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- I am taking memberships from now until September 26th - 12pm PST.
The Club will run the calendar year form January 1st until December 31st.
The second dogs eye looks weird without the stitch in it!!
The movies last night where a Netflix pick and an TCM pick - The Netflix selection was "Pygmalion" - 1938 with Leslie Howard (the year before he was Ashley Wilkes in GWTW) and Wendy Hiller - what a gorgeous picture and so well done!! This was the filmed version of George Bernard Shaw's play and the basis for the musical "My Fair Lady" - 1964. While watching the film it was hard not to be expecting the songs to pop up at the appropriate spot!! This B&W film has more social commentary than the musical but then again that was what the play was about - I would highly recommend this movie as both Hiller and Howard are top notch. This was only the second film for Hiller but she completely masters her character and you totally believe the caterpillar to butterfly evolution.
"Pygmalion" was followed by "Night of the Iguana" - 1964 - a film I always enjoy!! Yesterday was Ava Gardner Day on TCM - and this was the mid evening showing. With Richard Burton, Ava Gardner and Deborah Kerr - these three give stellar performances!! In fact for both Gardner and Kerr this is a true
Now to the answers for the comments -
Tiddy-Kitty is the kitty cat the lives at work and takes care of the mice as they infiltrate this building - I am not too sure that she really cares about the mice as that may be more trouble than she wants to put into anything... usually she is just sitting around or lounging around waiting for some scratching and pats from everyone. She seems to live on my desk during the day as I usually have and electric fire going underneath to take the chill off - this makes the desk a pretty warm spot that I am sure she thinks is just for her.
A Pig Picken cake is a cake that Dale makes that I always see at BBQ's or have seen in the past - not out here in the wild west but back in NC - it is basically a yellow cake that has pineapple added to the mix. The finished cake is iced in whipped cream that has more pineapple tid-bits added - I have had it where coconut is also put in but since Dale does not like that he never adds it to either the cake part or the icing. I really like it and may be wrong about what is in it - I will find out tomorrow and report back if I got it wrong - which would not surprise me in the least.
I had an annual check up at the Dr's yesterday - how great is Dr. Knox by the way - can I get a woo woo!!! - But, everything is fine and I even lost some poundage!!! Will miracles never cease!!
I have rattled on enough today - have a great weekend!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!
Thank you all again for the nice comments I know that I am surrounded with wonderful people!!!
Lets answer a question or two or commenting on the comments - I only blog during the week because I avoid like the plague any type of computer on the weekend - I mean - I touch not - see not and hear not - these rulers or our lives!! Since I sit in front of one during the week I need the break and my weekends are pretty boring ...... The only reason I can think of for me to even contemplate touching a computer on the weekend would be to check an auction on eBay - but usually I will either just bid it out on Friday or leave an esnipe. My weekday starts off like the following scenario......I usually get in to work around 6 or so in the morning and the first thing I do is check my email accounts, download any snaps for the blog - then write my blog - then re-read for any glaring errors (and I miss a ton even reading through a couple of times and running a spell-check) then post - that takes about 45 mins to an hour because I am usually fighting off the kitty. She is very demanding of attention.
Hi Shelleen - thanks for stopping by!! - That's alright about not liking the movies I like - most folks don't.... I would think the reason is that I am usually all over the place with the types of movies I look at - I know I don't care for most westerns and most Film Noir - there are exceptions but if you watch here those types of films are not often mentioned. I think the reason I started to talk about film is that nobody else really was and the films that are available to us now are really great - I figure here at the blog I am usually babbling about stuff I like as do we all on our blogs, so why not film ----- That is one of the really great things about these blogs if you think about it - me sitting here in San Francisco living my little life - without the blog would I have ever met so many nice people from across the world???? I don't think so. These blogs and the posting and commenting and exchanges and boards we all read and interact on....they let us get to know so many great people and I really think we get to know each other as more than just disjointed words AND we all see that even though we live all over the place and come from different backgrounds and have different problems and family situations we are much more similar than different!!!
