Just making an informative post today. No special editing or elaborate
historical references. A plain old piece where I tell you some things and
hope something new or needed will give you a smile or help you to be
Tomorrow, Monday February 16, 2015: There will be a Grammy’s
Tribute to one of my favorite uplifting singers of all time:
Stevie Wonder. The famous names and artists expected to be there
at this live performance are remarkable and legendary. Just in case
you didn’t know this wished to fill you in on the musical evening.
Yesterday, Saturday Februrary 14, 2015: I went from the library into
a white out storm, which was totally unexpected. I stopped by the
local Strand theater and checked to make sure they would be open
at the 5:00 p.m. show time. Yes, they were surprised Delaware, Ohio
was on a Level Two Snow Emergency and that the library, as was all
the city agencies and offices were closed.
I went to see “Sponge Bob Square Pants: Sponge Out of Water”
children’s animated film with my grandkids and my oldest daughter.
Marley, Makyah, Skyler and Micah, with Carrie, all thought the film
was funny. Especially, since we have all seen the regular cartoons on
television. There were at least ten other adults there, 5 couples, who
were not there with children who showed signs of amusement and
one couple lingered through all the credits, as my family so often
It has Sponge Bob’s regular voice, which critics have complained of
his whiny, high pitched voice. The kids don’t mind his voice and did
the critics expect him to lower it for a full length feature film? I laughed
at Antonio Banderas who plays a pirate during the real people sequences.
I was also smiling at the seagulls who sing the song from the t.v. series,
which drives the pirate crazy.
The funniest and best part of the film was that Sponge Bob could not
count on his friends, Patrick and his boss, but became a ‘team’ with the
little guy, Plankton. He is usually his enemy but showed a ‘softer side.’
The movie emphasized ‘teamwork’ and Plankton, throughout most of
the time he was working together with S. B., called it “T.M. work.”
At the end, everyone goes back to their original character roles. I wanted
to tell those who love squirrels, Sandy is usually a squirrel under water
with a scuba diving helmet on. She is a positive, friendly squirrel friend
of all the show’s animated characters. She goes a little berserk when the
Crabby Patties aren’t available at the Bikini Bottom restaurant. Up on
land, with real living people, she becomes a real squirrel breathing air.
There is a weird role of a dolphin and time warps and time traveling but
I liked the film. My oldest daughter liked it, too. The couple who were in
their thirties, no children, next to me were roaring! They were literally
and repeating some of the corny jokes and lines of the movie, too!
Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of Sponge Bob Square Pants was a
Marine Biologist with a sense of humor when he started the series,
writing most of the original stories in 1999. He now has a team of
comedic and creative members to keep the stories interesting, as
well as relevant.
As far as the little M & M girls spending the night, we had dress up
with crowns, bumblebee outfit, jewelry, make-up, and the flower girl
dress. We read a whole collection of six Beatrix Potter books, along
with a few of the Christmas books. We ate Cutie oranges/tangerines
and snacked on chicken nuggets and french fries. We had pancakes
for breakfast and they didn’t like the vanilla yogurt with the kiwi
slices, blueberries and strawberries in it. Even when, I Nana tried to
rinse the fruit off.
I will keep you all informed about work. My ophthalmologist is still
going to be working on my excuse letter. I will call them during the
week to see if the final draft is completed if they don’t call me soon.
My son and his coworkers had a busy night on Valentine’s Day, with
several people like I was, driving through the snow to pick up the kids
and then, we walked downtown through the snow to the theater. My
oldest daughter gave me a delicious meatball wrapped with a biscuit
treat, which my M & M girls weren’t the least bit interested in trying.
So glad the restaurants and theater were allowed to stay open, for
their Valentine’s Day customers.
By the way, the Strand was showing “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and I
think it was sold out. A perfect way to celebrate love and romance,
if you liked this book or the theme of the movie. Kids and I were
just fine enjoying silliness and nothing too upsetting at the kids’
Hope you all have a great week.
Take care and God bless you
for all the kind and thoughtful comments.