Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What a way to make a living...

After a somewhat lackluster day of work yesterday I came home to find the good Lord's answer to my woes on Fox Movie Channel. 9 to 5 starring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dabney Coleman. Our three girls are the typical 80's gals who have thrown off the apron strings and have gone into the workplace to make a dollar and find equality. What they find is a, "sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot" in their boss played by Dabney Coleman. Most of us of a certain age have seen it and no matter how many times I see it I always hoot with laughter and vow to be more like Dolly Parton. Jane Fonda really doesn't do it for me in this movie, but Dolly and Lily more than make up for it. The dialogue is funny, sharp, and Dolly's outrage when she finds out the boss has been saying she is having an affair with him is priceless.

"I'll turn you from a rooster to a hen with one shot and don't think I won't do it!!!"

If you haven't seen this movie, what are you waiting for? It's funny, uplifting, and the pure genius of stringing up your boss from an automatic garage door opener is worth watching alone.

Hope you are all having a great week and I'll see you down at Charlie's at 5:00 p.m.

(If you don't know what Charlie's is, well you'll just have to watch the movie or google it. ;)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

My Saturday in a bulleted list....

Saturday was one of the worst days I have had in a long time. I looked forward to it all week and then, well read on....

*got up and washed my truck-the pollen here is terrible.
*went to the barn and washed and fed the horses.
*drove back to town and went to the bank.
*came back to the house, took a shower and got ready to go to the show
*drove back out to the barn and hooked up to the trailer and loaded up the horses
*got about a quarter mile down the road, saw what I thought was something stuck to the wheel of the trailer, stopped at the stop sign, got out and saw that a huge hunk of side wall had come off my tire.
*turned around and went back to the barn and unloaded the horses
*had a near meltdown and a couple phone calls with the husband and my dad
*drove back to town to the tire store to get a new tire and when I turned them down on their rip off prices and asked just to have my spare put on they said they were too busy to do it and to take it next door
*drove to my house, parked in the front yard and changed the tire my damn self
*had a minor meltdown
*drove back to the barn
*got stuck trying to turn the trailer around to park it
*got unstuck
*had a serious meltdown
*drove home
*had a beer and took my frustrations out on the bushes in the front yard, the side yard, and the back yard
*the end

Next weekend I am going to get new tires and hopefully after that barrel racing will commence.

Have a great week my dears!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hello my dears and darlings!

I'm back! After quite a long hiatus I am back for more blogging. I have been doing a lot of sewing and reading lately and to tell you the truth had just lost my journaling mojo. I'm on the road to reclaim it and am even starting to write in my paper journal again. You know things are bad with me if I lack the desire to write in my journal. So, on to some pictures!

Last night I went to the Mississippi State University Spring Senior thesis show. It was exactly 5 years ago I was in the same place as these graduating artists. The name of the show is "Naked Sponges." While I have no idea what the meaning of the name is, I am going to make an effort to find out. I went in particular to see the work of a girl who is roommates with one of my coworkers. Her work was a series of photographs of her great grandmother's handmade evening dresses. They were digital prints and framed in old window frames. Very interesting I have to say. There was also some other great student work. One of which I have some pictures, which was a great installation as well as some beautiful paintings, and a really awesome animation sequence. I didn't even bother taking any photos; you just have to see it.

Excuse the terrible pictures, all I had with me was my small point and shoot camera that I carry around in my purse. Visit my flickr page to view any photos larger.

Have a wonderful weekend my lovelies and check back next week for more new content. I promise!