Friday, September 20, 2019
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Am I the only one who has completely lost any appetite for muffins whatsoever? I see muffins in restaurants and grocery stores and I am physically repulsed.
But what if this isn’t Mary and her predicted muffins. What if this is Hugo who decided France just wasn’t as great as he remembered. Not without Dawn.
Mrs. Wanders and I made it to Utah on Wednesday in the little 1997 Subaru Impreza that we are passing down from our oldest daughter to our son in college. We had a great day, but we have more travels ahead.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Monday, September 16, 2019
We spent the night in a Holiday Inn Express in South Bend, Indiana, where Housekeeping has a great sense of humor:
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Friday, September 13, 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Okay, I’m guessing this guy will tell her about the family he left behind in a civil war somewhere who he’ll never see again, and Dawn will be comforted that she still has her Dad in her life and we can then move on. Please, let us love on.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Monday, September 9, 2019
Friday, September 6, 2019
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Monday, September 2, 2019
Friday, August 30, 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Monday, August 26, 2019
Friday, August 23, 2019
"Smugmental?" Nicely coined, Fauxprof.
I love the many literary devices that Karen Moy incorporates into her storytelling. The duplicate-plot-in-an-Ask-Wendy-letter device allows Mary to give advice to Dawn without giving advice to Dawn. Which means the advice is meant for someone else, probably us. Is Karen Moy the real Hugo? Don't leave us Karen Moy. We will never get over you. Never!
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Monday, August 19, 2019
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Look at all the people with their pointy finger in the air chanting, "We're number one! We're number one!" at the fish.
I want to add that I've been to the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. I usually don't enjoy aquariums but this one is really spectacular and fun. If Aquarium is modeled after the Georgia Aquarium, those are supposed to be whale sharks, and this room is truly beautiful.
Friday, August 16, 2019
"... or as we say in my mother country where I will be returning in a few days after I'm done painting my host family's house never to return or to see you again, and where everything is better, even the sunsets, and the sun rises, (if you know what I mean, Dawn), 'je me sens paisible.' Don't you?"
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Monday, August 5, 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Sorry I've been away, gang. I've been busy. Painting my bathroom. I can only imagine how busy Hugo is, painting his host family's entire house. I think Hugo imagines he's pretty busy, too. But his host family is starting to wonder...
Hôte père: Where is Hugo?
Hôte mère: He went to the beach.
Hôte père: It's two o'clock in the afternoon. When does that fainéant plan to finish his job? I think its time to yank his visa.
I worry that we are headed toward a Fantine situation... not that I think Dawn becomes a prostitute, but this has all the makings of an unexpected baby.
"...He slept a summer by my side
He filled my days with endless wonder
He took my childhood in his stride
But he was gone when autumn came..."
And just for fun, here's Ruthie Henshall, whom a friend invited me to dinner with back in the late 90's a few years after this recording. I met her a few times back in the day, and she was so sweet and kind to me.
Is that enough content for you? P.S. I've loved reading all your comments. Some wonderful ones the past few days.
Friday, July 26, 2019
I love a good Dawn Weston date. Holding hands across the table is really hard on the elbows; you have to really be motivated. Plus, this brings up Wilbur's work as an investigative journalist and how long he's away from home after any international tragedy. It's like he books passage on the soonest schooner and sails around the Cape to wherever it is he's going, and then spends months writing a story, before returning home having been robbed by pirates.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
If she thinks she has to explain to Hugo that Guy de Maupassant is a "writer," then why does she think he will know anything about his architectural preferences. That being said, I hope Hugo begins discussing the relationship between wealth and happiness as portrayed in de Maupassant's short story, "The Necklace." Next time, rather than reading about a writer, try reading his actual writing.