A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, PLEASE

Jan 25, 2015 by

Last night, we went across the bridge and met friends at Enoteca for an early dinner.  What a nice surprise it was to have Rodney Howell playing sax.  As always, music adds so much to any occasion.  I’ve always loved music—-all types and genres.  From classical to bubble gum.  (Mmmmmm, now that I think about it, I really can’t get into hip-hop.)  I love big band, country, folk—-just as long as it’s good music.  I tend to go for the music with a beautiful voice—like Eva Cassidy, unnlike my friends who zero in on the guitar riffs.  I’m trying to think of my first memories of music.  Not the singing in the car with my Mother, but real music Spotify would recognize.  I guess my first recollection is going to see Man of La Mancha at Casa...

read more

CONFESSIONS OF A ROADSHOW GROUPIE...

Jun 29, 2014 by

It was one of those friend of a friend kind of things.  June has a friend who gave her 4 tickets to the ANTIQUES ROADSHOW in Austin.  I was thrilled to get a behind the scenes view of the popular PBS television show.     What would I take?  The first things I thought of were the huge silver platter, the crystal cheese dome, my great-grandmother’s crazy quilt, or the silver tea service.   Or, maybe the Queen Anne desk?  But when I started thinking about packing up and carrying that stuff, I clearly thought I needed a plan B.  My friend Linda had the timely idea of taking my great grandfather’s spurs.  The great grandfather who was  in the Texas Frontier Forces which was the precursor of the Texas Rangers.   I also...

read more

BOOKS TO MOVIES-what to read now...

Mar 3, 2014 by

Watching the Oscars last night reminded me of the list I meant to share of books to read before they hit the movie theaters.  I apologize for my tardiness-some are already released.  But, don’t let that stop you from enjoying them and why not share them in your book club?  And about last night—did you enjoy the Academy Awards?  What a great night of acceptance speeches-to me those were the highlights!  My friend, Sharon, and I were texting back and forth (I wish there was a better way to text sobbing).  I was so looking forward to it because I had seen most of the nominated movies and thought this year’s list was the best in a long time, even the “losers” were awesome.  Did you know at the 12th Academy Awards, among the...

read more

I luv I luv I luv my calendar girrrrl.....

Jan 25, 2014 by

Yeaaa, sweet calendar girl.  My how Holly Golightly has changed.  See what some clever German retirees have gotten together for a movie theme calendar.  For more classic movie recreations, click here.  You’ll love the Easy Rider...

read more

Read ’em before they hit the theater...

Jan 19, 2014 by

Pssssst, hey you—yes, you, the ferocious readers and front row members of the between a thong and granny panty book clubs.  If you want to be the cool, au courant one who suggests the cutting edge page turner of the month, check out these books that are sure to translate into movie blockbusters in 2014.  According to Arielle Calderon, of Buzzfeed, these are the next “ones to beat” in the film world.  And by the by, I hope you are half as excited that Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper are finally getting together, and you do know what I mean.  In Hollywood, they call it chemistry,...

read more

Name That Tune

Dec 10, 2013 by

Here’s an early Christmas present for you!  It’s the PBS’ list of favorite holiday songs – both new and old.  Click here to get the songs we love and click here to see my current nontraditional favorite – it’s Barenaked Ladies and Sara McLachlan.  I’d love to know what your favorite Christmas song is—post it in the comment...

read more