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BRONXGIRL'S MOTHER, HENRY FONDA'S HIRSUTENESS, ETC.


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Thanks, SueSue! I'm substituting Sargento low-fat Swiss cheese which thankfully is pretty tasty, but it probably would be better with your mango salsa.

 

Yesterday in front of her hair salon, Mom said she saw two giant lizards mating.

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Grazie mille, Sans. I'm working on getting the optimum number on my own through diet and exercise. Luckily my HDL and trigs are normal. But you should have seen me the day before my appointment. I thought for sure he was going to tell me horrifying results of the blood test. Were you able to watch one of our science fiction television shows growing up, The Outer Limits? It was like The Twilight Zone, but with monsters, lol. One memorable episode had a young women who was actually a queen bee (literally) whose hive turns her into a human being. (don't ask me HOW) At some point during the story her body starts to dysfunction, so an attending physician checks her out, only to be startled: "Her fat globules and leukocytes are unlike anything known to medical science. She's the closest thing to a complete mutant I've ever seen!"

 

This is what I thought my doctor was going to tell me.

 

Right now I'm watching WAR OF THE COLOSSAL BEAST.

"The world doesn't quite see a 60 ft. man the way his sister does".

 

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I believe that worry over health issues is most often worse for you than the health issue itself. This is even more true with risk factors which have become medical fads. I believe it is good to have a healthy diet. It is also good to eat caviar-filled blini smothered in sour cream. :)

 

I have read of The Outer Limits in several places. I have not seen any episodes.

 

I am watching Jeeves and Wooster It is based on stories by P. G. Wodehouse. Bertram "Bertie" Wooster is a young upper-class British twit. His Aunt Agatha criticizes his lackadaisical ways and she tells him that she has found him a suitable wife. He objects to her choice.

 

Aunt: She will mold you.

Bertram: I don't want to be molded. I'm not a jelly.

Aunt: That is a matter of opinion.

 

A part of the first episode can be seen at:

 

The scene with his Aunt Agatha begins at: 7:09.

 

Tonight is date night. It is rescheduled because he is having out-patient surgery Tuesday and he is afraid he will not feel up to it that night. I do not know what dinner will be as he has banned me from the kitchen for the afternoon. I can smell rosemary and garlic when I sniff at the door. That means nothing because he has before hung a packet of herbs on the back of the door when he does not want me to know what he is making. He received a Federal Express package yesterday which was packed with cold-paks. He unpacked it and wrapped the thing in a towel and put it in the crisper tray in the refrigerator. He put a padlock on the tray so I can not peek. All I know is that it is lumpy and it is so hard that the only spatula I have which is so skinny that it fits through the gap bends against it and does not seem to press in at all. Why are men so sneaky?

 

I must pick the movie to watch tonight. I am trying to think of one which is silly and sweet which we have not seen many times before.

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Bronxie, just keep "singing in the sunshine," and we'll laugh every day-hay-hey-hey...

 

SansFin, I like Jeeves and Wooster. I thought Stephen Fry (the butler) was also very good in it.

 

Happy Mother's Day, everybody! (I posted a picture of my sweet Mom on Sue Sue II in the Festivals

Forum. She actually made the hat she is wearing in the photo.

 

I'll be posting more Sue Sue blogs soon.

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> {quote:title=SueSueApplegate wrote:}{quote}

> SansFin, I like Jeeves and Wooster. I thought Stephen Fry (the butler) was also very good in it.

 

I love Stephen Fry's performance. He was so very expressive when it was plain that what he was saying is not the same as what he is thinking. It was if the role was written for him.

 

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie were a great duo.

http://youtu.be/LZMmO0mWiw0

 

They also appeared in Blackadder II

http://youtu.be/ws7_vXac17Y

 

I find it surprising that Stephen Fry never made a guest appearance on House

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Mummy and child:

 

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I love Wodehouse! We have great taste, Sans, lol.

 

Hope your hubby's o.k.!

 

I took Mom out for Mother's Day and decided not to worry about my cholesterol, because I had veal parm, a basket of garlic rolls, and ricotta cheesecake for dessert.

 

If you haven't seen LA DOLCE VITA, I recommend it.

 

SON OF GODZILLA is good, too.

