We ended my birthday week with two fun activities. A visit to the bookstore where I had fun checking out some new picture books and my kids got to spend some birthday money. And last night we went to see Oz the Great and Powerful!
We’ve been looking forward to it for weeks! For a long time The Wizard of Oz was my son’s favorite movie even though he has to walk out of the room during the scary parts. And even though neither of my kids seem to have the attention span for the book yet.
We all enjoyed it but to be completely honest it was touch and go for me at times. Continue reading →
I just noticed this faceted crystal hanging in my sisters window today. It was making small rainbows all over her kitchen and it’s funny because I was just trying to photography my ring, somewhere, I forget where, but the light was just right and my ring was sparkling like crazy. But its brilliance was just too small to capture with my camera (too small for my camera but perfect for me to enjoy).
Anywho, enjoy this disco moment. You might want to get up and dance. I don’t want my readers entering a Doodles and Jots trance!
More, More, More, Pt. I from the Andrea True Connection is on the Last Days of Disco Soundtrack. And see the movie if you want an intellectual take on single life in the disco age (with fun music).
Are you a disco music fan or more of a rocker? Please share!
Have you noticed the new addition to my sidebar? Right between the follow me links and the Blogher ad is the all new Blogher TV! Have you tried it out on purpose or otherwise ; ) If not, you should. I really love it!
There are 3 catagories of videos. I have the Humor & Inspiration category as my default. Once you click on the ad you can watch the default video that comes up or choose others in the Humor & Inspiration category or select another category, Food & Cooking or Fashion & Beauty.
I wonder if sometimes writers do this… I played hooky with my husband yesterday and went to see Moonrise Kingdom, the latest film from Wes Anderson. Several stars are in this movie including Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Harvey Keitel, and and many more. Wes Anderson’s films are unique. Every scene is shot from an unexpected view point with attention to composition and arrangement of elements creating visual interest. I would like to watch this movie twice. Once to enjoy it visually and once to enjoy the quirky story. And the story is definitely quirky! It follows the island adventures of in-love runaways, Suzy a troubled young girl, played by Kara Hayward and Sam, an orphaned scout, played by Jared Gilman.
A. It is usually too noisy in my house to follow and I don’t like subtitles.
B. Even though we have a gazillion channels there is usually nothing on.
C. By the time I peel myself away from the computer, I am too tired.
D. I spend all my spare time at the mall shopping the sales.
E. All of the above, except D
I recently watched 3 DVD’s about Darwin. Since posting about the stranded dolphins and how they make me think about evolution this winter and Darwin’s orchid this spring I have been wanting to learn a little bit more about Charles Darwin. The Origin Of Species is on my slightly longish to-read list so I thought in the meantime I would take out some DVD’s. I did and I came away even more amazed by this revolutionary observer and thinker and the science he started that continues today enhanced by the study of genetics!
drawn in PowerPoint; paper texture and embossing added in Gimp
I wouldn’t exactly say my marriage is in a rut but I have my interests (can you guess?) and Mr. Doodles and Jots has his music and then pile on kids and jobs and what is left for each other? Neither one of us is exceptionally needy and our marriage is fine but you could definitely say we have been in need of an easy way to connect.
The The Doodles and Jots gang, minus me, went to see Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and couldn’t stop talking about it. They kids LOVED it so must they wanted to buy the DVD. Dad, on the other hand had mixed reviews. He had a hard time getting past the logic gaps in the story line. He also found it to be a tad suggestive, a bit cheesy, and contained one of our pet peeves: attitudey teens.