ResolutionsIt’s that time of year again when we’re supposed to resolve to be better/thinner/healthier etc people in the coming twelve months, resolutions I’ve avoided for most of my adult life.

The reason is that top of my list of resolutions was to be successful in the following year, but since I failed in all my other targets, then number one fell by default.

However, I have decided to experience new things in 2013 and I got myself off to a head start this afternoon by watching The Sound of Music on tv.

I’m not sure how I’ve managed to avoid it for all these years I’m not sure, but avoid it I had until today. I was fun, but I couldn’t help nitpicking at the film’s detail.

For example, there is a scene where Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer are in conversation in the evening outdoors and there is the sound of cicadas chirruping in the background. I might be wrong, but I doubt that they are native to the Austrian Alps, certainly not in March 1938 when the Anschluss took place.

I was also doubtful about the number of Brownshirts about the place since I understood they have been superseded by the SS after the Night of the Long Knives in 1934, but then I’m no expert of Nazi uniforms.

I voiced these concerns about the film’s authenticity to Mrs P, but I don’t think it added to her enjoyment of the Von Trapp family.

Anyway, I hope I don’t regret this but one resolution I am determined to keep is to get back to my daily blog update. Only time will tell.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

3 comments… Add yours
  • Blind Pudding 31st December 2012

    You say “..but then I’m no expert of Nazi uniforms”. Well that may be the case but I understand you are an expert in nurses’ uniforms – especially the pvc variety – according to the guy who had to clean up your hard drive. HAPPY NEW YEAR IAN!

  • Katherine 31st December 2012

    Happy New Year Ian. Keep on experiencing New Things. (What a jolly good resolution!)
    We Did ‘The Sound of Music’ in our house when I was growing up. My Mother took me to see it at least three times, because she loved it so much. Recently my sister mentioned that she also went thrice with Mother. We also had the LP soundtrack, and it was played often. I would play ‘Doe a Deer’ with one finger, interminably on the piano. Needless to say I know all the film’s dialogue and every nuance of every camera angle, pan, and note, sung or played. I could draw the pattern of the curtains that were made into playclothes… sad but true.
    Do I still like it after all these years? Yep, I do. Except for the ‘going on 16’ song which I abhor and which my young people have always found delight in teasing me with at every appropriate opportunity.

  • Jennyta 1st January 2013

    Well, it’s an improvement on the hours of ‘American Chopper’ that I had to suffer, SP! Happy New Year to you and your family. 🙂


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