Coffee Talk With Tiff

Coffee. Photo by Jonathan Thursfield.

It’s Sunday.

It really is Sunday as I write this article that should post in a little over an hour from now. *Fingers crossed*

The reason behind my waiting until this morning is easy; I’ve been toying with the idea of changing Sunday Coffee Talk with Tiff to Biden Bits to cover the rest of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, in order to make Monday’s article less busy?

IDK, the right word, but Monday’s in the Biden Admin seem heavy lift days and I feel like when Monday’s threads are posted; I’ve tossed everything plus the kitchen sink at the “reader” that would be you dear Blenders…

Anyhoo, so, I didn’t really think of anything yesterday, but trying to clean house (nope it didn’t get finished) and continuing my Christmas movie watching…

So this morning when I got my first cup of coffee I went to Twitter and discovered that President Biden hasn’t tweeted since Friday…

That’s right, no tweets from Saturday…

While the above is a true account of how I feel, it also left me feeling a bit like…

So now as I sip my third cup of coffee we go with a little plan b and some of plan c…

Plan B…

As you’ve noticed the Owl post is a day short, this is not anyone’s fault, but my own, well, “fault” is whether harsh, it’s just happened. Now, I’ve had several less then stellar thoughts about how to get ahead of this problem. They weren’t good ideas…

And then I watched this…

I have joined a group on Discord (it’s a site used to chat about things, some work spaces use the site to communicate more easily than emails. But the group I’ve joined has a member that has “movie nights,” where he streams the movie for us and we can chat while watching…

One night the movie was Elf. I’d never seen it. I’m not a Will Ferrell “fan”. I like two maybe three whole movies he’s been in…

There is bad behavior and cussing in this clip, but it is by far the most hilarious scene from the movie Semi Pro…

Anyhoo, that reminded me of Mrs Mary Lou’s weekly movie reviews and made me wonder if that’s something the reader aka the Blenders would like to see returned; obviously written by me, and not near as educated as she was or as funny either…

But I was thinking in more light terms anyway; as something I can do for weeks in advance…

So, if that’s an idea you like, well, say so in the comments.

Back to Elf, it wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t good either, Will Ferrell is very much one of those actors that can’t carry a movie on his own, he works and plays better as a co-star, not the leading role.

Would I watch it next Christmas?

Probably not, to be honest, it was about half-way when the story-line seemed to go sideways; to be fair there isn’t much of a story-line to start with, but what they had at the start was this cute idea about a human baby being raised by a Santa Elf, played by the endearing Bob Newhart and that’s about where the cute idea stopped and the story went sideways…

I give it 2 Tiff’s…

Disclaimer:

I’m not looking for pats on my back here, Blenders. I need direction otherwise I struggle with too many random thoughts…

A bit of Plan C…

I was going to share this later this week but what the hell it’s Christmas time…

One of my favorite–favorite Christmas songs is probably not in fact a Christmas tune…

Who knew?

Probably everyone, but me until this morning…

First, the original…

Second, the version I heard/remember hearing first with lyrics as a kid…

Sometimes, I simply love the interwebs, sometimes, but apparently, the above song according to Daily Doo Wop.com, came from the album A Christmas Gift for You produced by Phil Spector; the album went on sale the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, that is, November 22, 1963.

Third, the version I like best…

Fourth, this version I was unaware existed or maybe I just forgot it existed until this morning…

Anyhoo, back to the whole might not be a Christmas song at all. According to the Leroy Anderson Foundation.org; Anderson first started composing Sleigh Ride in the summer of 1946 during a heat wave “Leroy was digging trenches to try to find some old pipes coming from a spring.  He began composing several tunes, including Sleigh Ride (SleĂ°aferĂ°), in which he envisioned as a musical depiction of the winter season long ago.” The songs composition wouldn’t be completed until February of 1948.

Song Facts.com says that Mitchell Parish wrote the lyrics for the tune in 1950.

Several Google hits tell me, that regardless of whether or not it is a Christmas song, it’s been named one of the most popular Christmas songs. It ranked number 4 in 2020…

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Member of the Free Press who is politically homeless and a political junkie.