Sunday, September 26, 2010

Goodbye Lo-Ween

Hello HalLO-Ween.   I am doing my own personal happy dance albeit invisible and internal.  I hope to finish the stitching today but am realistic that that may not happen.  Drat the darn laundry, yardwork and grocery shopping that interferes with my stitching.  What is up with that????   If not today, then surely early this week as I will devote my lunch hours to stitching.  Just the cat, some bats, a spider and the rest of the border.  As long as I can remember, I hate doing borders.  Argh!  Thankfully I was smart and worked the border as I progressed through the design otherwise I might contemplate no border.   I know the border sets off the design but it is the tedious repetition of a border that I find so BORING!  I am excited about wrapping the stitching up because I know how I want to finish this piece and can't wait for that part. 

Dinner and a movie with a good best friend last night.  We ate at Applebee's and had their new menu items - provolone stuffed meatballs and chicken florentine.   Each of us brought home take away boxes.   We saw Eat Pray Love and Julie Roberts is just plain awesome.  I enjoyed the movie however I expected more beautiful cinematography.  I mean it was set in Florence, Italy, India and Bali and the viewer didn't really see breath taking scenery.  There was beautiful water in a swimming scene.   (Stop reading now if you haven't seen the movie!!)  I did take away one important observation, Liz, (Julie Roberts) made a decision on what a Bali wise man told her when while on an assignment she visited him.   After she returns to NYC, divorces her husband, has an affair with a much younger actor she embarks on a year long journey around the world,  she finds out that the line the wise man gave her when he read her life's path was the same line he gives everyone.   It got me thinking how many of us make decisions based on advice from wise men (or women), based on authorities, based on so called experts?    It is not a one size fits all, it is what works best for you and your situation.  All in all, a nice evening out.  .......but when did the price of a movie ticket jump to $10.50 per person!   I haven't read the book yet but believe I have a sample downloaded to my Kindle.  After the Stieg Larson books, I may read E-P-L.

7 comments:

Barbi said...

I loved that movie! And you're right, I thought that it would be more beautiful to look at. I thought when she realized that the wise man was saying the same thing to another person, that she would be devastated.

Jodie said...

Eat Pray Love is my absolute, all-time favourite book! Have you read it? I loved the movie too, but the book was hands-down amazing, and a little bit different from the movie too, as is always the case because a movie can only be so long, right? Anyways, I just wanted to chime in and agree that it's a GREAT movie! I highly reccommend the book too :-)

Susan said...

Halloween is looking great! You'll be showing us your finish by the end of the week.

I've had E-P-L on my nightstand/bookshelf for over a year and I'm only just past the Italy section. I know my opinion is the opposite of just about everyone else who has read this, but I find Liz to be whiny and highly self-indulgent. On the other hand, I'm over two thirds of the way through listening to the second Steig Larson book and can't wait to get to the third.

Sherry said...

Haven't seen the movie yet, but I want to - I couldn't get into the book...tried a couple times and just couldn't.

Who is HallO-ween done by? It is really adorable. And you're almost there - without the border, it wouldn't have been as much so.

Lesley said...

Hi there, I absolutely love your Halloween banner at the top of your blog. Is it copyright? I would love to use a version of it on a crazy quilting block, that I am sending from the UK to a swap partner in the US. I quite understand if this isn't possible.
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Mel said...

Halloween is so cute! :)

Kimmie said...

I love, love, loved the book!!!!! She DID seem really self-centered but I think she learned sooooo much from the people she met along the way. I think I learned a lot from the people she met along the way. :0)