Bon Appetit

Oct. 9th, 2011 08:09 pm
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Last night I watched the movie Julie and Julia.  It made me go and pull out my old copies of Mastering the Art of French Cooking and try a recipe.  Here it is--Thon A La Provencale (sorry about the lack of accents; I am too lazy to try to make them work).  Aka, Tuna Steaks With Wine, Tomatoes, and Herbs.

Voila! )
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...loves wrapping paper.

I went to see the movie Slumdog Millionaire without knowing much about it.  I'm so glad I went!  Wonderful! 

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This week I read The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick.  I'd heard good things about it but had put off reading it, for no good reason, really.  Well, all I can  say is that you should get to the library very, very soon to find this book.  I began reading it at work during my lunch breaks (ha!  lunch breaks!  What a novel concept!  Don't work in a school library if you actually expect these!).  I found myself glaring at people who interrupted me, thinking, "Leave me alone.  I have to find out what happens to Hugo."

Look for this to win awards this year. 

Pirates III

Sep. 2nd, 2007 08:43 pm
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Appalachian State beat Michigan!  Wow. 

August is going in the record books as the hottest month on record here since at least 1944.  It was over 90 (32 C) degrees all but one day this month, and it got over 100 (38 C) six times.  We had .91 inches of rain.  Jeez.

I finally saw Pirate of the Caribbean 3.  Did anyone else think it was terrible?  I kept wondering, "What is going on??"    There were two people sitting near me in the cinema with 1-year-olds who let them run up and down the aisle and chatter.   And lots of kids who were 4 or 5.  What is wrong with these people?  

After I got home I felt really sick.  I decided I was seasick.  All that swirling around, swingin on ropes, riding the waves for two and a half hours.  I'm serious; I think that's what it was.

I had had it by the end of the movie and was close to being first out of the theater.  Silly me, I had no idea there is a scene, after the credits, of Will and Elizabeth 10 years later.   The scene makes no sense until you read about it online.  I watched it on YouTube and came up with my own dialogue...

I've started Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer and it's gripping so far. 



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