|Al took this picture, me with my missing camera|
The Butler, starring Forest Whitaker as a black butler who was in the White House during several administrations. It was really well done, with cameo spots by people like Robin Williams playing Eisenhower, Oprah Winfrey playing the butler's wife, and many, many more interesting performances. It was very entertaining, and I enjoyed it immensely. I would see it again in a minute.
This week I also finished a very interesting book. I was at the bookstore when I saw it on the shelf, never having heard of it before, and I toyed with buying it. I loved the title: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. I had a sudden thought, was it available at the library? I looked on line and found that it was indeed at my local library, drove there and picked it up instead of buying it. I enjoyed it, too, although it wasn't exactly the kind of book I would read again. The protagonist lived a very interesting Forrest-Gump kind of existence in his early days, and I had quite a few good laughs thinking about his life.
The author of this book is Jonas Jonasson, who lives in Sweden and is now in the process of making the book into a movie. If it comes to this country, I will definitely see it, finding that many Swedish movies I've seen have been very interesting. I loved all the Dragon Tattoo movies, just so you'll know my taste in Swedish movies, which is not to everyone's liking.
Well, that's about all I can come up with, since those wonderful pictures of our fun party are languishing inside my camera, which is sitting on Jonelle's coffee table, she tells me. One day you will get to see us in some amazing costumes, but not today.