Thursday, 29 September 2022

Soup and Rom Coms

 

I didn’t need to be in work today
I didn’t want to be there. 
My manager is a good one and I took time owing and left early.
I was sat in the cinema in llandudno minutes later watching the mindless Ticket To Paradise which is a rom com of sorts. 
Cinema has always provided me with a safe place to go through my childhood and adult life. 
It’s a place to get lost in 
And it’s a place to mislay your feelings
I came home and made Italian bean and Ham soup thickened with gnocchi instead of potato 
And ate a hearty bowl of it whilst listening to The Archers


Am I shallow? 
GEORGE CLOONEY’s big OLD MAN EARLOBES HAVE REALLY PUT ME OFF HIM ? 

Discuss……

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  1. Yorkshire Liz7:05 pm

    Hope today's adventures have helped lift your mood. And while you are still creating food, as opposed to waiting for a ready meal to ping, you are still very much OK. Trust me!

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  2. Sounds like you did what was needed to lift your mood. That soup looks like a hug in a bowl. xx

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    1. It tastes earthy, what with the gnocchi

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  3. Everyone needs to just check out once in a while.

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    1. I’m watching and laughing at Taskmaster right now before bed

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  4. Archers, hummm right old carry on. What do you make of it John? Tess x

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    1. All a bit silly , they try too much to balance drama with comedy

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  5. Barbara anne8:11 pm

    Good for you to be good to you!
    The soup looks absolutely delicious and it's soup weather here today, too.
    I'll have to watch for that rom-com movie,
    It's breezy here today but Hurricane Ian has turned the other way and our kids in FL are fine. Whew!

    Hugs!

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    1. And with that last sentence proper perspective

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  6. The Archers??? I have listened to it since 1964,, and love it, even listened in Australia. So, it was Ben, I had my money on George! Sounds like the visit to the cinema and homemade soup has lift your spirits, yes all will past with time, altho' the thoughts linger.

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    1. The Archers writing is always heavy handed but I love listening

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    2. I always half listen to the Archers on a Sunday. Can't wait to find out what was Ben and not George!! The baby?

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  7. The earlobes,? Not the grey hair? Not his history of being unable to commit to love? It is always the little things that make one tick, or not.

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    1. Yorkshire Liz7:59 am

      Billy Connolly did a classic sketch on the very subject - and how ears and noses sprout hair as you grown older. Not a normal comment to make, or admit to observing!

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  8. That looks a good, hefty soup. Just right for the weather to come.

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  9. Yes, you are shallow, but being deep is over-estimated. We are all just worm food soon enough.

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  10. Your soup looks delicious. Perfect for a cool Fall day. I never noticed ears. That is, until you pointed out Clooney's big ears. Now, I'll be comparing and contrasting.

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  11. Anonymous10:31 pm

    You are a good man John and you have wonderful friends, fantastic doggies and Alfred and you are a great storyteller
    Good wishes and big hugs from Adelaide🇦🇺

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  12. Every person is who they are because of how they do and are in life. Each person is most likely shallow at some time or another , if you want to call it shallow, I would just call it a preference. You know what you like. Any of the soup left...scootch on over and hand me a cup. :)

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  13. Wait...George Clooney has earlobes????! I hadn't noticed...

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  14. Clooney always reminds me of Phillip Schofield. They could be father and son!

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  15. My reactions to most celebrities are definitely shallow. I'm not keen on large ears but on someone I liked it wouldn't matter at all.
    The soup sounds just what you needed at the moment.

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  16. Never noticed his earlobes, but then I don't tend to swoon over celebrities anymore. What puts me off someone is bitten nails, you know the ones when they've chewed them right down. Yuk! I guess we all have turn offs. xx

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  17. So sorry you’re ending it with Clooney. You made such a nice couple.

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  18. It's part of getting older. Big ears, big nose, hairy ears, hairy nostrils, balding head, muscle loss, baggy skin, wiry eyebrows failing eyesight, deafness, toothless....... you've hit a nerve with me today. I wish large earlobes was all I had to worry about.

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  19. Traveller8:02 am

    Earlobes grow with age? Well you live and learn. To be fair, though, Mr C has always had pretty large earlobes….now to check the size of Mr Crowe’s earlobes….hmm they seem to be pretty big as well.

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  20. Large earlobes on GC? They just give me more to nibble on! X

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  21. nope George went downhill years ago for me. Hard pass

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  22. We all have to get old darling and our bits and pieces age too - ear lobes are the least of my worries and come way down the list after teeth, hearing, eyesight, waistline and a whole lot more. xx

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  23. On the positive about George Clooney - maybe something else has gotten larger too x🍌

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  24. I trust 'old man's ear lobes' aren't a euphemism for a senior gentleman's 'hanging baskets'? I once stood behind an elderly gentleman who was wearing very loose shorts and nothing to hold anything in place beneath, as he attempted to climb over a stile. The view still horrifies me years later!

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    1. Oh lord….I’ve unleashed a monster

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  25. Anonymous2:14 pm

    Now, I have never fancied Brad Pitt, because of his huge nostrils - have a look!

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  26. Those ear lobes are like the wobbly bits on Turkeys! I would happily hold hands with his wallet though, I am both fickle and greedy x

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    1. Yes, the more I look at them the more I’m put off , how fickle am I ?

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    2. Not fickle, Just choosy x

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  27. I was never a Clooney fan, even in his younger, hotter years.

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  28. Shocked John, Shocked! Mr Clooney will ever be the modern epitome of suave good looks. How very dare you! LOL

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  29. In that photo, Ms. Roberts' earlobes (minus the earrings) aren't much smaller than Mr. Clooney's ... I found that surprising.
    K in Colorado

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  30. I completely agree, ugh droopy, flabby, large earlobes it's a NO from me 😉 👂

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