Since my last day of work, December 31, 2009, I have just been sliding through life as you can see.
It is my hope that this blog will in some small way, help you also slide through life.
BOOKS OF THE WEEK
When Paris Sizzled
By Mary McAuliffe
Overall, this is not an easy book to read. Unless you are familiar with many of the people below, I think you would be better served by watching the film Midnight in Paris. However, if you are familiar with the majority of people mention in this book, you may find after reading this book you will know much more about this period in history.
When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, that saw seismic change on almost every front, from art and architecture to music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation, and, most notably, behavior.
Major figures on the Paris scene—such as Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, Picasso, Stravinsky, Diaghilev, and Proust—continued to hold sway, while others now came to prominence—including Ernest Hemingway, Coco Chanel, Cole Porter, and Josephine Baker, as well as André Citroën, Le Corbusier, Man Ray, Sylvia Beach, James Joyce, and the irrepressible Kiki of Montparnasse.
MOVIES OF THE WEEK
At times a touching film, but with enough comedy to keep it from being a real tear jerker.
Instant Family (2018)
Adopting three foster children at once thinking that it’s a perfect way to start a family, Pete and Ellie fail to consider that their new charges may be hellions — which they are. Not only do the kids flout the rules, they see no reason for parents.
My Cousin Vinny (1992)
I have no idea how many times I have watched this film, but it is still one of the funniest films I have ever seen.
MUSIC OF THE WEEK
By The B-52’s
ART OF THE WEEK
Family photos are a common tradition and I believe practically all of you have had one or more of them taken over the years. My family certainly isn’t large, but I think the artist, Lindsey; has done an excellent job of capturing our inner uniqueness far more than any photographer could. Below is me, Bear and Carol.
Thank you Lindsey
EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK
Mike was one of the most fun people I have ever encountered. We were friends in high school. I went into the Army after high school and Mike went into the Navy. The world was a much different place when we got out of the service and we hung out together in the late 1960 and early 1970s. It was an interesting time and we did a lot of interesting things.
I think the character Steve Martin played in the film My Blue Heaven captures Mike’s fun-loving personality. After I watched this film, I telephoned Mike and told him that I had just seen him in this film.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
Every woman should learn to iron.
I believe many of you have had a hard time trying to figure out how to fold a fitted sheet. I hope this helps.
LAST WEEK’S POLLS
I have not seen it and I do not want to see it 45.45% (5 votes)
I have not seen it, but I would like to see it 36.36% (4 votes)
I’ve seen it and I liked it 18.18% (2 votes)
I’ve seen it and I did not like it 0% (0 votes)
Total Votes: 11
I have heard Mogul music before and liked it 36.36% (4 votes)
My first time listening to Mogul music and I thought it was interesting 27.27% (3 votes)
My first time listening to Mogul music and I did not care for it. 18.18% (2 votes)
I have heard Mogul music before and did not care for it 18.18% (2 votes)
No 38.46% (5 votes)
A little 38.46% (5 votes)
Yes 23.08% (3 votes)
Total Votes: 13
Yes 35.71% (5 votes)
No 35.71% (5 votes)
I can’t decide if I have trouble making a decision 28.57% (4 votes)
Right 100% (16 votes)
Wrong 0% (0 votes)
Total Votes: 16
I think the majority of news outlets are pushing their own agenda 84.62% (11 votes)
I think the majority of news outlets try to deliver unbiased news 15.38% (2 votes)
If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00
However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life,
only you can do that.