Monday, November 28, 2005

Good To Be Back

Sometimes I just need a little break to rest up and prepare for the routine again. The past few days have been decadent that way and I was loving it. Alas, it's Monday and reality calls.

We saw a movie again yesterday. We went to see "Walk the Line", the story of Johnny and June Carter Cash. It was really good. The man was a legend in his own time. And he would have never done it all without June. Really strong performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon.

I am trying to get the hearth and front room cleaned up to do all the holiday decorating. We have a very large fireplace and hearth so sometimes it ends up collecting stuff as we come in the front door and throw things there. I had hoped to start over the weekend, but I was enjoying being a slug.

So, a switchboard operator was caught on tape admitting to an angry CNN viewer that the X placed on VP Cheney's face during his live speech last Monday was intentional. After CNN claimed all last week it was just an honest glitch in the system. Gee, I'm shocked. Unfortunately only the switchboard operator has been fired. It would be interesting to see how far up the food chain the decision to editorialize the speech would lead, though.

Saddam's trial receives another delay. Good. Stretch it out as long as possible to remind everyone that he is getting his day in court. Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General, is now on the defense team. Old leftists never learn. The man is 77 years old and only looking for headlines. He was never a good attorney or a respected legal mind. He had to persuade his father to retire from the Supreme Court so he could take the Attorney General job without conflict of interest. What a guy. It's all about Ramsey. He is a founding member of ANSWER, a splinter group of the Socialist party now.

March of the Penguins comes out in DVD tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing it. No one around here will go to the theatre to see it with me so I'll watch it at home. More comfortable that way, anyway.

The Washington Post published a poll showing 70% of the American people think Democrat's criticism of the strategy of the war in Iraq think it hurts the soldiers' morale. Well, that's a real news flash. Apparently only the media and the ivory tower elites think it's ok to bash your country's leadership and policies during a time of war. Saying the president lied and beefed up intelligence is getting real live American soldiers killed overseas but I guess that pales in comparison to sound bites for re-election.

A piece of the Supreme Court building fell this morning. No one was hurt. Holy falling marble, Batman!

Son saw Harry Potter movie with friends over the holiday. He was disappointed with it. His first real experience of a movie not living up to the book.

And now I have to go back to the dry cleaner's to explain that one pair of trousers is missing from our order. I stopped by and picked up the clothes this morning after taking son to school to get the errand out of the way. It's Monday all righty. I hope the pants aren't lost as they are the ones from son's JROTC uniform that he'll need Wednesday.

It's always something...


AC said...

I know what you mean about areas accumulating stuff and needing to clean for the Christmas decorations. I'm staring at the vacuum right now, or rather, I feel it staring at me.

Our local paper had that article about that poll but buried it deep and small. Frustrating.

I'd like to see the Penguin movie!

Sheri & SuZan said...

It really is difficult getting back in the swing of things and it always is nice to take a break.

Jennifer said...

Movies never do live up to their origins in published, preferrably hardback, form. A hard lesson to learn, at any age.

That said, though, I was glad to see you enjoyed "Walk the Line". I can't wait to see it.

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