Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Lovely Bones

There is nothing mentioned in "A Girl for all Seasons" for the end of February, so I'll just report on what I've done.
I went to see The Lovely Bones and I was very disappointed. The book was very powerful. I couldn't put it down. I suppose there is no way a film can ever live up to its book. I found the whole thing was very watered down. I didn't shed a tear...and this is someone who has been known to cry at America's Got Talent.
On the positive side Saoirse Ronan was brilliant. Hard to believe that she is only 15

Friday, February 19, 2010

Me in lycra?? That's so last season, darling.


My nephew Barry in working on the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. He's ferrying the competitors around the place. I tuned into the opening ceremony on the off-chance that I might catch a glimpse of him. Yeh, right. Even taking into account the thousands that were there, all the workers were wearing indentical suits. They looked like clones.
However, I have become hooked on watching the sports. There is a perverse sense of fun watching some of them falling on their asses. I think the term for taking pleasure from other peoples pain is Schadenfreude. Admit it, you've done it too!
I was thinking that if I had known there were so many ways to travel over snow, I wouldn't have been so housebound during the snow-in this January. I could be the Irish answer to Amy Williams. But then I thought
Forget it. There is no way I'm getting into a lycra catsuit.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Chinese New Year

According to "A Girl for All Seasons", Chinese New Year is the time to give doors and window frames a fresh coat of paint. If you take things to heart, then it should be in a cheery red colour. So I'm on track there.
Thats Mickey Joe sitting on the doorstep. His sign reads
WEEDS FOR SALE-PICK YOUR OWN
That kinda sums up my gardening skills!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Tut tut!

How bad am I at sticking at something??? Can't believe that its a month since I wrote in this. I'm still going with the Shakespeare theme. Last night I went to see my nephew in his school production of Romeo and Juliette. I didn't know what to expect.....but I was very pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed it.
My niece and I were commenting on how much better looking the guys are now as compared to when we were at school. As Emma is only 21, I had to stress that things were much worse in my day!!!! Then we were guessing which one of the cast was the school babe magnet. We had it narrowed down to Romeo and the narrator. However when the play was over and all the goodnights were being said, we noticed the swarm of girlies around my nephew/her brother. It seems that we totally underestimated our Mr. Lynam!!!