A Christmas Story — Lifebuoy Yuck!.
What’s on your mind?
One of those days. Glad it’s over.
wmd! how ya been dood?
Tired. Really has been one of those days.
not a good one up here either
tuesday’s just as bad
I love A Christmas Story. I read that the actors didn’t think it would do well and were surprised when it became a hit.
Saw that about the gunman up there. What is wrong with people? Never mind.
hey tuez — i heart this movie… so glad you like it. how was your day today?
This is more like it.
I had a really bizarre experience today. Not that it doesn’t happen probably a few thousand times a day, but I doubt many witness it.
I went out to water my front flower beds today and see a squirrel eating one of my newly planted annuals. Except it wasn’t eating my annuals. It was dying. Not sure why it was dying, my working hypothesis is that a hawk dropped it.
The heart of this movie, Higbees department store, is now a casino. They say that they’ve decorated it just like the store, but I don’t have the heart to visit a casino decorated like a landmark. We love the movie! And the house is open to visit here. One of the gingerbread houses on display at the Cleveland Botanical Garden is “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out.”
yuck…. and ewww
hey ce — how’s cleveland tonight? i hear the museum house has the leg lamp
Fortunately my husband was still home to take care of it. The flies had moved in before it was even dead, which made me feel really bad for it. It was just kinda flopping like a fish out of water. Sad.
To this day, I can’t see the word “fragile” without thinking of Fragilee, Italy. It’s a household joke. Look, it’s Frag-il-ee.
It does, and so does my neighbor down the street! So funny. And I have to say, Cleveland is looking like a well dressed woman lately. So many fun things/events to attend, restaurants first class, and our new galleries to open this next week are fabulous. Let me look for a link…
tis good he was around
i can’t put my arms down
Sorry, no link. The galleries will open soon, and then there should be a link. Anyway, I spent an hour in them today just amazed at their beauty.
looking forward to it when its up ce
I’m actually getting excited about Christmas, even though MrCE and I will spend it apart. I’ll be with my Dad, his first Christmas without my mother. MrCE will be with his parents, about an hour away. They are all so old, that this just has to be the way.
Howsabout some Irish Coffee tonite ?
and you will have the drunken fruitcake to share with dad. i think you guys are making a tough but correct decision… one you will not regret
petro! how’s toronto tonight? do they have extra irish and lotsa whipped cream?
The good news is that we have had my son’s in-laws visit Cleveland, and they were amazed that there is NO TRAFFIC in Cleveland. Not at all. Every trip is an easy one.
Okay, I guess it’s frag-eel-ee.
Must put on weekend to do list. Watching A Christmas Story.
i was amazed at the lack of traffic when i moved up here — i was so used to california gridlock with commutes that could easily go two hours… each way. there is some slowing at certain times but nothing like the gridlock down there.
Coming your way … jumbo size for this crazy day.
I bought some Baily’s Sunday afternoon. It didn’t last. Does that count for anything? Other than the Tums I was inhaling on Monday?
iirc one of the cable stations plays it 24 hours on christmas eve… i’ve been keeping my eye out for showings. its one of the few christmas movies that i’ll watch year after year
the pink bunny costume
The drunken fruitcake had a bath tonight. I have a “new” Classic scotch that is smokey and lovely, according to my husband and Dad, Shieldag.
That’s really great of you & Mr CE, spending Christmas with the Folks.
I’ve got Grand Marnier headed your way, Christine…
thanks dood *clink clink*
LOL … Bailey’s & Grand Marnier always seem to disappear quickly around here too.
At first we sighed, then, making plans we feel really good about it. Our children, not so much, but heh, we make choices.
I’ve got Netflix, hopefully it’s in their instant viewing lineup.
It is a classic! So fun to watch, and we always laugh over and over.
Mom: “oh, put your arms down when you get to school1″
I love, love that scene. And then the poor kid falls in the snow,and can’t get up…The fabrics of that day were so different from today’s high=tech, waterproof, yet soft ones. and I love the way Mom winds Randy’s scarf around and around and around….
Brings back such memories of walking to and from school on a snowy, freezing day (wearing a skirt, of course. when I was small, we girls wore leggings under our skirts. But skirts, always,, every damn freezing day.}
And then the poor kindergarten and early-grade teachers got to help all the kids out of their bundled-up outfits, and back into them in the afternoon.
40 degrees here when I was last out this evening. Yet I’m so unused to winter weather, I nearly forgot my coat when I got up to leave my friend’s house. *g*
it should be…. gotta admit, the movie is even better if one has magic brownies
hey tejan — how was your day today? so glad ya liked it
Hmmm…you better march over to Washington…
Dammit … RIP Ravi Shankar
Honest to god, my children looked like that in the 90′s walking to school in Cleveland. Better snowsuits and materials, but just as bundled.
just across the river … the longview bridge is about 15 miles north of me
sad news indeed
An okay day. Yoga class this evening. Some work (and accepting payments from new clients!!!) with ‘my” paralegal, too. I believe that this evening the amount of fees collected exceeded my monthly pay for the last eight months!
Of course, I can’t spend any of that, because I haven’t earned it yet; no actual work done on the case, just retained. Expecting hearing dates soon, but because courts are booked up and some judges will take vacation this month, maybe not until January.
