Very Odd

I responding to a WP comment from my phone.  I got a text before I could finish.  Next thing I see was a message from WP that 23 posts had been uploaded.  I guess I punched the wrong button somehow.  Now which button?  That is the million dollar question.

Only one old post actually loaded though … titled Testing from March 2019 … which I have since deleted.  Hoping I have not let any of my dark secrets outta the bag.  Oh my!  Now that would be interesting.

As always, more to come.

J-Dub’s Review of Stranger Things Season 3

*** No spoilers ***

I had already seen Stranger Things seasons one and two but B had not seen any of the episodes.  He lives under a rock more than I do. He was reluctant to join us at first but then Lulu convinced him otherwise.  We binged the first two seasons over the long 4th of July weekend.  I nice refresher for me.  Then we went right into binge season three. We finished up on Sunday July 14th.  That’s right 25 episodes (8, 9, 8) in 10 or so days.  We have no lives.  And it was hot as Hades outside or so is my excuse to be a slug lounging in front of the TV for days.  Now I am left waiting for something good to fill the void.

Three was the best season yet y’all.  I love everything about this show.  The characters are real to me.  My neighborhood had that same small town feel.  1980’s baby.  Such a fantastic job with set design, wardrobe, and all those film making terms I know nothing about.  I was dropped back in time to a point in my life that would be considered the tail end of my formative years.

Funny thing is that I usually don’t care for science fiction.  Dystopian yes … think Solent Green or Hunger Games but sci-fi not so much.    However the campy feel to this show made me ignore how unrealistic is the premise.  Yet for a moment, as we watched the action, my heart was pounding; I had goosebumps on the back of my neck and I thought …  holy hell … but what if?

If you’ve seen the show and would like to discuss, drop me a line in the comments.  I’ve read many of the articles.  I even called the Murray voice mail 618-625-8313.  lol.

As always, more to come.

 

 

For 7/21/19 ~ “We’ve Only Just Begun”

Today Jim, by way of Paula’s suggestion gives us Wedding/Marry/Diamond/Ring/Cake as prompts.

I will say as I looked for songs I became a bit irritated.  I had never noticed how misogynistic some of the  traditional wedding songs can be.  Poor little girl waiting for someone to rescue her.  Of course I am currently reading a book that is deeply affecting me and how I view society.  Makes me want to run off into the woods somewhere.  Away from all the noise and expectations.   But enough of that.  Time to move along.

I picked “We’ve Only Just Begun” sung here by the Carpenters.  While the prompt words are not explicitly part of the lyrics, a marriage is often seen as a new beginning.  Plus there is a hint at wedding from these lyrics:

White lace and promises.  A kiss for luck and we’re on our way.

Full Lyrics
We’ve only just begun to live
White lace and promises
A kiss for luck and we’re on our way
(We’ve only begun)
Before the risin’ sun, we fly
So many roads to choose
We’ll start out walkin’ and learn to run
(And yes, we’ve just begun)
Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way
Talkin’ it over, just the two of us
Workin’ together day to day
Together
And when the evening comes, we smile
So much of life ahead
We’ll find a place where there’s room to grow
(And yes, we’ve just begun)
Sharing horizons that are new to us
Watching the signs along the way
Talkin’ it over, just the two of us
Workin’ together day to day
Together
Together
And when the evening comes, we smile
So much of life ahead
We’ll find a place where there’s room to grow
And yes, we’ve just begun
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Paul Williams / Roger Nichols
We’ve Only Just Begun lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Tratore
As always, more to come.