Tuesday, September 9, 2014

HERE IN DOGTOWN

Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,

August was a dry month here in Dogtown. We usually get loads of rain during August. Lake Junebug is sadly depleted, but the rains doth fall since September arrived. Lake Junebug will make a comeback.

Lake Junebug at its finest.
I visited the gastroenterologist's office today for my post-colonoscopy appointment. The physician's assistant said I have the best looking colon she's seen in a long time. Fancy that.



Wow! I do look good. I'm glowing with good health.

It's all that yoga I do.



Recently, Willy Dunne Wooters asked if I had ever seen that movie that has music and the movie star who used to be married to another movie star was in it. Can you give me another hint? I inquired.

She's Australian, he said.

Moulin Rouge! I said.(WDW and I play this sort of guessing game a lot. I'm getting pretty darn good at reading his mind.)  But, no, I've never seen it, I added.

WDW said, You should get that movie from Netflix. It's really good.

Okay, I said. Baz Luhrmann directed Moulin Rouge! I'll watch that with you if you'll watch his first feature film with me. It's Strictly Ballroom.

A little more than a week ago we watched Moulin Rouge! As it ended, I said, That's a masterpiece!

Don't you think that's a masterpiece? WDW asked about thirty seconds later. (Remember the deaf as a post thing? Interestingly, he can hear––it's a miracle!––if I say the words "sex" or "make love" or "let's go to bed to see what pops up.") Yes, it's a masterpiece, I agreed.

A couple of days ago we watched Strictly Ballroom. It's not a masterpiece, but I like it very much, as did WDW.

What I really want to know is why Baz Luhrmann is called "Baz" when his name is Mark Anthony Luhrmann? Baz is a cool nickname, whatever it means. I might decide to change my name to Baz. No doubt I'll start making brilliant, but unusual, movies.

I must leave you now so I can begin work on a script. It should be done in fifteen or twenty years. Don't hold your breath.

And that's the news from Dogtown, where the dogs are good looking, the dogs are strong, and the dogs are smarter than average.


Infinities of love,

Janie Baz Junebug




45 comments:

  1. Moulin Rouge is a favorite of mine, too, but my husband doesn't get it. He thinks it is a terrible movie. Fortunately, sweet Hubzam has other good qualities. Don't tell him...he'll get the big head, as they say in WV.

    Love, Cherdo

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    1. I didn't think I would like it. I didn't like it at first. After about twenty minutes, I was in love. Large, ripening banana under the desk.

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    2. Did you love the Kevin McShane smirk or what? Ha ha ha.

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    3. I'm confused. Who is Kevin McShane? Does he have a large, ripening banana under the desk?

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  2. Hi Janie - glad Dogtown is coming back to its watery self ... we had a wet end to August .. but now it is glorious ... I loved Moulin Rouge .. wasn't so keen on Strictly Ballroom - still they were both fun .. and no idea re Baz - but it's a good name .. cheers Hilary

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    1. I'd rather not see Lake Junebug rise, but it's part of life in Dogtown.

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  3. Good morning, Janie. Did you say the best looking colon she'd seen in a long time? Let me fancy that. Yoga seems a whole lot more interesting now that you've shown us that picture. Nice color, too. Blue if I'm not mistaken. But I'm biased beyond belief when I say that's one great color. Moulin Rouge... I think I saw that one a long time ago. Ever seen THIS one?

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    1. Yes, I have seen it. It's a very enjoyable movie.

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  4. Hey, Baz! I wouldn't even have a remote idea of why the nickname. I haven't seen Moulin Rouge for a long time, but it didn't really impress me that much, or I would have remembered it. Nice that WDW did propose to see it, though.

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    1. I was surprised that I liked it so much.

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  5. No, not truly deaf as a post... merely possessed of that handy affliction "selective hearing." It isn't strictly a curse of the male gender, but it has been known to cause people of both genders to curse.

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    1. True. Too true. My mother had selective hearing.

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  6. I went to college with a fellow named Graton Beale equally strange last name, III. We called him Tuck. He's a surgeon of local renoun now, though probably retired. That should help you get to the bottom of your Baz mystery.

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  7. Hmm, I might like to watch 'Moulin Rouge', if I ever sat in front of the tv long enough. Anything remotely relating to Paris entices me. . .

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  8. I think we have all of your rain. The highways are flooded. A lot of schools and businesses shut down. Even the mall was flooded on the inside. Luckily, my store was not, which is good for us because we have a lot of merchandise on the floor while we rearrange it for fall.

