Sunday, August 7, 2016

Monday Stuff On the Way to Other Stuff: The Power of Movies

After all the heat, we've had a few blessed days of cooler temperatures, and a little rain. Best of all, in spite of a busy few weeks (one birthday -- and one coming up; picking people up at the airport -- three times; social commitments and a bunch of appraising), we've had a chance to quiet down and rest. 
     Our favorite way to do it: popcorn and a movie that depicts anywhere but here. Spy and adventure movies that travel to multiple countries are especially prized. They let us 'travel,' work out puzzles...and just be together. Refreshing. 
     Meanwhile:

Big polka dots inside your birthday cake? Yup, if you're Mary Fons.

Muhammed Ali's son shows what he's made of.  And it ain't pretty. (I do find it interesting that in spite of the family being desperately poor, according to the wife, both their daughters are holding very expensive American Girl dolls.) 
         Speaking of, sort of:

Showing off, china-wise. (From the Spode History Blog)

No, Prince William is NOT going to be crowned King. Not yet, at least.

A Namibian shipwreck discovered in the desert -- loaded with gold and silver coins. (Among other things)

Ten investment tips from Warren Buffett. (via AARP)

Vaulting horse: 1. French gymnast: 0. And a spectacularly broken leg at the Rio Olympics. Poor guy...



20-minute dinners. (From Betty Crocker) Including this Shrimp Scampi:

Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Muir Glen® Organic Tomatoes

Ten Frozen Desserts to keep you going, including this one -- Snickers cake bars! (Also Betty Crocker)

Snickers™ Ice Cream Cake Bars

Financially useless 'rules of thumb.' (From J.D. Roth, founder of Get Rich Slowly)

A-Rod just retired from the Yankees.  What's this world coming to?

Small bedspaces, large impact.  (From Domino)  Like this beauty:

 tiny bedroom ideas small bedroom with red rug



And off we go through another week -- hope it's a good one for you.



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