Sunday, September 23, 2007

Autumn, Borat, Ed Murrow,and Rotten Tomatoes


Hello,
Happy autumn! Although the weather feels like July, the falling leaves on the ground and the shorter nights remind me that fall is actually here. I love fall--the clothes, the colors, the leaves, back to school. And hopefully another cool spell will kill the germs that are migrating in the air.
I found this cool photo in my archives of a preying mantis perched on yellow flowers. We called him Zorak.
Steve ordered two movies from the library: Borat and good night, and good luck. Both movies are very different. The one aspect that is similar is the fact that both movies are politically incorrect. Borat is the story of a man from another part of the world who documents the customs of America. It's wrong in so many ways, but funny at the same time. You have to have an open mind (and a sick sense of humor) to enjoy Borat. good night, and good luck is the story about Edward Murrow and CBS in the time of McCarthyism (1950's). The music is jazz and I would like to purchase the soundtrack. Both movies received fresh tomatoes from rottentomatoes.com. This is a great website if you want to rate movies you are interested in viewing.


Have a great week!
Love,
Lolo

Friday, September 21, 2007

Happy Friday!


I almost entitled this blog "Happy Thursday." I peeked at the clock and it is after midnight!
Therefore, Happy Friday!

My personal time flies by, especially when I am writing. That must mean it is a good thing. :)

I finished a book review for Public Libraries: Blogging and RSS: A Librarian's Guide by Michael P. Sauers. It's a good book. The RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is still a little foggy for me, but I enjoyed the blogging chapters. And the fact that Michael Stephens is quoted in the book was really cool. He is the god of the cyber world. I'm so lucky to have learned from his training.

I'm starting to prepare for brown belt in taekwondo. I am sore from sparring, but I am building my confidence to test later this fall.

More Later!

Love, Lolo

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Happy Sunday Night

Hello!
Hope you are well. I am doing fine. Just busy like everyone else. Let's see...what have I been up to these days? Well, I read the following books:
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
This work of historical fiction takes place in Afghanistan. It is about the lives of two women. A page-turner for sure.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen This is a story from the perspective of a ninety-three- year-old man who worked for the circus during the Depression in the 1930's. There are wonderful photographs included from archives from the Ringling Brothers.
I attended a taekwondo tournament on Saturday. It was cool. We also attended a party Saturday night. It was great to see friends again. Time just travels too fast for my taste.
Have a great weekend!
Love, Lolo

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Greenie's Revolt Revisited (GRR)

Hi, This is another story to add to my book... I hope you like it. I have many of my stories in a file and ready to get really down to the nitty gritty writing bizness. (Yes, I know I misspelled bizness. Yup. I just did it again.) Love, Lolo Greenie's Revolt Revisited (GRR) This is the second time Greenie is being literally a pain in the rear. I just returned from a beautiful but really sad funeral service, and waited to drive to the nearest gas station to fill up before I could return home and collapse (mind you, I was attacked by the sinus gremlins. This was a wicked infection.) I prepay at my favorite gas station and press the button to release the gas gage. It's very loose. Nope. I tried again. Nope. I even pull on it and the truck lid opens. But there is no way in hell that this gas gage was going to budge. I even tried to pry it open with my key. Great, why don't I break my key and really get myself stuck? Even the kindly station attendant looks at it. He tries it. Nope. I've been good to Greenie and not used diesel fuel in four years. Hmm. So I get my credit back for the gas not used. Is Greenie dieting and not telling me? Anyhow, I go home and change clothes and call my friend at the car hospital. I'm worried I'll run out of gas before we arrive. He tells me I can bring in my car on one notch of gas. (I was one above E. I always get neurotic when the gage drops below half.) Well, I drive to the car hospital and the prognosis was grim: The cable inside was broken, so it was expensive. Plus add in an oil change (sigh). So I leave Greenie there and take the shuttle van home. I am exhausted from the day, the heat, and the stress, so I go to sleep with nurse Jack purring next to me. Thank goodness he licks my nose and does not have suspicious cat breath. A couple of hours later the kindly car hospital called. I remember picking up the phone but I do not remember the conversation. I realize this later after the person from the car hospital is laughing as he hands me my keys. Steve takes me there at closing time. Apparently the cab shuttle arrived at my house at 4:00p.m., but I forgotten and just slept through it. Oops. I pay for Greenie's surgery and we immediately drive to the nearest gas station. The gas light goes on! Oh, no! (I never let the gas light go on in the car. I am a moral, responsible wom--oh whatever.) It was liberating in a way, letting the gas light go on and driving anyway. And Greenie didn't let me down. Steve pumped gas for me and we wagon -trained home into the sunset.

Incivility

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