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Tomorrow morning I am flying to Seattle with my mom! This will be our first trip there. Both of of have traveled extensively throughout the US but never farther northwest of California.
We are home.
Here is the link to my Seattle Pics: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/...073741828.100000714625640&type=1&l=904e74531a
The trip was wonderful. We ate the best oysters, mussels, cherries, crab, and omakase I have ever had. The weather was perfect--sunny for six of the seven days, no rain. We did all the touristy things: the Needle, Cihuly Gardens, Pop Museum, Pike's Place Market, Harbor Cruise, the Aquarium, Gum Wall. Ballard Locks, Gas Works Park, Fremont Troll, Bite of Seattle, Central Library, Alki Beach. We rented a car. Mom drove and I navigated. We made a great team. We visited every neighborhood and by the end of the trip were quite familiar with the city.
Our cottage was roomy and located in a residential neighborhood in West Seattle. There was a wonderful organic garden with beans, chard, tomatoes, raspberries and blackberries. I ate more berries that week than I have had in my life.
If Seattle were sunny and warm all year long, I would move there in a heartbeat. It is by far my favorite city in the world. Next trip is a long weekend in Scottsdale in early August. Next summer we are planning to return to the northwest: Vancouver and a cruise to Alaska.
My mom is the perfect traveling companion. She's easy going, energetic, playful, curious, intelligent and loves all the same foods as me.
TJust saw the film Mr. Turner. At the end of the movie I was left with a question: What became of the housekeeper?
Ever have a question(s) pop into your head after the movie is over... or a day later? This will be an ongoing post—to be modified when new movies come to mind.
Warning ~ Movie Spoilers Ahead
Mr. Turner: What became of the housekeeper?
Birdman: Was that movie way overrated, or what?
Gone Girl: What the heck did we just watch? Did Chris Nolan direct this?
The Riot Club: Are there actually young men who act like that in real life?
Leviathan: Do modern day Russian men really drink that much vodka? Apparently they do and it's killing them.
Nightcrawler: Was that a satisfying ending or what?!
Fifty Shades of Grey: What a ride; when is the next one due to be released?
Like the years before, this is an ongoing list. This one spans January 1, 2015 - December 31, 2015. Here are the other years' lists: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011.
I will rank each film from one to four stars.
2014 and 2015 released movies seen in 2015:
Spy ~ 4
Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story ~ 4
Trainwreck ~ 4
The End of the Tour ~ 4
Man Up ~ 4
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl ~ 4
A Day in the Life of a Dictator ~ 4
Motivation 2: The Chris Cole Story ~ 4
Far from the Madding Crowd ~ 4
Advanced Style ~ 4
Pump ~ 4
Chef's Table ~ 4
Going Clear ~ 4
The Imitation Game ~ 4
Ida ~ 4
The Green Prince ~ 4
Nightcrawler ~ 4
Force Majeure ~ 4
Citizenfour ~ 4
Wild ~ 4
The Skeleton Twins ~ 4
Whiplash ~ 4
Still Alice ~ 4
Fed Up ~ 4
Fifty Shades of Grey ~ 4
Deep Web ~ 4
The Walk ~ 3.5
The Gift ~ 3.5
I'll See You in My Dreams ~ 3.5
Ex Machina ~ 3.5
The True Cost ~ 3.5
In Search of General Tso ~ 3.5
The Cobbler ~ 3.5
Danny Collins ~ 3.5
All This Mayhem ~ 3.5
Damnation ~ 3.5
Big Eyes ~ 3.5
Stop at Nothing: the Lance Armstrong Story ~ 3.5
Finding Vivian Maier ~ 3.5
Spotlight ~ 3.5
Laggies ~ 3.5
30 for 30: I Hate Christian Laettner ~ 3.5
St. Vincent ~ 3.5
Leviathan ~ 3.5
Knock Knock ~ 3.5
This is Where I Leave You ~ 3.5
Mr. Turner ~ 3.5
John Wick ~ 3.5
American Sniper ~ 3.5
The Interview ~ 3.5
Only Lovers Left Alive ~ 3.5
The Stanford Prison Experiment ~ 3
The Rewrite ~ 3
She's Funny That Way ~ 3
