Today, the Sun

Oh, the sun is really bright. And it’s only 9:03 a.m.

They say June 21 is the longest day of the year.

At the moment, self is in the backyard, having coffee. Bella, self’s older beagle, is inside, unable to do much more than sleep and eat now. She is 15 years old, which makes her as old as Methuselah. The younger one lies next to self on the deck. Dogs are God’s creatures, through and through.

The weekend just ended was such a good weekend. Not only did self get to go to the Mountain View Farmers Market, yesterday she saw no less than three movies.

Yup, you read right, dear blog readers. First, there was the 11 a.m. show of “Get Him to the Greek.” My, the chemistry between Russell Brand and Jonah Hill was really quite touching. And self can’t remember laughing this much during a movie, ever. Four stars.

After dinner, she persuaded hubby to watch her Netlfix movie, “The Messenger,” with her. OMG, what a pair of performances, by Woody Harrelson (revelatory) and Ben Foster (Self is sure his performance will leave dear blog readers utterly speechless). There were also a pair of actresses who were very interesting foils for each other: Jena Malone and Samantha Morton. And then, after hubby had trundled off to bed, self stayed up some more, and she landed on a channel showing the 2007 Will Ferrell movie, “Blades of Glory.” Hi-LA-rious! Absolutely hilarious!

(Self’s next Netflix movie will be “Ninja Assasin.” Because she watched the MTV Movie Awards and thought South Korean star Rain was mucho cute!)

And then she munched away at all the cookies she had bought from the Mountain View Farmers Market, and ended up falling asleep just before 2 a.m.

And here are the things self thinks she can throw together to make tonight’s dinner:

    2 blocks Trader Joe’s organic tofu (firm)
    a small can of baby corn
    1 stalk of celery, chopped
    2 dried red peppers
    5 dried Chinese mushrooms, soaked in warm water and then sliced
    4 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
    1 tablespoon Lee Kum Kee hoisin sauce
    2 tablespoons Kikkoman soy sauce
    2 tablespoons vegetable (or sesame) oil
    a cup of Jasmine rice

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.


  1. June 24, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    “Dogs are God’s creatures, through and through.” Ahh, Marianne… this is so true. Bella is 15??? How is this possible? Give that sweet dog a kiss for me.

  2. June 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Yeah, I don’t believe it myself! Her birthday is Sept. 30, 1995. That means she is *almost* 15. She’s pretty spry for a 15-year-old, especially when it’s mealtimes!

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