Captain’s Log 5,670
It was quite a weekend. Let’s just leave it at that. Full of ups and downs. Sometimes this thing called life throws you a curve ball. You have to deal or you simply cannot cope.
The scripts are finished, printed, bound, and delivered. As predicted, the person we thought would pose problems has already started. Sally nipped it in the bud. Hopefully, the process we set up for “discussion” will dissuade him from further suggestions to “improve” the show. We haven’t even read through the script once and he’s already doing this. GAAAAAAAA!
Big Sister Mia and I went to see The Butler. Loved it even though all the critics say it isn’t the real story. Poop on them. It was worth the price of admission to see Jane Fonda play Nancy Reagan. Truly. Forest Whittaker is amazing. So is Oprah. Mariah Carey as a sharecropper is a bit hard to believe, but she only has about 5 seconds of screen time, so it was okay. The story is used as a vehicle to teach about the Civil Rights movement in this country. Nothing wrong with that. The butler started working for Harry Truman and didn’t leave his job until the Reagan administration. That is a lot of presidents!
The movie devoted a lot of time to the Freedom Riders. It’s hard to imagine the disgraced (and now former) mayor of San Diego as part of that movement. But he was. Even served two months in the Mississippi penitentiary. So I guess if he goes to jail for his sexual harassment of women, it won’t be a new experience for him. Sorry for the sniping on this one, but it still puzzles me how someone so devoted to doing the right thing could end up like Filner. I guess power corrupts. Even the nicest and brightest.
There was some sort of weird display in the movie lobby. I talked Mia into posing. As much as she likes to do that. LOL!
She is actually smiling as opposed to showing her usual grimace.
My sister has the best hair on the planet. She always has. She was always the child who was cooed over and fussed over because of her pretty hair. She was smart and cute too. There are books and books of pictures of my sister doing everything. Oh look, Mia is breathing! Oh look, Mia is sitting on the steps! That kind of thing. Once the next child comes along, I think parents burn the camera or throw it down a well. I can only imagine what the youngest child of the Duggers will feel like. The kid could go live with the neighbors and nobody would know. But it’s the way it is. For those of us who follow the first-born, we have come to accept our fate. We try harder. And when we become adults, we realize that everyone has done their best…..even us. And it is all good. I love my sister. And I love to tease her.
Busy week ahead. A blogger from Tennessee is in town and we are going to try to spend some time. Maybe this evening if it all works out. Really looking forward to a 3-day weekend. Typical of me. I look forward to holidays. The more, the better!