Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Hodge Podge

So, the creamed cabbage never got made. That sore throat turned into a nasty cold and I spent all weekend coughing like a consumptive. Kind of made for a crap weekend - except for the part where I called and gossiped with my mom. That was fun.

Don't you just love this painting? I found it yesterday when I was researching the Stuart Kings. I just finished a book about Mary Queen of Scots and I like to put faces to names. Anyway, she's got a sly little smirk and I can't help but think that Lettice Knollys must have been quite a character. Rather pretty too. You always read about these great historic beauties but the paintings rarely back up the accolades. I ran across a painting of Anne of Denmark, who married James I, and recoiled from the screen a bit. I know; I'm terrible.

Officer B and I went to see a movie yesterday - on a week night. The truth is our days off don't coincide so we hadn't gone to see a movie since he switched shifts back in January. We saw Iron Man, which was surprisingly good. Sadly, court fell on his other day off so he isn't getting much of a break this week. He had to get up early, put on the ol' uniform, and spend the morning listening to drunks and speeding soccer moms explain to the judge why they don't think they deserved a ticket. 'Cause, you know, the law applies to all those "other" people. I'm glad he likes his job, but it would make me insane.


Liz said...

A movie on a weekday? Sounds like a fun adventure to me. :)

Looking forward to this weekend, should be lots to write about at least. :)

Feathering My Nest said...

Great painting. Yeah, I'm related to her. We were the pretty and poor relatives; no money for portraits; no proof of our beauty. Sigh....

Anonymous said...

My husband is often in court, too, and I agree... it would definitely drive ME insane.

I read up on Lettice via the link - what a story, and I've never heard of her before. I would have definitely thought that was Elizabeth up there...

Anonymous said...

I saw that Alton Brown episode! That was a good one. But before I run to Alton, my mom and I are going to try to figure this out. She is going to make her biscuits, measuring at each point - and I am going to make them with her again, so that I can feel the dough and the end result. I need to know what I'm working towards, here. Her biscuits are SO. GOOD.

But thanks for the offer, and if I get desperate I'll definitely take you up on it.

And by the way, I love this part of your comment:
"The Planet will be fine; It's the Human Beings who are in trouble."

That's what I'm sayin'. :)

Thanks for not taking offense. You never know - sometimes when you're online it's hard to communicate the spirit with which things are intended.

My biggest pet peeve is when people let others do their thinking for them. I welcome differing opinions, but I truly ENJOY those different opinions when they have some actual thought behind them. :)

Jennie said...

Sorry you didn't get your cabbage soup. Glad you liked 'Iron man'.