With all the negative news right now, I wanted to write about an album that I find so uplifting, not so much because the songs are particularly happy but because they are comforting and have a spiritual feel to them. Glen Hansard's 2015 release, Didn't He Ramble, is one of those albums where you hear the first song and say, … Continue reading Didn’t He Ramble
My Younger Son has been binge-watching The Walking Dead on Netflix. I keep thinking that the theme song reminds me of something. Okay, call me crazy (and he did!), but the first 3 melody notes (while in a different key and with fuller instrumentation) sound like the first 3 notes of the BBC North and South theme! … Continue reading Random North and South Stuff
With so many people sharing pictures of women and men uniting in the spirit of the Women's March this weekend, I wanted to share what I saw when I went in to buy my groceries today. Pepsi, the NFL, and Safeway Canada (the latter now Canadian and independent of the U.S. company) are using a … Continue reading Updated: On the Weekend of the Women’s March
*** SPOILERS *** Being a purist at heart, I was reluctant to buy the audiobook of Romeo and Juliet: A Novel. After hearing some clips, though, I just couldn't resist a chance to lose myself in the voice of Richard Armitage for 11 hours! Loved the voice -- was not as fond of the new story. Romeo and … Continue reading Romeo and Juliet: The Audiobook
Today’s prompt really resonated with me. I have been working all week on deadlines – I should still be working now and will be again before the night is done. I had started the New Year with the idea that I would commit to myself, and that includes writing and blogging and spending time taking … Continue reading Overworked and Underblogged
Guyliner is a makeup technique that can make a guy look really bad-ass. And perhaps Richard Armitage as Sir Guy of Gisborne wore it best. Together with his so blue eyes and his dyed black hair, the GUY-liner marked him as the baddie that you couldn't tear your eyes away from. Over the past year, … Continue reading Alternative to GUY-liner?
Okay, I'll admit that I sometimes watch reality shows about family situations that are different from my own. I'm interested in what makes people tick, in how they are different from me, and in how we are the same. This last week, I was really impressed with the positive way that Mariah's coming out as … Continue reading Coming out on “Sister Wives”
Our tree comes down this weekend. We've always followed the tradition of leaving the tree up until January 6 (or the weekend after when the work week is done). I believe the idea is for the star at the top of the tree to light the way of the three wise men for the 12 … Continue reading And the Tree Comes Down
In October, in honour of the 10th Anniversary of Robin Hood, I started re-watching Richard Armitage as Sir Guy of Gisborne in BBC’s Robin Hood. I find myself once again mesmerized by that smoulder, that smirk, and that tortured soul as only RA can play him. In the midst of a show that is comic-book … Continue reading Because I’m Missing Sir Guy
The Affair IMO is one of the most gripping shows on TV right now. I started binge-watching it through CraveTV last year and now in Season 3 I can hardly wait until Sunday nights to see the next episode! It is a Showcase original series starring Dominic West (The Wire), Maura Tierney (ER), Ruth Wilson (BBC’s … Continue reading Are You Watching “The Affair”?