Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Guess what I'm doing?

I'm playing BridgeBaseOnline, that's what I'm doing! :) Am I having fun? Well, yes, I am. (I'm "dummy" right now, so am starting my post.)

Guess what I'll be doing tonight? I'll be watching "my" Astros, who 'suck' BIG time, play the Cardinals in St. Louis. Lucky, lucky me! It's the first and only time this year they'll be on television (I don't have cable) until August, if you can believe that! (It's the truth.)

Checking in on other teams in "our club", let's see here ... ... Steven's Blue Jays are at the top of the heap in their division. (So what else is new? LOL ) Tammy's Yankees and my son-in-law's Red Sox are a little further down, but they needn't worry. The Jays will begin to falter ... at least by mid-season.

Who else? Well, the Phillies are having their way with the National League East ... a little unexpected, but it's early yet. They 'swept' the Astros here at home. Does that count? Bug's and Patrick's Braves are, as of this writing, in the middle of the pack ... about as we would have thought, actually. (Bug also follows the Reds, but - personally - I'm having a little trouble adding them to my list.)

The Central Division really isn't even worth talking about, unless you're a Cardinals' (Tammy, of course! She has divided allegiances.) or Cubs' (Hello, Chuck!) fan. There isn't a team I can conjure up that we might possibly be able to beat. However, being the masochist that I am, guess who'll be watching?

Now, I'm not in the habit of beating my head senselessly and incessantly against a brick wall, so I've been watching some other things on television, among them some pretty fair movies. Thought I'd share just a few with you ... ...

Had a chance last night to watch Irma La Douce (1963) for the first time ever, with Shirley MacLaine and Jack Lemmon. Not the greatest movie I've ever seen, but very entertaining! Also had the chance recently to watch The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming! Now, THAT was fun!! I've seen it once before, but it's been a good many years. Speaking of Russians, wasn't that good-looking young Russian sailor the same actor who starred in Fiddler on the Roof, another film from the 1960's (or maybe early 70's)?

Well now, shuckeydurn it all, anyway! I've just spent the last several minutes looking through the multitudinous loose papers on my desk in this room, on the kitchen counter and on the dining room table, but I cannot find the list I very carefully made of the really good films I watched recently. Sorry about that! That'll just have to be a separate post, won't it?

Before I go, I should tell you that I mentored Roop Prasad again today. Lots and lots of really good stuff came up, and we spent some quality time - at least, in my opinion! - afterwards talking about it. She's been fun to mentor ... needs to play more, but that's true of many people who are interested in learning more about the game of bridge! We came in tied in the overalls for 2/3 and I was pleased.


Tammy said...

Ha! I am your first comment leaver. :) I saw in my blog feed you just posted 14 seconds ago. Well, before I started reading.

I haven't seen any of the movies you mentioned except Fiddler on the Roof, and that was excellent!

Go Astros!

The Bug said...

I looked up both movies & didn't see any common actors - the Fiddler on the Roof guy was Topol & he would have been in his 30s when the other movie was made.

Did you see where the Braves lost 17 to 2 (or something like that)? Sheesh! I've got the Reds on right now - they're down, but it's early yet. The keep winning in extra innings. The Astros are only down 1 right now - they could win. Really!

Craig Peihopa said...

I am pleased that you are humming along again Goldenrod, there is something right with the world when you are sharing your thoughts.

Goldenrod said...

Bug, your Braves and Reds are at opposite ends of the winning/losing spectrum just now, wouldn't you just know it?

Topol is not the actor I was thinking of. The actor I thought looked familiar in "The Russians ... ...!" was the one who fell in love with Topol's youngest daughter.

Btw, Topol was not nearly as old when "Fiddler" came out as he was made to appear.