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation ~ 3
Tomorrowland ~ 3
Life Partners ~ 3
Jurassic World ~ 3
Unlocking Sherlock ~ 3
The 33 ~ 3
Rosewater ~ 3
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 ~ 3
Life Itself ~ 3
Amy ~ 3
Cinderella ~ 3
Miss You Already ~ 3
The Clouds of Sils Maria ~ 3
Cake ~ 3
Food Chains ~ 3
The Factory ~3
Flights Up ~ 3
Burnt ~ 2.5
The Intern ~ 2.5
Christmas Eve ~ 2.5
Aloha ~ 2.5
Vacation ~ 2.5
The Age of Adeline ~ 2.5
Jenny's Wedding ~ 2.5
An Honest Liar ~ 2.5
Little White Lie ~ 2.5
A Brilliant Young Mind ~ 2.5
The D Train ~ 2.5
True Story ~ 2.5
Pitch Perfect 2 ~ 2.5
Ives Saint Laurent ~ 2.5
About Alex ~ 2.5
The Riot Club ~ 2.5
Birdman ~ 2.5
Self/Less ~ 2
Foodies: The Culinary Jet Set ~2
Magic Mike 2 ~ 2
Uncanny ~ 2
The Gabby Douglas Story ~ 2
The Best of Me ~ 1.5
Playing it Cool ~ 1
Non-2014/2015 films seen:
Food: A Cultural Culinary History ~ 4
The Century of the Self ~ 4
Supermench: The Legend of Shep Gordon ~ 4
Downloaded ~ 4
Secrets and Lies ~ 4
The Men Who Built America ~ 4
Beyond the Lighted Stage ~ 4
War of the Buttons ~ 4
White Like Me ~ 3.5
The Atomic States of America ~ 3.5
Burt's Buzz ~ 3.5
Freakonomics: the Movie ~ 3.5
Winston Churchill: Walking with Destiny ~ 3.5
Bridegroom ~ 3.5
Danny Meyer: The Restaurateur ~ 3.5
Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey
Something Wild ~ 3.5
Print the Legend ~ 3.5
Living Off a Dollar ~ 3.5
If a Tree Falls ~ 3.5
After Tiller ~ 3.5
The East ~ 3.5
The Brass Teapot ~ 3
The Double ~ 3
Dorfman in Love ~ 3
Casting By ~ 3
Titanic's Final Mystery ~ 3
Park Avenue: Money, Power and the American Dream ~ 3
Secrets of Henry VIII's Palace ~ 3
This is What They Want ~ 3
Five Star Life ~3
Dear Zachary ~ 3
Sedona ~ 3
Showrunners: the Art of Running a TV Show ~ 2.5
A Little Bit of Heaven ~ 2.5
16 Love ~ 2.5
Drive Me Crazy ~ 2.5
Reviving Ophelia ~ 2.5
Fatal Honeymoon ~ 2.5
Winnebago Man ~ 2
Liz & Dick ~ 2
Girl Model ~ 1.5
It has been stated that I...
Read Salon by both Pet Troll and Saddo. FALSE. I never read Salon. I read Slate.
Am a politically correct liberal. Actually, I am a classic liberal, not a bleeding heart, white apologist. When it comes to foreign policy, I am more inline with the hawks than the doves.
Photoshopped my selfie pic to remove wrinkles. I did nothing whatsoever to alter that pic. It went straight from my camera to flickr to Solo. Check the exif data for proof.
Slept with a married man. Why yes, true. Once, 26 years ago, when I was still a teenager. I felt guilty. Didn't do it again.
Have a wrinkly neck. Why no, I don't.
Am desperate for a boyfriend. No. Not at all. But I wouldn't mind having a charming lover who could both stimulate my mind and body.
Was abandoned by both my ex husbands. False. I filed for divorce from the first. He did not want to divorce. The second was a mutual split.
Am unlovable. The people that matter most to me love me very much and enjoy my company. And I love and adore them as well. Can't wait to see Future Islands with my son on the 2oth of April. He is so excited as well. Loves his mama very much.
Blog Index II ~ 2005-2004
(Text too long to have on one page. Sorry. Had to divide Index into two parts.)
The End of Faith ~ Sessions
Vive la Vida!
The 2016 Movie List
Have Passport Will Travel
Mom Gone Wild
If You Need Me, I'll Be Here
Short and Sweet
Katie Says Hi!
Pretty Certain It's Happening
Success is the Only Revenge I Seek
Give Me a Break
Pure pleasure. OK, not so pure.
Spring Has Sprung
The Unanswered Moz Questions
My Brilliant Year
After the film ended, I wondered...
A Year in Movies: 2015
I Still Love You, Oh I Still Love You
Katie and Other Things I am Thankful For
If it is true that you are what you eat, then I am mostly cabbage and rice
Netflix is a Dangerous Drug
The Boy Can Dance
Tomato Blasphemy, Gardener Weeping!
