Friday, January 17, 2020

Here's Looking at You Kid Pink Saturday

It's time for Pink Saturday

Because of my cold -- thankfully, "just" a cold -- I haven't been out taking many pictures and was at a loss for Pink Saturday this week. I decided to return to the 6,600+ pictures I've taken in the last five years and find a fun one. I present the multi-colored French bulldog, taken in a gift shop in an Atlantic City casino hotel in September.

When I looked at the picture tonight, Humphrey Bogart's line from "Casablanca" popped up in my mind, "Here's looking at you, kid." Not surprisingly, because I am a huge fan of Casablanca and can count the number of times I've seen it. Do you have favorite movies that you've seen many times and can just about recite all of the dialogue? I haven't seen it as many times, but "Steel Magnolias" is on that list. The third film that comes to mind is "Meet Me in St. Louis." Yes, I still cry at the end of all three of them.   

I used to be a tremendous movie-goer, but have cut down in the last ten years. I did get to the movies several times in the last few months and especially enjoyed "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," "Harriet" and "Judy."  Strong acting in all three films and I was happy to see that the stars in all three, Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo and Renee Zellweger, have been nominated for Oscars. 

What are some of the movies you've enjoyed most? Anything from 2019 that makes your favorites list? 

Today's purchases were groceries and cough drops, both permitted on the spending list. Because I'm not out and about as much in the last few days, I've been eating at home and haven't stopped for snacks while I'm out. I've upped my spending on groceries, but that is still less expensive than eating out. I'm still not a fan of the air fryer, but I made potato crisps tonight. It wasn't a nice salty bag of potato chips, but it cost about $.50 for the potatoes versus $2.00 for the bag of chips that caught my eye at the drugstore this afternoon. Potato savings: $1.50. 
My savings total as of January 17: $81.95 

Our next post pays tribute to one of the great institutions of New York. I hope you'll stop by to celebrate the 125th birthday of the New York Public Library. 

As ever, thanks for visiting and have a great weekend!

13 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

The striped dogs are so happy, and make me smile. We hardly ever go to movies anymore, preferring to buy them on T.V. and watch from the comfort of the couch. But I have seen so many that I just cannot think of one or two favorites! The most recent we saw was the set of Lord Of The Rings; that was good.

Deb said...

I love hearing about your life in New York City. You are doing great on your spending fast this month. Hope you have a great weekend. I will look forward to your next post.

Anne's Phamilyblog said...

Hope you are doing wonderfully. always a pleasure to stop by and see what's new in NYC and with you! HUGS and love to see your colorful share here.

Chatty Crone said...

I am like you - I love those old movies and I can watch one over and over again too.
I love New York and I love your bulldog.
I hope you feel better soon.
Sandie

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I love the colorful dog with the glasses on. What a cheerful sight. Eating at home is always better for us and you homemade crips sound delightful, but I must admit I am a chip lover and always have a bag on hand. Slowly but surely your savings are adding up. I'm not doing as well but am slowing trying to empty out the freezer here. It's time I got rid of the old and make room for some new.

Susan said...

Hope you feel better. Love the colorful pup! Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by my blog, Writing Straight from the Heart. What a delight it was for me to see that you visited. Come anytime, will you? Sincerely, Susan

Mevely317 said...

I don't recall having seen that dog, but gosh. He(she) makes me smile all over! We're not big movie-goers, but I sure hope "Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" and "Judy" make it to our home's small screen before too long.

DeniseinVA said...

I love that photo!!! I hope you get rid of that cold fast. I like to watch "It's a Wonderful Life" is a favorite but Casablanca is one I would enjoy seeing again. We just bought ourselves an air-fryer. I cooked potato fries but still think I may need a lesson or a few tries to perfect them. I did cook sweet potato fries and thought they were great. I have several recipes I am going to try, one is coconut shrimp! Wish me luck, lol, and feel better soon :)

Louca por porcelana said...

Such fun pic!I hope you get better soon...Happy Pink Saturday!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

The old classics are the best and anything with Cary Grant gets my vote especially Arsenic and Old Lace and The Philadelphia Story. I enjiyed Tom Hanks portrayal of Fred Rogers and Knives Out was very good as well. But in reality we don’t go out to see many films and have seen less than 5 in movie theaters over the past couple of years.

TARYTERRE said...

a cold plays havoc with your system. love that pup. he's one cool dude. don't stream movies here. and haven't seen anything in the theaters wotth seeing till last year. saw JUDY yesterday and loved it. such a sad story really. i hope you'll soon be out and about taking pictures again. they are always wonderful.

Theresa said...

Oh what a happy, colorful Pup! I wish I could report that I had seen a good movie recently but I haven't. It seems there just aren't any pulling me to the theater. I really love old movies, they are the best to me:) Have a blessed "feel better" kinda day dear friend, HUGS!

Paula said...

I'm not much of a movie person. But I did love Mr. Rogers on TV