Some More Spice! – Post Ideas

For almost a year now I have been posting a monthly series called In My Backyard, where I pick out a creature or organism that I have had an encounter with during the past month and write about them. Its great for me because I have something scheduled whereas most of my other posts are not restricted to a certain time. Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem as though the series has been very popular, whether its my writing or just the topic, I have no idea. My next one might just be my last. I haven’t decided yet.

But I do have other ideas for periodical posts, some I hope that will be more popular. You might note that I have a drive to be “periodical” about things and the only explanation I can give is its in my nature. I like schedule and consistency. I will admit though that it can be a bit of a hazard for me since I tend to be too scheduled, a theme that reoccurs quite often in my posts.

Anyway, on with the post ideas.

Do you like water?

 When we were little we had a fascination with old swashbuckler movies. The sword-fighting, sailing ships, and all around adventurous plots got us everytime. Against All Flags (1952), The Spanish Main (1945), and The Crimson Pirate (1952) were among our favorites, and I guess I might as well say they still are. This diet of adventures fueled a love for maritime in me that still burns today. I started my own study of ships and their stories in highschool and have collected quite a few. I’ve read a good many of the nautical stories I could find at our public library and have wished I could find time to read the rest. I chose maritime archaeology for a science also in highschool and wrote some papers because of it. The initial theme of this blog was intended to be nautical until I decided over time to touch on something a little more earthy. And though I don’t spend as much time reading and breathing maritime history as I used to I still love it. That and marine biology which I also chose as a science. In light of my watery-infatuation, I’ve decided to start a series of posts that will range from stories of the amazing sailing ships, modern archaeology’s discoveries, and the overall history of life on the sea, to the creatures that live in the sea and all the things humans love to do in, on, and under it. I plan to delve into known and unknown facts of marine and maritime subjects. Sound interesting? Well, whether the series is liked or not, I’ll still have to try my hand at it. After all, it is my blog.

Movie Night, anyone?

Less intellectual, maybe, my second idea is to review some of my favorite movies from the past. Those I choose will range from early 40’s to late 60’s, most likely, and eventually maybe some more modern ones, who knows. Reviewing movies is something that will come easy to me since I already have a definite opinion where they are concerned so in a way this will be a breeze but I have a feeling it will be more noticed and attractive than my other ideas. I haven’t decided when to post them and how often. If you have read any of my posts from last year, you will see that I did this during the Christmas season with my favorite Christmas movies (see here for the whole list). I plan to stretch this series out a little more. And for those of you who kept up with the Christmas reviews I still plan to do one on It’s a Wonderful Life this Christmas. So stay tuned.

To give you an idea of some of my favorites, here is a short list:

  • Wallflower (1948), with Joyce Reynolds, Robert Hutton, Janis Page, and Edward Arnold. 
Joyce Reynolds
  • Government Girl (1943), with Olivia de Havilland and Sonny Tufts.

  • Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962), with Doris Day, Stephen Boyd, and Jimmy Durante.

I hope you’re interested. Stick with me to see how it turns out. Until then…

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