June 21st, 2004

romance, flower

Margaritas in the Afternoon

On Saturday, Juannie and I met my cousin for margaritas at one of our favorite places, Superior Grill on St. Charles Avenue. It's a fun place to people watch and see the street cars gliding by.

We reserve Superior Grill for lazy weekend afternoons because the drinks are quite potent. My limit is three of the regular sized margaritas. We happened to be there for part of happy hour so I had one regular and two happy hour specials. In my boozy head, I counted only three glasses of beverage but while struggling to overcome my headache yesterday I realized I actually had the equivalent of 5! No wonder I felt a little under the weather.

It was not a good day to have a hangover with Father's Day lunch, a dog obedience class and yard work all part of the plans. I made it through okay but I did go to bed early after reading a little bit of The Winter Queen. I will have to reread that part, though, because I was dozing off and I don't want to miss any of the good stuff.
romance, flower

Groundhog Day

I like the movie, Groundhog Day, and have seen it several times recently on HBO or Starz. It's one of those movies that I will always watch when I find it flipping the channels. I was thinking about buying the DVD and found this interesting analysis of the film on Google. It made me like the movie even more than I already did.

http://www.transparencynow.com/groundhog.htm

"Whereas most of us go semi-automatically through most of our (very similar) days, he is forced to stop and treat each day like a world onto itself, and decide how to use it."

The article reminded me how easy it is to get dumbed down by the rut of daily life. When we are confronted by the same people and the same routine, it is easy to take it all for granted. But with each day we have the opportunity to be aware and use the situations that day presents for learning about others and ourselves.
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