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Friend Makin’ Monday: Let’s Talk Movies

How was everyone’s weekend?  Mine was quite busy and event-filled, but I’ll fill you in on all the details as the week progresses.  It was so busy, in fact, that some of the to-dos spilled into today and I’m using my blog as a welcome break from the monotony.

I’m still easing my way back into the blogging world after a long hiatus, so I thought a survey would be a wonderful, easy way to do it.  Originally I had something poignant planned, but I’ll have to save it until either Thursday or Saturday.

For now, I give you this, and a teaser that tomorrow I plan the start of something big for my blog!  (Big for me, anyway.)


If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here and at so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

I thought I would pick movies as this week’s topics based on The Oscars being last night.

1. What is your all time favorite movie?

My Girl.  I was so obsessed with mood rings after that movie.  *spoiler if you’ve never seen it*:  I don’t think I’ve ever gotten through the movie without crying when Thomas J. dies.

my girl quote

2. Who is your favorite actor and actress?

You know, I’m not sure I have one.  It used to be Tom Hanks for the actor, but I feel he’s in everything these days.  I’m thinking maybe Neil Patrick Harris now?  And Julia Stiles for the actress.

3. What is the first movie you ever saw at the cinema?

I’m not quite sure.  The first I remember seeing was the animated 101 Dalmations when it re-released for the 4th time in the summer of 1991, but I was 9.  I’m pretty sure I saw a movie at the cinema before then.  Then again, I didn’t get out much as a kid.

4. Did you watch The Oscars last night?

I didn’t.  I don’t have cable, and even though it was on a basic cable channel that everyone’s supposed to have access to as long as they have bunny ears antenna, it still doesn’t come in clear.  I’ll probably catch the highlights on Hulu or something.

5. How many of the Best Picture nominations did you watch and which did you enjoy the most?

None, though out of all of them, American Hustle seems the most interesting to me.  I always feel like waiting until the hype dies down before I watch something.

6. What did you think of Ellen hosting The Oscars?

Again, I didn’t actually watch it, but I thought it was a great idea to make her the host.  I’m sure she made it extremely entertaining!

7. If you had the chance to play a part in any movie, what would it be?

Hm.  That’s a good question.  It’s funny, because all that’s running through my head are musicals and animated films right now.  Like I’d want to be Vanellope in Wreck it Ralph, Agnes in Despicable Me, or Elphaba in Wicked.  Do any of those count?  Haha.
We sorta look alike, don’t we?  🙂

8. Is there a movie you have watched that was so bad that you have either walked out of the cinema or turned it off?

Three that I remember:  1) Daredevil (the superhero film with blind Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner as Electra).  So much awful cheese I couldn’t handle it.  When they kissed and one of them was all, “Did you feel that?”  I had to excuse myself from the theater so that I and my then-boyfriend (now hubby) could go and figure out if we wanted to dry heave or laugh our butts off.  2) Iron Man.  I know people may think badly of me because of that, but I rolled my eyes when it came to the part where he changed into his suit and said something along the lines of, “Look at my cool shiny suit with weapons on it!”  Gag me.  3)  Some war movie…maybe Behind Enemy Lines?  It had the word “line” in it.  I snuck out of it when I saw too much blood (I hate shoot ’em up war movies) and watched Finding Forrester instead.  Well worth it!

9. What do you think of 3D and IMAX movies? Are they worth the extra money?

I honestly think 3D is a con to make more money.  There have been several 3D movies, Avatar and Despicable Me included (both of which were specifically made to show in a 3D format), that I’ve seen in regular 2D and it didn’t make much of a difference to me.  Then again, I’m more of a plot person than effects person.  3D doesn’t change the plot of any movie.

IMAX is a little different.  I saw Samsara on the IMAX and I don’t think it would’ve had the same impact at all had I seen it on a regular movie screen.  It’s such a visual delight that seeing it on an IMAX greatly enhances the experience.  (If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it!  Here’s the trailer.)  I’d probably say the same for other travel movies, such as a documentary on the Grand Canyon or the Amazon Rainforest or things where you need to be immersed in the scenery.  If given the choice between 3D and IMAX, I’d choose IMAX every time.

After that long ramble, I’d say IMAX is worth the extra money, while 3D isn’t.

