look what i got…

i'm in love...

i’m in love…

this is what happens when i am left unattended at a trade show…hooterville had their annual ‘sports and leisure’ show over the weekend…through a series of phone pics and frenzied texts to hubbkf this little girl, who is a cocker spaniel/lab mix, came home with me…we have still to name her…our naming process goes like this:

me:  how about (names of 9,000 names)?

hubbkf: no

me:  why don’t you think of any?

hubbkf:  why rush into things?

well, this morning i decided we DO need to get this little bitty a name…she has prodigious output and i would like to be able to use a name when i am yelling at her not to pee and/or poop on the floor…

so, my contenders are aibhlinn (ave-leen) which means ‘wished for’ or ‘longed for child’ (sad, i know…but i am never going to get grandkids), maeve which means ‘great joy’ or ‘she who brings intoxication’ or maddin which means ‘little dog.’   jaxsie is also in the running because her butt has some pretty interesting markings…she kinda looks like she’s wearing short pants…

anyhoo…glad you got to meet the newest member of the fambly…

recently watched movies: a review…

beasts of the southern wild: little what’s her name is totally adorable! a nice whimsical movie,  nevertheless, i had a hard time deciphering the dialogue and then had to google the meaning of it

les miserables:   i think we all know the answer to this one…

hugo:  lovely and enchanting

the adventures of tintin:  amazing technique; charming flick

tim roth’s the war zone:  gah!  watch only if you want to feel violated and sick for the next two days

the land of blood and honey:  the only thing related to angelina jolie that i have ever enjoyed…watch only if you want to be haunted by ethnic-religious-political questions for the next two days

sister, my sister:  a blast from my past since i directed a one-act play based on the incident…watch only if lesbian incest doesn’t disturb your sensibilities and you are willing to infer a LOT from this slow mover…

bertrand bernello’s house of pleasure:  freaking gorgeous period  piece with an interesting soundtrack

bubble:  quirky and deliciously well-acted…no artifice, lots of passivity…an amazing project

speaking of soderbergh…magic mike:  meh…actually disappointed in this one

pitch perfect:  i am not at all ac-ashamed to love this movie…also, bologna barb is a funneh nickname…yes, i’m a 12 year old boy

planes, trains and automobiles:  i will watch this movie over and over just to hear, ‘those aren’t pillows!’…also, too john candy

albert nobbs:  if janet mcteer could only have convinced glenn close to stay with her…sigh…i would have because she is totes amazing…

mr. universe:  not a movie, but omfg, i don’t know if i could love jim gaffigan any more…tears from the laffter…

this represents just a fraction of the films i’ve watched recently thanx to teh nefflix…there have been many more (one night hubbkf and i watched only badly made movies from the 40s involving nazis, spies and atom bombs) that are easily disremembered in their silliness and/or hideous production values–‘i can see you’ film makers yes, i’m talking about you…and in between there have been entire series consumed…some more than once (!)…perhaps i will compile a list of them with more of my concise, yet thought provoking, critiques…