Many Excitements, Including Justified 4.10

What. An. Exciting. Week.

Self cannot begin to tell dear blog readers what an exciting week it’s been.

First, she pigged out at Max’s (son’s favorite Filipino restaurant) in South San Francisco, with Diane.

Just a few days earlier, she went on a hike with Stella K and Tina B, in Edgewood Park & Nature Preserve (Self knows that Stella and Tina, both serious hikers, went on the slow and easy in deference to self’s great age.  Thanks, gals!)

Yesterday, since The Man was in a most irksome mood, self let him be and entertained herself with watching three back-to-back episodes of “The Walking Dead.”  Whoa.  This is a great show.  Why had self never watched it before?  Ah, self, you are so behind-with-the-cultural-flow!

She bought tickets to the San Francisco Ballet, which is probably only the second time she’s ever bought tickets for the San Francisco Ballet.

She heard from Zack.  He is imminent.

The Ancient One is still alive (though getting whinier with each passing day)

And now, self will begin sharing her reflections about Justified 4.10

This one was memorable primarily because Deputy Rachel Brooks is back!  Bringing her sass right into Our Man Raylan’s face!  She tells Raylan that she puts up with his shenanigans is because he’s “easy on the eyes”!  What a straight-talking girl!

Johnny Crowder maintains people want to move to the suburbs because there ain’t no niggers there.  He says this right in front of Our Gal Rachel.  She doesn’t bat an eyelash.  She’s such a cool cucumber!  Self loves that Raylan’s team has two cool cucumbers:  Rachel Brooks and Tim Gutterson!

And —  Drew Thompson is finally unmasked!  You’ll never guess who it is, dear blog readers!  No spoilers here.

This episode was very easy on the killings.  As a matter of fact, self doesn’t think there was one fallen body —  what is happening?

Boyd Crowder and Ava utter the unthinkable:  each says, into a phone, “I love you.”  Bo-ring!

Ella May survived yet another episode!  Self loves her durability!  Her unexpected tenacity!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

Episode 4, “Parade’s End”

Self knows that Tuesday is Justified night.  But there’s still an hour to go, so she asked The Man to find her another episode of Parade’s End.

Since she’s already seen Episode 4, he expected self to want to watch Episode 5.

Ixnay!  Episode 5 is the last and concluding episode!  Give her Episode 4 again.  It is just so delightful.  Among other things, in Episode 4, Benedict Cumberbatch gets to flash a wee bit of naked chest.  And a very nice chest it is, indeed!

Second, there is such bloody wicked dialogue, from first to last.  Ah, those British and their stiff upper lips!  So indispensable while under aerial bombardment!

Self particularly loves the shelling of the barracks.  Private Morgan salutes, then falls Read the rest of this entry »


Someday, self will make a documentary about the lives of all her friends.

More than a few are visual artists.

There’s Alka, who directs movies (and won the L’Oreal Woman Director of the Year Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, several years ago).  She did a documentary on the tsunami, traveling all around the devastated areas in India and Southeast Asia.  She has a project on women boxers in Calcutta, her native city.  One day, Alka, you must meet the Colonel and Pratibha, they will take you all over Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, just about anywhere!  Siyempre, self has to come along for the ride!

There’s Stella K, whose work you can see on Fraction Magazine.  Awesome!

And there’s Diane, who just returned from a guest lecture in London!  And who has the most amazing, interesting art —  a combination of photography and painting.  It’s like the second coming of Vermeer.

Well, aside from being absolutely awesome women, they also indulge self’s craving for food.  Today, Diane met self at Max’s in South San Francisco, and —  this may be hard to imagine, but we spent almost three hours talking non-stop.  The food was just a secondary concern.

The Remains of a GIGANTIC Meal

The Remains of a GIGANTIC Meal

It is so good to share a laugh with a Kindred Spirit!

It is so good to share a laugh with a Kindred Spirit!

Diane and self met as young wives renting adjacent apartments on Live Oak Avenue in Menlo Park.

One day, there should be a sign:  Here lived two of the most talented women ever to grace Menlo Park with their ebullient spirit and awesome Talent!

Here is Diane’s Daily Walks Facebook page.  Another site, Immersed Memories, is just gorgeous.  See for yourselves.

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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