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Scenic Sundays 44: The Princess Bride, for the First Time

Scenic Sundays 44: The Princess Bride, for the First Time

The Princess Bride has a special place in my heart. It’s one of the first movies I recall watching with my husband before we started dating. When we did start dating “As you wish…” was our “Okay. Okay.” And you can often hear one of us say to the cats, as we leave the house, “Have fun storming the castle, boys!” This week we had the opportunity to watch one of our nieces and one of our nephews for two and half days. I survived, barely, but it was a fun, if exhausting, experience. On Tuesday night, Jay decided it was time for the kids to watch The Princess Bride. Five is not too young and I guess neither is two based on the picture my sister texted me yesterday (my nephew was pretending to be the Princess Bride). At the end of the movie, as the credits start to roll my niece says, “That was a good movie.” I responded, recalling the final exchange between Fred Savage and Peter Falk, “Would you like to watch it again tomorrow?” To which she answers, “No.” *smiles* She’ll learn; she’s only five.

14 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 9, 2015
Book Review 102: We Don’t Need Roads by Caseen Gaines

Book Review 102: We Don’t Need Roads by Caseen Gaines

The future is upon us! Give us our hover boards and self lacing shoes! Okay, okay, so we haven’t quite gotten to that point in the technology stream yet. Patience is a virtue and Hollywood isn’t always right. And while we patiently wait for hoverboards, self lacing shoes and time travel to become a reality, you can read Caseen Gaines’s book, We Don’t Need Roads: The Making of the Back to the Future Trilogy, to travel back in time and relive the making of the trilogy. This book is a great overview of the making of the Back to the Future trilogy. Full of personal stories from the set, facts and insider information, it is a quick read that fans of the series and movies, in general, will enjoy. If you haven’t watched the movies in awhile, it will probably make you want to dust off your copies and have a marathon. When I finished the book I marveled at how the Hollywood machine cranked out 3 quality movies in quick succession. I longed for the days when fans didn’t know about backstage drama and tragedies. There was a mystery about movie making not long ago that is lost in […]

2 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on July 27, 2015
Scenic Sundays 42: Somewhere Over the Rainbow Quote

Scenic Sundays 42: Somewhere Over the Rainbow Quote

At the end of June, beginning of July, my husband and I traveled to Niagara Falls, NY and Niagara Fall, ON. We spent a week sight seeing and wandering through Niagara Falls State Park. Those of you familiar with the area will know that this picture it taken on the Canadian side of the Falls near the top of Horseshoe Falls. While rainbows are rare occurrences here in Iowa, depending on the time of day, rainbows are seen quite often in the mist of the Falls. I still always come back to the Garland version. Sometimes the original is best, y’know? Do you have a favorite version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow? somewhere over the rainbow quote Twitter 6 Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

14 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on July 26, 2015
Scenic Sundays 24: My Oscars Predictions 2015

Scenic Sundays 24: My Oscars Predictions 2015

Last year all my movie viewing paid off. At the local movie theatre I correctly selected 20 out of 24 of the winners for the night correctly. At work, I won the office pool as well. I was lucky last year. Will my luck hold out for my Oscars predictions this year? “Hello gorgeous.” Barbra Streisand upon winning the Oscar in 1969 for her role in Funny Girl.

4 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on February 22, 2015