Marc: Mom, was the gift you got for my graduation something living? Me: Huh? (I am utterly confused by this question; hence, my eloquent response.) Marc: Well, I’m just hoping I won’t open the door and find a pony skeleton or something. (This is a Family Guy reference, for those of you who are utterly confused.) Me: A pony skeleton? No. More like a dinosaur one.I can’t even remember what year he started college. But I think it took him slightly less time than it took me to go through college. Slightly by maybe one semester. I suppose I could ask. I'd rather just enjoy the glowing pride I'm currently feeling.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
I found the note that my mother sent with the book after I had finished reading it and this is what she said: Satia-What’s your opinion? I hate metaphor—I just can’t wrap my mind around it. XXOO What do I think, Momma? I don’t hate metaphor but I confess that I can’t appreciate poetry that doesn’t offer me a reason for the metaphor.
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Monday, December 07, 2009
The Other Boleyn Girl is an insult to anyone’s intelligence.The novel at least tried to be historically accurate albeit the author leaned more on the gossip than the truth to make her novel more titillating. But the movie just tosses aside any attempt at historical precision, even going so far as to have Mary be the younger of the two sisters. The whole thing was ridiculous and not even particularly pretty. You want a quick and painless look at Henry VIII, watch this updated BBC version. For a more genuine look at his life and wives, watch The Six Wives of Henry VIII, an older version that actually gives Catherine of Aragorn her due and allows the viewer to see the depth of the love these two shared. If you want a pretty version that plays a little loose with history but is still more accurate than this crappy movie was, then watch Showtime’s The Tudors.