Friday Unwind #15: Ackamaracus; Ryan Gosling; Women at War; Sydney Opera House; D-Backs
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🙊 Ackamarakus and other fine words from the 1930’s
Here’s some Friday fun to test your knowledge of the 1930’s.
What does each of these 1930’s slang words mean? If these aren’t enough for you, here are 14 more. Answers are below….upside down….because I remember someone said they couldn’t get their phone to show an upside down image!😈😁
🕺 Ryan Gosling
Did you see La La Land? Some pretty amazing dancing by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, right? Ever wonder where Ryan got those dance moves? Wonder no more:
Now those pants that he wore….that’s another story for another day…
🎬GROOVIE MOVIE: Women at War
Actually an 8 episode series, Women at War begins in 1914 France where the lives of four very different women intersect.
Marguerite is a Parisian sex worker with a hidden agenda. Caroline takes the reins of her family business after tragedy strikes. Mother Agnes fights exploitation in a convent that has been requisitioned by the military. And Suzanne is a nurse dealing with the victims of a horrific war and hiding a secret that could get her killed.
Women at War gets high marks from both Rotten Tomatoes and the audience. I was intrigued by the struggle of war played against the struggle of these four women as they fought their personal battles
Amazing scenery and costumes and intricate characters make this a good watch. I hope you enjoy it! ⭐⭐⭐⭐
🗺 ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: The Sydney Opera House
For you history buffs, on October 20, 1973 the Sydney Opera House was officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II to the music of Beethoven’s No. 9.
In 1957 Danish architect, Jorn Utzen won an international competition for his design of what would become the Sydney Opera House. Originally his design had been thrown into a pile of 30 rejected entries.😱
Thanks to Finnish-American architect, Eero Saarinen, the entry was rescued and the rest is history.
If anyone has been there, it would be wonderful to hear of your experience.
⚾ About Those D-Backs
Ok, I know this is just random and maybe only important to little old me. But my Arizona Diamondbacks are in the playoffs for the National League Championship against the Philadelphia Phillies.
I had just moved to Phoenix in 2001. The Diamondbacks won the division title behind amazing pitching from Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson. I shared regular season game tickets with several other couples and always hoped for a foul ball to fly my way… although I would have been beaned for sure.
In the World Series, the Yankees were just 2 outs away from winning when the D-backs rallied for a comeback victory. I couldn’t go to the game (who could afford those tickets!), but I remember watching it on television thinking, “don’t give up”.
So they have now inched their way into the 2023 division championships. Down two games to one, I’m revisiting that mantra…. “don’t give up”. Actually, I think that mantra could apply to a lot of things, yes?
PS - I also had a bit of a ‘thing’ for center fielder Steve Finley. TMI?
Happy Friday everyone. I hope your plans for the weekend are a hit!
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Hi, hey, howdy….the old standby.🙋♀️
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