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Everyone’s talking: It seems that a movie that just opened here, “What the BLEEP Do We Know?” is causing quite a stir. Reading the summary, it sounds a little out there: “Featuring live action drama, documentary and animation, this film is about protagonist Amanda who finds herself in a fantastic Alice in Wonderland experience. Amanda’s daily, uninspired life literally begins to unravel, revealing the uncertain world of what physicists define as “the quantum field” hidden behind normal, waking reality.” Hmmmm … Suzie Daggett said that many of her friends have seen the movie multiple times. A friend of hers sent her this e-mail: “This is a wonderful movie: it’ll stretch ya in the best ways (your mind, your imagination, your spirit) We’re going to see it a second time this weekend and look forward to the eventual DVD. People in our community are seeing it multiple times. You get more from it each time.” She also sent me an e-mail, purportedly from the filmmakers (Will, Betsy and Mark) that explains they got it into one theater nine months ago in Yelm, Wash., and after a 12-week sellout, they got it in Portland, Ore. where it ran for 18 weeks selling out, then Arizona, and now it’s scattered around the country. It opens nationally Sept. 10. If you see it, let me know, good or bad.

Speeding ticket: Lots of response to that one! It looks like I’ll have plenty of company in Traffic School. Lots of people have gotten tickets on Brunswick Road, too, near Highway 174. One e-mailer said I should pay more attention to the posted speed limit signs, and I agree. Another woman who was pulled over said she was asked if she was related to another family of the same name and when she said “no,” the guy started writing the ticket. “Next time I’ll say yes,” she told me via e-mail.

Labor Day: By the time you read this, the long weekend will be over and you’ll be back at work or back to your regular routine. Maybe the last of your company has left. (I never knew I had so many friends until I moved to Nevada County. Lots of people book a return trip before they’ve even completed the current one.) Anyway, here’s a hot tip: Go to Scotts Flat Lake the week before Labor Day. It was deserted then but booked solid from last Friday through Labor Day. We had the place to ourselves – along with some family from Southern California – and as we boated across the lake we were one of only two boats there!



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Dixie Redfearn can be reached at 477-4238 or by email at dixier@theunion.com, or by fax at 477-4292.


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