Went and had lunch today with some friends from my Mom's group. that is me in the back in brwon. Dana and her son Wes on the left, and Pamela and her son Evan are on the right. You can't see my children because they are stuck in their stroller at the end of the table. HA! We had a great time...believe it or not the 6 of us with around 12 kids had a nice lunch and the kids were very well behaved. I tried to be good and had a portabello mushroom sandwich....but then I saw the deserts. I'm not even going to go there today. I forgot to weigh myself this morning for my Monday weigh in with the girls. I guess I will have to do it tonight.
Here is a great picture of Pamela, Evan and her daughter Elisa.
Tonight we were watching The Wizard of Oz with the girls and I started thinking about the wizard.. .. You know he wasn't a very nice man at all. I don't care how the movie tries to portray him as this sweet little lost fair performer, he is a bad person.
First of all, he starts out as a State Fair performer.. even before he makes it into the story . He is supposedly a Hot Air Balloonist. Obviously from what he tells Dorothy and her friends, and from what we witness when he flies away without her, he didn't know what he was doing. *and that's why he ended up in Oz* He was making money ripping people off at those fairs!
Secondly, he lets the people of Emerald City believe he is a Wizard. He never tells them he isn't, but he never corrects them of their error either. He has this elaborate set made up to scare everyone, and hides behind that stupid green curtain. So, as a wizard he is a failure as well.
I believe he is worried that Dorothy and her friends are going to "bust him out" or they are going to get the Wicked Witch of the West on his case so *and this is the most evil thing of all that he does* He sends them to certain DOOM. He KNOWS that their chances of getting the witche's broomstick are slim to none, yet he sends this young naive country girl to do just that. Dorothy is just lucky that she gets away. See , EVIL!! What kind of person would send a lil girl to her doom?
They come back and he is busted anyway...so to save face with the people of Oz he high tails it out of town before they can find out he is a fraud..because you KNOW Dorothy was gonna tell on his ass! I would've...