Keeping Himself to Himself, That One

far and awaay

For all the poor reviews that the movie Far and Away received, there are a couple of scenes that totally entertain me and that I use in great frequency in my own life.  Here is the primary one of those.

Men from the pub, as Joseph enters:
Down from the north, are you?

Or perhaps the East?

West of here, maybe?


Joseph Donnelly: I prefer to keep my business

to myself, if you please.

Men: Very wise.
Mr Christie enters:  What places you

in this small chapter of the world?

Men: He's keeping himself to himself,

that one.

There is a fine art to keeping oneself to oneself; it can come in  handy on multiple occasions.  Slainte, Lisa


Tricking Myself


It’s raining.  It’s Monday.  Hmmm….I could post “Rainy Days & Mondays” by the Carpenters, but that wouldn’t help a bit.  🙂  So I think a little tricking of myself is in order to flip this mood around.  I hereby publish:

The Five Official Reasons to Love a Rainy Day:

1.  The rain makes everything greener, and I love green for sure.

2.  The rain makes me very tired chilled out, which makes for a relaxing day.  And I like relaxing for sure.

3.  The rain sounds cool on my tin roof, and I like cool sounds for sure.

4.  Gene Kelly looks super happy “Singing in the Rain”, and I like watching that for sure.  genekelly

5. ?

Oh, well, I guess it’s now The Four Official Reasons to Love a Rainy Day.   And four out of five ain’t bad.  Slainte, Lisa

They’re On To Something

True confession time: when my son was small, we were a Barney, yes the big purple dinosaur, kind of household for a time.  As the amazingly agile and light-footed dinosaur would sing and dance his way through thirty minutes of Barney-world scenarios, things seemed lighter, happier, not so serious.

As an admitted music junkie and an amazingly avid dance fan (for someone who can’t dance 🙂 ), I think Barney’s on to something.  I feel the same way when I watch The Muppet Movie and see everyone singing and dancing through the town, “Life’s a Happy Song.”  Before I know it, I’m singing along and bopping my head like nobody’s business.  I watch “Riverdance” and “Lord of the Dance” and related hard-shoe fantasticness and any sense of doom and gloom I might have felt prior lifts right away.

So to begin your weekend off right, and to put a spring in your step and a song in your heart….here’s your jumpstart.  Slainte, Lisa

P.S.  If you start singing Barney or Kermit songs today, hold your head high and sing loud!  😉