Finally! The day Lord of the Rings lovers have been waiting for! The first day of filming The Hobbit! The prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien.
Sadly, I have missed my chance to be in The Hobbit, but at least it is finally rolling. Filming of the two part movie began Monday, March 21, in New Zealand. Filming could take two years, but Part 1 is scheduled to come out in 2012.
When I think of a legendary Hollywood movie star, I think of one of my favorite actresses, Elizabeth Taylor. She had it all--fame, fortune, glamour, and beauty. She was the ultimate Hollywood diva. Her own life was so filled with drama that it could rival any dramatic movie role she filled.
Don't worry, be happy. You know what they say about smiling? It can change your day.
So, last week was Act Happy Week. Yes, act happy. You can't truly smile and be upset at the same time. If you act happy long enough, you can trick yourself into having a better day, week, or just activity. So if the new snow has you down, take this little bit of advice and carry the sunshine on and act happy. Make someone's day with a smile or your own day with a few happy thoughts.
Lunch in Paris: a Love Story with Recipes by Elizabeth Bard is a lively and thought-provoking look at the experience of a young woman, born and raised in New York City, who moves to Paris and marries a handsome, charming Frenchman. Elizabeth Bard is a keen observer of people, customs, and an adventurous gastronome. She is at first mystified by French cuisine and then becomes an enthusiastic participant. Her loving descriptions of the farmers’ markets, fish markets, and wonderful bakeries are deliciously evocative, even for the non-cook.
Event by David Lynn Golemon is a rip-roaring page turner of a read. Major Jack Collins is leading a super-secret group of scientists, military and technicians who face a world changing extra-terrestrial beast brought to earth to rid native life forms so the gray people can live here. Two saucers crash outside a small town in remote Superstition Mountains, Arizona.
When I started working at the Parkville Branch (back in the Ice Age when the library was in the basement of the Tower Dr. building and was called the Platte Woods Library), we had the old card catalog. There are those folks who miss the card catalog. I don’t.
I'm sure we've all heard about how magazines and the media are negatively affecting our body image, giving us a false sense of what is "perfect" in the looks department. Now apparently, this bad habit has carried over to other mammals as well.
You see, recently I added to my home a new baby boy. He's a bit prickly, quite literally, and is super sweet for a critter covered in spines. This is WALL-E (named after one of my favorite Pixar characters), my new hedgehog, and he's blind in one eye.
The Raytown Branch Adult Book Group will be reading Roadside Crosses by Jeffery Deaver for their April meetings. Kathryn Dance, an agent with the California Bureau, gets an education into the cyberworld. After an auto accident kills two teens, vicious smears of Travis Brigham, the teen driver responsible but not charged in the accident, appear on a blog. After one accusing bloggers barely survives an assault, Brigham becomes a person of interest.