Sunday, January 30, 2022

Stand Up Comedy/Stand Down Problems

 "I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy the rest of your life."   Rita Rudner

"I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food". W.C. Fields

"You should always get eight hours of beauty sleep.  Nine if you're ugly.  Betty White  

Do y'all like comedians as much as I do?  It is so nice to have a nice laugh, to feel your whole body just shake with merriment!  It seems we keep losing so many of the people who make us laugh. Just after we lost Betty White, Bob Saget suddenly passed away and then, Louie Anderson!  I watched some videos on YouTube for all three of these comedians and they were very funny but I was really searching for a particular video of Louie Anderson. No idea what year or where he was but it was after one of his stand- up routines, he sat down at the edge of the stage and told the audience that he loved them. He said, "We're people, just people".  Now, I'm not telling it in the right way but it was moving, truly it was.  After he died, I read many accounts of Louie Anderson's sweet nature. That leads me into the reason for the title of this post.  There are exceptions to every rule, but most comedians have lived through a rough childhood. (Go ahead, research the background of comedians, you'll see what I mean.) They have used laughter and kindness to overcome their troubles.  On my January calendar I have a quote that says, " If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it". 


Just a few photos from January!  Hope you are all keeping well wherever you are in the world!  

Stained glass from the Monastery, here in Rockdale County, Georgia.  (The monks made all the stained glass.  They built the church also, from concrete!)

Sunrise from front of our house!

Male Cardinal on our back fence. Through a screen window. (Just as he began to take off.) 
We see cardinals every day!

Mr. Cardinal through a glass door NOT a screen!

Gluten free pancakes? With lemon & sugar or strawberry preserves? (No maple syrup here!) Richard just has butter on his!

Hey! Don't you want to add to the ONE BILLION views for Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Want To Have Fun"?  Sure you do!  She is not only a great singer but a fantastic SONGWRITER and great humanitarian.   This song is from 1983 and still sounds just as good today.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Wintry Weather?

 The wintry weather is making me wary...

For several days now we have been warned that we might get snow or freezing rain.  This might not seem a very big deal to people who live in colder areas of the country or the world but in Georgia, it is a worry.

Power lines with ice will cause you to lose your power (therefore, NO heat!) and ice laden trees can crash down upon the roads making them impassable. Not to mention how dangerous the ice can be upon the roads themselves! Folks here only know one speed...FAST! So, you have to be very careful if there is any bad weather. It is a very fine is possible that all the snow/ice could be just north of us and could miss us.  I am looking out the window now, it is very grey and getting colder by the minute.  I will have to let you know what happens....  As I said, wintry weather is making me wary.  (Am I the only one that thinks of Elmer Fudd when someone uses a lot of "w's"?  "You wascal-ly wabbit!)

After my last post where I told you I felt sad with the death of Sidney Poitier, I didn't mention that I also felt sadness with the passing of Betty White and then, I heard that Ronnie Spector and Bob Saget had also died. Oh, my. Everyone has such great things to say about all of them, just as they did about Sidney Poitier.  It is something that I just can't help but notice.  Doesn't matter to me how much money you have or how many people know you, just how nice you are. That's it.

Richard and I did manage to go on a hike today! We met with some friends and walked in a local park. So nice to see friends! I'm showing you a photo of myself from 2017 though, I was wearing the same jacket and scarf today! HA! I wear the same things forever!

The song for this post has to be "Be My Baby" and since I am Georgia Girl With An English Heart, you know the video is from Jools Holland Hootenanny, I think it was 2017. (Jools Holland, I hope you know who he is!)

Take care and watch out for ice/snow!  You know I will!

Friday, January 7, 2022

To Sir With Love


Belated Happy New Year to you all! Goodness me, I am always late with things these days....

Today, I heard that Sidney Poitier had passed away at the age of 94. Since I am Georgia Girl With An English Heart, you know that the 1967 film "To Sir With Love" is a movie that is special for me since it is set in an inner city school in England. (I really have been crazy about British stuff even as a kid!)  As I am typing this to you, I am listening to the news on BBC and they are speaking of his life and his films. I realize that I have seen all of his movies and enjoyed every one.    

We have had such rainy, grey days lately I wanted to share some days from November with you.  The leaves were lovely and the skies were much bluer!