Sunday, June 27, 2004
The Movie
Last Saturday night the girls (ages 70 and up) and I went to the movies to see Tom Hanks in The Terminal. I have been a Hanks fan ever since I watched him on TV in Bosom Buddies.

Does anyone out there remember him in that wonderfully funny show?

He did his usual good performance, this time as a person stuck in the airport for a long time.

Hanks finds a clever way to get money so he can eat, and along the way he makes friends.

The airport setting was built especially for the movie, looks like the real thing. Leave it to Spielberg to do a great job.

The Dinner
I was the driver so the girls left it up to me to choose the place to eat. We were near a restaurant that I had been to recently with my son and his wife, and had enjoyed it throughly, so I asked the girls if they would like to go to the Salem BEER Works. Mind you now, these girls do not as a rule drink, so I did not expect them to agree, but surprise, surprise they said ok.

When the waitress asked if we wanted anything to drink surprise, surprise, two of " The Girls" said yes they wanted a light beer. Then the waitress asked, "16 or 32 ounces? I nearly flipped! What they ordered was one 16 ounce bottle that they would split!

I was so pleased that they enjoyed the meal and the beer!

The Dessert
Now the evening was not over yet. I invited them back to my condo and served them Hoodsies.

The only thing that was missing was the wooden spoons that we used to eat them with!

Remember those?

That was some night on the town!

Tuesday, June 22, 2004
I needed a few things at the supermarket, so I went in with my very short list, milk, butter, some salad, bread, bananas.

Almost didn't put the shopping cart into the trunk of the car, because I was only going in for a few thngs.

I don't bother with coupons any more because most of them require you to buy two items to get the benefit.

The trip should have taken me no time, but no. The strawberries looked good and the blueberries were on sale and are good for you, so naturally I bought them, etc, etc.

By the time I checked out, it cost me $42.00!

Maybe next time I go shopping I'll stick to my list. ( I do not think so ;-) Only in my dreams.

What happens when you go shopping? Do you stick to your list or spend, spend, spend?


Friday, June 18, 2004
The other day I read a very interesting article in the Boston Globe about a group of women between the ages of 30 and 40 who belong to a book club that not only discusses the book, but they serve food that relates to it.

For example if it is a book about China the group serves Chinese food, if it takes place in Italy they serve Italian food. That sounds like a really fun group.

I belong to a book club with a group of women between the ages of 60 and 80. We meet at our clubhouse.

Forget the food, we do not even cook for ourselves!

We do relish discussing books. The most recent one is John Irving's "A Widow For One Year." It is about a dysfunctional family, all of whom are writers. It has plenty to chew on, is meaty, has some spice, a few good eggs and a few bad ones! Like a good meal it ends with a sweet dessert.

PS: We also like to chew the fat!.


Monday, June 07, 2004
SU11248 shown to stop tumors
In early trial, Pfizer drug shown to stop tumors:
Pfizer Inc. yesterday released early data that suggest an experimental drug shows promise in treating kidney cancer and a rare gastrointestinal cancer.

... Pfizer also tested the drug in patients with metastatic gastrointestinal stromal tumor, a rare type of cancer that arises mainly in the stomach and small bowel. Of 98 patients tested, 52 percent saw their tumors stop growing, and 11 percent saw them shrink.

Saturday, June 05, 2004
Many months ago I read an article in the Boston Globe about blogging. Never heard of it and asked my computer literate son, "what is blogging?" Since I expressed interest he was happy to bring me up to date and not only that, he suggested I go for it and that is how Thoroughly Modern Millie was born!

Now I am wondering,am I the oldest blogger? Could be! How old are you out there? I am proud to tell you that I will be celebrating my 79th birthday in August. I just wrote that and can not believe it myself. Feel more like 60.

Let's hear from you.

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