Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Friday, 26 July 2013
Thursday, 25 July 2013
Tuesday, 23 July 2013
Cesar et al. at another great barbecue at the Paramount, wonderful tapas dinner in the Highlands chez friends, the drawer-full of herbs donated by said friends from their herb garden, and Giuseppe, for cooking for me all day Sunday.
You are all marvelous people and you can consider keeping me fed for 2 days straight your good deed for the week.
Monday, 22 July 2013
But this film was both these things, with portrayals bordering on perfection, in particular Jim Carrey. I can't find enough praise for his character portrayal, thoroughly believable.
There were moments of beauty in the script, the visuals and the character expressions.
There was sadness in the story and the aftermath. I came away with this feeling that they will simply relive the same love story over and over, doomed to repetition of failure, over and over, for life.
Saturday, 20 July 2013
Sunday, 14 July 2013
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Tuesday, 9 July 2013
"explains what every woman already knows", or
"breaks down explaining the poignant realisation of what women experience".
Judge for yourselves, but it seems to me he merely demonstrates a great narrow-mindedness (perhaps defeated by the Tootsie movie; one can but hope).
Also please note: I do not use the word sexism. Plenty of women are equally narrow minded and judge men in the same way as he says he has always judged women. Being the recipient of this attitude is not a male/female thing, it has occurred to everyone.
See the video here (no embed link, sorry).
Friday, 5 July 2013
A stroll up to see the Peachtree Road Race. I felt only partly embarrassed for feeling tired after standing there for almost two hours but good fun seeing friends run by. To note: people running by the police along the route, and giving them shout outs. Nice.
Following a few productive work hours, Giuseppe made me a wonderful spuma di patate and bought a bottle of Santa Cristina for lunch.
And the evening saw us at a house party (it was raining still) with not a single American. Well, not a whole one, I count as half and that was all the representation present. But good times it was. I dressed as a firework. Because that's how I roll.
Today marks 42 years of their marriage. They are either get along quite well or are incredibly lazy.
Tuesday, 2 July 2013
The site generously provides a link to a “diversity document,” recommending that Caucasians “wear a white wristband as a reminder about your privilege, as well as a personal commitment to explain why you wear the wristband.”
This, of course, is not meant to be an echo of the Third Reich. It’s doubtful if the ahistorical functionaries who run Wisconsin’s DPI have ever read the racial laws of Nazi Germany. They may never have heardof Nazi Germany, where a series of cloth badges singled out “guilty” Germans for their race or their beliefs—yellow Stars of David for Jews, red triangles for political dissidents, green for criminals, purple for Jehovah’s Witnesses, blue for emigrants, brown for Gypsies, black for lesbians and other “anti-socials,” and pink for gay men.