Saturday, May 23, 2009

Frostie, the Cockatoo, Dancing to Shake Your Tail Feather!

Funniest damned thing I’ve seen in ages.  This bird has rhythm.  Oh, I’m laughing so hard.  Crank the speakers and watch this!

I just had the most amazing cup of coffee, Kenya…

Ang came by yesterday, dropped off this new coffee she loves for me to try.  I brewed it this morning and OMG, it’s amazing.  Rich, full bodied, flavorful, if you’re a townie, you can get it at Briar & Bean, if not, look for it at your local coffee shop, the name of it is Kenya.  Totally awesome cuppa…

Friday, May 22, 2009

Why is it???

That some colors are used for people’s names, and others aren’t?

When I was growing up, Emma White lived across the field and George Black owned a neighboring farm.  Hubby once had a woman  that worked for him,  and her name was Ann Green.  Now, she was really a redneck, a total hilljack, and she named her little boy after her husband, whose name was Buster.  And his middle name was Bleu.  This kid was Buster Bleu Green.  I’m serious, I pinkie swear, it was.  She called him Bleu Green.  Can you imagine what that kid had to go through in school?

But back to the names, nobody is ever named Mr. Yellow, Mr. Orange or Ms. Red.  Why is that???

Just pondering, tonight…

Remember Helen Crump???

I was watching TvLand with hubby tonight, and Andy Griffith was on.  His lady love, Helen Crump was at a party, and oh, she was so cute.  Tall and thin, in a pretty dress, with her false eyelashes on, she was flitting around, and I was reminded of what a fan of hers I was when I was a teenager.  I Googled her, sadly she died in 1995.  These actors, to me, are frozen in time, it’s always shocking to see them age or find out that they have passed away.  Speaking of which, has anyone seen Donna Douglas (Ellie Mae Clampett) lately?  Oh my, it’s downright scary, she still has the same hairdo, still wears the same clothes, but she’s older than dirt, now…

Here is Aneta Corsaut’s biography…

Born in Hutchinson, Kansas, Corseaut made her feature film debut appearing opposite Steve McQueen in the cult favorite ‘The Blob’ in 1958. In 1964 she landed the recurring role of Helen Crump in ‘The Andy Griffith Show’. It is the role for which she is probably best remembered. Other television apperences included that of Nurse Bradley on ‘House Calls’ during the late 1970s and early 1980s, as well as guest roles in dozens of television shows including ‘Emergency’, ‘Gunsmoke’, ‘Hart to Hart’ and ‘Matlock’ with her old co-star Griffith, the last time in 1991. She died four years later in Studio City, California, after a battle with cancer.

Note:  I also Googled to see if she was married, or had children, here’s what I found - 

She was a lesbian but had to keep it in the closet because of the family type of show the "Andy Griffith Show" was.

Now why am I shocked at this, I’m never shocked….. hmmmmmmm

James Cagney and Bob Hope Dance Routine….

Cousin Pam sent me the link to this, Bob Hope is quite the hoofer, I didn’t realize that… This will put a smile on your face this morning, ladies…

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It’s too pretty out to stay inside and blog, I’ll be back later…

"In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way,
I have to go to bed by day.

I have to go to bed and see
The birds still hopping on the tree,
Or hear the grown-up people's feet
Still going past me in the street.

And does it not seem hard to you,
When all the sky is clear and blue,
And I should like so much to play,
To have to go to bed by day?"
-   Robert Louis Stevenson, Bed in Summer


"Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair
and let us huddle together as darkness takes over
We are at home amidst the birds and the trees,
for we are children of nature."
-  Susan Polis Shutz


"If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way later in the fall."
-   Nadine Stair

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happiness is… Being Old, Male and Republican

Well, isn’t this just fascinating!  No wonder old men are happy, they have old women waiting on them!!!!  As far as the Republican part, I’m not even going there.

~ jan

Americans grow happier as they age, surveys find. And a new Pew Research Center survey shows the tendency is holding up as the economy tanks.

Happiness is a complex thing. Past studies have found that happiness is partly inherited, that Republicans are happier than Democrats, and that old men tend to be happier than old women.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

I always wanted to be a Rockette…

When I was a little girl I used to watch The Rockettes perform on Ed Sullivan.  I loved their leggy, high kicks, the glittery costumes, the top hats, the tails, the fishnet tights, the sky high heels, the makeup, the hair,  it was all fabulous!  That was my secret dream, to be a Rockette…

I always wanted to tap dance, too.  That would have been much more doable than being a Rockette, but I never followed thru on it  Chase your dreams, ladies, do what you heart tells you.  It’s too late for me to tap dance, *sigh* Scarlett needs to find a new dream…

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