The Wild Wild West

The Wild Wild West (1965-1969)

Robert Conrad

Ross Martin

Saturday evenings, we have been watching a television show on the retro channel, I forgot which retro channel, we have four of them! 🙂 Anyway, James West (Robert Conrad) and Artemis Gordon (Ross Martin) are two Secret Service men, living on a train ~ I could live on a train, especially that train, it’s a nice train! James and Artemis travel west and fight men with nefarious purposes! IMDB lists this unique series as “action,” “adventure,” and “sci-fi.”

Well! It is unique. 🙂

I like Artemis Gordon. He’s my favorite character. Now, I will list his attributes.

1.) Artemis is smart.

2.) He’s funny.

3.) He’s a master of disguises.

4.) He has an unlimited number of gadgets that he creates or are at his disposal. He uses said gadgets.

5.) He’s buckets of fun.

6.) He’s always got Jim West’s back.

Jim West is an interesting man. I will now list his talents.

1.) On every episode, he removes his shirt!!!

This man cannot keep his shirt on! What is the problem??? Last night, we were watching said show and not five minutes into it, Jim West removes his shirt!!! Dude! Keep your shirt on. The wardrobe people dress you in great costumes, WEAR them! That is all!

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Classic Movie Friday!

Another Thin Man (1939)

William Powell

Myrna Loy

Virginia Grey

Otto Kruger

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Nick (William Powell) and Nora (Myrna Loy) have a baby boy! He’s a cute little guy. I like the way Nick calls Nora “Mommy.”

William Powell and Myrna Loy -- Another Thin Man

Nick and Nora are wanted at the home of Col. MacFay on Long Island. He believes someone is threatening him wanting revenge for a past wrong. Now, the Col. would like Nick to prevent his early demise. Not an easy task.

This is a FUN movie. Have you seen any of the Thin Man movies? I’d like to hear from you. 🙂

“The Red Signal,” by Grace Livingston Hill

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Written in the backdrop of World War 1, after the death of her father, Hilda Lessing, travels to Platt’s Crossing to become a domestic. She soon discovers she is in the company of German spies planning to blow up a bridge and a train carrying cargo to assist in the war effort. Dan Stevens, a young engineer on the train, saved Hilda’s life early in the story and now she must save his.

I really enjoyed this story. Hilda, a girl fresh out of high school, discovers she is patriotic, brave, and willing to risk her life for her country.

I’ve read a few books by Grace Livingston Hill and “The Red Signal,” is her best work yet. I loved it! If you enjoy espionage, try this.

Have you read “The Red Signal?” What did you think? What other books have you read by Grace Livingston Hill? 🙂

Tuesday Teaser #TuesdayBookBlog

Tuesday teaser is a weekly bookish meme hosted by http://www.booksandabeat.com

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two or three *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers ~ make sure what you share doesn’t give to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others.

Share the title and the author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teasers!

Without further ado ~

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“No Farm, No Foul,” is the first book I’ve read by Peg Cochran.

“Shelby studied her son. Exasperation combined with a tidal wave of affection washed over her. She loved every inch of him – from his dirty feet that looked too big for his body to the freckles scattered across his nose, the tiny chip in his front tooth from the time he fell off his bicycle, and the cowlick in his blond hair that was as stubborn as he was.”

Enjoy!

Autumn

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This is what our tree, in our backyard, looks like every autumn. Amazing. We have one in the front yard also. All those colorful, yellow leaves fall to the ground. Our neighborhood has so many of these trees, our block literally glows yellow during October! But, ya know, I enjoy autumn yard work. So, with a steaming hot cup of tea, I step outside and bask in the crisp, cool air. I love the sunlight shinning on my face. I dress in my warm, comfy sweater, wrap a scarf around my neck, wear a knit hat and my gloves and I’m ready for time outside.

So, today, I raked leaves and prepared plants for a long, cold winter. We put our patio furniture in the basement. We have a small yard, but there always seems to be so much to do when preparing for winter. Blessings!

Photo ~ My Awesome Photography 🙂

“Christmas On My Mind” by Janet Dailey

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Jessica Ramsey is driving her broken down vehicle from Kansas City to Branding Iron, Texas for a new start in life and to find her birth mother. Just a few miles out of town, her car breaks down and the good looking sheriff comes along to assist the lovely lady in distress, but believe me, she is anything but helpless. She’s determined, hard-working and sincerely wants to help her mother.

Sheriff Ben has a great son, a fragile mother and a town that continually needs tending to when the lovely Jessica arrives.

I have been reading Janet Dailey’s Christmas stories every year. It’s become a tradition with me. This one isn’t deeeeeeeep or insiiiiiiightfuuullllll or anything profound. It’s a nice smooth, easy read ~ two people meet and fall in love. It is a clean romance. You’re just going to get some steamy kissing if you read it. There  is some mild profanity ~ I think there is???

I liked Jessica, Ben, his son Ethan and his mother. Jessica’s birth mother, Francine, is a piece of work! ha!

If you want a nice, easy Christmas romance, check it out. Enjoy!

 

“Timeless” TV Series 2016

Stories of time travel and those stalwart characters who take the journey through time have always interested me. I enjoy a good time travel adventure. However, if someone were to invent a time travel machine, I’m not sure I’d climb aboard??? Mmm.

