Friday, March 09, 2007

Eggplant Parm, flicks, and a snarky book revue

Here's what I've been up to today. Eggplant Parmesan ready to go into the oven. Nice red Montepulciano smelling delicious in the glass. Three movies and a book. I've been trying to keep busy and not think too much. Monday, I have my mammography early in the morning. I don't think there is something wrong but I guess I'm enough of a pessimist to not be so sure. It's that whole hubris thing again. Never be too sure of anything. Fate lies in wait. I'll be able to relax when they say I'm O.K. Until then, I'm great at worrying and keeping busy staves off the demons. Eggplant parm helps a lot. I guess the thing I really hate the most is being squished and scrunched to take the pics. I am, how you say, buxom with the fullness of the boobage.
I got this great book about Venice from the Library as well as a biography of Kathryn Hepburn and Audrey Hepburn. A veritable Hepburn festival. The Audrey book is clearly written by a man in love with his subject and is very gentle and sweet- not too much depth. The Kathryn is really bitchy. The guy has taken everything that everyone ever said about Kate and Spencer and Kate's life and slashed and burned his way through all of it mostly with conjecture. He writes with the premise of "if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck etc." regarding her sexuality and relationship with Spencer. All of the stuff may very well be true but the manner in which he writes is...well...bitchy and down right mean. Not a nice book. I tried to glean the stuff I hadn't read before about her and just sift away all the crap. I really couldn't care less about their sexuality- so what if she was bi-sexual and Spencer was a falling down nasty drunk. None of it came as a surprise but it's written with such venom. Anyway, it would have been great to know more about the events of her life and less about what he thinks might have been. Now- in a total turn around I was bored for something really fun to read last week and picked up a copy of Tammy Hoag's paperback "Prior Bad Acts"-what a fun, fast, read. Maybe it's just that I have read a lot of heavier stuff lately but it is light and well written murder mystery. I have to say I've read a couple of her books and she gets better with each book. Me likey! Fun stuff not much effort required...perfect for the mood right now.
I got Marie Antoinette just for the costumes and I heard that Little Miss Sunshine is pretty good. I got a good year despite it's horrible press because right now I would kill to see anything that takes place in Provence or any other wine country for that matter. I'm just so ready for the sun to keep shining and the flowers to start blooming C'mon spring! I'll be back with quilty content soon. On tomorrow's menu is Rian's recipe for beef short ribs. I hope I do her proud.
Addendum:If you haven't checked out the horoscopes on Crazy Aunt Purl(sidebar) you should. She has captured the Gemini so well. Also the story of her cats and their personalities makes soda come out of my nose from laughing.


Dorothy said...

The eggplant looks divine. None of that prebagged preshredded plastic cheese for you, huh? Bet it tastes as good as it looks. We're having salisbury steaks, mashed potatoes, peas. Craving a little comfort, ya think?

Tell us what you think of Sunshine, I wanted to see it in the theatre, but no one would go with me, and more importantly, no one jumped up to watch the cute boyfriend while I went by myself.

And I am right with you on teh Kate thing. Who cares? She seemed totally comfortable with the skin she was in, who are we, any of us, to judge?

Rian said...

I'm with Dorothy. Put a lid on the homosexual crap. We're so OVER it.

The eggplant parm looks great! Oooh, it's one of my faves but I hardly ever get to have it (the J hates eggplant). We are having frozen pizza from Costco tonight. Yeah, but just wait.

We watched "All the Kings Men" last night with Sean Penn (who I think is a fantastic actor), and a great cast all around, but the story line was disjointed and hard to stay with.

Gerrie said...

Yum! I can practically smell and taste the eggplant parmesan. I am sending you really good thoughts for the mammogram.

You will absolutely love Little Miss Sunshine - I gaurantee it. Have a happy week-end.

Janet said...

OMG...I'm drooling all over the keyboard! That eggplant parmesan looks so good. Could you just email me a little taste!!
I'm with everyone else on the Kate matter. Who cares what her sexual preferences were? She seemed to have a good, full life and also seemed to enjoy it immensely so that's all that matters.
I'll look forward to your thoughts on the movies you chose.