January 5th, 2013

starbucks must have, must have

Saturday in January...

Marilyn and I just watched the movie "Joyful Noise” with Queen Latifah and Dolly Parton. I said "I love Queen Latifah" and Marilyn replied "What's not to love?" -- and we were both just all over her. How can you not be? She's an amazing woman -- an amazing talent. And I love Dolly, too. Plus there were other characters and voices to enjoy. The Asperger's story was personally meaningful, as well...

Not surprisingly it didn't get good reviews -- but I still recommend it. If you enjoy "Glee" and /or musicals, this will fit the bill. You don't need to be a Christian to find it touching or moving -- but I think Christians will enjoy the inspirational aspects... There's not a truly unlikeable character in this movie, by the way. Yeah, that may be unrealistic, but it was one of the things I liked about it. (grin)

Marilyn and I went out briefly to get Starbucks. We were going to drink it there, but thet were out of cinnamon powder (!!!) and packed, to boot. So we came home, again. I feel slightly under the weather today (fighting a cold?), so I'm in bed typing this on my iPad... (Thanks for buying me the treat, Marilyn -- I know it's not cheap and we need to do it less often now.)

Still hating "Fifty Shades of Grey" (shudder) -- so I'm giving myself a day OFF reading it. (smile)

Seriously, are any of you fans of the book and/or series? I'd love to hear from people who like it what exactly it is that they like, because I honestly do not get it -- and I'm trying hard to have an open mind! Anyone care to share with me -- and feel free to be detailed and frank...

Me? I'm about to re-read a Mary Russell book, or something equally well-written and entertaining. Yes, I still plan to discuss what it is I don't like about the book, but I'd prefer to do that when blogging from a computer, and not my iPad...

Spoke with sister Sue who seemed in a good mood, even though she hasn't been feeling all that well. She is excited about hearing back to her email, by the way. And about her new fitness routine, too...

I had leftover chili to eat today -- my, it was GOOD! Great time of year for it!Speaking of TV and movies (I did at one point)... Marilyn and I saw one of the worst movies EVER yesterday! It was a Lifetime movie, so our expectations weren't high to begin with. But this was lower than low, I kid you not. It's called "Cold Spring" and features a not-at-all-impressive Sean Patrick Flanery (mind you, I'm normally a fan). If the chance comes around to see this, SKIP it! What a waste of time. (And he's not even appealing -- much less sexy -- in this role!)

That's it for now!


Happy Birthday, Evamaria!

Happy Birthday, Evamaria!

Time to wish greetings to special friend, Evamaria shirasade!

I hope you've had a WONDERFUL day!

Happy Birthday, Evamaria !

Marilyn and I are so glad we got to know you here at LiveJournal (and at Facebook). You're a special part of our lives and a dear friend. I've thought about you so often during the past year. I know much of it was difficult for you (especially losing your beloved father). But I'm happy for your good memories (like your brother's wedding).

Wishing you good memories for this birthday -- and the BEST year, ever in 2013!

(big hug)