Day 338

It is a new year
It is a new year

I took a number of post-worthy photos this morning, but this one seemed to capture my mood the best. I find it uplifting.


Since I’m not a football fan, today is a good day for watching classic movies. I’ve already watched one of my favorites, The Mark of Zorro, with Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell and Basil Rathbone. I have been watching this movie since I was in elementary school, and I never get tired of seeing it. The duel scene with Tyrone Power and Basil Rathbone is one of the best ever filmed in my opinion. The only one that I might like better, note that I said ‘might,’ is the duel between Errol Flynn and Basil Rathbone in The Adventures of Robin Hood. That might be a good film to watch this afternoon or tonight.

I am already planning on watching Raiders of the Lost Ark next. While I always identify watching The Mark of Zorro, and The Adventures of Robin Hood in the winter, Raiders of the Lost Ark is a movie I can watch any time of year. It hits all of the right notes in summer as well as winter. It is a great movie.

After that, I want to watch a Bogart movie. I’m not sure if it will be The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, or Casablanca. They all have points in their favor. I’m leaning towards The Big Sleep┬áif for no other reason, than to see Dorothy Malone in the book shop scene. Then again, Peter Lorre and Sydney Greenstreet make The Maltese Falcon, well worth watching. I guess that means I’m looking for lighter fare than Casablanca.

Of course Cindy might have other ideas about what to watch. She might want to put in a DVD of one of the Midsomer Murders. That wouldn’t be all bad, just a little more contemporary than anything I have in mind.