Tuesday 4: Questions

Welcome to Tuesday 4 in honor of Toni Taddeo. Thank you Annie for these questions.

1. Do you have a favorite movie to recommend? There are many films I enjoy. For American made Drama, one of the finest, most profound movies ever made is The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946). Another good drama that’s an interesting study in human nature is Lifeboat (1944) by Alfred Hitchcock. For Comedy, I enjoy The Cheap Detective (1978). It helps if one enjoys old Humphrey Bogart movies for this one, which I do because this film is a parody of those and other old detective stories. More good clean comedies are: Radioland Murders (1994), What’s Up Doc (1972), and Young Frankenstein (1974). I like Musicals too. I think my favorite is Music Man (1962). But there’s also, My Fair Lady (1964). They are always an enjoyable watch. Then there’s the old Sci-Fi/Horror films that can be cheesy fun. Every Saturday between chores I’ll give one a watch. One of my old-time fav’s is Gargoyles (1972). That one scared me and my then boyfriend good! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Wasn’t funny then but we laughed about how silly we had been later. ๐Ÿ˜…
And then there’s Westerns … I could go on and on about my favorite films and I haven’t even touched on the massive British options with all these genres. There are so many that are in my DVD collection that I never tire of watching. It would take all afternoon to list them all. I’ll spare y’all that. ๐Ÿ˜‰

2. Do you have a schedule for your day or do you wing it? Sometimes I schedule. Most of the time I wing it, or, more like wing and prayer it. ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐Ÿ˜€

3. What are you eating/cooking lately? All keto baby. All the way. (No refined sugar or flour, low carbs, high in protein, intermittent fasting.) I don’t ever want to being overweight with heart palpations, blood sugar spikes or mysterious aches and pains again. Things aren’t perfect but it’s certainly better than spending all my days in doctors offices loaded down with their prescription poison. No thanks! It’s such an easy way to eat. We eat so good now and the food tastes wonderful now that I’m not a sugar addict anymore. Plus, I figured we’re also saving hundreds of dollars on the food bill, medicines and medical procedures. Our expenses are way down. Steve has already given up two of his medicines (under a doctors care). He’s doing great too. I’m so proud of him.

4.  Do you surf on your computer? Tell us about it, won’t you? You mean like spend hours aimlessly wandering around on the ‘net? No. Haven’t done that since the internet was new and we all had dial-up. I do spend a couple of hours a week working on our family genealogies, reading other blogs or reading some posts on FaceBook. I’ve been trying to stay away from news and politics almost entirely. I use the internet for all our streaming of old movies and TV shows on YouTube. Then there is a FaceBook video feature where I like watching the home improvement, furniture renovations, gardening tips, and keto cooking video’s that are posted there. I get all kinds of cool ideas for from them, much to my husband’s chagrin, I’m sure.

Thanks for joining in. I will try to visit other blogs now that life has calmed down a bit here. I always thought being retired we would have more time. Not so! Seems like I’m busier than ever. ๐Ÿ’ซ I may have to get a job just so I can relax. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I hope your day is blessed.

Tuesday 4: So Tell Me

Thank you Annie for keeping this going!

Let’s talk about you …

1. Music. What kind of music do you enjoy? I’m fairly eclectic in that regards. My tastes run to Classical but not Opera. Can’t take all that caterwaulin’, which is funny ’cause in two of my favorite British series, Inspector Morse and Endeavor, that’s his favorite music. I also like some of the 1970s “soft rock” by the groups Bread, The Monkees, and others. And I’m also been known to listen to the crooners like Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Perry Como, etc. Are you musical? Once Upon A Time I could sing fairly well. I was classified as a Second Alto in Concert Choir. I had range, tone, and pitch, according to our teacher in High School. I loved singing in public. Not the least bit shy about public performances. But after some much needed neck surgery in 2009, I lost all that range and pitch. I’m sure I sound like someone dragging a rake across concrete now. My hearing is failing too from shooting, hunting, motorcycling, SCUBA diving, and more or it’s all part of aging process.

2. Travel. Where have we been? Pretty much all over America (except the Left coast), and a teeny tiny part of Canada around Niagara Falls and Ciudad Juรกrez, Mexico on a tour bus. What’s your favorite destination(s)? The Texas Hill Country and western South Carolina. I could totally live in SC. Such a great State with scenic roads, pristine woods, historical stops, lovely Southern architecture, good food, low gas prices, and the natives are friendly. ๐Ÿ˜‰ We looked into moving to somewhere around Gaffney awhile back but decided to hunker down where we are for now.

3. Occupations. Did you end up working at what you wanted to be? I had no aspirations or goals growing up except to get that diploma, graduate High School ๐ŸŽ“ and get out of what was then my current situation. My adopted father was not a nice guy. And my second step-mother, God love her, was diagnosed as being manic-depressive. My nerves were shot by the time I was 18. It ruined my reproductive health which was a contributing factor in preventing me from having children. Jesus ๐Ÿ˜ has since healed the hurt but the physical damage was already done. In rapid secession I had been handed that sheepskin, I was kicked out of the house, and since I had no confidence in my abilities to survive as a single adult, I married too young. Subsequently, I slid into Bookkeeping and Secretarial work purely by chance. Despite all the twists, turns and out-right crashes, I feel that God has blessed me beyond measure. He is a God of 2nd chances. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I enjoyed all my jobs. There are no regrets, but ... Do you wish you’d done something else, if so, what? etc. Later in life, after I got my head screwed on better, I think I would have enjoyed being a motorcycle mechanic. I like fixing things. Or perhaps be a pilot. I love flying, especially in helicopters.

