Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Game Of Shadows

So, yesterday I went back to the movies...this time to see the second installment of the Sherlock Holmes saga: "A Game of Shadows." I cannot say that I liked this BETTER than the first one, but I enjoyed it just as much. LOTS of action...some believable...some not so much, but I was thoroughly entertained. And, after all, that is why one goes to the theater, is it not?

We get to meet Sherlock's primary nemesis, Professor Moriarty, in this one. He was only "hinted" at in the first film, and Jared Harris portrayed a sublimely nefarious villain. And we get to meet Sherlock's brother, Mycroft, as well...wonderfully played by Stephen Fry. Although, why we had to be subjected to a lengthy view of Mycroft's naked bottom is a mystery to me. Not that I'm opposed to the occasional gratuitous naked bottom, you's just that there are others I'd rather see.

Just sayin.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

War Horse

I went to see "War Horse" today with my friend, Martha. Having read the book, I was looking forward to seeing how Spielberg translated it to film. He did a pretty good job of sticking with the basic plot points of the book; made a couple of significant.

Overall, I have to say that I really liked the movie. (I'd give it 4 out of 5 stars.) Beautiful scenery, epic battle scenes, magnificent horses... makes me wonder how many different ones they used to portray Joey and Topthorn.

Had a late lunch at Mitchell's Fish Market afterward. All in all, a pretty good day.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

What I DO Want For Christmas

This should not be a surprise to anyone; all I want for Christmas is:



and MORE Bobby!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

What I DON'T Want For Christmas

I have been holding on to this video for several weeks now, and I still laugh and scratch my head in wonder every time I see it on TV. You know, I have worked with small businesses for more than twenty-five years, and I am all for American (assuming this was an American creation) ingenuity and all, but come on...a GIANT onesie for adults? 

I don't think so.

Friday, December 9, 2011

A Friend Posted This On Her Facebook Page

And I felt compelled to "share" it here. I have to admit, it took my eyes a few seconds to "adjust" and actually see the arm.  By the way, that is precisely why I don't wear sleeveless garments.

Kind of makes you long for the good old days, doesn't it?  You know, when one's every humiliation wasn't captured and posted across the Internet for all the world to see. 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Some Christmas Fun

I heard about this on "Good Morning America" before I left for work this morning, but did not have time to check it out until this evening. Here is a snippet from an article I found online: "British sailors returning from deployment showed their Christmas spirit in a video posted on YouTube where, with the help of Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas," the men and women aboard the HMS Ocean spread their holiday cheer with the world.

After 225 days away from their homes and loved ones, that was initially planned as a 7-week multi-national exercise at sea, the sailors aboard the HMS Ocean have released a Christmas DVD to celebrate their return to the United Kingdom. The DVD features the ship's crew singing the Mariah Carey holiday hit, "All I Want For Christmas Is You," released by the Grammy Award winning singer on her 1994 album "Merry Christmas."

Carey was so thrilled by the video, which has been seen on Good Morning America, that she tweeted a message to the Royal Navy that said: “This is the best thing I've ever seen, you guys just made my day! Happy Happy Christmas!!! x0x0 to the troops.”

I just watched it and it really brightened my evening. Good job, you!!! And welcome home.

The video was posted on YouTube by in case you want to check for it there.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Haven't Visited Uncle Jay In A While... I thought I would share this one I received via email today. Enjoy.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Incredible Shrinking Woman

No, not the Lily Tomlin, Charles Grodin movie from the early 80's.  This version stars the one and

So, I went to my new doctor this week. Those of you who know me well, know that I have an acute "aversion" to doctors, but to the doctor I did go nonetheless. Basically, after my little "episode" in early October, I realized I needed to find a doctor I could trust and establish a rapport. So, I did, and I believe I have found a good one. My initial reaction anyway is, I like her a lot.

Here is what I learned from the visit:  I have lost a total of (at least) 35 pounds since July 3rd, but perhaps the most perplexing discovery is that I have lost 2 1/2 inches in HEIGHT. (Not since July 3rd, mind you...not sure how long this has been going on.) I used to be 5' 4 1/2" and now I'm 5' 2". Now, when one is already short and fat, the very LAST thing one wants to do is...get SHORTER. Just sayin'.

The doctor also ran a series of blood tests, that involved drawing SEVEN...I counted them...vials of blood. Test results came in yesterday. No pre-diabetes, no anemia, thyroid is okay.  In fact, everything looks good except my cholesterol, which is a little high, but she is going to give me three months to see if I can lower it a bit through my diet. She also took a gander at all the tests that were run at Jewish Hospital that memorable day, and they were all okie-dokie-fine as well.

So, the long and the short of it is, after - literally - thousands of dollars of tests, no one knows what caused my "episode." But at least I have the "peace of mind" of knowing that, for a woman of my advanced years and stature - overall - I am considered to be pretty healthy...a medical anomaly which I am sure positively BAFFLES the medical professionals when they get a look at me.

Of course, all this being said, I could get hit by a bus tomorrow...