An entire shoebox full of grandma’s jewelry—just beautiful!
Chateau Malakoff Jeanmaire and cake in celebration of my mother’s 62nd birthday
Re-watching Wall-E and the many wonderful robot sounds
Borrowing Maisie dog to snuggle all night
Finding another Tom Corbett book and a bonus Tom Swift and His Rocket Ship
Successfully “thoughtful gifts” and the excitement on everyone’s face
I finally have a little camera to call my own, courtesy of Mom & Dad
Succumbing to Gossip Girl and watching ten episodes
Some time to keep stitching with ten letters left to go
A new Anthropologie dress and two new blouses
An excuse to eat tons of sugar cookies
Jonathan spoiled me with a road bike, When We Left Earth and a space themed stocking.
The entire Christmas day in the ER with my horribly sick mother
Sharing my parent’s tiny cottage with 2 unexpected family visitors
4 nights on the air mattress
Missing out on seeing friends (I will have to make a separate trip from now on)
Where was the snow?
Too much stress and frustration this year
“2001’s greatest scene? a tough one of course, but for me, well it’s Bowman’s psych out trip - “My god it’s full of stars” - chillingly punctuated with brief flash’s of the terrified astronaut, 500 million miles alone and utterly helpless, a rabbit caught in the headlights of oblivion. Suffice to say, 2001 is as supremely powerful and otherworldly today as it was upon release in 1968…”—Sci-Fi-O-Rama » 2001: A Space Odyssey (1)
“We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of preeminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new, terrifying theater of war.”—John F. Kennedy on September 12, 1962
Still riding my bike in the cold only more bundled up
Sipping spiced apple cider and hot chocolate
Christmas with The Beach Boys at work
Our little potted evergreen on the counter top
Sitting by the fireplace in the evenings at my parent’s house
The sadness of Edward and Annie the cat’s absence this year
Christmas cards (sending and receiving—though this year we missed the boat)
The possibility of snowfall when I return to Maryland
Seeing decorations around town even though it will never snow here
The anticipation of seeing family, but missing Jonathan
Fun filled nights with friends still in town
“Too many women allow their clothing to wear them. Fashion should only complement the woman. The greatest compliment a woman can receive is, ‘How nice you look,’ not, ‘What a terrific hat.”— Bill Thomas, Costume Designer
Do yourself a favor and go to this link and download the video. It’s a 20 minute documentary and break down of Mario Bava’s film adaptation of Danger: Diabolik. Comic book artist Steve Bissette talks about the selection of shots and how Bava’s understanding of comics surpasses the adaptation of Barbarella.