Smile, It's Selfie Saturday!
Dreaming of Red
Sid's Succulent Baby
Is "World Peace is None of Your Business" a Concept Album?
Not So Secret Garden
Today is the Greatest!
Bradley Steyn vs. Steven Patrick Morrissey
World Peace is None of Your Business ~ Track Talk
Eight Line Poetry Stanzas
Just One Kiss
Bridges not Walls
Finer With Time
What a Wonderful World
Istanbul, I Love You!
Practical and Everyday Anarchy, Anyone?
World Peace is None of Your Business ~ Single
Bullfighting is Torture Porn!
Ain't That a Shame
Pet Troll Update
A Little Rusty
My Love Language
Ode to the Semicolon
Catch Me If You Can
Nonchalant in Arizona
If you can read this you are in my contacts list...
How to Make Enemies and Distance People
All of the Rumors
Plenty of Fishermen
What a Crock
He Said I'm Stoic
The Selfie Project
We Are All Editors
Best Picture Nominees of 2013 w/Commentary
Stroke Me, Stroke Me
A Little Humility is in Order
A Construct About Constructs
An Iron Fist Inside a Velvet Glove Part II: The Gloves Are Off
An Iron Fist Inside a Velvet Glove
Matters of Time and Place
A Disembodied Mind
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Milk, Meat, Auschwitz, and Morrissey--Oy Vey!
Passive Aggressive 101
The Oscars 2014
Escaping the Crèche
Television Viewing Over the Years
My Digital Paintings
Golden Globes 2014
Solo's Very Own Pinocchio
Is Morrissey Bisexual?
The Girl With a Thorn in Her Side
If you want to be awe inspired...
Free Bird, Yeah
2014 Movie Roundup[You're Gonna Need Someone on Your Side
Dreaming of a Green Christmas
My Baby's Coming Home!
What is 'being in love?'
What the Heck is Going on Around Here?
Coffee Break With the Hitch
Time to Ramble On
Heavy Industry and Ruins Porn
Have Yourself a Merry Little Insomnia
Is Morrissey a Misogynist?
A Manual for Creating Atheists
Keanu Reeves is a Psychopath in My Own Private Idaho
An Atheist's Last Wish
Autobiography by Morrissey
Is My Vegan Challenge About Control?
On My Knees ~ Literally!
Humble Abode in the Thames Estuary
Hello Darkness My Old Friend
My Writings ~ PDF Downloads
Animals, Sex, Meat, and Morals
Quotable Me, Quotable Him
So Sick of Self
I'll Wear Black for Both of Us
Immortality Online: Pipe Dream or reality?
Hilariously Depressing Smiths Lyrics ~ Part II
Hilariously Depressing Smiths Lyrics ~ Part I
Hilariously Depressing Moz Lyrics ~ Solo Albums Part II of II
Hilariously Depressing Moz Lyrics ~ Solo Albums Part I of II
Rubber Ring (I think I wrote this one before)
Morrissey is Not My Hero
Oscars ~ Tonight! Who WILL Win?
Glorious, Wonderful, Paper Books!
Favorite Films From the United Kingdom
TV Talk ~ Girls Season 2
A Collection of Accumulations
Brian Molko ~ Um Yum!
Best Digital Distractions 2012 ~ A Year-end Roundup
2103 Movies ~ An Ongoing List With Ratings
A Year in the Life of Books ~ 2013
Tales of Yesteryear and Today (2013 fiction reading goal)
How Soon is Snow?
The World is a Little Less Wonderful Without You
Stipe and Moz: Face to Face
Circuits Behind Curtains
Out and About
Forever a Fan
The Passing of Time
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Hell Yeah!
Desert Life... and Shoes
If Only I were Morrissey
Musings From My Head
Ten Songs to Take With Me to My Grave
realitybites back -ebook download
In Praise of Bass
Life is a Moving Train
Nothingness Into Being
An Atheist in God's Sandbox
Martin Amis Without Hitchens
Christopher Hitchens ~ Still Loving You
Stomping on Sacred Ground
Pin the Name on the Yogi
Great Films Directed By Women
How to Write Like a Pretentious Philosopher
Olympics Closing Ceremony ~ A Screenshot Memoir of WTF? Moments
An Atheist in a Buddhist Sandbox
Ten Greatest Documentaries of All Time
The Ten Greatest Movies of All Time ~ A List in Progress
Greatest Films of All Time ~ The Sight and Sound 2012 List Sucks!
