Women of a ‘Certain’ Age

What do the movies Wonder Woman, Dark Fate, The Force Awakens, and Halloween, (the most recent one) have in common?

Women who went from ‘princesses’ to warriors, from one end of their acting careers to the other.

In Wonder Woman, Princess Buttercup (of The Princess Bride’ fame) becomes General Antiope. In Dark Fate, Sarah Connor, the waitress, becomes Sarah Connor the Terminator killer. Princess Leia becomes General Organa in The Force Awakens. And Laurie Strode, teenager, becomes Laurie Strode, grandmother, and Halloween serial killer, killer.

Robin Wright, (Antiope/Buttercup – Wonder Woman) is 63. Linda Hamilton (Sarah Connor – Terminator: Dark Fate) is 63. Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa – Star Wars: The Force Awakens) would’ve been 63 too. Jamie Lee Curtis (Laurie Strode – Halloween) is 60. (Happy 61st Birth Day for the 22nd Nov, Jamie)

So, to those of us ‘of a certain age’, may we continue to train the new age of women warriors, beat the snot out of time-travelling androids, set an entire galaxy that’s not as far away as we think afire with rebellion, and stand firm against masked men armed with petty agendas … thusly emulating our beloved elders …


Rebels, one and all

Rebels, one and all

(I have no idea who created this image, but I thank you)

Susieee Mac and the ‘Liebster’ Award

Enough about TV shows … well I do have one more post, but I’ll put a bit of a distance between here and then … and on to some fun stuff.

So, Susieee Mac, bless her little cotton socks, nominated me for a Liebster Award.


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So, I sez to her, “Susieee,” I sez. “Wot am I supposed to do wif this?”
And she sez to me, “Answer me questions, and pass it on.”
“Simple,” I sez. “ But, I don’t do ‘pass-it-on’s.”
“S’aright,” she sez back at me. “Pass it on anyway.”

P.S. We was pretendin’ to be Pirates!

So I will. Anyone who wants to play, go ahead. These be the questions …

1 – What was the last thing that made you laugh?
2 – What’s the one thing that irks you?
3 – About how long do you think you can stand on one foot?
4 – Time yourself. How long did you actually stand on one foot?
5 – What would you want for your last meal?
6 – What’s something that you would not regret about having missed doing?
7 – What’s the one thing that scares you, but you do it anyway?
8 – What’s something funthat you would like to do right now?
9 – Would you rather be an eagle, crow, or a parakeet?
10 – If you could be a sitcom character, who would you be?
11 – Who rules – Jane Eyre, Elizabeth Bennett, or Jo March?

Herewith be my answers:

The last thing that made me laugh? Widdercat wanting to go out the front door and be let in through the back. Three times! Consecutively! She had to have a long snooze after that.

Something irksome? Article writing persons who rely on spellcheck. It’s pique, not peek or peak. (this is different from the odd typo, of which, as we all know, there will always be at least one!)

Thinking of standing on one foot? About 15 seconds.

Actually standing on one foot? 15 seconds – but my knees aren’t what they used to be. They used to be my elbows! (old joke)

Last meal? Mashed taters with green onion in them, turkey sausages from our local supplier (to die for, heh, heh,) Mrs Widder’s gravy made from the sausage juice, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, and chardonnay Dijon mustard. A glass of our own zinfandel rosé wine, perhaps two.

Not on my bucket list? Bungee jumping – see previous comment about knees.

Tall cliff of scared-ness? Having my regular blood tests. I can watch until the needle right up until it actually goes into my arm, and immediately afterward, but to actually watch something thin and metallic slide into my person without any resistance? Nope, No. Not gonna happen. No way, no how!

Fun, Right now: I wrestled with this one for far too long. It was the ‘right now’ component that derailed me. But my eventual answer involved Mrs Widders … and to quote Forest Gump, “That’s all I have to say about that.”

Feathered dinosaur descendant? Crow. Don’t take no s**t from nobody.

Sitcom character? Bea Arthur as Dorothy, from The Golden Girls. (Betty White better not die, ever!)

Who rulz? Jo March, of course.

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The Last Word:

You want your socks? Why don't you come and get them?

You want your socks?
Why don’t you come and get them?


Uber Awesomeness

Oh, please, someone create more of these!!!


“In our increasing secular society, with so many disparate gods and different faiths, superhero films present a unique canvas upon which our shared hopes, dreams and apocolyptic nightmares can be projected and played out”Tom Hiddleston Loki  in ‘Thor’ and The Avengers’