Sunday, September 9, 2018

And Suddenly...

...it feels like fall...woke up to a fire going in our fireplace in the living room this morning...low 50's outside and of course we don't have the heat on yet...so the rest of the house was chilly but the living room was nice and warm.

And since it's now jacket weather I decided to do the same outside on the patio this morning...
 ...not really ready for the change of seasons but apparently I was left off the committee that decides such things so here we are.

Have to admit it's gorgeous weather...I do love the crisp, fresh smell and feel of a fall morning...should have gotten out on the links but just wasn't motivated...maybe later today...

Karen and I were treated to a meal at the Cygnus this past week...

...and while we were there one of our party decided to start with octopus as an appetizer...
...yummm...appetizing, yes?  At least it wasn't still moving...

It was a fun evening, filled with interesting conversation, good food, great wine, and lots of laughs.

Friday, September 7th was the 78th anniversary of the start of the Blitz, when Germany began its nightly bombing of Britain for 57 days in a row at the beginning of World War II...so we watched "Their Finest" again...
...and every time I watch this movie I am more impressed...this is truly one of the best war related movies ever made.  The story, writing, directing, acting, camera work, scenery...all of it is top notch, and this movie is close to replacing Casablanca as my all time favorite.  Bill Nighy steals every scene he's in, but Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin are stellar as well as the leads.

If you haven't seen this film you're depriving yourself of a true gem on an historically significant subject.

Now why in the world would you do that??

And since it was movie weekend, we also watched another William Holden film...
...great flick from 1957 for which Alec Guiness won an Oscar...I will say this, their depiction of "Japanese brutality" in prisoner of war camps is laughable...but hey, it was 1957 and they couldn't depict the reality in cinema back then...they made it seem like a picnic at a tropical resort compared to how the Japanese actually abused and brutalized their prisoners.

Almost ready to start writing Papa Model's T: The Amateur...story is coming together in my mind now and I'm almost done researching...need a little more substance on the opening but should get started this week.

And speaking of Mr. T, took him out for a spin  yesterday...first time in a while...
...ran great and reminded me all over again how much fun it is to drive one of these old, antique cars.  Of course, you've got to be ok with the concept of kickin' it old school at only 35 mph...and while I am, other drivers on the road generally are not...so there are limited places I can drive him safely...may have to upgrade to a Model A Phaeton...

While we're on the subject of cars, here's a pic of my Mini-Outlaw Racing friend from work:
...aka Larry "The Man In Black"...guess he had a blast tearing around the race track Friday night...

But now, a beautiful fall day beckons, so...

later, mcm fans...

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