Monday, February 14, 2011

Chocolates and a Movie Day!!

         "I'm not gonna do it!!" I'm not going to spend all day today complaining about the weather. About the cloudy skies, and snow flurries. About the ice and cold chill. "I'm not gonna do it!!"...So, I have to keep my head down. 
     And what's the best way to keep your head down, when you're trying to distract yourself?!...Chocolates!!!.....And a good movie!!! :-)...Now, 'right off the bat' let me say that I know that everybody doesn't have the same taste as me in chocolates OR movies! So, this is not the recommendations of someone with their 'nose in the air', who thinks she knows what's best for you to watch! This post is about what I like!!! But isn't it always?! ^_^
    I'm gonna share 4 of my favorite movies. And first, 'hands down', will be the chocolate inspired Bringing Up Baby!
       The chocolate that best describes this movie is Snickers!! LOL...
      ...Because...and trust me on this one!'ll be snickering with laughter the whole way through!! Just like the inside of this candy bar,...which consists of peanut nougat topped with roasted peanuts and caramel, enrobed in milk chocolate,...
       ...this movie will keep uncovering new things to laugh at, while you try to stop from laughing out loud and missing something! ^_^
    It's what they call a screwball comedy. It's about a scientist that winds up in various predicaments involving a woman who has a unique sense of logic and a leopard named BABY! If you like to see Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant together, you'll love, love, love this one!!
    On a more serious, and thought-provoking note, is a movie I saw many, many years ago for the first time, and who knows how many times since then! It's called Imitation of Life.
     The chocolate that fits this one is the Zero.
      Not because it has Zero appeal or anything, but, in my opinion, one of the characters shows a zero sense of integrity and respect!...The movie is set in the 1950s and 60s, and is about two strong woman, both widowers, one white, the other black. And for the sake of circumstances, the black one becomes servant...kinda/sorta, to the white woman). They both have daughters. And the plot is moved by the plight of the black mother whose daughter can "pass" for being white...and wants all costs!!
    The actors you may know in this one are Lana Turner and Sandra Dee. After you see it, you'll also remember the performance of Juanita Moore. ..If you haven't seen it before, I hope you like a tear-jerker! And if you like to talk to your screen during movies...get ready to do it with this movie!! :-))
     Next is another 'Oldie, but Goodie'!! It's The Old Maid, with Bette Davis.
     The candy that fits this one is the Baby Ruth.
       The reason it fits is because it's full of lumps of peanuts, representing the lumps you're gonna want to put on SOMEBODY'S head when you watch it! LOL And the baby...Oh yes! There's surprisingly a baby!!...I'm not saying anything else! It might spoil it for you! :-)
    And last for today, but certainly not least, is the movie The Mirror Has Two Faces, with Barbara Streisand and Jeff Bridges!!
 The candy that matches it, bite for bite, is my beloved Russell Stover's!!
      And while you all know how much I love my box of 'Nutty, chewy, crunchy' Russell Stover's, {that's what I call them anyway! ^_^}, I found out that they have a new box!!! They're peanut butter delights! Peanut butter and milk chocolate...together!! YUM!
      The 'Newer' movie, The Mirror Has Two Faces, that fits this also has some yum! It's a love story! Well, it's a love story that doesn't start off looking much like a love story...It's about a homely {supposedly not very attractive} woman who ends up married to a man who wrote an ad for a wife, with friendship ONLY as the marriage rules!
     There's a couple of sections that made me a bit uncomfortable. But what movie doesn't nowadays! Especially for a girl like me who LOVES an old classic!! But the story line is so intriguing, and the acting by Barbara and Jeff AND Lauren Bacall is so good that I think it's worth a go!! You have to decide for yourself.
    It's the kind of movie though, that had me laughing one minute, crying the next, and singing and dancing at the end!! Can you ask much more from a movie?!! ^_^ 
    So, if the weather is trying to get to you, or you're just sitting around with nothing to do today...except me!...Rent, buy, or find online, one of these movies and take a look!!! {And please let me know what you thought! :-)}
     Yep! Chocolate poem coming up!!...Have a good day everybody!! :-)


A snow storm on the way,
finding out you're hard in debt.
Somehow it's not so bad,
if you have melted chocolate!

Bad news everywhere,
want to throw your T.V. set.
Thankfully there's music
and some deep dark chocolate!

Doggie had an accident,
another long trip to the vet.
A waiting room with lots to read,
but you can nibble chocolate.

Grocery shopping too.
While you run in their to get
dinner for the evening
you can grab some chocolate!

Okay, you know what's coming.
Are you sick of this poem yet?!
If you are, just roll your eyes,
and sit and eat some chocolate!       
   (Chocolate Sign-vintage drawing print by briskmamma {in the header photo} Please check out the other great things in her shop too!)


  1. Nice!! Most of these I've seen before, but never thought to relate them to chocolate! Made my mouth water!!!
    Have a great day with your movies and chocolate!

  2. CinLynn, I relate everything to chocolate!! ^_^ I've got some other things to do today too...C.O. is coming tomorrow!!...Have a good day yourself my friend! :-]

  3. Great post Deb! I love that you picked out a chocolate to go with each movie! I have only seen "the mirror has two faces" and loved it too! And I am a chocoholic! My fav is anything with peanut butter and chocolate. Can't go wrong with that! :)

    Thanks for your comment yesterday! Your encouragement always means so much! :)

  4. Cathy, Thanks so much for the nice comment! If you like GOOD old movies, you'll really like the others too!...And as to the GOOD eats...CHOCOHOLICS UNITE!!...Just saying! ^_^

  5. Chocolate!! Nothing better. I love chocolate forever!

  6. Priscila, Me too...Obviously! :-)

  7. I love chocolate. Excellent post about this subject. If I may offer you perfect chocolate cake to eat during movie marathon :)

  8. briskmamma, Thank you so much! And I just checked out your blog.....YUM! That chocolate cake looks so moist and yummy! It's going in my recipe file!! :-)

  9. You've listed some movies that I hadn't heard of before & some of the chocolate too. I would never have thought to link chocolate to movies. That Baby Ruth chocolate looks yummy!

  10. Jo-anne, Trust me...they're good, funny and thought-provoking movies. I know they're not the kind of movies you usually go for, but I think you'd enjoy them!...And any one of the chocolates I KNOW you'd enjoy!! :-)

  11. I have never thought to watch any of these "vintage" movies, but I am sure they are fab! I might also add, I never let the weather get me down! Whats the point, we can't control it anyway - might as well just eat a chocolate bar! Snickers for me!

  12. and it's so good for you, too :)

  13. Kimberley, I think that if you watch any of these...{Yikes! "vintage" movies I'm getting old!!! LOL}'ll get hooked and may not want to watch any newer ones!! ^_^...Nah! Maybe not! But you'll certainly add a genre to your repertoire!...And chocolates go with either...any time! :-)

  14. SOiNTOiT, Ha! Ha! Ahhhhhh! NO!!...But ANYTHING eaten or watched TOO MUCH is not good for you! ^_^


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