10. What was the last movie you saw at the cinema?

I saw Monuments Men the day after Valentine’s Day.  Though I talked about my dislike of war movies above, there are some that I’ve enjoyed because of its unique story.  This was one I thought I’d enjoy, and with the press about it, I thought it would focus more on art than it actually did.  I also saw John Goodman pitching it in an interview, and he made it out to be more of a comedic war movie, but it wasn’t all that comedic to me.  It was just okay.  I expected better.

Well, that’s it for today!  Keep an eye out tomorrow for the big (ish) news, and feel free to provide your own answers and link up on Sarah’s blog!  Have a wonderful week!

To Living a Life Worthy of Turning into a Screenplay!

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Friend Making Monday: The Premiere Separate Post

So several months ago, I stumbled upon and thought it would be fun to participate in Kenlie’s Friend Makin’ Monday posts.  It was so fun I did it again and again, so much so that it started to become a weekly occurrence.  But I almost always tried to squeeze it in with my Making Memories Mondays posts, resulting in super-long posts on Mondays.  Last week, I separated the two, and I actually enjoyed that so much that I think I’m going to do that from now on.  So, dear readers, it looks as if Mondays are going to be two-fer days.  Guess I’m going to be on par with the 9-to-5ers out there who stumble upon Monday as getting back to work.  Mondays will also be my busy day, so much so that I’m giving Friend Making Mondays its own checkmark!  Let’s get on with this week, then, shall we (and if you feel so inclined, please check back later for my Making Memories Monday post)?

DSCN5167Reach out to the blogging community by participating in link ups!  (part of my “100th post reflections”, by the way)


TV, Movies and Me

1. If you could be a recurring star on a show that is currently on TV, which show would you choose? I would love to be a part of the How I Met Your Mother cast.  It seems as if it’s such a fun group of people to work with.  I wouldn’t really want a big part, because I don’t want to mess with the group dynamic, but I’d probably want to be like a bartender at McLaren’s or an artsy buddy of Lily’s or something.

2. Name the movie that you are most embarrassed to admit that you love. Either the Mighty Ducks or 3 Ninjas.  Then again, I haven’t watched either of those in a long time, so I’m not sure if I’d love them so much anymore.

3. Name one show that you’ve never seen and would love to watch. Everybody I know is obsessed with Downton Abbey, so I may have to check it out sometime.  I tried getting into Lost, but couldn’t even finish the first episode.  Maybe Mike & Molly, too.

4. Do you ever go to movies alone? When I have the money to, I actually really love going to movies alone.  In fact, even though I’m married, I actually like taking myself on a date.  Like, the whole nine yards:  dinner, movie, hanging out a bookstore, coffee.  I’m quite comfortable doing it, even though the people who give me pitying looks don’t understand (and don’t even know that I’m taken).

5. If you could only watch one TV show for the next year, which show would you choose and why?  Most definitely Gilmore Girls.  Pretty much because I think I’ve already done that two (maybe three…maybe four) years already.  Making the most of the money I spent on it, for sure, and I’m not getting sick of it yet!  (Except, I guess, that the last two seasons leave something to be desired.  But I’ll still watch it.)  Dawson’s Creek is my very favorite TV series of all time, but I need to be in the right frame of mind to watch it because it might get me in a deep funk otherwise.

6. If you could star in one reality show, which one would it be and why?  Probably Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition, but only as a hostess, because my decorating skills are definitely not up to par with the decorators on the show.  But I would love to do this for several reasons:  doing something good for the community, getting wonderful decorating tips & ideas, and getting to hang out with the amazing Jillian Harris!  😀

7. If someone rented a billboard for you, what would it say? Oh, that’s easy:  “Unicorns DO exist!  And here’s the proof!”  😀  And it would have glitter and rainbows and stars and list the many places where you can see unicorns in their natural habitat.

8. Who is the most famous person with whom you have been in the same room?  I guess the only person I can think of is Brad Paisley, but that was during a concert.  I can’t really think of any brushes with famous people, but I probably will as soon as I finish this post.

9. If you were chosen to be a contestant on a TV game show, which show would you want to be on?  Hm.  Maybe Let’s Make a Deal with Wayne Brady?  I think it’d be fun to dress up in a costume.

10. If there was a movie being made about you, which actor would you choose to play you? Wow, I don’t know.  Probably America Ferrera?  I know she’s Latina and not Asian, but she’s such a great actress that I think she’d be able to pull it off.  🙂

Well, that’s it for this Monday!  If you want to participate in the fun, go ahead and leave your comments at  Have a great week, everyone!