Writing Prompt #152: LB and K’s Blockbuster Challenge – Day 31

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Welcome back!


Day 31 – Favorite blockbuster flop? (Film that should have been a blockbuster hit, but didn’t make it)?

  • The Postman (1997) – I saw this movie on TV the last time we went to the farm. It was a really interesting dystopian look, but it flopped, hard. I’ve always been a Kevin Costner fan, too.
  • Stealth (2005) – I think I saw this in theaters? I can’t remember. Regardless, I was surprised to see how badly it did at the box office.
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) – While not a true flop, it didn’t make nearly as much money as many expected. People gave it so much hate. We liked it!

What about you? What’s your favorite blockbuster flop?


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Getting Personal #137: August Goals Recap

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August felt like a really long month, but maybe that’s just me. It was really hot, humid, and made me ready for the fall!

Here’s the link to my August Goals post:

Ready?

Here we go!


  1. Make progress with cleaning the garage. — Accomplished!
  2. See Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again— Accomplished!
  3. Celebrate my milestone birthday! — Accomplished!
  4. Start preparing for our greyhound’s arrival. — Accomplished!
  5. See Christopher Robin. — Accomplished!
  6. Get to 50,000 words with my 2012 WIP. — Did not accomplish.
  7. Participate in Laura Beth and Kristian’s Blockbuster Challenge! — Accomplished!

Here’s the breakdown:

Make progress with cleaning the garage. — Accomplished!

  • We only spent a little bit of time on one Saturday, but it looks a little cleaner, and I was able to make two thrift store runs. Yay!

See Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again— Accomplished!

  • I went to see it with my mom and our good friend Kathy on my birthday.
  • It was a decent movie – I loved the music, and the scenery is just gorgeous!

Celebrate my milestone birthday! — Accomplished!

  • It was such a whirlwind weekend!
  • My in-laws came to visit, and we spent time with Nick and Savy at their house with their new puppy, Xeno.
  • My mom and dad bought flowers for the church altar, which were beautiful.
  • My mom made the best homemade dinner for a host of people, including beef tenderloin, my uncle’s awesome Caesar salad, roasted vegetables, and more! Plus, there was ice cream cake!
  • Al scored free tickets to the Norfolk Tides game that was on my birthday, so we enjoyed stadium food while cheering on the home team.
  • Many people gave me thoughtful gifts, also.
  • It was an awesome long weekend! It was really hard to go back to work on that Wednesday, though.

Start preparing for our greyhound’s arrival. — Accomplished!

  • So far, we have two dog beds, multiple toys, a comfy fleece blanket, a bright orange leash, and a Star Wars collar.
  • We are supposed to get him either September 9th or 10th!

See Christopher Robin. — Accomplished!

  • We saw this with our friends Beth and Casey. We ate a delicious dinner at Gianna’s, an awesome Italian restaurant down the way from the movie theater.
  • If you haven’t seen this movie, I highly recommend it. It’s sweet, fun, nostalgic, and a nice respite from all the doom and gloom in the world.

Get to 50,000 words with my 2012 WIP. — Did not accomplish.

  • After working so hard in July, I wanted to make more progress. But, I didn’t make any time to write. I’m finding myself having a hard time trying to finish it. I’m sure I’m not alone!

Participate in Laura Beth and Kristian’s Blockbuster Challenge! — Accomplished!


Final Thoughts

  • I was able to put Accomplished next to six out of seven goals – Woohoo! Productivity at its finest.
  • The one goal I did not accomplish: Ending things are hard! Especially something I’ve worked on, off and on, for the better part of six years.

What about you? Did you have any goals for the month of August?

Come back tomorrow to see my September Goals!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #150: LB and K’s Blockbuster Challenge – Day 29

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Welcome back!


Day 29 – What TV show should have its own movie?

  • 30 Rock (2006-2013) – Al and I binge-watched the show for several months. It would be a great movie!

What about you? What TV show should have its own movie?


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #149: LB and K’s Blockbuster Challenge – Day 28

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Day 28 – Your guilty pleasure movie?

  • Dirty Dancing (1987) – I didn’t see it until I was in college, but I love it. I’ve also been to Mountain Lake in Virginia, where part of the film was shot.

What about you? What’s your guilty pleasure movie?


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #147: The ABC Book Challenge (The Letter I)

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Here’s the link to Tiana’s post:


Memorable Books that Start with the Letter “I”:

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I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

  • Maya Angelou is a wonderful writer!

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In Cold Blood

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Insurgent

  • This was my favorite in the Divergent trilogy.

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Island of the Blue Dolphins

  • I loved this book as a kid.

Books I Wish to Read that Start with the Letter “I”:

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  • This book has been on my list for years!

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In the Shadow of Blackbirds

  • Historical fiction? Yes, please!

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Into the Water


What books have you read, or want to read, that start with the letter I? Let me know!


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #146: LB and K’s Blockbuster Challenge – Days 24-26

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Welcome back! I was under the weather for the last few days, but now I’m back!


Day 24 – Your top 5 favorite movie quotes?

  • “Bond. James Bond.” ~Dr. No (1962)
  • “May the Force be with you.” ~Star Wars (1977)
  • “I’ll have what she’s having.” ~When Harry Met Sally… (1989)
  • “There’s no crying in baseball!” ~A League of Their Own (1992)
  • “Houston, we have a problem.” ~Apollo 13 (1995)

Day 25 – Your favorite holiday blockbuster?

  • Die Hard (1988)

Day 26 – Your least favorite holiday blockbuster?

  • Avatar (2009)

What about you? What are your top 5 favorite movie quotes? What’s your favorite holiday blockbuster? What’s your least favorite holiday blockbuster?


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Writing Prompt #145: LB and K’s Blockbuster Challenge – Day 23

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Welcome back!

Day 23 – 3 movies you would like to star in. Why?

  • Forrest Gump (1994) – One of my all-time favorite movies. I’d love to follow Forrest along his incredible journey. Not necessarily be his Jenny, but be a friend.
  • Ghostbusters (2016) – I’d love to strap on a proton pack and fight the paranormal!
  • Wonder Woman (2017) – Gal Gadot is one of my heroines. I’d love the chance to act alongside her!

What about you? What three movies would you like to star in, and why?


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

Getting Personal #136: “Sunflower Sunset, Dreamland, Kentucky” (Reblogged)

I love sunflowers. They make me happy! They’re not my favorite flower, but seeing photos of them make me think of sunshine, birds chirping, quiet, and peace. And I love sunsets, too.

Seeing this post also made me think of the TV show Smallville, which Al and I are currently binge-watching on Hulu. It’s one of the shows that Al grew up watching. Plus, it lasted an entire decade, from 2001-2011. It’s been funny to catch certain cultural references, and reminisce about the technology, hairstyles, glasses, and more.

The show is set in Kansas, and this is in Kentucky, but it makes me think of farms, country living, and more.

What’s your favorite flower?


Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂

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Sunflower Sunset, Dreamland, Kentucky

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