Month Long Challenge

I will be the first to admit that I have been the worst blogger ever created as of late.  I had the best time blogging last summer while I was doing Little Mermaid and for some reason life happened and I just couldn’t push myself to blog.  I’ve tried to get back into the swing of the things.  I’ve created over 50 draft titles but every time I look at them I don’t feel inspired.  Since I like to use this as a stress relief I didn’t want to invest time in it if my heart wasn’t there.  So instead I have found some challenges of things that my heart loves…movies, music and Disney.  I have decided to get myself excited about writing again I am going to combine 3 challenges to make me happy to post again.

So here we go Day 1.

Movie Challenge:  Last Movie You Watched

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The last movie I watched was Fantastic Beast and Where to Find Them.  I waited to watch this one until it came out on DVD because I just wasn’t sure if I was going to like.  I love the world of Harry Potter so much and after reading the Cursed Child and being a little disappointed I didn’t want that feeling with this too.  Luckily I didn’t feel that disappointment when I finished this movie.  I thought the acting was amazing especially Eddy Redmayne.  It still felt like the Harry Potter world but it has its own character to it.  I like the era its set in.  I loved the fashion of the time period.  I love the New York characters.  I wish they would have ventured into the magic a little more but with several sequels coming out I think they can do that.   I give this one 4 stars!

Music Challenge:  A Song From Your Childhood

If you are going to have me pick a song from my childhood it has to be something from a show I loved as a child.  When I was little there was a show called Sharon, Lois and Bramm.  I can not tell you anything about them except that they sang a song with and elephant.  They finished every show with the same song and it had little hand motions that went along with it.  If I hear this it automatically takes me back to sitting in the living room at my Mawmaws with no pants hamming it up.download

 

 

Check out the video of the song and see if you remember too!

 

 

Disney Challenge:  Favorite Movie

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There can be no question what my favorite Disney movie is.  Nothing will ever compare to the love I have for Ariel.  I dreamed of being a mermaid.  I cried when I got to play one on stage.  I still think Prince Eric is the most handsome cartoon there ever was.  I still wish that Terry had proposed to me with Kiss the Girl playing in the background.  For me there is literally nothing better.

Play By Play: Movie Edition

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Well blogging again needed to start somewhere.  On my search for blog post ideas I thought about doing a movie play by play.  You know like they do on Buzzfeed.  We just got a Hulu subscription.  We’ve barely used it so there is plenty of options for us to choose from.  Of course I go straight to the “Back to the 80s” section and look for a good movie.  I stopped on the Love is a Battlefield topic and there it was…Fatal Attraction!  Neither of us have seen it and its a boring Tuesday night so why not.  So without further ado here is our Fatal Attraction play by play.

**SPOILER ALERT** 

  • T “what is this movie about?”
  • You know its the one with the crazy lady who boils the bunny
  • Oh man that kid is watching old school Nickelodeon and people are getting slimmed.  I miss that.
  • Did Micheal Douglas always look like a middle aged man?
  • That is Michael Douglas right?
  • T “yes dear”
  • T ” the child repeating shit down the hallway would so be my kid”
  • Glenn Close has scary eyes right off the bat.  You should have known she was trouble.
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  • Is the old guy with the neck brace from the Parent Trap with Lindsey Lohan?
  • Hold on IMDB it
  • Yep that’s the grandpa
  • T “I’m sorry she is not cute at all”
  • Hello that escalated quickly
  • Is water a sexy foreplay thing?  Is that normal? and why are you trying to walk with your pants at your ankles
  • There are some serious red flags already this lady is nuts
  • This lady is nuts, it deserves a repeat
  • I mean for reals she is nuts
  • Did she just try to kill herself?!?!?
  • I’m sorry but your wife is way more attractive than the crazy broad
  • Oh Sookie’s grandma is his secretary
  • The crazy lady is showing up at your work.  Shoulda got a restraining order then
  • She literally spent 2 days with the guy and she has officially lost her mind.  That must have been some good lovin
  • T “I’m bored.  I’m going get chips and salsa”
  • Oh Herman Munster. So many fun people along with the crazy
  • I need to IMDB this movie
  • Its as old as I am
  • This movie may be 30 years old but crazy girls still pulling this today.  Spend one weekend together and they are in love and prego.
  • Don’t sneak in her house she gonna find you!
  • Glenn Close man you really making me believe in your crazy
  • Ah snap the crazy has made her way into your house and is having tea with your wife
  • So much for changing your number.  The crazy lady ain’t stupid
  • T “I bet she isn’t even pregnant”
  • uh oh poor bunny doesn’t even know what its in for
  • Why hasn’t somebody sent this lady to therapy
  • When was the last time we had a car with a cassette player in it
  • Ok I can’t anymore I’m cheating
  • I really can’t tell if the kid is a boy or a girl.  Ellen or Alan?
  • Poor Bunny
  • Poor Wife
  • Legit this lady is nuts.  I don’t even think I can say it enough
  • Was that lovin really worth it Michael Douglas, I don’t think so
  • You know she ain’t dead
  • T “yes she is he drowned her”
  • *crazy lady jumps out of the water* told you
  • stupid man coulda killed that psycho how many times now and the wife had to take care of business.
  • Crazy….All of it

Well that was fun but next time maybe we will pick one that isn’t full of psychos.  Have a good Wednesday everyone.

