Posted by: Sally Ingraham | April 1, 2011

On the 1st day of April…


Bugger, my computer is covered in dust! Much good that plastic sheet did… The house projects continue, but the good news is that the sanding of sheet rock and ceiling mud is totally finished. Slap a bit more paint on the walls, and the living room will be all set, leaving me free to work on the corner that will eventually be my library/office. Having unburied my computer, I see that after two days away my e-mails have piled up and my Google Reader is spilling over.

Fortunately I have an unexpected day off, due to the snow storm. Here’s a funny winter/spring mash-up:

I planned to spend my day reading and blogging about all the movies I saw in March, but I sat down to watch ONE episode of Doctor Who over breakfast, and now…something like 5 hours later…I finished the 2nd season (of the reincarnation of the Doctor Who show, for the sticklers out there) and I AM A MESS. So good, so sad, so fantastic!

Now, I must accomplish something productive… Making lunch sounds like a good plan. Happy 1st of April!


  1. I can’t believe it! Is that the snow you got? Thank God it’s very wram here already. I started to watch Douglas Sirk movies. Some of the a re so good. Melodramatic as can be.

    • Haha, yup it’s a proper April Fools joke, New England style – which means it’s no joke. We have about 4 or 5 inches of snow. I think it’s rather pretty – the red buds on the maple trees and the fluffy white snow… But I was really enjoying the sunny 45 degree weather of yesterday…

      What’s a Douglas Sirk movie that you particularly recommend? I’ve never heard of him.

  2. Envying your morning of sloth! I want one. 🙂

  3. Written on the Wind is a classic. Sirk is very melodramatic but I love the colors and the themes. The Movie Far from Heaven by Todd Haynes which has also extremely strong colors and a fantastic Julianne Moore, is directly inspired by Sirk’s movies. Apparently he has been very influential. I just watched a black and white one with Barbara Stanwyck, All I Desire. It’s not one of his best but still good. I like it that his movies are never over 70-90 minutes.

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