Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Hold up...

Sometimes I can't think about this war or the state of our country another minute. What more can possibly be said or read?

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints is a movie I saw this week and thoroughly enjoyed. I loved the style of it and the soundtrack was awesome. Great cast.

Here are two great links shared with me by Hayden.

The first is a great place to visit to get your mind off everything. Cold Water Images.

The second is a soldiers blog who does some fine writing. The Calm Before the Sand.
Thank you Hayden for those great links.

I guess my quest for comfort was screaming out last night when I made dinner. I NEVER make macaroni and cheese but while perusing a magazine I saw a recipe for it that was calling my name. It had 4 different kinds of cheese. Pepper jack, Fontina, aged cheddar (the good stuff) and mozzarella. And lots of it. I felt guilty grating all that cheese. Really. But it was superb and my family loved it. I hope I don't make it again.


Blogger Cream said...

Just been visiting Cold Water Images. Amazing!
Will have to set some time aside reading that soldier's blog.

Mary, you'll have to rename that recipe "Four-Cheese Macaroni!"

4/04/2007 06:35:00 AM  
Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

See what they've done to us? They have driven us to Macaroni and Cheese. Comfort food. Thanks for the links.

4/04/2007 07:32:00 AM  
Blogger thepoetryman said...

I like Mac and cheese on very cold days when there is no peanut butter and jelly in the house... :>)

Thanks for the links by the way. all now on my sidebar and "The Calm Before the Sand"

4/04/2007 10:09:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Cream- That is so original! How long did it take you to come up w/that? (kidding)Maybe you could serve it in one of your places for those miserable days people have.

Peacechick- Yes. This much change quickly!

Poetryman- Not a PBJ fan. Too much as a kid.
Enjoy the links.

4/04/2007 10:26:00 AM  
Blogger JM said...

I'm easily distracted by bright, shiny objects and you've firmly planted the obsessive thought of mac & cheese in my little peabrain. Thanks.

4/04/2007 12:14:00 PM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

I read Spc. Darby religiously, and wish the guy could come home. He so does NOT belong in the situation Chimpy put him in.

Welcome to the Reconstitution blogroll.

4/04/2007 01:24:00 PM  
Blogger dawn said...

I don't eat cheese but my kids love it. The movie you saw was filmed arpund the neighborhoods by me. My older son saw it and thought it was great I'm going to have to take a look. I still have Grey Gardens sitting next to the tv because my dvd player broke. I'll get around to them eventually.

4/04/2007 02:22:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

JM- Sorry to pass those calories your way but you will be comforted.

Jollyroger- You are right. He doesn't belong there. It's getting to be a long list of those who don't. I so enjoy his ability to express. Never my strong point. Happy to have found him. And you. I shall add you to my list also.

Dawn- I want to be like you and banish cheese from my life forever. How do you it.
You are gonna like this movie when you see it. I thought of you when I watched it.

4/04/2007 03:03:00 PM  
Blogger dawn said...

Funny I had my first child in 1986 and lived in Queens. I was just out of my teens and didn't think it was any tougher there then anywhere else or 5 years before that. I just look at it's my space. Now I am dying to see it. I'll let you know

4/04/2007 04:42:00 PM  
Blogger Frederick said...

I've run into Spc. Freeman's blog before...good stuff.

4/04/2007 06:18:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Here is how they describe the movie:

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints: A Memoir is a coming of age novel, based on the Dito Montiel’s own experiences growing up in a tough neighborhood of Astoria, New York, during the ‘80s. Montiel explores how he came out unscathed, while his friends ended up either dead, junkies or in prison. Gradually, he comes to the realisation that his survival is down to the many “saints” he somehow recognized and listened to, and that sometimes the only way to move forward, is to go back.

Frederick- I'm the last to find out about anything. How'd I miss it?