Still, we’re in business!
Heh, just the ticket.
wow and yahoo!!! most excellent news tejan
Hee hee! Some things never really change in the great frozen north.
And of course, with those little ones, when bundling up to go out to play, it was de rigeur that, upon Mom finishing the bundling process, the little kid announced that s/he had to go to the bathroom. Right?
evening, Suzzzz — all firegourds doing well tonight?
hey ppd — how was the monterey bay today?
I must say the Lifebouy scene cracked me up, too. Love the matter-of-fact way Mom removes the soap so Ralphie can answer her question.
But I always think, on seeing it, “that’s not the way MY Mom did it!”
(I think it was only ‘necessary’ once, maybe twice.)
i don’t think my mom wudda tasted the soap — i know i would not have
its a clinkerrrrrrr!
another beautiful day & rain’s a’coming tonight and tomorrow
Hey! I’m planning a comfy dinner for friends using Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food recipe for sausages with acorn squash and onions, and sage and dried cherries.
not as much as last week tho?
Hey, Petro! Saw that when I turned the laptop on. Sad. Reminder that he was a mature artist by the time we in the US “discovered” him.
Good to see your fonts, though.
My yoga class was tonight, btw. Slightly over two years now. I need to do some of the balance poses more; definitely becoming a problem as I age. Dunno what I’d do if I hadn’t found this class; keeps me flexible and able to move without (ordinarily) pain. Now if it would only make me skinny, too,like my teacher…
the scene before lifebuoy
CE — when you put Martha through the grinder, about how many bangers do you get out of that batch???
flipping over to the News & Whether at 11 now — we’ll see how far out the storm extends and how fast it’s likely to blow through
Heh heh, I don’t know! Here is the recipe I’ll make Friday:
we had one blow through pretty quickly today
Heh heh heh. Well, heck, every scene is my favorite while watching it. I really do love the walking-to-school-in-winter scenes, though. Walking to and from school is where many, many of my own childhood memories come from. Four times a day; no wonder they dominate my memory.
And while a few other mothers in the neighborhood sometimes broke down and drove a bunch of us when it was raining hard, I can’t remember that my mother ever did. And snow? Heck, no. walking in the snow was pure fun!Snowballs to make and throw!
And this time of year, Christmas carols to sing as we walked, heads down, mufflers pulled snugger.
never had snow to walk through… it was cold enough wearing a dress and ankle socks (knee socks if i was lucky) and our breath was frosty. brrrr
we didn’t get the ok to wear slacks (not jeans) until my jr year in high school. by senior year, jeans were ok too
sounds delicious, CE — Is Anna Gastyer from SNL invited to make a guest appearance?
Well, gee, look at the time! Thanks for posting the Christmas Story scenes, Suzanne!
Better get myself off to bed, once I ever so gently wake up the kitteh sleeping across my knees. Got the electric blanket warming up the bed now.
Good to see y’all tonight!
We’re making annual Chanukah dinner for over 100 this Friday night.
ralphie takes on the bully
storm’s coming from the north this time — wind, showers, snow down to 3,000 feet so Mt. Toro and the top of Hwy 17 may have accumulations.
Hah. There’s the age divide, right there. My school didn’t allow pants of any kind for girls until the year after I graduated from high school. I was so jealous! Wasn’t even wearing them at college that year, ’cause I foolishly pledged a sorority, and sororities didn’t allow the wearing of pants on campus.
Can you imagine? Also, you weren’t allowed to wear your pin with pants. Or was it just with jeans?
All those rules pretty much broke down within a year or two, anyway. But I de-pledged the sorority before the end of the school year, and quickly switched to jeans for wearing to class. The sixties had finally come to Bloomington!
Ron went to the Ali Akbar College of Music in the early 1970′s. He met Ravi Shankar there a few times. Said he was a really nice man.
snow levels are slowly coming down here… had our first 2,000′ level the other night — haven’t had a 1,000′ level forecast yet
it was 1970/71 when they finally let us wear slacks at my bay area high school. 72 jeans were ok.
hey senator — how’s sac tonight?
Raining here. I like it.
i like hearing the rain — i miss that here — i can’t hear the rain falling. of course, i don’t have winds blowing it sideways against the windows either
Mom had a great doctor’s appt. today, just routine 6 month visit with lab test results from last week.
daddy’s gonna kill ralphie
So, obviously, it was true; allow a small breach in the rules, and civilization’s collapse follows in no time at all.! ; )
and now I really gotta go. Nite!
g’nite for realsies tejan
yeah, she’s doing pretty well.
having you to help has to have something to do with it ppd. you have done a lot helping her acclimate to being a widow
well, we talked about her getting hearing aids, but then she’d have to listen to me — not gonna happen anytime soon. We’re lucky to have med management and other services available where she lives. We plan something special each month so she always has something to look forward to, so life goes on.
tis good that you are there to help her. life goes on and having family around to help can make it easier
tis about time for token to save a tree. thanks for hanging out here with me tonight. tomorrow night: another christmas movie classic
As you know, Suzzzz — the system isn’t designed to work for elderly or those with illnesses who don’t have an effective advocate. I just take it for granted that she needs to be helped, so we do what we can.
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