Thursday, December 28

2006 Favorites

The Departed-Gets my vote for Best Picture. Leonardo DiCaprio is spot on.
Children of Men-intense and wonderful.
Volver-made me want to hug my mom.
Little Miss Sunshine-loved the family of misfits and the happy ending.
Little Children-a suspenseful drama that yearns painfully.
Half Nelson-a portrait of troubled humanity and the beauty of connection.
United 93-worthy.
Casino Royale-first james bond flick that kept my full attention.

Junebug-I love you!
Mad Hot Ballroom-A documentary about children, dance and so much more.
Arrested Development-too good for television.
Deadwood-gritty, great acting and female characters.
L'enfant-French drama that stays with you.
The final episodes of Six Feet Under.

Madeleine Peyroux-You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go: a dylan cover done right.
The Decemberists-Yankee Bayonet: love the female vocalist.
Quelqu'un M'a Dit-Carla Bruni: it's sweet and french.
M.Ward-Post-War: the entire cd.

Ahab's Wife
The Peoples Act of Love
The Power of One

The Office-painfully funny.

Wednesday, December 13

Anyway you slice it

A milestone.

It's so unlike me to forget a birthday. I'm like the effing queen of birthday remembrance and yet, I missed the passing of my beloved but recently neglected blog's first birthday. Oh and for the record, this is my 110th posting.

So what does the next year have in store?
For months I have been spreading word about the concept for my new blog. As the STYLE MAVERICK concept continues to evolve I have revised my tentative launch date to sometime around the new year-007 is always good for style. I can't promise diligent efforts in my detecting...only good intentions of sharing my words however great or small.

Comments have been sparse and critics have questioned how many readers exist. I'm guessing there are still a handful but, who knows? Comments make a great (and inexpensive) holiday gift. So please, quiet the critics and write anything. Thanks for your attention.

over and out.

Wednesday, December 6

Excuse the hiatus

Kipu Falls

We had a little Kauai vacationing to attend to the past couple of weeks. Fortunately G-Ray, Summer Grrrl, and El Dorado were in the mix for the Na Pali Coat hike to Kalalau. Such adventures deserve good friends.