What’s Your Must See 2018 Summer Movie?

Romance Writers Weekly with coffe cup underneath and a mocha foam heart in cupThis week on RWW, Jenna Da Sie asks, “Have you seen any good movies this summer? Write a review of one you saw. If you haven’t seen one, tell which one you want to see.” Hope you’ve already visited Leslie Hachtel.

This is up my ally.  I love movies!  I’ve been an action movie junkie  since a double feature Bond flick at the age of ten. More recently I’ve become a Marvel fan in part thanks to the heroes portrayal by the hunkiest actors in Hollywood.

Back to Jenna’s question of the summer movie I most want to see…Summer is flying by and I’ve only seen Deadpool 2 in May. It had some surprises, some sad and some happy. I love Ryan Reynolds in a comedic role. Deadpool’s  raunchy, humor, puns and innuendos  fulfills my sarcastic side.

cave man with wolfOn a  a humanistic note,  I’m also a dog lover and I want to see Alpha.  Who was the first human to befriend canine ancestors?  Loyalty knows now bounds with now thousands of years connection. It will probably make me cry like most dog movies, but I’ll endure.

Back to the action must haves… Mission Impossible. I need to see Tom Cruise jumping the building where he breaks his leg and continues to finish the scene.  That’s giving your all.  And as a special forces fan, I want to see him doing a real Halo jump.  Respect.

I could go on, but let’s hear Brenda Margriet’s  must see summer flicks!

 

 

Independence Day Celebrations

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This is 4th of July week for those in the US, but most countries have an Independence Day or similar celebration. What was your tradition growing up? Fireworks? Trip to the beach? Cookout? As an adult, what’s your favorite Independence Day activity or what would you love to do? Hope you’ve already visited A.S. Fenichel on this week’s RWW Blog hop.

 

When I was a kid, we were usually visiting relatives in South Carolina during July 4. Can you say watermelon…  I can but don’t like it. Yes, I’ve been told I’m weird.  My cousin’s birthday is around this time and she’d always ask for a red velvet cake. Now that was better than fireworks for me. 🙂
These days, hubs, son and I vacation  the week of July 4th on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  We meet up with neighboring beach rental families that we’ve become close to over the last eighteen years. Our kids have grown up together.  They are our “Beach Family.” Surrounded by these wonderful friends, we spend Independence Day on the beach and then grill out for dinner. Occasionally, we all get together and have a block party.
The men used to launch fireworks (illegal) until one year they’d just
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down the beach  in their SUV. Stagnant air still fresh with sulfur hung about the men in a cloud. Luckily, other felonious fireworks shooters further south launched some rockets saving our guys from being questioned or worse.  Since then, we stick to watching others who don’t mind pressing their luck.

Below is a pic of some flavorful rum cherry bombs we make to get the party started.

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Hope everyone celebrating has a safe and fun holiday!  Happy Fourth of July! Now on to Brenda Margriet.

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