Am I a gluten for punishment? Sometimes I think so. I decided to sign up for August’s NaBloPoMo, Tuesday’s with Dorie and Darling Kitchen. I mean I blog everyday anyway (well at least I have until last month – bad me!). I am always up for a challenge. NaBloPoMo’s theme for this month is tomorrow. I am really not sure what I am going to write, but ideas are always flying through my head. For Tuesday’s with Dorie I have already gotten my list of recipes that I need to bake and I have looked over Dorie’s cookbook. I decided to join Tuesday’s with Dorie because K got me her cookbook for Christmas and I have only made one recipe out of the whole cookbook so far. I am ashamed that I haven’t made more because her recipes are outstanding. I am really looking forward to getting my hands dirty with flour and baked goodness. And as for Daring Kitchen…well, I have seen so many people who are making some amazing foods and I just want to be a part of it. I am hoping that I can keep up with all of the challenges that are ahead of me this month. I am really looking forward to getting back into the kitchen and really mixing things up!
# 11. Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca is one of those movies that everyone is always quoting.
“Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”
“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”
“Here’s looking at you, kid.”
So I finally decided to sit down and watch it. I have been fighting a cold for the last couple of days. I hadn’t been able to take off of work because one of the girls had off. I wasn’t getting any better. So Friday my boss told me that I needed to have a day to get better and I didn’t complain. I stayed home. Unfortunately, I was so sick that I couldn’t go to my best friends birthday dinner party. I was completely bummed. So with cough drops, warm tea with honey and whole lot of tissues I sat on the couch and watched couple of movies. The first was Casablanca. Casablanca is a classic for the ages. It had great character development which draws you into the story and help you experience the desperation of escaping the Nazi occupied Europe in 1942. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are excellent in their leading roles. I personally didn’t think I would like this movie, but as the film carried on I began to. I really appreciated the writing. The dialogue was both entertaining and intelligent. Great casting, great writing, great sets. All in all I really enjoyed the movie and would recommend it to anyone who loves classic movies.