Friday, April 27, 2018
Belated Oscars Watch: Lady Bird (2017)
Format: Amazon Streaming
Watched this one for an upcoming podcast. Saving it for then, I'm afraid.
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Melodrama Watch: The Hard Way (1943)
Format: TCM on DVR
Decade: 1940's (wartime)
The Hard Way (1943) is a wartime melodrama and probably counts as a "Women's Picture", which was a thing, as it starred women, had them front and center as career-centered ladies with romance as a conflict.
It's not a genre with which I have a lot of experience, and I'm not a huge follower of soapy melodrama. "So, The League," you say, "Why did you watch it?"
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Noir Watch: Mystery Street (1950)
Noir Watch: Brick (2005)
There's probably plenty to say about this movie, but I'm saving it for a podcast.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Wedded Bliss in New Orleans - Congrats Lauren and Steven
This weekend Jamie and I flew to New Orleans for the wedding of two folks I met via blogging and have become good pals with as we all lived in Austin for a few years before they departed for San Francisco and then NYC. On Saturday Steven H and Lauren R tied the knot in City Park with yours truly officiating.
|The Peristyle in City Park. This is from the internet, but it is where the wedding occurred.|
This was the third time I've officiated and every time it's no less nerve-wracking, and it is no less special as I've known all the couples well and know their stories. It's truly an honor and privilege to be asked, and to get to play that role is a truly memorable experience.
It's also the best seat in the house, if you're going to show up for a wedding, anyway. You want to see people having a moment as up close as it gets? That's where you want to be. You'll also see your friends looking as dashing and beautiful as they will ever be from, like, three feet away.
In short - I hope I didn't mess up the ceremony too much.
Monday, April 23, 2018
I think March 30th was the 15th Anniversary of the Start of my Blogging
So, I guess I missed my own 15th Anniversary of blogging. We were over at League of Melbotis back then. Here's a link to the first batch of posts.
Back then, kids, we had no facebook, no twitter, barely had iTunes and it took me forever to figure out how to upload photos and have a comment section. I was a lad of about 27 and living as a Texas ex-pat in Arizona at the time. I was busily learning about Superman and comics, and I was oh, so, sweetly naive. Reading those early posts is sometimes a teeth-gnashing experience but also a journal of what was going on in my head in the blogging salad days.
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