Morning Meanderings…


Good morning.  🙂

Last night I was staying up later than I should and was watching a movie that I own called The Brave One with Jodie Foster.  Have you seen this?  If you like a suspense thriller, this is a great movie.

When we were in New York recently for BEA Reagan (Miss Remmers Reviews) and I, were walking in Central Park when I was sure that the bridge in the park was the same one as in the movie, The Brave One.   I told Reagan  about the movie as she had never seen it and ran under the bridge pointing out key spots, “This is where the dog was captured, this is where the fight started…”  Reagan refused to walk under the bridge.

I wasn’t 100% sure that it was the same bridge but tonight I finally Googled the movie and yes, the scene is shot in Central Park and that is the bridge.  If you haven’t see this movie, I recommend it.  Jodie Foster plays an incredible role.

Here is the movie trailer – it is a bit violent in this scene:


Funny memory so thought I would share…    this morning I am setting up for our week of serving with the homeless through IHN. That will keep me busy most of the morning and a bit into the afternoon too.  After that I will be back for a bit to work on Bloggiesta and put up a review.  Yesterday if you were one of the wonderful people who helped me through comments here and on Twitter as I made a color decision for this blog – thank you.  That took way longer than I had planned and your assistance was appreciated.

In the mean time, if you did not have the chance to whack the pinata yesterday, there is still time to do so.  🙂

23 thoughts on “Morning Meanderings…

  1. And the new blog header…fabulous! You didn’t mention how you arrived at these images, but they’re great. And I think I mentioned in a comment yesterday that I love the different shades of green.

    I LOVED The Brave One…and I get very excited when a landmark from a city I’ve visited shows up in a movie…for example, I was watching a movie years ago (can’t even remember the name of it!), when the whole Quincy Market area of Boston showed up in several scenes (I’d just been to Boston); so those moments make the movie more memorable (so memorable that I can’t recall the name of it years later, lol!).

    1. Thanks Laurel – I was trying to go with something more fitting to the new blog layout for the header. I am trying to stick to earthy tones and if you would have seen the blog last night you would have laughed – the header changed about every 30 minutes until i created this one. 🙂

      I honestly cant believe I recognized the bridge form the movie Laurel – I think Reagan and I must have been on the same path that the actors were on because we turned the corner – and I felt like i was int he movie. 🙂

  2. I’ve never seen The Brave One but love Jodie Foster so will get it soon (NetFlix).

    I love your new header and colors. It looks great!

  3. You’ve been painting again – I love it! Your new header is wonderful as well. I am so impressed!

    I also wanted to let you know that yours has quickly become one of my favorite blogs. I love the idea that you write each morning. I look forward to reading your daily Morning Meanderings. Keep up the great work!

    1. Thank you Michelle (*beaming here*) what kind words! 😀

      Yes I have been painting again…. I think I got it… at least until the next bloggiesta…LOL.

  4. I love the new color scheme! On a side note, I really want my sidebars to be in nice outlined boxes, but alas I know nothing about coding.

    1. Trisha – i know barely nothing myself. I use the CSS template and carefully change one think at a time – preview and see what happened. If I like, I leave it – if not I click undo and try something else 🙂

  5. I like what you have done with the blog-I tried to do some changes and almost lost my entire blog-I had to put a call out for help-so for now I am staying status quo-just grateful I am back from the abyss of lost blogs.

    On Sunday I went to Central Park and saw the bridge.

    1. LOL Esme – I know it is not funny… I did that Friday night – was messing with the template and I had a mess! Thank goodness it was pretty late so I had no visitors wondering what was up. 🙂

      I was going to change the template but after that scare decided changing the color was all the excitement I could handle.

  6. Hi Sheila !
    Great job with the colours. Even I am glad you stuck to the green colour. Your coffee cups are making my addiction worse day by day…….but as I said, I love it.

    That trailer really is good by the way, you have got my taste in movies.

    My weekend went great and I finished a lot of books and coffee. I have noticed that Dean Koontz is what your listening to. I love that book as well as the authors way of presenting psychological related themes so wonderfully in all the works that I have read so far. I am curious to know how ‘Vampire Hunter’ is getting along……….cannot wait for that review !!!!!

    1. Fiza – I am a long time fan of Koontz although I have to admit, this is not my favorite. Almost through it and super curious how it is all going to end.

      As far as the Vampire Hunter – I think I am throwing in the towel on that one. I am just not into it and I have many good audios I am excited to get into it. I think Abraham Lincoln (who I adore) Vampire Hunter (who I do not) will be up for giveaway soon!

  7. First of all LOVE your blog layout:) It is so pretty and the answer to your question is yes, I kept opening the page just to see it lol. I love having a new look:) I loved that movie. I think Jodie Foster was amazing in that role. I was all excited when we went through the Lincoln tunnel which was the same tunnel used in my favorite movie Independence Day. I wanted to jump off the bus and start yelling, Boomer! LOL!

    1. The movie is so good and so real Bobbie! Glad to hear you are a fan of it too.

      Would you believe I haven’t seen Independence day? I think I need to do that 🙂

  8. Something similar has happened with several films. We were watching KINDERGARTEN COP and did a double take when they showed the house the little boy and his mom lived in. We had been on vacation, driving through Astoria, when I saw this nice house on a hill. We drove around town and finally found a way to it. It was for sale. We did check with a realtor about it, but didn’t look at it. They filmed the movie later that year I think.
    Another time I was watching WHAT LIES BENEATH with Harrison Ford. We did a double take of the bridge he drove over (and off I think). It is a the Crown Point, NY bridge not far from where I grew up. I had to watch the credits a couple of times to make sure.
    We have been lucky enough to travel around the country, so there are often familiar places we have been in movies or on TV series. Just last week on our vacation, we happened upon a film crew filming a scene from a new A&E series starting in July, THE GLADES.

      1. Actually, for the most part it is really like watching paint dry. When I was in college, I happened upon them filming SWEET CHARITY with Shirley MacLaine in Central Park. I stood there and watched for over 2 hours. They did walk throughs with stand-ins and adjusted lighting, etc. Never did see them do any filming or see the stars before I had to leave.
        We have friends that have been extras in movies or have supplied props and they all say the same thing. You spend most of your time standing around waiting.

  9. Something similar has happened with several films. We were watching KINDERGARTEN COP and did a double take when they showed the house the little boy and his mom lived in. We had been on vacation, driving through Astoria, when I saw this nice house on a hill. We drove around town and finally found a way to it. It was for sale. We did check with a realtor about it, but didn’t look at it. They filmed the movie later that year I think.
    Another time I was watching WHAT LIES BENEATH with Harrison Ford. We did a double take of the bridge he drove over (and off I think). It is a the Crown Point, NY bridge not far from where I grew up. I had to watch the credits a couple of times to make sure.
    We have been lucky enough to travel around the country, so there are often familiar places we have been in movies or on TV series. Just last week on our vacation, we happened upon a film crew filming a scene from a new A&E series starting in July, THE GLADES. Will have to watch it. A hurricane storm scene filmed on a bright sunny day.

Hmmmm... what do you think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s