Wednesday, February 14, 2007



I'm wondering how James Cromwell went from the unassuming farmer who gave a little pig a chance at herding sheep to the diabolical badman of 24 and LA Confidential. Come to that, he's been a villain in everything I've seen him in since Babe. He makes a mighty creepy one, too.

I can't believe how cold it is, suddenly. Just a few days ago I was wearing sandals. I took the dog out for a trot around the block and she climbed into her basket by the fireplace and fell into a deep sleep, and she looked like a little white bear curled up for hours after the walk.

I'd be amazed if I learned she sleeps less than 20 hours a day. Sometimes when company is over or if I'm moving from room to room and she feels the need to supervise activity, she'll get so tired after a few hours that her eye-lids obviously get heavy and she has to fight the urge to drop off to sleep. Cute little old lady. She was born on Halloween, and I got her in January. It had nothing to do with February 14, but I named her Valentine because she was such a little sweetheart. I know - sickeningly sweet, isn' t it? Still, I reserve the right to be downright corny when it comes to the doglet.

Happy Valentine's Day, people!

13 comments:

Fathairybastard said...

I'm giving two exams on V day. Don't ya love it? That guy does do a great villain. Great character actor.

Meg in Nelson said...

Have you seen The Queen - he's a villain again.

Darkmind said...

Recomended movie homework for the weekend:
Revenge of the Nerds (1,2,3 or 4 take your pick)
Star Trek-First Contact
I, Robot
You can balance out Cromwell's villain side.

Leazwell said...

Some times pets make the best valentine!

As always, have a great day!

HollyB said...

Cromwell's so creepy in 24, I can't decide if I loathe him more than Chad Lowe or Peter MacNichol.

As for Ms. V. Doglet... she is merely taking power and beauty naps. When a bi+ch is as gorgeous as she is, it takes a lot of energy to maintain that level of perfection. I know, I asked Ms. Boo.

Mushy said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you too!

Myron said...

He almost had me convinced Graem acted on his own and then in went the needle. New meaning to Bad Dad.

And the guy playing Graem? Remember when the helicopter tail rotor chopped his arm off on ER?

Zelda said...

Didn't he play Victor in Underworld?

Dick said...

I don't know about you, but I'm freezing my ass off.
Screw this cold weather bs.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

No! Say it isn't true! Babe would be so horrified.

phlegmfatale said...

fathairybastard - 2 exams on V-day? You were channeling a villain yourself, weren't you? tee hee.

meg - haven't seen it, but I will, sooner or later

darkmind - *L* I'd forgotten about his comic turn as the nerd-dad in ROTN - good stuff.

leazwell - yup- every day is Valentine's day with a lovey-dovey pet

holly b - truly - he's skin-crawling.

mushy - thank you kindly!

myron - I didn't remember that happening to him on ER, but now that you mention it. What made me think Graem WASN'T running things was when they had Jack subdued, it would have been the perfect time to frame Jack for their father's murder, but he didn't do anything.

zelda - Victor in Underworld was played by English actory Bill Nighy. He played the cheesy aging pop star in Love, Actually.

dick - You know, I've had a fire every night in the fireplace, and I've been enjoying that immensely. I rather enjoy the cold weather. Don't worry - we'll all be sweating our asses off in no time, and we'll convince ourselves we've never seen a cold day in our lives

barbara - Babe would definitely be disappointed!

Zelda said...

That's right. They look very similar to me.

Sudiegirl said...

If it makes you feel better, he plays a buffoon in Neil Simon's "Murder by Death"...he's a chauffeur.