Friday, 5 October 2007

worth the time

I don't normally do film reviews, except you all know how much I loved Die Hard IV. I have just finished watching A Mighty Heart. It was quite wonderful, very intense, very well done, and timely. Ms. Jolie, whom I enjoy watching and admire for her work with the U.N. is breathtaking as the wife of Daniel Pearl. I am going now to order the book.

I have put up some photographs for you to the right, just click on the photograph to go to the album. I'm better with words than a camera but it will give you some idea.



jmb said...

How do you do that? I have to find out. That is the photos.
I like Angelina too on screen and I like the work she does for the UN. However she has done some crazy things in her time, like marrying Thornton and tattooing herself. I look forward to the movie and the book.

lady macleod said...


Perhaps because of my own past, perhaps because of my present ability to look back, but my philosophy is this: any act not committed with evil intent in your twenties should be not only forgiven, but forgotten - as your brain is not yet fully formed.

The photographs are easy peasy, just the thing for your site I should think with all your great shots. Do you use Picasa? It is a free site for storing photographs; you can make them public or private. There is a sidebar where you can link the album to an email or to your website. Let me know if I can be of any assistance to you on setting it up. I use it to keep the photographs from overloading my harddrive.

Thank you for coming by.

fake consultant said...

a wedding comment...

...i've cut a few wedding cakes (professionally) over the years, and i can't help but think that wedding cake cutting for y'all must have involved a great deal of "i want one of those on my slice" from the kids-and probably a few adults as well.

and a question, if i may...

we would not have carried the cake, if at all possible. does the male/female seperation require that the cake be displayed before cutting by the ritual of "parading the cake" for both groups?

dulwichmum said...

I have never been able to watch any of the die hard films - it is just that man... I can't even bear to type his name. I loved him when he worked for the Blue Moon Detective Agency...

James Higham said...

Best I say nothing. Jolie? My goodness!

lady macleod said...

My Lord

I find the idea of you saying nothing shocking! So this means you also enjoy the movies of Ms. Jolie? :-)

thank you for coming by.

lady macleod said...


I am sorry you and Bruce had a falling out dear. I had the same problem with Mr. Cruise..

thank you for coming by.

lady macleod said...

fake consultant

I'm not sure of the answer to your question but I think it is not a male - female thing, but rather that all the food is presented in that manner. Long before the wedding cake made its appearance more cakes, cookies, and tidbits had made the rounds; as well as juice, water, and the ubiquitous Coca Cola.

As well, this was a smaller wedding and there were not sit down tables for eating. I was at a larger wedding not long ago however and even though we were seated at tables for dinner the cake was also presented in that manner. Just a cultural nuance I think... I am going to another wedding in a few months, I'll let you know..

thank you for coming by.

fake consultant said...

i once worked a wedding where the top of the cake was dropped as the servers were lowering the structure to the table for cutting.

the guests did not see it fall, and we were able to take a circle from the second layer and "replace" the top. (the hotel had an in-house bakery, and i was able to raid the buttercream and pastry tips successfully...)

moving those things around in a crowd is a bit of a high-wire act, and the look on the server's faces in your photos was the source of my initial question.

fake consultant said...

i also forgot to ask: is there a moroccan equivalent to the bridal registry, and if not, what is the gifting custom?