OUT AND ABOUT FOLLOWUP
I loved hearing about what you are hearing, watching, eating, visiting, and reading as December winds down. So, maybe turnabout is fair play.
The Christmas Standard I noticed on the radio, really for the first time, and yes, I enjoyed it each time it played: Elvis singing Blue Christmas, his baritone so perfect for the song. I relaxed to Adele’s TV Concert – Live From New York. Not since Barbara Streisand has a voice so mesmerized her audience and me.
Son Jeff and I enjoyed an outstanding Christmas Day lunch at McCormick and Schmick’s. We started out with coconut shrimp so delicious, we thought we were in Florida. Jeff ate a 6 oz sirloin and I enjoyed lake perch. Each meal featured all the trimmings and was cooked to perfection. Service was terrific. Thanks Elise – hope I got your name right. The clubby booths are perfect for creating a relaxed private atmosphere for enjoying the extraordinary food. Oh, there was time for lunch at Buddy’s! Jeff grinned ear to ear.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens. OMGosh Jeff and I were mesmerized. It is beyond great! Notice these accolades spewing forth for a genre I seldom, almost never, watch. Casting, acting, costumes, story, special effects, set design: all outstanding. My Oscar vote for best picture can be mailed right now.
Caddie Woodlawn. See my comments on the reading page of this blog. Also For Friendship’s Sake by Emerson and others, a beautiful antique copy gifted to me by a dear friend. It opens with “We have a great deal more kindness than is ever spoken.”
Frankenmuth and The Henry Ford will have to wait until the next time Jeff and I spend a few days together. Hope to do some exploring in Tulsa, and visit some of my favorite places. I’ll keep you posted. Oh, and I sent my early registration for the April Festival of Faith and Writing. More about that in the future. Stay tuned!
The Nutcracker? Someday.