Cracker

  I always loved the song “Euro-Trash Girl” by Cracker.  Not sure why, but I always wanted to be someone’s Euro-Trash girl, but new that would never happen, because, well, I’m American, not European.  So now, I guess I’m my husband’s something-trash girl!  LOL!!!

  Maybe it’s because I have always wanted to travel and see the world, especially Europe, and here I am in the far eastern corners of the continent!  Going to Italy at the end of June to see said spouse, as he is there working in La Spezia, which is about 30 minutes from Pisa, yes, as in the leaning tower of.  Here are a few snapshots of him at the tower, which I hope to get to go see while there.  He has a friend who lives in Venice, and if time and money permit, we may hop a train for a weekend visit to Venice, take a Gondola ride under the Bridge of Sighs at sunset – ever see the movie with teenage Diane Lane, and very old Lawrence Oliver called “A Little Romance”?  If so, you know what I am referring to!

So here are a few pics, and maybe by the time I die, I actually will be a Euro-Trash girl, ahem, lady, even though I have no idea what the term Euro-Trash actually means.  It doesn’t sound very nice, but for some reason or other, I wanna be one!  Silly Americans!

The Leaning tower of Pisa:

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La Spezia:

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Pride & Prejudice BBC vs. Keira Knightley

Okay, let me just say that when the new version of P&P came out in 2007, I LOVED it. That being said, you should know that I had not read the book at that point. I then finally saw the BBC version that was done 10+ years prior to the 2007 version starring Keira Knightley!

BCC nailed it, shouldn’t they have though, I mean, hello, they represent the land that Austen grew up in! I mean Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle NAILED the characters of Lizzy and Mr. Darcy! Where Keira Knightley was too obtuse in her rendition of Elizabeth Bennett! Austen would have been livid had she heard Elizabeth Bennett reply to her mother:”but she may very well perish with same of having such a mother.”

However my main issues with the newer version, besides a lot of story and dialogue being left out or said by different characters, is that the men in the new version have been emasculated. Charles Bingley was a wuss in this version. Matthew Macfayden did a fairly decent job of being Mr. Darcy! Donald Sutherland’s portrayal of Mr. Bennett was SHAMEFUL!!! In the book as well as the BBC version, Mr. Bennett had a quick wit, was very observant, and very critical of his youngest daughters, where in the newer version, nothing of the sort ever happened, he appeared aloof in this rendition. Mr. Collins, he was done remarkably well in both versions, however I do like the rendition of said character by Tom Hollander than the BBC version. Mr. Hollander was not quite as annoying and pardon the expression “gay”, as the guy in the BBC version. All the men were apathetic instead of masculine and steady like they were in the book and the BBC version. BBC captured the characters precisely. The new version I found to be very feminist. Wile Rosamund Pike was stunningly beautiful, she was not as naive as she should have been. There was too much of something in her manner that made her less sweet and innocent than she should have been.

I adore Brenda Blethyn, but she was not as annoying as she should have been! Anyone who has ready Austen knows that BBC nailed Pride & Prejudice in their version, essentially anything of Austen that is portrayed on film is done better by the BBC, as they tend to stay true to Austens novels.

God Hates The World???

So a friend posted a link to a very disturbing site called “God Hates The World”. I’m not going to post a link, cause I don’t want to contribute to that kind of heresy. I have however posted a gadget to sign a petition to have this “church’s” websites shut down. They are completely full of hate and anti-biblical, even though they attempt to use the bible to back up their hate filled rants!

I would ask anyone who reads this blog, to please sign the petition, and get your friends to sign it. If you believe in Christ, God, and the bible, then you know that God doesn’t hate people, he hates sin. He doesn’t want that anyone should perish, but they do have free will to follow him or not.

I have sent the owners of the site and email asking how they can justify what they are spewing, which completely contradicts Christ message of love! I doubt I will receive an answer, but oh well, please join me in shutting these lies down.

It might fly in the face of the freedom of speech, but this isn’t speech, this is hate! It’s a fine line, but people like this give all of us who truly love the Lord a bad name, they are the ones who make us all look like a bunch of wing-nut fringe zealot, lunatics!!!

Commercials, gotta love ’em…

So I gotta say, I’m a fan of commercials, not they way they come one right in the middle of a show, leaving you hanging on a cliff, but the actual commercials themselves. Like ones for laundry detergent.

Example, a woman is eating a cake with a friend at an outdoor cafe, her sleeve accidentally touches the cake, and now she has chocolate all over her sleeve. Her friend pulls out a 5 Kilo bag of detergent. Then they are suddenly in a house, the shirt is washed and dried with no trace of chocolate left on the shirt!!

Obviously it’s showing how awesome the detergent works! But seriously, who carries around large bags or even bottles of detergent in their purses. And how come they can wash and dry a shirt in a nano second??? Isn’t art supposed to imitate life, or is it the other way around???

Or the awesome cat woman like moves in a Matrix style commercial – I wanna be able to move like that – that slow time lapse photography trick, heck I would be find with looking like those women. I’m a seriously straight hetero woman, who loves her hubby, but those women are smoking hot!!! I want a body like that! Why can’t we all have bodies like that???

I want my life to be like a 30 second commercial, funny, beautiful, and easy!