Tuesday, June 21, 2016

the celluloid life

Mr. C is notorious for his aversion to actually going to the movie theatre.  If and when he does actually agree to go it has to be for something really off-the-wall.  And it happens about once every other year.  So in the last week he has used up 4 years of movie-going.

A week ago we went to see Love & Friendship, the film based on an unfinished Jane Austen novella.  Great costumes, a couple of terrific character actors, a lot of mumbled, indecipherable dialog, some gorgeous real estate.  Critics have raved.  They must have seen a different movie.  It has also been noted that, unlike most Austen stories, the scheming character does not get her comeuppance.  I don't agree.  She gets the worst kind; life with a rich fool.

Talk about your off-the-wall.  The Lobster is a grim dystopian film with a few funny lines delivered by dark, sad characters  in a dark, damp location.  It was a shame to waste one of our movie-going dates on this one.

On the small screen, I have finished watching Grace and Frankie and I absolutely loved every single film cell that was used to create this crazy show.  The four main characters have all played in films together in one way or another.  Lily Tomlin is a full-blown genius!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

hear the tinkle of breaking glass?

She has shattered the biggest of all glass ceilings.  Congratulations Madam Secretary.  Now it's on to the White House!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


The setting:

Outdoors, on the quad.  Cold and wet, but glorious nonetheless.

The graduate:

With her honors stole, diploma in hand!

She did it!
The joyous family:

Andrew, Em, Alex
It was a wonderful ceremony no matter the rain, wind, cold.  As they were crossing the stage the sun came out in celebration.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Daisy takes a dip

At 8 o'clock on Friday evening it was still 104ยบ here in the valley.  Daisy dropped by to take a cooling dip and seemed to enjoy the whole thing.  I know I did.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

child replacement therapy

Two days after her daughter Emily graduated from Whitman College, Alex brought this beautiful creature home.  Meet Jitterbug.