On another note, I went to see "Mary Poppins Returns" last evening. It was good, but not great, not like "Mary Poppins." My biggest complaint? The song sequence is exactly the same as in the original, no changes. In the original Mary arrived and they sang "Spoon full of Sugar" as they cleaned up their room. In this new version, Mary arrives and they sing some sort of sea song as the kids clean up in a bath. If you saw the first movie, you will know exactly what type of song is coming up next. The original had Ed Wynn with a funny song, this version has Meryl Streep with a funny song. Now, I know a lot of people aren't going to remember this sort of thing... but I do. I thought Lin-Manuel Miranda was much better than Dick Van Dyke,(no boos or hisses here, but I never thought he was that good.) I thought there was only one song, "Trip a Little Light Fantastic" in which the magic from the original film burst forth and actually brought a bit of tear to my eye. For about 4 minutes I was 12 years old again and awestruck.
And finally, I did order a desk. Kidney shaped. I believe that will fit better into the room. There's a little bookcase on the visitor side. The front drawer is called a 'keyboard drawer' but my laptop will fit easily inside. 100% wood, no MDF which is a big problem nowadays, especially if you're buying cabinets. They will call them wood, but actually what you're buying is a veneer on top of MDF. I don't have to worry about that. Delivery is going to be between 1/16 and 1/31... I can't wait.
The original Mary Poppins bored me to tears. It still does, and I love musicals! Maybe I'll like this one when it comes to t.v.ReplyDelete
Happy desk delivery! May you have many lovely years together.
Right now delivery is between 1/16 and 1/31. I can't wait!Delete
I have yet to see this one. I think I've seen the original, but I don't remember the songs.ReplyDelete
And hopefully this new influx of dems will put a stop to Cheeto's fuckery. Ugh.
I have have a... decent recall, so I can remember almost every song in the original. It was interesting to see how they took a lot of the original melody lines and worked them into the score.Delete
It's Blue Day!!!!ReplyDelete
Not only is it Blue Day, but a lot of the financials are starting to blame the Idiot Jerk for the problems on Wall Street.Delete
I second your feelings about "poppins"; lin-manuel is so damn sexy! I would never say the same about dick van dyke. and "trip" was the best song of the whole movie.ReplyDelete
He is a little cutie, isn't he? And I liked the balloon song at the end. In the original they sang "Let's go Fly a Kite," and the balloons were a nice way to keep the motif going. Besides, I got a bit teary eyed when I saw that legend of stage and screen singing one more time.Delete