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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Happy Happy Sun-DAY!

Man-oh-man, but it's gorgeous out there today! After days and days of gloomy skies and rain, we're having a perfect Sunday... warm, sunny, breezy... perfect! I figured I'd do a quickie post and then come back later to read blogs (I go away for one day and you guys go nuts! I've got, like, ninety-eleven new posts to read!).

Anyway, the weekend's been good so far. I didn't injure myself on skates Friday night (and sorry, Jenners, there's no video... 'cause I'm not that stupid... or self-deprecating). I did realize, however (after quite a short time on wheels), that I need to get back on my rollerblades very soon, as I'm more out of shape than I thought (and that's saying something!). The party was fun, though, and Ryan's been at her cousin's all weekend, playing with the hamster, dubbed 'Bear'. Yeah, I think there's a furry little rodent in my future.

The non-date with the Republican was fun, too. We went to Monticello (my 4th time in 18 months) to take pictures and I saw (ever so clearly) the difference between photos taken with a $400 camera and photos taken with a $3,000 one. Sigh. Someday. Maybe. Probably not. But maybe. You never know.

My non-veggie dinner went well, too. I made this shrimp/pasta concoction I found in Real Simple magazine. It wasn't something I'd normally eat, as it had a sauce made with heavy cream (most of which, luckily, stayed in the pan and didn't go over the pasta), but it was surprisingly good. No one felt ill later, anyway, which is how I judge the success of my cooking.

As for Duplicity... it was a Dud. Disappointing. Dull. Not quite Dire, but close. Thankfully (or maybe not) I only had one glass of wine with dinner or I'd have been snoring about half-way through. It was 30 minutes too long and far too short on a decent story line. My man Clive was lovely, though, so it wasn't a total bust. He's not quite Gerard Butler, but he's still yummy.

That's about it for me. I'm off to go sit in the sun and read, as Sundance and I have been to the park for a long walk and he's passed out. Hope your Sunday is wonderful and the rest of your weekend was good, too! Later, 'gators!

23 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

Enjoy your sunshine - we had some here but I've been trying to write some more of my book today!

Was umming & ahhing over whether to see Duplicity; think you may have just made the decision for me :) There's so much else I want to see.

blognut said...

Damn! You got sun? I've got SNOW. I can't believe it... only I can.

I'm suffering from sunshine deprivation. Oh well. I'm glad you're having a good weekend, anyway. I'm going to sink back into a well of depression and wait for the weather to change. :)

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I feel like we've had similar weather shining on our faces today, Diane - Fresh but warm in the sun - Bright skies - Fabulous!

Thank you for your review of Duplicity - One to miss then!

Have a great week, love and hopefully even more light (and even fewer rodents, I hope...) xox

mo.stoneskin said...

I've always thought hamsters look a bit bear-like. Glad others have thought the same.

Amy McMean a.k.a McSunshine said...

I was thrilled to see the sun out today and jumped at the chance to go for a walk. IT was rainy and cold the last few days so it was nice to get out and smell the grass and mud. :)

Tabitha in Bliss said...

Have a wonderful Sunday Diane!!

Sam_I_am said...

It's still raining up here, send some sunshine north!

Annie K said...

I woke up to snow and sun. I guess I should look at that as the best of both worlds. Lucky you that you got great weather today. Hope you enjoyed it to the fullest!

Heather, aka Jake's Mommy said...

Beautiful Sunday here, too. Have been outside all day and then I realized that blog land must miss me! So, now, I'm seriously on the patio enjoying the weather with my laptop in tow. That's addicted, I tell ya!

blueviolet said...

Sounds so blissful! I'm glad your weekend has been so nice. It's snowing here. :(

Sometimes Sophia said...

Cold and rainy here. Good day for a nap... My camera has me bummed, too. Pictures aren't clear enough and they are warped. Now the display is going and I've barely had it a year! An upgrade from Craig's List?

sherri said...

Your NON-DATE reminds me of Blognut's NON-POST today. The two of you are too much alike!

Happy your day has gone well.
My day has been a good one, we have sun but cold temperatures. :(

But my son's band is playing at THE MIRAGE (Love Revolution Lounge) in Vegas tonight!!!!

He called us earlier when he arrived at the hotel.

I so want to be there.

Can you imagine not being able to follow your child across the country for big things like this? It is killing me!

Jenners said...

Well, you can't blame a girl for trying!

And we had awesome weather here too ... I finally feel that spring may actually be here. (of course, now it will snow tomorrow.)

And I think I'll skip the movie based on your view. I want to see the new Paul Rudd one anyway. (I only get one movie a month -- if that -- so I have to choose wisely.)

hebba said...

oh, I'm so dreaming of sun. Enjoy it. (though I did stay in bed for an extra hour this morning, listening to the rain on the roof, so that's something, I guess)

Lee said...

Beautiful. Now, get outside.

Protege said...

Sounds like your weekend was great!;))
Here it is Monday and I am at home with a flue. Yuck.
But the weather outside is great today so perhaps if I bundle up in blankets, I can get a bit of sun.;))
Hope your Mondays is as good as your Sunday.;))

Anonymous said...

It's true - she does snore through movies...even ones she picks!

Michelle said...

Hey Diane,
Thank you for your review of Duplicity!

I really wanted to see it. Now, not so much....

I am glad you had a good weekend. Spring has sprung huh??

dianne said...

Pleased to hear you had a good time and that your dinner was successful...pasta dishes are always good.

Are you a photographer and a journalist, I just wondered when I read about Monticello, thought you might do restaurant reviews?

Sorry to hear the movie was a Dud, thats always disappointing but at least you got to see Clive.

Anyway I hope you got to enjoy that sunshine and the rest of your Sunday. ♡

Lisa said...

its raining HUGE time here dear friend.....but i dont mind at all..........happy, happy, mon DAY !!!

Blu said...

Sounds soo good, I wonder what your future rodent will be called?

Pauline said...

happy Friday, happy Sunday, good date, good food - things sound peachy. I liked the nap part best (and that Neil Gaimon quote).

Heather said...

Sounds like a lovely day! Sorry the movie sucked. At least you had someone pretty to look at. :)
I took Chase to see Race to Witch Mountain, and I have to agree with Ryan. The Rock's man-boobs are definitely fab.