Posted by: China | March 31, 2007

Howdy, Thanks and Mom’s MeMe

Hello everyone! Fellow Dogger Blogger here. HK asked me – well, demanded me – to tell everyone that she appreciates all their thoughts and comments. She really appreciates them.

The past few days have been so nice here. Mr. Sun has been appearing all week and he’s only charging his regular cover price – nothin’! All you have to do is be outside an he’ll perform all day – and lately, it’s been an even longer performance!

The snow is almost all gone, the birdies are coming back (there have been tons of robins) and all those birdies have trashed poor Mom’s bird-feeder twice in one week. She thinks it’s those big crows that are doing it. They’re all brawn and have no subtlety.

Speaking of Mom, she had a really bad headache today. Something she calls a my-grain. I say, if eating all that grain is making her head hurt, she should stop eating it, even if it IS hers. She’s feeling better now, but she’s really woozy. Don’t be surprised if you see lots of typos.

And speaking of Mom again, here’s her MeMe. She accepted the tag from DKM.

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.

There are many. I’ll look around the DVD library and type the first one I see: The Bandwagon, starring Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant and Nanette Fabray.

2. Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.

Star Wars. It played A LOT at our local drive in and me and my parents went to see it almost every time they re-ran it as the second film of the Saturday double feature.

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.

I will watch anything that these five people are in, no matter how bad the movie is: James Cagney, Fred Astaire, Michael J. Fox, Ted Raimi and Bruce Campbell.

4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.

Denise Crosby.

5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.

Oh geez, there’s tons of these. I often say ‘Scuzee Please’ imitating Tonetti (Erik Rhodes) from The Gay Divorcee.

6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
Only one? Aargh. I’ll pick the one I have the most fun singing along with: Joe’s Apartment. Hey, I know – it’s a stupid, silly (and often disgusting) movie, but those songs are awful darn catchy!

7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.

Any Fred Astaire film. I have watched them all so many times I know all the lyrics and most of the script.

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.

Okay, the movie questions are tough. I’m too big a fan to give just one. Again, I’ll look around the DVD collection and pick one out: The Thin Man – to show the public that movies used to be more than color, special effects and that a married couple in film doesn’t have to be boring or priggish. (Is that a word?)

9. Name a movie that you own.

HAHAHA! Whoo doggies, but that’s an easy one. We own over 2000 titles. Here’s one I plucked out of memory: The Brave Little Toaster.

10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.

Famke Jansen – model turned actress (Goldeneye, X-men Trilogy, House on Haunted Hill)

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?

Many. The ones I remember clearly: Star Wars (dozens of times), Superman (first Christopher Reeve film), 9 to 5

12. Ever made out in a movie?

I’ve never been in a movie. lol

No, I’ve never made out in a move theater…dammit.

13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t yet gotten around to it.

Gone With the Wind on DVD (bought it two years ago and still haven’t watched it, ugh). For movies I’ve never seen before – Cars. I’ve heard it’s not all that great, but I’ve loved every Pixar movie so far, except for A Bug’s Life – and I blame Julia Louise-Dreyfus for that.

14. Ever walked out of a movie?

No. I can usually find something good in even the worst pieces of trash.

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.

Serenity. I even yelled out loud in that movie. I’ve never done that before.

16. Popcorn?

Yes, but I can’t really stomach popcorn theater. Homemade is best , with salt and butter.

17. How often do you go to the movies?

Once or twice a year and only to ‘special’ movies. Movie-goers suck – they’re just too important to be considerate to those around them and have ruined way too many movies for me and the husband to shill out that kind of money to listen to some teenage bimbo whine to her girlfriend over her cell phone about the boy who doesn’t want to boink her. (Was that sentence long enough for you, or what?)

18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?

Casino Royale. (James Bond films are one of my husband’s ‘special’ genres)

19. What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?

I watch them all, but fantasy and science-fiction are probably the genres I watch the most.

20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?

The first one I remember was the 70’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers. My parents were young and didn’t think taking a 6 year old child to that kind of movie would scar her for life. lolol

21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?

None. I’ve seen some real stinkeroos and there are many I’ll never watch again, but I don’t regret giving all movies at least one chance.

22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?


23. What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?

The Grudge – the remake. It’s not a good movie, but it scared me poopless.

24. What is the funniest movie you’ve seen?

I can’t pick that. Humor is so subjective and depends on my moods. The Marx Brothers movies (most, not all) always make me laugh.

Okay – to anyone else who wants to play – you’re it!


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