A SPAGHETTI ADVOCATE (AND MORE)

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A SPAGHETTI ADVOCATE (AND MORE)



Monday’s are no longer mundane when you have featured pulled-pork sandwiches, several Baby Gherkins and freshly pick corn-on-the-cob.

Taco Tuesdays turns down the heat, just a tad; add sour cream and a special tangy sauce.

Wednesday’s main meal features pizza: a deep dish full-house (no anchovies, sorry). Don’t forget the cheesy breadsticks.

Thursday’s delectables include the traditional Thanksgiving dinner: Turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing and gravy, green beans seasoned with bacon, and fresh homemade rolls.

Fried Chicken Fridays (or BBQ chicken halves) served with all-you-can-eat fries is always a winner.

Sumptuous Saturdays include spaghetti and meatballs, a rich tomato sauce, garlic squares, and my favorite soft drink.

Of course, Sunday’s main meal would be the crème de la crème: an All-You-Can-Eat Steak with Southern Fixin’s bar awaits.

Now, to those of you simply horrified by my dream meals, please note… I plan to have a monumentally healthy breakfasts and luncheons.

Breakfasts would include yogurt and fruit with a half a slice of toast. (Of course, there might occasionally be a scrambled egg with bacon, or biscuits and sausage gravy,)

While each and every luncheon would host prima donna salads: freshly harvested Romaine lettuces, sliced tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, crushed hard-boiled eggs, and a dollop-or-two (or three) of Russian dressing.

Now, please hand me the HELP WANTED section for those seeking employment so I can find me an illustrious chef to make this happen. I hope that he (or she) is great with desserts. It’s important to have a well-rounded diet that included a variety of fruits.



Written for FANDANGO’S ONE-WORD-CHALLENGE: ADVOCATE and DAILY ADDICTIONS: SPAGHETTI.

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STUBER

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STUBER



True confessions …

I usually like the movies that the WWE Wrestlers’ films.

This one is an exception to the rule.

To be honest,

It might be better than I thought it was?

Before the movie began, they always play trailers for new releases. Before STUBER, they played a trailer for a movie which-is-not-worthy-of-being-named. I have never seen a trailer as vulgar or in as poor-of-taste as that movie advertised. (I almost walked out on the trailer!)

So as I began watching STUBER, I was still reeling from the bad taste left in my mouth by the trailer advertisement.

More than halfway through, I began to enjoy the movie.

I truly don’t know if the beginning was slow or not.

Sorry STUBER.



Written for MOVIE CRITIQUES.

 

CHRISTMAS WITH A VIEW

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CHRISTMAS WITH A VIEW



Clara Garrison has just arrived back home from her inauspicious failure at starting a new restraint in the big city. It the local resort, Thunder Mountain Ski Resort, Shane Roarke, the renowned TV- celebrity chef, is named the new head chef.

She had been the up-and-coming chef at the local resort until Shane’s arrival. Her boss had had great plans for her aspirations… or so she thought.

A heart-warming chick-flick.

But I must admit, it was enjoyable.



Written for Movie Critiques.

IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS

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IT HAPPENED ONE CHRISTMAS



If you enjoy popcorn by the fire and older-premised movies, then this one is a winner for you.

It’s the movie you would get if The Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life had a child.

It has a Scrooge you will hate…

… and an adult version of Tiny Tim.

I would not want to see a trilogy devolved along these themes with these characters, but it’s a good popcorn by the fire watch.



Written for Movie Critiques.

THE THOMAS HARRISON HOUSE

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THE THOMAS HARRISON HOUSE



The Thomas Harrison house is said to be the oldest house still surviving in Harrisonburg, VA.

It was built by the founder of Harrisonburg.

It is a one-and-a-half story limestone dwelling.

Thomas donated the acreage for the local courthouse as well as the 50 acres that are now downtown Harrisonburg.

The original house had a spring for fresh water running under it and a cellar kitchen.



Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: ANCESTOR.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

OCCASIONS TO CELEBRATE

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OCCASIONS TO CELEBRATE



One of the things that I miss about teaching is our celebrations.

My class did celebrations all the time.

We even googled the wacky celebrations to see which ones we could work into our reading or writing curriculum.

I think that I will start the wacky celebrations again.

Celebrations for the remainder of for the month of August:

I will try to celebrate one wacky day a week.

August, 2018 Bizarre and Unique Holidays

  • Week #2: Book Lover’s Day… I will go to the Book Fair)
  • Week #3: National Creamsicle Day… WalMart, here I come.)
  • Week #4: National Potato Day … Sounds like I should have baked potatoes with the works- at least twice this week!)
  • Week #5: National Trail Mix Day… I haven’t made trail mix in forever!!!


Written for DAILY ADDICTIONS: OCCASION.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.