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Monday Movie Meme – It’s all about love

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MONDAY MOVIE MEME

…we thought that instead we’d focus on the emotion of love, which is what drives a marriage after all. But most of us don’t get to experience the type of love and romance that is portrayed in the movies. If you could live any movie’s love story, which one would it be?

Before I give my answer I would like to wish the hosts of this wonderful meme, the Bumbles (Andy and Molly) a wonderfully romantic anniversary!

This is a tough one, to choose only ONE love story to live?  Let me list the parts of four that I would love to take part in.  Let’s start with the most cheesy movie on my list – Made in Heaven with Timothy Hutton and Kelly McGillis.  They were a couple who met in Heaven and then one had to leave.  Would the other leave Heaven, of all places, to follow her?  Of course!  That’s commitment.  Here’s the trailer of the film.  You may want some wine with the cheese.

And this moves right into my next one, Serendipity, with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale.  It’s all about listening to your heart and keeping your eyes open to the clues of the universe.  And never letting yourself settle for second best. 

And next I need a dose of reality with When Harry Met Sally starring Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal.  As much of a romantic as I am I very much hate being put on a pedestal.  I want my guy to see me as I really am and love me anyway.  And he should be my best friend.

Okay, enough reality, I also want devotion, so my last pick would be The Princess Bride with Cary Elwes and Robin Wright.  This man endured death for her and his answer to her requests or desires?  “As you wish.”  Sigh.

What do you think?  Am I asking too much of my husband?  What would your movie be?

October 12, 2009 Posted by | Monday Movie Meme | , , | 12 Comments

Movie Meme

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MONDAY MOVIE MEME

This week’s movie topic is all about Work…

In honor of the Labor Day holiday here in the U.S. we thought we’d focus this week’s topic on movies centered around work – finding a job, getting a job, loving a job, hating a job – you get the idea. Here are some that we thought of while being lazy Bumbles enjoying our long weekend away from work. Share on your blog movies all about making a living and then link back here at The Bumbles.

Here’s my list…

1. The Sound of Music – (governess)  A nun, a love story, a sing-a-long, and social commentary.  It has it all.

2. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington- (politician) A feel good drama.

3. Adventures in Babysitting- (babysitter) I was a babysitter, but I never had a night like this!

4. Baby Boom -(executive turned baby food maker) Love this movie.  Diane Keaton was great.

5. Major League - (professional baseball players) -I have to represent my Cleveland Indians :)

Visit the Bumbles to see other lists!

September 7, 2009 Posted by | Monday Movie Meme | , | 11 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – the funny thing is…

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:  Grab your current read.  Open to a random page.  Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The fact is, I’d rather write a book than read a book.  It’s like reading, only you get paid for it.  Otherwise, it has all the same elements.  I don’t know what’s on the next page.  It’s suspenseful, yet I can control where it goes.  It’s like interactive reading.  Besides, I’ve already read books.  A lot of them.  Well, definitely more than seven. 

the funny thing is…by Ellen Degeneres, page 2

The Funny Thing Is... by Ellen DeGeneres: Book Cover

I was flipping through a few books to see what I was going to take when we go to Vail on Saturday and this one made the cut.

August 4, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , , | 18 Comments

Teaser Tuesday

 teasertuesdays31Grab your current read.  Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!).  Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 

She wondered, Is it possible, maybe even normal, to spend twenty years of your life with someone, to love that person more than you love yourself sometimes and then sometimes to truly hate him, so much that you think you about taking your new cast-iron grill pan and bringing it down on the top of his head?  Or maybe these thoughts were just a result of one of her random yet tempestuous perimenopausal moments.

first two sentences from Sliver of Truth by Lisa Unger

I’m going to start this one in the next few days.  It’s the sequel to Beautiful Lies, which I loved.  What are you reading this week?

July 28, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 23 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – Quilter’s Apprentice

teasertuesdays31Grab your current read.  Open to a random page.  Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!).  Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

“You could apologize before she asks you to,” Matt said as he parked the truck.  “Old people like apologies and polite stuff like that.”

“Yeah.  I hear they also love being referred to as ‘old people.’ ” Sarah muttered.

The Quilter’s Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini, Chapter 3

I haven’t started this book yet, but after flipping through to find a teaser I’m looking forward to it.  I’m a failed quilter, so this should be fun :)

Visit MizB for more teasers.

 

 

July 21, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 13 Comments

Teaser Tuesday- When Venus Fell

teasertuesdays31Grab your current read.  Open to a random page.  Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!).  Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

This was no small thing, in the southern sense of that word.  If a person visited a home in the South for any length of time, whether for a mere one-night stay or weeks, months, even years of habitation, that visitor achieved the status of Company, meaning he or she received deluxe treatment.

When Venus Fell by Deborah Smith, page 4

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This is my final book for the Southern Reading Challenge and I am really enjoying it!  So, what pages are you turning this week?

Visit MizB for more teasers.

 

July 14, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 15 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

teasertuesdays31Grab your current read.  Open to a random page.  Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!).  Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

We have a saying:  If you go to Atlanta, the first question people ask you is, ‘What’s your business?’  In Macon they ask ‘Where do you go to church?’  In Augusta they ask your grandmother’s maiden name.  But in Savannah the first question people ask you is ‘What would you like to drink?’

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt, Chapter 2

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by Berendt Berendt: Book Cover

I don’t know what’s taken me so long to read this, but I am loving it!   What are you reading this week?

July 7, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 17 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – Booknotes

teasertuesdays31Teaser Tuesdaysis a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following - Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!). Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

 Cover Image

And many of us chose, in the early 70′s, to use pseudonyms to write because we were trying to get away from the focus on the personality and the ego.  And because I was involved with Eastern religion and Buddhism and other things, I was also trying to get away from that ego attachment that we have to a name.  So the use of small letters was a way to sort of say, first, it’s not really me because I’m not just the book that I’ve written.  I’m a holisitc self.  And it also really does work to make people think about a name.  What makes a name important?  Those small letters that are kind of equal.  They don’t have that kind of hierarchical look.  That has an effect on people.

from the interview with bell hooks

Sorry I went so over, but once I started typing I couldn’t stop.  I love this book based on interviews on C-SPAN’s Booknotes. 

What are you reading this week?

 

June 23, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 14 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – The Vanished Man

teasertuesdays31Teaser Tuesdaysis a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.  BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!).  Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

There’s lots of rules he’s been drumming into me – like, the audience doesn’t notice the familiar but’re drawn to novelty.  They don’t notice a series of similar things but focus on the one that’s different.  They ignore objects or people that stand still but are drawn to movement.  You want to make something invisible?  Repeat it four or five times and pretty soon the audience is bored and their attention wanders.

The Vanished Man by Jeffery Deaver, Chapter 8

I’ve decided to make June my series’ month.  I’m going to see if I can catch up on a few of them so I feel okay about starting a new one :)  What’s your tease today?

June 2, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , | 13 Comments

Teaser Tuesday – Blood Bayou

 

teasertuesdays31 Teaser Tuesdaysis a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

 Grab your current read

  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers! ;)

Cover ImageThey were divorced and with good reason.  Maybe God had forgiven him, but just because he wore a clerical collar – or whatever he wore on Sundays – didn’t mean she forgave him.  And she bet there were still a few people out there who felt the same way.

from Blood Bayou by Karen Young, Chapter 3

So what are you reading this week?

May 12, 2009 Posted by | teaser tuesday | , , , | 19 Comments

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