Discoveries of the Day

  1. Self discovered that she wasn’t dreaming when she thought she once watched a double bill in the balcony of an old moviehouse in Bacolod. Apparently, there really was a movie (or several) called “Maciste.”
  2. Self found a site called “classymommy.” And the mamas there are really hot. Cool, she bookmarked it.
  3. “Prince of Persia” got a 39% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Mebbe now hubby will stop wanting to see this movie?  (One reviewer, Tim Brayton of Antagony and Ecstasy, says:  “It’s like watching Pirates of the Caribbean with all the Jack Sparrow bits taken out.  Are you salivating yet?”)
  4. Virgil’s The Aeneid is a really wonderful book. Which makes self sound stupid. But, honestly, how many blog readers have actually read it? Book 1- Book 12, self means? At least now, self is making the effort.

The translation she’s reading is the one by Robert Fagles. And for the last three nights, she’s stayed up reading until 2 in the morning. And since the li’l crits always wake her up with their whining about 6 a.m., self yawns and yawns the whole day through. It just so happened that while self was a very good student and got mostly A’s in English and History, she wound up thinking that The Aeneid was another version of The Iliad. And only now does she discover that while The Iliad was about the Greeks, The Aeneid is about the Trojans. Duh.

Book Two, “The Final Hours of Troy,” has the Trojans dragging in the big wooden horse, then having to watch as the Greeks destroy their city and drag the vestal virgin Cassandra, Priam’s daughter, out of a temple by her hair. And then the Trojan hero Aeneas decides he’s had enough of the fighting and must go home to defend his family, and luckily he finds them all still alive and decides to walk with them to safety, only his father can’t walk and so Aeneas has to carry him on his back. And in all the confusion of carrying his father on his back and holding his young son by the hand, Aeneas gets separated from his wife. And he runs back to the burning Troy to find her. And he finds the city burned to ashes, and meets the ghost of his wife, who tells him she forgives him, but now he’s got to get out of there.

Oh my goodness, oh my goodness — this is probably the most exciting story self has ever read!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.


  1. Kathleen J. Burkhalter said,

    May 31, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Wow. Saw the ClassyMommy website. That woman is really bright and looks like she has a really lucrative blog using all the latest free technology. Galing! Bookmarked for inspiration. 🙂

  2. June 1, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Yup, it’s a very very cool site.

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