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"Ultimately, I decided, we can’t control what happens to us. We can only control how we react and respond to it. I could spend a lot of energy being upset or frustrated that I had cancer. But where would that get me? No closer to recovery, that’s for sure. But if I looked at it as a positive development in my life, no matter how twisted that thinking might be … maybe it could portend a positive outcome."

- Bald Bryan - Shrinkage

I sat out in the water for over an hour yesterday dragging my daughter around on her boogie board and pushing her into waves - we had a great time - but today I hurt - from the sunburn - and from using muscles I don’t usually use - even though I lift 3 times a week - and surf when I can - one of life’s mysteries…

It’s really cool watching my daughter try new things - or getting more daring and experimental with the old things - she started, on her own, trying to get up on her knees on her boogie board - and she was so excited when she had little successes - she plays around on her piano and violin trying new songs and combinations - she is finally going on rollercoasters she was too afraid to try before - she has been trying new food lately and is getting into tv shows and movies we couldn’t wait to share with her - it’s heartbreaking, of course, but fun at the same time…

Movie Night - last night…
- It was really cool watching Julia in a more serious role. She was funny, of course, but also sad and tortured and complex - and it was interesting watching the familiar character she always plays come out in little pieces here and there. 
- The story lines about the different kids getting ready to leave for college and how the characters are coping with it were pretty heartbreaking. Julia in particular really portrayed what it must be like to have to deal with this. All the worry and emptiness and sense of loss. I’m personally not looking forward to it.
- James Gandolfini’s charm kept bursting out of his character’s sadness. His charm and confidence was what we liked the most about Tony Soprano and there was a little of it here. His character was overweight and there was a lot made of this in the plot. He was bigger and older and out of shape looking. It was ironic considering he died shortly after this movie was made of a heart attack. Was he like this just for the movie or was he like this also in real life? It was hard not to think about while watching. 
- James and Julia had a lot of chemistry that was fun to watch. The plot had a twist in it that could’ve easily sent the movie off it’s rails, but it quietly handled the twist in a realistic way and ended the movie in the right tone. High-res

Movie Night - last night…

- It was really cool watching Julia in a more serious role. She was funny, of course, but also sad and tortured and complex - and it was interesting watching the familiar character she always plays come out in little pieces here and there. 

- The story lines about the different kids getting ready to leave for college and how the characters are coping with it were pretty heartbreaking. Julia in particular really portrayed what it must be like to have to deal with this. All the worry and emptiness and sense of loss. I’m personally not looking forward to it.

- James Gandolfini’s charm kept bursting out of his character’s sadness. His charm and confidence was what we liked the most about Tony Soprano and there was a little of it here. His character was overweight and there was a lot made of this in the plot. He was bigger and older and out of shape looking. It was ironic considering he died shortly after this movie was made of a heart attack. Was he like this just for the movie or was he like this also in real life? It was hard not to think about while watching. 

- James and Julia had a lot of chemistry that was fun to watch. The plot had a twist in it that could’ve easily sent the movie off it’s rails, but it quietly handled the twist in a realistic way and ended the movie in the right tone.

Norfolk lost a legend recently - Big Al Doumar - he owned Doumar’s - a legendary Norfolk drive in restaurant that he took over from his father and uncle in 1946 - and where he continued to make hand made ice cream cones daily until his death recently at 92 - check out his story… High-res

Norfolk lost a legend recently - Big Al Doumar - he owned Doumar’s - a legendary Norfolk drive in restaurant that he took over from his father and uncle in 1946 - and where he continued to make hand made ice cream cones daily until his death recently at 92 - check out his story…