February 2, 2005


Let's hope he doesn't see hiis shadow.


I think the winter is getting to me.

The other night I was surfing the web.
And, as usual, took a look at what OrangeGuru had posted.

He highlighted some photos from Akira Kurosawa's movie, "Throne of Blood".

Since Pete is a big fan of all Kurosawa's films, I thought maybe there was a new one out there that I could buy for him as a gift. What do I know?

I know this director's name, and have seen some of his films as a result of living in the same house as my husband. But really, what do I know?

I asked Pete if he had this movie his collection.
He said "No.".

It is difficult to find a present for Pete. So, I am always keeping my ears open for hints as to what might be a welcome gift.

In my enthusiasm, I posted a comment on Dieter's site asking if this was a new film or a redo.

The next night, Throne of Blood was aired on HBO. I recognized the story, but was certain I had never viewed this particular film before.

We watched part it. It looked like an old film. The lead actor, Toshiro Mifune, looked like he hadn't aged in all these years.

We hit the info button on the TIVO and saw that the film was made in 1957. Then I realized that what I recognized was Shakespeare's MacBeth.

Doing w bit of research, I learned that
Akira Kurosawa
died in 1998. Toshiro Mifume died the year before.

I was hoping Dieter would delete my stupid comment.
Everyone doesn't have to know how clueless I am.
But instead, he simply answered my question kindly.

Well, we learn by our mistakes.
I guess it isn't so bad to ask stupid questions.


Well, Happy Groundhog's Day!

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