Before we get distracted by August birthdays (I have two in my family), I'd really like to share some pics of the cool stuff I got for my birthday a while back. First, some gifts to support my movie habit -- a Cineplex gift card and the extended edition of The Hobbit movies (which I … Continue reading My Birthday Loot
On Wednesday evening, I was walking through the family room with my attention elsewhere when I caught my toe on the leg of the ottoman. The pain was unbelievable and I figured I had broken it. Ice and elevation helped a bit, but by the next morning I was only able to wear flip-flops (Ralph … Continue reading So after I Kicked the Ottoman…
Ever since I heard about it, I'd been looking forward to seeing The Big Sick, and I'm glad to say that it doesn't disappoint. It's a funny and touching romantic comedy, which explores intercultural romance as well as the effect of unexpected illness on everyone involved. The Big Sick stars Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley) and Zoe … Continue reading The Big Sick (2017)
Arrived back home from vacation late this afternoon. Good to be home, but sorry it's over. After my previous post, the winds changed direction and the smoke blew away. (While the area near the Princeton fire is still under evacuation order, today's reports showed the fire to be 35% contained.) A few of my more memorable activities … Continue reading More Vacation, Books, Wine, Richarding, etc.
With my family's permission, I co-opted the first two evenings of vacation viewing for Castlevania on Netflix. That wasn't too difficult since they all play video games, and my husband is a particular fan of vampire movies and certain animated shows. I am happy to report that we all enjoyed the show! We arrived in Osoyoos … Continue reading Castlevania and a Smoky Vacation
It's really amazing to me that I haven't seen Richard Armitage on a movie screen since The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies was out in 2014. But what a great experience it was on the weekend to see The Crucible larger than life and to even meet up with a fellow fan! My older son … Continue reading Theatre at the Movies: The Crucible
Started with Starbucks, of course. (Yeah, it should be Tim Horton's but what can I say!) Stopped by the rugby field, where they were having the Provincial Regional Championships for boys and girls age-grade 15-a-side rugby. Out to Surrey, where I had a few minutes to read Daphne Du Maurier in the sun... ... before … Continue reading My Canada Day
While driving to and from work and wanting to distract myself from the news on the radio, I decided that my ears were in need of a Richard Armitage fix. Somehow the British male voice that I'd selected for Siri on my iPhone just didn't do it! So, not wanting to re-listen to the Heyer … Continue reading Rich’s of the Past: Robin Hood Audiobooks