Saturday, September 18, 2010


The Pool of London,

Peter Cornelis Dommersen,

oil on canvas, 1861.

I've been a bad blog friend for not posting and I'm sorry. My energy output has not exceeded the wattage of a glowworm. Frustrating--because I've never knuckled under to stuff before.

Written and Fairy, thank you.

Clutching my remote in my blue recliner, I've overdosed on cable television in the past weeks and have some observations:

My opinion of that Bin Laden clone nutjob cleric in Florida who planned to burn the Qur'an is not printable.

Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli PM, has a gorgeous voice.

Deana Troy and Seven of Nine from TNG and Voyager have the best figures on TV.

Reruns of M*A*S*H are hilarious.

Terms in the news like "landfall", "riptide" and "wildfire" have been used as book titles.

Operation Repo is an exhibition of hysterical vulgarity-- not from the tattooed reposession crew--but from the people whose cars are being reposessed.

Mantracker, from a show by that name, uses the same bad words as I do.

Commericals which rely on expanding and contracting graphics are so much visual noise.

And the single kiss between Lancelot (Richard Gere?) and Guinevere in First Knight is the most hungry, passionate movie kiss I've ever seen.


fairyhedgehog said...

I'm glad to see you surfacing again. You haven't been a bad blog friend, you've been a poorly (ill) one.

I've hated knowing that you've been too ill to post but I'm glad that you used your time wisely with daytime tv. (I have to agree that Deanna and Seven are very curvy.)

You look after yourself, my dear. I miss you when you're not around but your health comes first.

Hugs. (Very gentle ones.)

Natasha Fondren said...

OMG, I miss Star Trek! I really need more Star Trek in my life. :-(

First Knight is so yummy.


Charles Gramlich said...

hum, I may have to watch First Knight again. Good to see you around.

Whirlochre said...

Glad to have you back.

As for Richard Gere, I've never, ever got it.

raine said...

Welcome back, dear Bernita.
Rest & think gentle thoughts. You were missed.

Linda Ryan-Harper said...

sorry you've been the past, I didn't need illness to cause me to sit through endless commercials for a few nuggets of entertainment...I gave up all television viewing for a year and my quality of life was not improved one iota—great, I can eliminate TV as the root cause of my misery...gave me a good laugh about that would-be Koran burner...there are two kinds of nut jobs in this world: the gentle, harmless ones (in which category I fall) and the downright dangerous ones...

Ello said...

Hey Bernita!
Sorry I've been gone. It's been a crazy time lately. But guess what! I got a kindle as a present and my first real purchase for it was your book!!!! Am so excited! Now I have to find time to read it! But I just had to let you know that as soon as I got it the first thing I did was buy your book!

Scott from Oregon said...

Excellent! that you're feeling better!

Daytime TV will cure most things over time, I reckon...

laughingwolf said...

big kermie YAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY! bernita's back, kinda sorta... good to know absence was not entirely pain related :)

so glad the damn hot weather is gone, i'll take 6C over 30C any time!

little birdie sez you're back writing, good stuff!

wv: merpsy

Angie said...

Hey, glad to see you back! I hope you're feeling better now. {{{}}}

Agreement on that idiot in Florida. :/ When even some of the other conservative Christians are going, "Ummm, dude...?" you know you've gone way past left field and over the cliff.

My opinion is that he did it more for the publicity than anything else. He has a tiny little congregation, from what I've heard, and he's gotten tons of attention from this. Negative attention for the most part, but for some people that's better than none. :/ Hopefully he'll soon fade back into obscurity where he belongs.


Dave F. said...

Glad to see you are back. I miss your writing.

My Mother met Bibi Netanyahu 40 years ago when she worked as a secretary. He was brought to fund raise for Israel because his brother was a hero.

And TNG and Voyager really showed off those two gals figures to their best.

I watched two movies this weekend with a seriously critical eye. One was "Agnes of God" and it is brilliant, not a wasted word or image. The other was the Sci-Fi "Cloverfield" and I hated its shaky, sea-sickness inducing camera footage. Gots to be the ugliest POV ever created for a film. Lots of wssted effects, wasted movement, wasted exposition. Then when you go to the websites to read spoilers, reviews and analysis to figure out what you were supposed to see, the trot out a cockamamie story that a company was inventing a new soft drink flavor and exploring the ocean. However a military satellite fell into the ocean and disturbed a sleeping monster that proceeded to eat New York City. That doesn't even make sense.

BTW; if you want to see the most contrived, most artificially frenetic, stupid and silly cooking show -- it's "Cupcake Wars."

Anonymous said...

Ack! Put down that remote and get away from the TV!!

Kidding, dear. Sometimes you just need to have a slump. I handed in my rough draft for my final paper on Wed. last and thought "great! I can catch up on reading, and this, and that..."

Welllll... it hasn't happened. I'm doing word puzzles and watching "house hunters" and old Disney cartoons. And waiting for my rough draft to come back so I can finish the thing and be done with this whole Master's degree thing.

BernardL said...

It's always nice reading your comments whenever you feel well enough to post. Stay well, my friend.

writtenwyrdd said...

Glad to see you are up for posting, Bernie my dear! Wish I were closer so I could give you a hug!

First Knight is so romantic, but I think Lady Hawk beats it all to flinders.

Chris Eldin said...

I'm sorry you haven't been feeling yourself, and I hope your health issues are resolving. But it's not good to isolate yourself. That's a downward spiral very hard to jump off of.

sex scenes at starbucks, said...

I just finished your book last night. Speaking of passionate kisses...


Anonymous said...

So glad to see you are back, I will have to resume concocting smartass remarks soon. :-)


Steve Malley said...


Nice to see you, Bernita. Feel better soon...

Bhaswati said...

So good to have you back, Bernita! Great observation about "visual noise."

Hope you are feeling better now. Best wishes. :)

sylvia said...

I'm just resurfacing in the blogosphere again myself. I do hope you are feeling better!

eric1313 said...

New, coming over from a link on Lana's blog.

Wonderful observations. The religious nutjob is really a fright, but more sad than scary for certain.

AvDB said...

Ah, First Knight. That was the movie that started my relationship with my husband. It was a bad, bad movie--the first of several dates that revolved around terrible films. Fortunately, those dates were not symbolic of our partnership's fate. I still want my money back from The Net, though.

Demon Hunter said...

Get well soon, Bernita. And have fun watching tv. Operation Repo is hilarious at times.

stacy said...

Jeez, I'm sorry to hear you've not been feeling well, Bernita. I hope you're feeling much better soon.

fairyhedgehog said...

Still thinking of you. Clearly you're not getting better fast enough. I do so hope things look up for you soon.

Frank Baron said...

Sorry you've been under the weather Bernita, and hope you're feeling better by now. I'm rasslin' with a hellacious cold/sinus thing but have been otherwise healthy this summer. (Most of which I spent at the cottage.)

I wholeheartedly agree about Troi and Seven of Nine. Hubba-hubba! ;)