Birthday Wish Comes True

It’s been a Birthday Wish Come True and Still Snowing!

Please Don’t Express Your “Hate” Of Snow, I’ve Been Listening to It All Freaking Day!  I Mean If You Had A Wish That I Didn’t Like, There Would Be No Way In Hell I Would Tell You How Much I Hate It And Go And Ruin Your Happy Dance.

It’s Been My Wish Every Year That There Is Snow, Where I Am, On January 26th …. Day Before and After Don’t Count LOL   It Happens Very Very Very Rarely, So You Bet Your ‘Arse’ I Do A Happy Dance.  Last Time Was 4 Years Ago and Yup It Was A Blizzard!  Y’all Do Know They Call Me Suzie Snowflake!!

A Blizzard OH My, All The ‘Haters’ Our There Screaming …… Me I Say, I Got My Wish And Y’all Get A Day Off!

Here’s More Magic Of The Day ….. The Temperature This Morning Was 26 and This Is My 26th Post!

I’m Going To Pass Along My Birthday Wish For All Of You And It’s This ~ May You Always Be Safe And Warm, May You Always Be Surrounded By Those You Love, May You Enjoy Unlimited Happiness And Success And May You Always Have Good Health xoxo

Here’s One Of My Favorite Guys, Dean Martin, Singing Let It Snow!

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Beginnings, Where Do We Start?

I’ve been thinking about the past lately and suddenly this word just stuck in my head, Beginning.  Did that word pop in because I’m thinking to much of what to write here, do I need a topic and where should I begin?  Perhaps, it’s on my mind because there is a lot I want to say and tell you about but where do I begin? Hmmmm I think I’ll begin at the beginning and see where it takes me.  Now I should note that if I was doing my singing show in SL, I’d be telling you all that Begin is our word of the day and y’all are supposed to Drink when I ‘say’ it LMAO  coffee, water, soda, tea, something stronger, whatever floats your cup hehehe

I Suzanne, officially began (my how that rhymed) on a very cold Tuesday, January 26, 1971.  This beginning has a lovely story to it, that’s a favorite of mine to tell so why not share it with all of you too too

The winter was especially cold and many people spent most of their time indoors.  Apparently this made mom a bit apprehensive that they wouldn’t know she had the baby (me).  I’ll say it was my smartass sense to begin with, or you could call on the angels or spirits or god or whatever you please that played with the weather that Tuesday.

An ice storm hit and dad was off working so how will Mom get to the hospital?  Why by ambulance of course, parked the driveway, lights flashing and they bring mom out.  Mom is trying to tell them please don’t make a fuss but too late the neighbors are all outside to take a peek.  My oldest brother, Steve, makes the greatest statement of that day ……… “Look mommy, everyone knows!”

I am the 4th child to Greg and Nancy and the lil sister to Steve, John and Kevin and this is just the first in my stories of ~*~ Beginnings ~*~ xo

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Remakes, Really ?

So I wake up and like everyone else (come on admit it) I turned to my phone to check the time, email status and click Facebook. LOL  To what do my wandering eyes do I see but a message from 95.5 WPLJ

Ugh! A Disney Channel “Adventures In Babysitting” remake is in the works with “Girl Meets World” star Sabrina Carpenter. No thanks.10922710_10153012520172235_215365200502034006_n

My initial response, “why oh why can’t they leave things alone!”  I mean seriously certain movies become classics because of the the way they were made, the actors that made the parts their own and so much more.  Not everything needs to be updated or made “right” for a specific reason that someone feels we need to make it for ‘us.’

A response on my Facebook page was that there’s money in remakes for Hollywood.  Yup that’s true Hollywood is about the dollar and not quality…. it always has been LOL  Let’s look at an example of a reboot/remake in Footloose in 2011~~ They made @ $38 million

Release date
(United States)
Budget[2] Box office revenue[2]
United States/Canada Other markets Worldwide
October 14, 2011 $24,000,000 $51,162,383 $10,898,547 $62,060,930

The original Footloose …… made @ $71 million and still counting

Domestic Total Gross: $80,035,402
Distributor: Paramount Release Date: February 17, 1984
Genre: Music Drama Runtime: 1 hrs. 47 min.
MPAA Rating: PG Production Budget: $8.2 million

Should I compare the music ?  LOL I think you can guess

There’s been a bunch of movie remakes, Steel Magnolias for Lifetime TV here’s a review

