Dads can be cool too
Thanks to BluTakGirl for this - fantastic.
It's a completely cool, multi-purpose blog.
There's a lovely observation in On Beauty along the lines of "Every couple becomes their own vaudeville act". You know each others every verbal tic and anecdote, to the extent that you can supplement it with added commentary that becomes more florid with each re-telling. It's because you know everything about your partner that there is to know.
It's been a while since the last post, largely due to the sheer uninterestingness of life right now (M&B's loveliness aside). Lots of music and movies happening though.
It was my mother-in-law's 60th birthday on the weekend, an occasion which clearly demanded a big do and duly received one at Tanglewood. Music and wine were the big themes, and I participated in both rather more than was good for me. As you can see, I wasn't the only one to have a good time.
Many of you will know our lovely friends Mark and Tanya and their young lad Ollie. Now, Mark is white and Tanya has Chinese heritage so Ollie is a mixture of the two. The strange thing now is that every time Beth sees a Chinese/east Asian looking kid in a book or on telly she cries out "Ollie!". Is she a racist?
It all started with the Top 100 Novels thing, but recently I've become a little overburdened with artistic to-see/to-read lists and its getting a little out of hand. I like a list because it keeps me exploring and discovering things I wouldn't usually go for, but on the other hand I get an obscure guilty feeling whenever I enjoy anything that doesn't give me a tick somewhere.
Another major development for Beth: her first movie quote! She now whiles away long car journeys by saying "Bueller, Bueller, Bueller..."