Saturday, November 10, 2012

Atlas, iPod and the Birds

CPA Boy was sick so I got to go to the movies!

Generally on Saturdays we go out for lunch and sometimes go shopping for stuff but he came home from work on Friday with a slight fever and a headache. He went straight to bed and slept for about 16 hours. (He's fine now.) But obviously it put the kibosh on our usual weekend lunch plans.

This opened up a convenient four-hour block of time so to the movies I went. I saw "Cloud Atlas" and I really liked it. It's visually gorgeous and it was fun to try to identify the different actors in multiple roles. If not for an article in Entertainment Weekly I wouldn't have recognized all of Halle Berry's roles but Tom Hanks, Hugh Grant, Hugo Weaving (who easily had the best characters), and Jim Broadbent were all pretty easy to spot.

And I didn't even need to cook dinner because I bought CPA Boy a bag of Chick-Fil-A sandwiches yesterday so he is happy.

A good day all around: Kelly to the movies which makes her oh-so-happy and CPA Boy gets the house to himself (once The Boy left for work) which is a rare treat for him. And Chick-Fil-A for meals! Win-win!

Last week when I went on my walk I decided to take my iPod so i could listen to my "Exercise Playlist" which is full of fun, bouncy tunes to keep me moving quickly (I listen with only one headphone in my ear so I can hear traffic.) My iPod, which I've had for years, is one of the big ones and it has a clear plastic cover to protect it if dropped. I wasn't quite sure how to carry it so I just tucked it into my bra strap and walked my way to health.

But when I got home I saw that iPod covers are not impervious to sweat. Gross. So I decided to get myself a tiny, tiny iPod (it was $49!). I was leaning towards the pink one but when I got to the Apple store I saw they had a red one so that's what I got. It's really tiny, only one inch square and 1/4 inch wide. It will just clip to my shirt.

I'm not a fan of the Apple earbuds because they don't fit well in my itty-bitty ears but I have a different set to use.

Tomorrow I'm off to Bodega Bay for a few days. Thirty miles to oceanfront, seafood, a massage and bliss! (And more alone time for CPA Boy who gets our bed all to himself!) And going on walks with my new iPod!

Bodega Bay always makes me think of "The Birds", the Alfred Hitchcock film that was partly filmed there. I watched an HBO movie last week called "The Girl" which covered the filming of "The Birds" and "Marnie" along with Hitchcock's obsession with Tippi Hedren. Apparently there is another Hitchcock movie coming out soon, this time in theaters and starring Anthony Hopkins but that film covers the making of "Psycho".

And I have several books to delve into, including one called Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey (about Highclere Castle where much of "Downton Abbey" is filmed). Fun!

See ya next week!

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