Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sunday Blatherings: Oldies Still Rule

What a lovely day!  It definitely feels more like March already, with spring not only just around the corner but also seemingly already upon us.  I love it.

This past week was a bit odd.  I started to feel "off" Sunday or Monday, and by Tuesday I was in the full throes of the flu.  I took off one day, but muscled through the rest of the week because I had to.  Saturday, you would have thought I was home free, but I woke with a giant migraine that had me wondering what in the world I did for my body to send me such a harsh message!  Thankfully, I'm feeling so much better and can refocus on work and every other goal we throw out when we get sick.

A couple of new updates for me though.  First, I joined Weight Watchers.  I'm not very thrilled, but my best friend coerced me into doing it with her.  Granted, nothing I've been doing has been very successful, but I'm not convinced that counting the value of every little thing I eat is the way to go.  We'll see.  Second, I've applied to teach summer school.  *sigh*  Admittedly, I don't really want to because the summer is already so filled with conferences, meetings, and teaching online classes that it doesn't feel like the huge break everyone seems to think we all get. I'm trying to focus though and get the last of my debt polished off.  I'm so close that I can feel it!

Anyway, that's it for my crazy life.  All is well, in general, so today I'm gearing up for the Oscars later tonight.  I apologize ahead of time if you follow me on Twitter and get a barrage of tweets that are Oscar related.  I haven't quite seen all of the films up for nominations tonight, but I have seen quite a number of them.

Having said that, I got sucked into an oldie but goody today when Singin' in the Rain came on cable.  My mother raised me on a large dose of musicals, which we then followed with some major musical soundtrack tunes rolling through our house on Saturday mornings.  I swear that I think of Camelot as house cleaning music to this day!  I'm now thinking I should do a little honor to all of my favorites, both in honor of the Oscars and to great film making in general.  Here are just a few:

So, not really a musical, but I couldn't NOT include this one.

 I swear that these are just a drop in the bucket as far as musicals and oldies are concerned.  Once I got started, I thought of all the great old films I love and want to re-watch.  Although we're focused on all the new releases on this Oscar Sunday, I might have to give myself a challenge to watch all these oldies again!

What oldies are your favorites?


  1. My dad took me to see The Quiet Man and High Noon at a double-feature, and I fell in love with both movies. In the musical dept, I love Hello Dolly and my teenage kids still list it as one of their favorites of all time.

    And Paint Your Wagon? Clint Eastwood singing? Priceless!

  2. It seems like you get sick a lot! :(

    What are you going to do with all your time once you get your student loans paid off? ;)

  3. If your names are Rodgers & Hammerstein or Lerner and Loewe, it's pretty much a given that I love the movie adaptations of your movies. Also if the movie stars Cary Grant, or either of the fabulous Hepburn women, I'm in. I've been saving this post every time I cleaned out my reader because I was so excited to find someone who loves old movies as much as I do!

  4. Notice the dates? I'm this far behind in my reader!

    But I had to comment. 'The Quiet Man' is one of my favorites! Another fave of mine is 'The Best Years of Their Lives.' I used to think b&w movies were a bore. But I was stuck home from school, oh, about 20 years ago, and ended up watching TCM all day. It was love from then on out. ♥ me some oldies!

  5. Look at the dates! This is how far behind I am in my reader!

    "The Quiet Man" is one of my favorites!! Another one is "The Best Years of Their Lives." I used to hate seeing old b&w movies until I became sick, oh about 20 years ago, and had to stay home from school. I ended up watching TCM all day long for a few days. Now I ♥ my oldies!