Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday, May 11, 2015

                               What the Beck?

Monday, May 11, 2015
Bucket List #57

       I was looking through the recipes that I skipped in Ree’s three books and I decided that it would be a new learning experience for me to learn to make my own ice cream.  So, while I was there I bought an ice cream maker. Of course, I just don’t have the time now to make it, but this summer I want to make it a priority to learn this new skill.  Doesn’t it sound dreamy….and cold.

buy an ice cream maker and make ice cream
go to one of Ree’s book signings
make dress-up clothes for a great niece (if I ever get one)
attend a rodeo
learn a new skill
invite my neighbor women to a tea luncheon
submit an article to a magazine
Host a family brunch
Talk a walk or dance in the rain
I want to create units for teachers to purchase
Write a book on organizing a home
Using my dogs and possibly my great-nephews, and design a series of          greeting cards
Plan my funeral
Spend a fun day with each of my nieces/nephews (Alaina has          volunteered          to be first!)
Take a formal cooking class
Organize and host a Christmas Caroling Party
Watch the IMBd list of the best 250 movies
Vacation in Colorado
Create a list of home repairs
Prepare to teach a new course at Aurora University
Visit Brookfield Zoo and photograph the animals
Have absolutely no debt
Set up a schedule for next summer to visit area cities
Organize and purge the basement
I am going to learn as much as I can about large animals
Make repairs in each and every room of my home to prepare to sell
Research Hadrian’s Wall for visit to Scotland
Enter a quilt in a local fair
Write a book about school for parents
Host a game party
Purchase a truck
I would like to learn more about fostering animals
Visit the narrowed list of Kentucky towns each for a weekend
Have a B.M.I. of 24.9 or lower
Return to Florida/Alabama and see old friends
Play tennis again
Learn to play bridge
Have an in-ground pool
Finish writing a book on the Scent Family
Save up enough money for a down payment on my Kentucky house
Research every town in Kentucky in hopes of relocating
Work on learning calligraphy and bettering daily penmanship
Begin making my own clothing using a mannequin
Volunteer at an animal rescue
Visit all 50 states
Photography courses
Complete all of Mom’s and my scrapbooks
Go skiing again in Colorado
Meet the Duggar family
Watch every nominee and winner for the Academy Awards to date
Remodel my kitchen
Take piano lessons
Write 2 books for my great-nephews
Travel to Wales
Travel to Scotland
Alaskan cruise

Random Reflection:  Update on watching every best picture nominee and winner for the Academy Awards to date.

       I am having such a good time enjoying so many fabulous movies. Tonight I am watching A Farewell to Arms, which was nominated in 1934. It starred Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes.  I had no idea how long Helen Hayes was a star. I remember her in movies like Airport when she was in her sunset years. She was really a beautiful young woman. This picture is set during WWI. A great picture and a love story.

         During the past few weeks I have seen:
                  Grand Hotel (1932)
                  The Champ (1932)
                           This was a great movie – I cried!)
                  Mutiny on the Bounty (1936)
                  The Good Earth (1938)
                           I loved every minute of this movie. I remember                                       reading the book in High School, but this made it                                     so real!
                  Ninotchka (1940)
                           I never thought much of Marlena Diedrich, but she                                   was wonderful and funny in this flick!
                  Of Mice and Men (1940)
                  Kings Row (1943)
                  The Magnificent Ambersons (1943)
                  The Pride of the Yankees (1943)
                           Great movie about Lou Gerig’s disease
                  Casablanca (1944)
                  Gaslight (1945)
                  A Letter to Three Wives (1950)
                           Didn’t like this one at all
                  A Streetcar Named Desire (1952)
                  Roman Holiday (1954)
                           A fabulous movie!
                  Witness for the Prosecution (1958)
                  The Defiant Ones (1959)
                           Great movie dealing with racism
                  Ben-Hur (1960)
                           Lord help me this was a long, great
                  The Nun’s Story (1960)
                           One of my top favorites!!!
                  The Apartment (1961)
                           I was shocked that this movie was shown in 1961.                                     Men using a guy’s apartment as a “love nest.”                                         Seemed like something we would see now, but not                                   in 1961.
                  Lawrence of Arabia (1963)
                  How the West was Won (1964)
                           I love history and this movie
                  Dog Day Afternoon (1976)
                  Ghandi (1983)
                           Another of my all time favorites. I never knew all                                     about his life – a truly amazing man
                  Broadcast News (1988)
                  Fargo (1997)
                  Seabiscuit (2004)
                           I love any horse movie, and this one was                                               wonderful. Thank you Susan for lending it to me.                                    I loved every minute.
                  Inglourious Basterds (2010)
                           Wow is all I can say. I thought it was just going to                                     be a “war movie.”  It was fantastic!
                  The Grand Budapest Hotel (2015)
                           A strange movie!

       A big thank you to Turner Classic Movies (TCM). I just hunt each week for any movie on my list and put it in the que (is the how you spell Q?). I love that I am watching so many over the entire list since 1927 to today.  Yee Ha this is so much fun and entertaining.

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