Friday, June 29, 2012

Every Once In A While . . .

. . . a commercial comes along that touches my heart and restores my faith in the advertising world. British retailer John Lewis spent the equivalent of nine million U.S. dollars to film this gem, and I think it was worth every penny.

Nine actresses portray the central female character in the shoot. John Lewis items are strategically 'product-placed' in each of the shots.

It spans seventy years and the message is quite clear: Treasure your life and family.


Love from Delta.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Deireadh Seachtaine Happy!

That's Irish for "Happy Weekend!"

One of my very dearest friends, Beth Monette, lives many miles away. She is always in my heart, however, and has an uncanny way of sending me videos and jokes that are perfectly appropriate to my mood.

This is a great example. I hope it brightens your Saturday as much as it did mine.

Love from Delta.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Sorry, Lindsay.

I don't mean this ugly, but . . . Lindsay Lohan has taken on a role that her agent probably should have delicately suggested inappropriate. After her tumultuous years in the public eye, she has the bad-publicity cred to portray Elizabeth Taylor. But she does not have the looks. Just sayin'.

An iconic beauty like La Liz deserves an actress like Natalie Portman or Keira Knightley stepping into her stilettos and eyeliner. Sheesh, even Kate Winslet has the brows, at least.

Somehow, Hollywood's Problem Child du jour found herself trying to do the job in a biopic to be aired on Lifetime.

The previews from the set are disturbingly off the mark, in my opinion. I'll let you be the judge.

I hope Lindsay can pull it off, but I have my doubts. Where is Vivien Leigh when you need her?

Love from Delta.