Sunday, September 03, 2006

Long wekends

Lately long weekends have been used to spend the day in my jammies knitting and watching movies.

I thought I would shake things up a little and listen to a novel instead (since I could barely tolerate the one I was reading). So I began War & Peace this afternoon. I am really enjoying it so far - though on tape it is a little harder to keep track of the many characters, since I can't flip back a page or two, and some of the voices are hard to distinguish as yet. The one drawback I found was that I became quite drowsy knitting in the afternoon heat and listening to the courtiers discuss marriage and war.

I only managed one of ten tapes - I think that even the audio version of War & Peace is going to take awhile to finish! Bring on the long weekends!

Here is a current pic of Sizzle - perfect knitting for watching tv - I don't even have to look at my work - this is a great pattern.

** PS. I have to post that I am really so sad about Steve Irwin. Not so much because of his work but because he was such a dedicated father and husband. No, I totally thought he should not be feeding crocs while holding his infant - but I do not think he showed the best judgement when it came to wild animals - he loved and trusted them like humans. Which only heightens the connection I felt between the Crocodile Hunter's achievements and what the Grizzly Man aspired to be. Both of these men felt an overwhelming kinship to the animals they loved - but that is where the similarities would have ended were it not for their tragic deaths being so alike.

If you ever want to stimulate some rousing discussion - watch Grizzly Man. It is a compelling documentary about a truly complex man whose choices lead to tragedy. What did he accomplish? Each person has a different answer I think.

Also - it has some sadly funny moments as this man and some of his 'friends' are a little more than eccentric. But I have a rather perverse sense of humour.


Posted by Miss Scarlett @ 11:53 PM


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