It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood…


Okay, so it really isn’t a beautiful day here in New York today, weatherwise anyway. It’s hot, muggy and overcast, like it has been for the last few days and what they are saying for the entire week here basically. That’s okay, we’ll make the best of it. I thought I would take a little break from writing about power saws (my writing assignment for this part of the week) and take some time to blog. I haven’t felt much like doing it lately; My motivation level has been down with the rest of me but I am hoping that is going to change. I’ve been to a couple of doctors in the last week or so to try to help get me going as far as my feet and at least they seem willing to investigate and try some things, which is great news. And Sean is finally home from his vacations all over the place, so it is nice to have him back as well. So let’s try to get this week off to a better start, and I’ll start by answering the last question I posed, which was:

What was your favorite kids’ TV show when you were growing up?

There was quite a diversity in answers, depending on how old you were and what you used to watch. Of course, many people mentioned Sesame Street and Mister Rogers, or even the Electric Company. There were also a few for Captain Kangaroo. I personally can remember watching these shows when I was little, although Sesame Street was just starting out when I was a kid. I think I probably watched more of it when my sisters were younger or with Sean when he was younger than I did when I was a kid. I can remember watching cartoons when I was a kid, like Scooby Doo or any of the Saturday morning cartoons that were on, like the Super Friends. There were also all those Krofft television shows, like H.R. Pufenstuf, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters and the like, which were on every weekend (don’t forget Land of the Lost). Shows like Superman (with George Reeves) and Batman (with Adam West) probably weren’t really geared towards kids, but we watched those too. There were also kids’ shows like Romper Room and Wonderama that I remember, but I can’t say I was a big fan of either. Some of the others I remember well are Underdog, Felix the Cat and Courageous Cat and Minute Mouse. There was also Rocky and Bullwinkle, the Banana Splits and the Pink Panther. I guess it’s hard for me to say there was a favorite I had when I was a kid. I can’t honestly remember thinking there was one show I had to watch when I was a kid or just had to see. As I said, I probably watched more kids’ shows when I was older than when I was a kid! I do have a special affinity for the Animaniacs, which came along when I was much older, in my twenties, but I just loved those shows. They were creative, funny and made pop culture references that I am sure most kids didn’t get.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer and a special thanks to Jenna Elfman and Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (she plays Kiki on “The Fresh Beat Band,” my buddy Liam’s favorite kids’ show) for taking the time to answer me on Twitter. So let’s move on to today’s question. We’ll start out the week with something light and fun:

What is your favorite movie line?

Everyone quotes something from the movies. There are catchphrases and famous lines that always stand out and are remembered. What is the one that you always remember or quote all the time? The one that is a personal favorite of yours because it is funny, or chilling, or meaningful to you in some way? Think about it and let me know. You can answer me on here, or on Facebook or on Twitter. I’ll ask some people on Twitter as well and see how they respond. I’ll post my answer tomorrow.

That’s all I have for now. If I can get enough power saw writing done today, I would like to post some more of my story, “Below the Surface” so you can check later on for that. Since the Mets are on their West Coast swing, I typically am up late since the games don’t start until 10 PM EST, so I should have some time to write. Until later on, enjoy the rest of your day and don’t forget to do something creative today!

3 Responses to “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood…”

  1. 1 Kim Lyman

    “Nobody puts Baby in the corner. Come on Baby” and then Patrick Swayze grabs Jennifer Grey’s hand and they do their famous dance. Dirty Dancing. I don’t know why, but it is my favorite movie of all time. Laugh all you want:-) I think it’s my favorite because the movie came out in a year when life was not going so great, hard to believe since I was like 12, but that was one of the worst years of my life and that movie could just take me away. And I’ve let it take me away from reality probably about a hundred times.

    • It’s funny how people really attached themselves to that movie, or really any movie for that matter. When I answer the question later, I’ll talk some more about that. It’s one of Michelle’s all-time favorite movies. I can remember seeing it in the movie theater when it first came out and people cheering in the theater when he came back to dance with her.

      I can always count on you for a good answer. Thanks Kim πŸ™‚

  2. david wells ‏@BoomerWells33
    @IguanaFlats not sure have to think about that one

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