I was surfing again, for interesting blogs on reading and came across Whats the Rumpus and loved it! As I scrolled down the blog I pondered on a post that I totally loved, it discussed one of my favorite movies with Bruce Willis in his Die Hard movies. Eric Lichtenfeld writes a "critique" article on the Die Harddoes a really cleaver and amusing riff on the "greatest one-liner in movie history." I've always been one to not condone the 4-letter word usage in any one's presence, but in this movie it is definitely a great one-liner masterpeice making the movie more memorable!
Willis' new movie this year Live and Let Die Hard and to know more and don't mind being told most of the plot then be sure to read the synopsis .
Then there is the thought about the names young couples are using to name their kids these days??? I mean what is it to name a child "Pepsi" anyways? I thought that was a drink? I also have met a women named America.... that is a place where we live...although it would probably be an honor to be named after such a great country, I still feel it is a bit much....Don't parents know that kids go to school and have to live with these names all their lives? And look at what the celebrities are naming their children??? Take a quiz and see if you are not as amazed as I was.....
I know this does not have a lot to do with books but these are some interesting and mind boggling facts of life.....
But really people here are some things that put a smile on my face and make me glad I live here in the USA:
- I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy"Lida Rose, I'm home again, Rose."
- I love this old flick, The Music Man and who wouldn't, but then I'm a sucker for "oldies" Chaucer . . . Rabelais . . . Baaaaaaalzac!"
- One of most favorite tunes was from the movie West Side Story, of course I loved Natilie Wood, but this movie hits you right in the heart even though its a musical [PS: I love musicals too!] "I like the island Manhattan.
- Even though I cannot stand football, this one caught my eye and won my heart. "Rudy! Rudy! Rudy!"
- And lastly who doesn't remember and love this great actor? I mean he is a legend in all times......The Duke. John Ford.
After all of that I did some research on the upcoming Thanksgiving Parade. I found "ASK JOE the DOORMAN's PARADE TIPS" to be really helpful if you are actually going to the parade, but what if your just watching???
Well it starts at 9am, of course that is New York time people so be sure to adjust for your area. And did you realize that Macy's parade is 75 years old! Wow.....for over 75 Years, Macy's has given us a tradition which both celebrates America and marks the official beginning of the Christmas holidays....my favorite time of the year....A few years ago I made a Family Cookbook for my entire family, whew that was a real job, anywho I ended the book with the history of the lighting of the New York City's Rockefeller Christmas tree. It is quite a site and has some interesting facts like the # of lights on the tree and the size of the tree...in 2003 it was 79' high...wowooo...
And if you plan to attend this year, here are some tips..
- When: Wednesday, November 28, 2007, 7PM-9PM
- Where: Rockefeller Center, Rockefeller Plaza, From West 48th Street to West 51st Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
Take the B,D,F,V to Rockefeller Center/47-50th Street station
Take the N,R,W to 49th Street and Seventh Avenue
Take the E to Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street
- More Information: 212-632-3975
First and foremost, leave your car at home