There are some books that have a profound effect upon your soul. The Red Tent was one such book for me. Now finally it comes to television. Dinah, the daughter of Jacob and Leah, was given one line in the Bible. Here is her life story as imagined by author Anita Diamant. On Lifetime December 7 and 8 at 9pm.
I also highly recommend that you get the book and read it. There is something very magical in the words themselves.
Now we have to wait a year. Wonder how many people will camp out and how far in advance of the first movie. We should take bets. Of course I shouldn't cast aspersion. When Star Wars Episode 6 came out, the hubby and I went and lined up hours before the first showing, right after my last first year law school final. It was on property law by the way.
Now of course, the fanboys (by the way don't you just find that word just a tad sexist, as if fangirls don't exist. Being one of course.) today are so much more obsessive then we ever were. But then again these young'uns today seem alot more obsessive about alot of things that we simply either let slide or took as minimal reality as we marched on in pursuit of whatever we were pursing at the time.
Yes, I have become Socrates:
“Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners,
contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love
chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the
room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up
their food and tyrannize their teachers.”
I remember when Amazon was an interesting start up. We got this very excited call from my father-in-law about this new company on line that you could order a book and it would show up at your door in a few days. The entire idea of shopping on line was new. In fact that was the year the company e-toys was a big hit. Not only could you avoid the mad rush during Christmas, but these people would wrap your presents for you as well. (This was way before any established company got the idea that the internet could be used for shopping.) It was a revelation. A new form of shopping was born. So much so that the business cycle has become reliant on cyber Monday as much, if not more, than black Friday.
In the years that followed Amazon branched out and has become one of the biggest retailers in the country. One of the nicest aspects of Amazon is that if you become a PRIME MEMBER, you get free-two-day shipping on anything you buy that is a Prime object, from books, to video games, clothes, televisions, and even veggie wash. Heck you can stream thousands of shows and movies for free too. For us it really pays. If I need something I order it. I do not generally step into a brick and mortar store. Yet, of course, there still remains some kind of need for tactile purchasing, as Amazon is going to open its first "real store" in Manhattan later this year.
Well I discovered something new on Amazon. It is Prime Pantry you can order any number of household, nonperishable food and laundry items and they will send it to you for a set low fee. Of course you have to be a Prime Member to begin with, but as I wrote its worth it for us.
So I ordered my first box yesterday: paper towels, toilet tissue, softener, dishwasher tabs, clorox wipes, shampoo, razor blades and vitamins. It was so easy.
Note: its easy to get carried away. So before you shop on Prime Pantry do what you always do if you went to the supermarket...make a list or you will spend more than what you need.
By the way, I have also found a way to shop for perishables without leaving home too. But that's another post.
When I was in college, I had a girlfriend who thought it would be very romantic to have the man she wanted to marry ask her father's permission. Now I loved my father with all my heart, but there was no way he was ever going to have a say in whom I married.....thank heaven we live in a modern world.