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DIShGo

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  1. To my dad, who would have been 93 today. He has been gone for just over and a year and a half, and I miss him terribly and think of him often. I was extremely lucky to have been raised by him. He was a St. Louis sports fan all of his life. I hope the Blues pull out a win for him tonight. Love you, Dad. Cheers.
  2. Maplewood Kitchen and Bar did not disappoint! Thank you for the recommendation. The lemon ricotta pancakes, with a side of house-made sausage, were deliciously decadent.
  3. I really enjoyed "Little Big Man." Two of my favorite performances were by Chief Dan George as Old Lodge Skins, and Faye Dunaway as Louise Pendrake (aka Lulu Kane). I love the way the film ended. The director deviated from the book's finale, and the result perfectly suits the movie's tone. Chief Dan George received a well-deserved Academy Award nomination for his work in this film. Dunaway, who impressed me with her dramatic roles in "Bonnie and Clyde," "Chinatown" and "Network," shows off her comedic skills in "Little Big Man" as the sexually frustrated wife of a minister who later turns to prostitution. I certainly see how this film influenced "Forrest Gump," and perhaps "Orlando" as well. This is an entertaining movie that I highly recommend.
  4. It was a lovely room, and oh so close to things. It was fun to stroll around Little Italy, and the Harbor was just a short walk away.
  5. I must be getting old, too. Every song sounded like Alvin and the Chipmunks on speed.
  6. Thanks for the birthday wishes! Glad to help out. :)

    What is the beautiful scene in your profile banner? Is that George Clooney's town?

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      DIShGo

      You're welcome!

      It is the view from Restaurant Alain Llorca in Colle-sur-Loup, France, looking toward Saint-Paul-de-Vence. The only Clooney connection was the Nespresso machine in our hotel! 

  7. I haven’t seen it yet, and I wasn’t aware that he didn’t write or direct any of the episodes!
  8. I am glad I saw "Us," but it is no "Get Out." Jordan Peele is a talented director, and the acting in this movie is outstanding--particularly the performance by Lupita Nyong'o in a very demanding role. I am looking forward to Peele's upcoming "Twilight Zone" series. I think this idea is perfectly tailored to his directorial style. I am not a fan of horror films, and "Us" is heavy on the horror, compared to "Get Out." Maybe it is because I figured out the plot twist early on, but "Us" dragged for me in the last half, and at one point, I felt like I was watching an episode of "The Walking Dead." There are many messages about American society in this film (as there were in "Get Out"), but the plot, at times, seemed to be manipulated in order to make these points. In comparison, the story in "Get Out" flowed, with more delightful twists and turns revealed throughout.
  9. This is one of my favorite books. I haven't read it in years, but I remember rereading passages because the writing was so beautiful.
  10. Today is International Women's Day. If you haven't yet seen it, treat yourself to a viewing of "RBG," the inspirational documentary about the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The film is informative and entertaining. It should not be missed.
  11. In 1982, when I was a senior in high school, my school dance team won first place in the state competition in Chicago. To celebrate, we dined in the restaurant atop the John Hancock Center. It was the fanciest place most of us had been to at the time--we were from a small town in the southern part of the state with very limited dining options. I have fond memories of that wonderful experience, shared with my closest childhood friends and our moms.
  12. The crusts we had yesterday, on the lemon chess and the chicken pot pies, were flaky, buttery, and easily cut with with a fork. So perhaps your tough crust was the byproduct of holiday madness. This was my first time trying chess pie, and I am a fan! Would love to try one of the chocolate varieties. I also love a good cherry pie. So that is on my list as well.
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