Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Memories of Bermuda ...

I truly meant to finish yesterday's post about 'In the Company of the Courtesan' but went to bed at 6pm with a raging headache. I'm feeling much better today despite being wide awake since 5am.
If I've said it once,... I'm not a book review site, blah de blah blah blah, so I shant bore you with a synopsis, etc... but if you enjoy history, a fictional story set in a factual time, with factual politics, geography and socio-economic realities, read Sarah Dunant. Her descriptions of Venice in the 1520's-30's were rich with imagery. I swear I could smell the stench of the canals as I read!

As I took to my boudoir so early, I missed the Golden Globes for the first time in my adult history. I'm crushed!! Brangelina, king and queen of Tinseltown were in attendance and I missed it! Borat won, and I missed it! Helen Mirrin, Babel, Scorcese,... and I missed it!! Reading about it on yahoo news did nothing for me. Seeing photos of the gorgeous gowns left me hankering for a twirl, a turn, a flash of flesh! By now you've figured out my secret -- I'm an awards show junkie. But not just any awards!! Oh gosh, no. Like, the People's Choice Awards are the trailer-park trash of awards shows, as are the Daytime Emmy's (sorry Oprah).
I only break out the popcorn and pj's for the Globes, Oscars and Emmy's - in that order.
Some years, the Grammy's. Never the AMA's or CMA's (yawn).

Last night's headache also put me way behind on doing this month's edition of the Toronto Romance Writers newsletter. So now I panic!
I started it this morning, but got sidetracked doing my 7 year-old's school project (bad mother!).
It's about his/our heritage so naturally Bermuda was a big part of the topic. All those pics I dug up made me feel slightly home-sick. I'm posting a picture just so y'all can feel homesick with me...


Megan Frampton said...

If you've got it--Bravo rebroadcasts the Golden GLobes n Wednesday night, I think.

Me, I taped, so I finished watching it tonight. Love the clothes. Cameron Diaz's stylist is clearly on crack.

Christine said...

I'm sorry to hear about your headache. I'm glad it's feeling better. I need to start working on my next newsletter when I get home from my trip. Now that I'm on the editor loop, I have a lot of articles to read. :)

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the newsletter, and I'm so sorry to hear about the headache (I almost typed heck ache -- LOL!). I hope it's better today.

Amy Ruttan said...

The picture is so beautiful. Sorry to hear about the headache. I get migraines and such so I have much sympathy for fellow sufferers.

I will put the Courtesan book on my TBR. Still immersed in Darcy land with the second Darcy and Elizabeth book.

I've always wanted to go to Bermuda. The only time I saw Bermuda was when our Cruise Ship steamed by it on the way to the Bahamas. It was the middle of the night and I got up and looked out our balcony window to see an island in the distance all lit up. It was in the morning I learned it was Bermuda. That was a magical moment for me. Now I have to set foot on it and see it in the daylight.

Wylie Kinson said...

Thanks for all the well-wishes. The headache was gone by morning.

Megan -- naw, Bravo Canada is NOT showing the GG! Damn it!! Because as soon as I read your post, I ran straight to my t.v. guide!

Amy -- Bermuda is lovely by day. Though, depending on your company, can be quite delightful at night, too! *wink*