Let's talk about the pleasures and puzzles of the smaller mystery--mystery novels and other fiction--and the bigger one--life.
Be sure to. . .1.) compare today's photo with yesterday's to see that it's taken at the same bend in the stream. (Look for the log.)2. click it to enlargeAndi, this so looks as if it deserves a frame and a wall.
OMG! Wow. It's incredible. Andi, it's great!Nancy, are you rested up yet?
I dunno. Woke up about 2, thinking of going back to bed. So I'll tell you later. :)
People can look as close as they want but it's not the same bend in the creek (the other one is about 1/4 mile upstream). The similar-seeming logs are like those misdirecting clues that writers put in mystery novels. :)Hi and thanks kb.Hope you back happily sleeping, Nancy.Morning all.
Happy Sunday, everyone. Great mist-erious pic, andi! You do make purdy pictures.Met Parrotheads yesterday - nice friendly people. Drove along the coast, which was gorgeous. Discovered Flagler Beach, a small funky beach town where I wish I was living. Now back to work today. Hope you all have a fun day planned - and you get a nap, Nancy!
Morning, peeps. Love the ghostly mist!! Yesterday's writing was pretty much fail. I have a chapter that is kicking my behind. :(I think today I shall skip that chapter and move on and then go back and fix.Catch you all later!
Nancy--So this means you won't be inducted into your local chapter of the Indian Tracker Association.Hope you found some more ZZZZZ.Andi--You are so funny. Still a beautiful pic.Maria--Still Mean Writing Machine, but those race cars have lower gears too for the curves. You are smart to work around it rather than park the car and sulk. Beth--Green tint to my vision as you talk about gorgeous coast and funky beach towns. Will finish reading and marking hard copy of story today. I just can't do it all directly on the computer. Gotta see words on page so get the flow. Waves to KB and others coming. Bono--It's the Oscars tonight--Enjoy!!For those of you needing a blooming break from winter--Spring Has Sprung
Really? Not the same bend. Damn, you could have fooled me, and did.Lisa, so much pretty! Thank you. Okay if I post one out front some time? (Indian tracker. . .lol)"mist-erious". . .lol, Parrot Beth.Ack, Maria. Here's to a word-win Sunday.I just heard some nice news, but I can't tell anybody yet. I'm evil.
Use away Nancy. Seems like you had trouble posting a pic last time. If you need me to send attachment by email, just let me know.
Lisa, lovely daffodils. Lovely thought but just a thought; it snowed here this weekend.And Nancy, who woulda thunk it -- a mystery writer who withholds critical details from her readers. I'm shocked, shocked.
lol, andi. Hmm, Lisa I think you're right, and that sending it by email didn't do the trick, either. I'll try what you've put here and see what haps.
Anyone watching the Oscars here tonight? I'll try, but the wireless signal is sketchy in the living room. Not that I've seen any of the movies - or care what they're wearing. So why am I watching it? :-)Better than working, I guess!No daffodils here, Lisa - Florida is flowerless - at least the view from my window is. Thanks for sharing yours.
Yeah, Lisa, I'm having no luck. I am not fated to reproduce your photos, drats.
Lots of snow to melt still here before we see any flowers, so thinks Lisa ... much appreciated. :)
That's another nice photo, Andi. It's snowing on and off here in the Valley. Ugh.I hope that everyone had a good weekend.
Ohhhh, Lisa, thank you. Those pix are loverly and much needed right now. Like Andif, we've had snow here this weekend. Thanks for the reminder that it won't be white here always.Oscars! Yes! I'm cheering for Milk or The Reader for best pic, Sean, Kate and Heath for their categories. I know I'm in the minority by not picking Slumdog, but it didn't have the impact that the other 2 did for me. Beth, maybe we'll catch each other here during the telecast. Looking forward to hearing your good news, Nancy!
Are we live-blogging the Oscars?
