School is finally over and vacation started for me on Wednesday.

Unfortunately it was the type of vacation where I must have picked a GI bug up from a student and spent two days sick as a pup. This evening is the first night of “vacation” where I am not perking a 101-102 fever. I feel rather decent and am taking it easy. I figure tomorrow, waking up chipper, I’ll resume my daily schedule of home life.

I started slow housekeeping after our morning walk and breakfast. Robert Shaw and “Jaws” kept us company. Kasia and I had gotten soaking wet during our morning walk. It was a light drizzle when we started: half way in, it changed its’ tune. We had a decent afternoon, and we are trying to savor relatively low temperatures while they are with us.

Gardening has been at a slow pace, as we have been getting a lot of rain. That makes me a bit sad, as I know my tomato plants will pay the price. I know heat is due back as of the weekend, so we will see. Our diet is keeping par for the course: as more fresh vegetables come in, I know I’ll be diving in with more vigor.I know our lettuce is thriving right now.

I can’t wait!

Memories of an A.

I have IFC channel on and they were showing Jaws. I laugh as I type this because Undisclosed definitely could have stood in for Amity in the film.

When I was in College, I took a class in British authors which had three outstanding aspects to it. Number one was I met my buddy Kate, which means Kate and I go way back. Number two was the professor,Dr.Myers.She was British, the accent held my attention, and I was intrigued by the fact that she looked exactly like a female version of her brother, albeit thinner, who was the British actor, Robert Shaw.The third fact, led in by the previously mentioned second fact, was an easy A, because I adored the class.

So it goes without saying that for the past 34 years, every time I see the movie Jaws, I go back to that class and have only fond memories.

Oh yeah. The movie rocks too!

Sharknado? Again?

I guess the Sci-Fi station thought that since it is shark week, they might as well jump on the bandwagon again.This post is my opinion of the film and, SPOILER ALERT, does mention plot lines of the film.


I must be a sucker for pretty bad movies because these are so cheesy I can only laugh at them.They actually take lines from other scripts. I can not even tell you how many times the lifted and then twisted lines from Jaws.Somewhere, Robert Shaw, aka Quint from Jaws, is spinning like a top in his grave.I actually hear a twisted line from Independence Day.I guess that good writers are hard to come by.

I like the effects in the films, because they are so bad you can only chuckle at them.In the first one, a ferris wheel comes apart and rolls down the street killing folks.In the second one, it’s the statue of Liberty Head,As if that could actually happen

It was a good way to have us forget our real world worries for a wee bit.That’s the only thing I can thank the Sci-Fi channel for.