2012 London Olympics Opening Ceremony
Rules of Begging
Brain Drain July
Fifty Shades of Grey Dream Cast
Fifty Shades of Sex
Podcasts at Last
Album Cover Art
Everybody's Got Something to Sell: Mad Men S05E11 Afterthoughts
No Man, No Cry
Going for Simple
Free and Clear
A Year of Movies ~ 2012
Gates of Heaven
Fellini's 8 1/2
Tonight's the Night!
Not So Secret Ballots
A Year in a Life of Books ~ 2012
Enjoy the Violence
Trinity of Idiocy
Spiritual but not Religious
To Climb or not to Climb?
Take It or Leave It
Will I or Won't I... Get in Bed With Oscar This Year?
Christopher Hitchens ~ Missing You
Sixteen Steps Short of a Coma
Annual Movie Roundup 2011
In Loving Memory of Christopher Hitchen (1949-2011)
Voltaire in Quotes
Stuff and Stuff
Could it Be?
The Filter Bubble
realitybites' Dollar Store
High as a Kite
Cyberspace When You're Dead
Morrissey and The Smiths Photo Collages
Happy 4th of July
If You Were Brilliant Could I Love You?
If I Get a Lobotomy Will You Love Me?
Our Lips Are Sealed
Bucket List Revisited
realitybites by Jehne Lunden
Christopher Hitchens' ~ For the Sake of Argument
The Edited Life is Worth Writing
The Bucket List
The Quotable Hitchens
Thinking Along the Same Lines
Cheeky Monkey Mix
Hot Air Cold Feet
The Move-Me Awards
The Statue of Franco
James Franco ~ Man of the Hour
James Franco as Oz, The Great and Powerful
James Franco ~ Renaissance Man
It's Oscar Time Again!
Flowers in the Attic
The Bearableness of Being Light
Sadness Weeps Salty Tears
Rust Never Sleeps
Nobody hates phonies as much as Holden Caulfield—except me.
Michael Jackson World's Most Famous Anorexic Victim
Tossing Autonomy Into the Bin
The Struggle to Joy
Vladimir Nabokov's LOLITA Revisited
art in the park
light bulb moment
drowning, mind-rattling, in a giant tidal wave of bookmarks
White-collar men, blue-collar men, and the in-betweens
domestic policy awol
I have forgiven Morrissey!
Google hosts Fitna
out of exile
Fuck off Morrissey!
sex versus gender
the pig is great!
a bit worried
one woman, one vote
It's good to be alive!
I know why the caged bird sings
pious masochists and an impotent sadist
a reasonable christmas
an amazing teacher's "Cattywampus"
Three years this month!
If I were a painting
Dawkins must be smiling! I know I am...
Proof that the power elite are still thumping their Bibles!
I didn't want to like it... I really didn't
Let's hear it for the boys!
chivalry is dead
barking up the wrong tree
Fanatics and hypocrites... make news once again!
now my heart is full
I have no more empathy, compassion, or tolerance...
Inside The Actor's Studio: Lipton's Questions
Life is a dull pencil.
Las Vegas again!
How to NOT look like a tourist
For anyone and everyone who collects things...
OK, maybe I won't be watching The Grammys...
Almost 2 1/2 years ago...
Taking it for granted
As if we need another excuse to hate religion!
leaving on a jet plane...
Happy anniversary sweetheart!
The God Delusion
Mediocracy: the plight of a generalist
Fun stuff on the net...
EEP's Sunday Quiz
I still care about my journal...
It's journal Karaoke time!
Twenty years later...
Leaving For Las Vegas!
David is a fantastic name and this is why...
The boil is reduced to a simmer
I feel ill
The Lake House
Songs that make one peevish!
Begin To Hope
Under The Iron Sea
Laziness or ignorance?
Favorite album of the year!
A Wonderful Day!
Craving a good gay love story?
Spring is finally here!
My bags are packed
Favorite YouTube videos
What's fair is fair?!
You never said goodbye to me.
Look who's coming to town...
What is sexy?
Corn syrup junkie
Living and breathing Morrissey
An interview with oneself
Nevada here we come!
Personal space VS space for all your stuff
Great moment in film
Life Is A Pigsty
When was the last time?
Fish out of water?
The stigma of a sweet tooth
We have a touchdown!
I Will See You in Far Off Places
Listening to Mr. Diamond while cleaning my keyboard...
While you're waiting...
