Shaky Constructs of Questionable Import and Dubious Utility.
Is that the hot seat? :)Or just the 'go sit in the corner' seat? Thank you. What a lovely surprise. But then you are always full of surprises.
Or just the 'go sit in the corner' seat?No, Cass. That's the famed "Red Seat" in the right field bleachers in Fenway Park, which marks the spot where the longest home run ever hit in Fenway Park landed. The fact that it was hit by the greatest hitter who ever lived only makes it that much more special--even to those who despise the RSN. In other words, it's priceless, too:)Happy Birthday, Blog Princess!! I wish you a year full of good health, warm love and all the cold beer you could ever desire. [raising glass] Here's to you, girl! Portia
IOW, it's one of the cheap seats.Now please do not infer that I think "our" Cass is cheap. Anyway, I said "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!" to her at her own blog...
There aren't any "cheap seats" at Fenway. Not any more.
Hey! Where did my comment go????I left Portia a reply earlier, but mr rdr's blog is eating my comments.*sigh*I don't remember what I said. Anyway, it was something along the lines of "you guys are the best". Because, well, you are.Thank you for making me feel wonderful on my birthday. It was kind of a lousy day for most of it - I had a neurologist's appt (ugh!) and it rained and there were other yucky things, like the fact that I am feeling kind of old and wrinkly. But then I remembered that elephants are wrinkly too :)And I like elephants very much, so that can't be all bad.
The one thing that you can forever be assured is that I never edit comments. Kill people? No problem. Kill speech? No way. Unless its directed at my daughters, in which case say prayers.
Kill speech? No way.Um...define kill.Cass, my mom raised her daughters to believe that "wrinkles merely indicate where smiles have been." Good advice, that. Most days:) Wear them well, my friend.
Wow. It did it again.This morning I left a comment and now it is gone. Maybe I am losing my mind. Or maybe it is my browser. OK, I will try this one more time:*sigh*I did not mean that you had erased my comment. I assumed I had either fat-fingered something or Blogger had munched it, mr rdr.And re: the wrinkles, Portia, I tend to smile and laugh a lot so I guess I can forget aging like Catherine Deneuve :p
I see it now. If it disappears this time I am giving up drinking for life.
Catherine Deneuve is the most beautiful woman ever created... almost.
Yes, she is.But she also walks around never creasing her face so she won't get wrinkles. I read that in an interview once. She said that she goes out of her way to keep her face impassive at all times because expression makes lines on your face.I'm sorry but that just completely turned me off. When I was a little girl I was fascinated with beauty and French women because they are so chic, so I read up on them. I don't mind trying to look good, but I can't imagine walking through life with a frozen face because I was afraid of a few wrinkles, or training myself to sleep (as she said she does) in a rigid position so my face never hits the pillow.I know! I tried when I was a little girl and it really bites! I like to curl up under the covers, and even more when my husband is home I like to curl up in his arms.So I suppose I shall have to be an un-Deneuvelike old bag and leave the cover of Vogue to her. Life is too short and I want to live it.
I don't know why, but I am reminded of a line from one of my favorite movies, The Jewel in the Crown. The context is a bit sad, but I have always been haunted by the line anyway, ever since I was very young: "I wish you joy - be joyful."I find it hard to watch Deneuve in movies. She always seems so numb, like a chess piece being moved here and there. I've read that this is what men find so fascinating about her, that she is mysterious and that they can read whatever they wish into her, or that she is a vessel they can fill with whatever they wish, or a blank slate to write upon. But mostly when I watch her, I just feel sad. She is incredibly lovely, though.
Funny, I have the exact opposite view of her. I remember reading --and applauding the fact--that she refused to have her photos air-brushed when she signed on to be the "Face" for L'Oreal's advertisements a few years back (I think she was 60 at the time). Something about not wanting her looks to "swim against the flow of time." I think a lot of the perception you speak of is a result of the "ice queen" roles she played on screen: The steely beauty who smoulders below the surface. Her stunning performance in Indochine comes to mind.
Oh, hell, ladies. Ms. Deneuve is a timeless beauty, as are Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly, Ingred Bergman, Marilyn Monroe and Maureen O'Hara.I would kill just to be seen having lunch with any one of them. And that's what's real.
Oh hell, spd.Cass and I are just trying to figure out whether or not Catherine Deneuve will "risk" cracking a smile when you have lunch together--that is if you can manage to stop stuttering long enough to say something funny.We already know it doesn't matter a wit whether Sophia smiles or not...you'd never notice!!"just to be seen having lunch with any of them" Who are you kidding? You'd be happy to be in the same restaurant with any of them:)
Maybe the whole 'ice queen' thing was something projected on her by her directors. I never thought about that one way or another, Portia. It was just a subliminal impression I came away with - that she was rather wooden and lifeless. And then when I read two interviews in a row that seemed to confirm that impression I didn't look for any deeper meaning (probably because I didn't have any huge interest in her in the first place) :p.Didn't see Indochine though, so I can't comment on that.Maybe you'll tell me what mr rdr has to say after he has his lunch with the divas - that's as close as I'll ever get!
"Indochine" was a masterpiece.*pant*
But Belle de Jour has a higher "pant" value...so I've been told:)
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