Good morning, kittens and dawgs! How was your weekend? I can’t believe it’s Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer. In honor of our fallen heroes and their families, this song is for you.
Thank you for giving your all for this country and may God bless those you left behind! ?
XmasDolly (Marie) is still sick as a dog and weak as a kitten after her bout with pneumonia but her dance partners Stacy, Colette, and I will do our best to hold things down. Hopefully, we can keep everyone off table tops and shirts on with no calls to police for disturbing the peace. Buckle up and enjoy the ride, this week’s theme is “SONGS ABOUT CARS/RIDING”!
I’d like to know, where is this year going? It’s driving past us like a Fast Car, that’s what’s happening!
I’m continuing my relaxed blogging schedule, mostly breaking but not totally breaking away completely. I hope you’ll come back on Thursday for Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow “Battle of the Bands” Showdown!
Yesterday, Roger Moore age 89 passed away in Switzerland after a short fight with cancer. Today, I honor the man who took 007’s character to a lighter, funnier side compared to his predecessor by sharing theme mewsic from his James Bond flicks.
His first three Bond movies – Live and Let Die (1973), The Man With the Golden Gun (1974), and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) I didn’t see when they released in theaters (we owe the entire Bond Collection now). It was after DH and I got married before I watched any of these and I can’t swear to it if I saw them at the movies or caught them on TV. It doesn’t really matter because these iconic films are a part of my favorite all-time action movies.
Roger Moore will always be The Spy Who Loved Me. I often sing the theme mewsic to DH.
Nobody does it better Makes me feel sad for the rest Nobody does it half as good as you Baby, you’re the best
Moonraker (1979) is the first James Bond movie to release the year we got married, so I definitely recall seeing this film at the theater. It was awesome to see on the big screen.
You gotta admire the producers and directors in the early years for incorporating all the hot babes in the opening sequences setting the viewers up for more of that James Bond playboy charm and I fondly recall For Your Eyes Only (1981) and perhaps my all-time favorite Moore Bond film. We saw it at least three times in the theaters and bought Sheena Easton’s US hot ranking (#4) song!
Throughout Roger Moore’s reign as James Bond, there was more comic relief than others past or present movies that I recall. Maybe I’m remembering wrong but I could be right on this. In the 1983 film Octopussy there are a few unforgettable movie quotes that left the audience laughing out loud or snickering sheepishly.
James Bond (Moore): [Q’s mechanized version of the “Indian Rope Trick” malfunctions] Having problems keeping it up, Q?
Q (Desmond Llewelyn): Experimental model!
James Bond (Moore): [looking at the tattoo on Magda’s back] Forgive my curiosity, but, what is that?
Magda (Kristina Wayborn): That’s my little octopussy.
A View to a Kill (1985) was Roger Moore’s last film as James Bond. I read it was his least favorite of his Bond movies and I’d have to agree but it was good nonetheless. I found this bit of trivia interesting from IBDb.
Roger Moore said that he decided to end his run as James Bond when he realized that Tanya Roberts‘s mother was younger than he was. However, Albert R. Broccoli said he wanted a younger actor for the next film The Living Daylights (1987) and would not have kept Moore as Bond anyway. Broccoli felt that retaining Moore, who was 57, for this film had been a mistake. Contrary to what some sources have said, Moore was never offered another Bond film after this one.
According to IMDB, Moore’s Bond never actually uttered the line shaken, not stirred when ordering a martini in any of his 007 movies. He also never drove the spy’s famed Aston Martin.
The news of Roger Moore’s passing was bittersweet. I was sad that he died but thankful for having known him on the big screen as James Bond. His good-looks and classy sophistication captured the hearts of women around the world. I was not offended by his Bond character’s playboy antics. I saw a man who loved women with a certain tenderness. Maybe that was Moore’s personality shining through but he gave me the sense that his sexual escapades were more than just a one night stand if his bed buddy didn’t wind up getting killed or his duties to Queen and country didn’t take precedent. Through his acting career, Roger Moore became a person I felt like I would want to meet someday because his goodness radiated through his eyes and smile. Unfortunately, I won’t get that chance in this lifetime. Perhaps in the afterlife, I will.
Our prayers and thoughts are with the Moore family. May God’s loving presence give you comfort and strength in the coming days as you adjust to facing life without your husband, father, grandfather, and friend. God bless!
Good morning, Kittens & Dawgs! Contrary to what you might be thinking, I’m really taking a blogging break for the next couple of weeks. I just have a strange way of doing it. I’m just committed to co-hosting the best dance party in Blogosphere with the 4M gals. This week, we’re dancing “freebie style” which means anything goes mewsic wise that is! Reel in your wild side folks. This is a family friendly site. 😉
I came across this morning picks last month which I saved just for this occasion and I hope you enjoy them, too.