Cowboy Song and lots of other stuff that you loved
hEAVY mEtAL pARKING lOT
Diamond in the rough
Happy Birthday Neil Diamond
Masons, bridges not walls, and birthdays
Where in the world have you been?!
In The Last Twelve Hours
I can't wait!
Blog Index II ~ 2005-2004
(Text too long to have on one page. Sorry. Had to divide Index into two parts.)
This will be an ongoing entry, to be updated regularly with new podcasts and audio files. My faves are noted with a ♥. Podcasts hosted by Alan Saunders noted by *. (All digital art/images are by me.)
Albert Camus (reluctant philosopher/reluctant existentialist):
Considered himself to be an absurdist rather than an existentialist, because unlike the other existentialists, he wasn't concerned with metaphysics, existence. Never believed himself a philosopher, but rather, a writer, as he was not interested in reason. Though arguably his essays and novels are philosophical and ask philosophical questions.
What are We to Make of Albert? ♥ *
Albert Camus and The Absurd ♥ *
The Outsider ♥ *
Søren Kierkegaard (father of existentialism):
Kierkegaard 200 *
Fear and Freedom *
Kierkegaard in 90 Minutes
Nietzsche and the Will to Power ♥ *
Nietzsche in 90 Minutes
Sartre in 90 Minutes ♥
The Enlightenment Philosophers:
The Life of David Hume ♥ *
Hume and God ♥ *
Hume in 90 Minutes
Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet):
Voltaire’s Novel “Candide”
The Life of Mr Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury *
John Stuart Mill:
John Stuart Mill's On Liberty: 150th anniversary *
Spinoza in 90 Minutes
Rousseau in 90 Minutes
The State of the Enlightenment (with Sam Harris)Enlightened Eccentrics in the Age of Reason ♥ *
Thomas Paine - Christopher Hitchens Lecture (Full) ♥
Christopher Hitchens on Thomas Jefferson: Enlightenment, Nation Building, and Slavery (2005) ♥
Kant in 90 Minutes
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel:
Hegel in 90 Minutes
Schopenhauer in 90 Minutes
The Strange Birth of Idealism *
The Analytic Philosophers:
Wittgenstein in 90 Minutes ♥
Why I Am Not a Christian ♥ ♥
Plato's Symposium (Origin of the notion of Platonic love.)
Socrates: Man and Myth
Unforgettable Speeches: the Apology of Socrates *
Utilitarianism ♥ * (with Peter Singer)
What is Morality? ♥ *
Morality and Restraint ♥ *
Can Science Shape Human Values? And Should It? ♥
The Moral Judgment of Psychopaths ♥ *
Martha Nussbaum - Part 1 - The Social Contract ♥ *
Martha Nussbaum Part 2: Thinking about Animals ♥ *
Eric Schwitzgebel on the Ethical Behaviour of Ethics Professors ♥
The Trials and Tribulations of Private Bradley Manning
The New Atheists:
Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry - Blasphemy 
Peter Singer - Ethics Without Religion ♥
Author Challenges Faith of a 'Christian Nation' (Sam Harris)
Atheist Brigade Takes Arguments to the Tolerant
What Would Karl Marx Think? *
Marx in 90 Minutes
What Do We Know and How Do We Know We Know It? *
Let's Get Metaphysical *
Objective Truth *
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Sayyid Qutb and Islamist Ideology *
The History of Philosophy in Less Than an Hour
Pragmatism - A Very American Philosophy *
Thinking About the Lives of the Great Thinkers *
A Philosophical History of Russia *
A Romp Through the History of Philosophy From the Pre-Socratics to the Present Day
How To Be A Fashionable Philosopher ♥ *
Literature, Law and Ethics - The Case of Billy Budd *
How Many Logics? *
Christopher Hitchens: Philosophy and Drink
Michel Foucault's Madness and Civilisation: 50th anniversary *
Derrida - The Father of Deconstruction *
A Tribute to Claude Levi-Strauss *
AC Grayling: A Very Public Philosopher *
Kafka and Philosophy *
The Person Test *
Patricia Churchland on Self-control
It's All About Me, a Forum on the Philosophy of Self ♥ *
It's All About Me, the Philosophy of Self Part 2: The Quiz ♥ *
Love Potion ♥
The Hipster Philosopher
But is it Art?
Is That Really You?
Freedomain Radio Podcasts
The Partially Examined Life
Philosophy: Free Courses Online
Open Culture: The Best Free Cultural & Educational Media on the Web
The Philosopher's Zone