Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Welcome to Café Chaos. Grab a cup of coffee or tea (we prefer coffee) and join us for a chat. Every Saturday we celebrate Pop Culture. Movies, TV, books, music, games, trends in style... you get picture. Feel free to comment on our picks or to throw in a few of your own. We’re listening!

SIS BJ says...
I'm going with a game this week. YAHTZEE!! I remember sitting around the kitchen table with Mom and sisters playing this game for hours. We always had so much fun. Mom seemed to get all the Yahtzees'. I think she may have figured out a way to cheat. I don't know how someone could so many in one game. Now I sit around my kithen table and play with my girls. We end up having a blast no matter who wins.

My Game Pick of the Week: YAHTZEE

SIS Beth says...
On our drive up to Long Island for Christmas Eve, Steve and I listened to various interviews on NPR. One of those interviews was with Richard Carpenter. Anyone remember him? The male half of the famous brother and sisters pop sensation--The Carpenters. Sadly his sister, Karen Carpenter, died in 1983 at age 32--heart failure linked to anorexia. To this day, Karen is one of my all time favorite vocalists. I adore her voice. And her music. Some people think of their hits, songs such as 'Close to You, We've Only Just Begun, and 'Rainy Days and Mondays' as corny pop. But I've always thought them beautiful and magical. To mark the 40th anniversary of when the Carpenters first signed with A&M records, in October 2009 Richard released a 2 CD set called 40/40. It's packed with their greatest hits plus songs I've never heard. Knowing how much I love the Carpenters, Steve got me this album for Christmas. The music... Karen's voice... she makes my heart sing!

My music pick of the week: 40/40 by The Carpenters

SIS Barb says:
On New Years Eve I scrolled through movies on demand in hopes of finding a movie the entire family would enjoy. It was pretty slim pickins, let me tell ya. Thankfully, a movie I'd really wanted to see was at the bottom of the list. Alphabetically speaking that is.

We laughed, I almost cried, we laughed some more, we bit our nails and then we laughed and laughed some more. The characters were wonderfully fantastic, the plot, romantic, heart-felt and a true adventure. This is how we should all live our lives. One adventure after another whether they be the adventure in our own home with our own family or whether we head off to South America in search of Paradise Falls.

My Movie Pick of the Week: UP


Sisters-in-Sync said...

Happy Saturday all!

I'm busy cranking out words for my paranormal but I wanted to drop by and say hi to everyone at SIS. Hi!


I remember how good Mother was at Yahtzee. I bet she still rocks. How did she manage to always win? Always.


I don't know much about the Carpenters but she definitely has a very recognizable voice. Too bad the world lost her too soon.

SIS Barb

Beth Ciotta said...

BJ, I always loved playing YATZEE. It's been way too long. Guess what I'm challenging you to a game of when I see you next? *g*

Barb... I LOVED UP! It was one of my fave films in the last couple of years. Just so you know... the montage with him and his wife... I CRIED!

SIS Beth

SIS BJ said...

Hi Barb, I haven't seen UP yet. Smurfette has and she says it was good.

Beth, I don't listen to the Carpenters much, but when I here them I always sing along.

I'll be waiting for that challenge!!!

Olga said...

Beth, that was one beautiful tribute to the Carpenters!

Barb, I haven't seen UP, but I heard about it a lot. And all reviews were wonderful. Need to find it...

Sisters-in-Sync said...

Find it, Olga! You will not be disappointed.

SIS Barb

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