Boy, life sure passes fast when you don't write from October to December. I just took a short hiatus into reality, which wasn't much fun....but I'm back for today, at least.
I'd love to write regularly, but since I work full time and feel as if it sucks all the energy out of me, by the time I get home, there's nothing left to blog with.
I'm now off for 2 weeks for Christmas Break - YAY!!! I've got the Christmas Tree up (it's smaller this year - about 4 feet high and much easier to decorate, not to mention much cheaper), presents are wrapped (I've got to do more tomorrow).....and I'm ready to make Chex Mix and bake fudge and cookies next week.
Meanwhile, it's Saturday night and I'm on vacation. Hubby and I watched one of the cutest movies I've ever seen - Mr. Popper's Penguins. I'm a penguin lover; well, I'm an animal lover and penguins are amongst the most adorable animals ever created, to me.
I have as natural as possible a back yard in a suburban area for the critters that may drop by, and I have a soft spot for all birds (even rock doves, a.k.a. pigeons), squirrels, possums - whatever stops by. To me, the ultimate creature as far as cuteness - I hate to use that word, but it's the only one that fits - is penguins.
A few years ago, my husband treated me to a visit to SeaWorld in Orlando, with a special behind the scenes look at the penguins. I got to pet one - I could have stayed there all day. They are just......adorable - I don't know how else to put it.
Anyway - the movie, "Mr. Popper's Penguins" is totally unrealistic and is a lovely story with great real and animated penguin segments - it wins my award for "Best Nice Story/Comforting/Sweet/Funny Movie".
Have I mentioned I love penguins? I saw a video once of a real penguin somewhere whose owner would put a backpack on him every morning and he would walk to the local fish mongers. The fish store owner would give him some raw fish snacks and also pack up a nice big fish in the backpack for the penguin to take home. He lived in his own little shack full of ice.....
To be honest - in reality, I don't think any animals should be kept in captivity. I have a Cockatoo that I wish I could bring to Australia, his native country, so he could fly free and be what he is supposed to be.....
But for total escapism, an unrealistic (at least as far as the penguins - the family story is altogether possible), heart warming story - Mr. Popper's Penguins is absolutely wonderful.