Eight Ways Lifetime’s Steel MagnoliasDidn’t Live Up to the Original

By   ~ Lifetime’s TV-movie remake of the beloved 1989 film Steel Magnolias had the same unnecessary-bordering-on-sacrilegious quality as ABC’s 1998 remake of Rear Window starring Christopher Reeve. Did I enjoy it? Yes, sometimes I did. That said, I watch Smash. I can quote things that Honey Boo Boo’s mother has said.  But even though it was campy garbage, the Magnolias remake sadly added up to no more than the sum of its parts, which were treacly cogs clumsily manipulated into the length of a TV movie with all of the usual Lifetime fixins strewn at commercial-break-appropriate intervals. But this is a generality, I realize.

http://www.vulture.com/2012/10/lifetime-steel-magnolias-vs-the-original.html

I will admit that I didn’t even bother to watch this remake, the original was very moving to me especially given my medical history and my affinity to the color pink LOL

The most recent released remake is of course Annie with Jamie Foxx.  Where should I start, what should I say about this?  First and foremost I hope y’all realize that the movie was made based on a cartoon character, Little Orphan Annie from 1924 by Harold Gray.  The comic strip became a radio show in the 1930’s and the movie most remember is from 1982.

From the Library of Congress ~ Little Orphan Annie debuted on August 5, 1924 in but a single newspaper. Over the next 44 years. Annie became a cultural icon — in both her red-headed, blank-eyed appearance, and as the embodiment of American individuality, spunk, and self-reliance. Even those who’s never read the comic strip are keenly aware of the plucky orphan, her loveable mutt Sandy, and her adoptive benefactor Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks — through the Broadway play, the hit movie, and the song “Tomorrow” made famous by both.

I know it seems like I’m picking on things perhaps, but come on you take Little Orphan Annie and completely change everything.  They’ve taken her out of the orphanage and put her in foster care with a mean mother.  No Daddy Warbucks, you change his name and you put her in a political campaign.  So many differences and yet they want to call it Annie.

I mean if you want to go there, if you want to reboot this type of iconic movie to make it for the ‘new age,’ then why not change the name and say in the sub-line, based on Little Orphan Annie.  It’s just bad, really BAD and the critics are agreeing with this.

I’m not a hater, I just think that Hollywood needs to step away from remakes and reboots!  Can you imagine remaking, Lawrence of Arabia …. oh yeah that guy from Twilight is going to go there … sheesh

Ok maybe I am, a hater of Remakes LOL

I just think certain movies are classics and should be left that way, sit down with the kids and watch the movie the way it was meant to be filmed and watched.  Extra explosives and technology doesn’t mean it’s going to be better.  I look forward to NOT seeing the new Adventures in Babysitting.

This is my longest post and I’ve so much more on my mind about it …… but I’ll save it for another time LOL

Leaving you tonight with this ……  Aileen Quinn in musical “Annie” (1982), singing legendary “Tomorrow” as little orphan Annie

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Cutting The Cord Is Great

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Before the idea of cutting the cord on cable TV became the fashion I had already kicked it to the curb!  I mean really, have you seen what they call a TV show now.  Hello to Reality that’s not close to reality.  If you want to meet a real housewife let me introduce you to my Mom and many other of the wonderful women I know.

Yeah good for laughs, Duck Dynasty or Chrisley Knows Best and of course there is the News, just depends on what spin you want LOL  I just spent these past 8 weeks at my parents that consisted a lot of click click click click of changing the channels to see if there is anything on.  Also the click click click because who wants to watch commercials.  I did a lot of laughing at that, and would make the sound out loud.  The only show that we watched that was good was Jeopardy and for fun Wheel of Fortune.  By the way do you know how many times you can watch Family Feud or Deal or No Deal reruns?

It was so much fun being there and the TV experience was part of the laughs, I tried to show them how to use the smart TV but sometimes they (the TV peeps) make it difficult and how many remotes do we need to have 😦

Home now and happy to be back to no “cord” and they are making this easier to cancel the cable for everyone.  TNT is now able to watch live, HBO is opening up, ABC and all the stations you can watch on ‘demand’ on your computer.

Of course you’ve got Hulu and Netflix which is my favorite right now and the reason I’m writing on this tonight.  I’m a fan of old shows that were fun to watch some of my favorites, Numbers, Cheers, Leverage and CSI: NY.  They keep adding episodes of White Collar and Criminal Minds.  Oh There’s the girls ……. The Gilmore Girls!!!

Tonight I switched on and started to watch Friends, now for some reason I really didn’t watch it when first came out.  Oh I’d watch it now and then but I wasn’t a regular fan.  Since I’ve not stopped laughing tonight I can’t remember why I wasn’t a fan, I don’t know how they kept straight faces during filming.  NO smelly cat yet ….. I’m anxiously awaiting that LOL

Cutting the cord is a good thing for me because it doesn’t just save money but also saves my sanity! Embrace the ‘scissors’ xox

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