Streep, Sheep, and Sleep


It's S Day here at the Ballpark, and man, am I torn.  So many S words.  Soooo many.  (I wonder if some A-Z blogger will write about septic tanks today.)

I fiddled with about seventeen topics for S, then I settled on three. 

1.  Streep.  As in, Meryl.

Words can't describe how talented she is, and how much I admire her.  Does anyone not think she's fabulous?

Some tidbits about this icon: her real name is Mary Louise.  She graduated from Vassar and Yale.  She's a distant relative of William Penn.  She has made 23 films.  In Sophie's Choice, she filmed the "choice" scene only once and refused to do it again, as she found it too painful and exhausting.   When asked how she produces such brilliant accents, she replied, "I listen."  She discourages plastic surgery.  Go, Meryl, er, Mary Louise. 

2.  Sheep.  As in, one day I found a sheep in the dryer.  Life can be weird here at the Ballpark. CLICK HERE for  Sheep in the Dryer and Other Oddities. 

3.  Sleep.   As in, I might be taking the A-Z Challenge too seriously, but I'm literally losing sleep over it.  When the day is done, I log onto the computer to check out more blogs.  Before I know it, hours have passed, and my legs are numb.  My head is crying, I love this!  My body is crying, enough already!  The sleep nodes in my brain are over stimulated due to the blue screen, and even once I'm tucked in, my mind is blog-hopping.  It takes another hour to drift off.  I'm looking forward to a good night's sleep when this nightmare adventure is over.

I have to close out now before I keep typing...so many words, so little time....

...Shakespeare, Scrabble, shag carpeting, Swiss cheese, surf boards, science class, Sylvester Stallone, sycamores, sacrifice, slugs, sunflowers, scarecrows, secrets, swing sets, sharecroppers, Shoeless Joe, sisterhood, Shrek, sleeping bags, soundtracks, stenographers, strawberries, skunks, sweatshops, SOMEBODY STOP me....


Brenda said...

Funny...are you slaphappy?! I very well could write about septic tanks since my husband used to clean them! If fact I have a post that I haven't published yet having to do with them. Hmmm, I'll have to pull that out one of these days!

Michael Ann said...

So nice to find your blog! You left a comment on my blog, "Thinking in My Head," the other day, which totally surprised me since I haven't posted anything there since December. Thank you! Yea...life has been challenging lately. I have another blog where I post regularly--it's a recipe blog for baked goods called The Big Green Bowl. I hope you will check it out! Anyway, I am dealing with sleep issues too and am up at 3:00 in the morning reading blogs, so I can relate :-) Enjoying yours a lot!

Arkansas Patti said...

So many good choices and so little time. Hang in there, sleep is only 7 letters away.
I admire your commitment and zeal, I am lucky to post once a week.

Darlene said...

Great S blog. I had to go and read about your sheep in the dryer. Hilarious! Hmmm, maybe I should do a check on my dryer. I would have to write about a sump pump. Thanks for following. I'm a new follower.

Unknown said...

Meryl did one of my favorite movies"out of africa" just love her! more than i love sheep!not as much as I love sleep however. Super job Mare...

MOV said...


Great post! I adore Meryl Streep. Besides being a gifted actress, she just seems like a nice person.

I have to go back and read your sheep post!

And sleep, yes. The a to z has been kicking me in the gut. Oof.


Marie said...

Nice post. I really like Meryl Streep. One talented lady she is.
I hope you are having a relaxing weekend. Get some good rest. :)

Robyn Campbell said...

Meryl Streep is so down to earth and so talented. We love her in this house. Love number three. I know the feeling. Ha. Just think, it'll all be over a week from Monday. Until next year that is. Ha!

Dana said...

I'm the same as you with this challenge! Last night I stayed up reading blogs until nearly 2 a.m. I could hardly function today.

Love Meryl! She's so very talented.

Thanks for visiting my blog. Love yours! Consider me your newest follower! :)

Amy Saia said...

Meryl Streep s fabulous.

Thank you for the kind words you left on Karen's blog. That was very nice of you!

Tracy said...

I must agree, I am a Meryl, uh, Mary Louise fan...I love her as well as Susan Sarandon (another 's' word for ya!) go get you some sleep, althought it is 6:30 in the /am/...I woke at 4:30 thinking I could get on the ocmputer and catch up on some blogs; hah!

Kathleen Moulton said...

Meryl Streep personifies a real lady. Love her, too.

Thanks for checking out my site - glad you liked it!

Your site is very interesting and will be reading through it as well!


Petra said...

Number 3 made me laugh. It hit home. :-)

Sonia Lal said...

I didn't recall her name, but her face is familiar. The second one is funny. It really is.

And I know what you mean about losing sleep.

Sonia Lal @ Story Treasury

Tracey said...

Thanks for stopping in at my blog...I'll come back to see yours too! Have a good day.

Dino said...

Not sure about the sheep but the Streep and sleep I get 100%!

Bev said...

Meryl is amazing. I love her personality.
I feel your pain when it comes to sleep too. I love the A-Z challenge but it's running through my brain 24/7

Stopping in via the A-Z blogging challenge.

Bev @ Blue Velvet Vincent

Joyce said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope to see you in the Hodgepodge! I post the questions on Tuesday and everyone links on Wednesdays. It's a really friendly bunch and I've met lots of nice bloggers there.

I love Meryl Streep. I collect sheep. It's past my bedtime so I'm headed to sleep : )

Have a nice week and good luck with the rest of the challenge! I'm following you now.