Saturday Six #23

Wow, Saturday again! Some weeks the days fly by in a blur. This was one. I’ve been busy at work, have three books I want to read and the summer movie push has begun.  Saw Iron Man 2 last weekend, just caught Robin Hood this afternoon. Will continue to catch them as they come.  Summertime is a great time for action movies, mindless and entertaining when all you want to do at the end of a long week is not think and enjoy a good fighting scene!

Don’t get me wrong, as a movie nut, I like a good drama, crime or romance as well, there is just something about those summer ones…

Summer flicks and summer travel…it’s at this time of year that start to wish I was a teacher with 2-3 months off in the summer to travel, read, relax! I know, I know, I already pined away about travel this week, but I just can’t help it!  I guess that’s why this week’s Saturday Six picks are travel focused…I’ve got it on the brain!

[1] I absolutely LOVE this idea by Corey of Tongue and Cheek!  She is on a trip to Paris and asked her readers to suggest photos they want to see!  Would you guys think any less of me if I totally steal this idea?  With proper credit to Corey, of course!  I think it is such a fun idea, how about you? I am going to Paris in October…

[2] Jennie of Hip as I Wanna Be was considering cleaning through some of her francophile books when she realized how much she really still appreciated the lessons that French women can impart. She shares what she likes best about French women in “Cultivating Your Actual Self – Lessons from the French (Girls).” Hold onto those books Jennie!

[3] I really like the project that Maggie of Mighty Girl is doing right now.  She is doing tours of San Francisco in order to get to know the town she lives in better.  I think so often we neglect that actual place we live when we are off exploring the world, I know I do.  I am thinking that I need to do some of these tours that Maggie is doing, like this tour of the Palace Hotel. The Palace Hotel is beautiful, my husband have actually stayed the weekend and had a wonderful brunch in their atrium. It’s a beautiful place.

[4] Ah, I can’t get enough of Paris. I devour every work written about my favorite city and the people that inhabit it! This week Tory Hoen who writes at Moveable Beast was featured on Hip Paris Blog with a post on “How to be Parisienne – 10 Golden Rules.”  It’s amazing the similarities to New Yorkers!

[5] I love learning travel lessons from hard core road warriors, but it’s even more interesting to learn about the lessons or advice they ignored!  Christine of Almost Fearless shares several that are quite interesting!

[6] Blogging pal Jen of Are you there God, It’s Generation X had a great post on “7 Examples of Gen X women and their midlife awakening.”  This is of course a topic of interest for me and I enjoyed reading about others who are embracing it in the same positive manner as I do!

That’s it for this week.  One funny note from Robin Hood. (It’s not pivotal to the story so if you haven’t seen it don’t worry!).  There is a scene in the early part of the movie when the English are sieging a French chateau, and right at the most critical moment when the English are about to break down the chateau walls, the French cooks call for the soldiers to stop fighting to eat!  It was hilarious!

Comments

  1. Iron Man 2 was great minus Scarlett Johansson who was completely useless! Can’t stand her!

    Which books are on your list?

  2. @Lindsey, yep Scarlett was a bit unnecessary, but they are setting up for the Nick Fury/S.H.I.E.L.D. movie which she will be a part of. I am trying to finish Lunch In Paris, and I have Don Miller’s A Million Miles in a Thousand Years which has been highly recommended to me by several people and also Queen of Your Own Life by Kathy Kinney which I need to read for Alisa’s book club!

  3. I have had a couple of conversations about this very thing: “Iron Man 2 was great minus Scarlett Johansson who was completely useless!” My almost-fourteen-year-old son and I decided that she was the Gratuitous Boob Lady in the movie, because, in the words of a nearly 14-year-old boy, “You gotta have boobs.” LOL. So there ya go. Yes, then there was the whole setup for other movie tie-ins, too… But I agree, she felt so superfluous. Except for the boobs, that is (if you are 14 and a boy).

    Andi — thanks for all of these great links (maaaan, I was hoping to write a post of my own today but there is just so much good READING out there!!). I loved Number Six. I turn 42 on Wednesday. I am feeling kinda old, and for a lot of reasons, but that post helped me see past the numbers to the fact that these days to be in ones 40s is pretty damn young, lol. *sigh* And at least this year I get to be the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything. ;-)

    I am currently trying to finish Antonia Fraser’s Marie Antoinette because I really want to move on to The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

    Thank you for yet another fantastic post. (How DO you do it?!?) :)

  4. @Karin, Happy birthday! Wish I had known earlier!

  5. So kind to link to me, Andi. Thankyou.

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