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"America's future is not written by our enemies... America's future is written by our heroes."
~9/11/2018 * Patriots' Day



...but the fire inside's delightful!!!

1] If pro is the opposite of con, what would then be the opposite of progress?

2] Whoever said "nothing is impossible" clearly never tried slamming a revolving door.

3] Being British means driving your German car to an Irish pub to have a Belgian beer, then grabbing an Indian curry or a Turkish kebab on the way home where you rest on Swedish furniture and watch American shows on a Japanese TV.

4] It's funny how many people get mad when a sentence doesn't end as they carrot juice.

5] I heard the Secret Service had to change their commands. They can't say "Get down!" anymore when the President is under attack. Now it's "Donald! Duck!"

6] Vegans believe meat eaters and butchers are gross. But those who sell you fruits and vegetables are grocer.


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The week of Christmas and after, the weather certainly didn't cooperate for us and our company. It was cold, gray, and drizzling all but one day! That meant not much getting outdoors to show the area in any clarity. We did go to a couple of movies, the newly released Darkest Hour [about Winston Churchill]....it was excellent, and I trust surely it will be nominated for best picture...maybe best actor and direction...and perhaps best set. It was outstanding. Gary Oldman wore a fat suit in this movie, looking quite strikingly like Sir Winston Churchill. I recommend this movie to anyone!!! For me, truly, a FIVE STAR rating out of five.

Then, because of the movie mentioned above, Darketst Hour, we thought we'd 'follow up' on the subject therein and see the highly acclaimed WWII movie, Dunkirk. IMDB critics gave it an 8.5 rating out of ten. Nope, nope, nope!! To me it was a flop!! Terrible all the way through. The music, the story how it flipped around from the battle on sea, land, and aboard ships/boats...in fighter planes and going from night to day. I would give it a minus ten.

As I mentioned: The weather outside was frightful...






...and this coming week, believe it or not, there is one day predicted with a low of 28°!! I think I'll move back to Colorado [jk]


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!

22 comments :

  1. we had 3 days of frightful fog, but it lifted by 9 each day and our cold is going to be 45, we are 51 today, so come across the gulf and get warm. you know my favorite on the list is the last one... could not get much grocer. love it. and of course Duck, Donald has me ROFL.

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    1. A good play on words...I know how you enjoy that

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  2. Happy New Year! You previously mentioned you'd like to see the spiders. Just check out Thursday, December 28, 2017 Christmas Craft Blog. I was holding out until after they were distributed. Come to PA and you can experience VERY cold temperatures. Sunny Days here.

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    1. No, remember I grew up in Colorado & lived through minus zero temps all too often. You can keep the snow & COLDin Pa.

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  3. Happy New Year's Eve Anni!!
    OMCs it is gonna be a very cold week here. Most days only high of 30's and nights in the teens but at least we don't have 53" of snow...Whew
    We 3 seniors will be in the house all day and not be among the crazy tonight either. With wind tonight is gonna be miserable for those celebration downtown. We'll watch from our couch
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. Happy new year M&M...stay warm.

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  4. I absolutely loved Darkest Hour! And I must give you a big shout out for those funnies at the beginning. I laughed out loud at carrot juice. :-)

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    1. I can't wait for it to be on dvd so I can watch over & over.

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  5. I'll trade you your frightful weather for ours 😁

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  6. What is that up against the sun. A bird? I do see wings; What a great catch!! Our lowest temp here would be around 8. Guess what I snapped today? A Trumpeter Swan!! He did not trumpet for me, and it is almost impossible to tell the male from female. Nevertheless, a new bird on New Years Eve! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!

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    1. How exciting...did you get pictures?

      Yes, that IS a bird in front of the sun...a brown pelican.

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  7. Hello, I had a chuckle over the comment from the secret service, Donald Duck. It is only 4° her this morning. Too cold to go birding. I wish you all the best in 2018. Happy New Year!

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  8. Isn't that the way it is? Always sunshine and even hot in the winter until you need or want it to be. I always complain about summer but this cold is bone chilling. You and Bud have a nice New Year and stay warm. Your posts are interesting and photos delightful.

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    1. Ya...it's been too long without sunshine.

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  9. I did enjoy the pics...haven't been out to take any in a good while. One of these days we will watch the darkest hour...just not sure when.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. I don't think you'll regret seeing the movie!

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  10. Love the funnies!
    'Darkest Hour' sounds like a movie I could interest my husband into going with me to see. Thanks for the review.
    Happy New Year!

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  11. I forgot to add - it is 10F and sunny here in north Mississippi this morning. High today predicted to be 29F

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    1. It's cold everywhere. Stay warm!

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