I'm afraid that I'm not a huge fan of the Oscars (I know, heretic, right?).I've not seen any of the movies except for MILK and BATMAN. I suppose I'll hear about the results tomorrow.Worked on the book today - some progress, and also on day job stuff. Sigh.I think I'm going to spend the rest of the night reading.
I'm in and out, KB. The signal in the living room is weak (where the TV is), so I keep losing it. I'll check in as I can!
You guys are welcome to blog the Oscars! I haven't seen a single one of the movies, so I confess to zero interest. Sigh. And I can't be around anyway.Mi casa es su casa!
Bono--Very lush production this year for Oscars. Liked what they did for the Supporting Actress.Love Penelope Cruz. Too bad I haven't seen the movies.
I haven't seen any of them either, Lisa, though I want to. So far so good - it's amazing and overwhelming to see these folks at the top of their careers, and wonder how they found the strength to keep plugging away to get there.
I like Hugh Jackman and thoroughly enjoyed his opening tonight. Good for Penelope. I didn't have a favorite in that category, but she did do a nice job in that flick. I'm afraid I'll fall asleep before they get to the major categories. lol
I had no idea he could sing and dance! That was a lot of fun. It does seem to take all night, though, doesn't it?
I just realized that I've seen TWO films this year.... I was thinking that I hadn't seen any.
I hate the schtick like Ben Stiller. Makes no sense and takes so much TIME. Natalie should have kicked him to the curb and done it straight. I really like her. I KNOW I'll be asleep before it's done.
Yeah, there's a lot of time being wasted with stuff like that. Kind of takes away from the meaning of these awards...
I'd rather the winners have more time to speak - limit them to 45 seconds, yet let the other fluff in.
I didn't enjoy the Ben Stiller portrayal of Joaquin Phoenix on David Letterman either. I'm betting Heath wins the best supporting actor award but can't figure out who will accept for him. Any guesses?
I'll be happy to wield the hook.
I mostly hate Ben Stiller but, I enjoyed him in that museum movie.I think Joaquin Phoenix is wonderful. So if anyone is making fun of him, I hate them.
These aren't even songs from movies this year!!! Get on with the show!!!!!
Good question re Heath Ledger. I know there was a big debate about it. I'd hope his daughter, escorted by - I guess whoever they decide is legally responsible. Seems kind of silly...
This is why I like the Golden Globes. No production numbers.The first time Hubby met my parents was when he came over and we watched the Oscars together. Hubby is not really a movie guy so it must have been true love. Been married 32 years so guess so.
I like how they're doing the supporting actor/actress presentations - I read that the ratings were so bad last year, they decided to do something totally different this year.
lol, apparently the audience in the theater isn't enjoying parts of the show that much either. This is from the LA Times live blog of the Oscars - "Brian Grazer watched the romance film montage from the bar and muttered, 'No wonder they're all changing channels at home.'"Maybe Michelle Williams would accompany their daughter to receive the award? I'm thinking it will probably be the film's director?
32 years - you are SO lucky, Lisa!! Hope he had a fun weekend camping.I didn't know Diane Lane was married to Josh Brolin!
Why do great actors think wearing a knit hat to the Oscars is appropriate?I'm a goober and could do better than some of these guys. Good they have dressers and hair and makeup people.
I guess you get to a point where they have to let you wear whatever. Still...I'm glad Heaht Ledger won. I loved him in Brokeback Mountain. What a tragic loss.
I saw Man on Wire!! I hope it wins.
Josh Brolin is a hottie. Didn't know they were married either. If they spend this much time on the supporting categories, I wonder about the main ones. What a loss of a great talent--Heath Ledger.Destructive behavior/depressed temperaments of artists is sad. Beth--Hubby had good weekend but is glad to be snoring in the recliner in the living room.(Life is full of excitement after so many years together.)That's all for me folks.
Night, Lisa! You'll read the Cliff Notes in the morning.
Well, Heath deserved the award. I wouldn't have guessed his whole family would accept the award.Lisa, you are so lucky to have such a wonderful marriage. Congrats. Good night.I enjoyed Man on Wire also, KB. I think it will win.
