Just Me

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Friday, April 27, 2007

7 Wonders of Canada

Today while I am doing spring cleaning, I am listening to a radio program on cbc debate the seven wonders of Canada. They can be man made or natural wonders and they have had thousands of suggestions. I must admit, it is giving me some good ideas for a speculative road trip east this summer. But I am tired of everyone suggesting The Bay of Fundy or Niagra Falls or the CN Tower or The Rockies. Everyone already knows about those!
What are your suggestions?
Have you been somewhere breathtaking that you think everyone should visit?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Lookin' good...

This week I'm going to see:
John Mayer (tonight)

Jann Arden (monday)

I don't think I have had such
awesome double plans for a long time!

Friday, April 20, 2007

A Tribute To My Forgotten Blog

So I found this on another blog and decided here is one listy list I can do!

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
Little Women, Jesus Christ Superstar, Amelie, The Fellowship Of The Ring
2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theater.
Aladdin, LOTR:FOTR, Amelie
3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
Ed Norton
4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.
Richard Gere
5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
The Lion King or Jesus Christ Superstar
6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs. Jesus Christ SuperStar
7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.
Veer Zaara
8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
I just can't do it. There is just not one movie everyone should see.
9. Name a movie that you own.
What's your pleasure? I probably have it.
10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops. Oh, definately Jennifer Lopez. Angels Eyes, Enough, The Wedding Planner. Does it get more impressive than that??
Oh, seriously? Ok. I was pretty impressed by Meat Loaf in Fight Club. What? I am being serious!
11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
The Others
12. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't yet gotten around to it.
Oh boy. Cinema Paradiso, Tsotsi, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid...there are so many I doubt I'll ever catch up..
13. Ever walked out of a movie?
Small Time Crooks...probably the first movie to make me realize I hate Woody Allen
14. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
Well, I'm not a 'super cryer', but "Life As A House" got me pretty bad.
15. Popcorn?
Only on free tuesday's, thanks!
16. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them orwatching them at home)?
Uh oh, this will be embarrasing. Probably twice a week or more. About the same amount I watch at home.
17. What's the last movie you saw in the theater?
18. What's your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
I am so all over the board here. It really depends what mood I'm in. No favorites.
19. What's the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
Strawberry Shortcake.
20. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
Lucky Numbers.
21. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
Well, many not agree with me in weirdness, but 'Punch Drunk Love' hits the mark for me there.
22. What is the scariest movie you've seen?
I think Demon House 6. It has haunted me for life. That might have something to do with seeing it when I was 10 though.
23. What is the funniest movie you've seen?
Well, the movie I've probably laughed the hardest at is an old one called Pure Luck. Still has me chuckling when I think about it. Classic Martin Short Humour.


So, as my 'poor' sister endures one of the worst reads of her life, I am having a lovely read by a book she gave me. It's called 'Crow Lake' by...um...I'm ashamed to say I can't remember! I think it's Mary Lawson. Anwyways, while it's not happy, happy, joy, joy (actually I find that the best books never are) I really like the way she writes. One of the best sentances I've ever read jumped out at me so much, that I reread it, I think 3 times before conitnuing reading. This is it:
"In the bushes behind us the cicadas sang their hymn of praise to the sun."
I'm not sure why it hit me like it did.
I have this thing about seeing people do what they're born to do doing it. And when I catch them at it, just out of the corner of my mind, I love it. I guess that's how I felt about that sentance. Mary Lawson is definately born to be a writer. And I love that.

Now if only I can find what I'm born to do....