Quote of the Day – Mel Brooks on Joking

Mel Brooks has always cracked me up as a writer. Seeing a quick peek into his process is funny to me. This reminds me of the quintessential fish story. It was really, “THIS BIG.” or not. 🙂 I realised that all one really had to do was just observe. Observe and slightly exaggerate, and you…

Quote of the Day – George Burns on Happiness

Today’s a good day for a little levity. George Burns was an icon for my entire youth, passing away in 1996, he was smart, funny and the personification of snarky. So, how much happiness do you want? 🙂 Happiness? A good martini, a good meal, a good cigar and a good woman. Or a bad…

Photo of the Day – Dave Niehaus

If you’re a Mariners fan, then the name Dave Niehaus is super familiar to you. If you’re not an M’s fan, then here you go. Dave was THE VOICE of the Mariners. Whenever I could, I would listen to the Mariners games and his voice would be the one calling the shots. Alas, Dave left…

Quote of the Day – Daniel Day Lewis on Performance

Wow. Ten years ago, I was preparing to compete for the Mr., Miss, Ms. Gay Oregon Pageant. To ruin the surprise, I won. Surprisingly enough, tonight is my decade celebration and while I tried to convince myself that I could/should just skip the event, I cannot. So tonight, I perform as Nicholas Illusion once again….

Quote of the Day – Christopher Plummer on Drinking

For the faithful, I’m sorry this is super late. I’ve have a rather busy day. Otherwise, I’m hoping you’re enjoying your day. Here’s a bit of humor to keep you through. Drinking was particularly fun and fashionable in the ’50s. Drugs started to creep in and do their rather remote work in the late ’60s…

Quote of the Day – Gustav Mahler on Music

I’m listening to great music today. Well, I think it’s great. I finally was able to purchase Not Your Kind of People. The new album by Garbage. Those who know me would know that I’m a HUGE Garbage fan. Their music has spoken to many parts of my life and if ever there was “Schnik”…

Quote of the Day – Duke Ellington on Freedom of Expression

Today is Duke Ellington’s birthday. He’s got a couple of really great quotes and some great song lyrics, but this one really struck me as something which captured who he was and what he meant to the world of music. Enjoy. 🙂 Jazz is a good barometer of freedom. In its beginnings, the United States…

Quote of the Day – Marilyn vos Savant on Multitasking

Today is a busy day for me – so much going on! While I’m not always completely in control of my own schedule. I’ve found that life will deal the cards and you just play the hand you’re dealt. Many people feel they must multi-task because everybody else is multitasking, but this is partly because…

Movies….

As you know, I’ve been sick for the better part of the last 5 days. Since television at its best, really sucks and now is full of “Christmas” cheer… I’ve had the ability to watch a couple of movies. Ugh. Netflix on-demand has been great, though, I’ve chosen horribly. Here’s some movies you should avoid…

Trans Siberian Orchestra

First, Let me just share this with you: This was the opening song. Which set the tone for the entire rest of the night. 3 hours of Amazing Lights, Sound and song. I’ve been a little stressed lately and this really was a night to let go and listen to some rock opera Christmas music….