November 2010 Archives

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 1

We went to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 yesterday. I won't put any spoilers in this entry. The comments, if I get any, may have some so beware. This Harry Potter film is, by far, the darkest and most grownup of the franchise so far yet there is still something truly wonderful that stirs when the lights go down and that opening scene music starts. Very rarely does a 2˝-hour movie not seem like a 5˝-hour movie to me but this one pulls it off. Part 1 did its job. It built strong momentum for a big finale. I hope the filmmakers are up to it.

Two matinee theater tickets, two large drinks, and a large, semi-scorched popcorn: $36. Pretty amazing, isn't it? We had two little girls in front of us at the concession stand. I'm guessing twelve and fourteen. Twelve paid with a Mastercard. Don't know who or how many they were buying for but the two of them could barely carry it all. It was $65-$70 worth of candy/popcorn/soda. Might have been just for them, though, and I'd kinda like to know what the final tally was for their afternoon. :)

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving

Meet Roofie

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I thought I had spotted our Buff-Bellied Hummingbird friend, whom we had nicknamed Buffy, last weekend. We missed Buffy last winter. As it turns out, I don't think this one is Buffy. The one visiting us right now (Pictured below) does not have as much green and does not chatter, chatter, chatter like Buffy did. Wish I'd had better light today. I think this new visitor is a female Rufous Hummingbird. She's quite welcome here and I will keep nectar out for her as long as she wants to stay. We've decided to name this one Roofie (Original, I know).

CrabAppleLane Rufous Hummingbird - November 14, 2010
CrabAppleLane Rufous Hummingbird - November 14, 2010

CrabAppleLane Rufous - November 14, 2010
CrabAppleLane Rufous Hummingbird - November 14, 2010

I am from . . .


(This was an assignment given to all of the teachers at my school back in August. There was a template to use. The teachers are often given topics and write things. Then a bulletin board of the writings are displayed in the front of the school. Right now we have one with "I am thankful" entries.) I have held onto this one to put on the blog in honor of Mama's birthday. Happy Birthday, Mama!

I Am From

I am from a big family (10 people) but a small house (1100 sq. ft. house with ONE bathroom), an olive green potty chair outside the bathroom (Used by the twin babies of the family until they were seven years old due to the bathroom never being available when they woke up in the morning), one window unit air conditioner, a loud attic fan, a pink kitchen wall phone with a short cord which afforded no privacy for teenage conversations

I am from small backyard swimming pools, a swing set and lush Saint Augustine grass to run through or lay out on to work on a suntan

I am from ditches in front of houses, canals at the end of the block, lots and lots of children playing outside, running behind the mosquito truck in the summer, and neighbors loving to listen to my mother melodically sing out the names of her eight children when she called them in to dinner, even when some of her children were not playing outside anymore

I am from Ginnie who taught me how to manage working full time while raising a family and from Sam who taught me the love of cooking for family and friends

I am from “Waste not, want not”, “a penny saved is a penny earned”, "Oh me oh my I wish I could fly up to the sky", “Come to the table 1,2,3, Come to the table and you will see, Food for you and food for me, Come to the table 1, 2, 3” and “This is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice

I am from spaghetti and meatballs, Italian Salad, Stuffed Artichokes, Crawfish Boils, Fried Shrimp Po Boys and Sloppy Roast Beef on Muffaletta bread, Beignets, Tastee Glaze Donuts, penny candy from TG&Y, Pralines, Cokes in the little green bottles (only drank on special occasions at Grandma and Grandpa Ferrara’s house), sno balls, Doberge Cake, King Cake, and no meat on Fridays

I am from long car trips to visit my relatives in Minneapolis, Lion’s Club Recreation Park, the Fire Station next to Lion’s Club (Where I got a 10 cent coke in a cup from the vending machine after cheerleading practice), playing at Linda, Kathy, Donna & Deborah and Barbara’s house, Saints games at Tulane Stadium with my Daddy, touring Air Craft Carriers when they were open to the public, Pontchartrain Beach, my Aunt Myrt’s house in the French Quarter, Mardi Gras in New Orleans, CYO on Friday nights and the first pew in Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

I am from parents who did an outstanding job of raising a large family - often with a shortage of money, but never with a shortage of love

Happy, Happy

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Happy Birthday, Mom
Happy Birthday, Mom


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