Here is one case that I'd rather the previous post remain on top for more than a day, but I will trudge on with NaBlo. In the coming days, I will put together a beginner's primer for doing genealogy. I was actually published nationally in a mother's periodical with a piece on beginning genealogy and have spoken a couple times on the topic.
You know how when you're channel surfing on the weekend or late at night? You break into a huge grin when a particular movie is displayed in the guide, an old favorite you could watch a dozen more times.
What movies do that for you?
Here are a few that I feel like I've won the lottery when I realize they're coming on...
The Red Violin
A Christmas Story
Hillary and Jackie
My Cousin Vinny
The Slums of Beverly Hills
But I'm a Cheerleader
The Big Lebowski
They make me sigh with happiness.
J and I had a lovely Thanksgiving together. The turkey didn't exactly cooperate - the heat button never did pop, even after 2.5 hours when it should have been less than 2. I figured it had malfunctioned, but I guess the bird really wasn't done. J really liked it, though, a little chewy. I think I'll throw the rest out today.
Afterward, we went to a movie, my Thanksgiving tradition. I wanted to see Fred Claus, but the time put us too late, so we saw Mr. Magorium, J's first choice anyway. First, allow me to say that I did not fall asleep, however it was a one horse movie, not a lot of plot, just a lot of stuff flying around. Hoffman was weird as ever, Portman as cute, Bateman as geeky, but it still lacked something. J enjoyed it, however, said it was better than Bee Movie when asked.
Just looking at the movie posters there, I am shocked at the number of kid and Christmas movies out this month and next. I'm going to the poor house to support our movie habit!
Today, we did next to nothing. It turned cold, so we stayed in. I'm not much for shopping anyway, especially with crowds and a kid in tow. Had a great genealogical breakthrough last night, so planned a trip downtown for next week. Have been still hashing with another researcher or two who refuse to believe my research.
To pass the time, I watched a Lewis and Clark documentary from Netflix and J joined me for the first of three featuring Michael Palin going around the world in 80 days. I fell asleep between episodes two and three of Palin, but work up not feeling like I missed too much. He'd hit the figurative doldrums and so had I.