My cat says mom. I swear. He sits at the bottom of the stairs, which are blocked by a baby (cat) gate, and meows. When I come home at the end of a long day, it’s more pronounced – much more pathetic and insistant. Not always, but sometimes, the meow sounds exactly like he is saying mom. It has a clearly-defined m at the end of it. If my roommate happens to read this and feels like backing me up, he can.
I saw Dreamgirls on Saturday night with my nieces. Nine dollars for a movie in the Quad Cities! This was especially annoying because it wasn’t the movie I most wanted to see. However, there’s no pricetag on spending time with my nieces. And the movie had grabbed a couple of Golden Globes. Unfortunately, I wasn’t a huge fan. It was a good movie, but something about it didn’t get me. Also, I didn’t know it was made from a musical until after I saw it, which I think might have made a difference. As it was, I was disturbed when characters broke out into “non-performance” song at each other. I do think both celebrated actors did a very good job. Whether or not they deserve top nods… I’m not so sure. Great singing regardless.
I check out a lot of music from the library, and I thought I should mention a few of the CDs that I’ve gotten and quite enjoyed recently. Two of the top are world new age, if that’s a genre. (Anymore, I think one can make up about any genre.) They are Deep Roots & Future Grooves – Various Artists and Lost at Last – Lost at Last. Ha! How funny. I just googled Lost At Last and they call themselves Maui’s Global-Techno-Tribal-Trance-Dance-Chants Band. Holy shit. That’s ridiculous. Anyway, I like both CDs, especially the former. A celtic CD of various female singers also caught my fancy. It is A Celtic Tapestry, Vol. 2. Another surprising find was Spirit Songs – The Best of Bill Miller. I thought I was getting a Native American flute/chant type music similar to others that I have. Not so. It has that, but so much more. Bill Miller also is an amazing and powerful songwriter. I have to admit here that I have not even listened to the whole CD. But the songs I have heard have been poignant enough that I had to include it.
I finished the fourth book of Sharon Kay Penman‘s mystery series, Prince of Darkness. I still say that the mysteries are not as utterly amazing as her more historical novels; however, this was my favorite of the series so far. I’m just more invested in the characters now and have accustomed myself to the difference in her writing in these books.