Sunday, April 02, 2006

WAKE UP! Time to Ramble On!!

Evening Thunderstorms- Hi 78 Lo 60 for Baghdad, Iraq
Rain- Hi 68 Lo 59 for Northern KY, USA

Song of the week: Ramble On,
Led Zeppelin


I have too many things going on at the moment and I am overwhelmed by the length of my to do list, not to mention the loss of an entire hour! So this morning's edition is short. Just know that work (what a whining broken record I have become) is kicking me in the tail and I need to get ready for our trip to Chicago to see Wicked!--Our home is due for a serious spring cleaning and our gardens need some desperate attention. So, rather than ramble on I have some real work that must be tended. With that said, I hope that a little Led for the head will suffice.

Since Led Zeppelin made me think of Lord of the Rings, Lord of the Rings made me think about Elijah Wood... and I wanted to suggest a movie for you to watch- Everything is Illuminated, starring Elijah Wood.

A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of a local who speaks weirdly funny broken English. -courtesy of IMDb

I believe it was a number of months ago that Hugh Hewitt recommended this movie. Since it is an independent... it didn't make it to the Cincinnati area... so, I patiently waited for it to come out on DVD. Michael and I watched it Friday night and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Please note, some of it is not suitable for kids. I have the book and have every intention of reading it, but have not found the time. The movie from what I gather takes one part of the journey as there are too many characters in the book. The movie has clean lines and the characters were charming. I will admit that the ending was unexpected, but in hindsight it makes perfectly good sense. I would have preferred to have seen this in a local movie house and then gone out for coffee afterwards to discuss it... Ah well... One side note... I will get the soundtrack and drive Michael insane...

Blogs and Links to Check Out This Week:

Proud To Be Out of Touch - Michael and I watched the Oscars--- For the record, we quit watching all those shows quite some time ago, but he and I thought it would give us some material to blog about... Well, not only did it give us something to blog about, but the words of George Clooney inspired me to create a new blog to honor those cultural elitists... I invited Michael and Jedi Master Rob to be partners in this endeavor and so far Rob has been the inspired one... He has already written 3 great posts... the first being the creator of the universe Rob loves so much... Go visit our new little blog and if you are interested in adding anyone to our "Hall of Shame", please let one of us know- We would love to have you as a guest blogger.

Sisyphus Today - Dorman is no longer in Iraq, but he is still in the service and he is currently stationed in Germany. Unlike many other military bloggers that have left combat, Dorman is still writing and sharing his experiences. Spend some time with him. Unsure why, but I've maintained a status of "lurker" on his blog... By the way, could someone share with me the different kinds of readers... What is a troll? Can't be good...

Repeal the 17th Amendment - Brian is a passionate patriot. His blog is no different.

BTW- What is going on with blogger? Where are the teenage wonder twins from The Rebelution?

One last thing, which character from Lord of the Rings Trilogy do you think the song Ramble On is about? My guess is that it is about Frodo, but then one has to surmise as to who the fair lady is... The Ring?

Leaves are falling all around,
It's time I was on my way.
Thanks to you, I'm much obliged
For such a pleasant stay.

And now it's time for me to go,
The autumn moon lights my way.
But now I smell the rain,
And with it pain,
And it's headed my way.
Ah, sometimes I grow so tired,
But I know one thing I got to do,

Ramble on,
And now's the time, the time is now
To sing my song.
I'm goin' 'round the world, I got to find my girl,
On my way,
Been this way ten years to the day,
Ramble on,
Find the queen of all my dreams.

Got no time for spreading roots,
The time has come to be gone.
And though our health we drank a thousand times,
It's time to Ramble on.

Ramble on,
And now's the time, the time is now
To sing my song.
I'm goin' 'round the world, I got to find my girl,
On my way,
Been this way ten years to the day,
Ramble on,
Find the queen of all my dreams.

Mine's a tale that can't be told,
My freedom I hold dear;
How years ago in days of old
When magic filled the air,
T'was in the darkest depth of Mordor
I met a girl so fair,
But Gollum, the evil one crept up
And slipped away with her.
Her, her....yea.
Ain't nothing I can do, no.

Have a great week everyone!


Pamela Hollosnap said...

Love your blog! I'll be back!

Mark said...

It's almost time for me to rewatch the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. I have all the nicely bound special editions. Should take about ten hours. lol

I feel the same about "Titanic." Been about two years. I'm ready for that again too.

The song is probably about Aragorn? The wanderer never satisfied, choosing the useless but pretty Liv Tyler over Eowyn. I can never forgive him for breaking her heart. But she ended up better off with the deserving Faramir. :)

I guess Tolkien knew what he was doing.

Cathy said...

Thanks Pam!

Mark- Thanks for your insight.