September 13, 2013

The Weeklies #265

The Weekly Event. This afternoon I'm headed into the office one last time to turn in my computer, my office keys and my badge. Then I'll be blissfully unemployed for a week. I figure a week is about how long it's going to take before I start to go crazy. Still, empty offices are a little sad.


The Weekly Vegetable. Broccolini.

The Weekly Technology. Apple released the iPhone 5C and 5S this week. I'll admit to being a little disappointed by the lack of " more thing..." breakthroughs but I can't wait to geek out over the new iPhone operating system coming next week.

The Weekly Read. I love Lisa Lutz. Her Spellman novels are fantastic and the latest - The Last Word is no exception. If I were to use a word from the 1950's I'd say it's a little zany but filled with wonderful characters, a few decent mysteries, and some surprises.

The Weekly Movie. We've been on a documentary kick lately. This week we tackled The Queen Of Versailles which revolves around the lives of a family who made an enormous fortune through time shares and is now completely out of touch with reality. So much so that they started construction on the largest house in the U.S. Of course, reality came screaming back at them when the bottom dropped out of the economy but their idea of coping is a little different than ours. It's well worth a watch but prepare to be horrified.

The Weekly Question. Is anyone really shocked that George Zimmerman was arrested...again?

Posted by Chris at September 13, 2013 7:14 AM | TrackBack

That documentary was crazy, I remember after watching this film, and all I felt was total disgust. The housekeepers/caregivers, the way they treated them, ugh.

Posted by: Heather at September 13, 2013 9:51 AM

I found that doc to be quite interesting. It's just such a completely different mindset than most of reality! Woah. Still I found that I actually "liked" her (not sure if that's the right word) more than I thought I would. I was really prepared to hate everything about them. As flawed as I think their lifestyle is, I still felt some empathy.

Posted by: carrster at September 14, 2013 11:22 AM

Strangely, the thing that stuck with me most about that documentary was how they let their dogs poop all over their house. Really? You are (or were) that rich and you can't afford a dog trainer? Or at least have one of the housekeepers be on poop duty? Gross.

Posted by: cynthia at September 16, 2013 2:34 PM
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