- Best movie
- Worst movie
- Best villain
- Worst villain
- Best Bond Girl
- Worst Bond Girl
- Best villainess
- Worst villainess
- Best henchmen
- Worst henchmen
- Best car
- Worst car
- Best gadget
- Worst gadget
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
This is the week when every year we hold a James Bond marathon. We have all the movies either on Video or DVD, and since there's not much else to watch we start at Dr. No and work our way to the latest. At 22 movies it fills the void.
Just for fun here's a series of questions, should those who stop by to read my words be interested answer the questions in the comments section. That's where I'll be posting mine. If you wish you can add which actor you think was the best and worst Bond, but to me it's hands down Roger Moore as the best and George Lazenby as the worst.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Trip is over. Certain parts of the funeral were rather difficult. A chronology of the past few days is recorded here, a comparison/contrast of a catholic funeral with protestant funerals is at my Captain's log blog.
- When we arrived at the church the funeral home was delivering the urn. It was hard seeing it for the first time.
- When we got inside Bruce was up front with the two Priests. They were gracious in letting him, a Baptist minister, be a part of the service. They had him carry the urn from the front of the church to where we were standing in the vestibule so it would be a part of the procession once everyone was seated. It brought to mind the picture Bruce put on his blog of him holding Penni as a baby, and now he was holding her in death. The look on his face as he walked down the aisle matched mine.
- About the fourth bead on the rosary, and never having attended a Catholic Mass before, we didn't know how many more times we'd have to go through this. Mom whispered in my ear, "If you give me a funeral this long I'll haunt you the rest of your life." I knew it was rather inappropriate, but I couldn't help but smile at this.
- Bruce posted the eulogy he gave on his blog if the readers here are interested in it you can click here.
- Life does go on. Bruce's daughter is expecting a child, his son's wife is expecting and as announced here previously so is my son. All told my mother is looking forward to three grandchildren in the coming year.
- Since getting back I've had little time to brood or dwell on our loss. With two grandchildren opening their Christmas presents and all the noise their new toys make life is quite lively right now.
- I do hope everyone else had a terrific holiday season.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
This is how I remember Penni. It's the age she was when I left home to attend college. Not much older than what her daughter is now. She's with the Lord, and as difficult as it will be for us to deal with her loss, there is solace in knowing her ordeal of four years is over and she is at peace.
I am grateful for the many friends who have supported her through this time. Those that left messages on her caringbridge site, had their churches place her on their prayer lists, and offered support in many unnamed or unknown ways.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Last summer Penni came out here to visit our father's gravesite. She brought along a reporter who took video and pictures of the trip for the Dallas Morning News. They've just released a video about her struggle. Here is a link to the clip. Keep in mind when watching to have a hanky or tissue close to hand.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
On Penni's Caringbridge page today she's mentioned that she still has some vision in the eye that is giving her problems, and that she's out of pain. Mom's flying down to be with her today. We don't know how long that will be which has our Christmas plans up in the air.
Grinnygranny and I had part of our Christmas a little early yesterday. We had massages (massage massages). Oh my well worth the money. Nothing rejuvenates you better.
Put in a new ink cartridge in my printer at school, ran off my finals and it came up low on ink. Oh for the good old days when the printers used ribbons, which were a whole lot cheaper. Curses on Bill Gates and Microsoft who have made us phase out dot matrix printers starting with NT, and XP.
Monday, December 08, 2008
These next few days are going to be dark and gloomy. Mom is flying back out to Texas to be with Penni. She's had an ulcerated eye for the last few days, and today she's lost it. They've superglued a hard contact onto her eye to keep it from ulcerating any further. Mom's not sure how long she'll be out there.
Thursday, December 04, 2008
Turkey day is over (nice to have four days off). We've just about eaten all of the left-overs.
Now comes the mad dash to finish the semester, give finals, grade papers and look forward to a couple of weeks with grandson. Mom's going to have him stay with her, but we'll have plenty of time with him.
So far the weather has been nice for this time of year; good news for golfers like me, but the skiers are not so happy. Santa Fe has been trying to manufacture snow, but it keeps melting on them during the day. Sandia Ski area doesn't open until after the first of year. I'm hoping for good weather so I can get more golf in. I put on ten pounds each winter when I can't get out. The exercise helps me maintain my weight, but it doesn't help me lose it once it's on.
Here's hoping everyone is going to have a fine and wonderful holiday season.