Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Chocolates and a Good Movie!

    Well, you had to start your day some how, right?! Why not start it by looking at a good movie and eating some good chocolates!! That's what I told myself yesterday when I woke up early and found the movie "This Property Is Condemned" on.

     It's a good movie, a good SAD movie, with Robert Redford and Natalie Wood. I was channel surfing and heard the theme song playing, "WISH ME A RAINBOW", and I was in! (You can watch the movie on YOUTUBE too!)
    This started me to thinking about the great movies I've seen over the years, and the great chocolates I've eaten while I was laughing or singing along in the theater. They're not the best, but there's nothing like eating Goobers, Raisinets, and Whoppers in a theater while you're sitting in the dark.
   A real good movie nowadays though, calls for a real good chocolate.
    And this is what I call a good chocolate, 'Russell Stover's'! And Russell Stover's and I have been good friends for a LONG time! A box of them was one of the first presents I ever received from my hubby over 32 years ago!
    The box I got then was a box of creams. I've refined my tastes since then. Now it's GOT to be these...
    ...Nut, Chewy & Crisp Centers or as I call them 'Nutty, Chewy, Crunchy"! And I like my movies the same way,...nutty, chewy, crunchy! So there's nothing better than getting a box and picking through them...
    ...while you watch a good movie. A 'Nutty' piece...
    ....gets chomped through with a 'Nutty' movie, like "Bringing Up Baby", with Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. Talk about NUTTY!!...And just plain good fun! Of course, if you like musicals, "7 Brides For 7 Brothers" fits the bill too!
    A "Chewy" chocolate... these, calls for a 'Chewy' movie, or one you have to mentally chew on a bit. Two movies that fit this bill are "To Sir, With Love" with Sidney Poitier in his hayday, and "The Mirror Has Two Faces" with Barbara Streisand. And both of these, while they set your mind to thinking about what you had to go through when you were young, and when you got older, to grow up and get more secure with yourself, also have good music.
   Now, for "Crunchy" you need this...
   ...and this--> "Fried Green Tomatoes". This is a 'Crunchy' movie because you don't know what's really going on until...Crunch time! There's a 'Who Dunnit' going on all the way through and then, trust me, there's a big CRUNCH!
   So, needless to say, I'm not craving chocolates anymore this morning. That craving was all wrapped up in a little bow! :-)
    Today I'm going to focus on another scarf I have on the agenda. I'll share some photos with you of that one tomorrow. Happy Movie-ing!! And I'd love to know what chocolates you like?!

In The Mirror, I See Me

The lines of history are there,
just like a book upon the shelf;
And they are written so that you see
that I'm no longer just myself.

I did not see it before now-
my mother's hair and brother's teeth,
my sister's honey-colored skin-
have stolen time, just like a thief.

The mirror's image always was
of me alone-just here and now;
But as I age, and years go by,
I see granddaddy's furrowed brow.

I see my auntie's pug, round nose;
and my uncle's sun-bleached spots.
It is amazing -one-by-one,
the way it all connects the dots.

They have written on the pages
of the book of life I see;
When I look into the mirror
I no longer just see me.

It is a thing I must accept,
instead of fighting who to be.
I will accept my life's reflection,
and I'll smile at what I see,
when, in the mirror, I see me.


  1. I love Russel Stovers chocolate and I love old movies too!! Robert Redford was always a favorite and I loved Fried Green Tomatoes too! Nice post, as usual!

  2. CinLynn, Somehow I knew you were a good chocolates and movie girl!! :-)

  3. Ok, so this post made me want chocolates now! lol I always loved Russel fav in the box was the chocolate covered caramel.

    I have never seen this movie. I love Natalie Wood! I will have to check it out. My fav movie of hers has always been "Splendor in the Grass". Love that one!

    Great post! And nice pics!

  4. Good Morning, Debbie -

    My hubby and I love watching movies....we might have to rent this one! ;-) Of course, we love our popcorn & a movie night! (Not that I will turn down a piece of chocolate..hahahaha!)

    Love your post & the pixs are great!! Have a wonderful day!!

  5. I am salivating now! Russel Stovers's boxes are one of my favorite. I love every classic in their boxes!!! I'm a huge Cary Grant fan so Bringing up Baby is one of my favorites as well as The Philedelphia Story. He and Hepburn made such a great comedic team.

  6. Cathy, Ha! A little bit won't hurt!...And I LOVE "Splendor in the Grass" too! Thanks for your comments! :-)

  7. Good Morning Nat! (Craftgal) Yep! Hubby and I love a movie night too. That's what our "Date Night" becomes some times! I must admit though, that the oldies are my favorites. I'm not as big a fan of some of the new movies...a lot of which are remakes of my favorites anyway! :-))

    Have a good day Malady!

  8. Well I guess it was wrong to stop by here with an empty stomach. :)
    I am no chocoholic, but I do love it with a nice caramel-ly center.
    I hadn't heard of that movie...think I'll go see if it's on netflix.
    Thanks for sharing!

  9. Miss Val, You DO know a good movie!!! I almost named "The Philadelphia Story" in my post! Also "The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer" (because who can resist Cary Grant AND Shirley Temple together?!!). You and I could have a ball watching Cary!...With a bit of Sidney thrown in for good measure! :-))

  10. Diane Duda, Sorry! ;-/ I have been known to convert a non-chocolateperson though! LOL

    I hope you do find the movie. Enjoy...get tissues too.

  11. Anonymous8/11/2010

    Wow I havent had chocolates like that since last Christmas, Thank God,lol.I love the coconut center ones.Im an old movie fan and this movie looks great I may just have to check it out.

    Happy rest of the week!

  12. Becky, Haven't you heard, a piece of dark chocolate a day is good for you!! :-)) It sure makes you smile anyway!...And a good movie just puts you in a good mood for a longer period of time!! ^_^

  13. Okay, now you made me craving these gorgeous chocolates!! xx

  14. saskia, *Teehee*...Sorry!...By the way, your blog is great! I was going to follow it, but I couldn't understand the language! Too bad I'm not 'universally languaged'! LOL

  15. OK I came in late on this Those pics of the chocolates look good enough to eat. And you say your photography isn't great...please... :-)

    I am glad you had a relaxing day!


  17. Maritime, Ha! Ha! I've been working on the photography a lot lately. It would figure that it would be food photos that would be my first GOOD ones!!! :-))

    The Sheep in a Box, Ha! Ha!...*wiping my computer screen*...:-))

  18. this sounds like a relaxing and great time, and I just looove chocolate as well!

    and yes, thank you, I meant "doubt" :D

  19. Charlie, YAY! Another chocolate lover! :-)...(And you're welcome. I've done that a few times, mixing up letters!)

  20. I think I love every movie you mentioned! :D

  21. Teresa, How great!...Don't you just love a good movie?!!! :-)

  22. Alicia9/05/2010

    We are definitely related! Death by chocolate if I must die :-)


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