“People mocked her. Until the day they all started imitating her.” Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (2017)

a great review Roy.

Reel Roy Reviews

By Source, Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50496657 [Image Source: Wikipedia] There’s “Something There,” all right. Disney’s 2017 live action Beauty and the Beast is an absolute delight. Maybe I just needed a movie like this right here, right now, but this update spoke to my heart and soul and had me staying through every last bit of the credits, with tears streaming down my cheeks and a big smile on my face.

I’ve been agnostic about the artistic need (not the commercial one) for the unyielding march of Disney’s flesh-and-blood remakes/reinventions, since the runaway success of the garishly underwhelming Alice in Wonderland. True, each subsequent entry has improved upon the last, from the DOA Oz the Great and Powerful to the well-cast if underwritten feminism of Maleficent, from the poignant but ultimately forgettable Cinderella to the sparkling eco-parable The Jungle Book, culminating in last summer’s exemplary if underappreciated Pete’s Dragon.

Beauty and the…

View original post 1,308 more words

bourbon and boots. (what about the kinders and kittens?)

Awesome and interesting Post Beth so I’m going repost on Rambling Thoughts for others to read too.

I didn't have my glasses on....


Whiskey Lovers Engraved Personalized Whiskey Glasses
Our Whiskey Lover personalized engraved Whiskey glasses make perfect gifts for whiskey lovers and gifts for bourbon lovers. These unusual engraved whiskey drinking glasses are an amazing collection of Whiskey Lovers and Bourbon…
Shop Now!

so funny that this brand targeted me

as a demographic match

  a potential interested buyer of their products

based upon my personal interests on Facebook.

apparently i appear to be

a whiskey/bourbon drinking

gun toting

engraved glass collecting

john wayne type.

and a southern lady.

(i guess i am from the south, if you consider michigan “the south”

in relation to the border we share with canada)

“the internet is the most important single development in the history of human communication

since the invention of call waiting.”

-dave barry

View original post

The Legacy of President Obama.

A straight forward look at the Presidency of Obama from Tom Demerly.

tomdemerly

By Tom Demerly for tomdemerly.com

President Obama during his speech at 2010 winter commencement held at Michigan Stadium on May 1st 2010. (SAM WOLSON/Daily)

Friday, January 20, 2017 is the final day President Barack Hussein Obama II will serve as President of the United States. He was President for 2,931 days.

Those were among the most significant days in my life.

The day President Obama was sworn in I owned a business grossing well over $1M. I earned an upper-middle class living. I owned a house in the city where I was born. I actively participated in local government, paid for a new car in cash and was on track with retirement savings for a person my age.

A year later I lost everything.

The full weight of the banking collapse, the global recession and the automotive meltdown settled on Dearborn, Michigan. The stock market plummeted to 6,000. People lost houses, businesses and livelihoods. I lost all those things and more. I had a stroke and lost part of my…

View original post 569 more words

interlocking.

Children think with their minds with no limits while adults have limits on their minds.

I didn't have my glasses on....

img_7323

a couple of enterprising 5-year olds

create the raised walkway

 many 3s, 4s and 5s

try it out

for quality control 

 offering their suggestions

when

they

or

the boards

fall down

rebuilding as they go.


“in most vital organizations, there is a common bond of interdependence,

mutual interest, interlocking contributions, and simple joy.”
—max depree

View original post

FUN FACTS ABOUT CHRISTMAS AND THE CHRISTMAS TREE

Did you know that the first Christmas was celebrated all the back in 336 in the month of December on the day of the 25 in the time of the first Christian Emperor of Rome a Roman Emperor by the name of Constantine.  A little while later Pope Julius I declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated all the time on December 25 every year.

The beginning of the Christmas Tree traditions started just like a lot of our other traditions in Germany.  It started back in the 16th century when both Christians brought trees that was decorated into their homes.  The evergreen fir tree has been used to celebrate winter festivals both Christian and pagans for thousands of years.  Pagans used it more during the winter because it makes them think that spring was coming.

Pope John Paul in 2004, made the Christmas tree a symbol of Christ because this was ancient custom which he exalts the value of life, as in the winter what is the evergreen becomes a sign of undying life, and remains Christians of the “tree of life”  Genesis 2:9 a image of Christ a supreme gift of God to humanity.

The first Christmas tree to came out of England credit was given to Prince Albert a consort of Queen Victoria in 1840 but it was actually Queen Charlotte the German wife of George III who actually put the tree in the Queen’s Lodge Windsor in December of 1800.  Legend states that a religious reformer by the name Martin Luther invented the Christmas tree.  But this is a story for another day and I promise to tell you about Charlotte very soon.

22 NOVEMBER 1963

I remember where I was when it happened that John F. Kennedy was shot.  I was still at school getting ready to go to back to class after my lunch break and I was walking pass the teacher lounge when I heard a lot of yelling and screaming a few seconds later the teacher that was in the lounge came running out yelling the President  had  been shot in Dallas along with the Governor of Texas  There was craziness all around after that.  School was let out by 145 PM cause it took that long to calm things down again to find some kind of order.  I didn’t have Tennis practice that day.

It has been 53 years today and it is just as sad today as it was back then it is one of the best conspiracies theories out there even now.  Some say that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone while others say that it couldn’t be true because if it were than why would a man like Jack Ruby or also know as Jacob Rubenstein shot Lee Harvey Oswald.

I don’t know which has the best theories but there are some awesome ones out on who did what and why.  My favorite is the trick bullet even wrote a paper on it in school my Soph year but my high school history teacher told me I should leave thing to the government and stick with things that I know I never got my paper back.  When asked about it I got an odd answer his dog ate it.  LOL  But I let it alone.  Maybe I got too close to a good theory of own for some.

The theories don’t matter one one way or another the truth is JFK is gone and wishing or finding the real reason to the ask for the killing won’t bring back a good man and President but it might have shape the United States better in the long run if he had not have gotten killed.  Robert might not have been killed himself, Teddy might not of had the troubles he had but might have been don’t help the nation now.  God we pray for the nation and hope that you can unite us all into one nation under God this we pray.  AMEN!!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU CYBERSPACE AND REAL TIME!!!