Thursday, July 29, 2010

And BAM its in!

Last night I was on the phone with my mom and my daughter must have over heard our conversation about a wild cat that was terrorizing her dog and cat. Because in the car today she is telling me this story and like the wonderful mom I am, I was half listening, okay, look she is 6 with the utmost imagination of her age.  So sometimes I kinda tune her out.  But then as I was tuning her out, I realized I was beginning to miss a memorable story. So when I heard this line I was all ears to her:

So you take a cage and a tennis racket, (oh this was going to be good, I mean she has my blood and my husbands, and if you know me personally you are probably laughing at just this) and you need a band, not a hair band but what are those bands called Mommy?  A rubber band I reply thinking this is getting good.  Yeah a rubber band and you attach it to both the cage and the tennis racket, Auntie has a tennis racket we can go get it from her!  Okay I reply with all seriousness.  Then we need something dead.  DEAD!?  I ask.  Yeah not an animal they don't like those, but a fish will do, yeah a dead fish, cats love those, says this squeeky little voice.   So we will put the dead fish in the cage and when the cat goes in, BAM its in!  The tennis racket hits it on the butt just to make sure it's in!  Now you text Nana and you tell her what I said okay Mommy?  Okay baby I reply uncontrollable laughing that this little person is so creative and so amusing all at the same time. 

Thursday, July 1, 2010

It only took me 8 years to find it but I am glad I did.

I watched an amazing movie today that I wanted to share here.

It is called Possession made in 2002.

It stars Gweneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam and Jennifer Ehle

Roland Michell is an American scholar in London there  to study the great Randolph Henry Ash. Ash is known for the poems he dedicated to his wife, and is the subject of a major exhibition. Maud Bailey is a brilliant, by-the-book academic, researching the life and work of the lesser-known Victorian poet Christabel LaMotte. As the history books tell it, La Motte met Ash briefly at a dinner, and they never encountered each other again. When Maud and Roland discover love letters that appear to link the two poets as secret lovers, they follow a trail of clues across England.

You know those kind of movies where you feel as if you are part of it.  I was in awe of a movie that was so well done.  I highly recommend this and/or the book to anyone that may come across it.