So how was your holiday weekend? (Or, for those not in the U.S., your weekend, period?) Who ate their brains out? (I didn’t.) Who braved Black Friday? (I didn’t. But if they ever have a Black-and-Blue Friday, I’m in.) Who saw a movie? (I did!)
I capped off my perfect Thursday by watching “The Artist.” We never got around to seeing it in the theater. Now I know why it won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor last year. Holy moly, what a movie. If you by some chance still haven’t seen it, by any means, do. It’s fabulous.
Friday mid-afternoon, I headed for John’s and we hung out that night, went out for sushi.
Yesterday, we went to a matinee of “Lincoln.” I was shocked when we walked into the theater — it was completely packed! I figured it would be crowded, but not overly so. We couldn’t even sit together — there was nothing but single seats left. Oh well. It was a well-done movie, brilliantly acted, but I confess, I’m not a history buff and I didn’t know who was whom and what was going on half the time. OK, I know who Abraham Lincoln was (duh), that he abolished slavery and he was assassinated. Other than that, I think I slept through my history classes in school. John, however, knew everything about it and said everything was remarkably accurate. He knew all the little inside stories and was able to explain it all to me when we went to dinner after the movie. It’s an excellent film, but if you’re expecting a lot of action, a lot of Civil War footage, etc., you won’t get that. Although there was one scene of a gigantic pit filled with severed limbs that made me turn my head.
I was sad to hear that Larry Hagman had died; another childhood icon gone. He was best known for playing J.R. Ewing on “Dallas,” but I’ll always remember him most fondly as Major Nelson on “I Dream of Jeannie.” (And no, he never did spank Jeannie, even though she gave him fits on a regular basis. But he did threaten her once.)
“Dallas” was one hell of a show, though, even though I got tired of it and stopped watching after a few years. The “Who Shot J.R.?” episode is the second-most watched TV episode in all of television history. (Who knows what #1 is?)
Today we went to brunch as usual. Since I’d passed on Thanksgiving dinner, I felt absolutely no compunction about stuffing my face with pancakes. 🙂
It’s that time of year again! (no, not all that Xmas s***. Way more important!) It’s time for Spanking Spot’s annual spanko awards. He’s been collecting nominations for the past couple of weeks, and now the voting has begun. First up is the category “Best Facial Expression During a Spanking,” and all the other categories will be put up, one by one, over the coming days.
This year, he’s doing something a little different. Before, there was only one “Best Spanking Blogger” category, and of course, Chross easily won every year, his votes far and above all the others. This time, there are two categories: “Best Spanking Blog — News” and “Best Spanking Blog — Creative.” Chross will win in News (deservedly so!), but now we can have a competition among the rest of us in Creative.
I was nominated last year, but don’t know if I made the cut this year. Guess I’ll find out soon enough, huh?
And speaking of my blog — this post is #498. What shall I write about for #500?
Back to the gym tomorrow. Sadly, no Mr. D, but I will see him on Tuesday instead. Can’t wait! I need my fix!