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>Bronxie, just keep "singing in the sunshine," and we'll laugh every day-hay-hey-hey...>

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You mean I shouldn't love me any man, lol?

 

Wow, Sue, your mother looks like a movie star.

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> I must pick the movie to watch tonight. I am trying to think of one which is silly and sweet which we have not seen many times before>

Ever see THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT? Barbra, George Segal, and Robert Klein are very amusing. Not exactly a classic movie, but, what the heck. And I wouldn't exactly call the story silly or sweet, though. (sorry) It's an urban comedy with an undercurrent of '70's malaise. But, Felix and Doris make a fun couple, lol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you ever find out what was in that Fed-Ex package?

 

Edited by: Bronxgirl48 on May 13, 2012 11:10 PM

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Thanks for the kind comments about Mom, Bronxie! I always felt like she looked like a movie star, and at times, certainly acted like one!

 

And for linking up the food chain:

Well, veal parmesan, a basket of rolls, and cheesecake...at least you are being sensible about what you eat!

 

And Sans, I hope Mr. Sansfin is doing well! Let us know about the secret Fedex surprise! :)

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An approximation of my Florida faux-Rivera condo:

 

vintage-posters.jpg

 

I can definitely envision your mom in a chic 1940's murder mystery, something like LAURA.

 

Yes, lol, I was eating light today at the Italian

restaurant. You should see me when I really pig out.

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> {quote:title=Bronxgirl48 wrote:}{quote}

> Ever see THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT? Barbra, George Segal, and Robert Klein are very amusing.

 

I recorded it when it was airing because I could not watch it then. I have seen enough bits and pieces of it to know I want to watch it in full when I can.

 

We watched *Caveman* (1981). It is a very silly movie with Jack Gilford, Ringo Starr and some of the cutest dinosaurs ever.

 

> Did you ever find out what was in that Fed-Ex package?

 

He had a cousin of mine send him a jar of home-brined beets and a few crab legs. The borsch he made was wonderful! It was very nearly as good as my own. I knew there was a reason I keep him around! ;)

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> {quote:title=SueSueApplegate wrote:}{quote}

> I hope Mr. Sansfin is doing well! Let us know about the secret Fedex surprise!

 

I thank you for the well wishes on his behalf. He is fine. They are to remove a tiny piece of shrapnel which he has lived with for forty years less a few months. It was thought then that the surgery was a greater risk than leaving it in. There is now a mass forming around it. It is not possible to identify it perfectly as either a cyst or a tumor. Surgical techniques are now such that they can remove it in an out-patient procedure. The incision will be tiny and it will be over in twenty minutes.

 

The worst part is that he will have to be on antibiotics for at least a week so he will not be able to drink! I will make for him banana bread and rum balls as comfort food to help him through it.

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Wow, the clean and modern decor and architecture in this thread makes me wish I were clean and modern enough to live in such a place. I thought I was doing okay when I stopped having a home that looked like a dorm room, but you guys are amazingly well-versed in styles of interior decor.

 

As long as I don't create a home that looks like something the legendary Collier brothers would think of as "homey" I figure I am still alright. Drawing on your vast knowledge of styles in home furnishing, do you have any suggestions about how to display lots of books without creating that cluttered look?

Anxious to fit in but knowing I won't--your obedient fan, Moira

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{quote:title=lzcutter wrote:}{quote}Moira,

> Do you have an Ikea near you? They have great bookcases for us mid-century modern lovers.

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> They also have mail order!

Oh, yeah, Lynn, do I know Ikea!!?

 

I am halfway between two Ikea places and have already purchased their Swedish modern bookcases 8 times (yeah, there are that many books, dvds and assorted tchotkes littering my world). I think it really may be time for one of my Spring purges.

 

This Spring, I finally gave Goodwill my M.C. Hammer and Palazzo pants from the '80s (am I dating myself? But girl, they were really comfortable). Now, if I can just extend that streamling approach to the home.

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> I (snip) have already purchased their Swedish modern bookcases 8 times (yeah, there are that many books, dvds and assorted tchotkes littering my world

 

Not to worry, you are not alone in having more books than book shelves. One reason MrCutter got me a Kindle was to attempt to curtail the number of books I buy.

 

But, I still buy books for him so that strategy has not been as successful as he hoped. But for reading and traveling, nothing beats a Kindle.

