My mother sent an email this morning with unthinkable news - she used duct tape... on a duct. I've personally never heard of such a thing, but I guess it's possible. I've used it on ducks before, and on pretty much everything else.
But never, EVER on ducts.
We can all breathe a sigh of relief - Wal Mart's profits rose 11 percent this quarter.
Whew! I was worried for a while that people would stop patronizing Wal Mart, and begin buying from stores that sold QUALITY stuff. Thank GOD we still want cheap plastic shit, and haven't recognized that paying a little more for good stuff ends up being a more efficient purchase... and is far more satisfying.
I saw "A Good Year" and "Stranger Than Fiction" last weekend. Violet and I attended a double feature, with a little mall shopping in between.
I've learned that either I'm just not very picky about movies - or reviewers are way TOO picky.
First, I was worried after reading the reviews of A Good Year, that it sounded like a tired retread of Under the Tuscan Sun. After seeing the movie, I realized that reviewers are pretty out-of-touch. Great flick, even though I don't like Russell Crowe.*
Stranger Than Fiction was a good movie, although just a little slow in places. The reviews were all really positive, so I guess I expected even more. Again, I need to stop reading reviews. All in all, it was a really good flick too. I highly recommend both.
And you should see them with someone at least half as charming, beguiling and sweet as Violet. That made it extra great.
I started the process of decorating and painting my downstairs bathroom this week.
I HATE painting... have I ever mentioned that on this blog? I am terrible at it, but one bathroom is hardly worth hiring a painter.
So the room is empty, taped off and ready. Which means I'll probably get around to painting it in about... oh, April.
*He's a jagoff. I met him once in Nashville and he was an arrogant prick. I almost threw a phone in his face.