I'm Roz, and this is my relaxed space. It's about fun, good conversation and — well yes — good conversation. Pull up a well-padded armchair and help yourself to something to drink. You'll find cheese and crackers on the sideboard. What's new with you?
If you're looking for things in a more serious or spiritual vein, you can check out Exultet where I write that sort of thing.
I've never quite gotten the point of music videos. But today I found one that's too good (well, actually, too bad) not to spread around. It's the Proclaimers singing "I'm On My Way," one of the most cheer-inducing songs ever recorded, but the video is as bad as you could imagine. Take a look.
The real men in my life occasionally join me in watching what cinema people refer to as "romantic comedies", primarily because I ask them really nicely. No one who is related to me (except my father, who is exempt from all generalizations whatever) has survived until now without watching at least some portion of Sleepless in Seattle, which I consider the most enjoyable girl-movie ever made. ("God, I loved that movie.") The reason, I suspect, is primarily self-defense; my daughters and I are prone to burst into random Sleepless scenes with no notice whatsoever.
But don't worry, gentlemen, you are neither alone nor necessarily damaged by the experience. Scott Nehring, a writer of punchy movie reviews from a Christian perspective, has delivered what I consider the summa male response to the genre in his review of The Devil Wears Prada, offering a tried and true antidote if you find yourself trapped into a viewing of a Meg Ryan epic:
It’s a Über-chick flick and I really enjoyed it. Don’t worry, when I was done watching I killed a bear with a knife, mangled things with a chainsaw and left the toilet seat up all night to recalibrate my masculinity.
Name:: Roz Hometown::Ann Arbor, MI
Mother of several, grandmother of a couple, wife to one very good man. My epitaph will probably read, "Well, you just never know." Life is good, but it takes unexpected turns. Good thing I like surprises.