Tuesday, April 16, 2013

I Found Something to Make You Smile

Well, two things. 

First, I woke up from a snooze and found Sadie with her head perched on my hip.

Yes, I realize she is ridiculous, this is why we allow her to live with us.

Second, saw a good movie.  A good small, independent movie.
A good, small, independent, funny/sorta sad movie.
A good small, indepen.....

Okay here it is:

This Australian film, inspired by true events, has had a very limited release, great reviews and I was hoping to get to see it in a theater before it headed to Netflix.

It was just the right movie to make you smile, make you hope and make you think, "gee, I didn't know that".

It's not often you get to see a movie with the Vietnam War as a backdrop to story of a singing girl group, ala The Supremes, who just happen to be Aboriginals.  The civil rights movement was not just confined to the US and this movie sheds some light on a lesser known struggle that went on for quite some time in Australia.  

Sounds like a heavy plot and although some of the topics covered are serious, the movie is as light as a feather and a breath of fresh air. Besides, anything with Chris O'Dowd in it always makes me smile.

The more different we are, the more we are the same.

Here's to a peaceful rest of the week.

My only connection to Boston is my blog name and a couple of days I spent there a few years ago.  It doesn't matter where. Any city, any time, it could be any of us.  May the responsible parties be brought to justice and those who lost their lives have peace. To the many injured both physically and emotionally, I have you in my thoughts.

Here's to a peaceful rest of the week.


Chatty Crone said...

Hey I almost forgot to say this to you today - and I hope I have this right -


Love, sandie

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Is it your birthday? I know Sandie is the one who lead me to you so I'm assuming she knows something I don't know. My prayers are with Boston and yes I pray that justice will be served. That movies sounds very interesting. Was it on Netflix? \
Silly Sadie :)

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...


Thanks so much for the sweet, and silly picture of Sadie - what a dear she is!
You are so LUCKY to live with her!

I will look this movie up, or write it down for the future.

Yes, this was just awful, I couldn't believe that someone would have committed that act, I'm just so so sorry for everyone at the marathon.

And yes, let's have a week of peace.

Heather said...

Sadie, what a sweetie... I once had a dog named Sadie! Terrible tragedy, the world is a sad place at time at the hands of some humans, how can they not see love is so much more powerful than hate! Cheers~

Dexter said...

Our dogs can almost always make us smile just by being. That's what it's all about.

Thanks for the movie recommendation. I've been looking for something to put into my queue.

Mango Momma

Mr. Connor said...

Sadie a wonder dog ? There are two in the household. Movie sounds great. Boston ~ what a shame. A friend , who was running in the race , said sirens were going all night long , and guards at the airport were armed with machine guns. More birthday wishes to the Boston Lady !

Jann Olson said...

Hi Ann, the dog is so funny looking he's cute! The incident is Boston is tragic. So hard to understand the reasoning. Prayers offered in their behalf. The movie sounds good and I will be putting it on my 'to watch' list.

Unknown said...

Sounds like a lovely day! Can't wait to see you this weekend for a full bday celebration!

Unknown said...

That last one says unknown, but it is me...Sammy

Edilma Weissmueller said...

I spent most of the 16th incommunicado in a horse farm near New Symarna, Had you in my thoughts a lot. HAPPY DAY to you
Let me know how it went.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

ok now...
I can't believe I missed this post...cute pictures of Sadie...and...

I didn't know. It' on my calendar now my friend!


Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just linked your name to that of your love for your darling pooches. That Sadie. Oh she warms my heart.

Have a lovely day!

Olive said...

Joe asked about you immediately because of your blog name Ann. I will look out for this movie. I can't watch the video you posted today because we use awful MiFi's. xo, Olive

Anonymous said...

That little tuxedo face is a delicious. Just what I needed to see venturing back into blogging. I do have direct connections to Boston and believe me, your thoughts make you part of my beloved city of my youth and later life. All the thoughts of folks all around the world. They are welcome, needed and appreciated by all. By the by, that precious little stinky breath dog of yours, has direct connections... :) The blood runs deep eh? Hugs. Tammy