Monday, August 30, 2010

August Happiness Challenge 2010 -- Day 30

Jackpot! My new office really has a great view: Millennium Park and Trump Tower. And to think I actually told my boss I'd swap this office for a smaller one with no window if it would help keep peace within the team. (One of the art directors was upset that there weren't enough wall offices available for her to get one.) I'm so glad he didn't take me up on it. This office is going to be a great place to observe the fall colors and the Christmas lights.

Movie Monday -- Child Actors

Share the roles you've enjoyed from the younger set, linking back here at The Bumbles.

I'm going to take this opportunity to send a Valentine to Karen Dotrice, the British actress whose career began when she was 9 in 1964 and lasted until she was 50 in 2005.

Thanks to her performances in two Disney movies, she was a key stand-in for me when I was growing up. First, she was Mary McDhui, the motherless child who loved her cat, Thomasina, beyond all reason (though her actions made complete sense to me then, and still touch me now). Then she went on to her most famous role as Jane Banks, the girl bewitched by her supercalifragilisticexpialidocious nanny (and who wouldn't be?), Mary Poppins.