Ten on Tuesday: Pink Panther, belated presents, and Morgan Freeman on helium

1. We watched The Return of the Pink Panther last night–we actually had to get a copy on VHS from the local video store (!). My husband says he suspects a lot of nostalgia is involved in my memories of this movie being so, so much funnier than Steve Martin’s remakes of the series. Any movies that appeal to you in part because of nostalgia?

The Return of the Pink Panther

2. I looked up Peter Sellers this morning and was surprised to learn that he had such a brief and troubled life–something I never knew before. It seems like so many great minds are total train wrecks when they’re not creating their art.

3. I’m supposed to get a belated birthday present later today from one of my besties and I can’t wait to see what it is. The husband says he’s a little jealous that he didn’t think to buy it, which makes me even more puzzled as to what it could be!

4. The Surgeon General is finally zooming in on the problem of skin cancer and tanning beds. Read the article in the Washington Post here. As we’re smack dab in the middle of summer this seems like a very timely report, but it bugs me that it’s taken this long for the SG to focus on the issue.

5. I’m having one of those ill-advised urges to get bangs again…someone stop me!

6. Pretty sure this day will be spent lounging on the deck reading. I would add “and also eating chips and guacamole” but I have neither at home and I’m too lazy to go to the store.

7. In case you’ve ever wondered what Morgan Freeman sounds like on helium…

 

8. My little edamame plant has pods on it! Now I’m waiting on the strawberry plant to flower…

9. The mint plant is also going bonkers. Need to dry the leaves for tea this winter!

10. Ugh, I forgot how hard it was to come up with ten things! O_o Happy Tuesday everyone!

11 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 4. Seriously! I don’t get why people do it when we KNOW it causes cancer! I did a post last summer listing facts about how EASY it is to get skin cancer from it. Even just one session! A tan is so not worth it!

    Thanks for linking up!

  2. they still carry vhs these days? I thought they’re extinct. I agreed with you that the original pink panther is better. I didn’t think the remake was any good.

    every time I see or hear the mention of the movie ‘Some kind of wonderful’, it makes me think of the 80’s. & now I feel like an old lady for even mentioning the movie.

    hope you’re having a wonderful summer.

  3. 1. VHS, how cool! I still have a player! I love to watch movies because of nostalgia: Ferris Bueller, Camp Cucamonga, Pipi Longstockings and some other European movies from my childhood.
    2. Sad but often true.
    3. How exciting! :))) Have fun!
    4. I really don’t understand why people do something like that.
    5. I think you would look great with bangs. :)
    6. Sounds fun! Enjoy!
    7. Haha so funny!
    8. So cool! I am impressed! I don’t have a green thumb so I am just working with herbs right now.
    9. I have fresh mint in the garden, so good!
    10. Sometimes it is really hard! But good job!

  4. You should watch The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.. he was a bit of a troubled genius. I loved the original Pink Panther movies and refused to watch the remakes!

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