Sunday, December 07, 2008

shy little wallflower

It's been brought to my attention by more than one reader that I have not made an appearance on the blog in quite some time, and that sort of attention always makes me want to burrow even deeper into obscurity for some reason.

There's no excuse for the absence, really, unless the fact that I'm living a life that resembles a robust concoction of Judge Judy's courtroom (really, ya gotta love her), Bergman's The Seventh Seal and Airplane, all percolated to bittersweet perfection counts as an excuse.

Did that analogy make any sense to you? It didn't to me, either.
Anyway, I'm back. I've been hawking soap like a madwoman, teaching like a... (what does a hard working teacher resemble? No, really, it's not a riddle. I'm asking for real) ...and having some fun in the odd, free moments. I saw Australia a couple weeks ago, and it wasn't bad. Not stupendous, but not bad. That Hugh Jackman is a tall drink of water if there ever was one:

Kinda reminds me of The Boss in his glory days:

Anyway, Nicole Kidman wasn't bad, either. Ever since Far and Away (in which she was awesome) she has seemed to get more precious (not in a good way) and cloying. But she actually grew on me throughout Australia, until I was darn close to liking her again by the end of it all.

So, what have y'all been up to lately?


  1. What a nice surprise to see your blog at the top of my list. Did you take those pictures at the theatre? I got your mixture of Airplane, Bergman and Judge Judy. As for teaching like a __
    how about so little time I can't even use my own soap—Lame, sorry. How about teaching like Lucille Ball with the conveyor belt and chocolates?

  2. Ken... that Lucy scene is truly priceless! And N does teach like that! LOL

    Actually, I think her soap making process looks a lot like Lucy in action, too!

  3. Of course I took those pictures, Ken. Right before Hugh sat down and shared my popcorn and then groomed and saddled a horse for me so the two of us could ride off into the sunset. (rich fantasy life, anyone?)

    And the Lucy reference is spot on for my teaching life lately. Just the other day I saw the episode where she dismantles Ricky's brand new brick and mortar BBQ because she thinks she's lost her wedding ring in the cement. Lucy and Ethel rebuild, but of course it looks like a deflated leaning tower of Piza when Ricky goes outside and sees it. Much Cuban hilarity ensues. I do love that show.

  4. A, you have definitely "been there, done that" as far as watching me in soap-making action, and I agree with the Lucy comparison completely. It's problaby a good thing I don't work on a chocolate production line, given my tendencies.