March 23, 2019

Young & Beautiful, saturday 9

Saturday 9: Young and Beautiful (2013)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) Lana Del Rey wrote this song for the soundtrack of The Great Gatsby. She wanted it to reflect the feelings of Daisy Buchanan. Have you read The Great Gatsby?
Yes and books about F. Scott Fitzgerald and that sad generation of writers.

2) In the 1970s, Robert Redford portrayed Jay Gatsby. In the 2013 version, Leonardo di Caprio played the part. In real life, both "Gatsbys" have helped raised funds for the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council). Are you careful about recycling and conserving water/electricity?

I recycle.

3) Lana Del Rey admits that she dropped out of college because she simply could not get the required math credits. When confronted with basic addition, subtraction, multiplication or division, do you do it in your head? Reach for pencil and paper? Or do you take advantage of the calculator that's on your desktop or phone?

 Head and paper and pencil.

4) She enjoys Kurt Cobain, Eminem, Elvis and Sinatra. Which of those four gentlemen did you listen to most recently?

None of them!

5) Speaking of Sinatras, she has described her high maintenance look -- big hair, long nails, elaborate eye makeup, full lips -- as "Gangster Nancy Sinatra." How long does it take you, on an average day, to prepare to face the world?

About 10 minutes or so.

6) She's a big soccer fan, and her favorite team is Liverpool FC. Here in the US, college basketball fans are currently obsessed with March Madness. What's the last sporting event that you watched?

 Lacrosse game.

7) Her younger sister, Caroline, studied photography and is responsible for some of Lana's publicity pictures. Have you ever gotten a job because of a relative?


8) In 2013, when this song came out, Pope Francis became the first pope from a Latin American country. Latin America generally includes Mexico, most of Central and South America, and in the Caribbean, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico. What's the farthest south that you've ever traveled?

Key West, Florida

9) Random question -- What button would you prefer your life to have: rewind, fast forward or a pause?

 Rewind for sure.

March 22, 2019

Into the Weekend

Hello, Friends
I hope your week has been a good one.
Yesterday was rain all day and most of the night and very cold outside too. March is known for winds and sure enough it was very windy and is windy, cloudy, cold and damp today!

For Friday Foto Friends and Sky Watch Friday, let's look around outside, which is where I love to be.

Tomorrow is Saturday 9 and I usually like to participate.
See you then.

March 19, 2019


Hello, Friends!
We are just nearly at the Spring Equinox and I know so many of you are looking forward to that.
 I hope that spring doesn't disappoint anyone. I am praying for a cool summer this year. and a chilly,lovely autumn.  I don't pray for one season to hurry away. That is wishing life away and I think that is wrong. I do pray for seasons to be what they should be without extremes of weather.  

Today, which is Monday as I write this, I am making wasp nest deterrents from little brown paper lunch bags which I do every year. They work 100% to keep wasps and hornets from building nests in your yard.  The instructions are  HERE . 
 Toni Titled this one HELP!
Which got me singing this today:

Toni puts up a meme on Tuesdays and I love to join in. I hope you will as well as she puts some work into these.

Help! S.O.S.

1.   If you were trapped in a cellar, who would you want to rescue you and why?
A single, handsome, beautifully built man , that's who.   My house has no cellar since we are so close to the water and the water table is too high. Digging a cellar would be digging a swimming pool!

2.   If you had a flat tire on a lonely road how would you handle it?
I would call AAA. I can no longer change a tire because of my spine. And women can't really get the lug nuts tight enough to be safe either.

3.   If you were behind an isle in a store where it was being held up what would you do?
Hide. If I was armed, I might do more but unarmed and untrained, you probably would be more of a hindrance than a help and might get someone killed. It is better to let the store be robbed than to get someone killed.

4.   If you saw someone being attacked would you run away, call 911, or try to help?
It depends on how they are being attacked. One time in a big chain store I witnessed the manager abusing his wife through the open door of the back room. I stepped in and said something. It got him to stop. He threatened to throw me out of the store and I said, good, call the police so I can tell them you are a wife abuser. A friend was with me so there were other witnesses but it was evident the wife would not stand up to him so it would be useless.
If it was a mugging I will call 911 and do what I could to end the attacks if possible.

As a kid of about 10, when a neighbor girl was attacking and abusing my dog, I beat her up, something she'd been deserving for a long time.  She also lied and told her mother and a policeman that my tiny Cocker Spaniel had attacked her.  Umm.. No. Not in this lifetime.  I and another person saw what was going on proving her a despicable liar.
 She was  poking my dog in the eye and other places with a sharpened stick , kicking her and throwing rocks at her. My dog was bruised and crying and was locked up in her dog run!
A sitting target for that evil girl. 
. And that evil girl had taken the time to sharpen a stick just to do this! She would have killed my dog had I not acted.
 I am not sorry  to have beaten her up and feel it probably wasn't enough.  If you think it is wrong to fight, then you are wrong. It is better to stop someone from doing evil than to allow them to continue and compound their crimes.
So, I got her to stop and to tell the truth. My little pup,  Buttons ,was shaking in fear and so glad that I saved her from that evil wench that she jumped into my arms and cried.
I brought Buttons home with me from a friends house when I was in afternoon kindergarten.  It was in September and I didn't know my way home but, somehow we got there! Buttons was no bigger than a minute.
She was with us until her death in my senior year of high school. She was a passive, loving, sweet animal and that horrid kid was abusing her in an awful manner.  I will never regret stopping her.

Thanks for the meme Toni!
Until later, have a happy and productive day ahead.