Later, in the company of Mark, Jillian, his sons Nick and Kirk, and Nick's girlfriend Stephanie, I retreated to a quaint nearby village to enjoy a stress-free meal, filled with anecdotes, and good fun and conversation. We convened afterward for a thoughtful and emotional new film, "The Descendants", which I will review this weekend.
With so many great films in release, and more to come, I am making up for lost time by viewing and reviewing on this blog as many as I can keep up with. Perhaps I am at a point in my re-invention where I am finally living the life of a film critic (albeit, as yet, an unpaid one!)
In the process I have neglected some other favorite topics of interest, and have not made too many "personal appearances" of late. I look forward to adding more variety to my posts as the year comes to a close.
And so I send this message of gratitude for the people who make this world a nicer place for me to be, especially those with whom I spent time this evening,.
And I want to remember some other creatures that keep me sane, and to whom I want to dedicate the holiday... And so, since Mark has fallen asleep on the couch across the room, I will send a short greeting to my canine friends....
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Congratulations to the winner of today's National Dog Show, Steele Your Heart, a four-year-old wire fox terrier.
The Basset Hound in this year's competition was enormously lovable, sweet, and entertaining...to me, all characteristics of the breed in general. I just had to share this video..check out the bounce, and the jowls, and that eager energy...
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I miss sharing a meal with a humorous, frantically focused dog companion. If I had my way....
Hope my readers enjoyed their day.