They don't always get me down, especially this week. I have off from work all this week. I have no plans, other than a road trip later on with my good friend, Karen, that I'm looking forward to. But Monday, I have some routine medical stuff to deal with, and have scheduled several appointments because I have off. And Tuesday is George's vet appointment. It's a big day for George on Tuesday.
I took these pictures the other day after it had rained. Can you see the little water droplets in the wet grass?
It's been a steambath here in Maryland all weekend and we've had the air conditioning on since Saturday morning. Today, our power went out several times and stayed off for hours, but still, our house stayed cooler than it was outside. Tonight, the power went out again as I was falling asleep. When it came back on, about an hour later, I got up thinking that hey, I could maybe get onto my site because it's not peak usage time. And lo and behold, I'm able to get on and post.
I am not going to rant about the Time Out my internet company has put me on. I am going to prevail over this ridiculous situation and I am going to post every day despite my problems.
And guess what's playing on late-night TV right now? One of my favorite little movies, The Princess Bride. I love this movie and I think it's partly due to the fact that I first saw it when we rented it years ago when the children were very young. We watched it as a family, and the boys and I really enjoyed it. It's a classic fairytale, with swordplay and giants, an evil king, a Dread Pirate, and a beautiful princess played by Robin Wright before she married Sean Penn.
I love some of the quotes in this movie.
Inigo Montoya: My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.
Like my husband, Fezzik, played by Andre the Giant, had a penchant for rhyming:
Inigo Montoya: That Vizzini, he can *fuss*.
Fezzik: (thinking) Fuss, fuss . . . I think he like to scream at *us*.
Inigo Montoya: Probably he means no *harm*.
Fezzik: He's really very short on *charm*.
Inigo Montoya: You have a great gift for rhyme.
Fezzik: Yes, yes, some of the time.
Vizzini: Enough of that.
Inigo Montoya: Fezzik, are there rocks ahead?
Fezzik: If there are, we all be dead.
Vizzini: No more rhyming now, I mean it!
Fezzik: Anybody want a peanut?
And my favorite:
Vizzini: I suppose you think you're brave, don't you?
Buttercup: Only compared to some.
Enjoy your Monday, everyone.