Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 20, 2022, or: Baby, It’s Stormy Outside!

Hi, there. Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Friday, May 20, 2022. It’s a dark, stormy, and cool late spring day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 74°F (23°C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 90% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 4 MPH (7 KM/H),Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, May 20, 2022, or: Baby, It’s Stormy Outside!”

On Movies: A Quick & Dirty Update on ‘Inglourious Basterds’

Okay, so I finally finished watching Inglourious Basterds last night. And on the “Big TV” out in the Common Room at that. Of course, I had to wait till the Caregiver and her boyfriend went to the master bedroom for the night, but at least I didn’t have to watch it on my smaller –Continue reading “On Movies: A Quick & Dirty Update on ‘Inglourious Basterds’”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 9, 2022, or: My Sunday Night at the Movies…It Didn’t Go So Well

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, May 9, 2022. It is a hot, muggy spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 82°F (28°C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 5 MPH (9 KM/H) and humidity at 63%,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 9, 2022, or: My Sunday Night at the Movies…It Didn’t Go So Well”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 1, 2022, or: At Least We Had a Bloomin’ Onion…..

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in Lithia, Florida on Sunday, May 1, 2022. It is a warm spring day here in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 75˚F (24˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 88% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 1, 2022, or: At Least We Had a Bloomin’ Onion…..”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, April 29, 2022, or: The End of the Week is Nigh!

Well, it’s late morning on Friday, April 29, 2022, which means I got through another week in the Tampa Bay area relatively unscathed. Even better – even though in real-life terms there is no significant difference – the weekend, it doth beckon. At least on Saturday and Sunday the woman I refer to – sometimesContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, April 29, 2022, or: The End of the Week is Nigh!”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, April 28, 2022, or: Life Creeps in This Petty Pace….

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, To the last syllable of recorded time; And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, AndContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, April 28, 2022, or: Life Creeps in This Petty Pace….”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, April 19, 2022, or: Revisiting ‘The Office’ on Blu-ray

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in Lithia, Florida, on Tuesday, April 19, 2022. It is a cool, dry spring day in the Tampa Bay area. The current temperature is 74 degrees Fahrenheit (23 degrees Celsius) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 69% and the wind blowing from the north-northeast atContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, April 19, 2022, or: Revisiting ‘The Office’ on Blu-ray”

On Collecting Blu-rays & DVDs: My ‘Cold War – The Complete Series’ DVD Set is ‘OOP’; I Better Avoid Having an Oops Moment with It!

A few years ago, not long after I moved from Miami to the Tampa Bay area, I purchased Cold War: The Complete Series, a six-disc DVD box set that presents the 1998 CNN series about the tense relationship between the Soviet Union and the United States between 1946 and 1991. I did not see theContinue reading “On Collecting Blu-rays & DVDs: My ‘Cold War – The Complete Series’ DVD Set is ‘OOP’; I Better Avoid Having an Oops Moment with It!”

On Movies & Movie Watching: TBW Lists are Aspirational Documents, Not Ironclad Contracts…..

A few days ago – on April 8, to be exact – I posted a “To Be Watched” (TBW) list of movies that I aspired to watch over the April 8-10 weekend. To wit: Chernobyl (2019) A Walk in the Sun (1945) Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Casablanca (1942) The African Queen (1951) Catch Me If You Can (2002)Continue reading “On Movies & Movie Watching: TBW Lists are Aspirational Documents, Not Ironclad Contracts…..”

On Movies & Movie-Watching: My TBW List for the Weekend of April 8-10, 2022

Ah, TGIF! And with the weekend looming ahead of us – sort of like the iceberg that sank the Titanic – my thoughts are with my To Be Watched (TBW) list of movies from my collection of movies and TV shows on home media. As of today, that collection consists of: 4K UHD Blu-ray: 84Continue reading “On Movies & Movie-Watching: My TBW List for the Weekend of April 8-10, 2022”