4/04/2007 06:33:00 PM  
Blogger beachblogger said...

dear mary,

i love Macaroni and Cheese! i need to fix my oven.

peace, peter

4/04/2007 10:06:00 PM  
Blogger Katie McKenna said...

"I hope I don't make it again."

You can be so funny Mary! It sounds delicious!!! And I don't even eat macaroni and cheese...

4/04/2007 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger Mariamariacuchita said...

It's so important to take care of oneself..we cannot do war or protest 24/7. MMMmm, macaroni and cheese!

4/05/2007 07:32:00 AM  
Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

I'm with you there, Mary...gotta take a break from all the bad news once in a while...

And I'm salivating over that mac & cheese...I have never had it made from scratch before!

4/05/2007 02:16:00 PM  
Blogger Donnie McDaniel said...

I'm just one tin soldier, what do I know? I know how to kick some republican ass is what I know! Break out the popcorn folks, I'm getting mad!

4/05/2007 02:20:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Peter- Me too. But I do try to avoid it.

Katie- I don't normally either. Really.

Mariamaria- I do need breaks. There is always Peter and Donnie to keep me inspired. They never stop.

Bluegrrrrl- Jeez Bluegrrrl. You gotta put that on your list of things to do once in your life.

Donnie- I want your energy.

4/05/2007 02:32:00 PM  
Blogger QUASAR9 said...

Ironic Mary,

One minute Blair was proudly boasting how he'd managed to secure the release of the 15 British hostages, without any deals or compromise ...

Five minutes later he was lamenting the loss of five British soldiers in Basra (Iraq)
Casualties of war? the Realities of War!

4/05/2007 03:52:00 PM  
Blogger msliberty said...

I understand what you mean about needing to take a break...Over spring break, I was watching a lot of Will and Grace reruns. :)

4/05/2007 08:43:00 PM  
Blogger The Future Was Yesterday said...

Sometimes I can't think about this war or the state of our country another minute. What more can possibly be said or read?

And Mac 'N Cheese turns into a seven course meal if you add 3.bread, 4.butter, 5.drink of any kind, 6.baked beans, and 7.Dessert!:)

4/05/2007 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger Coffee Messiah said...

Wow, cheesey! ; )

It's becoming overwhelming indeed.

Have to keep the balance, always!

4/06/2007 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Glenda said...

and just when you think it's all been said, the Bushies unload another atrocity, act of stupidity, lie or fraud upon the American public.

4/06/2007 07:58:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Quasar- Realities is right. Sad.

Msliberty- Sounds good to me. Getting under the covers and hide away does too.

Coffee- Thank goodness it's spring at least.

Glenda- How do they keep coming up w/stuff?

4/06/2007 12:03:00 PM  
Blogger Katie McKenna said...

Fabulous link ( cold water images )
Thank you!

4/07/2007 07:48:00 AM  
Blogger Hayden said...

Mary, thanks for posting both links. They deserve to be widely seen.

I've had a terrible craving for mac and cheese lately. Haven't had it in years. Maybe it's the war. Managed to strangle the urge so far, but ...

4/07/2007 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Katie- I knew you'd love them!

Hayden- Give in! Get it over with. I O.D. on it and believe it is out of my system for another 5 maybe 10 years. (That is unless things keep up this way.)

4/07/2007 01:28:00 PM  
Blogger Psychomikeo said...

I watch to many "movies" but I do watch a lot of docs. Just watched The Trap; What Happened To Our Dreams Of Freedom. It's very strange, if you have never heard of Game Theory this BBC doc will blow you away.
My next doc is The Ground Truth
Plot Summary:The filmmaker's subjects are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq

4/08/2007 10:06:00 AM  
Blogger la bellina mammina said...

Hi -visited the cold water image. beautiful.

4/08/2007 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

psychomikeo- I love documentaries too. I will put these on my list.

La bellina mammina- Thanks for stopping by. Those images are so calming and restful to me.

4/10/2007 11:08:00 AM  

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