    I've noticed that about all guys. They half pay attention but if you mention sex, boobs, or anything related to that then they're suddenly at attention.

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    1. Wow! That's a lot of rain. WDW isn't a boob man. He likes legs. I have horrible legs, but he thinks they're great. That's true love.

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  9. Congratulations on having a healthy colon. (No joke.)

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  10. Hi, Janie!

    Doggone Blogger.com! Your last post didn't show up in my reader stream for 17 hours and this one just popped on more than 13 hours late!

    Here along the I-4 Corridor we've had monsoon rain the last couple of days. I'm happy to know your dry spell has come to an end.

    I saw Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge shortly after it was released. It's a masterpiece!

    I predict that WDW would hear you loud and clear if you offered to show him the best looking colon in the lower 48!

    Happy Tuesday, dear friend Janie!

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    1. I think it's a masterpiece. Do you think it's a masterpiece? I can hear, but sometimes I'm blind.

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  11. Congratulations on receiving "The Best Looking Colon Award." I would love to see your trophy! Keep on doing whatever you've been doing. It really is a great achievement. I'll have to watch Moulin Rouge again. I've only seen bits and pieces of it.

    Julie

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    1. I had seen bits and thought it looked weird, but by giving it a chance from beginning to end, I found I loved it.

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  12. A good looking colon is a wonderful thing indeed. Happy that yours is well! And now I'm going to be looking for Moulin Rouge and pondering Baz...hmmmm.

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    1. I hope you like Moulin Rouge. Your post about the little girl made me cry. You have so much to give, and you give freely.

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  13. I usually enjoy musicals but I was disappointed the movie wasn't about Toulouse Lautrec like the other movie with the same name.

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  14. Dear god ... I can't get passed that picture of the 'yoga pants' ...

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  15. Your colon body matches the yoga pants.

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    1. That's the plan, Stan. Everything must match.

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  16. I loved Strictly Ballroom. That came out in a strong era for Aussie cinema. Muriel's Wedding and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert were both released the following year.

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    1. I've seen Muriel's Wedding, but never Priscilla.

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  17. For some reason, I thought there was going to be a story about the dogs getting muddy in your yard lake. See how active my imagination can be when it comes to animals?? :)

    I haven't seen Moulin Rouge. Although I adore musicals on stage, I've never been super excited about them in movie form. Not really sure why. But I guess I might give it a try, after hearing it is a masterpiece and all.

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    1. Dogtown posts are usually the general goings on in our neck of the swamp. If the dogs have to walk through Lake Junebug, they step carefully. They don't roll in the lake. The Hurricane doesn't like musicals, either. She remembers that we took her to see Julie Andrews and Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker on Broadway when she was young, but I don't think she's impressed that she got to see these big stars. It's because they were in musicals.

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  18. Get out of here, "Baz's" name is "Mark?" I mean, I'll call you whatever you want, but you better have a good excuse if you expect me to call you something other than your name or general alternative to your name. Whatever you want. You want to be called "Chief"? I'm cool with that. Just have some reason other than, "I feel like it."
    How's that colon doing? It's cool? I have long fingers. You sure you don't need me to reach up in there to make sure everything is okay? You're sure.

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    1. If you want to come to Florida to check out my colon, then hop on the next flight to Jacksonville. We'll pick you up at the airport. I want to be called Baz so people will know I'm artistic and cool and a bit strange. And I used to be a ballroom dancer.

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  19. Congrats on the fantastic colon report. :) Yoga pants…*sigh* As for musicals, I haven't seen many but I have to say, I enjoyed Hairspray. Thanks for my morning chuckle.

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    1. Hairspray is fun. Have you ever seen Victor/Victoria? It's been a long time since it came out, but we enjoyed it.

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    2. I haven't seen that one but I'll have to check it out. :) Thanks for the recommendation.

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    3. I remember it being very funny. It was turned into a Broadway show. The movie and show starred Julie Andrews. Second row seats with Julie Andrews right in front of me made me think I'd died and gone to Heaven. It was Mary Poppins! It was Maria from The Sound of Music! She was beautiful and her voice was amazing.

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  20. I'm glad you have a beautiful colon....but my colon wants to beat up your colon. I think I've only seen Moulin Rouge once and I believe I was a bit creeped out by it....

    -andi

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