All things fiesta

I love giving dinner parties. We do it a lot at our house. I must say, though, I’ve never given a formal dinner party, complete with dresses and suits and appropriate decor and every fork in place. Must do that sometime.

Well this week is going to involve a huge dinner party, and the shopping needs to be done tonight after school. Meeting BFF Kay for coffee, then to the market. (Have I corrected my thesis yet? No. But 1 December is a lonnnnng way off, yes?)

When Mavis comes over to bake pies with Johanna and me tomorrow, I will play my two favorite Christmas albums (JT and Sinatra) and we will all be in the holiday spirit.

Speaking of JT…his 1992 New Moon Shine album is one of  two (besides the Fabs) that I listen to on a regular basis, without fail. It is always in my truck, on my iPod, and on my hard drive. I recommend it highly. Not a single bow-wow on the whole project. Amazing. The other, of course, is Stephen Bishop’s Careless. As close to perfection as I’ve ever heard. Ah, wistful memories…

Have yourself a good Tuesday. Think about how great your life is; be thankful.

RF, waxing wise

4 thoughts on “All things fiesta

  1. Mavis

    I can’t wait to bake while J.T. croons. You brought back such memories with Stephen Bishop. *sigh*

    I truly am thankful. I have a best friend that would do anything for me and a wonderful, loving family. I have 3 grown sons that fill me with over-the-moon pride, and a husband that loves me for who I am. Love is the key…all else pales in comparison.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, everyone!

    1. Rat Fink Post author

      I had not! I didn’t even know Sinatra was up for the role. I found the MTV interview —

      I guess they tried to get a lot of people for it. They tried Frank Sinatra and Robert Mitchum and Steve McQueen. Then they finally ended up with Frank Sinatra. I was in postproduction [on “Play Misty for Me”], and they called up and asked, “Are you still interested in ‘Dirty Harry’?” I said, “What happened to Frank Sinatra?” And they said, “Frank Sinatra’s got some problem with his hand and he can’t hold a gun.”

      Interesting! Happy Thanksgiving, Ross.


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