Tuesday, November 4, 2014

JulietRose: NOW THAT THE ELECTION IS OVER, GO SEE A MOVIE. YOU...

JulietRose: NOW THAT THE ELECTION IS OVER, GO SEE A MOVIE. YOU...: Colin Firth has always been one of my favorite actors--so versatile he  go from playing Bridget Jones's love interest to King of En...

NOW THAT THE ELECTION IS OVER, GO SEE A MOVIE. YOU'LL FEEL BETTER!




Colin Firth has always been one of my favorite actors--so versatile he  go from playing Bridget Jones's love interest to King of England. In the above photo he's Mr. Darcy, of course.

 I've been sneaking a few hours out of my writing schedule to go to the movies. Have seen The Maze Runner (wish I'd written the book), Fury  (check out the excellent review in the Oct. 24 New Yorker), and The Book of Life--amazing animation, simply an explosion of color and form--absolutely stunning, and in my opinion, much better than the silly, insipid Frozen.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

JulietRose: MY SEARCH FOR NESSIECheck out the incredible clo...

JulietRose: MY SEARCH FOR NESSIE

Check out the incredible clo...
: MY SEARCH FOR NESSIE Check out the incredible closeup photos I took at Loch Ness. (This isn't one of them--it's a simulation o...
MY SEARCH FOR NESSIE

Check out the incredible closeup photos I took at Loch Ness.
(This isn't one of them--it's a simulation of what the monster might look like.)
 
But here are some other great photos taken on the bonnie shores of Loch Ness
These are the ruins of Urquhart Castle. A fortress of some sort has stood on this promontory above the lake since prehistoric times.
 
 Loved the way the arch naturally framed the picture.
 This is either a trebuchet or catapult--get them confused. One similar to this was used to destroy the castle.
very small Scots warrior 
Nessie cruisin'





Q:What's 20 yards long and sings Scotland the Brave?
A:  The Loch Ness Canary

(Sorry--couldn't resist)

And speaking of monsters, Juliet's Crazy for You is now available for one week at a monstrously low .99 price on all ebook outlets.

I might even buy some myself if I can figure out how to get it on my smart phone, which I'm way too dumb to operate.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

JulietRose:      MY BIG FAT SCOTTISH HOLIDAY  Guys in skirts,...

JulietRose:      MY BIG FAT SCOTTISH HOLIDAY  
Guys in skirts,...
:      MY BIG FAT SCOTTISH HOLIDAY     Guys in skirts, haggis, thistles the size of Volkswagons, Outlander, bagpipes-...
     MY BIG FAT SCOTTISH HOLIDAY
 
 

Guys in skirts, haggis, thistles the size of Volkswagons, Outlander, bagpipes--what's not to love about Scotland? Well, there's the weather.
 
 

  My first day in Edin--brrrro--50 degrees, gale-force wind...
and pouring rain. We've had warmer days in Wisconsin in January. Wishing I'd brought along my winter coat, gloves, and hats, I bought a made-in-Scotland tartan tam-o-shanter.
My clan is the Campbells, but I didn't care if it was the right plaid or not, so long as it was warm. But Edinburgh is a fabulous city, thronging with people from all over the world here for the Fringe arts and drama festival and the Edinburgh Military Tattoo--bagpipes, drums, and kilts.

It's not a myth--the natives really do eat haggis--bits of organ meat tossed up with oatmeal and spices and cooked inside a sheep's stomach. I tried it and survived. See photo below of brown stuff--and yes, I do know what it looks like.
 
 
More tomorrow! And send in your bagpipe jokes.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

JulietRose: THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE

JulietRose: THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE: TODAY IS RELEASE DAY!                NOW YOU CAN GET             THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE   ...