As far as chick flicks go, Sweet Home Alabama is not bad. This is the second time I've seen it, though, and I don't think it would stand up to any more viewings. So I guess it's not a classic chick flick.
I don't know why, but some time last year, Wheat Thins started coming with tons of extra salt on them. The first time I encountered it, I thought it was just a bad box. But it's been consistent every time since then, across various varieties (except the low-salt kind). Nabisco, stop it! It's way too much salt! You're killing us. You took out the trans fats a few years ago, which was fine. The crackers got harder then, but that's a minor deal. But seriously, cut back on the salt!
We took a train from Rome to Ancona, Italy, where we had a one-day stop. Ancona is about ¾ of the way up the east coast, on the Adriatic Sea. The next evening we planned to take an overnight ferry to Split, Croatia, so this seemed like a simple transfer place, but Ancona is a really neat city itself! At night I wandered around and ended up hiking to a functioning lighthouse. The stone sign is at 104 meters above sea level, about 341 feet. Our neighborhood had some nice murals / graffiti: Here is a view out over a pentagonal building formerly used as a quarantine colony, a little island right by the city, open to the public: There are quite a few drinking fountains scattered all over, and all the ones we tried worked! This is the correct way for a city to be. It is very hilly, with stairs and steep roads all over. Many narrow little alleys between buildings, and connecting passages and staircases up and down hills, between houses, churches, and pa
Malta’s long history is very interesting, including what is widely thought to be the shipwreck by the apostle Paul in AD 60 described in the New Testament Acts of the Apostles chapter 28 , the last chapter in Acts. Later there was a period where the inhabitants were killed and it was mostly unpopulated, then was resettled around AD 1049 by a Muslim community and their slaves, who rebuilt a ruined city and called it Mdina after the Arabian Madīnah / Medina. Eventually Christians reconquered the island, yet the Arabic dialect spoken by the population remained, with new Christian faith. Here is one example, a guest house called Dar is-Sliem, “house of peace” in Maltese, similar to Dar es Salaam in Arabic, the largest city in Tanzania: Nowadays Malta is a strongly Catholic country. This is evident in many ways. Visually it is obvious in the large in the many, many churches on the islands. In the small, see the very common house devotional niċċa (niches) and shrines that are al
Oh man Erin, Sweet Home Alabama is one of my favorite shows. I mean how could it not be - Matthew McConahey(s/p) duh? I love the fact that you never really forget your first true love no matter how hard you try sometimes! I am just excited I got to post on your blog about something I actually know about. hahhaaa!ReplyDelete
Jessica! Matthew McConaughey isn't in Sweet Home Alabama! Patrick Dempsey is the guy she doesn't choose, and I don't know who the other guy is. Wait, I'll look it up.... It's somebody named Josh Lucas, who is much more attractive than Matthew McConaughey, in my opinion. Sorry, but I don't reall like him that much. I mentioned that once at book club and was practically booed out of the room. Anyway, I hope we can still be friends!ReplyDelete
Oh my heck Erin, I feel soo incredibly dumb!! You are soo right. I have had Matthew Mcconaughey in my head becuase I want to see his and Kate Hudson's new show Fools Gold. N E ways, I still totally love Sweet Home Alabama! I think Josh Lucas is good looking and I like Reese Witherspoon too. We can still be friends. Oh did you check Lillian out on my blog?ReplyDelete
I'm glad we can still be friends, even though I'm not a big fan of Matthew McNot-a-Hotty (do you remember when Mike Sewell said that at church?). I do like some of his movies, though. I liked Failure to Launch and I thought How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days was hilarious. Kate Hudson was great in that. I really like Reese Witherspoon, too. I think she's a great actress. She was great in Legally Blonde and Walk the Line. Yep, I saw Lillian on your blog! That was fun. I need to show her now.ReplyDelete