Gonna Fly Now!!!

It’s been 40 years now that I saw this movie! I was with my friend Pat, and we were double dating with some young men that we had recently met from the then tiny town of Owasso, OK. We were at the Bowman Twin Theater in Tulsa, which back in the day was a “to go” to  place for a movie. I remember standing in line not having a clue what this movie was about. I turned and asked my date “Now what is this movie about?”.  He told me about a guy who becomes a boxer. I was thinking…”Uuuugh…it’s a guy movie” and then basically dreaded going in and watching this movie.

By the time the movie was over, I was in love with Sylvester Stallone, felt like I could conquer the world, wanted a turtle, and sooo envied that meek, mild little Adrian I considered becoming her. However that was taking it a bit far…she was a bit to meek and mild, I couldn’t go there. I did however buy a skin tight maroon tee with “ROCKY” on it in complete bling! Ok, so it wasn’t bling, it was iridescent lettering.  That was considered bling back in the day. It really was not all that popular back then, so I am pretty sure I started that trend as all the girls in school asked me “WHERE did you get that shirt?!!”

So tonight I share with you the #1 song, on this day back in 1977. I have since seen every single “ROCKY” movie, and will always envy Adrian, just a little bit. 😉

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

You Don’t Have to Starve!



Most delicious taco casserole!

  • 1 package crumbles or 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 diced white onion
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tbsp taco sauce
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2-1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup green onions
  1. Saute meat, beans, onions, taco seasoning, sauce, and corn on medium-high heat until meat is browned (or soy crumbles are thoroughly cooked).
  2. Spoon half your meat mixture into your casserole dish in an even layer, top with a thin layer of sour cream, then sprinkle with some cheese.
  3. Repeat. Cover with cheese.
  4. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, then serve topped with diced tomatoes and green onions


Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen

On this day in 1975 the Summer blockbuster movie “Jaws” is released….

Is there anyone in our generation who has not seen this movie?!!! I still watch it every time it comes on TV. It was truly a classic during my teen life. And then of course the ones that followed. But none could beat the original “JAWS”!

I will have to admit, my funniest memory of this is when my Mom and her friend Connie went to see this, and Connie leaned over to my Mom and asked her, “I wonder how they trained that shark to do that?” THAT in its self was classic! Luckily my Mom actually knew it was a mechanical shark. Truth though, that even surprised me! Ooooh those two women! Never a dull moment!

Even my children have seen this movie and the ones that followed. My oldest was able to recite the uncut version ending to JAW’s 2 during his childhood.  And believe it or not, he ended up excelling in the military! Maybe that’s why! “Smile you SOB”….

Hugs, Love, Peace & Roars,

Lion Queen


Fifties and only Beginning