Wednesday, July 04, 2007

For those of you who don't know I am a fan of the show Stargate Atlantis. One of the actors, David Hewlett, made an indy film in 2006 and it is finally available to purchase. Everybody get yourself a copy! I got to see it the other week and I do recommend it. It's funny, it's quirky, and well worth the purchase. It's a dark comedy about a man who tries to murder his sister's fiancee and just makes an utter mess of it. It feels very much like a British comedy (a la Monty Python). I really felt like I was watching a play. It had an intimacy about it. I'm discovering that I really like indy films, they are a much more personal experience. The ordering information is below. (copied from David's site )
A Dog's Breakfast is now available for downloading from either Amazon Unbox or Apple's iTunes. This is one of the first times that I'm aware of that a feature film has been exclusively premiered on the Web (except, of course you lucky few who saw one of our sneaky screenings!) before it’s been made available on DVD (which you can Pre-order from Amazon of course!).


Sunday, May 20, 2007

There are days that I love living vicariously through my neighbors. They were teaching their 6 year old son how to ride his bike (sans training wheels) today. I got to watch the joy, the pride, and just life being lived. And I didn't have to deal with skinned knees, whining, or any other childhood unpleasantness. I love that there are kids on my road again. It feels so much more like a neighborhood.


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Some days I just want to disappear.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, a little poem.

Last night I dreamed of Ireland
and the Festival of Lugh.
My bare feet danced on uncut grass,
my heart to a pagan tune.


Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Christmas on the Road.

You can see the different personalites on my road the best at Christmas time. My house is framed in multi-colored garland lights. We also have a big tree my brother made by looping lights up and down our bird feeder pole. Not exactly tacky, but very loud and bright. The neighbor across the way is an artist. She is all about aesthetics. They have a large wicker wreath wrapped with white lights and white icicle lights along the porch roof. Very tasteful and pretty. My oldest neighbor's house is dark. I don't believe that he has ever put up lights. But he's friendly and there when you need him. Just not much for fuss. The neighbor right next to us is the closest to my family in decorating style. Big old fashioned lights around the porch, with a star made from the same lights on the front of the house. Once again not tacky, but not subtle either. :) The lady next to them has one white star in her window. Its makes me a little sad actually. It somehow seems lonlier than the houses with nothing on them. But it is also the decoration that reminds me the most of the Christmas story. Maybe that is what she intends. And lastly there is the house on the corner. Every inch of her house and yard is covered with lights. She has giant inflatable Santa's in the yard. Plastic snowmen on her porch. Santa's sleigh and reindeer on her roof. Tinsel and ribbons everywhere. Its Whoville to infinity, tacky as hell, but it makes me smile every year. The year she stops dressing her yard to the lines and beyond is the year the Road gets a little darker. But this year it still shines. :) Happy Holidays.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

I have very few people in my life that I consider to be heroes, but I have just added one more. I have the utmost respect for Michael J. Fox. In the cess pool that politics can be he remains focused on the important issues and does not let himself be dragged down into the pettiness. He remains a strong, unbroken man. He has taken a what many would consider to be a disability and turned it into an opportunity to help millions of people. And he does it with grace.

Monday, September 04, 2006

In honor of Steve Irwin I am urging everyone to do a kindness to an animal today. Big or small it doesn't matter, just do something. A big positive influence has been taken from the world today and I think it only right that we send him off by putting a little bit of that positivity back into the world. Spread the word people. Let his fans keep the flame of his passion for conservation alive. Tell people, pass out flyers, whatever. Let's make this a day to honor his ideals and not mourn the man.