I've gathered a few thought I've had during the news this last week.
1. Downton Abby won a Golden Glob for Best Mini Series. I adore that program. I did read an article that called it "Costume crack" and I have to agree. I am a romantic at heart so I look at those dresses won in the early 19 teens. 1914, etc (think Titanic) with the long dresses and the pearls and the hats. Love it. I am thoroughly enjoying the 2nd season.
2. I also read that Leonardo Dicaprio is making or has made the remake of The Great Gatsby. I'm sorry Leo. You are a brilliant actor, but you are no Robert Redford.
I had to track down these photos on Google. I'll let you decide.
Robert Redford as Jay and Mia Farrow as Daisy.
Leo as Jay Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy. Release date in December 25, 2012.
Will I see it. You bet. It is one of my all time favorite books. I am enthralled with the big mansions on the Gold Coast of Long Island. Only recently was the home that "possibly" inspired this book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, torn down to make room for another home. I know this one would cost more to rehab than to build a new one, but it is still a sad thing..... to me.
3. Moving on...... Hostess Twinkies filed for bankruptcy because they owed $860 million dollars. Really? It took reaching that amount to decide a Twinkie was not going to pull you out of the mire. $500 million didn't tell you that? How do you get that far into debt at $3.99 a box. ( I really have no idea how much they cost.) I can honestly say I have never eaten a Twinkie. Looks like a lot a people are not eating them if they are in debt this much.
4. Did anyone else see on the news of the mother that parked her drug selling, lying 14 year old son out on the street corner, wearing a sign that said as much. Down at the bottom it also stated " I don't follow the law." He looked pretty sullen. She was out there with him, making sure he stayed on that corner. She said he had been caught numerous times selling drugs and lying about it. The courts gave him a small "community service" that she did not believe was strict enough so her words were " "He wants attention. We're getting him some attention."
Of course someone drove by and reported her to the Police for abuse. Give me a break. She was saving his life, "in my opinion". The police did decide she was not endangering him and was breaking no law so he was still standing with the sign hanging around his neck. Can we have a "oo rah" for that Mom please? I'm sure she had other things she would rather be doing too, but she decided nothing was as important as saving her son. Good for her!
These things tweaked my interest this week. What tweaked yours?