Well after 2 years of blogging, I guess it will happen now and again. I haven’t posted in nearly a month.
If I blog about politics, somebody gets mad and I lose reading friends.And I’m working on a top secret project, so I can’t blog about that. But hey, I’m still on Facebook- look for a Dorie with a hat and a Hawaiian shirt, that’s me!
It’s a lovely day. The Preakness stakes will run this afternoon. I don’t have a favorite; I just hope nobody gets hurt- I hate it when a horse gets hurt! Just read that Prince Harry’s horse collapsed and died after a polo match- poor thing!
Got some flower and veggie action going in the yard. I promised to get out and take some pictures.
So a quick update-
Just finished reading: Sense and Sensibility, which I’d never read. I was a history major in college and reluctant to take English classes which required reading and writing papers because I had enough reading to do with all those stuffy history books! What I saw in the book, Austen’s first, is the promise of things to come. I know that if I’d lived back then, I would have chosen to be a spinster! Those wives didn’t live long- too much death in childbirth.
I contrasted this genteel country life by watching “Last of the Mohicans” with Daniel Day Lewis. It’s not like people wanted to move to the “frontier” and tick off the Indians…There were British subjects brought over in bondage as indentured servants. When they worked out their years of service, the only place they could get free land was out in the Wilderness. My husband had some ancestors who got massacred out on the Western Reserve of Ohio. One of my distant cousins got killed by the normally peaceful indigenous people of California. I’d love to know the back story there- was he poaching? Were the natives starving?
Meanwhile, will Mr. Darcy ever ask Miss Bennett to dance?
But as my dear daughter pointed out, Life has always been tough. If it’s not raiding Indians, it’s the vicar’s unsociable wife after all.
We also watched “Twilight” Dracula will always be my favorite ‘vampyre’ I tried to read the book, but I couldn’t take all the teenage angst. The movie is much the same. Not terrible- cool effects for sure. I’ll probably watch “New Moon” because I like werewolves too. (I was a strange little girl)
Mr. Pyrate is taking me on a date today. We looked at movies, but nothing holds appeal. The one picture I want to see, “Princess Kaiulani”, isn’t playing in Maryland! It’s the true story of a Hawaiian princess packed off to Victorian England. So he’s taking me for lunch out (yay!) a bit of shopping and we’ll have a BBQ later since it’s so nice.
Wanted to bathe Miss Vera today, but she knows I’m thinking about it and keeps running away!
If you pray, meditate or chant, please contemplate the Gulf of Mexico. This “spill” is a monumental disaster;. For the people who live off the ocean, and all the animals. Doesn’t do the planet a bit of good either There’s that business of getting oxygen from the ocean. for one thing. The fools may have created epic Doom this time!