Friday, September 22, 2017

Disappointed In Disjointed

I love me some Kathy Bates.    I think the woman is an amazing talent who deserves every accolade she gets.  I can't pick a favourite role of hers - Fried Green Tomatoes...Misery...About Schmidt...Mike & Molly - she's so good! She can do comedy, drama, suspense.  I used to think she could do no wrong. And then...

Disjointed.  {Sigh}  I was so looking forward to this show.  And I'm so disappointed.

Can we all agree that laugh tracks need to go away? What an absolutely annoying, unnecessary distraction. I realize it is filmed in front of a live studio audience, but what is the point? Look at the sheer fabulousness of Modern Family.  No laugh track, no limit to what you can film or do.  Netflix has the opportunity to do some really amazing work here, & this just falls short.  Just like The Ranch --- {Snort} Don't even get me started on The Ranch.

Kathy Bates is, as usual, stellar in her role.  Where Disjointed falls short is the writing & supporting cast. The supporting cast is trying too hard; too hard for laughs & too hard to "act". The writers are putting it all on Kathy Bates' shoulders.  Is this supposed to be an ensemble or is it a 'star vehicle' for Kathy?  I feel like they can't decide, which has left me disengaged in the whole show.  I don't care about any of these characters.  & the side-story of the security guard with the delusions & possible PTSD feels like they're playing it for laughs.  PTSD sufferers deserve better.

& so do the viewers of Disjointed.

After 2 episodes, I'm throwing in the towel.  There are too many other quality programs out there competing for my limited time.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Calvin Speaks Truth

Friday, July 29, 2016

Before I Go


Before I go
Tell me a story:
Remind me of that time we laughed until our faces cramped,
Share an adventure we took,
Talk about your thoughts of when we first met.

Before I go,
Touch me:
Hug me, longer than usual,
Kiss my cheek, my temple, my forehead, 
Hold my hand or rub my feet. 

Before I go,
Promise me:
You will remember how I made you feel,
You will share photos & stories,
You will think of me & smile.

Before I go,
I need you to know:
I've loved you, deeply,
I treasure all time I've spent with you,
You made my life better,

Before I go,
Talk to me, even though I can't answer,
Hold me, even though it may hurt,
Look at me, even though I've changed, 
Because, before I go, 

...I'm still here.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

I Smurfed A Smurf Smurf


My gawd, but I am in Lurve with mini-gardens (commonly known as "fairie gardens"). I've been yapping about doing one for months... I've been scouring Pinterest looking for any & all ideas. I've been coveting all the little arches & furniture & mini clotheslines & hammocks & small plants & planning! Oh, the planning.

Puffy Kracker just wanted me to Shut. Up.

I lucked into a sale & purchased a little house, a picnic table, fence pieces, & some stepping stones about 3 weeks ago. I stole some small plants from Conrad & Bronco Bill (including a baby pine tree!). I crafted up a wishing well, bridge, & gate (thank you, glue gun & popsicle sticks). I decided that my barrel planter would be the perfect   location. But I just couldn't figure out my theme...

Until I was rooting around in the toy box for some mini stuff to give Sissy for a practical joke & discovered my long-forgotten Smurf figurines from B.A. (Before Adulthood). & suddenly, everything clicked into place.

Behold!

My Smurfin' Smurf Garden

Bridge over Stream lined with river rocks 

Stepping stones, gazing balls (marbles on golf tees) & a garden gnome

Like seriously. This kills me. How Smurfin' cute is this?

Picnic area with wishing well & chiminea (Caltrate bottle with hole cut in the side, spray painted)

It's a Smurf picnic! 

The Smurf under the umbrella has such a funny look on his face! I think he's worried about skin cancer.

These 3 are so happy-go-lucky!
Door ajar - apparently, they were born in a barn.
Aerial  view of the best time-waster I've come up with in a looooong time.(note woodpile by the chiminea) 


I've since added a row of cedars behind the house, & across the stream. I Love it SO HARD!

Already making plans for next year (Fraggles, Sesame Street, Garfield, & South Park - oh my!)