A Day With Judy

So many negative things have been going on this week that I needed to get outside of the social media bubble and go back to a simpler style of entertainment.  Before the world of the internet if you were not reading something or going to the theater you could find enjoyment in film.  I love movies.  Nothing compares to live theater but a close second to me is a nice old musical.

I’m not really sure where I came from in my family.  None of my other families members enjoyed the same things that I did. When I started college Netflix became a thing.  This was the absolute best thing for me because I could get my hands on the wonderful films I was so interested in.  There were so many I had heard of but never seen and I loved them all.  The more I watched the more I fell in love with Judy Garland.  She may be the most amazing entertainer ever….at least in my book.  For my birthday Terry bought me a TCM Judy Garland collection.  I decided today was the kind of day that needed to be spent with Judy.

Annex - Kelly, Gene (For Me and My Gal)_01The first one I started with was called For Me and My Gal.  I was absolutely delighted when I realized that Gene Kelly was in this movie.  In fact this was the first movie he was ever in.  This may very well end up being my favorite one from the group.  Its the kind of movie that makes you want to fall in love.  Its the kind of movie that makes you want to get kissed like those that only happen in movies of the Golden Era.  I just want to dance with Gene Kelly.  I just adored the line “why didn’t you tell me I was in love you?”

3155eef1950c8a334f0b25b4103f9a41The next one I got to was called the Harvey Girls.  It was based on the real story of women that worked at Fred Harvey restaurants along the railway.  These ladies brought about charm and civility to towns that were just forming.  Judy started off this movie as a mail order bride going to meet her beau.  When it turns out neither one of them like each other enough to get married she becomes a Harvey Girl.  They had some very catchy tunes in this one.  My favorite part though was surprisingly not Judy in this one.  A young and amazingly beautiful Angela Lansbury was a saloon girl and she was stunning.  This one also had those great kisses that leave the women weak at the knees.

garland-kelly_optThe next on my list was wonderfully another one with Gene Kelly.  This one had some really great dancing and a fun story.  I especially loved one of the scenes with Gene on the stage by himself where he uses a creaky floor board and a newspaper to do a lovely tap dance.  This one did make me a little sad though.  Judy didn’t seem herself as much in this one.  I went on to read that this was her last film with MGM because they fired her.  She was at the height of her addiction and stopped showing up to work.  This just breaks my heart.  Just think if things had been different what a great talent we would have had for so much longer.

In_the_Good_Old_Summertime_6820192My last one for the day and one that I’ve seen several times is called the Good Old Summertime.  This is one of my favorite stories.  It started out as the Shop Around the Corner.  Then it was turned into this movie musical.  Its also a Broadway show called She Loves Me and most recently another movie called You’ve Got Mail.  I’ve loved this story since the first time I saw The Shop Around the Corner.  I’ll have to write another post someday about how it influenced one of my favorite gifts I ever gave to my husband.  This time the shop is a music store so it gives you lots of chances to hear Judy sing.  And oddly enough just like the first movie it contains the line “We didn’t you tell me I was in love with you?”

A morning with Randi bowling and a day with Judy made for a good day for me.  I pray that things will change for the better for everyone soon.  Until then all I can do is pray for all those hurting right now.

Day 12: The Best Movie Ever

Movies are my hobby.  I am not a cinematic professor but I do frequent the $5 movie rack and I know a good one when I see one.  Its hard to say what my absolute 100% all time favorite movie ever is.  I have deeply loved many movies, The Little Mermaid, Never Been Kissed, Meet Me in St. Louis, but the one that sticks out to me is When Harry Met Sally.  Let me just say pretty much any 80s movie is awesome.  Even better is any 80s movie with Meg Ryan.

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This movie is the perfect Rom-Com.  Its funny.  Its romantic.  Its witty.  Its heart-felt.  I love it all.  Most people only know this film for the very iconic “I’ll have what she’s having scene”.  While this is very amusing it is certainly not the best part.  Rob Reiner who also directed another one of my favorites, The Princess Bride, did such a wonderful job with this film.  It has Princess Leia as the super awesome best friend.  Billy Crystal is hilarious and lovable and you would fall for him too.  I especially like the interviews with couples throughout the movie who talk about how they meet.  The best part by far though is the speech that Harry gives at the end of the movie.  If you are concerned about a spoiler DON’T WATCH.  But if you don’t care and wanna see the best movie speech ever go ahead and click below.  You won’t regret it.