July 10, 2012

Movie Night

Image from “the Bonus Round.

Himself:  He worked his fingers to the bone despite a crashed server then off he went to a meeting.

Herself:  Was very slow all day yesterday.  Like a slug, actually.  Got menus done, shopping done, wrote a first draft of a piece for the poetry group, started a new book, and slowly woke up.  Perhaps I need a tiny bit of real coffee in my decaf to get going.

Reading:  The fifth Bill Crider.  He’s one of those writers that give you a comfortable read despite murder and mayhem scattered all over the landscape.

Balance:  A not at all bad at all dinner from the Cooking Light Low Fat Cookbook.  Sometimes my cooking leaves a lot to be desired.

For the second year in a row, movie night has been a hit.  These days I keep an eye out for films we haven’t seen.  Whipping through TarJay the other day, I found a copy of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slumdog_Millionaire >“Slumdog Millionaire” on the five dollar table.  This left me wondering how many other best picture and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Award_for_Best_Picture>Oscar Winners we have missed seeing.

Quite a few, I discover from the Wikipedia list of Academy award winners.  And after watching that charming video of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Hayworth>Rita Hayworth yesterday, I became aware of all the musicals I’ve missed also.  Something will have to be done about that.

Movie night began as a replacement for the NCIS duo that goes on hiatus every summer.  Since both G and I love our NCIS’s and there’s nothing that appeals to us that night on the box, G thought of movies. 

We have been working our way through our own collection, through some truly garbage sci-fi G finds here and there, and some of the blander stuff I like.   Now that I’m awake to the broader venue, not coming from a movie going family, I think I will be picking some of the older films when it’s my turn.


  1. Tuesday nights at 9 on TNT: "Rizzoli and Isles." Based on characters from the Tess Gerritsen novels, but an entirely different storylie.

    (Dr. Isles is played by Sasha Alexander, who played Kate on NCIS.)

  2. Oh my gosh! I went to the movies every Friday night and every Sunday afternoon when I was a kid! I always saw the same film twice in the same week. Actually, I think my mother wanted me out of the house.

  3. Recipe for Mom's potato salad:

    6 small red potatos

    6 eggs

    1 whole sweet onion, preferably Vidalia

    2-3 stalks of celery

    paprika 1/2 - 1 tablespoon

    couple of squirts of ball park mustard (yellow)

    couple of heaping tablespoons of canola-based lo-fat mayonnaise (I use Hellman)

    Garlic salt to taste

    Boil the potatoes and eggs and refrigerate over night.

    Next day, dice potatoes, onions and celery and mix together.

    Add salt, paprika

    Add mayo and mustard to moisten


    I vary the amount of mustard and mayo and use what I have on hand, but the plain yellow French's is the best.

    I also leave the skins on the potatoes.

    This potato salad gets better in the fridge over time, if it lasts that long. We had it with your corn recipe (a la microwave) and tomatoes. Very good.

  4. I've just finished the first series of Downton Abbey....loved it. It took me a few minutes to get used to the British dialect but it was worth it.

  5. We love the old movies, musicals especially. Husband loves the WWII ones that I do not. So we try to compromise as much as possible. Husband is always looking at the $5 table as well, and sometimes comes up with a find.

  6. It's so hard to find great science fiction movies. My husband is a science fiction fan. Slumdog was really a great movie although there are squeamish parts in it.

  7. You should google "London River", a British movie set in 2007 just after the bombing in London. A mother searches for her daughter along with a man, African, searching for his son. A really well acted movie. May not be your forte, that's why I recommend googling.


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Here are a few of the delightful Steampunk folks enjoying the alternative world the museum offered this night.   So glad I could go.  ...