Good morning, my lovelies! How is your week progressing? Me? Well, it's about the same ole same in my weekly routine - coffee breaks, blog post writing, blog hopping, exercise, cleaning house, ... Okay, nuff said, right?
It's Tuesday, so you know it's my schedule time to go all random. You know where my post may or may not make sense or not tie together neatly from one paragraph to another. Do you have your cup of coffee in hand? If so, then lets get going!
Daniel Craig's James Bond role has been redeemed!
This weekend, we watched Skyfall. I was pleasantly surprised to see some of the old Bond presence in Craig's Bond character in this last installment. There is still room for improvement, but I'm feeling confident about future 007 productions which will include more of the old Bond role with Craig and giving way to getting things back on track for us who love the old 007 panache.
Skyfall had a fabulous opening. This was a good indictor that this was going to be a better Bond movie than with the previous two Bond flicks starring Craig and I was right!
There was one thing I wasn't looking forward to in Skyfall and that the scene which hinted the villain, Silva (Javier Bardem) is a homosexual as he made suggestive gestures and comments to 007 bound in a chair. Thankfully the scene wasn't long and in my opinion it didn't serve any purpose. It was sheerly propaganda. That's all I will say on that.
The over-all movie was done nicely. I loved that they introduced the reinvented character Q (Ben Whishaw) as a computer geek and the writers threw in the original Q's line, "007, do try to bring this equipment back in pristine condition." The action up to the very end was quite riveting and the drama of the seemingly cold-hearted M (Judi Dench) dying in the arms of James Bond. Holy cow, I got all weepy eyed.
The movie wound things down by establishing with its audience the new location of M16 (which is the old headquarter of past 007 movies) and presented us with new M (Ralph Fiennes who played Gareth Mallory) and Miss Moneypenny (Naomie Harris's role as Eve). I am excited about upcoming James Bond flicks and if you're a Daniel Craig fan, then you will be happy to learn he has signed a contract to do at least two more 007 films. I wonder what will be next!
Getting closer to my target weight goal
As we get older, the battle we rage with the bathroom scales is often times not very pleasant. However, my fight at reaching my goal draws neigh. Sunday's weigh in revealed I am now 108. This is only 3-pounds from where I want to be. If all goes well, then in perhaps in a short 2-3 weeks I can be where I want to be and doing a little happy dance.
One more pitch to selling books
Spring is coming. That being said means what? Yes, that's right - spring cleaning. I have a stash of kindly cared for books for youngsters I am trying to find a new home for. Why not revisit my past post, here to see what's available.
Also, a few weeks ago I unearthed another book collection by Robert Elmer entitled The Young Underground Series Volume 1-9 which I would love to sell! These books are geared for boys & girls grade 3 and up.
|The Young Underground Series by Robert Elmer|
Book series for boys & girls grade 3 and up
Price $16.00 plus USPS priority mail to US residents.
Purchases outside the US will be considered, but shipping may be too expense. Feel free to inquiry, if interested.
Here's what Mr. Elmer has to say about this series:
In my first series, the "Young Underground," each book is based on a real historical event or character. They're set in World War II-Denmark. It was a natural, because my family is Danish; both my parents grew up during that time. I would look into history books for exciting things that happened, then ask them questions to find out how it really happened. A Danish man—I used to clean his yard and he was a friend of my parents—would tell me stories about being in the Danish Underground movement, and one of the stories he told me inspired book number three, Into the Flames. My uncle was in the Underground, too, although I never met him. I hope you'll enjoy reading these adventures as much as I enjoyed writing them. -Robert
Les from Time Out For Mom wants to know for her Tuesday Coffee Chat:
What's the most romantic thing you've ever done, had done for you, or witnessed?
In a past post, I wrote about just that. Here's my story A Touch of Romance - Day 21 G2KM Blog!
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