It just dawned on me that both artists begin with the letter “P” but I didn’t find these mewsicians while doing the A to Z Challenge because of this reason or at least I don’t think so. I guess it’s possible I could have but I do remember looking for songs for the alpha-prompt “W” when I came across “Watercolour”. The thing is I didn’t use any mewsic in either of those posts.
This was a run away 11-3 victory for Suzy Quatro including my vote for Leather Tuscadero. Yeah, that’s a name from those good ole “Happy Days” which I totally forgot about until John reminded me. Thanks to everyone for making this a fun battle showdown and I’ll see you for June 1st #BoTB!
Thank you for including me in your Monday, kittens & dawgs! I invite you to hit the dance floor with the M4 gang XmasDolly, Stacy, Colette, and little ole me! This week’s theme “freebie style” – your choice of mewsic!
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Hello, Kittens and Dawgs, I’m still taking a break but I’m interrupting my down time to present the Mystery Blogger Award to a few of my fellow bloggers and while I’m here I decided to share a morning slice of moon take on chilly February morning. I displayed another photo taken the same day with my SWF fans.
Passed to me last month after the A to Z Challenge with the honor to receive the Mystery Blogger Award which I will now share with you the general guidelines for accepting this award.
Rule 1: Put the award logo/image on your blog. ✓
Rule 2: List the rules.✓
Rule 3: Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog. ✓
I’d like to a very special thanks to Janet Miles for nominating me. You’re a peach! Now, insist you go visit her at Janet’s Smiles. 😀
Rule 4: Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.✓
This step sounds like a cool way to get extra traffic to your blog but any who I’ll play along. 😉 The mastermind behind this nifty little award is a young kitten, Okoto Enigma’s Blog who obviously is pretty smart to come up with this ingenious idea.
Rule 5: Tell your readers three things about yourself. ✓
The first thing you may not know about me is I bleed easily. If I get a paper cut, you’d swear I lost a finger or somethin’
Secondly, I’m beautiful! tossing hair in the wind. Wait, my hair is too short! Okay…you got me I’m beautiful on the inside (aren’t we all?) and as you guessed I’m a bit nuts. I have a little white jacket to prove it, too. 😀
Third, I don’t know if you want to know this or not but I shave my legs every day. I can’t stand having the prickles. The good thing is keeping said routine causes the hair growth to slow down due to over shaving and if I miss a day my legs are still pretty smooth.
Rule 8: Ask your nominee any five questions of your choice, one weird or funny question.
Where’s the strangest place you been?
Do you have any naval fuzz or toe jam?
Based on your pant size, what’s your IQ? (Intelligence Guide: 0 or smaller = “dumb blonde who cares if you’re a brunette”, 2-4 = “I don’t understand the question” 6-8 = “Getting by” 1 0-12 = “Smarty Pants” 14 -up = “Extraterrestrial” or no answer = “I’m either too embarrassed to announce to the world how little I know or I’m far too modest to boast how smart I am”?
What’s the dumbest thing you ever did?
What’s the smartest thing you’ve done?
My answers to Janet’s questions.
Who is your favorite author?Me. No, really I’m not into literature so I don’t have a favorite author. My reading is strictly blogs and other internet sources.
How long have you been blogging?This June will make seven years. Can you believe it, seven years? WOW, where does the time go?
Have you ever been nominated for a major award?Yeah, I’ve gotten a few of these blog awards over the years. It’s kinda cool to get them just as long as I don’t get too many of the at once because meeting the requirements can be time-consuming.
If you could play a musical instrument what would it be?I took piano for a short while when I was a kid but dropped it. My heart just wasn’t into it but now I’d love to know how to play, so I’d have to say a piano.
Who is Carmen Sandiego and why should I care where in the world he is?Isn’t he a spy or something? I’m with you, why should I care who this is? If you find a reason to care then how about sharing it with me and maybe I’ll feel the same.
Extra credit question, did I make you smile today?Absolutely! Anytime a blog friend does something nice for me makes me smile. 😀
Good morning, kittens & dawgs! Thank you for joining me on the dance floor with “60s Rock Songs” requested by today’s Spotlight Dancer, Mike Golch. My first song selection was written by Gerry Coffin and Carole King and recorded by an all-girl band who took this single to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 list in 1961 (the year I was born) from the “Tonight’s the Night” album, The Shirelles!
In keeping with my birth year, the next song to top the Billboard Hot 100 charts is a cover by the doo-wop band, The Marcels.
My last “60s Rock Song” from 1961 to soar to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 list is one of my favorites has an interesting history but I’ll save that for another time is, The Lion Sleeps Tonight.
I’m on a blog hiatus for the most part for the next couple of weeks but I’m committed to XmasDolly, Stacy, and Colette with co-hosting the best party dance party on the blockosphere.
While I have the old turntable spinning, let’s keep those feet happy with today’s #BoTB cover song!
Mike’s last week 4M playlist inspired this showdown. This 60s rock song topped the leader board in the USA (1964) and became the first hit for this British band, Dave Clark Five!
