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A Vintage Daystrom Day

What a day I had yesterday. In the morning I went garage sale-ing with Mom and Barbra. It was the second or third house we pulled up to that I found my treasure: a Vintage Formica (mother of pearl finish) kitchen table from the 40’s/50’s along with 4 matching chairs. The husband and wife selling it wanted $10.00. And I didn’t even bother to barter it down. The man said it was the kitchen table he grew up with as a child. He was born in 1948 and it’s always been in his memory. Luckily Barb had her big SUV with her so we loaded it in. It’s sitting in my garage right now in desperate need of a good cleaning.

Here’s some pix:


I love how the chair has one of those “Do not remove under penalty of law” tags!

As soon as I get them cleaned up, I will post more pictures.

After garage sale-ing, I had lunch with my parents. We sat out on their deck. The weather was wonderful. At 3:30 I had a hair appointment with Aprille over at Salon 39 in Doylestown. I love going to the salon even though I tend to put it off. They have a new gal doing the shampoo and she is amazing! Rather than just doing a typical shampoo, she massaged my scalp! I didn’t want her to ever rinse! Aprille worked her scissors magic, like always. My hair is still long but cut into a nice shape again.

Rather than going straight home, I decided to check out Old Navy and see about those two dresses I liked so much from their Website. I quickly found them on a circular rack and took them into the dressing room only to discover they LOOK LIKE CRAP ON! The striped job was passable but I don’t want passable. I’d rather save my money and buy something incredible. The stripes in the shirt weren’t sewn straight so it looked odd how the stripe was uneven around the waist. It also sat weird around my hips and then I noticed the reason was the damn dress had POCKETS!? The Charo dress looked like a beach cover up. I left empty-handed.

I recently reactivated my Netflix membership. I’ve been spending about $10-12.00 on Redbox movies even though I am really limited in terms of the movies I can watch on Redbox so I figured I might as well go back to Netflix. Last night my first movie arrived, Grey Gardens. I had seen the documentary which it was based on and I think that helped big time. If you were unaware of the original documentary, I think you’d be totally lost and confused. Truth is, I was just left with more questions. Something had to have happen between Little Edie coming back home from NYC to the two of them going bonkers. And I don’t think it was Little Edie losing her hair. I can’t get over how ineffectual Big Edie’s sons were. Why the hell didn’t they try harder to get them out of that house? And why the hell didn’t the Edies ever clean up? After awhile you gotta realize the maid’s not coming back and the task falls to YOU. Along the same lines, why didn’t they ever consider getting JOBS!?!?! Heck, before the darn house started to disintegrate, they could have turned it into a B&B. I can accept that they were born into privilege but at some point you gotta wake up (like when a raccoon makes his home under your bed)… right? I am just going to say they were loons without any steadying forces who could intercede and help. If you saw the movie or the documentary, I’d be interested in your take of their situation.

Goethe Baader-Meinhof Faction

Am I the only person who had no clue The Baader Meinhof Komplex film had even been made? Why didn’t anyone tell me about it? Hello! McFly?

I moved it to the top of my queue but watching the trailer I am a little worried that it might glorify The Red Army Faction rather than showing them rightly as murderers. And who plays Andreas Baader? Moritz Bleibtreu!!!! You might remember him as Lola’s Freund in Lola rennt (Run Lola Run!) or in Stadtgespr├Ąch? And checking out his IMDB film list I am now having HEART PALPITATIONS! An upcoming film of his is called: Goethe! Here’s the synopsis: Young law student Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is in love with Lotte, but Albert Kestner also laid an eye on her. YES!!! It’s like they’re casting Goethe in the middle of Die Leiden des jungen Werthers! Die Leiden des jungen Johann Wolfgang? I know, I know– it was loosely autobiographical but still! I am too excited for words right now!

Holy crap!!! He’s also starring as Mephisto in FAUST!

2012 Vs 2Ol2

We went to the Redbox the other night and we thought we rented 2012 starring John Cusack. Imdb says its: An epic adventure about a global cataclysm that brings an end to the world and tells of the heroic struggle of the survivors. Instead we rented, 2012: Doomsday. On December 21, 2012 four strangers on a journey of faith are drawn to an ancient temple in the heart of Mexico. For the Mayans it is the last recorded day. For NASA scientists it is a cataclysmic polar shift. For the rest of us, it is Doomsday .

The cast was amazing! Cliff De Young, Dale Midkiff, and Ami Dolenz! Cliff DeYoung has made more movies than Michael Caine but my favorite is Shock Treatment, where he took over the role of Brad Majors from Barry Bostwick. Dale Midkiff played Elvis in Elvis and Me AND he was in Time Trax! Ami Dolenz? She’s Micky Dolenz’s daughter and the only queen of the B movies who never took off her clothes.

About half way through we realized it was a Christian movie. Very sneaky! But isn’t that a sin? To trick people into watching one movie and then giving them a totally different movie and one with an agenda on top of it all? Regardless I really admire the director/producers’ chutzpah! I mean they dreamed BIG.. Ed Wood big! Somehow they managed to depict total world annihilation on a budget that is probably less than what a TV movie spends on catering. It was impressive.

Crazy Hearted Too

Gosh, I totally got sidetracked on my last entry. There was more I wanted to say about Crazy Heart but that darn Waylon Jennings distracted me! As much as I enjoyed Crazy Heart, I had a hard time believing that Maggie Gylenhaal’s character would fall for “Bad” Otis Blake. Mainly because prior to meeting her, we watch him puke twice. And he’s clearly drunk the times they meet and when he leaned over and kissed her, I couldn’t believe she didn’t reel from the taste of cigarettes and scotch! I’m afraid the taste of hobo doesn’t typically lead to love. At least not for me. Now, I will admit once, many years ago, at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, I was sitting at a bar and an old man who looked EXACTLY like Kris Kristofferson grabbed me and forced a wet sloppy kiss on me. I think it was forced. I hope it was forced. It wasn’t pleasant. Perhaps I would have found it more tolerable if he was Kris Kristofferson but I doubt it. Only in movies does a 25-year-age difference and alcoholism lead to love.

Crazy-Hearted

Watched Crazy Heart the other day. Liked it enough. Maybe a little more since I keep thinking about it. I had heard it was based on Waylon Jennings (whom I love) but watching it, even though I kept thinking, “sweatin’ like Waylon,” I wondered if Kris Kristofferson was the true inspiration.

Check out this video I found of a young Waylon Jennings. He is SO HANDSOME and reminds me of Don Draper from Mad Men even though I’ve never seen an episode of Mad Men.

I wonder why pomade doesn’t make a comeback for men? It’s probably a good thing because doilies would also then stage a comeback as well and I am not a doily fan.