Thursday, December 24, 2009

Let there be peace on Earth tonight

To everyone who stops by this little tropical corner of the blogosphere, a very merry and blessed Christmas 2009 and may all your fondest dreams and hopes come through in the coming year. Let there be peace on Earth tonight and let it begin with me. Sing along by clicking on the link below.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

"This is Not Goodbye, Just So Long"

Dear blogging buddies,

The title of my blog post is lifted from my favorite tv show on the USA network 'Monk'. Although I still don't have cable at home, we catch Monk on one of our local television stations. I have been following the Monk series for awhile as it airs consistently on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. local time here in the tropics. Today was the final curtain call for the cast of Monk (2002-2009) as the show ended on an upbeat note with Monk being reunited with the long lost (hithertho unknown) daughter of his dead wife, Trudy and Monk finally solving the murder of his wife. Oh well, so long Adrian Monk, not goodbye as I hope to see your alter ego (Tony Shalhoub) reincarnated very soon elsewhere.

For those who are keeping a watchful eye on the ever pressing issue of global warming, it came to my attention today that the ex-Beatle, Paul McCartney, has teamed up with Yoko Ono, to promote the Meatfree Monday campaign. The idea behind this latest campaign is to lower greenhouse gas emissions which result from the ever growing beef industry. So how do you feel about this famous duo asking you to give up meat on Mondays? A recent study by Newsweek showed that those who ate large amounts of red and processed meats (steak, cold cuts, bacon, sausage) have an increased risk of death from cancer and heart disease. So that means that choosing a salad over a steak could reduce this risk considerably.

I know, I know! I promised a review of "New Moon". Unfortunately, the teenage reviewer is knee-deep in end-of-term exams and homework assignments. So here is a clip full of comments from the casts of New Moon to keep you in the loop whilst we await the return of my teenage reviewer to this blog with her own comments and review.