(reference only – not included)
This is gonna be a battle of the sexes. Female lead singer Vs Male lead singer, both new-to-me cover bands a bit edgier and heavier than I normally listen to but enjoyed.
Contender # 1 Suzi Quatro
Contender #2 TT Quick
Ok, here’s the drill. Voting is open to everyone visiting. There is NO wrong vote, except if you DON’T vote. You can start by telling me in comments which artist you like best and why (optional).
Which artist gets your vote – Suzi Quatro or TT Quick?
The fun continues with more epic battles underway and I invite you to visit the official manager of BoTB, Stephen for the update list of players and be sure to check back next week to learn the outcome of this battle.
Hello, Kitten & Dawgs, I’m keeping things fairly short today but if you’re interested in seeing my watercolor Iris Mother’s Day card I did for my mother then check out Cathy Chats segment from yesterday. 😉
I created this fantasy photo-art after snapping a short of twin mushrooms growing in our yard. Using Obsidian brushes I added the pixie and glitter effects plus I used a free bokeh texture (unfortunately the site I borrowed it from is no longer working) as an overlay.
The rest of the week and maybe the next two, I’m talking it easy to regroup after the April A to Z Challenge. Not to worry, if you leave your footprints here on my site, I will follow them back to you. I’ll see you soon!
Good morning, kittens & dawgs! This week I’m sitting things out for the most part in Blogosphere. I need a little regroup time after last month’s exhausting but fun and rewarding challenge. You’re invited to read my A2Z Reflections post.
Yesterday I was swamped with catch up and I had an appointment with ENT doc. We’re going to give the nasal spray another month before resorting to surgery. This means my hearing continues to be limited and it’s a total annoyance but if this inconvenience prevents the need for a hearing tube then hooray!
During the April A to Z challenge, my flame for drawing grew. When I sketched my Iris picture, I knew I wanted to use it as a Mother’s Day watercolor design for my mom. I ordered Strathmore watercolor paper from Amazon after finding out regular cardstock (with mom’s bday card) buckles badly when using watercolors.
After I sketched my image, I used a Micron #02 pen to outline then erased pencil marks before applying Kimberly watercolor pencils and a dab of water. The watercolor paper worked beautifully as expected with no buckling. I’m a happy girl! The cool thing is this paper is manufactured in the USA (see upper right corner). Here’s a close up of my card.
I liked how the design turned out and decided to use it for DD#2’s upcoming birthday this Sunday. Yeah, her bday falls on Mother’s Day this year. Isn’t that neat?
Now moving on to a bit of mewsic!
I can’t recall how I stumbled upon this morning’s featured mewsician but that doesn’t matter. Susan Wong is truly a “China Doll” born in Hong Kong. She spent several years in the land down under as a child with her family but after graduation, she moved back to Hong Kong. Her genre is classed as easy-listening with smooth jazzy vibes and if you’re like me then you’re going to enjoy her sound.
Last week while catching up with missed A to Z posts, I was visiting Toni from Wandering and Wondering who was playing along with Airing My Laundry (click button) in “Hey, It’s Okay!”
This is what the hostess says… I got this idea from Glamour magazine. You can link up any day of the week. All you have to do is make a list of what you’re okay with. Simple! Please do not link up a post that has nothing to do with “Hey, It’s Okay”. It’s rude.
Hey, it’s okay if DH chooses to indulge me how every he wishes on Mother’s Day weekend. It doesn’t have to be anything grand because love shines through and there’s no amount of money that can buy that. ?
Let me finish my chat session by joining Les from Ink Interrupted for Tuesday Coffee Chat this with this morning’s prompt: It’s my birthday and Mother’s Day soon… what should I do?
Contrary to the way some mothers feel, Les, I think Mother’s Day is best spent with the children. I’m sure you’re like me on this score, too. Enlist left brain to take you and the kids out for a picnic lunch in a beautiful park where you can watch them play while photographing those magical moments as a family or snapping the occasional picture of a beautiful flower or friendly critter or whatever strikes your fancy. Indulge yourself with something sweet like a scoop or two of ice cream. That’s the way I would go but choose something that’s special to you. After being out all day, get some take out to take home to spend a leisurely evening with the family. Oh but wait, it’s your birthday, too! Start dropping hints (a good way to drop hints is to send him today’s post URL from my site or others playing along) now for left brown to help the kids bake a cake for you and offer suggestions for gifts of pens, a writing journal, color pencils, or your favorite ground coffee or tea. The possibilities are endless. I’m sure your family already has plans for you and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it was along these lines. Happy Birthday and Mother’s Day to you, dearie! ?
That’s a wrap for this morning. I’m hopping over to Stacy’s for Random Tuesday Thoughts and you’re welcome to join me if you want. The rest of the week and maybe the next two, I’m talking it easy to regroup after the April A to Z Challenge. Not to worry, if you leave your footprints here on my site, I will follow them back to you. I’ll see you soon!
I hope you’ll hop & link up tomorrow for not-so Wordless Wednesday.