4. How do you keep from being bored? Bored? Moi? There’s too much to do and too many people to annoy. ๐Ÿ˜œ I enjoy the life God has granted me. Very seldom do I endure boredom. I guess growing up an only child I know how to entertain myself. Anywho, if I do find myself with “nothing to do”, I work on our genealogies, blog, read a good book, clean or work outside when the weather is nice. Owning a house with property there’s always something that needs done.

From Annie: Thank you for joining in each week. You have made this such a wonderful experience and I know Toni, in whose memory we continue, would be pleased as punch.

Now, aren’t you glad you asked or is this a TMI moment? (โŠ™.โŠ™) Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ˜

Tuesday 4: An Evening Out

๐ŸŒน Welcome! ๐ŸŒน Let’s continue with Toni’s Tuesday 4 with questions about going out for an evening. Linking back to Ann. She’s such a dear to keep this active every week. Thanks Ms. Annie! โค

1. Do you enjoy an evening out? It depends on whom I’m with, where I’m going, what the food is and if my health cooperates. When we do go out now, it’s almost always in a way that we can be home by dark for personal reasons. It’s been a while for most people. Not for us. Went back to normal after about a month or so. Everyone is fine. Even though our Governor is no angel, at least he pretends to be a Republican and pro-American most of the time, but that’s another subject. ๐Ÿ˜œ Do you have any plans made? No. I much prefer eating at home. It’s cheaper and the food is superior to anything a restaurant can make. I’m especially blessed to be married to a man that could be a gourmet cook. No lie. However, since we’ve been eating keto, and fasting through the day, we do go out for specialty coffee’s from time to time. There’s a shop in neighboring Wayne County called Cafe Euro in Jesup that has sugar-free Frappe’s to die for. The two new coffee shops in our county are not as good.

Cafe Euro

2. What kind of activities do you enjoy? A movie, a concert, dinner, plays, walks? I’m so boring now but it’s by choice, not necessity. We like to stay home watching our DVD’s of old TV shows or streaming films and events on YouTube. And there’s always work or projects to be done around the our 6 1/2 acres of property. Are you in the habit of going out regularly? Not in the “fun” sense any more, we do make Day Trips occasionally to the Big City or nature observations. We both enjoy digital photography. It’s getting too hot and humid right now for the later though. Our excursions of late are mostly grocery shopping, items we need for projects and errands to the Nursing Home to take my Mother-In-Law her much needed supplies. As long as I’m in the air conditioning I’m golden.

3. Ever had an unusualย or very interesting evening you would like to tell us about or plans that went off the rails? Can’t think of any right off hand. Brain fart. โœ(โ—”โ—กโ—”)

4. When you were dating what kinds of activities did you enjoy? Got time for my list? ๐Ÿ˜ When I was young 100 years ago, I was a blaze of activity. Time and circumstances have changed that, but I’m not complaining. I’m very content in my circumstances. Steve and I first met in April 1978. We were both SCUBA divers and were especially interested in underwater photography. Back then I also danced, sang, did crafting of all types, rode my 1979 Kawasaki KZ650, went bass fishing, traveled all over America, ate out often and worked. A lot. I hardly ever slowed down. Gosh, no wonder we never had any money! (โœฟโ— โ€ฟโ— )

Thanks for joining in this week. Leave a “like” or comment and I’ll make an effort to visit y’all’s blogs! ๐Ÿ˜

Tuesday 4: The Best!

Here is an older Tuesday 4 from Toni. Thank you Annie.

1. ย What was the best thing you have ever bought? It depends on the era in my life, but the most recent good purchase would have to be our new Nissan Frontier SV. It’s impossible to own a car on a country dirt road that is in terrible disrepair. Pickup trucks are the only way to fly. I’m also very pleased with my “new” 2015 Honda NC700X. I just wish it was the blue version and not the black one … ๐Ÿ˜œ

2. ย What was the best book you have ever read? That’s a tough one. I’ve read many books that are excellent. One of my favorite Agatha Christie novels is, “Death Comes As An End“. Not only is it ancient history, it’s also a mystery and a thriller. Win Win!

3. ย What is the best food you’ve ever eaten? I like so many foods. Gosh. I would have to say almost anything fixed by my husband. He is such a fantastic cook, he really could be a gourmet chef. His Baked Whole Chicken is out of the world, melt-in-your-mouth good. So are the Rib Eyes he fixes. Now you’re hungry, right?! You’re welcome. *lol*

4. ย What was the best movie or TV series you’ve ever watched? For me, the best American film made was, “The Best Years Of Our Lives” [1946]. The best British film made was, “Sense And Sensibility” [1995]. There are many, many comedies that are enjoyable too: “What’s Up Doc?“, “Radioland Murders“, “My Favorite Year“, and so forth. Classic comedies all. I never seem to tire of any of these.

Now I’ll pop over to your site and read your answers! Can’t wait! Thanks for stopping by.