http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6MH05zjb24 Running Scared
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Orwellian, perhaps?I seem to have read, that '1984' has been deleted from some 'books on the web' site. Really ?
More additions to the Word Verification Dictionary..
as he almost becomes the Colonel (Boogie).
And those oh, so blue eyes of Peter O'Toole under the shock of blond? Who could resisted that?
O'Toole as Lawrence, in the dessert! http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi966984473/
Omar Sharif probably does the same thing to those who like dark and mysterious.
And then there was LA STRADA...starkly black and white, no Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie in sight, but the expressive faces of Giulietta Massina, clownish as hers may have been, and Anthony Quinn, as the quintessential tough guy! And that plaintive little song....still with me.
Most were Japanese, but there were Swedes, Dutch, a kid from Aden and one from Nigeria, and a couple Germans (my favorite was a freighter first officer-he sent the most interesting postcards from around the globe). There was an American girl, Peggy, later her brother Lowell, who was stationed in Kaiserslautern and eventually met up with me in Munich and came to Vienna to stay at our apartment for a few additional days. And several Canadian boys, too. Heady stuff for a 16 year old!
But the Japanese penpals get the blame! Sending dolls as gifts - those started a collection of dolls in folkloric costume which takes up (and still does) a huge cabinet. And are still being added to when I travel, or friends travel. Ranging in size from 2 inches high to several over 2 feet. And, yes, someone did 'gift' me a couple of some like those hula dolls! Kitsch is in the eye of the beholder! For me, it is the thought that counts...someone had a great vacation but STILL thought about bringing home a gift for a friend, and that I cherish, really do!
So, to paraphrase: Cogito ergo sum... I blog, therefore I am!
A blogger is quite simply the modern world equivalent of an essayist, a diarist and/or profuse letter writer :-) :-)...
Edelweiss is NOT the Austrian anthem (as in Sound of Music).It IS a protected species. People have made jewellry with the flower since it is velvety and easily enclosed in glass without loosing its shape or hues.
Bruno is NOT an Austrian, nor is the actor who plays him, he actually IS the British Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, also appeared as 'Borag'
A Dirndl is
a) the folkloric costume widely worn in Austrian and some German regions, differing from region to region. Having blouse and apron, the Dirndl can be worn daily, just change the workday apron and blouse to a festive one (i.e. lacy or brocaded materials)
b) an Austrian dialect word for woman/girl !
This Dirndl on the left wears an Ammertal Dirndl, in a modernized version.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was not exactly as portrayed in the movie. His letters WERE frank and he DID use scatological expressions which WERE widely in use in those times. He WAS a musical genius who did die much too early. He WAS not poisoned by Salieri as the saying goes. For his times, he and his family traveled widely, mostly by horse drawn carriages, river boats and seagoing ships (to England).
On an other matter, was MJ murdered or not?
The family hoping, perhaps, to white wash his addiction to prescribed drugs, wants it so. It was HIS own decision to undergo all those surgeries, undoubtedly most painful. To then take drugs to alleviate that pain and get hooked on them, because it seemed easier.
But murdered, I think not.
Always, blame it on the others! Am so tired of hearing that.
Mark your calendar for the remainder of the series at Cannoli Joe's from 6-7pm: Cannoli Joe's (512-892-4444) is located at 4715 Hwy. 290 West in south Austin, near the Berger Center www.cannolijoes.com.
___________________________________________________________________________________ Tuesday, July 14, 2009 from 10:30-11am for Austin Lyric Opera Interludes at Barnes & Noble in The Hill Country Galleria at Bee Caves Road and Highway 71. This month's featured artist is violinist Julia Cory.
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