What do you see here?
Two flowers? Some greenery? A railing and steps?
You obviously haven’t worked at Hallmark.
When I see flowers in pairs, I think “that image would work well for love, engagement, wedding, parents…or even mother and child” (if one bloom is noticeably smaller than the other or is a bud).
The same goes for groups of flowers. Or leaves. Or tree branches.
Even though I left Hallmark over 12 years ago, I still look at scenes in nature and put a card caption on ‘em.
I think I may need a get well card.
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Much was made of the movie Bridesmaids last year. Finally a film led by a cast of women that was both funny and financially successful.
Now, here comes Bachelorette.
It also has a strong female cast. And the story centers on a wedding, specifically on a bachelorette party that — for a variety of reasons — really doesn’t happen. And it’s funny….very funny.
But this movie gets a lot of its funny from its complete role reversal. The women are strong, coarse ball-busters. The men in their lives are warm, emotional and supportive.
Not your typical rom-com.
It makes me wonder if this movie was originally written for male leads and then re-cast after Bridesmaids was such a huge hit.
A copycat idea? I know it’s hard to imagine coming from Hollywood, but yeah…
I think I’ve seen that white dress before.
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Friday night my family hosted my nephew’s rehearsal dinner.
The main course? Turkey and pork barbecue.
Only much later did we realize that we’d let National Fried Chicken Day pass us by with nary a breast, thigh or drumstick in sight.
(Of chicken, folks — keep it clean.)
Now that our nephew is wed and already enjoying his honeymoon in Cozumel, we decided today to set things right…and gathered the family together for an honest-to-goodness Southern fried chicken dinner.
Plus all the fixin’s.
My favorite meal with my favorite people — what a perfect way to end the holiday weekend.
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Objects in this post are larger than they appear.
Take this fan, for instance.
It is a small lawn ornament in my brother Michael’s backyard. It barely reaches knee-high and generates little more than a gentle breeze.
Today it was 103 degrees. My nephew’s rehearsal dinner was held outside tonight. We could have used a big, yellow fan as big as that one looks.
Luckily, a cloud or two passed by and provided some much needed shade.
They were just the right size.