02/15/16 – Where Do You Go To My Lovely

Note:  If you don’t look at anything else, at least please check out the song of the week.  I believe it will be well worth your while.

 CURRENT EVENTS

Yesterday’s Valentine Day

Folks, the chart below shows two different ways of celebrating Valentine Day.  You have one year to prepare for Valentine Day 2017–I trust it will be as good, if not better than this year’s Valentine Day.

Celebrate Valentine's Day

Last Saturday’s Republican Debate

Folks, if you missed this, you missed some great theater.

Feb gop-debate

SELF-HELP BOOKS

The Peter Prescription

by Dr. Laurence J. Peter

This sequel to The Peter Principle is more than a book on management.  To me, it is an entertaining self-help book, crammed with interesting quotes such as “Our bodies are apt to be our autobiographies” by F. Burgess or “A girl who is easy to get may be hard to take.” by F. Wisely.

The book came out in 1972, but just the above two quotes indicates things really haven’t changed that much from 1972, so the book is still good reading.

The Peter Prescription

PHYSICAL TRAITS – YOUR HEALTH

I’m thankful that I was in Florence and saw this magnificent Statue of David, before it went to the USA.

David after 3 years in USA

SOCIAL TRAITS

Leave some sparkle

LEARNING TRAITS

In chapter 40 I talk about seeing and hearing what is there, rather than what we want to be there.

Hearing

QUOTE FOR THE WEEK

Silience best ans

MOVIE OF THE WEEK

Zoolander 2

Please leave your brain at home, when you go to see this movie.  It is a great way to relax and forget any problems you may have.

Zoolander 2

LAST WEEK’S POLL -Valentine Day

Hearts

Last week’s poll asked you about your Valentine Day plans.

It turns out that 49% of us are doing something special with someone, 33% of us are giving someone a card and 11% of us are giving someone a gift.

The remaining 7% are doing nothing out of the ordinary.  As I mentioned under the Current Events section, you have one year to prepare for Valentine Day 2017.  Chapter 20 of my book is devoted to the importance of celebrating holidays, your success and the successes of your friends.

THIS WEEK POLL – Self Improvement

This week’s poll is about your thoughts on self-provement.  You may check more than one answer.

becoming a better person

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

I really think investing a few minutes of your time to hear this song will pay you some significant dividends.  Please tell me via comments, if you think I am mistaken.

Where Do You Go to My Lovely

by Peter Sarstedt

Peter Sarstedt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8JOi1q5ugs

ART OF THE WEEK

Princezna Hyancinta

byAlphonse Mucha

I gained an appreciation of this artist a couple of years ago, while in the Czech Republic, an absolutely wonderful place to visit.  In Chapter 48 of my book I stress the importance of going to places that you have never been.

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Alphonse Mucha (24 July 1860 – 14 July 1939), was a Czech Art Nouveau painter and decorative artist, known best for his distinct style. He produced many paintings, illustrations, advertisements, pens and pencils, postcards, and designs.(Source: Wikipedia)

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot

Brigitte Bardot; born 28 September 1934, is a French former actress, singer and fashion model, who later became an animal rights activist. She was one of the best known sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s.

Bardot retired from the entertainment industry in 1973. During her career in show business, she starred in 47 films, performed in several musical shows and recorded over 60 songs.  After her retirement, she established herself as an animal rights activist. 

She was the subject of Simone de Beauvoir’s 1959 essay, The Lolita Syndrome, which described Bardot as a “locomotive of women’s history” and built upon existentialist themes to declare her the first and most liberated woman of post-war France.

(Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

A couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks with some friends and had too many.

Knowing full well that I had drank well over the legal limit, I did something I had never done before.  I took a taxi home.

It was a good thing that I did, because there was a police sobriety road block set up on my path home.  However, since I was in a taxi, the police simply waved me through the road block.

I arrived safely home, which was a relief, since I had never driven a taxi before and was not sure where I had got the taxi.

BLOG

I always appreciate those that leave comments on my weekly posts, since it encourages me to continue these posts.  Thank you Judith, Ron, Jennifer and Julia for commenting on last week’s post.

Leaving a comment is easy, just click on “Leave A Comment”, which is immediately below the title of this week’s post.  And if instead of seeing “Leave A Comment”, you see “# Comments”, just click on that and scroll down to leave your comment.  

I now have 37 people who are following this blog, with the addition this week of Chris.

If you think this blog has any merit, please pass it on to your friends, as well as liking my Facebook page.  Currently, 61 of you have been kind enough to like my Facebook page.

I appreciate Joanne,  who again shared my post last week on Facebook.

MY BOOK

If you know someone who is trying to change their life or that needs to change their life, please consider my book.

For those of you into reading books on a Kindle, the Kindle version of my book is $4.95.

My book can be purchased on-line from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million.  

And if you have read my book, please leave an evaluation of it on Amazon.  Thank you.

My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-tired-of-being-ordinary-are-you-wm-allen/1120528064?ean=9780990388692

http://www.booksamillion.com/p/Im-Tired-Being-Ordinary/Wm-Allen/9780990388692?id=6429711012885

4 thoughts on “02/15/16 – Where Do You Go To My Lovely

    • Sue, thank you for checking out the song. As you can tell, I think it is fantastic. As for winning a Grammy; I think maybe with a little patience. The song came out in 1969, so it has only been out for 47 years now. Sometimes, it takes a little time for a song to catch on 🙂

      And especially, thank you for commenting. I always find comments so encouraging.

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  1. I really enjoyed your blog this week. Everything was interesting and funny. Very eclectic! I DID enjoy the song and video with it. Pretty original.

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