Sunday, December 25, 2011


This and that on Christmas Sunday Night:

Rich and I went to mass today and I was surprised by how few people were there.  Of course this is Florida and most Snowbirds go home for the holiday, then head straight back here sometime around 12:01 a.m. tomorrow morning.  The service was very nice, too long, and he didn't voice the usual irritating complaint about people who go to church only twice a year. 

My favorite priest officiated, have no idea what his name is though, since we go to church only twice a...never mind.  The kids were the best show at mass.  The little girls had their bright red dresses on and the little boys wore plaid shirts and long pants.  We all wore our ugly Christmas sweaters and tried to pretend we were up north for one hour.

Of course that passed the moment you went out into the 80 degree weather.  But the children were cute and now we are off to a friends house for dinner.  Darcy the wonder dog had bacon and eggs for breakfast.  All is well with the world.

Differences between men and women

Of all the thousands of differences that distinguish us from our better halves one of the most startling, to me anyway, is The Three Stooges.  OMG.  Why oh why do men find them to be so incredibly funny?  Richie was laughing his head off the other day and I walk in to see Curly yuk yuking and poking his fingers in his brothers eye.  Oscar Wilde must be so pleased.  Were they even brothers - the Three Stooges I mean.

Another difference I noted yesterday as we watched "Jane Eyre" for the first time on "On Demand" (Just discovered that wonder.  Bridesmaids is next) - during which Richie drifted off to sleep at least twice.  Men's heads are twice the size of women's - did you ever notice that?  It's true. 

The first time I noticed was at the end of Pride and Prejudice.  My God in Heaven Donald Sutherland's head is huge!  Kiera Knightly almost disappears into his nostrils.  Yesterday I saw the same contrast between Michael Fassbender and Mia what's her name who played Jane.  That was a good movie but kind of dull.  I still prefer Jane Austen to the Bronte's.  Go team Austen.

Worst movie I saw this year - THE THREE MUSKETEERS

Best move I saw this year - THE GUARD

Finally, I would like to give my poor brother his wish - Alastair Sims in THE CHRISTMAS CAROL.  He was complaining he couldn't find it anywhere, so here.  Enjoy.

1 comment:

Jonia's cut said...

Happy New Year :)
Wishing you a year of health,
wealth, happiness, luck, warmth...
And loads of love of your dear ones!
Hope the New Year
showers you with...
All that is beautiful!
Happy New Year!