Sunday, September 24, 2017

<Sigh>.

Oh Popcorn.  I loved you so much.  When you dressed in palm oil, butter, and salt, I knew there would never be another snack for me. I couldn't get enough of you, Popcorn.  Oh, the ways I would eat you.  Teasingly, one at a time - until we both couldn't stand it-then whole handfuls-until you were depleted and I was full. You completed me, Popcorn. 


<Sigh>.

Oh Popcorn.  I loved you so much.  When you dressed in palm oil, butter, and salt, I knew there would never be another snack for me. I couldn't get enough of you, Popcorn.  Oh, the ways I would eat you.  Teasingly, one at a time - until we both couldn't stand it-then whole handfuls-until you were depleted and I was full. You completed me, Popcorn. 

Unfortunately, like many relationships, things started to go wrong.

I'm not blameless. The "air popping" years <Shudder>. I tried to change you, Popcorn.  I insisted that you didn't need butter; that you only needed salt.  Try as you might, you couldn't hold on to the salt, and I would be annoyed with you for tasting like cardboard.  And the soy sauce debacle.  I would try to just sprinkle it lightly on you, Popcorn. I swear!!  I never, ever, meant to dump the soy sauce on you.  Yes Popcorn, I could hear your melting screams, as you shrunk and shriveled into just a mere hull.  Popcorn, I'm so, so sorry.

Still. You weren't always so kind to me either. You were known to leave a piece of yourself stuck to the back of my tongue, causing me to choke. We both know that was payback for my Doritos indiscretions. 

But we loved each other, and decided to try to make it work.  Trying coconut oil at home, we had some great times, didn't we?  You were delicious, and because coconut oil seems to be a miracle oil, I was not only enjoying our relationship again. I was being healthy AND doing my part for horrible disease prevention.  

I thought we were good, Popcorn!

So, why did you ruin the pan?  More importantly, why did you get stuck in my gums and not tell me?  You insidious little creature.  You caused my gums to get infected.  My mouth hurt for days!  I had to brush with a disinfectant concoction for days!

Sorry, not sorry, Popcorn!! Its just not working out. We're through!!!  






Don't try to to sweet talk me wearing that Kettle corn outfit either!!!

 Goodbye Forever, Popcorn!!! 



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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

One Hidden Rogue Figures in La La Land



A few years ago, I reviewed the movies The Help, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes. I liked the Planet of the Apes movie more. It turned out that my opinion was not the popular one.  So, with that in mind, it's time to don my critic hat and review 3 more movies.  Rogue One, La La Land, and Hidden Figures.

Rogue One
I slept through most of it.  I woke up near the end, Cassian is holding Jyn in his arms on the beach and I think oh good, they're togeth--OH MY GOD! (spoiler)*  I enjoyed the Snarky Android. It was basically a war movie.  And it’s number one at the box office, so obviously I'm not it's target audience.

La La Land
Now, this movie...I'm definitely the audience they want to target. A musical with jazz and appealing actors? Yes please! Did they deliver? Yes Indeedee! Did I LOVE it? Uhhhhhh….no**, but I’m still thinking about the movie and I really like movies that make me think.   
I don’t need to go into detail regarding the main actors excellent work; I’m sure the professional reviewers (note: I did not read the reviews) can describe their work with the eloquence that I lack.

I am fairly sure (and most appreciative) that the actor actually played the music (or at least most of it); because when they showed a close up of the piano, the notes I saw being being played were the same notes I heard.***.  Yes, it was charming...but I don't have a song in my head like I do with most musica – oh wait – 🎵City of Stars🎵 ….but that’s all I can remember.  Maybe I’m not suppose to remember it, being Jazz and improv and all.  

Moving right along, I HATED the ending.  They should have  - nope.  Changed my  mind.  The ending was not a musical ending, but it was definitely a more realistic ending.  

Oh!  I know! I do think it was too long.  I thought that the numbers could be shorter.

Fine.  Clearly this is a living review, and I will add more as I think of it.  In fact, add your thoughts to the comments and I'll put them here.  
 
Hidden Figures
Based on a true story; I loved this movie.  It wasn't as gut wrenching as The Help, but they made it clear what the three protaganist women were up against in circa-1961-still-segragated Virginia. The suspense was the best though.  For example, I was already spoiled for John Glenn’s orbit around the earth;**** and yet during that scene, I was on pins and needles! This movie took me on a "All feelings" ride, I participated fully (laughed, cried). 

I highly recommend this movie!












 *Everybody dies
**It won the most Golden Globes awards!  What is wrong with me?!  
**Mozart in Love shows the orchestra faking it and it bugs me. 
***He did it!  Check your history books!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

2016 Post Election Swirly Random Thoughts


  • Guitar Capo, 1, DeeDee, 0.

  • My palabra for maibox in espanol is casa de cartas, so I had no issue at all when the German woman said (after her small child fell) "Would you like me to hold your body until the pain is gone"?  I thought it was endearing.

  • I wonder how many German words there are for hugs.

  • It would be my plan to do the right thing whether or not I'm wearing a safety pin.