Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bette Davis Eyes

"From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it." ~Bette Davis

I've been on a huge old movie kick lately. One of my absolute favorite actresses is Bette Davis. She's gorgeous, bold, and fun to watch. I first saw her in The Man Who Came to Dinner (this is a classic Christmas movie in our household) with Monty Wooley--whom I also adore--and I knew I wanted to watch more of her work. When I find an actor and actress I love, I tend to devour their movies. (I do the same thing with new authors I discover too.) Jezebel won her Oscar. In Dark Victory she starred along side Ronald Regan, who played a drunk, and Humphrey Bogart, a horse trainer. She is almost unrecognizable in the beginning of Now Voyager as a frumpy spinster, twenty pounds heavier and with the bushiest eyebrows you've ever seen. And of course All About Eve where she plays an insecure, aging actress. Those are just a few of my favorites. I wish Bette Davis was still alive to make more movies. I could just picture her acting opposite Johnny Depp in a quirky suspense movie; Leonardo DiCaprio in an intense drama; or Matthew in a romantic comedy. 

Sweet dreams,



Thursday, March 24, 2011

America's Most Haunted City

Sweet Savannah

It's the end of March and we're back to snow, sleet and temperatures below freezing. Is it any wonder I have vacation on the brain?

Ever since seeing the movie, Midnight in Garden of Good & Evil with Johnny Cusack and Kevin Spacey, I've wanted to go to Savannah, Georgia to see the amazing architecture, lichen and trolleys. Not to mention all the haunted sites--in 2002 the American Institute of Parapsychology named it American's Most Haunted City. A few months ago I wrote an article about different tour companies in the city and all the historical sites to see. Since then I haven't been able to get the city out of my mind.

Sweet dreams,


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Come Sail Away

Spring is fighting to get here--bird are chirping, the temperature has been above freezing--but it's just not coming quick enough. There's still snow on the ground, ice on the lake, and the need for a winter coat.  The weatherman's promising temps will reach the 60s tomorrow(!) but we've been teased with these temperatures before, only to get another six inches of snow the very next day.

I've been daydreaming a lot about a relaxing tropical vacation. A cruise in particular so I wouldn't have to worry about renting a car or feeding myself. Plus, I've never been on a cruise and have always wanted to go on one.

Carnival offers a seven night cruise that sails from Miami:

And docks in:
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan


Cozumel, Mexico
As much as I would love to see Mexico, all the violence and drug wars there scares me a bit right now. I also found this seven night Carnival cruise that takes me back to my favorite place on earth, the Virgin Islands.

You sail from San Juan, Puerto Rico

And dock in:
St Thomas, USVI


St Lucia

St Kitts

St Maarten

Sweet dreams,


My Heart Goes Out

After the earthquakes, tsunami, and now the nuclear power plants, my heart goes out to Japan.
Sweet dreams,