Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

17 March 2005

Fuck Me; I'm Irish

True story. Happy St. Patrick's Day. I'm not Catholic, but I'm Irish, so... I'm Catholic today, I guess. I think I'll have a beer when I get home from work.

Last night I watched Gregory La Cava's Stage Door from 1937 with Kate Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Eve Arden, Lucille Ball and a bunch of other young starlets. It wasn't so much a "bitchy" movie as a witty little Kaufman & Ferber farce that had a few more teeth than usual. Unfortunately, though I thought it was occasionally clever, I didn't laugh very much. I can't really recommend it to you. I love that old humor, too, but Stage Door feels somehow unusually dated.

Had a long conversation with my Dad yesterday. He is so full of advice these days. I think I like it this way. It feels as though he is taking an interest. I know he always has; it's just nice to hear his thoughts about things.