It seems there is so much to tell you about my week on the prairies and so little time. Actually I’ve figured there has been lots of time but I am using it poorly. Definitely unproductive. Why? Because of my old friend Fibromyaligia who insists on showing up and demanding attention every time I take flight, whether it is for two hours or eight hours. My energy levels are depleted and probably floating at 35,000 feet looking for a home. So there you go. By last evening it looked like Mr. or Ms. F. might have just a short visit, but this morning I knew….
Enough of the Whining and Snivelling. I shall try to at least get back on schedule so we now look at a couple of true life reports from our local newspaper The Spectator.
1) London England hosts a $250 million tantrum between two Russian Billionaires. This could be a rather dull story of he says, she says, however being at the billion dollar level the extravagance and the Scarlet O’Hara drama of it all it may make a good movie. So to start:
At the cost of $200 – $250 million dollars in legal costs Boris Berevosky is pouting that he was ‘menaced’ (brilliant word here), into accepting $1.3 billion dollars from Roman Abromovich for his Sibneft holdings. Abromovich then sold his shares four years later for $11.9 billion dollars.
I am thinking that the only person who could make a good story about this, as at its base it is such a pathetic nauseating story, would be Quentin Taratino who could pulp up the fiction and turn it into a dark comedy with a get what you deserve ending.
2) And then of course also from Russia with not so much love there is the ‘Pussy Riot’ message in blood story. Seems a Moscow university instructor, Igor Danilevsky killed two women in an apartment and left a message in blood to free members of the Pussy Riot feminist punk band who had been sentenced to two years in prison.
First ‘What if’ : Igor claims he wrote the message to mislead police when in fact it was a simple crime of passion. Now this could be plot twisted every which way from Sunday but suppose it was a cover up of a cover up. It was a crime of passion but not involving the victims but the members of the punk band as originally presented but not for obvious reasons. Hmm I wonder…..
Second ‘What if’…Igor made a statement saying ‘I confess to everything.’ I don’t know about you but left over sentiment of the cold war and James Bond would deem this statement as manufactured. Too clean. Too easy. Intrigue is just oozing out of each printed word begging to reveal….
Third ‘What if’…. What if Igor had discovered indiputable proof against both London case Russians Roman and Boris that would have lead to each of them having to play nice in the sand box of billionaire lives, who had poor Igor framed and having to live life forever associated with a punk band of less than charming title?
Congratulations again to Katherine Gordon Levine for being last Friday’s FITFS hero. And condolences to Celi and all the fans of Mary’s Cat who is MIA. I still remember when Mary’s cat showed up at the farmy. I like Celi’s advice not to be sad and regardless of the time together, “This is just as great a love. One years is as good as twenty, if we are wide awake.”