Tuesday, April 23, 2019
As I was standing in Brixton waiting for a bus on Sunday morning, I noticed a nearby cinema on Coldharbour Lane bearing giant-sized images of movie legends like Bette Davis, Sidney Poitier and Rudolph Valentino. Among them was this fabulous portrait of Pam Grier, of "Coffy" and "Foxy Brown" fame, taken at Watts Towers in L.A. in 1972.
Did you ever see Quentin Tarantino's film "Jackie Brown"? Grier was in that too.
Anyway, I couldn't resist a picture, and then I finally got on the bus and rode south through Tulse Hill toward Crystal Palace. Lo and behold, what should I see from the bus windows but this:
Is that a coincidence or what?!
Clearly the universe was trying to tell me that it was time to watch "Jackie Brown" again. So that's what we did last night. Dave had never seen it, and although I saw it in the cinema, that was 22 years ago (!) -- so it was time. It's just as good as I remembered, with terrific music. (I have the soundtrack among my iTunes.) Dave acted like he was going to die, being subjected to another movie suggestion from me, but in the end even he liked it.
Our Spring Break comes to an end today. Back to work as usual.We've done about all we can do in the garden, at least for the moment. Yesterday afternoon I took Olga to Wormwood Scrubs for a walk -- she dragged a little in the heat, once again, but then she found a disgusting muddy mire to wallow in, and that seemed to take care of the problem.
Doesn't she look proud of herself? Needless to say she got a bath later, but she was a spectacle on the train ride home.
I'm amazed she could find any mud, because it is dry out there. We haven't had rain in ages. I think that's going to change this week -- another sign that it's time to go back at work!