“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? / The world would split open.”
Poet Muriel Rukeyser

Friday, June 03, 2011

RevGals Friday Five: Rerun Edition

Songbird, over at RevGalBlogPals, is commenting on summer reruns for her favorite television shows. She wonders:

In honor of this annual Time Warp, please share five things worth a repeat. These could be books, movies, CDs, recipes, vacations, or even TV shows.

I rarely re-read a book. In fact, I never re-read fiction. (although I may change my mind on that, as I have a few favorites now on my iPod. Listening to audiobooks while knitting is very relaxing. I also listen to audiobooks while driving). I do re-read theology books, liturgy books, Bible "interpretation" and ethics. I also re-read Mary Oliver poetry books, again and again and again.

Some of my favorite, easy breezy, comedy movies, I watch over and over. Usually I catch them on a television movie channel, midway into the movie, but since I've already seen it, it becomes background entertainment while I do something else. That something else is usually blog, or read blogs. The same holds true for a few action or drama movies.

On the other hand, I have little interest in watching television shows in reruns...so in the summer I go looking for new programs, like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "America's Got Talent"...

Recipes are one area that I tend to repeat, often. We have a few favorites in my household, usually simple grilled summer foods with homemade pasta or potato salad (my mother's recipe), salad or corn on the cob. I like to make my grandmother's homemade cake recipe - she called it "boiled raisin cake" - it's a spice cake with raisins and a caramel like icing. I like to use that same icing recipe on a simple white cake. Well, I could go on and on about recipe repeats - sometimes we get stuck in a rut, eating the same foods over and over - and then I have to hunt for a new favorite.

Music is another area where I tend to listen to the same music CD over and over and over. For this reason I really like the shuffle feature on my iPod, which randomly selects the order of music I hear. It amuses me, in the selections made, and usually pulls up an old favorite that I have forgotten. Last Monday I sat outside on my deck, a warm sunny day, drinking peach iced tea, reading, and listening to music on my iPad. The shuffle selection was perfect!