good to see.
The Momenator came home early yesterday morning in time for us to have her room done. Yesterday we did some yard work and the hubs ended up having a 3 hour nap on the sofa. I guess he was more tired than he realized. I mean, we left, went to Walmart, and walked in and put stuff away and the dude never moved.
Movies I have seen:
Proof - very good movie. I am a Gwenyth Paltrow fan, so this appealed to me. Anthony Hopkins played her deceased genius father and Jake Gyllenhal played one of his former students. Nice, quiet movie with a great story line. If you are in the market for a flick where there is nary a car chase or anything, I say check it out.
North Country. This movie just pissed me the fuck off and hate men. To realize that all this happened in 1989 just blew my mind. I wanted to wring her father's neck. Definitely check this out.
Brokeback Mountain. So very good. I was not sure what to expect even with all the hype and hoopla surrounding this movie. It was an excellent film and I was thoroughly impressed with every performance. Even the hubs liked it. That is saying a LOT.
OK, I have to take the Pooper on a walk before he has a stroke. I am pissed that I missed SPF this past week because I had the perfect pictures for person/thing you want to dye/die. Oh yeah, I did. Would have been PERFECT.
Catch y'all later!!!

Elizabeth at 10:38 AM

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at 11:47 AM Blogger Kami said...

Dude. Your mom didn't notice the paint? Are you serious?

 
at 11:51 AM Blogger Spikey1 said...

Hold on a second.. I have to get another coffee...

 
at 12:03 PM Blogger speckledpup said...

glad you're back, I missed you.

 
at 1:00 PM Blogger Nap Queen said...

Sounds like you've been busy!! I can't wait to see North Country, but I forgot about Proof. I'll have to add that to my queue.

 
at 1:18 PM Anonymous Amanda B. said...

Yo kiddo. Glad you're back.

 
at 2:19 PM Blogger Tammy said...

You have WAY too much time on your hands!! :)

I want to see Brokeback Mountain too. However, it will have to be one of those movies I watch when my hubby is out of town. He refuses it watch it. Like its going to make him gay or something.

 
at 3:25 PM Blogger The Kept Woman said...

Purple to cream and she didn't notice? Huh....

I totally need to see a movie...at home, in the theater...somewhere...

 
at 11:16 PM Blogger Adam said...

Wait, Brokeback is about gay cowboys? I hadn't heard that.

Reminds me of when my prim and proper grandmother went to see Urban Cowboy because she was in the mood for a western.

 
at 11:37 PM Blogger Tink said...

I'm so jealous, I want to see more movies.
Man woman you've been busy. Wanna come here & help me paint?LOL

 
at 12:51 AM Blogger Football Widow said...

Wondering where you've been! That's funny that she didn't notice the paint. My mom probably wouldn't have either.

 
at 9:52 AM Blogger Lucky Lum said...

Don't you hate when life gets in the way of all your blogging time.

 
at 10:09 AM Blogger Fuzzball said...

Thanks for the book reviews, shug! I'm going to check those out --

Glad you're back, I missed my SFG Fix. ;)

 
at 3:51 PM Blogger Mainline Mom said...

Hey, good book and movie reviews. Must check all those out. Need more hours in the day!

 

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