It's Showtime! Grand Mayan Resort, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico

Radio_Lady invites you to see a slideshow of beautiful exterior shots. The photos were created by Ellen's husband, alternately known as DigiPix_Man:

Grand Mayan Resort, Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, March 2009

March 30, 2009

This Week At The Movies -- Courtesy Mr. Movie Gary Wolcott

Dear Readers:

We just got back from Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico and missed the previews of these March movies. Here's Mr. Movie -- Gary Wolcott -- whose brief takes are usually "spot on". Feel free to chime in with any comments below. You can also contact Gary at his website. He writes for the Tri-City Herald in Washington state. Here's the link.

(Gary has the most beautiful curly hair, but that's another subject entirely.)

Monsters Vs. Aliens is monstrously funny
Published Friday, Mar. 27, 2009
Remember the first time you saw Shrek? This is that kind of treat. Dreamworks--who also put together our favorite Ogre films--did Monsters Vs. Aliens as a 3-D project. Most are two dimensions turned into three after the filming is completed. Both techniques boggle the mind--and are definitely the future of film--but the difference between the two is astonishing.

Nothing Haunting about The Haunting in Connecticut
Published Friday, Mar. 27, 2009
Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) gives two running times for The Haunting in Connecticut: 98 minutes and 102 minutes. Neither is accurate. The film runs two hours. Two hours too many.

Cage, 'Knowing' quite boring
Published Monday, Mar. 23, 2009
Sometimes even movie critics can be prophets. We don’t do things in biblical proportion or anything close, but often prescience in the realm of mystical movies is a given.

'Duplicity' tough to follow, but caliber of acting shines
Published Friday, Mar. 20, 2009
Industrial espionage is Duplicity's theme. Paul Giamatti and Tom Wilkinson head up rival mega-corporations. They hate each other. Their revulsion spills over into an original, and quite creative, slow motion fight at an airport early in the movie.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Barbara and Mika fight out the "Vibrator Wars" on TV!

Who would have thought that Barbara Walters, that veteran television newswoman, interviewer, unmarried and almost 80 years old -- would get into a tangle with a younger anchorwoman over SEX TOYS? Barbara considers them quite indispensible.

Hey, Mika? You are a beautiful and talented newscaster and you seem really uptight. Maybe you'll change as you age. You don't have to have a ring on your finger or be a certain age to enjoy that special tingle. Your male Republican co-host Joe Scarborough and guest Mike Barnicle were right. You should accept the fun and joy of sex, even if it's supercharged with batteries and even if it is NOT your cup of tea right now.

See if you can accept this fact: Most women use vibrators and love them -- before, in-between, and after men (or women). Check out or any of the many pleasure toys available at a home party right near you. Conair makes a vibrator you can buy at a local drug store. They don't mention its major use, which isn't for sore muscles.

I had this same conversation thirty years ago with some radio callers who got uptight about Betty Dodson's book "Sex for One." Maybe it's still in print! She suggests -- holy of holies, masturbation -- and gives you diagrams. She even gives you instructions to get a mirror to look at your "yoni". What, you've never even looked?

My mother was a Puritanical woman who was a virgin and married at age 18. I was determined NOT to be like her. I'm not. Enjoy "The View"!

Rest well, Natasha Richardson (1963 - 2008)


Family, friends, and lovers of theater are stunned and devastated tonight.

These are the times that try my soul. It is hard to resolve this kind of death with anything that religion would say in terms of comfort.

My heart goes out especially to her beautiful and talented mother, Vanessa Redgrave. I have heard that the worst kind of pain is losing a child. People really never get over it.


The Wonderous Art of Mexico -- Present and Past

Travel always puts us in touch with so many wonderful artists. Here are some with whom I have fallen in love!

Lee Chapman (also known as Lencho) paints with whimsy and adds a little poundage on his characters, especially the bathers and the dancers. Wonderful!

Domingo Playa (Sunday Beach)

Tango Gancho

Find all of these works on line at and also at

Puerco Azul, Constitucion 325, El Centro Puerta Vallarta, Mexico

It's Our Annual Winter Sun-filled Health Break!
Look for me in the Big Pool!

I'll speak with you later this month. Until then...
Goodbye for a while and Keep A Smile!

Sunday, March 1, 2009