I’ve some things to say –


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I’ve been busier than a one-armed wallpaper hanger the last few weeks – it’s that time of year for me – and no, I don’t do taxes … but it will all calm down at the end of this month. Thank God. And although I love scribbling out my thoughts, ideas and insanity – priorities, you know.

But seriously, I’ve some things to say now … so, grab a drink, sit down and as Bette Davis once said, “Buckle-up, it’s going to be a bit bumpy.”

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I’m ready for Hillary because I was ready in 2008 — and I’ve waited (or will have waited) eight long years to campaign for her once again.  I believe in Hillary and I know she was the right choice in 2008, but people opted for the spotlight of Mr Obama and not experience.  

And what a price we’ve paid for that lack of experience – especially in our foreign policy (this incident in the Ukraine would NOT be happening right now), handling of handouts (you know, that $890 Billion stimulus package), the utter disregard for the middle class (but using the name to stir up support) and this train-wreck of a health care reform (yes, Obamacare SUCKS in its purpose – it has hurt more Americans than it has helped) … Experience, no matter what anyone says, matters in the end.  

Many people think every Democrat voted for Mr Obama; however, that’s just not the case. I, myself, voted for Hillary in 2008 & 2012 (write-in) and in just two short years — I’ll be marking her name as my choice for the next President of the United States.  Madame President has a very nice ring to it — and quite frankly, is long overdue.  And before you misguided wacko’s try to call me a racist — don’t. Because I’m not.  

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And, not ONE word from me … GO SEE IT.

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This one – I  her beyond measure -destroyed her daytime bed (I still can’t even deal with it) Thursday and so she only has a towel for – well, a while. She really is getting better … potty training is at prolly 70% and her teeth – on the top and bottom – betwixt her ‘fangs’ have broken through … This is all a sign that her teething/biting days are now numbered! She definitely keeps the house on alert!! 

All has been quiet on the telly-front … yes, I’m still watching my spring favourites – Once Upon a Time, Reign and Elementary.  I must admit, I’m still bitter over the entirely short seasons of Downton Abbey and Sherlock.  Good tv doesn’t happen often and when one is left wanting more … well, it just pisses me off!

And here we are – many days later and the world has done nothing but place sanctions on Russia.  Granted, the sanctions in place are going to devastate Russia in the near future; however, the Ukraine should not be left alone to fight Russia.  

I’m amazed – and not in a good way – at how the Ukraine’s neighbours have pretty much done nothing to support them in this current crisis.  I know that war isn’t the answer, but sending troops to help Ukraine bolster its defences would be a show of support that would send a clear message to Putin that the region isn’t going to stand for his meddling.  All we can do for now is pray that the Ukraine stands tall and steadfast.

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And then there was Saving Mr Banks. I’d heard the good, the bad and ugly about the movie chronicling Walt Disney’s painstaking 20-year journey to acquire the rights to PL Travers’ story Mary Poppins.  So, I let it drag its way to OnDemand — and rented it.

And to my surprise, I loved it.  Granted, it’s not the fast-paced, energetic, suck-you-into-the-story-from-the-very-first-millisecond movie Disney is known for, but it is truly a glimpse into the world of Walt Disney himself. 

Ms. Travers truly did lead a very sad and heartbreaking childhood in Australia — her father an alcoholic and her mother just trying to keep them afloat through hope and that alone — well, it tugged at the heartstrings.  I think for my take on it — I had to realise that it wasn’t a movie to entertain as much as it was to show the world how Walt Disney continued to handle the adversity (even after his success) right up until the very end.

Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks were brilliant in their roles as P L Travers and Walt Disney respectively.  I’m no movie critic nor would I ever pretend to be one, but if you want to see and understand how Mary Poppins came to be on the big screen – this movie is for you.

So, here we are … that moment in which I’m tired of rambling and have decided that this is the end of this post.  I think it more than makes up for my absence as of late!  As always, here are some of my favourite quotes to tide you over until some inspiration sets itself upon me and pushes me to my keyboard … 

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And that’s that … I hope everyone has a great week!  🙂

Hugs,

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Yes, they’re baackkk!


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So, my life has been insane as of late with ‘work’, Alexa (the 7 lb JRT) and life in general; however, I’m hanging in there … I’ve no other choice but to do so. 😉

I meant to scribble this past weekend; however, I decided to be 110% lazy and do nothing but what I wanted to do. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

One thing I did do is catch up on my TiVO … and I could ramble about all of that, but I’m more inclined to ramble about the return of Bates Motel. Yes, they’re baackkk!

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Yes, having the knowledge of what the ultimate end of this storyline is … well, I’m still drawn into this entire series because it’s bleeding brilliant!  I’ve never been a casting agent for any telly show, but I believe (I can believe it even if you don’t agree!) they did an awesome job casting this series.

The premiere of the second season … it wasn’t a let down and it opened several doors and they’ve taken the rating up a notch and so, you get the little warning at the start up about it might not be suitable for young viewers … good on you A&E for taking the step!

And right out of the gate, we hear something that I love to hear, “YOU’RE A DICK!”  Yes, Norma Bates puts the head of the city council on blast with that one and then has a complete tirade in front of the holier-than-thou’s who seem to have forgotten that weed (and she points that out, too!) funds this entire city. Welcome to reality, people.

So, if you’ve never watched it … I’d say — start with season one and then figure it out for yerself — is it something that peeks yer interest or are you just raising your eyebrows — thinking, “What the hell?!”  At least yer thinking about it … 🙂

In just three days, I’m on holiday.  I will deserve every single day, hour, minute and second of it … I’ve not decided what I’m doing, but I know it’s not going to be anything that requires much thought!

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The US, EU and Commonwealth better stand firmly against Putin and Russia with regard to the Ukraine.  The argument put forth by Putin and Russia – what, you expected some real, well thought out reason?  The minute his puppet is run out of power – the KGB mobster steps into the Ukraine claiming they’re in Crimea protecting Russians.  

So, here’s hoping that the powers that be stand up and send a strong and clear message that Russia and its bullying isn’t something that will be tolerated on any level.

With that – I’m off to enjoy the start of my evening … I’ll be glad when mid-day Friday arrives!  Until then – here’s to a great rest of the week … 

Hugs,

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