Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Favorite Movie Quote

The Hubs was watching 13th Warrior while procrastinating yardwork today. It's a very good movie in a swashbuckling, Nordic kind of way. My favorite parts were the glorious closeups of Antonio Banderas and this little prayer his character, an Arabic prince, said before going into battle. I don't know if it's an actual Muslim prayer, so don't freak out on me, ok? I just appreciate the poetry of it. You must read it imagining Antonio's Spanish accent.

Merciful Father, I have squandered my days with plans of many theengs (things). Theees (this) was not among them. But at this moment, I beg only to leeve (live) the next few minutes well. For all we ought to have thought and have not thought...all we ought to have said and have not said...all we ought to have done and have not done...I pray thee, God, for forgiveness.

You can view the scene on YouTube here.

Sometimes we converse in movie-speak around our house and that first line comes in handy when faced with a task we'd rather not do: "I have squandered my days with plans of many things; but theees was not among them..."

Seriously, though - that's a thought provoking prayer, isn't it? Maybe we shouldn't wait until faced with an epic battle before reviewing our lives and asking forgiveness.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Major Smug Alert

(that was not a typo. I did mean to type smug, not smog. Although, after you read this, you may think it's a bunch of smog!)
Patting myself on the back. I made this little crown/empress graphic myself. I took a picture of the crowns on my office wall & zapped it with Photoshop. Fun fun! Please allow me a little smugness - I was collecting crowns before they became trendy. They were hard to find, too. And I declared myself the Empress of the Universe about 8 years ago.

There are many Queens.

But only one Empress.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Just Because

These are actually stairs. I think the color is interesting, nice fall rust color. This could make an interesting Photoshop texture. I don't have any profound thoughts on it; just wanted to share.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


The August heat broke, a great cool front blew in, and Blu2 enjoyed it as much as we did! I love watching Afghan Hounds run. It's like poetry in motion. He can really tear it up, too.Oh yeah. I'm fast. I'm cool. It's good to be me. Life is good!