Thursday, February 12, 2009
On Barbecue Oh, now, Miss Scarlet, you come on in and be good and eat just a little... "No! I'm going to have a good time today and do my eating at the barbecue." If you don't care what folks says about this family, I does! I has tole you and tole you that you can always tell a lady by the way she eats in front of folks like a bird. And I ain't aimin' for you to go to Mr. John Wilkes' and eat like a feel hand and gobble like a hawk. "Fiddle dee dee! Ashley Wilkes told me he likes to see a girl with a healthy appetite." What a gempleman says and what they thinks is two different things. And I ain' noticed for Mr. Ashley asking for to marry ya. Frown! Thrash! CHOMP! Now don' eat too fast! Ain't no need for havin' it come right back up again. Why does a girl have to be so silly to catch a husband? (Said between mouthfuls) Definitely Denise!!
NEW LONDON WINTER FILM FESTIVAL February 11 thru 19 Garde Arts Center 325 State Street New London, CT http://www.gardearts.org Sponsored by: A Touch of Crey Sabilia & DeSantis Blu Prints Unltd, Inc. Minuteman Press - New London CT Commission on Culture & Tourism (Yes, culture is very much alive in CT!! But Tourism??) Quickie Review: THE DUCHESS appeared on Wed., Feb. 11 at 7:30 PM Starring Keira Knightly (Pirates of the Carribbean: Black Pearl) in the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire "I've got to see this movie. I've got to see it; I've got to see it!" "I'll pay for your movie ticket and gas money. But you've got to pay for your own food." "Are we going? We're going, aren't we? If we don't go, I'm going to be mad." "We're going, aren't we?" The Duchess, The Duchess, I've got to see it. I don't know why, but I've just got to see it. The Duchess, The Duchess... If I leave my car at home on most days of the week and make my lunch, walk to Ocean Beach when it's nice, and take the bus back home -- I'll have money to go see this movie. "Self control," she always said. I saw the movie! I saw the movie last night! Now I know WHY I had to see this movie. NOW, I know why I had to see this movie. I know the reason why I had to see this movie. But I'm not going to tell YOU.
Monday, February 9, 2009
"Has the War started?" "Sir, you should have made your presence known." In the middle of that beautiful love scene? That wouldn't have been very tactful, would it? But don't worry. Your secret is safe with me. "Sir, you are no gentleman!" And you, Miss, are no Lady. "Oh.." Don't think I hold that against you. Ladies have never held any charm for me. "First you take low common advantage of me. Then you insult me." I meant it as a compliment. And I hope to see more of you when you're free of the spell of the elegant Mr. Wilkes. He doesn't strike me as half good enough for a girl of your -- what was it? Your 'passion for living?' "How dare you! You aren't fit to wipe his boots!" Ha, ha, ha! And you were going to hate him for the rest of your life! SLAM! Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!! Happy Valentine's Day, All! More to come!! Love, Denise
Dewey Readmore Books Spencer, Iowa January 18, 1988 - December 2006 (approximate) "Long over due," I have finally finished reading "Dewey: The Small Town Library Cat Who Saved the World," by Vicki Myron with Brett Witter. I read two reviews of this book, one in Women's World magazine and another in one of the local newspapers, before temporarily "adopting" it. Do ya think it will carry some weight that I have "Friends with Money" who are responsible for the $100K donations each, received by 13 local libraries, including the one where I checked out this book (due Dec. 18!) Hmmm...Nah, guess I'll just pay the $3.00 overdue fine. Quotes to Follow: "As soon as I was made director in 1987, I started pressing for money to remodel the library....The City Council made all the decisions. So that's where I went, again and again and again.....a classic good ole boy network....power brokers who met at Sister's Cafe...." "Money for the library? What's that going to do? We need jobs, not books." "It's a vital community center. We have job placement resources, meeting rooms, computers." "Then a funny thing happened. Dewey started to make my argument for me...by 1988, there was a noticeable change at the Spencer Public Library. Our visitor numbers were up. People were staying longer. They were leaving happy and that happiness was being carried over to their homes, their schools and their places of employment." "I was down at the library." "Was Dewey there?" "Of course." "Did he sit in your lap? He always sits on my daughter's lap." "Actually, I was reaching for a book on a high shelf...I grabbed a handful of Dewey...dropped a book on my toe." "What did Dewey do?" "He laughed." "Really?" "No, but I sure did." "Vicki," the City Council said. "Maybe the library does make a difference....There's a financial crunch right now....But if you have the funds, you have our support." "We weren't willing to sell our way of life for two hundred of the worst jobs in the country..Maybe, as some suggested, we were turning our backs on economic progress to preserve the kind of town -- a town based on local merchants, farmers, and small manufacturers that can no longer survive in modern America." Final thoughts upon reading "Dewey:" "Find your place. Be happy with what you have. Treat everyone well. Live a good life. It isn't about material things; it's about Love. And you can never anticipate love." Read it! Try to bring it back when it's due. Other people are waiting for it. Sincerely, Denise Readsmore Books!