Friday, February 28, 2014

PHOTO FRIDAY (4)

Cinnamon being adorable.
Taken with my iPhone 5s and edited with Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.
Fonzie, my parents' dog. They got him when I was 14. He's not letting his recent cancer diagnosis keep him from enjoying life, thanks to some antibiotics and a great vet.
Taken with my iPhone 5s and edited with Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.

Cinnamon telling Riley what's what. (She's just lucky Riley is allowing this!)
Taken with my iPhone 5s and edited with Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.

Friday, February 21, 2014

PHOTO FRIDAY (3)

Wednesday, "helping out" while the plumber fixes the broken emergency valve on the toilet.
Taken with my iPhone 5s and edited with Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.


Gibbs, getting super-high on catnip.
Taken with my iPhone 5s and edited with Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.
Gilbert, trying to figure out how to catch the mouse-on-a-string.
Taken with my iPhone 5s and edited with Adobe Photoshop Elements 11.

Monday, February 10, 2014

page to screen: FLOWERS IN THE ATTIC on Lifetime

I have to be honest here and state that I never finished V.C. Andrews's Flowers in the Attic in print. I tried... oh, how I tried... but I just couldn't get into it. The same thing happened with all of the other books that girls my age loved, like Lurlene McDaniels's incredibly depressing stories - I had already moved on past those kinds of books to good stuff like L.J. Smith's Vampire Diaries series and Cate Tiernan's Sweep series by the time my peers were reading Flowers in the Attic and other "forbidden" books.


That said, I did know quite a bit about the book from friends, as well as all of the reasons that my mom gave me at the time for not allowing me to read it. (Not that I would have listened. I was/am very anti-censorship.) I also read the Wikipedia page for the book before watching the movie so I would know how true it was to the source material.



Hubby had no interest in watching this one, so I had to wait nearly a month after recording it to finally sit down and watch it by myself.



Flowers in the Attic was relatively true to the book but glossed over the worst bits of the story. I'm not sure why - Lifetime is for adults, it's not like the movie was shown in the Disney Channel.