This blog has MOVED to www.MariaZanniniHome.com
I was hoping to introduce the new blog this week, but the weather has been too perfect. How's that for an excuse? Ha!
The weather has been gorgeous (sorry, northern friends) so we've been trying to make ready for spring by doing all those outside chores that have been left undone over winter.
The new blog will debut this month for sure though. I finally got most of the picayune stuff squared away. The blog template seems to have a 'comment plugin' in place but I don't see where you can be emailed to get future comments so I'll have to find a plugin for that.
I like to read other comments on the blogs I follow which is why that feature is important to me.
Speaking of blogs, did you notice Blogger removed some of our 'followers' from our blogs? Google discontinued Google Friend Connect for non-Blogger sites in 2011. As of January 11, Google removed any non-Google account profiles. You can read the whole announcement here.
I'm wondering if something else is going on with Google too. For the past couple of weeks I've noticed the Google search engine has been offline. Not for long, but at inconvenient times (for me).
PS I have to apologize to friends who had a post up last week. I was saving them to read and comment on over the weekend, but I accidentally hit delete on my blog feed and lost them all. Sorry, guys.
Extra-mini movie review: Usually I post something longer, but I don't have much to say about Kingsman. It was part James Bond (from the schlocky years) and part intense spy story. It's about a spy organization with serious suit acumen that is recruiting the next replacement for their 'Round Table' of knights.
You can't go wrong with Colin Firth and Mark Strong, but I thought Samuel L. Jackson was miscast. The lisp was annoying and I can't see Jackson as a wuss when it comes to violence.
There was a scene that crossed the line for me, but in the end it was all a ruse. No harm, no foul, but it left a bad taste in my mouth.
Still it was good escapist fare so I can recommend it.
We still have not seen the new Star Wars. Any time there is too much hoopla over a film or book, I prefer to wait to see if people are still crazy about it a year later. I already know the spoilers so it's no big rush now.
So many celebrities have died in January. I'll especially miss Alan Rickman. He left us too soon.
Is there anyone you'll especially miss now that he's gone?
Have you seen Kingsman? What did you think of it?
And have you noticed anything odd about Google/Blogger lately?