January 1, 2014

JANUARY 2014 ...



First, 'fess up time!

Checked your spam filter lately? Yes, I know it’s up there with trainspotting, UFO hunting and soap carving, but bear with me! You see, just checked mine and amazed to find comments running into double figures. And, no, not from Discount-Canadian-Meds offering you-know-what (apologies to Canadian friends!) or millions of dollars from a recently deceased “uncle” who made his fortune in Burkino Faso - the usual stuff for spam filtering. But comments which included words like “crime”, “murder”, “victim” “blood”, “sacrifice”. In other words, comments relating to posts about my crime thrillers! Now, regular readers know I always do my best to get replies to comments left here, so my sincere apologies to all those that didn’t – ‘cos they woz spammed!

btw An earlier post of mine about the city of Bath attracted 26 comments but 2607 visits! (Possibly something to do with its title: It's Bath Time!) Which makes me think maybe I'd be better off (or rather the Cudeca charity all book profits go to) not writing crime novels at all but 2607 Shades of Bathing ones ...


(Just a thought: into how many spam boxes out there -'cos of the aforementioned words - will this post end up?) 

Secondly, keep warm ...




Linked to Scenic Weekends, Macro Monday2, I heart Macro, Blue Monday, Monday Mellow Yellows, Ruby Tuesday, Our Beautiful World, Outdoor Wednesday


                                            Linked to Straight out of the Camera Sunday

Third, linked to Alphabe-Thursday, G is for The *G*raduate – Mrs Robinson’s stockings and other objects from movies:

1. The Graduate (Mike Nichols, 1967)


2) The Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939)

3) The Rosebud Sled from Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941, below)

4) Marilyn Monroe's White Dress from The Seven Year Itch (Billy Wilder, 1955)

5) The .44 Magnum from Dirty Harry (Don Siegel, 1971)

6) The Horses' Head from The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)

7) Kermit the Frog's Bicycle from The Muppet Movie (James Fawley, 1979)
8) Jake Lamotta's Title Belt from Raging Bull (Martin Scorsese, 1980)

9) The Wafer-Thin Mint from Monty Python's The Meaning of Life (Terry Jones, 1983)

10) Sheriff Woody from Toy Story (John Lasseter, 1995)

ANY OTHER MEMORABLE OBJECTS IN MOVIES?


And, finally, thank you to all our dear readers who visited or commented.

Enjoy!
XOXO NORA & LOLA:)



29 comments:

Lady Lilith said...

Great idea. I will keep an eye on my spam box. One of my blog is dedicated to blood and murder. I do not want to miss any comments.

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Jeanne Pursell said...

Hi there!! Popping in to wish you both a very Happy New Year!! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I always tend to notice kitchens in movies - weird,I know...

The kitchen in it's complicated is wonderful as well as the one in "Something's Gotta Give"

HAH!

Happy New Year!!!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful post and gorgeous nature photography ~ Happy, Healthy New Year ~ carol, xxx

edenhills said...

I never check the spam folder for my e-mail. My blog, I do check regularly, so I don't miss any great comments.

Charleen said...

Love your posts. Every picture is captivating. Nice.

jfb57 said...

Lots of my fav films there! Love the title that caught folks out!!

Tracy Cook said...

Lovely post my grandson is so into toy story

Birgit said...

Guess what I will do now? Yeah -- checking my spam filter! :)

Gattina said...

I also had to share the million dollars of an African Prince and an Arabic princess ! I will become rich ! lol ! Your bird pictures are beautiful !

Karen S. said...

Thank you for such a delightful post!

Melody Harrison said...

Happ new year, Nora and Lola.
You always pull out some very cool subjects on your posts! I love it!

Love,
Melody

EG CameraGirl said...

Guess I had better check my spam folder!!

aspiritofsimplicity said...

wonderful bird captures!

Ros Crawford said...

LOVE love love those photos!! Beautiful birds!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Our Beautiful World!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Great photos of the beautiful cardinal and wonderful bridge shot ~ Happy 2014 ~ xxx

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful birds! I wish you a Happy New Year!

Laura said...

beautiful photos of the birds Nora! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

storybeader said...

I remember watching the graduate, oh so many years ago. And thought, My Word!! Saw it again, last year, and it was much more slow. Is it my age or just that the world is so much more risque! LOL {:-Deb

Gillena Cox said...

enjoyed; have a nice Monday

much love...

SmilingSally said...

Hello Nora,

Sorry you're experiencing so much SPAM.

Your Robin is so cute in his BLUE sky.

Thanks for sharing.

Have a Happy Blue Monday.

Ann said...

We will try to stay warm the temp here today is -10, yes that's a minus. I love the last nature shot--beautiful blue sky behind this gorgeous creature.
Ann

Joy H said...

great post, I do forget to check the old spam folders quite often. Hope you have a great week and love the beautiful bird photos!

Ruth Kelly said...

Wow! You do lots of links. Love the birds.

Hannah said...

I don't think my gardening blog attracts spam that much. I'll have to check. I particularly like the first bird with the Mandarin Orange neck. It's true, The Graduate would be a lot less noteworthy now with all the stories about "cougars".LOL

Jenny said...

These are some neat gadgets and gizmos from some classic movies...

Great post for the letter "G"!

Thanks for linking.

A+

Annesphamily said...

Gosh you do such a wonderful movie review for us! I still love the Toy Story movies. The third one reminds me of my son Nick heading off to college. I always cry when I watch it! He had the Woody pillow when he was a small boy. He really treasured that. I love Dorothy's shoes too. She was right, it's all about the shoes!!!!

Annesphamily said...

The birds are wonderful. MY friend Betsy in Tennessee shares her photos each day! I bought a calendar and hung it in my laundry room so I could see the pretty birds each day when I am sorting laundry or getting something out of my second fridge. Happy New Year to Nora and Lola from Anne in Colorado!