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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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Monday, December 26, 2011

In keeping with holiday tradition...

I watched a movie on Christmas Eve.  Yes, I know - I was going to watch the misadventures of Ralphie in A Christmas Story - which I practically know by heart - but instead I opted to watch what is sure to become a new classic: Cowboys & Aliens.  Go ahead and laugh, but it was actually pretty good.  It was like Rio Grande meets War of the Worlds meets Independence Day - sort of.  Amazingly, Daniel Craig can do Old West gunslinger as well as he does Bond, James Bond.  Harrison Ford excels at hard-shelled crochety old man with a soft, squishy inside.  Mining the desert for gold, the aliens are ugly and vicious and pretty tough to kill; they fly around in these oddball contraptions that allow them to snatch unwitting townsfolk from the ground in one fall swoop.  Outlaw Jake Lonergan (Craig) manages to escape with no memory of his abduction other than a woman named Alice and a strange restraint on his left arm - which turns out to be the aliens' undoing.  Ella (Olivia Wilde) is looking for help fighting the aliens to she can "find her people."  After Colonel Dollarhyde's (Ford) ne'er-do-well son is snatched by the invading aliens, the outlaw, townspeople and the rancher join forces to rescue their loved ones.  Clancy Brown (The Shawshank Redemption) does an admirable job playing the preacher who patches Jake up a bit when he first comes to town.  He has a few memorable lines, like "God doesn't care who you were, son - He cares who you are now."  Oddly enough, this screen adaptation of a story that started out as a comic book (I guess they call them graphic novels now) is a tale not just of love and loss, but also sacrifice and redemption.  I'd watch it again.
Maybe next Christmas.  Tradition, after all.

3 comments:

  1. There's a reason we follow one another. We "think alike." My daughter and I were at home alone last night, ordered a pizza and choose "Cowboys and Aliens" of all we had offered, to watch last night. (Need I say we both have crushes on Daniel Craig?) I know the movie got bad reviews, so I didn't make an effort to see it when it was in theaters. I agree with you--it was pretty good. Pure entertainment and we had lots of fun watching it!
    Best,
    Susan

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  2. These is very weird, my husband had been trying to rent that dvd for several days. He finally found one and we also watched "Cowboys and Aliens" on Christmas Eve. It was pretty entertaining and interesting to see Harrison Ford play a bad guy, of course he turned better by the end! Thanks for visiting by little blog. Here's to a Happy and Peaceful New Year!

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  3. I LOVE that movie and have no idea why it didn't do better at the box office. I have only seen it once and would love to watch it again! Of course I am not sure LD would figure it out! He is a COWBOY movie or an ALIEN movie kind of guy. Not BOTH in ONE!!

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