Gasoline prices are surely putting the kibosh on the enjoyment of my new van! I found some for $2.87 today, which is about 8-9 cents less than most places around here. I am only driving where I have to go, though. I discovered that my new van has Sirius Satellite Radio. It is absolutely fabulous and I hope it lasts a long time! A car salesman told me that some car makers are offering that for a year as a perk with purchase. I sure hope that is the case with mine. My daughter didn't know anything about it. In case you are unfamiliar with Sirius, it is commercial-free radio which has many channels of different types of music, comedy, news, etc. I don't know how much it costs, but it is probably worth whatever they charge, and will be invaluable in rural areas.
Mr. kenju is out of town for a few days and I rented some movies I knew he wouldn't care to see. I watched Brokeback Mountain on Saturday, to see what all the hype was about. The scenery was fabulous and worthy of big-screen viewing instead of my 27" TV. I was sorry that I had not seen it in the theater. The story line bothered me a bit; not because it portrayed homosexuality, but because of what it did to their families. I kept thinking about the wives and the children, and how they were affected by the relationship of the two men. It seems a very selfish thing (to me) for men who have that genetic makeup to marry and have children. Perhaps I am not seeing it from all the angles.
Tonight I will watch Memoirs of a Geisha. I read the book about 3-4 years ago, and I don't remember much of the story. I heard that it is a "beautiful movie", so I am looking forward to it.
While playing Michele's comment game over the weekend, I read about a back and forth situation one woman experienced. She left a comment that was (I think) misunderstood, and the response from the other woman was fairly strong and didn't mince words. She thought she was being chastized. It is apparent that either the first blogger didn't really read the whole comment - or she didn't get the real meaning of it. I think it behooves us to fully read our comments and to be somewhat careful with our responses, in case we don't fully understand. What do you think about that?