Monday, September 28, 2009
As I sit at my desk at work, in my mind I am here. Today is perfect weather for a hammock nap. Or at least a hammock-book-read or hammock-mind-clearing in the breeze.
If I were to go to my "hammock happy place" (as opposed to my "beach happy place"), I'd take my iPod and A Confederacy of Dunces and just escape. Who's with me?
I might even use the following song as my theme for the day -- "Cathedrals" by Jump Little Children. (The accompanying video is good, too, although I'm not sure who made it...but you might see your happy place in one of the photos...)
Take a deep breath. Close your eyes. Enjoy the moment.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Speaking of remakes, I do have a favorite. One of my favorite books is Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Oddly enough, I also enjoy the Americanized/modernized movie version which stars Gwyneth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke.
Click the video below to see my favorite scene in the movie. I also love the music in this scene. It is an original score written for this movie.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
As you may have deciphered, I will not be purchasing this...crap. Instead, I have started a savings envelope to have plastic surgery on my inevitable neck flap in the future. I am taking donations if you care to contribute to the Single Chin, No Extra Neck Skin FUND.