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New Link

Please take some time to check out my blog roll. I’ve just added a new link to Another Movie Guide.

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Mid-week Quickie

Just a quickie to keep my legions of fans updated.

Sunday was a classic ‘do nothing’ day around here (although I did bake two loaves of bread), and Monday is a bit blurry in my memory. The only remarkable thing was a huge limb falling off a tree in my office parking lot, and some gorgeous rainbows I saw driving home, both due to some pretty amazing storms that blew through the area. I took this from my cell phone – sorry for the odd horizon but I was pulled over on an off-ramp on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway….

Double Rainbow after Storm

Tuesday I ‘chucked a sickie’ and worked out in the middle of the day. Megaboring. But I did make the list of all the work out equipment and things I saw in the gym as Neal asked me to. Here it is:  weight-equipment-at-gaffney

Today I did sixty good minutes after work and apart from a few matzos too many I’ve held the line on gluttony too. I really like Wendy’s Southwest Taco Salad. Because of all the little bits and pieces (salad, chili, salad dressing, tortilla strips, sour cream) you really feel like you’re getting a big deal for only six dollars or so and only 10 weight watchers points.

Movies you should see

I thought I’d share a few movies I’ve been recently watching and why you should rent them and watch them:

Three Dancing Slaves – mainly for the eye candy (F).

Campfire – good examination of a family coming to terms with the loss of the patriarch (IL)

Lilies – profoundly moving story of truth-telling years after an abusive relationship (CDN)

Lan Yu – see contemporary gay life in China with a romantic twist.

The Bubble – wow, see contemporary gay life in Tel Aviv with a political fix (this was directed by Eytan Fox who also did Walk on Water and Yossi and Jagger, which you should also see).

I’ll post more movies you should see in upcoming posts.

One more movie you should see

Devastatingly, brutally cute (to me at any rate) Hughsnews has posted this funny and thought-provoking video on YouTube…warning, NSFW language (the eff-word, a see-word, and a different eff-word, all taken from horrible homophobic comments to a previous video of his).

Owen more movie you should see

Here’s a mini-profile of current obsession Owen Wilson.


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Just a Quickie

Well, just a quickie. Work was both gloomy and good. Gloomy – the big boss has said that he doesn’t want a charity kick-off event after all – gloomy because I was looking forward with nervous anticipation to running it. Good because I don’t have to do any public speaking. Gloomy because I have to track down half the contact persons in the various offices and and see why they’re not coming to my training session. Good because I got to chat to some nice people as they came by my desk to get trained individually. Gloomy because I won’t see that nice Chad H. at the cancelled kick-off. Good because I may have lunch with him tomorrow.

Still haven’t found made time to work on Georgian.

Only walked a little tonight – not only was it raining but my knee was hurting. Here’s to doing more tomorrow.

One Stinker and a Goodie

51jva24n5sl_aa240_.jpgWatched two movies that arrived from Netflix. The stinker was “A Whole New Thing.” Lots of people loved it – I found it creepy and hard to believe. The good one was “The Journey of Jared Price.” For a very low budget film with unknowns (except maybe Steve Tyler (not the Aerosmith guy) who’s done a lot) it was really absorbing. The dialog given to some characters was … unbelievably wooden and so was one of the actresses, who kept…pausing. In the wrong. Moments. But Tyler was really skilled at picking out tiny little nuances, and Corey Spears (the lead) was so vulnerable and polite – when I saw his interview where he came across as rude and testy I realized he was acting polite, and doing a good job. If you can get it, rent it.

Let’s Go Greek!

Our new male obsession is Greek singer and gymnast Sakis Rouvas. He represented Greece in Eurovision in 2004 with “Shake It!” It’s bouncy Europop but the man knows how to move in speedos….

Here’s the first of many pictures…his website invites you to “Enter Sakis Rouvas.” (Mouse him to make him bigger.) I’d be up for it, wouldn’t you?

Sakis Rouvas

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Saghamo Mshvidobisa!

That’s Georgian for ‘Good evening.’ Sadly I’ve let all the hard work I put in learning the Georgian alphabet fall a bit. I need to set aside the time to study. The last thing I did was to look at the first conjugation present verb paradigm. That is – the very first ‘real’ chapter of the book I got for myself. So there’s something else I want to do. Again; if you’re a motivated person, getakvat (please) tell me. Gmadlobt! After all – who wouldn’t want to know a language with lovely words like gvprtskvni? (Gvprtskvni means “you peel us.” Not what a person might say often, but there you are.)

Peel these

If you wantlior.jpg to listen to this consonant-rich tongue I recommend the movie “Late Marriage” starring the delectable Lior Askhenazi, pictured here. Mr. Askhenazi was also in “Walk on Water” which was directed by Eytan Fox, who also directed “Yossi and Jagger” starring the equally delectable Yehuda Levi, also pictured here in a scene from the yossijagger.jpgmovie with Ohad Knoller who played his boyfriend. (Do I have a thing for cute Israelis or what?)

In my defense, all three of these movies are regarded as at least very good by most critics and I highly recommend you check them out. I think that “Walk on Water” is possibly the weakest, and “Late Marriage” the strongest.

All aches and pains

Neal the personal trainer came this evening. I’d walked a little – only 15 minutes but boy he put me through my paces in strength training (well, the little he has me do). Has anyone else noticed that halfway through the reps the little weight pixies come along and add happy little extras to the dumbbells or barbells.

I’ve got to start wearing the better shoes for walking even if it wears them out fast, which kinda upsets me as they’re so expensive. 😦 He also wants me to walk 200 minutes a week total and cut down to only one soda a day (eventually only one every other day). That’s a tall order, but I think I can manage. I do love Diet Dr Pepper though. I have to learn to dislike Chipotle’s!

I wish I could have lovely spaghetti dinners like I had at K & D’s house more often. They kept saying that it was nothing fancy but it was the best darn dinner I’ve had there in so long. They are so warm and healing. I wish everyone could have friends like them. I wish you had friends like them. The world’d be a better place.

All coming together and moving along

Soon I’ll be able to put this on my new web host under my very own domain (www.angloamssite.com – set your bookmarks now or soon!) and even possibly host WordPress so I can make it more spiffy. I have to design the site, though, and figure out a bunch of stuff. I’m also working to get the other site that C & I share working with it’s own domain name, which you can get by e-mailing me. That site may be password-protected, though, so I’d better know who you are.

Nope, I didn’t forget

Just two pictures today, two views of Mr. Lewis. Wouldn’t you like to play with his ball? I have to say, though, I do think it’s nearly time to start obsessing on some new beauty, don’t you?


(But I’m sure going to miss him when the time comes!)


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