Friday, March 07, 2008

3:30 Friday afternoon...

and I just got up (blush)! I got up for an hour this morning to pay bills online and made it up "on the other end"...

Tuesday I got up on 4 hours sleep and we went and got our taxes figured; a refund, but not as large as I had hoped. We got some good information on why (Dottie needs to increase her witholding as we won't have mine to cover hers next year) and other odds and ends. I came home expecting to spend 15 minutes changing that shut-off valve I spoke of, but that turned into a 5 hour ordeal with 3 trips to Lowe's (none over $3, I should be grateful, but so much for a nap)!

Tried to fry pork chops for dinner that night and used a different skillet than normal, and burnt one (mine, of course) and fixed stuffing to go with them. My choice of movies for the evening ended up displeasing Dottie as well, so all in all it was a lovely day off!

But oh how that movie is stuck in my head! A while back I heard some mention of Christopher Isherwood's "Berlin Stories" in an intervies, and that "Cabaret" was based on them. I had bought the movie out of a close-out bin a year or two ago after I heard a Joel Grey interview. Not allowed to see it at the time (I was 16 and Dad said I couldn't see MASH the year before or that one that year, and I wasn't smart enough to just go on my own...) but only hear the music, it was so much more than I expected! I will be acquring his works!

Scenes have been playing in my head all week, and I catch myself singing the songs as well...

I can totally understand how that movie garnered it's 8 Oscars, beating "The Godfather"! That Liza could pull that role off so totally at 25 is stunning!

Gotta get ready for work, but didn't want to disappear for the weekend without wishing you all a wonderful one, and hoping that it will be kind!

alan

4 comments:

JLee said...

You have got to start getting more sleep my friend! Have a great weekend ;)

fineartist said...

Happy weekend to you too Alan!

Liza, what a set of pipes, and yams and um, well she was a total picture as my dad used to say!

xx

HAR said...

Alan, why do you have to eat the burnt pork chop? ;)

I have never seen that movie but I will gladly put it on my list.

Hope you managed some sleep.

Deb said...

She was 25 then? Wow, I didn't know that!