Tuesday, December 12, 2017

3 Things





On Sunday, our hometown team, The Detroit Lions played our new hometown team, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and I bought tickets for the game as my husband's birthday gift. It was a really fun day and we enjoyed experiencing a new stadium and seeing the Lions win. There is definitely a pirate theme happening and the pirate ship, as well as the cannons firing, were a fun touch. One wrinkle I didn't expect was the big cool down in temperature on gameday. It was a lot colder than expected (high of 60 degrees), but the Florida sunshine made it comfortable.



My book club met last week and we discussed Lisa See's latest book. I am a big fan of all her books and this one was really good as well. The first few chapters were filled with detail about the hardships of rural Chinese village life and how so much is ruled by superstition. It was interesting, but a little slow to start. Happily, the pace picked up as change and modernization came to the village through an escalation in the lucrative tea trade. If you like her other books, you will like this one too.



The Outlander -Season 3 finale was Sunday night and I loved it so much. There was a lot to wrap up, but it was very well done and very much in keeping with the book. All in all, I have been really happy with this season. It is based on Voyager, my favorite book in the series and while there have been some scenes I was shaking my head over, my favorite scenes from the book (Ian's kidnapping and the shipwreck/America reveal) were just as I always imagined. Having read the books multiple times, it is interesting to read the opinions of non book readers and see how they perceive what is happening on screen without much of the context. My familiarity with the books will always color how I feel about the show, but at times, it is magical to see the words brought to life. I especially enjoy the small details from the books that the writers include, as well as the wonderful costumes.

Happy Tuesday!



  1. So happy you got to see your hometown team play😊 I know you both had a great time. Enjoy your day dear friend! Hugs

  2. I tried watching Outlander but I believe my view on any show that tries to cast Jamie from Outlander will be tainted as he is bigger than life and no mere mortal could be him!

  3. I loved this season of Outlander too! I've read the books but Joe hasn't so I am always filling in things they left out in the TV shows. Not much, thankfully, but the books always flesh things out better. I absolutely love the cast. We get hockey tickets with our Flyers are playing the Lightening. They lose every time we attend, unfortunately. We won't get tickets this year, they are playing so badly. Glad you enjoyed your winning Lions!

  4. Well done going to the game. Raymond James Stadium can be sooooo hot or chilly, rarely is it just perfect. The Lions used to be my team as I grew up in Dearborn, but I married into an intense Packer family so I had to join in. I wish the Bucs the best, they seem to struggle so much.


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