Last night we went over to Dales for a real BBQ dinner – He has just gotten back for Eastern North Carolina and brought back some great chop BBQ and corn sticks from both his sister's in-laws restaurant in Hookerton and some extra from Parkers BBQ for my freezer – I really prefer this over any other BBQ!!! I made some fried chicken to add to the dinner and we finished off the meal with a “Pig-Picken” cake.
No stitchy snaps as I am still working away at my exchanges. Has anyone else ever made an exchange and really wanted to keep it for themselves!!! I am really liking something right now and having trouble not making something else to send!! :)
Carol – now that is something to think about with that RR I have tucked away from the light of day – now what would I call the situation – a “HOSTAGE”!!!!
I will leave you with a great quote from a really funny movie –
“Shoot her in the head Wardel!!”
Thanks for stopping by!!!
The comments yesterday really bolstered my resolve - that there are WAY more great people out there than not so great!!!!!! Just working the SBBC this year I have learned SO much it is amazing! The generosity and warm feeling that a majority of Stitchers have and show to each other is beyond comprehension - and you ALL know who you are!!!! It is that small minority of small and withered persons who for some reason or another spoil these fun and giving groups. Before I had a blog - and yes there was a time that I did not have one - I was a total lurker for months and months - and that was alright - as I felt that I needed to learn about this new thing of Blogs and Exchanges and RR's- but, once I started this blog and felt more comfortable with everything I started to join in - and it does make the whole cyber world more personal and fun - and you meet so MANY very NICE people - with similar interests. So here I am - in all these wonderful exchanges that I love doing and putting together and moderating the SBBC and now I am moderating an exchange on the SBEBB (which is new to me so I am a bit nervous about that one) and if you have read my ramblings for any length of time you know where I am coming from and what I am like - because "what you sees is what you gets!!!" I am just like these run-on sentences and disjointed bits - and the tangents and the wacky weird snaps.... there ya go - more incoherency...... (my sister who read this stuff will tell me all the time -"you write that blog like you speak and think!!") Now was that a complement or just what was that!!!
I did want to bring up about the SBBC for 2009 - I am going to open that sucker up next Friday August 29th - and hold it open for joining until September 26th. There is a limit that BLOG world puts on these for authoring (posting) and that limit is 100 members - this year there were 53 members so there was plenty of room, but you never know about next year. If you are unsure of what is expected have no fear as in the next day or so I will re-post at the top of the SBBC blog the outline of rules and things. They are there but at the very bottom and I am going to refine them a bit so they are a more clear and without any misunderstandings.
That's about all for today - I have been working on exchanges exclusively for the last few days so I have no stitchy snaps.
Let me say once again how much you all mean to me and what a great time I do have here and with the RR's and exchanges!!!
Thank you new readers (I know there are lurkers out there!! :)) and those that stop by to read my blog regularly, I really appreciate it!!!
I also received from Carol S the next piece in the Witching for Stitching RR.
I am really getting RR back up at my cross stitch basket!!!
Thank you all for the nice things about my cactus - I bought that sucker at Target about 5 years ago and it has gone gangbusters - as I have had to split it on at two occasions it is in 4 different pots and all of them need to be cut up again to give them room - I really love the Christmas Cactus as it reminds me of my Granny - she had a gorgeous one that was a very pale pink almost white and it was gigantic - I have no idea what ever happened to it. Mine is a pink as I have never seen another white /pale pink one out there. If anyone would like a piece just let me know and I will send it along - The way I neglect these cacti a little travel in the mail couldn't hurt it!! When I say neglect I mean it goes on forever with no attention - and now is completely root bound - hey, you know... that may be what helps it to bloom so much being root bound.....
(Can you tell I think and type at the same time?) :)
Cheryl - I will just send your RR along to Rowyn when I get it done.
Well - enough bitching and such - there were two movies last night
-but not all that great so I'll skip it for today.
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