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Plainville, CT, United States
Having achieved my goal of becoming a published author, I contribute it to the fact that I have been writing since the age of 9. My boys were the inspiration for my children's stories and my life is the inspiration for my autobiography. I have a tendency to write about whatever I feel, relevant, interesting or not. I welcome any comments you may have, positive or constructive. Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog, My life.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Who's who any more?

I don't care too much for politics, but it is quite obvious that i can't help but to see the advertisements on TV for the different politicians running for any given office or seat.
It wasn't until i married my second husband that i even voted.  My feeling was when i see someone worth voting for, i will register. Well, apparently he has that "everyone should vote" attitude and i reluctantly registered.  I gave in to that, but i would NOT choose an affiliation.  I am a proud "Independent"!
Anyway, back to the topic at hand, which is what i was leading up to with all that.  I don't "follow" politics, other than watching the ads. From what i see, it would be kind of hard to follow anyway.  I haven't learned anything about anyone running for office other than what kind of money they took, how they bankrupted a company while paying themselves millions, what kind of lies they told, and how wrestling corrupts our children.  Correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't a "campaign" supposed to convince people to vote for you based on YOUR accomplishments, YOUR beliefs, and what YOU will do for the people?  It seems as though politics have turned into a bash-fest.  I have YET to see one ad for what any politician is going to do for me if elected to the seat they are seeking.
Seems to me as though i was better off not voting.......there still isn't anyone worth voting for.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Wild things can stay there.....

OK.  My first shot at writing a review.  I, like some other people i know, either owned or have read  the childrens book "Where The Wild Things Are".   Max, the main character in the book as well as the movie, misbehaves at home, chasing the dog with a fork in a wolf costume and gets sent to his room without  his supper as punishment. His bedroom turns into a fantasy world where he sails to an island and finds the "wild things", becomes king, gets homesick and eventually he ends up back in his bedroom.  Max is your typical kid that has a wild imagination that often gets him into trouble.  Normal.  Great book for kids. Movie - not so.
Max is portrayed as an extremely agitated child, picked on by his sisters friends, dressing up in his wolf suit, (AND the only reference to him chasing the dog with the fork is during the opening credits), raising hell,  standing on the kitchen table and demanding ''FOOD WOMAN" biting his mother, and running out the door. He proceeds to find a sailboat, start sailing away and ends up on an island of Wild things who are all in the class of dysfunction 101.  There is nothing in this movie that is even remotely close to acceptable for children, other than the ending when Max returns home, is eating dinner and watching his mother fall asleep.  This movie teaches everything that i do not want my grandson or any other child that watches it to learn: Extreme disobedience, rudeness, being inconsiderate, destruction of property (one of the wild things on the island destroys things when he is upset - the other wild things' houses......) running away, and that all of this is ok. (no discipline when he comes back, he was only given his dinner)
Personally, i wouldn't waste the $1.06 on renting this movie.  You Really want the story of Where The Wild Things Are?  READ THE BOOK.  YOU'LL LOVE IT.