Yeah, KB, it won!
I have a LOT of movies to watch!
Yay! A woman won!
bono, did you read the book, "To Reach the Clouds"? He wrote it -- he's a poet & it's beautiful. I'm so happy.
No, I haven't read that book. I'll put it on my list. Thanks.
Editor -- I'm rooting for Milk
I have my fingers crossed for Milk to win best pic. Everyone else I know thinks it will be Slumdog. I liked Milk because I think it raises awareness re: civil rights for lgbt just as Crash did for racism a few years ago. And it's very timely with what's happening with Prop 8.
I'm afraid Slumdog is going to win everything. Not that it doesn't deserve to, but it seems that they pick a favorite every year, and then give it all of the awards. I guess we'll find out, huh? I'd like Milk to win more!
(agreeing with bono) Also, it's in San Francisco & Sean Penn's smile.... I haven't seen it yet but, I'm rooting for it too.
Does anyone else think it's odd that Eddie Murphy is giving the award to Jerry Lewis? The connection being? Have they even worked together? Does Eddie have some humanitarian cause?
Maybe just being comics - and both playing the Nutty Professor? Otherwise, no clue. Has Jerry Lewis had a stroke or something?
I know, I wondered that about Jerry, too. And I found this little nugget from the LA Times blog interesting -"Heath's sister said, while accepting the award for best supporting actor, that he knew, while still alive, that his bizarre, outrageous interpretation of the Joker ...might result in an Oscar! ...She revealed that they "even spoke about what it would be like to be here on this extraordinary day." Now comes the question: who'll keep the award? When the Ledgers arrived at the L.A. airport earlier this week, they said that they planned to keep the award for Heath's daughter Matilda "forever," but would give it to her someday "down the line." Last week the academy announced that Matilda's mother, Michelle Williams, must sign the paperwork necessary to release the statuette. ...But the Ledgers made it clear that they plan to stuff it in their luggage and take it back to Perth, Australia, when they get back on plane." uh-oh
Yay! All that's left are the major categories. Do I really have to go to work in the morning??
It should be on a Saturday, for the working folks! I wonder how long they'll spread it out...
What's with the weird camera work during the segment on those we've lost? I can barely tell who they are - they should just aim the camera at the screen...
Oh, Paul Newman.... (sniff)
I agree, Beth. I couldn't see who they all were. Weird.
the weird camera work during the segment on those we've lost? Beth, it was horrible - for some people I actually couldn't read what was on the screen. QL was doing a good job singing but, we didn't need to look at her -- that's not the point of that segment.And that segment is one of the traditional highlights of the evening!
Yeah, it was really hard to read who the people were on the tributes. I miss Paul Newman.
No, me either. Another award for Slumdog - like I said, the favorite. Betcha it wins the rest of the awards...
Drats, doesn't the best director award indicate best pic? :-(
I hope Kate wins this one.
I'm thrilled for her.
Me too! No clue on the best actor, though...
(crossing fingers) for Sean
Adrian Brody? In that group?
Where's Jack Nichols?
Most of Brad Pitt's acting was done with CGI. They digitized his head on OTHER actors.
I thought maybe there was a connection Adrian had with one of the nominees, but I guess not. ??
I wondered how they did that with Brad being so short at the beginning.
My brother-in-law, the film editor told me all about it...(grinning, I'm SOOO happy about Sean Penn)
Hoping for an upset here!
Also, (a rant) Benjamin Button is a re-hash of Forrest Gump and I hated Forrest Gump.(rooting for Milk)
I remember the day Milk was assassinated.(Dang it!)
Ah well, someone has to lose, someone has to win. At least the others were recognized.Thanks for keeping me company, ladies. It was fun. Have a great night!
Oh well, I'm still recommending Milk to anyone who hasn't seen it.Thanks for the info, KB. I agree re: Benjamin Button.It was fun doing this with you all.Good night.
I had fun "watching" the Oscars with you guys! Have a good evening!xxoo
And the winner is. . .you guys!G'night, Gracie.
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