Saturday, December 15, 2007

Saturday Morning Blogging

Just sitting in the kitchen, cooking breakfast for the kids and typing on the computer. You know, multi-tasking. The Junior Ricardipi are playing upstairs, Mrs. R'pus is sitting in bed marking grade 8 assignments, the Christmas Tree is lit up, and the budgie is, for once, perched quietly in the living room.

Oh, and I'm listening to a Bruce Springsteen CD I just bought, one of those discount "Greatest Hits" packages that doesn't come with a) liner notes, b) a proper jewel case, or c) half of the artist's greatest hits.

Now, like Coldplay, I'd normally not have a lot of use for Mr. Springsteen, but as it turns out there are quite a few songs I like, mainly of the gentler, ballad-y type. Like Al Pacino's acting - when he's not shouting or mumbling, he's really quite good.

Which reminds me that the last time I was on a plane, I watched a movie featuring Mr. Pacino - Ocean's Thirteen. The verdict: they probably should have stopped at twelve, unless you're a fan of Ellen Barkin, who does a creditable turn as the not-particularly-nice corporate lackey to Pacino's character. Or if you like all that beefcake - Pitt, Clooney, Damon, the less annoying Affleck brother, and about a hundred others in various roles.

But this post isn't about travels, or movies, or music, or even cooking breakfast. It's not the usual whining about the weather, nor complaining about being busy. It's not really about anything, because it's Saturday morning, the Christmas holidays are on their way, and I'm at home with my family. And that's just right, for now.

9 comments:

The Wrath of Dawn said...

But are you wearing the goggles? Inquiring minds want to know.

And a quiet Saturday alone with the fam. It doesn't get any better than that.

leihoxt - a Hawaiian scam

Richard said...
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Ricardipus said...

Hm, seems I've been promoted to "blog administrator".

Look out, spammers.

Rik said...

Good for you.

I liked Oceans 13 more then 12, because it was back to a clever crime caper, and Eddie Izzard was in it.

Ricardipus said...

Rik - haven't actually seen 12. But Eddie Izzard is good, yes.

zoe said...

I can't even blog about nothing as the kids have gone back to their dad's till 26/12, I'm on 'holiday' (stop laughing), depressed and want to cry. Oh well, seeing as the kids don't follow 24, I should start watching season 6 soon because as soon as the sprogs are back it's time to settle down to Prison Break 2.

cysao: Flemish for coach potato.

Rik said...

Zoe: What's a Coach Potato? Someone who trains you in the way of the sloth?

WV: swlhjmd - A couch potato terrorist.

Ricardipus said...

Zoe - I'd offer to guest blog for you, but I doubt your readers would be very interested in *me* blogging about nothing.

That, and every time I send you anything, the Belgium vs. Canada internet filtery things mess all the coding up. Sigh.

Hope you're doing better soon... a dose of Jack Bauer will help, surely?

zoe said...

rik, something like that. i'm 100% slob and proud of it.

r'pus, i think i just need my jack back - at least i know that he didn't snuff it in shanghai and seeing as there is a season 7, i doubt he snuffs it in season 6. jack bauer is invincible.

oh, and thanks for the blogging offer, r'pus:)

wuulosd: 'LOST' in wallon.