Monday, December 20th, 2004
Yesterday we did absolutely nothing all day long. I never even changed out of my nightgown. How are we ever going to get our house stuff accomplished (and resurrect this blog) if we lay around in our pajamas all day? I don’t know.
We watched two old movies on TMC – In the Good Ole Summertime with Judy Garland and Some Like it Hot with Marilyn Monroe. Makes a girl feel downright dowdy lying around with unbrushed hair when Judy and Marilyn are on the screen.
Believe it or not, we’d never seen the famous Some Like it Hot. It turned out to be delightful, even as it made me feel wholly inadequate as a woman in comparison to the Goddess of Sex herself. And In the Good Ole Summertime, while made in 1949, was set at what looked to be the turn of the century from the costumes. What wonderful sets it had … a beautiful Victorian house with a cute twist doorbell (I want one!).
Which reminds me of another movie I’ve already quoted twice on this blog, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. We watched it (again) recently, and I found uncomfortable similarity between myself and the insidious Veruca Salt. You know the one: “Daddy, I want an Oompa Loompa. I want an Oompa Loompa NOOOOOW!”
Like Veruca, everywhere I go I see something I want. And lately I’ve been stomping my foot and getting my way a bit too often.