Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Trailer of the Week: Confessions of a Shopaholic

It's the one romcom that even romcom fans prefer not to remember. Starring everyone's favorite Amy Adams wannabe Isla Fisher, it's a shameless tribute to retail therapy that should have been rendered obsolete by Great Depression II but wasn't.

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Pensamientos Acerca de Televisión

The Twilight Zone (1985): “The Card”

A busy housewife and mother of three gets issued a credit card from a mysterious company called the Card and discovers the hard way what happens when she forgets to make a payment. The sad part about this episode is that it's still so timely -- and even more so every Christmas season.

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Sunday, December 08, 2019

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Mi Hermano y Mi Mamá!

It's my mother's birthday and my youngest brother's birthday.

It is also the Catholic religious holiday known as Feast of the Immaculate Conception but you all probably knew that already.

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Saturday, December 07, 2019

Trailer of the Week: Tora! Tora! Tora!

It's that day again.

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Friday, December 06, 2019

Movie Quote of the Week

If you give a hungry man a loaf of bread, that's democracy, if you leave the wrapper on, that's imperialism.
--Raymond Bond, A Foreign Affair (1948)

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TV Quote of the Week

When I said my only concern was homeworld security, I meant my world, not yours!
--Simon Chadwick, The Sarah Jane Adventures, "Enemy of the Bane: Part 2"

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Thursday, November 28, 2019

¡Feliz Día de Acción de Gracias!

I wish a happy Thanksgiving to all my devoted readers. May you all enjoy this blessed day and have many things to be thankful about!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Things I'm Thankful For

1. My mother. She has been very supportive of me during the last few years and I'm glad to see that she is still hanging in there and in good health.
2. My siblings, who have been more patient with me this past few years than perhaps they should be.
3. My current mejor amiga, who has been more patient with me this year than I would have been in her place.
4. My health. (Never a thing to take for granted at my age.)
5. My job. (Not everyone is fortunate enough to have a job this time of year.)
6. My co-workers.
7. My late sister's children, who are doing their best to make their mother proud.
8. My relatives in Michigan, California and other states, who continue to inspire me far more than they will ever know.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Trailer of the Week: Doctor Who Season 12

Wait! Stephen Fry is actually a guest star next season? And there actually is a next season? Oh, my!

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Quote of the Week

Hunger has no business preceding ability, but it always does, with no exceptions.
--Richard Russo, "Getting Good"

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Book of the Week

I probably should resist the urge to comment on this book, given the fact that I've held enough blue-collar jobs in my lifetime to qualify as a blue collar intellectual in my own right, but I must admit that I liked it anyway. I kinda wished it went into more detail on certain subjects but it still delivered what it promised.

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