Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Musings and Mutterings

I'm watching Deception, a movie starring Hugh Jackman and Ewan McGregor. McGregor is a somewhat nerdy corporate accountant, Jackman appears to be a little bit of a shady corporate guy. Jackman's character correctly surmises that McGregor doesn't get much sex and somehow involves him in a private sex club. So, why isn't this movie hotter? Ewan's getting all sorts of action now. Watching my dogs chase geckos is more interesting. Maybe I'm just shallow beyond belief and am disappointed because Hugh hasn't had any naked monkey-sex scenes yet. *le sigh*

Some people make lists before they go to the supermarket. I'm putting together a list of books that I want to buy this weekend. I have a dogsitter and am going off the rock which means I'll be near full service bookstores. One needs to take full advantage of this opportunity. I already have three must-buy books on the list. (Pardon the way the covers are arranged. I'm still trying to figure out picture layouts on Blogger.)

I was really dreading the Michael Jackson memorial yesterday. I fully expected a complete circus. I wouldn't have seen any of it, except for news programs, but I always record General Hospital so, of course, the DVR captured the last hour of the memorial service. I was really moved by the tributes that I heard, the songs that were performed, and the loving words of his heartbroken daughter. I went into work this morning and asked if anyone could tell me the name of the woman who sang the lead on We Are the World. Apparently, I wasn't the only one who didn't recognize her so I'm not tragically unhip. Her name is Judith Hill. I think she has an amazing voice and we will now hear more from her.

How was your Fourth of July? I had an amazing day. I spent the afternoon with friends on their boat moored at a sandbar with a few dozen other boats swimming, talking, and partying -- in the water. This rolled over into an impromptu get-together at my house where I have an excellent vantage point for viewing the city's terrific fireworks show.

I want a boat. That's my new goal. Stay tuned. I'll keep you posted.

On the news tonight, they ran a story that the airlines are starting to implement huge fare sales for travel this fall. If memory serves me correctly, around this time last year the airlines were telling us about how they just HAD to start charging higher fares and making us pay to check our luggage because of all the higher fuel costs. I think it's only fitting that now they have to lure us back to travel.

How often do we see something that flashes us back to our youth? I just caught a glimpse of a video on television (Totally lost interest in Deception and switched channels.) of a young woman portraying a fairy godmother in a school play. Something about her costume made me think of an early class play -- 4th grade, I think. I wore an outfit similar to that costume when I played Princess Subtraction in our production of The Court of King Arithmetic. In my one memorial line I had to gush that the character who was played by the class bad boy was "sooo cute". I was mortified. Maybe that's what set me up for a lifetime of mathematical suckitude.
What are you musing or muttering about these days?

1 comment:

Sisters-in-Sync said...

HI Mary,

Great mutterings and thanks for sharing! I just finished Heather Graham's 3rd book of the Flynn Brother's trilogy (by the way, she mentions you!! Woo hoo!) and I can't wait to get her latest. I see it's on your to-buy list.

Spent a great weekend with family and friends!

Just got back from the library and I am thoroughly disgruntled. They didn't have one book--none--on what I am trying to research. Oh well, maybe I'll stop at one of the big book stores tomorrow.

That's me!