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YAY for Today!

How much do I love having a day off in the middle of the week?

I am SO FULL of a delicious turkey burger (on whole grain roll w/bbq sauce, tomato, and onion), a corn-on-the-cob, and a bowl full of berries on a slab of angelfood cake w/a HUGE glop of fresh whipped cream, with a glass of nice Trader Joe's chardonnay. AH....

Now we're watching 1776, the best 4th of July movie ever made. (My opinion, as well as PURE FACT.)

One problem with HD TV -- this is the first time I've ever really noticed the views outside all the windows are, in fact, paintings (not that this surprises me, it's just the first time I've NOTICED).

It amazes and astonishes and always, always floors me that people accomplished what they did in these times with no air conditioning, wearing wool clothing from neck to ankles, with quill pens by candlelight.

We're so freaking weak and pampered. (And they usually did all this before the age of 40. If not sooner.)

Trader Joe's chardonnay comes in a box, and seriously, it's really good.


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Jul. 5th, 2013 04:50 am (UTC)
sounds like a great day
Jul. 5th, 2013 06:24 am (UTC)
I fully agree about 1776. The "Here a Lee" song by Richard Henry Lee is my favorite, since the actual Lee was my ancestor. But the most commonly used line in our house is "Sit down, John."
Jul. 5th, 2013 09:03 pm (UTC)
And Barb is indirectly related to John Dickinson!

I know this movie so well I could recite it, but I NEVER get tired of seeing it!
Jul. 5th, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
My family first discovered 1776 in 1975, when my brother David was cast as Ben Franklin in a high school production of the show. (Ridgewood High had a really good drama program ... and a lot of boys in it that year.) Several years later, my brother Thom was cast in the same show ... in the same part!

So it's a family tradition. My Mom and I watched it on DVD last night -- the one I got last year, and made sure to get the restored version with "Cool Considerate Men." We have standards.
Jul. 6th, 2013 01:40 am (UTC)
Yep, we upgraded to the director's cut the moment it was available on DVD (although I have to say while I love the complete restoration, I miss the incidental music used in the original theatrical release; I still have that old video, but haven't watched it in years!).

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