Monday, August 27, 2007

The Dude Abides

Clutching a big glass of wine last night, I watched "The Big Lebowski", which features Jeff Bridges as The Dude (above), an unemployed bowler who loves to drink White Russians. Hilarious, as are other Coen Brothers movies (Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, Fargo, Raising Arizona,). Always bizarre characters, strange scripts. I'll have to add Lebowski to my favorite movies list, thanks to Princess, who first got me to watch it. A new Coen Brothers movie, "Burn After Reading", is in the works, featuring George Clooney, Brad Pitt, John Malkovich, and Frances McDormand (female lead in Fargo).

And speaking of the dude, Red Chief is in his first day of kindergarten. Noontime report from the Princess Mother was that the Chief was nervous at home before school, but once he was at school he was fine. He was thrilled to have his own locker and what's really cool is that he has new Spiderman shoes, which he claims make him run faster.

I've decided to drive to Yellowstone rather than go by plane, but exactly when I go is still under question. I can't wait too long or it will be too cold for camping. I was hoping to go in mid-September, but the closer that gets the less likely is seems it will happen then. I'll have to go by early October to avoid cold weather out there. The average temps for Yellowstone in October are 55 degrees (high) and 29 degrees (low).


Phoenix said...

The Cohen Brothers are the best. I love all the movies listed but, as you stated, the Dude abides. My favorite line "I've got a beverage, man!"

Vickie said...

That is not too cold for camping. I've done it when it was below freezing. It wasn't that bad, but you sure hate getting up in the morning. I would worry more about a sudden snow storm than the cold. When I was there in May we got hit by one, so you never know!

Tom said...

I've seen each of those movies I listed multiple times. Can't get enough.

Whatever the weather brings for camping, I'll be ready. Yellowstone can throw anything at you at any time.