Wednesday, October 12, 2016

What I Learned from TV - October 12


Each time I do a post about What I Learned From TV, I’ll begin with the explanation from the first posting:

Now that my kids are grown, and Tom has retired, I’ve been able to go back to my natural sleep pattern which is to stay up late and get up late. Tom’s natural rhythm is just the opposite. So, he’s the lark and I’m the owl. 

And what this owl does in the late hours is watch television- not in the traditional way but through Acorn TV, Hulu, Netflix, TunnelBear, and my own DVDs. Most of the shows are British, though I am a great fan of a few American television shows, and have been watching a few from other countries now that we have TunnelBear. Some of these shows Tom will watch in the mornings, but many of them are all mine. So, when I hear a great quote from a show I know he’s not going to watch, I’ll leave him little post-it notes near the computer keyboard. I had a notion this morning to begin a new ‘letter topic’ called What I Learned From TV so I can put up some virtual post-its for you to read and, hopefully, enjoy. Some are funny, some are educational, some are wise.


Pouring some salt in a candle makes it burn longer (2 hours, I think it said). I haven’t tried this, but plan to do so.

From the movie The Missing Postman:
Make notes of what you want to do around the house and garden, and put them in a jar. Draw one out and do it!

From The Coroner
“Never trust a man in socks and sandals.” 

Lewis: “Life born of fire. I bet that means something in Latin."
Hathaway: “What makes you say that?”
Lewis: “This is Oxford. Everything always means something in Latin.”

From the movie Another Year which I wrote about here:
“and then there are the big corporations who keep their lights on all night in empty office buildings while we’re all expected to do our bit with eco bulbs."

22 comments:

  1. I love your new topic...ha,just wish I had thought of it first.

    After my car wreck in June 2015, my feet were so mangled and swollen for several weeks that shoes and boots wouldn't fit them anymore. Best I could do was wear lose sandals, with socks to ensure that people weren't revolted by the way my feet looked while they healed. Admittedly, I got a lot of stares but I just put that down to constant run-ins with those who consider themselves members of the Fashion Police. Never crossed my mind that they might have thought I was not to be trusted because of my footwear. LOL

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    1. I've been doing it for a couple years, but not very often. It is very fun. Go ahead, do it! You may even use the same title and pic. Fine with me. I'm laughing at your story. Women can def wear sandals and socks, if they are Birkies, but nope. Not a man.

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  2. Lovely tidbits! And I have really enjoyed learning some of the history of London from watching "New Tricks"!

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    1. Thank you! I love, I love, I love New Tricks!!! I want to buy the whole series, but it costs a lot. But I want to own it. But it costs a lot. haha

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  3. Nan, I always love your "What I learned from TV" posts! Lewis is always good for a great quote, isn't it!

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    1. I have more from Lewis than any other program I watch. I could do a zillion posts! ;<))

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  4. I do enjoy the pearls of wisdom that you produce in 'what I learned from TV'. I remember you reviewing 'Another Year', and thought I must try and see that, but am horified to realise that it was five years ago!

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    1. It isn't an easy movie in some ways, but I love it. I bought the DVD and recently watched it again.

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  5. Yes, I have thought about the electricity used in those empty buildings so many times. Such a waste.

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    1. I think about it in all sorts of areas. We all try and recycle, etc. and yet we are just drops in the ocean of all that goes on in the world.

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  6. Nan, love your posts & it's fun hearing about your TV habits - mine would be similar if I could retire! I love Death in Paradise & you've reminded me of the salt/candle trick - I heard this & wanted to try, but forgot! Kim

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    1. When I buy new candles, I'm going to do an experiment and light two at the same time, one with the salt and one without.

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  7. We have been into series binge watching on Netflix big time in our household this year. Now I'm going to go back and check your links.

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  8. like Larry, we have only recently begun watching some wonderful series since we just last spring subscribed to Netflix and found we could get Amazon series with our Prime membership. It has made TV fun again! I make notes of all your recommendations.

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  9. Enjoyed the words of wisdom from the telly. Also making note for future reference.

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    1. Thanks. These are fun posts for me to do!

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  10. That last one is a gem. We get a lot of that here in Florida when we talk about water. Our water managers (I use that term loosely) want us to conserve by turning off the faucet while we're brushing our teeth, while they allow millions of gallons a day to be pumped for corporate agriculture, bottled water, lawn watering, etc. It's good to be aware of deception.

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    1. Yup, that's exactly right, and why the words from the movie were important to me. Thanks for telling me that fact. This is the stuff the news should be full of.

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