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#329841 Masterpiece

Posted by dixiedoodah on 14 November 2014 - 07:58 PM

Ditto. I have made it through half of part two and I do like it better than the book, but I don't like the woman playing Elizabeth.

#329406 George Clooney

Posted by dixiedoodah on 30 September 2014 - 11:59 AM

The dress is stunning. I still think she looks like a very exotic looking version of long-haired Anne Hathaway.

#329405 British Royals

Posted by dixiedoodah on 30 September 2014 - 11:54 AM

Not that ibuy that theory, but are there any twins in the royal family or would this be a first. Imagine if the first born were twins. How careful would they need to be about THAT birth? Imagine a twin c-section birth for the first born. Who gets to decide? We could write a chit chat fan fic.

#329381 George Clooney

Posted by dixiedoodah on 27 September 2014 - 05:40 PM

Happy anniversary!

Off the market..... At least we share an anniversary! He's 17 years behind me


#329330 Outlander

Posted by dixiedoodah on 24 September 2014 - 06:04 AM

I've been reading these books for almost 17 years and I do love them. But some people are really heavily invested in every single thing being the same. I follow Diana Gabaldons FB feed and the commenters are insane. Hs hair isn't red enough, it's not long enough, the pearls are the wrong kind of pearls, he said thus now, he doesn't say that til next week. Having been through the adaptation of true blood, I'm happy the story is recognizable.

#329130 Brad and Angelina

Posted by dixiedoodah on 02 September 2014 - 03:27 PM

They've always said they were only getting married because it was important to the kids, that they wanted their parents to be married like everyone else. I could see her picking out that dress because it's what the kids wanted - a big princess dress. It almost sounds like the family just had a wedding play date.

#328881 Robin Williams

Posted by dixiedoodah on 11 August 2014 - 06:56 PM

I think this is a very vivid memory of Robin Williams to many of us of a certain age and, while he's no Abe Lincoln, the imagery resonates today.

O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:

But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.
O Captain! My Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise upfor you the flag is flungfor you the bugle trills;
For you bouquets and ribbon'd wreathsfor you the shores a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;

Here captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head;
It is some dream that on the deck,
You've fallen cold and dead.
My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won;

Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.


#328835 Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Engagement

Posted by dixiedoodah on 06 August 2014 - 11:56 AM

Seen on Facebook today:

I hope you fall in love with someone who treats you how Kanye treats Kanye.

#328829 Miley Cyrus

Posted by dixiedoodah on 05 August 2014 - 04:31 PM

Anyone old like me remember the Madonna Sex book? Not even original, Miley.

My favorite comment this morning was from local celeb Pittsburgh Dad (check him out on youtube if you are an expat Yinzer like me).

"Miley Cyrus played down Consol last night? They better just go ahead and bleach that whole damn building. That's all we need is Crosby getting pink eye."

#328773 Does anyone read historicals?

Posted by dixiedoodah on 30 July 2014 - 08:50 PM

Ah, Lady Jane. I think I was a junior in high school when that movie came out. All of the girls of a certain type (nerdy, Anglophile, AP English), myself included in all groups, were aflutter about that one. To this day, Cary Elwes from that era is the top of my Freebie Five list. I'll have to check out Elizabeth Freemantle.

#328632 The Classics

Posted by dixiedoodah on 18 July 2014 - 05:45 AM

I used to keep an excel spreadsheet and then i had columns to review the book and enter in when I read it, etc. The problem is that it was locked on my PC. I do use goodreads, mostly for the social aspect of sharing books with friends. I also use an app called Book Crawler. It has all of the same fields that my excel chart had, and more. I challenge myself to read 75 books per year and I can create a macro to keep me updated on progress, etc. not to mention sometimes I don't want my goodreads friends to know about my addiction to crappy historical romances.

My initial idea was to put my whole book collection into Book Crawler so I would quit buying the same book twice. I looked around at my house full of books and got overwhelmed. So I just track purchases and wants from the time I started the app. I can use the iPad at home and send it to the phone for when I'm out.

Because I'm a freak, I also use an app called Read More. You track your reading sessions and while it tracks the books you read, it also gives you your reading speed and tells you how much time it should take you to finish reading.

I do pretty well with the lists of "must read" books, but there are always books I haven't read. It's a never-ending quest. To add to our "similarities of posters on this thread" I majored in English literature and minored in French Literature. I now express my craziness by taking my kids on day trips to visit all of the Little Free Library locations in my town, leaving Boockrossing books around, and hosting American Girl Bookclub for my daughter. My 10 year old bought me this for my birthday as a serious gift. http://www.amazon.co...05691006&sr=8-1

They get me.

#328618 Kindle Unlimited

Posted by dixiedoodah on 17 July 2014 - 11:59 AM

I have the plain kindle and I just use a clip on light at night when I need one. As for the special offers. I don't find them intrusive at all. I basically don't even notice them. They are just a screensaver, and when I pick up my kindle to read, I just click wake and it goes away. Definitely not a big enough deal to pay extra to remove them.

#328609 Kindle Unlimited

Posted by dixiedoodah on 16 July 2014 - 06:23 PM

With as much grief as publishers have given to libraries and overdrive (and the libraries are indeed buying the rights to the books) I am surprised that they are so willing to do these services at all. I get most of my kindle and audiobooks from my public library. The newest best sellers usually take a while to get, but I have a 50 book long to-be-read stack just from this year already, so I can wait. I buy books when they go on sale and then just cycle them in when I haven't gotten anything good from the library.


Posted by dixiedoodah on 12 June 2014 - 01:34 PM

Wow, it looks really different! This seems like a big job. Thanks for doing it!

#327096 Johnny Depp

Posted by dixiedoodah on 18 January 2014 - 07:23 PM

Way to be the ultimate cliche, Johnny. I used to like him until he turned into such a self-important fuckwad.