Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Wednesday Medley - 16/10/19
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1. Today is Bosses' Day. Workplace politics at the highest level of competition. Is this a day for employees to thank their bosses for being unfailingly kind and understanding throughout the year? A meaningless holiday pressuring backstabbing co-workers to kowtow to tyrannic managers? Or just another way for the groveling sycophants to max out their credit cards in a piteous attempt to curry favor?

This could be taken in two ways as our host suggests.  It's very ambiguous but my guess would be it's their day so everyone should be nice to them but that might be a bit tricky. 

Bonus question for those of us who've retired: On the One-To-Ten Scale, how incomprehensibly ecstatic are you about not having to put up with this kind of malarkey anymore? Or any words of encouragement to those of us who still have forty years to go before Social Security kicks in?

I am so glad that I don't have to deal with a boss (particularly my last one) anymore.  Having said that I was also a manager and I hope my team wouldn't be feeling the same way. 

2. October 16 is also National Fossil Day! Just as new living species are discovered, new fossilized animals are found.

A type of trilobite was named Aegrotocatellus jaggeri after Mick Jagger, lead singer of The Rolling Stones. Believe it or not, there are plenty of people who feel Mick Jagger is a fossil.

If someone was to name something after you, what would you like it to be?

Not sure I'd want a fossil named after me.  Maybe a flower? 

3. Today is Hagfish Day! What is a hagfish? Well I wouldn't rush to look it up. Those things should come with a warning. All the cuteness of a viper and the cuddliness of an eel. Allegedly very delicious and plentiful, though, if you can get them to stop slithering around long enough to cook them. Which is why we celebrate Hagfish Day!

Which member(s) of The Animal Kingdom gives you the creeps? Or is it a slimy co-worker from Question #1?

I can't imagine EVER eating Hagfish or anything else that wriggles!

4. Cheers! We also celebrate Drink Local Wine Week and National Liqueur Day! Is there a winery in your locale? Do you have a favorite cordial or a mixed drink made with a liqueur? A non-potent potable such as a refreshing smoothie?

The UK doesn't have a great reputation for wine.  We never drink it.  We do drink wine though, from all sorts of places.  We very seldom drink liquers and if I take a drink out with me it's more likely to be water. 

5. Happy Birthday, Angela Lansbury! Her first two roles were as the maid in Gaslight and Sibyl Vane in The Picture Of Dorian Gray. Truly a star of stage, screen and television, Angela played on Broadway and as Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote. One of her most respected film roles was that of Laurence Harvey's mother in The Manchurian Candidate, an often overlooked political thriller. She was believable despite being only three years older than Laurence Harvey.

Can you think of any out-of-the-ordinary casting? Or the type of casting in which Hollywood expects us to suspend all logic?

I am rubbish at remembering who's who in which films.  I am aware of Angela Lansbury though - Murder she wrote can usually be found on at least one of our cable channels most days!

6. Please share something about your week.

Quite a run of the mill week this week - 2 days grandsitting and no other major plans during the week but Noah and his parents are here at the weekend so I'm looking forward to that, although on Saturday hubby and I will be grandsitting both Noah and Rory while their parents attend a wedding.  That could be interesting!


  1. Babysitting the grands is always fun!

  2. Both boys at once! Glad your hubby will be there to help! Little ones can wear you out pretty fast (me, anyway!). I enjoyed your answers! Interesting that England doesn't have good wineries.

  3. A thing that sparked my interest in Bordeaux wines was reading about claret in English mystery novels.

    Thank you for participating! Hope to see you next week!

  4. I so resonate with you about not remembering folks in films I enjoy films but I don't follow the film stars except of course, Gerard Butler!


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