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It Won’t Be Like This For Long

Favorite Line(s):
It won’t be like this for long
One day we’ll look back laughin’
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by
So baby just hold on
‘Cause it won’t be like this for long
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On This Day In:
2020 Down On Earth
2019 Are You Moving?
2018 We Can Only Pray
2017 Heavier At That End
2016 The Difference Is Craftsmanship
2015 However Vast The Darkness
2014 The Omnipresent Teacher
2013 Don’t Waste
2012 Earning Thanks
2011 Fuzzy Vision
2010 Movies and Book

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Southern State Of Mind

Favorite Line(s):
I’m always walkin’ ’round
Tellin’ everybody
Hi
Just a wavin’ at the strangers
In the cars
Passin’ by
Some people
May look at me and say
That boy just ain’t right
Hey y’all
I ain’t crazy
I’m in a southern state of mind
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On This Day In:
2020 Pat, Pat, Pant, Pant
2019 You (Too) Are Related
A Blind Squirrel Finds An Idiot
2018 My Hope
2017 We All Lose
2016 Wants
2015 Let Us Join
2014 Feeling Kept?
Chillin’
2013 The Lucky Few
2012 A Post-Valentine’s Day Message
2011 Risk, Lyrics, Starting Over, And My Trip To The ER
Lucky Choice

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Movie:
Rebecca (my older daughter) and I went to see “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes” yesterday afternoon.  Bec thought it was “entertaining” and I really enjoyed it.  Bec has seen the 2001 re-boot version starring Mark Wahlberg, but she’s never seen the original starring Charlton Heston.
Prior to the movie, we reviewed my personal criteria for deciding if a movie is any good.  Sci-Fi = plus; Action = plus; Comic book hero = plus; Saturday cartoon star = wash; Actors I like = plus; Good acting (somewhat to very believable in role) = big plus; Special effects (either new or old but used well) = plus; No slap you in the face stupid plot holes = plus; The story hangs together internally = not too choppy from all of the previous points = plus; “X” factor (likability)= plus.
So here’s the movie: baby ape gets brains, baby ape joins family; ape gets taste of freedom; ape defends family; ape goes to jail for defending family; ape wants to be back home; ape gets bullied; ape wups on bully and becomes head ape; apes escape; apes fight humans for freedom (and win, audience cheers); humans all die from playing around with science – the old “some things are not meant to be controlled by man” theme.
Did I just spoil the movie for you?  Not really, ’cause I didn’t tell you anything you couldn’t have gotten from the title.  Well, anyway, it’s a darn good movie and I highly recommend it!  In case you’re wondering about my personal criteria: there is no comic book hero or saturday cartoon star, but other than that, the movie met or exceeded all of my criteria.
Poem:
Today’s poem (“song lyrics”) is “Southern State Of Mind” as performed by Darius Rucker.  This isn’t a tune I’ve heard a million times (yet), but it is one which I loved the first time I heard it and which I’m starting to wear out.  It’s just a great song about being relaxed and polite and just okay.  I’ve started waving to people from my car and I know they think I’m crazy!  (But most smile and wave back!)
Other bits and bobs:
Today I was looking back through one of my comments and found a link to a guy who is running a year long maze / blogging marathon.  Each day he posts a different maze for you to look at.  The site is called “mazeaday“.  He started it in June.  Go check it out.  He includes a quote with each maze and some are good, so I’ll be “borrowing” them in the next few days.
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To close out the weekend, here’s another handful of song lyrics to read, think about (go listen to) and enjoy:
If “The Boss” could see the economic problems (and irony) in America in the ’80’s, why are we still facing them thirty years later?  —  Born In The USA
Here’s a couple by Darius Rucker.  If you’ve ever been driving by yourself on a freeway at 5:00am and the fog is so thick you can barely see the traffic lines (let alone any signs), this one will touch a nerve.  —  I Hope They Get To Me In Time
This second D.R. song is for all of us Dads who missed too much just makin’ sure there was a roof and food…  —  It Won’t Be Like This For Long
The last two of this handful are from Rodney Atkins.  The first is just a great story about living in America.  —  These Are My People
The second is about persevering…  Some times you just gotta keep on keepin’ on…  —  If You’re Going Through Hell
All of these MUST be listened to!!  As much as the words will mean on reading, some song lyrics are meant to be heard sung – these five are definitely in the “hearing” group.
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