Monday, March 16, 2009

I worry about this

It's almost midnight, and I'm still getting emails from my best friend. Something went very wrong on one of his projects last week. He was on the road, so I don't see how it can be his fault. But it was his client and his project. If the client decides to walk, it may put his job in jeopardy. Staying up and worrying about it NOW won't help, but I understand why he's so upset.

"In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun ...

You find the fun and snap! The job's a game."

So sang Mary Poppins. That's why I believe she would approve of my unorthodox approach to scrubbing the grout between the tiles on my bathroom floor.

I went in there with my Sonic Scrubber, cleanser, and a tumbler of vodka and fruit juice. Scrub a little, swig a little, scrub a little, swig a little. It wasn't exactly a spoonful of sugar, but it did the trick. I stuck with it for an hour and got about halfway done.

Tomorrow I hope Mary (and Stoli) will inspire me to finish the job.

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Monday Movie Meme #3

This week is devoted to war movies. It occurs to me as I list my favorites that there really aren't many battle scenes here. But you can't argue that these movies aren't about the horrors of war and the resiliency of the human spirit when faced with it.

In Country. 1989. Bruce Willis' best performance in a moving film about the painful aftermath of Viet Nam.

Shenandoah. 1965. Jimmy Stewart tries to hold his family together, even as the country is torn apart by Civil War.

Mister Roberts. 1955. Henry Fonda shows the heroic, albeit often dull, side of war as he serves on a supply ship during WWII.

Casablanca. 1942. During WWII, Rick Blaine teaches us that the problems of three little people don't amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.

And, of course Gone with the Wind. 1939. The first time I saw Scarlett go off in search of Dr. Meade to help her deliver Melanie's baby, and witnessed her stepping over all those dead and dying boys, the human waste of war was seared into my consciousness.

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