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Bookkeeper, tax preparer, cat lady, blogger, organizer, mystery writer.

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I've finally decided that I am a writer - all the other things I do just pay the bills. Someone eloquent once said that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Well, let's just see about that.

RIP Aggie

RIP Aggie
Aggie was my fifteen-year-old cairn terrier - or maybe I should say I was her 55-year-old person! She was my faithful companion, spoiled rotten and I am still trying to figure out what to do without her.

Peter the Cat...

Peter the Cat...
This is Peter the gingersnap tabby! He's seven years old and has just been promoted to Peter the Very, Very Good. He is working his way up to Peter the Great...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...

Bee - the Cat Who Came From Somewhere Else...
Bee is Peter's buddy. He's eight years old and has made himself right at home. I guess cats really do come in pairs or sets of three!

And Jasper makes three!

And Jasper makes three!
Jasper is our new guy - the Cat From Another Place. He's four years old and we think he likes it here - so far, so good!

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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Eclectic film festival of sorts...

I've never really been a big Clint Eastwood fan.  My dad loved him - I must have seen Every Which Way But Loose a million times (okay, I'm exaggerating) - but I could never get past that Sondra Locke idiot and her stunning inability to act or sing.  After my dad died, I steered clear of Clint because he was one of those aging actors who simply could not learn that he needed to stop taking his clothes off on screen.  Alas, my husband loved Clint's movies: Pale Rider, High Plains Drifter, Heartbreak Ridge, The Outlaw Josey Wales - thank goodness I never had to sit through The Bridges of Madison County!  I will also admit that I thought Unforgiven was a comedy the first time I saw it.  Gene Hackman was a hoot!   To be fair, I have to admit that in recent years I've come to appreciate Mr. Eastwood's directorial skills and I decided to check out some of his early work.  We've been having a Dirty Harry film festival over the past couple of weeks - but dang it, I've gone and watched them out of order!  First we watched Dirty Harry - not bad - and he really does the whole "do you feel lucky" thing.  And it's funny.  Then we watched Magnum Force - which is the one where he says, "Go ahead, make my day."  Not too bad.  Then Sudden Impact, which actually comes after The Enforcer.  My mistake when I put them in the Netflix queue.  Sudden Impact has Sondra Locke as a revenge-motivated serial killer and she's not any better as a murderer than any other role she's ever played.  I am waiting to watch The Dead Pool until after The Enforcer.  All in all, Clint Eastwood is the only actor I can even imagine playing Harry Callahan - I don't know if it's because of all of the catchphrases he's made famous over the years or if it's the whole truth, justice and victims' rights thing he's got going on.  Sorry I've underestimated your acting talent all these years, Clint.
Was anyone else as sorry as I was to see Pushing Daisies cancelled?  I loved that show - Tim hated the narration - and I'd never seen most of the second season - until this week.  Thanks to Netflix and their seemingly never-ending supply of TV shows online, Petey and I watched the final episode last night while Aggie snoozed on the floor by my chair.  It sort of wrapped things up - but I still have some questions.  What was with the pocket watches?  What is Ned's last name?  Do Lily and Vivian make up?  Do Ned and Chuck's fathers come back?  Do they ever tell Olive about Ned's special power and that Chuck was once dead and is now alive again?  The show had such great visual appeal and perfect casting - and the narration was almost Dr. Seuss-like with all of the alliteration.  Wouldn't it make a great movie?

2 comments:

  1. I love all the Clint Eastwood films!! ALL! Did you see Grand Torino? I THINK that is his latest and it was GREAT!

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  2. I loved Pushing Daisies. I was sorry to see it go. To me it had such whimsy and I believe the world needs more whimsy.

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