RDP: I Like to Rock

Yeah, I’m rockin’ today.  I don’t listen to music at night but when I’m doing the dishes…..  I rock. And since I do my dishes the morning from the day before; I rock early. And burn out early.

I’m 66. I was raised on rock n’ roll. I still love Led Zepplin and Jimi Hendrix.

That’s all. I’ll leave you with another rockin’ Canadian: Bif Naked



SoCS: Critical

Last night I did something I haven’t done for years: paid the $6.99 and watched “A Star is Born”. Sorry to be critical but I did not like it. I did not think Lady Gaga deserves an award for her acting, nor does Bradley Cooper deserve one for directing. It was not an award-winning movie, in my opinion.

I’m no film critic but I am a big fan of movies. Turner Classic Movies is my default channel. I still watch classics I’ve seen before if they are really good.

There are movies galore on Hollywood Suite which is well worth $5 a month. 5 movie channels; one for each decade.

Another thing I’d like to criticize is the award for editing is now going to be given during a commercial; as if it’s not important. It’s majorly important! It makes the movie flow….

Example; A Star is Born had crappy editing…… in my opinion. Scenes cut off awkwardly or too long; ending suddenly then jumping ahead too far.

Spoiler Alert:     (is there anyone who doesn’t know yet?)

Of course it was no surprise ending for me as I’ve seen the Judy Garland/ James Mason version and the Barbra Streisand/ Kris Kristofferson version. This one really made me mad; do it in the garage so she can really be traumatized when she gets home. Oh yeah, he loved her so much…..

I watched it because I love Lady Gaga and really like Bradley Cooper and I thought it would be a modernized version. It wasn’t.

Not a big fan of rom-coms but I did love “Silver Linings Playbook.” with Bradley Cooper. Its realistic.

I often disagree with the number of stars they give movies. For instance; “Walk of Shame” with Elizabeth Banks is only given two stars. I’ve watched it twice, it’s hilarious…. in my opinion.  Then there is “Trainwreck” with Amy Shumer…… they gave it 4 stars. NFW! It sucked….. in my opinion. That over the top drunkenness is not funny.

The action movies get plenty of stars. What they did to King Arthur’s story is a joke. Just another action movie.

Yeah, I’m old and I’m critical!




SoCS: yawn

The first thing that comes to mind is me, yawning.

I yawn so much around 6:00 p.m. when I go to make dinner that my eyes water; one yawn after another.

‘True Detective’ is a bit of a yawn this year. I even have a half an episode left on my PVR. I got mixed up because I’ve also been watching Broadchurch on Netflix . Both stories were about a child being murdered, there was a suspicious priest and a suspicious, strange old lady.  I have to say Broadchurch is better than True Detective. In my opinion.

Anymore of this would make you yawn.



Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “yawn.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the word “yawn,” when you sit down to write your post. Enjoy!


SoCS: poorly

Holy Moly, I had to rush by all the SoCS posts to get to the prompt without being tainted. OK holy is not an adverb.

Really? nope.

Merrily ….. I go about my day.

Actually, I seem to be drawing a blank today.

I confess I looked up adverb in the dictionary. I sort of know what it means but I was hoping it would give me some inspiration. I still only sort of know what it means.

Actually, holy could be an adverb for moly which is garlic. Garlic would keep vampires and bad dudes away if worn around the neck. Funnily enough it kept all dudes away from the wearer. Is it then an adverb? I confess, I don’t know.

I leave this post dejectedly.

Ha! I’m back. I had to headline my post and thought of ‘poorly’ as in; a poorly done post.  That’s what my mom used to say, “Are you feeling poorly?”

That’s opposed to healthy, not wealthy.

I wonder if this lack of inspiration has anything to do with the chocolate cake I made from cannabis butter yesterday. I’ve had this hankering for chocolate cake but I don’t eat eggs so I bought a cake mix, measured out a third so I wouldn’t have to make whole cake, ground up some flax-seed and strained it through a fine strainer.  I used my own cannabis butter in it and also added some to the icing.

It was delicious. I think I fell asleep on the couch around 11:00 and when I woke up James Cordon was ending. Went to bed, slept like the dead and didn’t wake up until 8:45!

Foggily? is that a word?  nope.  I’m ending this post wearily.


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “ends with -ly.” Start your post with any adverb that ends in “-ly.” Bonus points if you end with an adverb too. Have fun!


SoCS: affirm

It’s Saturday stream of consciousness so I can affirm I’m still here. Haven’t been on writing on WordPress too much although I’m still doing a quick look in the morning because there’s always the FOMO aspect. I don’t have it too bad but it’s like the news…. It would be weird to skip a day.

The reason I haven’t been writing here much is because I found an old childhood friend on Facebook and we’ve been writing: I write in the morning and she writes at night. So that’s been taking up my morning writing time and I don’t want to cut into my jigsaw puzzle time in the afternoon.

Sorry to rub in the retirement thing. I don’t think I need to re-affirm how much I love being retired.

I had things to do on the very, very cold days that just happened. Holy Shit! that was cold. We had Gymnasium Game Fun (sounds like a Chinese translation) at Opening Doors. Played some Frisbee, big dice games and those Velcro ball and catcher mitts. Got nice and warm there, then went onto the grocery store. In there I had thermal inversion because of my warmest coat and started sweating. The liner soaked up my sweat. Then out in the cold again and a very uncomfortable drive home. I had to turn the coat inside out to dry it was so wet.

The sun is starting to hit my couch in the afternoon. There is a place between two cedars where I get full sun about 2:00. Then its topping the rest of the trees; soon it will be full on sunbathing on the couch.

But not today. It’s cloudy but that’s OK! Today Wiarton Willie will affirm that spring will come early. So silly. Come to think of it; he should have done it by now; I’ll go look, although I think Puxatony Pete will probably be more accurate for your area.

OK , its Punxsutawney Phil.  sorry. He saw the sun but Wiarton Willie did not! This is about as accurate as the silly predictors I’ve seen for the Super Bowl win.

Supor Bowl today; do I care? no. I do usually wait for half time but I’m not too exited about that this year. Maroon 5. they are OK: too mediocre to dislike. I’ll watch it anyway because its Americana at its finest. or most entertaining anyway. I’d hate to miss it! you know; FOMO.