Monday, October 29, 2007

How the South was Lost

This is a hilarous spoof! You may recognize some of the actors off of the winner of the 2006 SAICFF, The Oath. These are the same guys.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Bleak House

We finished watching Bleak House last night and I thought I'd post pictures of my favorite characters and quotes.

Mr. Guppy
persistent, annoying, and very comical

Quotes: "Mr. Guppy of Kenge and Carboys" (with his accent of course!)
"Miss Esther Summerson, ... :insert sigh: My angel."
"Mortifying. Mortifying."

Mr. Smallweed
loud, demanding, boisterous, slimy, money lender
Quotes: "Shake me up, Judy!"
"Get out! We're not open! Closed for business! No one's here! Go away!"

Sergeant George

"An ex-soldier, he now owns a shooting gallery and gym. He's a noble man, with great dignity, but crippled by his debts to Smallweed."

Quotes: Hmmm...he doesn't talk much. I think he's more of a deep character. So, no quotes that I can thing of.

And of course... Miss Esther Summerson

kind, generous, thoughtful, her life is full of mystery

Quote: "I never was vain about my looks. I shall think that I am very lucky to be alive."


Other characters that grow on you:

Mr. John Jarndyce

Inspector Bucket

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Night at the Museum

We attended a Night at the Museum ball and I went as Mary Custis Lee, great-granddaughter of Martha Washington and the wife of Robert E. Lee. I thought it would be a good excuse to post some pictures of the general and his wife.



Mary inherited Arlington estate which, during the Civil War, was taken by the North and was later turned into the Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington Mansion and 200 acres of ground immediately surrounding it were designated officially as a military cemetery June 15, 1864, by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
More than 300,000 people are buried at Arlington Cemetery.

Friday, October 12, 2007