December 22nd, 2012


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I woke at 2 am yesterday with sinus pain so that even my teeth hurt, which was strange. I listened to a chapter on team building (fostering creative conflict), Kingston Trio, Thomas Dolby, Joan Jett, and Wall of Voodoo before dozing a bit and then moving to videos. I watched Charade (1963: Cary Grant & Audrey Hepburn), How to Steal a Million (1966: Audrey Hepburn & Peter O'Toole), 18 min of What's New Pussycat? (1965: Peter O'Toole, Peter Sellers), The Grass Is Greener (1960: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum), and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967: nobody i noticed but interesting dresses & hats).

I think i'm feeling better today and i certainly slept all night (the over the counter collection of remedies Christine returned home with decidedly helped).

Charade was wonderful. I'd seen it before but forgot the ending. Loved the title animations & the score. How to Steal a Million introduced me to a sudden realization of how swoonable Peter O'Toole could be. My. So i tried watching What's New Pussycat? but was completely put off. The Woody Allen factor? The Women as Objects factor? The "Zany Romp" factor? I don't know, but i didn't last very long. On to the decidedly not zany The Grass Is Greener which was pleasant. By the time i was selecting How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying i had figured out the grounds for complaints about Netflix movie depth and was making do. I dislike musicals, but could easily scan forward through the bits of singing & dancing. I did think about work, but mainly i wondered about the clothes. Would folks REALLY mix those colors? Or was this just the stage dressing coming through.

Actually, in The Grass Is Greener there was an unrelenting orange ensemble with bright turquoise eyeshadow all the way to the brow.

I dress in such a minimal palette.


I wasn't particularly up to observing our anniversary and the solstice. Christine brought home a charming card that delighted me. Thank you, Halmark, for your card illustrated with a fox couple who do not have heavy handed gender signs!