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MOIRA -- Had to look up the Collier Bros. Eeeek!

 

I've never bought Ikea but they do seem to have the good basic minimalist stuff you can build upon, should you wish something more ornate in the future, like Yves St. Laurent's apartment, which I'm fascinated by, and actually covet:

 

 

Donatella Versace's abode is also a blast.

 

Thanks for the decorating compliments, but I'm not really talented in that department. I just watch things like, for instance, SUSAN SLEPT HERE and BELL, BOOK, AND CANDLE, which have nifty mid-century modern apartments. Then I add bits and pieces from Rossano Brazzi's ROME ADVENTURE palazzo and of course David Niven's I-want-it-now villa in BONJOUR, TRISTESSE.

 

Edited by: Bronxgirl48 on May 26, 2012 7:24 PM

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I'm strangely drawn to Yves's home. (also used to wear "Rive Gauche" back in the day, lol) His apartment, despite the elegant bric-a-brac, is very clean-lined, and with enough modern art on the walls to drive a Hitchcock policeman permanently insane.

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I'm a fan of that modern bedroom you posted, Sans. Just a vase with sunflowers would complete the look for me, nothing else.

 

You didn't put the crab legs in with the borscht, did you, lol?

 

I'm in the mood for your banana bread and rum balls. It'll go good after my curry chicken. What a good wife you are.

 

Mom and I were discussing the merits of Tyrone Power versus Robert Taylor. She thinks Bob is more "manly", with Ty the "serious" type. I pressed her further, but she couldn't explain.

 

I'm in love with John Ireland as Cherry Valance. Don't ask me why.

 

Edited by: Bronxgirl48 on May 26, 2012 7:21 PM

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> {quote:title=Bronxgirl48 wrote:}{quote}

> I just watch things like, for instance, SUSAN SLEPT HERE and BELL, BOOK, AND CANDLE, which have nifty mid-century modern apartments.

 

I love her Christmas tree! It is modern and yet it respects tradition.

 

I do not know if the apartment in *Auntie Mame* (1958) is classed as mid-century modern. I do so want those seats which rise into the air! It would be so much fun when a man is trying to chat up a girl and she is not responding to slowly raise her beyond his reach!

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> I do not know if the apartment in Auntie Mame (1958) is classed as mid-century modern

 

As a mid-century modernist, I would certainly say much of Auntie Mame's later apartment would be considered mcm. I love some of the lamps and other fixtures.

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> {quote:title=Bronxgirl48 wrote:}{quote}

> You didn't put the crab legs in with the borscht, did you, lol?

 

They were an appetizer. We dipped them in sour cream and rolled them in ground pepper. I love them so much that it might require twenty pounds for them to be part of the main meal. He was so discrete that I did not realize until later that he let me eat most of them.

 

> I'm in the mood for your banana bread and rum balls. It'll go good after my curry chicken. What a good wife you are.

 

I made them even although they did not do the surgery because his numbers were off. There should be some of the rum balls in the refrigerator as they are best aged so I made eight dozen. I say that they should be there because every refrigerator I have known has had refrigerator gremlins that steal them in the night.

 

I have read that banana bread will be good for a week. I do not know how much a person would have to make at one time for it to remain that long. I made three loaves and there was a little left to have with breakfast the next day. I think it is best when it is warm from the oven because of the way the butter melts into it.

 

I am sad to say that I am not a wife now. It will be nearly thirty more months before it will be best legal-wise for us to be married.

 

> Mom and I were discussing the merits of Tyrone Power versus Robert Taylor. She thinks Bob is more "manly", with Ty the "serious" type. I pressed her further, but she couldn't explain.

 

I am in love with Steve McQueen in *The Thomas Crown Affair* (1968) because he is both manly and serious. He is a genius also which attracts me.

 

We will be celebrating Memorial Day with a barbecue and we are all to wear our uniforms. It is good that we live near a military base as there is a local woman who is a specialist at tailoring uniforms. She had to alter his U.S. Air Force Dress Blues so it would fit. She commented that it is rare that she has to adjust the chest larger and not the waistline. :) I have had my uniform tunic dry cleaned. It still fits with no alteration even although I do not think it would be wise to be energetic in it. I should be busy with that now because it will take time for me to reset the adornments.

 

Edited by: SansFin on May 27, 2012 1:38 AM

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