03/20/17 – Chuck Berry

CURRENT EVENTS

Death of Chuck Berry

Today, many recording stars use all kinds of special effects to make them interesting.  This guy didn’t need anything to be interesting, he was interesting.

Leon & Lulu
96 W. 14 Mile Road
Clawson, MI 48017

(Northern suburbs of Detroit)

If you like books or if you have ever thought of writing a book, Sunday April 30th, 2017, from 11 am to 5 pm at Leon & Lulu’s in Clawson, Michigan; you will have a chance to talk to a lot of authors.  

In addition to all these interesting people who will be there to talk to you (click on the link below to see who will specifically be there), I’ll also be there (I just found out they will have me back) and would be delighted if you would stop by and say hello 

 http://www.leonandlulu.com/events/books-authors/

PHYSICAL TRAITS 

Honor Thy Temple

Please make wise food choices, because we are what we eat.

CHARACTER TRAITS

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

SOCIAL TRAITS

Getting Along with Others

There is nothing so ordinary today as people who don’t show gratitude.

LEARNING TRAITS

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

MISCELLANEOUS 

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

Don’t Give Up

SELF-HELP BOOKS

Historical Heartthrobs

by Kelly Murphy with Hallie Fryd

The publisher says, “This book compiles photos and life stories of 50 of the sexiest men and women from history and asks the essential question: Would you really want to date them?”

I would probably describe this book as 50 somewhat interesting people and as ask the essential question, would you really want to buy this book.  I did and found the book somewhat interesting.   

MOVIES OF THE WEEK

I’ve been assigned to Table 19 so many times, so I was eagerly looking forward to seeing this movie, especially since it stars two of my favorite actresses, Anna Kendrick and Lisa Kudrow.  After seeing this film recently at the movie theater, I’m afraid I have to assign this film to table 19.

Table 19

Eloise McGarry is invited to a wedding, and finds herself seated at Table 19, a table intended for guests who were only reluctantly invited … (Source: Wikipedia) 

Get Out

This film is in theaters now.  I would call it a suspense film, not usually the type of film I would watch but it is well done and I think you will have more respect for the TSA after watching this film.

Bedazzled

This is an extremely entertaining film and delivers a wonderful message at the end.  It came out in 2000, but I think it stands the test of time.

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Sorry folks, I seem to be stuck in the 50s and 60s.

Imagination (1961)

The Quotations

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Daylight Savings Time

58% – Should end

21% – Should continue

21% – Indifferent or no opinion

THIS WEEK’S POLL   Gratitude

ART OF THE WEEK

Since St. Patrick’s Day was last week, you probably heard mention of the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle.  Well, this is what the castle looks like.

Blarney Castle

  

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Albert Einstein

Ok, we all know Albert Einstein was a genius.  But perhaps here are a couple of things you didn’t know about him. I hope they will encourage you in your own life.

Einstein Had Speech Difficulty as a Child – As a child, Einstein seldom spoke. When he did, he spoke very slowly – indeed, he tried out entire sentences in his head (or muttered them under his breath) until he got them right before he spoke aloud. According to accounts, Einstein did this until he was nine years old. Einstein’s parents were fearful that he was retarded – of course, their fear was completely unfounded!

Einstein Failed his University Entrance Exam – In 1895, at the age of 17, Albert Einstein applied for early admission into the Swiss Federal Polytechnical School. He passed the math and science sections of the entrance exam, but failed the rest (history, languages, geography, etc.)! Einstein had to go to a trade school before he retook the exam and was finally admitted to ETH a year later. (Source: Neatorama)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE

TALK TO ME

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My thanks to Georgia, Gill & Samantha, for commenting on last week’s post. All you have to do is just click on “Comment”, scroll down to the “Leave a Comment” box.  Type in your comment and then click the “Post Comment” box.

BLOG & FACEBOOK

Also, please consider passing this blog on to others. My thanks to Carol, Cheryl, Cradle Meditation, Cynthia, Jennifer, Katherine, Sheila, Sheryll, Shirley, Susan, Valeria & Willie for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

My thanks to Gill, Hiroshi, Kitten Meowing, Sammy & Swetawho started following my blog and my thanks to Audrey, Bonnie, Carol, Char, Cassandra, Jill, John, Elizabeth, Kris, Shawn, Sheila & Sophia, who liked  my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

BOOK

The basis of this blog sprung from my book, which is available on-line from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.  The Kindle version of my book is $4.95.

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

18 thoughts on “03/20/17 – Chuck Berry

  1. I’ve never heard of the expression ‘table 19’, so I guess I learned something new today 🙂
    …Makes me see the wedding of a ‘friend’ a few months ago in a while new light, when she tried to ditch me in a corner with dinner, surrounded by people I didn’t know, while other friends had all been placed together… Hmhm. Is there also something as a ‘corner 19’?

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    • I’ve actually never heard the term “Table 19” before this movie, but I sure recognize the experience. I think sometimes a person (I’m talking about me, but feel free to generalize as much as you wish) gets invited since the ones offering the invitation feel it is something that have to do more than something they want to do. In the past, I have gone to things I did not want to go to, out of feelings of obligation. I think making an invitation or accepting an invitation under such conditions is a quick trip to Table 19 🙂

      Thank you very much Samantha for commenting.

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  2. Loved Chuck Berry…We still listen to the CD while driving around in our 60 Chevy…Loved the joke of the week…lol
    Gratitude…Appreciation…Grateful sometimes hard to find…But feel them every single day …

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  3. “My thanks to Georgia, Gill & Samantha, for commenting on last week’s post.”

    Your welcome. Guess I’ll do it again.

    I like this: Growth Keeps You Extraordinary.

    And sometime difficult things promote our growth. I try to keep that in mind.

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    • Thank you so much Georgia, not only do I look forward to your comments but also to your posts on broadblogs.wordpress.com. Not that I always totally agree with them 🙂

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  4. Thanks Bill. Loved the video’s of Chuck Berry! Great joke about the pipe in the car. Very interesting about Albert Einstein. Enjoy reading all your posts.

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