For the Boys
Aug. 26, 2011 10:35 pm
Updated: Aug. 30, 2011 4:34 am
I took quite a trip down "memory lane" last night... or well into the wee hours of today! I believe it was around 2am, in fact, when I turned out lights. (No wonder I slept till 10am!) My search for ANYTHING decent to occupy my time (on the idiot box,)
I stumbled across the movie "For the Boys," starring Bette Midler and James Caan. While I've been a fan of Bette for many a year, I'm not, nor have I ever been, a fan of "war on tv" (or in reality!) However, the music within the confines of this show is
simply too good to pass by, considering that the troops were the bulk of any relation to an actual war... but then, it was made clear that "the boys" were in foreign lands...
It is one of those movies that makes you laugh, sing along with, and if you're an emotional mess as I, perhaps a tear or two of both joy and heartache!
I relate Bette Midler with my life with Sal, that one light that was extinguished over 10 years ago, but pays a visit multiple times each week... even still! By movie's end, I was not quite a blubbering mess... but then... I turned to the internet to revisit
song/movie clips of some of my fav songs by Bette. The roller coaster ride had begun... Into Josh Groban, and on to Julie Andrews (Victor/Victoria) and such! I also have clips on my "fav" list by such greats as Carol Channing to Lady GaGa! Does the word
"versatile" spring to mind? Then this afternoon I caught the show "Beaches" starring Bette... and once again, those flashbacks of how much I've missed Sal all of the years... While a few tears can be extremely beneficial, it's simply much more fun to laugh!
As I sit, another fav is playing as background music to the show I have on... the distinct sound of ENYA cannot be mistaken. I immediately recognized the song...
So, today was a new day... hitting a hi of around 112 I believe, but still 103 after sunset! I did not let this stop me from spending some time in the crazykitchen! Still on the "Asian" kick, today I made crispy dumplings (using homemade wrappers) along with
an orange pork dish, and leftover noodle salad from Thurs. For dipping, I whipped up some sweet/sour apricot sauce I'd tried a few days ago, but frankly, mid meal I went for the soy sauce! (I wonder if my craving for soy sauce is indicative of a "need" of
my body?) Sal always said that a "craving" was the body crying out for certain nutrients... Fact, or bull? Who cares! It works for me! I've been thinking also for a while now, that we've not had a "sweet" in the house... except the JUMBO sized tub of
ice cream that J hasn't found yet, nor have I opened! I'm leaning toward brownies, the vanilla ice cream, and choc. fudge sauce... Wonder how all that stacks up re: GF? I may just have to investigate that, not that I'm in fear of gluten.
The temp today was not conducive venturing out for a large bag of "kitty crunchies," either,but fortunately my little market does carry small bags of food that are not harmful to the one of three kitties. I still need to venture to a grocery however, whether
it's "a tad warm" or not!
Per my friend Audie... LIVE every moment, LAUGH every day, LOVE beyond words. (Being a tad crazy doesn't hurt either!) Be well, all!