I needed a tissue. I have hope.
I needed a tissue. I have hope.
This is us at this very moment…
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Today I find that a familiar tune from the past is ringing in my ears. A year ago who would have ever thunk that this fabulous Jimmy Somerville diddy would suddenly become relevant.
Well Juanita it has.
This musical inspiration has suddenly become relevant again. It is a tune of inspiration out of oppression. Thus we are getting it down from the shelf, dusting it off and shaking our cute little tushy about the house. We are warming ourself up to get up, get out and stand up. Stand up for honest human values.
You go Jimmy. Get us up, get us going!
Don’t ever let us forget.
Read My Lips
Jimmy Somerville 1990
When one of us is oppressed we are all oppressed.
We’ve stood up for what was right before …and Juanita we ain’t forgot how!
Enough is enough is enough is enough.
I’ll never forget the first time I saw this film, Fearsome would never let me. He was but a close cropped goatee at the time but none the less he has always loved good cinema.
This scene is classic.
It is fun to see how those with high opinions of themselves react to truth is it not?
Credit where credit is due…found over on JMG…
Happy tears tissue time!
Talent like this never dies. May his music live in our hearts.
Thanks Al, we loved you and will miss you. Godspeed.
Hollywood makes many films of many genres, storylines, subjects and styles because all of us have different taste, likes and attractions.
Why? Why do they? Why do I make this statement? Because not all films that you like, will I like and vice versa.
A lot of people seem to like a film by the name of Manchester by the Sea.
Fearsome and I? We didn’t.
After watching this film the word that first comes to our mind is ‘Tedious’.
Manchester by the Sea is a tedious film that moves slowly, relies heavily on camera angles/lighting, has flat characters, and left us feeling like “What’s the point?” We kept waiting for an epiphany, change or something to happen but it doesn’t. Just doesn’t.
We understand that apparently The Academy and possibly many of you reading this may have a different opinion. That’s ok. We all have different taste and this flick simply wasn’t our cup of tea. Thus we give Manchester by the Sea two mustache tips down.
Other than it starring Meryl Streep, we hadn’t heard much about a flick named Florence Foster Jenkins.
We adored this little diddy. Both Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant seem to thoroughly enjoy their roles. We thouroughly enjoyed watching them. The story is fun and quirky. The film well done. The pace is fast and enjoyable. The characters grow and mature. Overall just good entertainment.
Love, courage, laughter, care, hope, warmth and a true story of eccentricity all rolled together into a couple hours of fun. We give this film two mustache tips up. It truly is our cup of tea.
Which one is your cup of tea? Inquiring beards are always interested to know.
The youngest of Fearsome’s two godsons just posted this video to YouTube. He choreographed it and he is the he of the five performing.
Talented he is.
Look for more from this talented young man. A lot more of him you will see.
Business goal number 1 ;
My best year ever! Top producing agent with more than 15 million in closed sales.
So how was business for me on the first business day of the year? Fantastic!
I listed two properties into our MLS today and already sold one at $310,000 and have showings lined up for the other at $2,195,000. I spoke with one of my buyers who will be looking at a new listing in the neighborhood Saturday at $2,599,000 and had another new buyer prequalified for a $700,000 purchase.
What do I have to say to The Universe about this?
Thanks KC, no one could say it better!
One of the many gifts I received in 2016…
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
In memory of a very talented lady.
Thanks Debbie for sharing your talent, smile and energy with all of us. Godspeed.
Debbie Reynolds April 1, 1932 – December 28, 2016
…only a hippopotamus will do
Take it away Gayla…
Yet another of Fearsome’s favorite holiday tunes as we continue our traditional posts of the season.
What do you want for Christmas? or Chanukah? or Both? This year they coincide seamlessly.
In order to help you along into the frenzy of last minute shopping, Fearsome continues his seasonal traditions by presenting Barbra Streisand’s Jingle Bells as lip-synced by Babs Levine…
There, that will get you going!
Beware! Small soapbox ahead…
Xmas time is here.
Yes I spelled Christmas just like that, Xmas.
I was reprimanded in the past by a one time commenter about just that. Imagine.
A little history while we are on the title subject of tradition:
As a child in the 1960s and 1970s I was taught by my mother that Xmas was a perfectly acceptable way to write Christmas. She was not only a church going woman but a member of the choir, in good standing I might add. She wrote “Merry Xmas” on all of her cards when signing them, I noticed many cards we received were the same. I had never been told otherwise so when I was reprimanded via this here blog thingy’s comment section early in my blogging days I decided to investigate this hubaloo…
See this SMALL excerpt of what I find:
“The word “Christ” and its compounds, including “Christmas”, have been abbreviated in English for at least the past 1,000 years, long before the modern “Xmas” was commonly used. “Christ” was often written as “Xρ” or “Xt”; there are references in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as far back as 1021. This X and P arose as the uppercase forms of the Greek letters χ (Ch) and ρ (R) used in ancient abbreviations for Χριστος (Greek for “Christ”),. The labarum, an amalgamation of the two Greek letters rendered as ☧,[note 1] is a symbol often used to represent Christ in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox Christian Churches.
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and the OED Supplement have cited usages of “X-” or “Xp-” for “Christ-” as early as 1485. The terms “Xtian” and less commonly “Xpian” have also been used for “Christian”. The OED further cites usage of “Xtianity” for “Christianity” from 1634. According to Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of English Usage, most of the evidence for these words comes from “educated Englishmen who knew their Greek”.
In ancient Christian art, χ and χρ are abbreviations for Christ’s name. In many manuscripts of the New Testament and icons, Χ is an abbreviation for Χριστος, as is XC (the first and last letters in Greek, using the lunate sigma); compare IC for Jesus in Greek.”
The relief I feel for not actually removing Christ from Xmas is absolutely liberating!
I can now continue my family’s tradition of writing Xmas.
I can also start a new tradition by re-posting one of my favorite performances of one of my favorite Xmas season holiday tunes ever…yeah!
I can’t begin to explain what this tune means to me.
So I’ll just park it here for safe keeping.
Laughter is incredibly good medicine.
Learning to lighten up and not take oneself so seriously lends itself to laughing more easily.
Allowing oneself to enjoy silly humor is often a great reliever of stress.
Blogging is allowing me to look at myself. When I step back and look at myself I find it best not to take myself too serious. I find humor in me, what I do and the things I find silly. Allowing myself to laugh, frees me of stress, allows me to become centered and gifts me the ability to grow.
Blogging has benefits. Benefits like being able to post this video.
Boys Don’t Cry – I Wanna Be A Cowboy