Raquel Welch

When I was a wee lad at South Park elementary school in Moberly Missouri USA, I loved Raquel Welch. I carried a black and white picture of her that I cut from a magazine..

She was in the news because the “suit” she wore in the picture above sold at an auction for one million dollars. Among other items of hers. Read the article HERE.

She died in February a year ago. Just the memory of her is worth a million bucks to me!!!

Have a great day!

Fantastic Weekend

Saturday was an 800 Meter Sea Swim. I did’t swim well, I went way off course, but it was still good. Saturday evening, I went to the movies and sau A Man Called Otto. Loved it. Complimented the book.

Sunday saw me go to an early morning yoga class, which left me feeling great, followec by coffee on the beach at the Westin and then a scuba dive.

I planned on house cleaning and yaard work after that but took a nap and did very little cleaning. I went to bed early and don’t think I woke up once all night, except 4 minutes before the alarm, and I went right back to sleep.

And now it’s back to work, and I’m actually looking forward to it.

A Man Called Ove

I finished the book “A Man Called Ove” yesterday. It was Fantastically Supergood! It’s about a grumpy old man, his wife has died and he got laid off work. He keeps trying to commit suicide and getting interrupted by his new neighbors, a young family of four (and a half). And a cat adopts him.

i read half this book in one day, mostly on the beach, laughing out loud in public like a psycho. Also getting teary eyed quite a few times.

This book was super good. One of my all time favorites (I’ve said that two books in a row now). This book is so good, they’ve made it into a movie.

I am very much looking forward to this movie! I recommend the book, probably the movie too, I’ll let you know.

Happy First Friday of 2023! Have a great weekend, unless you have made other plans! 🙂

Avatar 2

Yesterday afternoon I saw the movie Avatar 2: The Way Of Water.. It was good, i can understand people giving not so great reviews, but ignore them and see the movie in the theater. It was a very enjoyable movie.

What was wrong: Sully chose to leave his forest people and go to the water people because he was personally targeted by the Sky People. He did this to protect his family. Possibly, he should have sent them and continued as his people’s leader. Bad decision, let’s live with it and move on. Sigourney Weaver’s avatar had a baby, who seemed to have telepathic powers over the sea creatures. This maybe wasn’t explained with enough depth. But she was troubled that she could hear and feel the “mother” (God or the collective intelligence of the planet). And in the end, the bad guy was still alive and unaccounted for, and the infestation of sky people from which Sully fled was unaddressed. I guess the idea is to leave open the possibility of a third Avatar movie.

Anything else you’d care to add?

its easier to tell you the few bad things than list the million good things. I thought it was great overall.

This is probably my last post of the year. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Things Named Artemis

NASA just launched a rocket called Artemis to the moon. It has an empty crew capsule, will orbit the moon, return to Earth, and splashdown into the Pacific. There’s an article for you to read HERE.

I am also reading a book entitled Artemis by Andy Weir, (who also wrote The Martian, which became a movie.)

I have been pretty much unable to put the book down since I started it a few days ago.

Artemis is (was?) a Greek goddess. She was very affiliated with the moon, as you can see HERE.

(Not sure if the above image is Artemis or Diana. I guess Diana is the Roman version of Artemis)

Anyway, it’s my Thursday off. It started POURING rain about sunrise strong winds and driving rain. I don’t know what’s going on weatherwise. But it doesn’t matter, I’m just going to be reading my book.

Have a great day!

Movie Night Again

Last night I went to Movie Night at the Westin with my mother and sister. It was “You’ve Got Mail”. Remember that old dial-up internet?

And now, TGIF! Have a great weekend!

Sunset Shots

Movie night last night was quite nice, had a full table. Good sunset.

The movie was Mission Impossible, I had seen it before.

It is A-day off Friday, not sure what I’m doing. Diving? Laundry? Housecleaning? Beach? Yard work/home improvement? Wait for the phone company to come fix my Internet again? I don’t know. I’m not going to worry about it until I finish this cup of coffee and maybe another one.

Have a wonderful day and a great weekend!

Dragonfly Rescue

Yesterday, as I was closing the windows and doors, getting ready to depart for work, I noticed a huge tail on the window screen. My first thought was that it was a gecko, but it turned out to be a large and beautiful dragonfly. I couldn’t leave him between the screen and the glass all day so I tried to rescue him. Thankfully I was successful and I let him go on the back porch. I was afraid that he would be easily damaged in the wings but he made it OK. He hopped right into the cup.

Tonight is movie night at the Westin hotel. The movie is Mission Impossible. I’m going, but I’ll probably be late because I have an optometrist appointment at 5 PM. Who ever heard of an optometrist appointment at 5 PM? Ridiculous. Middle of the night. Then I have to come home and walk the dogs before I can go to the movie. But I plan on being there!

Have a good day!