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Ghost

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I had a bone density scan scheduled today. No problems there, and I went back to the State Fair afterward. This time, I took my car. Free parking and free entrance. Can't beat that! Walked about 5 miles around the venues today - bit of a sprinkle going on. We're getting rains from the remnants of Hurricane Odile.

In the 1990's romantic fantasy/ crime thriller movie Ghost, Patrick Swayze (Sam, a banker) and Demi Moore (Molly, a potter) are lovers. Early on, they have a hot, but not explicit, love scene as Molly works on clay on her potter's wheel. During this scene, we hear Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers. Sam is killed in a mugging, but remains as a ghost. Molly mourns him. Whoopi Goldberg plays a fake psychic who can actually hear Sam, and tries to pass on messages to Molly. In the movie, evil people ar dragged down below the sewers when they die, whil good people ascend - unless they get to hang aound a bit like Sam.


Oh, my love, my darling
I've hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time


And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?


I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me!


Lonely rivers flow
To the sea, to the sea
To the open arms of the sea


Lonely rivers sigh
"Wait for me, wait for me"
"I'll be coming home, wait for me!"


Oh, my love, my darling
I've hungered, hungered for your touch
A long, lonely time


And time goes by so slowly
And time can do so much
Are you still mine?


I need your love
I need your love
God speed your love to me!

  
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BUTEAFULL 9/18/2014 1:05AM

    my 2nd favorite song (La Bamba being #1)

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PRAIRIECROCUS 9/18/2014 12:19AM

    Another emoticon blog !
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LESLIELENORE 9/18/2014 12:08AM

    emoticon I love that song!

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RITZIBROWN 9/17/2014 11:43PM

    emoticon emoticon Thank you!!

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JUNEAU2010 9/17/2014 10:47PM

    I always enjoy cat pictures! emoticon

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Walk Hard

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I walked to the State Fair grounds today, around the different venues, staggered back home, and after about 4 hours of rest, I dragged the pups on a walk. Total milage, 12. Total steps: 20817. Think I'll take is easy for Tuesday!



Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story is a 2007 comedy parody of the bioptic film genre and, more specifically, the 2005 Johnny Cash bioptic Walk the Line. It also throws in bits referring to Roy Orbison, Glen Campbell, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more. John C. Reilly played the title role, sang on all of the tracks and played the guitar on many of the songs.



Walk hard, hard
Down life's rocky road
Walk bold, hard
That's my creed, my code


I've been sworn and slandered and ridiculed too
Had to struggle everyday my whole life through
Seen my share of the worse that this world can give
But I still got a dream and a burning rage to live


Walk hard, hard
When they say, "You're all done"
Walk bold, hard
Though they say, "You're not the one"


Even if you've been told time and time again
That you're always gonna lose and you're never gonna win
Gotta keep that vision in your mind's eye
When you're standing on top of a mountain high


You know when I was a boy, folks used to say to me
"Slow down Dewey, don't walk so hard"
And I used to tell them, "Life's a race and I'm in it to win it
And I'll walk as damn hard as I please
How do I walk boys?"


When I meet my maker on my dying day
Gonna look him in the eye and by God I'll say
"I gave my word and my word was good
I took it in the face and I walked as hard as I could"


Walk hard
Walk hard
Walk hard
Walk hard

  
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BUTEAFULL 9/17/2014 12:53PM

    you walked more at your fair than I did at mine (5 miles)

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BUTEAFULL 9/17/2014 12:53PM

    you walked more at your fair than I did at mine (5 miles)

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SPARKASAURUS 9/17/2014 8:25AM

    lol! Great pics!

Dang, girl, you walked quite a bit at the fair. to the fair. and back home again! Good for you!!

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BUTTONPOPPER1 9/17/2014 12:40AM

    Thanks for this entertaining blog! I love your choice of photos. Always makes me smile.

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PDSLIM 9/16/2014 6:37PM

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    emoticon emoticon blog!!

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LINDAKAY228 9/16/2014 10:46AM

    You always have such great pics! I never saw that movie. I don't think I've heard the song either. You deserve a rest after all that walking!

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IDLETYME 9/16/2014 10:29AM

    Thanks for sharing! Happy day

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LESLIELENORE 9/16/2014 10:04AM

    Wow! That was a lot of miles. Take it easy today and give your tootsies a chance to recover.

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FERRETLOVER1 9/16/2014 7:44AM

    You deserve to take it easy after all that walking at the State Fair! emoticon emoticon

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PICKIE98 9/16/2014 4:27AM

    Wow! You sure left some shoe leather behind!! Good going!!!!!!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 9/16/2014 2:31AM

    Incredible blog !
I really enjoyed your blog !
( Very entertaining !)
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State Fair

Monday, September 15, 2014

State Fair is one of those movies with multiple incarnations, all based on a book by Phillip Strong. It started out as a straight movie in 1933, and became a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical in 1945, with a remake in 1962 starring Pat Boone and Ann-Margaret. The first 2 were set in Iowa, the last in Texad. I'm going to the New Mexico State Fair Monday - it's dollar day to get in, and also "Senior Celebration Day".



Our State Fair is a great state fair
Don't Miss it don't even be late
(our state fair is great)
It's dollars to doughnuts at our state fair
It's the best state fair in the state


-chants-

OUR STATE FAIR IS A GREAT STATE FAIR IS A GREAT IS A GREAT IS A GREAT STATE FAIR HEY!!


