Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Bedtime Movie Tag

Hayden (from her beautiful blog, A Singular and Whimsical Problem) tagged the first five people to comment on her answers for this, so here we go. Thank you, Hayden!

(Note: I ended up tweaking it a little -- taking out one question that didn't make sense and adding one of my own. Enjoy!)

1. A movie that kept you up all night.
Given Hayden’s answer (and considering that it’s not a violent movie either), mine is really rather funny, but the first time we watched Wives and Daughters we had to stop just after Roger first goes to Africa... and I was quite literally tossing all night. (It also didn’t help that I had a nursery song going through my head... one of those ones involving little green frogs, etc. ;))

2. A movie that made you scared to sleep.
Though not exactly a movie, the film documentary accompanying Pharaohs and Kings by David M. Rohl. During it, he goes through a couple museums, including a room with mummies and (though I didn’t see much), it made an impression on my then under-ten-year-old brain. BUT, it was also a huge touchstone in setting off my ongoing fascination with Egypt and the New Chronology, so it’s all turned out excellently well. (Btw, though sadly Rohl himself isn’t a Christian, he’s done some incredible work and I seriously and highly recommend both book and documentary.)

3. A movie that made you go to sleep.
*I'm Pooh Bear… think, think, think…* No, I can't think of any. It’s a pretty wide awake activity for me and generally my brain ends up spinning all over afterward with shining new story ideas.

4. A movie that left you tossing and turning all night in anticipation for its release.
Somehow I don’t pay a tremendous amount of attention to upcoming releases (beyond knowing they’re coming out and wondering if there will be skippable parts, etc.), but after seeing it in the theater, I was jumping up and down internally all summer waiting for Cinderella to get released. (And now, satisfied, I'm full of exploding bubbles of excitement. ;))

5. A movie that would be your worst nightmare to live in.
I think the honor for this goes to the third Anne of Green Gables (the one where she and Gilbert get married/during WWI) and which I watched years ago at a sleepover. It actually fits #2 perfectly as well, but P&K doesn’t fit here so, hence, they’re placed where they are. Let us just say that -- after watching AOGG the Third -- I'm pretty sure I went sleepwalking for the first and (hopefully) last time ever.

6. A movie that reminds you of nighttime.
North and South. I also tend to associate it with particular seasons. 

(Via Pinterest and ever-so-slightly misquoted...)

7. A movie that has a nightmarish cliffhanger.
I don’t think…. Oh! No, I have it. The ending episodes of the 90’s Zorro are packed with nightmarish mental and emotional trauma (and drama), with one episode leading right into the next. I've come to dearly love the last episode, but I still can’t hardly watch the couple preceding ones... they're excruciating. (Except, of course, you have to see them at least once for the last one to be as thoroughly heart wrenching and amazing as it is.)

8. A movie you actually dreamed about.
This hardly ever happens, but I did actually dream about Despicable Me 2 just the other night. (A mall sequence, I believe. ;D)

9. A movie monster you wouldn't want to find under your bed. 
I haven’t seen many movie monsters, but I do check every night for tigers and leopards. (Um... an imagination running wild or something??)

10. A refreshing movie you love watching at night?
Besides any of the ones I love that I already mentioned, Ever After!

And I’m tagging some lovely people! (And I know I just tagged some of you dear friends, but I thought you might happen to like this one, too. :))

If you feel like doing it have fun and I look forward to seeing your answers! (And if you don't have a blog and would like to, feel free to leave your answers in the comments!)

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Awesome Food Award

Cryslyn tagged me with this a number of weeks ago and I’ve finally been able to fill out the answers. :) Thank you, Cryslyn!

The rules:

1). Thank the person who nominated you, as well as link to their blog.
2). Answer the 10 questions provided.
3). Come up with 10 more questions that relate to food.
4). Nominate at least 5 people.
5). Let those people know they've been nominated.

Cryslyn’s questions:

1. Favorite ethnic food? ~ Mexican/southwest and Italian. (That was two, but they definitely tie.)

2. Who normally does the cooking in your home? ~ It shuffles around periodically. I’ve done a lot of the daily cooking at various times and seasons, but of late my sisters have been doing most of it.

3. Do your taste buds prefer sweet or salty? ~ Sweet.

4. Favorite snack food? ~ Glass upon glass of fresh whole milk.

5. Do you eat ice cream throughout the winter? ~ Good question... I like it year round. :)

6. What's your favorite meat? ~ Chicken.

7. On the side of your meal, do you prefer soup or salad? ~ Salad.

8. Chocolate or Vanilla? ~ Generally vanilla… in most cases… unless, on the other hand, I’m preferring chocolate.

9. How do you react to spicy foods? ~ I’m not big on flaming hot dishes, but I love all sorts of ethnic spiciness.

10. Top favorite meal in the history of ever? ~ There are so many! Off the top of my head: pizza with pesto, artichokes, and toasted garlic cloves, and I also love ice cream cake. Absolutely delicious!!

Thank you again for the questions, Cryslyn! 

And now... guess what? I'm actually going to make some nominations this time! ;) And my nominees are...

And my questions for you:

1. Your thoughts on cheese?
2. Favorite pizza?
3. Have you always had a “traditional” dinner (i.e. turkey and all the fixings) on Thanksgiving?
4. Favorite Thanksgiving dish to prepare?
5. Your favorite breakfast?
6. Favorite kind of bread (i.e. whole wheat, French, sourdough, cinnamon-raisin, etc.)
7. Favorite vegetable?
8. Do you like sweet or sour?
9. Most unusual/unexpected ethnic dish you’ve ever had?
10. Hamburgers or hotdogs?

Have fun and I look forward to seeing your answers! :)

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