Sunday, July 04, 2010


Karma likes to sleep in her chair in the evenings a lot. This is what I see from my chair--hehe!
She loves the plush throw I bought her. Well, she thinks I bought it strictly for her comfort. I bought it to cover the chair because of her cat hair--hehe! It was a win-win, I guess.
I forgot to mention Creation.
Paul Bettany stars as Charles Darwin in this BBC biographical drama that captures the legendary scientist in a period of intense mourning -- and expansive intellectual discovery -- following the untimely death of his young daughter, Annie. As Darwin dares to question the existence of God, he pens his groundbreaking tome, On the Origin of Species -- much to the chagrin of his religious wife, Emma (Jennifer Connelly).
I thought this was a quite interesting movie. I've seen movies about Darwin's voyage on the Beagle and on the controversy after he published his book, but this was a part of his life I knew little about. It was a much more domestic and personal view taken from letters, his children's remembrances, etc. I knew he had procrastinated about finishing the book for years. This movie delves into why. Fascinating. A step back in time.
Oh, and I didn't realize that Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly were actually married in real life, too. Obviously, I watched the bonus material--hehe! ;) There was a lot of interesting additional information in the bonus material on Darwin. If I like a movie, I often watch all the extras. :)
I picked out some papers for making cards for the challenges, but that's as far as I got yesterday. Some days just slip pleasantly away so quickly. :)
It rained last night. Only supposed to get up to the mid-80's today, but it's a good day to stay in and enjoy the air conditioning. Cloudy so that it is almost dark. If the skies don't clear people won't be able to see the fireworks very well. It's still early. And the wind always blows up here. Maybe the clouds will be pushed out by evening, eh? I hope so. :)
In a pondering mood, so have a quote to ponder.
"Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes."
Carl Jung


Serena Lewis said...

Cute Karma! Cody is a pampered pet...he loves to cuddle up in throws and blankets. And he also likes to lie on my pillow with me at night....or maybe that should be - he likes to try and push me off my pillow at night. lol

It sounds like an interesting movie. I'll look out for it here.

LOVE the quote!

Anonymous said...

Loved the picture of Karma, she just looks so peaceful sleeping there, I love how animals pick their own spot to sleep at and just relax. I will have to look up that Creation movie, I havent heard of it but it sounds interesting, hope you are having a good weekend! :o)

AliceKay said...

Karma looks so comfy there. :)

I'm glad you enjoyed the movie. I try to watch bonus material on the dvds, too. Some very interesting stuff in those bonuses.

It was sunny and hot here today....low 90s. A bit more humid from yesterday but not too bad yet. It's supposed to be in the 90s all this week (they changed our forecast today) and the humidity will be returning. Not looking forward to that.

Terri and I took a trip to Athens and Sayre today, and I took a lot of interesting pictures. Will be posting them to my Flickr account and blog soon. There's a lot of history in my area. Some I've known, some I'm just discovering.

I'm still pondering that quote. (it sure makes you think)

Toriz said...

What? You didn't buy it just for her? How rude! ;)

Thanks for the review. Sounds good... I've been wanting to see it for a while now, actually.

Intense Guy said...

I hope you are sleeping as well as Karma is...

...and that your bed doesn't need a throw to keep the Rita hair of it...

Rita said...

Serena--ROFL! Karma doesn't sleep on my pillow but sometimes she sleeps right next to it at the head of the bed (uses the headboard as a pillow). She does enough sprawling, tho, that my pillow and I get moved so far over that sometimes my pillow falls right off the bed! It's only a twin bed, after all--hehe!

Lynn--Any new spot Karma can lay on is an instant bed for her--hehe! I think she has laid on almost every inch of this apartment. :)

AliceKay--I hope it has cooled off for you a little by now. My Internet connection comes and goes--so I am trying to quick get caught up on comments, at least. Funny how I miss blogging. :)

Tori--I was fascinated by the relationship with his wife, the medical procedures back then, his own turmoil with God. I really enjoyed it..but then I have unusual tastes when it comes to movies. At least Dagan and Leah think so--ROFL!

Rita said...

Iggy--you do crack me up and give me a smile for the day! Rita hair...maybe Karma would complain about me, eh? ROFL!! :):)