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.”

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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!