There are several courageous souls who have taken the plunge, in fiction, into time travel. “The Time Machine,” by H. G. Wells is a classic favorite. Someone told me about a classic TV series titled, The Time Tunnel (1966) starring James Darren. And, I think it was last summer I read, “Nick of Time,” by Ted Bell, a great story of adventure in time! And of course one of my personal favorites, “The Map Across Time,” by C.S Lakin!

The BIG Screen has given us several time travel films! “Somewhere in Time” starring Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour is a classic favorite. I have enjoyed “The Lake House,” with Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves and “Kate and Leopold,” with Meg Ryan and Hugh Jackman! Of course, I need to mention, the writer’s of “Star Trek” have dabbled in time travel again and again! And then, “Alice Through the Looking Glass,”(Mia Wasikowska) had a unique look at time travel. I think, right now, the CW has a time travel series. As I flip around the channels, I’ve noticed some superheroes traveling through time??? Correct me if I’m wrong??? And, I’m sure I’ve omitted a few good time travel stories.

Now! On Monday nights, we have three new intrepid time travelers! While the theories of time travel haven’t been discussed, believe me time travel theories can scramble your thought patterns! haha. *ahem* The show “Timeless,” is good. I haven’t been disappointed.

Our three unlikely heroes, Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter), Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer) and Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) are traveling through time to stop a villain, Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic)  from changing history.

The television show clearly reveals the multiple issues the travelers face as they travel through time. Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter), the poor guy does not do well with time travel. He slowly crawls out of the time machine whenever it lands and the doors open. He appears ill. Even though the pilot lands the machine in remote locations, there is an exposed time machine sitting somewhere in the past every time the trio lands. Their presence in time can change time, not to forget to mention, if they fail at their mission, time has changed. In one episode, when the travelers returned to the current time, a person had disappeared! The list of problems goes on and on. The adventures that wait for them, in the past, are always interesting and challenging.

I don’t know what the writer’s have planned for the new television show, but right now, I’m enjoying it. Have you seen “Timeless?” I’d like to hear from you. 🙂

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The Five Favorite Couples Tag

http://www.classicsandcraziness.wordpress.com

has a fun tag ~ I thought I would participate! YAY!

I’m not to use the couples in the above collage. A shout out to classics and craziness and Hamlette for the fun tag and the great collage. 🙂

Rules ~

  • Pick one couple from each category.
  • Tagging is optional.
  • Link back to Meanwhile, in Rivendell. *ahem* Note to self ~good luck with that Kathy. I’m terrible at links!!!

Categories ~

1.) Period Drama Couple

2.) Sci-Fi/Fantasy Couple

3.) Superhero Couple

4.) Preferred Couple (from a love triangle)

5.) Couple Ended Too Soon

~Period Drama Couple~

I did like JJ Feild's representation of Mr. Tilney most of the time-- the problem is that a great deal of Henry was left out.  What we saw was quite good, really, but there just wasn't enough of it.  And a lot of his best lines were missing.  What was up with THAT???:

I love Catherine and Mr. Tilney from Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen! They are such a  fun couple. I’ve read the book and I’ve seen the movie! Northanger Abbey is my favorite book by Jane Austen.

~Sci-Fi/Fantasy Couple~

I wish they put those scenes in the non-extended version too! They were such good scenes! They should have kept them in the original movie! <3:

Faramir and Eowyn from “The Return of the King,” by JRR Tolkien, are without a doubt my favorite couple in fantasy! And! The book is so much better than the movie!

~Superhero Couple~

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Laura and Hawkeye from The Age of Ultron! Well! One thing is certain ~Hawkeye can keep a secret! 🙂 She is super to me.

~Preferred Couple (Love Triangle)~

An incredible moment of movie history in 'Casablanca' ....:

Oops! I wasn’t suppose to use Casablanca! I love this movie! Casablanca ~ Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman ~ My My My! So, Ilsa believes she is a widow. She meets Rick and they fall in love in Paris. Ilsa discovers her husband is alive and unexpectedly leaves Rick, sending him a letter. Ilsa, her husband and Rick meet in Casablanca.

~Couple Ended Too Soon!~

Dont talk to me about steve and peggy I will either start yelling or start crying:

I have two couples who ended tooooo soon! Captain America and Agent Carter from Captain America are my first couple. The second couple is Sybil and Branson from Downton Abbey.

Downton Abbey - Sybil and Branson (Jessica Brown Findlay and Allen Leech) Inspiration for Mimi's outfit for Catharine's wedding. These two are so perfect for eachother.:

If you are reading this, you are tagged. Have fun!

Tuesday Teaser #TuesdayBookBlog

Tuesday Teaser is a weekly bookish meme hosted by http://www.booksandabeat.com

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read.
  • Open to a random page.
  • Share two or three *teaser* sentences from somewhere on that page.
  • Be careful not to include spoilers ~make sure what you share doesn’t give to much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others.

Share the title and the author too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teasers!

Drum roll please ~

 

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“Leaving Amy,” by Julieann Dove is the second book I’ve read by this author. I’ve also read, “Waking Amy.”

“He took a break long enough to search my eyes for a response. Unfortunately, they were without any. I still had my cup, midair, trying to comprehend what was going down. Even my lips were dry from all the mouth breathing I was doing with my gaping jaw.”

http://www.julieanndove.com