Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Today I saw a listing of the top 11 drugs prescribed in the U.S. The top 5 were antidepressants. No. 6 was an appetite suppressant, 7 was for pain associated with herpes, 8 was for pain, 9 was for depression, 10 was for pain and 11 was viagra. If that isn't an indication of our societal woes, I don't know what is.
Posted by Neila at 11:27 AM
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
I recently finished reading "The Secret Supper" and have been lurking in the Barnes and Noble bookclub. I find it amazing that people can get so upset over the fact that DaVinci's painting of the Last Supper doesn't contain a chalice or loaf of bread, in the same way many got upset over The DaVinci Code. It astounds me how some people are unable to differentiate between fact and fiction when it comes to religion. Obviously, the painting is only DaVinci's interpretation and as an artist he was entitled to artistic license. Yet the people who get indignat that DaVinci didn't include a loaf of bread, overlook the inaccuracy of the scenery through the windows in the background which is obviously European. It constantly surprises me how touchy people can get when their religion is portrayed in a way other than the way they believe. But, I guess that is why the world is in the state it is, isn't it?
Posted by Neila at 1:12 PM
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Last night we went to Ellie's first play. She is taking drama/vocal/dancing classes at Stagecoach and last night was her debut. She wasn't happy that she had to be a bunny. She wanted to be a princess (believe it or not) but when Tony and Darcy told her she could be a PINK PRINCESS BUNNY it was okay. The play was a musical version of The Little Engine That Could. We weren't sure if she'd actually say her lines but she did....very softly. Now, if you know Ellie, SOFTLY is NOT the way she normally speaks!! She can be VERY LOUD. When they came out she was really searching the audience to see who was there. Darcy said she was probably taking inventory because she wanted to know who would be there. When she saw me she got this little grin on her face and then tried to be very serious (but couldn't quite make it.) My heart just melted and I got all teary. I do have to give Darcy credit...she ALMOST held it together! After the play we took I wanted to take some photos of the budding actress and, of course, she gave me her "best smile"! I did make the mistake of giving Erik my camera to take photos during the play (since I had HUGE people sitting in front of me) and with his shaky hands I got shaky photos. Oh well... After the play we went to Tony and Darcy's for lasagna, caesar salad and yummy raspberry dessert. I think Ellie changed clothes at least 4 times while playing "cushions" with her friend Mya.
Posted by Neila at 10:35 AM