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Music & Movies

My cat hates YouTube. Whenever I search for a song for one of the music prompts he gets so mad. I try to be considerate of him, but sometimes I just have to play a snippet!


He judges me.

The other day, when I was in the middle of a series of weather-related migraines, I replied to a question about music by saying I could easily give it up. I was thinking that I mostly only listen to music in the car these days, and while that’s pleasant, it isn’t a necessity. I don’t usually play music at home because I’m writing there, and I like to write in silence.

But when my head was better I felt guilty about my answer because I enjoyed a whole bunch of tunes on Saturday. At game night, my friend had on an oldies station and all my favorites kept playing. It was incredible to listen to these great tunes from the 60s and 70s, some of which I hadn’t heard in years.

Also, I had forgotten about movies! I love movies, and music adds so much to a film. In fact, some of my favorite films are musicals! Here are some of my favorite songs from my favorite musicals:

Chicago (so hard to choose!)

Walk The Line (again, every song is so good)

Hair (watched this a million times!)

The Sound of Music (love this song, made even more poignant by the fact that he becomes a Nazi and betrays the family)

Fiddler on the Roof (I get more out of this every time I watch)

My Fair Lady (sexist, but still enjoyable)

Grease (so much fun!)

Mamma Mia (this is from the sequel, which was hilarious and sad)

Cabaret (scary but great)

The Lion King (best Disney film imo)

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THW Movies

THW Music

3-2-1 Quote Me: Expression

1. Rory tagged me to post two quotes about expression. Thanks Rory!

2A. Cat expresses self:

2B (or not). Regarding art/writing:

3. Now I tag:

A. J-Dubs

B. Salted Caramel

C. Kristian

Gloomily Yours

Sadly, I haven’t been very creative this week. Every time a prompt appears in my feed, I diligently save it in my folder with the intention to write something later. But night after night, later has faded into sleep. Also, I’ve been stressed about some stuff, but I gently remind myself… it’s not that important. Family (including Mr. Gatsby), health, work: those are hugely important. Everything else? Less so. Much less. The news can get me feeling hopeless about the future too, but I at least I only read it and don’t watch it obsessively on TV like many do. That would drive me more nuts. Doubly depressing this week was the weather, turning cold and rainy again, triggering a bunch of migraines. Or one long migraine rather, broken up with meds. Hopefully I’ll get back on schedule soon and be able to tackle the items on my writing to-to list. 😐

Monocat

Here’s a recent pic of Mr. G looking a bit pensive for the B&W paws & claws prompt.

In Other Words, flamingo…

These birds are so extremely stinky,

But their feathers are a gorgeous shade of pinky

(I read it comes from consuming vast amounts of shrimp),

And they can stand so gracefully upon just one slender leg…

I wonder if anyone’s made an omelette from a flamingo egg?

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Prompt from Patricia

Blanco & Me

Every day I watched the girl.

She had a pet fawn named Blanco

And kept a brush up her long sleeves

To groom his gleaming white coat.

One day I smelled fish cooking

On smoking mesquite wood;

My instincts took over

And I crept up to the door

Where the girl and Blanco played.

I did not apologize,

But brazened it out,

For I am a cat,

And that is what we do.

Luckily, it turned out,

She could love me too.

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Poetry Prompt via Robert Peake (get yours!):

Include as many of the following words (or variations on these words) as you can:

forgetful, blanco, total, vanquished, physical, traced, chestnuts, apologize, exposed, persons, sleeves, instincts, vain, mesquite, razor

Also:

  • Include a familiar smell

[discovered at Larry’s blog]

Echoes

One mournful lovesong

Howled to star-spattered heavens

Echoes through the night

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Thursday Inspiration

Mystery Prize

A big thanks to Sadje for nominating me as a recipient of the Mystery Blogger Award. I don’t think I’m very mysterious after 15 years of blogging non-anonymously, but I suppose there are always new things we can learn about each other.

Here are 3 things about me you may not know:

1. I don’t like posting lists of rules, so I’m not going to for this prize, sorry.

2. I don’t much like tagging people, so I’m not going to do that for this either.

3. I really love dried mango snacks!

Here are 3 of my favorite posts:

Dreamlove

Valentines

Gatsby’s Movie

Now I will answer Sadje’s questions:

1. Have you every been surprised by your own achievements?

Not really. I have high expectations for myself and am more often disappointed.

2. A surprise holiday is granted; What will you do?

I prefer to stay at home and read/write, watch movies, and spend time with my kitty.

3. Have you ever kept a diary or maybe a food diary? If so can you tell us something about it?

Yes. No, it’s a secret.

4. Jack and Jill went up the hill to…………..? (Funny, if it’s not apparent already!😜)

Sneak pics of baby Archie.

5. How do you think your input has made a difference in the world around you?

I hope I make people laugh occasionally.

The Weekly Smile

There was a lot to smile about last weekend when I visited my daughter and son-in-law up in Northern California. It was great seeing them again! And of course I got to cuddle with pupper and kittay. 🐢🐱The kids treated me to a lovely post birthday dinner. We played some fun board games too. And I got to see their wonderful new house!

I’m a lucky mommy. πŸ˜πŸ€β€οΈ

Weekly Prompts: Yellow

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Sue’s Weekly Prompts