Monthly Archives: May 2010

Movie review: MacGruber

Oh people…I lost almost two hours of my life last night. I could have been rewriting the first chapter of my novel (again), reading The Help, or cleaning my bathrooms. Fortunately, the tickets were comped. Unfortunately, I needed to eat … Continue reading

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Movie review: Robin Hood

I saw this a week ago but I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. It was what I expected — really good action and fighting scenes and lots of sweaty, dirty, smoky medieval skin and clothing. It was like … Continue reading

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Bragging about my garden

It’s spring in California and my garden is looking mighty fine. Here’s the front arbor awash in a red rose whose name I can’t remember. I have a soft spot for periwinkle blue flowers. The smaller one is called Heaven … Continue reading

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Decorating on the cheap.

Big Guns is a typical aesthetically challenged boy, i.e. a big TV and comfy sofa is pretty much all he needs. But he’s also human and can appreciate a nicely decorated space; he just doesn’t know how to get there … Continue reading

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Spring roses.

This arrangement was a result of a me doing some pruning in the yard. This is a climbing rose called Iceberg from Weeks and it’s perfect for purple thumbs. I don’t think a person could kill it if she tried. … Continue reading

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How to gussy up a pair of Ikea curtains.

Take a pair of $14.99 plain curtains from Ikea like these: A couple of rolls of ribbon from Joanne’s and package of iron-on fabric adhesive and voila: You know, I actually used to be a fairly competent photographer. Apparently that’s … Continue reading

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DVD review: An Education

The critics loved this movie. It’s about Jenny (Carey Mulligan), a smart, pretty girl in 1960s London who is working hard in school to please her father and get into Oxford and whose plans get derailed when she is seduced … Continue reading

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