Our State Fair is a great state fair
Don't Miss it don't even be late
(state fair is great)
It's dollars to doughnuts at our state fair
It's the best state fair.. in our state


I'm planning to walk there and back - it's just over 2 miles each way, plus walking all over the fair grounds. Mama gonna get some steps!

  
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PRAIRIECROCUS 9/16/2014 1:32AM

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LESLIELENORE 9/15/2014 4:22PM

    I don't think I ever saw it. I had a bad experience at the local county fair when I was young, and have avoided it ever since.

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LINDAKAY228 9/15/2014 2:33PM

    I saw the one with Pat Boone and Anne-Margaret a number of years ago and it was great. Hope you enjoy your state fair!

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IDLETYME 9/15/2014 11:32AM

    I loved this movie and I love state fairs - fun! emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 9/15/2014 7:25AM

    I loved the movie State Fair.

I haven't been able to get to any actual State Fairs in a while. I used to go to Wisconsin's State Fair with my dad back in the day. Plus, I got to Illinois State Fair once, too. They are really lots of fun!

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2BDYNAMIC 9/15/2014 7:16AM

    Looks like fun! ......... Have a great Monday!

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GRANDMABABA 9/15/2014 2:52AM

    Ours just ended and I didn't get out there this year. Next year I'll go even if it is by myself. It is so much fun. Thanks for sharing!

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Pretty Woman

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pretty Woman is a 1990 romantic comedy starring Richard Gere as a wealthy business man, Edward Lewis. In Los Angeles for business meetings and social functions, he hires local prostitute Vivian Ward (Julia Roberts) to be his companion for a week, for $3000. The movie is a combination Pygmalian story, with Vivian plucked from the streets and groomed with the assistance of Hector Elizondo as the hotel manager, and the Cinderella story, when the poor girl gets the prince.



Pretty woman, walking down the street
Pretty woman, the kind I like to meet
Pretty woman
I don't believe you, you're not the truth
No one could look as good as you
Mercy


Pretty woman, won't you pardon me
Pretty woman, I couldn't help see
Pretty woman
That you look lovely as can be
Are you lonely just like me
Wow


Pretty woman, stop a while
Pretty woman, talk a while
Pretty woman, gave your smile to me
Pretty woman, yeah yeah yeah
Pretty woman, look my way
Pretty woman, say you'll stay with me
'Cause I need you, I'll trear you right
Come with me baby, be mine tonight


Pretty woman, don't walk on by
Pretty woman, make me cry
Pretty woman, don't walk away, hey...okay
If that's the way it must be, okay
I guess I'll go on home, it's late
There'll be tomorrow nigh, but wait
What do I see
Is she walking back to me
Yeah, she's walking back to me
Oh, oh, Pretty woman



Trivia: In a 1988 Rolling Stones interview, Orbison admitted he liked listening to his own songs, as he liked the sound of his own voice.

m.youtube.com/watch?v=mHPgco6GQk8

  
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LESLIELENORE 9/14/2014 7:03PM

    Like the movie, love the song.

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    Like the movie, loved the blog!

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    Wow! Now theres' some PRETTY women here!! emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 9/14/2014 7:38AM

    Two of my favorite actors together - win-win!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 9/14/2014 3:41AM

    Fantastic blog !
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My Fair Lady

Saturday, September 13, 2014

My Fair Lady is a1956 musical stage play that came from George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. It stared Rex Harrison as Professor Henry Higgins and Julie Andrews as the Cockney flower girl, Eliza Dolittle. In the 1964 film, Harrison again played Professor Higgins, but Audrey Hepburn replaced Julie Andrews. The Warner Brothers wanted a known actress for the part, altho Hepburn's singing had to be dubbed. Andrews starred in Mary Poppins that year and won an Oscar (take THAT! Warner Brothers).



Eliza Bed! Bed! I couldn't go to bed!
My head's too light to try to set it down! Sleep! Sleep!
I couldn't sleep tonight.
Not for all the jewels in the crown!


I could have danced all night!
I could have danced all night!
And still have begged for more.
I could have spread my wings
And done a thousand things I've never done before.


I'll never know What made it so exciting;
Why all at once My heart took flight. I only know when he
Began to dance with me I could have danced,
danced, danced all night!


Servant 1 It's after three now.
Servant 2 Don't you agree now,
She ought to be in bed.


Eliza I could have danced all night!
I could have danced all night!
And still have begged for more.
I could have spread my wings
And done a thousand things I've never done before.


I'll never know What made it so exciting.
Why all at once my heart took flight.
I only know when he
Began to dance with me.
I could have danced, danced danced all night!


Mrs. Pearce I understand, dear.
It's all been grand, dear.
But now it's time to sleep.


Eliza I could have danced all night,
I could have danced all night.
And still have begged for more.
I could have spread my wings,
And done a thousand things I've never done before.


I'll never know What made it so exciting.
Why all at once my heart took flight. I only know when he
Began to dance with me I could have danced, danced,
danced All night!



m.youtube.com/watch?v=BmyaoNJIsWE

  
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FERRETLOVER1 9/14/2014 7:46AM

    I love, love, love My Fair Lady - every single version I have seen is awesome and wonderful!

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    emoticon for posting this fabulous blog !
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GAYLLYNNE 9/13/2014 4:44PM

    Just great. One of my very favorite shows!!

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BUTEAFULL 9/13/2014 2:04PM

    can't wait for the new DWTS

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