CuriousC Sees Some More MoviesJanuary 20, 2009
Oops, day late, but here it is. This will be a longerish post for me because I have a few things to say, what with it being an historical day and all…
First off, and more important to me, is volunteering and how to encourage you and everyone to volunteer more. and me, too. I need to volunteer more, too. And I have a terrific resource for you if you don’t know what to do to give some time to a cause you might be passionate about or just curious about or even only mildly interested in. Who knows what it will turn into!
This website has a tremendous list of opportunities and offers many that are virtual. You could sit in front of your PC and still be in your pajamas. I suggest an idea to blog one hour less per week and give it to an organization who might need some PR work or do research or post for THEIR blog or ??? Check it out. My little speech is over now.
All these celebrities grabbing the limelight with tears in their eyes about how wonderful it is that Obama is the new president… Starting organizations and making movies to get the word out about how to get involved…. Um, if this country is so great (and I think it is), I just don’t get how and why Obama becoming prez is the catalyst for doing good works. This country needed good works and giving to the poor and helping out in schools and all that stuff YESTERDAY, too. and I think it is strange that now that the favored son is the leader of the free world, that now is when we should give a little more. Just saying.
and to prove my point, I have posted about VolunteerMatch.org in prior posts and am not now all of a sudden jumping on the bandwagon to ‘do more’ just cuz President Obama is encouraging it. ThankyouverymuchDemiMooreonOprah.
I saw The Duchess starring Kiera Knightley. It was beautiful. Costumes, settings, etc. Acting was good. The story? It just seemed to build up and … then OK, that’s it? ending. It does offer an interesting viewpoint on getting along with your husband’s mistress.
It reminds me of a good friend who had a fabulous philosophy about her divorce and her thoughts on her ex husband’s new wife. She went out of her way to get to know this stepmom of her 8 yo son precisely because she wanted her son to have a good relationship with her. They ended up over the years getting together to bitch about their ‘shared man’. Cuz he was an asshole and T. wanted the wife to know she could have a sounding board! and that ‘their’ son survive a notsogreat role model. I admired her ability to not be the bitch-exwife to the new wife. and vice versa. anyway.
I finally FINALLY watched The Color Purple. VERY GOOD. I can’t believe it took me 20+ years?!?! I read the book for the first time in 2008.
I saw StepBrothers. I laughed. I was drinking beer. Beer and Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly is a must, I think. Mary Steenburgen is LOVELY and I think Richard Jenkens is fascinating.
My hub is all talk and no action for GOING to movies! I haven’t been able to get to a theatre to see anything a bit more quality? current? oh well. It doesn’t help that the cinemas are far away – I have only one sort of close and they don’t show much that I want to see. Maybe this weekend I can get to Benjamin Button or Rev Road or Milk or Gran Torino or____ . sigh
I subbed again last Friday and it went so well, that now I’m scared the next time will swing back into scary zone. Then I caught a strange illness with flu-like symptoms and I’m only today starting to feel non-fuzzy in the head.
That’s a wrap.