Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Whaddaya gonna do?


It has rained over two inches and been colder then a rat's ass in Alaska for the first eleven days of February.

Hunkered down in the only room that I could manage to keep warm, I've been reading and watching great DVDs. It has made the time go faster. That's for sure.

I laughed out loud when I picked up my latest copy of Texas Monthly with the illustrious Governor of Texas on the cover.

He is being awarded the Bum Steer Award. Read all the little things they've put on the cover. I love the irreverance of this magazine. I read it from cover to cover as I do with Smithsonian and National Geographic. Sometimes funny, informational and irreverant. Thank heavens everything in this world doesn't have to be politically correct!

With Molly Ivin gone and George Carlin gone, I find few who delve into things and say those things that others dare not. Have you noticed that too?

The movies I've been watching after stopping at Juan's and paying 40 pesos per DVD have been many of the nominees for Oscars. Some of them have been "The Descendents" (ok), "The Artist" (very interesting cinematography in black and white)and "A Better Life". A Better Life, in my opinion, was the best of all. Hope everyone sees it.

The best of the best however has been a BBC series called "Around the World in 80 Gardens". A couple of months ago, quite by accident, someone lent a segment to me on the gardens of Mexico. It was excellent. I had been to all of the gardens and the descriptions and photography are very well done. My joy at seeing more segments on Australia, New Zealand and India captivated me. Hours melted away as I was transported to other continents. Other climates. Seeing flowers that I have in my gardens but never knew where they originated was the biggest surprise. Quite exquisite scenery.

If you're in San Miguel, go by Cafe Etc and ask Juan for the BBC series on the gardens of the world. So, so enjoyable.
It made me forget the rain and the cold..........for a few hours at least.
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Irene said...

Thanks for the garden show recommendation. For those cold nights, soon to be warmer, I recommend any of Michael Palin's travel series. It is also from BBC, the first is Around the World in 80 Days. He is a wonderful traveler, open to new experiences and meeting new people. Yes, he is the Michael Palin of Monty Python fame.

Bob Mrotek said...

Here is your george Carlin fix for today :)

Dan in NC said...

Babs, at least with the cold you can bundle up! My friend down in BA is complaining that it is feeling like 110F.. Ah well, no matter where you go, there you are...
Dan in NC

comitan said...

The best way for you to keep warm and not break the bank. Go to home depot and buy a propane heater they come with a 5gal. bottle in the back, very efficient.

Babs said...

Irene - I'm familiar with Michael Palin - good suggestion!
Thanks Bob - you've made my day!
Dan, I'd rather take off clothes then bundle up - wearing shoes is my least favorite piece of clothing, almost.
Comitan, I have one of those in the guest house for tenants. Guess I should get one for my self. I have a gas heater for upstairs that his connected to the gas cylinders outside. I seldom connect that. This year however it was necessary.

comitan said...

Babs we have 2 of these they are wonderful.

Babs said...

Comitan - Thanks so much. I'll look at those for next year when I go to the states. I think, maybe, the cold snap is almost over. I hope, I hope, I hope.