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Movie night…

Tonight, we watched “Ghost Town”. It’s not a horror film, it’s more of a comedy/drama but with that underlying important message you need to carry away from it afterward.

Having watched it, I can now say that I never realized Ricky Gervais is such a great, natural actor.

The basis of the movie really fit in with our usual Friday mediatainment, because “Ghost Whisperer” is our regular Friday show. (It’s pretty good. They manage to fit a good bit of variety into the show even though it takes place in a small town. It gets a little stale from time to time, but for now we’ll keep watching.)

“Ghost Town” was so much more entertaining. Of course, they had a much larger budget and bigger names in the cast. I think what really got me was the film’s message. And Ricky’s acting. So I will say this is a definite “must-see”, not a life-changer, but a pleasant little space-filler for your evening.


The Inauguration of Promise

How incredibly lucky is this country to have found someone who can clean up the mess left by the last Administration? He can, and he will – as long as he’s not impeded by old-school politicians.

And how beautiful is our new First Lady?

Forgive me for not posting in so long, and for making this a fairly abbreviated entry. I’ve been under the negative influence of a self-imposed migraine and it looks like I still have a few days of pain to deal with before I’m back to normal. The lesson here is not to let a prescription lapse.

Need to go let the chickens out…

Wonderful holiday; Slumdog Millionaire

It was really a good one, in spite of all predictions. The kids were terrific. Hubbins and I had fun. Middle son came over for a visit, which was really nice. We stuffed ourselves with turkey – again – and stuffing – ditto – and then very delicious black & white New York-style cheesecake for dessert.

I made the cheesecake. Hubbins loves cheesecake, specifically New York style because of its firm texture. I try to make at least two a year, and I love to experiment with different new recipes. The black & white was a first for me, and it was incredible. What was even more incredible was the fact that I followed the recipe and it actually came out perfect.

A very good holiday.

Tonight, daughter went to her best friend’s house for the night. They practically own her over there, really. She’s there about 40% of the time she’s not occupied with school. Son was not happy about losing his playmate for the night. He’s at that age where he’s extremely clingy towards his sister, and she’s at that age where she’s starting to not want to be annoyed 24/7 by her brother. We got him down eventually, though.

Oh, and we saw Slumdog Millionaire.

Holy holy cow. I wanted to see that movie from the second all the hype started. I don’t know where I first heard about it. But every review from every corner of the world has said that Slumdog Millionaire was THE BEST MOVIE EVER MADE. Or at least close to that good.

Go see it. It is as good as the best movie you have ever seen. If not THE best movie you will ever see.

Oh, and I’m changing this last part… “fortunately” got to be a little restricting. So now, you get what I decide to put there.

TO-DO LIST: Smile at every single person you meet at the store tomorrow. Not just a pasted-on smile… really SMILE. Feel it. See what happens.

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