Sunday, February 22, 2009

Ten Days And Counting.... And "Taking Chance"











Remember these lovely flowers Mr. Snoots brought me the day before Valentine's Day?







One of the keys to keeping them fresh is to remove these thingys:





This is what they looked like on day five.






This is what they look like today, on day ten.




I'd say he made an excellent decision when buying said flowers and on day ten, I'm still raving about them.

Last night I watched "Taking Chance", a new movie by HBO starring Kevin Bacon. This movie is not to be missed. My eyes are so swollen today from crying that I'm not even going to leave the house. "Taking Chance" is truly the most powerful movie I've seen in years. I won't say any more other than if you don't have HBO, then get someone to record it for you that does have HBO. I give this movie 5 stars out of 5 stars. It's that good. I've never given a movie 5 stars. Ever. Click on this link for the trailer. Here is another trailer.

17 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

I got choked up just watching the trailer! I will definitely be watching this movie and I graciously thank you for telling us about it.

It is a must see.

Love your beautiful flowers.

Buddha's Place said...

Your flowers are so prreeeety...I'll bet your house smells like heaven.
I didn't know about this movie and I don't have HBO...you suppose I could rent it from netflix?

Treasia said...

Your flowers are simply gorgeous and still look so fresh.

I've never heard of the movie but after watching the trailer I will be watching it now. The trailer alone made me get all teary eyed. Thanks for telling us about it.

Patricia said...

I love it when flowers last. Those look almost as good as on day one.

Gotta see Taking Chance now. :-)

Snooty Primadona said...

Honestly, I started watching it while eating dinner & nearly choked to death. So, I watched later on another HBO channel. Be sure to have a box of tissues when you watch it....

Mental P Mama said...

We taped it....I remember reading his story online. So moving. And those lilies are absolutely magnificent!

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

The flowers are absolutely beautiful.
Flowers do not last around here because for some reason the cats seem to think they are to feed upon.

I will have to check into renting the movie or having a copy made for me. Thanks for the tip:)

noble pig said...

Wow that's a pretty amazing lifespan on those flowers. I'm impressed.

Cathy M said...

That looks like a great movie. I cried during the trailers.

Keeper Of All Things said...

Lovely flowers.....
I have to make do with the flowers Cheer Girl got from her boyfrind.

imbeingheldhostage said...

um, snooty, I don't have hbo, will you record it for me? oh wait, I can't come to watch it either. Man I'm feeling so stinking deprived-- first the oscars and now a tear-jerker?!

What IS that you pulled out of your flowers?

They look wonderful, but the worm-like things are scaring (scarring?) me.

Mama Dawg said...

Those are STUNNING!

Daryl said...

The flowers are just lovely .. clipping those stamens not only prolongs the life but if you brush against them they stain, permanently, your clothes ...

xoxo~ Meg said...

What beautiful flowers Snooty! Sorry I have been so lax in posting, but I am back and I have missed you!

imom said...

Nice to enjoy flowers for more than a couple days. They still look amazing.

brneyedgal967 said...

First - what are those little thingies you removed from the flowers that make them last so much longer?

I still have my V-Day flowers, but they're looking kinda grim right now.

I don't have HBO. We have Showtime because son wanted to watch Dexter. I think I'll call the cable place and switch Showtime to HBO now that he doesn't live here anymore.

numberonesistah said...

I have the same question... what are those 'thingies' you removed? Totally awesome flowers, did you add anything to the water also?

Haven't seen that movie but I DO have HBO, so I'll search for it right quick.

 

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