Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Journal Prompt 14 Jul 2020 ~ Where Would You Go?

Today's Writing Prompt: Where Would You Go?

If you could move anyplace you wanted, where would you end up?

Where Should You Move To? - Quiz - Quizony.com

You've probably heard me say this before and my mind has not changed yet.  If I could move anyplace I wanted, I would move into a motorhome and travel . . . and travel . . . and travel.  My address would be P. O. Box ???

Monday, July 13, 2020

Book Review: Elizabeth I by Margaret George

In this novel, Margaret George tackles a very difficult subject.  She attempts to tell the story of Elizabeth Tudor.  Elizabeth is an enigma -- the Virgin Queen with so many suitors, the victor of the Armada who hated war; the gorgeously attired, jewel-bedecked woman who pinched pennies. England's greatest monarch has intrigued the world for centuries in poems, prose and even movies. But what was she really like?

Her cousin, Lettice Knollys, thinks she knows what Elizabeth is like. They have been rivals since early childhood.  In this story one woman is trying to hold onto her power and protect her country and the other is trying to regain power and position for her family.  Each woman has a very different vision of what the other is really like.  These different visions create the tension that is constant between them.

It is 700 pages long.

No chance you would ever read such a long novel?  This one may change your mind.  It is a hard to put down once you've started page turner full of rich detail and the personal and political conflicts of many historic figures of the Elizabethan age.

Journal Prompt 13 Jul 2020 ~ Lost

Today's Writing Prompt: Lost

Describe an object you have lost recently.

I can't think of anything I've lost recently.  Of course, that is probably just because I can't remember now and not that I don't lose anything.  

Do you know who loses things a lot?  My son, Tim.  He is constantly searching for his phone, his keys, his coffee cup . . . 

I am a creature of habit so I don't have as big a problem of losing things . . . except when I need something right away.

Hal & I binge-watched the TV series Lost a while ago.  He hated the ending.  I loved it.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Godfather Part II

The Godfather:  Part II (1974)

The adventures, trials and tribulations of the Corleone family continue.  Directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall and Diane Keaton.

The two Roberts are still on my list of favourite actors today.

The Godfather: Part II (1974) Technical Specifications » ShotOnWhat?

At the Oscars . . . 


Best Picture
Francis Ford Coppola
Gray Frederickson
Fred Roos
The movie became the first sequel to win the best picture award.

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert De Niro
Robert De Niro was not present at the awards ceremony. Francis Ford Coppola accepted the award on  his behalf

Best Director
Francis Ford Coppola

Best Writing, Screenplay Adapted From Other Material
Francis Ford Coppola
Mario Puzo

Best Art Direction-Set Decoration
Dean Tavoularis
Angelo P. Graham
George R. Nelson

Best Music, Original Dramatic Score
Nino Rota
Carmine Coppola
Nino Rota was not present at the awards ceremony.


Best Actor in a Leading Role
Al Pacino

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Michael V. Gazzo

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Lee Strasberg

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Talia Shire

Best Costume Design
Theadora Van Runkle

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Friday, July 10, 2020

Journal Prompt 10 Jul 2020 ~ Avoidance

Today's Writing Prompt: Avoidance

What are you avoiding?

Yeah . . . somedays are just like that . . . 

Things I avoid:

1.  Making phone calls (unless I am in the mood for a chat).  

If I just need information I don't want to be drawn into a huge conversation.  I've had days where a simple phone call has turned into a lost morning and me no wiser than I was before.  I also hate automated answering machines.  One day I called the same place about 6 times before I gave up and decided to live with the problem (whatever it was) all because I would press numbers and end up lost in the maze that is automation.  Email and chat is so much simpler.

2.  Humidity.

'Nuff said.

3.  Planning anything.

As soon as I finalize plans, get all excited and pay down the deposit you can guarantee something will manage to screw it up.  I think the world has secretly hacked into my calendar and turned messing up my plans into a drinking game.

4.  People I don't like.

There aren't too many of them on my list.  But there are a few.  And they must be avoided because the alternative is that I may say things I can't take back or I may even injure them and end up in jail.  So avoiding them is in my own best interests.

5.  Scales.

You know the chances are greatest that the numbers are not going to be good.