Thursday, March 26, 2009
HERE and THERE
While I was preparing to come down to Florida this winter I knew that a few of my close friends would not be joining me this season. In my mind I figured that it would be a quiet few months but at least I won't be in the freezing and snowy north country.
Well, it has turned out to be one of the busiest and happiest winters in a long time. Haven't spent much time at the pool since it's been so cool BUT the few times that I went, I renewed acquaintance with any old Florida friend and met a few new ladies.
When I stop to think about it, I have some friends who love to cook and bake, some don't know what the kitchen is for, some love the movies, some never go, some love to shop, some hate it, some are reader, some not, some could go out to eat every night, some only want to go out once in a blue moon. And, you know what, that's a good thing - variety is the spice of life so if you feel like a movie, you have a movie buddy, if you feel like going out to eat, you have a buddy for that too.
One of my friends is always on the look-out for a fun or unusual activity that doesn't cost much money. She introduced me to Paradise Bank in Boca Raton. She has an account with this most unusual bank that sponsors a complimentary lunch every Wednesdasy for clients and their friends. I'm one of her lucky friends that has enjoyed some delicious lunches.
As a matter of fact, I'll be going to the bank for lunch this coming Wednesday. Once you are out with my friend you can count on doing something interesting after the lunch, we'll be going to a temple nearby that will be offering a program presented by a musical group. Admission is $3.00. The programs are usually enjoyable.
That's just a taste of what she comes up with!!
Now, it's getting to be time for me to pack up and head North. My thoughts now are, I have a big adjustment coming up.
Over the past few years the population in my development back home has changed, so instead of going 75 miles an hour, I'll be going 25 miles an hour. I might like it at first, till I get settled again but then I'll be looking to make waves.
"Seek and ye shall find." I'll try.
Lot's to do before I leave so I just might make one more post before I close shop here.
Bye for now.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Here's a "cool way" to peel a potato!
Dawn Wells, aka Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island, demonstrates a unique way to peel an Idaho potato...without the use of a potato peeler!
Sunday, March 15, 2009
THIS and THAT - MARCH
I've been down here since December and it's finally "pool weather." Today's temp was in the low 80's and, what can I say, it was gorgeous. Perfect day for a dip in the pool, as a matter of fact I went in twice!
Not only do I enjoy the water but that's where you find out about the good places to eat, movie recommendations and if you are looking for a "good doctor" or a "handy man" - the "maven" will tell you.
Last month I wrote about "The Raisin and Gin" remedy for arthritis. Well, I finally bought the raisins and a small bottle of gin. I have them soaking in a bowl right now, it should take a few days before the gin evaporates and them I will start eating nine raisins a day.
In the meantime I have a bottle of gin sitting there doing nothing SO last night I had a gin and tonic with a twist of lemon! I'll have to buy some lime next time I'm in the market.
I'm on Anita Shreve kick - just finished reading "Light on the Snow." Good but not great.
Sunday, March 08, 2009
DISAPPOINTED in "THE GAME"
"Play the Game" just opened in South Florida - before bigger markets such as New York and Los Angeles.
The film has a terrific cast - Andy Griffith, (remember him in Mayberry R.F.D.?, Doris Roberts, Raymond's mother and Liz Sheridan, Seinfeld's mother. So far, so good.
Grandpa Joe (Griffith) is finally seeking companionship years after his wife died. His grandson David (Paul Campbell) instructs grandpa how to "play the game." Tells him where to meet a lady, play hard to get and let them chase you.
David plays that game with Julie (Maria Sokoloff) but his game doesn't work on her.
Grandpa makes out much better then David!
I'm still trying to figure out why I didn't care for either of the young people in their roles. Maybe the idea of "The Game" bothered me. It was all just to cute!
The word "hemorrhoids" was used a number of times, I just didn't think it was funny.
There were a few good moments, a few laughs but all in all not my cup of tea.
There were a few scenes where Grandpa Joe and his grandson David are sitting by a lake on SAND CHAIRS!
Now tell me, what 82 year old senior can not only sit in one of those chairs but, GET OUT OF A SAND CHAIR!! I haven't been able to do that in years!!
I haven't seen any reviews of this movie but I'll be looking forward to reading what "they" have to say.
My opinion: "Andy Griffith should have stayed in Mayberry, R.F.D."