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Children playing a variant of tag. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I will admit right here and now to the entire blogosphere that I am no athlete. I am one of those uncoordinated goofs with two left feet. It takes all the powers of my “mighty” concentration just to walk around without hurting myself.  You know I even flunked PE.

Keeping this embarrassing fact in mind I want you to picture this.

Here I am minding my own business…tapping away on my cute little lap top, tap-tap tap… and then out of the corner of my eye, I see her…it’s Morezennow and she’s running toward me…I smile because I really like her…She is an entertaining sort of person, witty and a genuinely funny writer.  I look forward to reading her blog http://morezennow.wordpress.com/

You should check her out.  Here are some of my favorite posts of hers to get you started.

http://morezennow.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/and-the-eyes-have-it/

http://morezennow.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/random-acts-of-blindness/

http://morezennow.wordpress.com/2012/02/26/and-the-search-goes-on/

Hello! I call out and then before I know it…I’ve been hit…I mean tagged!  And I am truly dazed and confused. The last thing I remember was a whisper in my ear….it said….

“I’m passing it on.  Feel free to decline.  And you have my permission (like you need it!) to break the rules, as we all know they are meant to be broken!!!”

Rules

1. You must post the rules.

2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.

3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.

4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!

I must say right now that I plan on some rule breaking….I cannot run very fast and I could not catch all 11…..(Some people in this blogoverse run like the wind)

What follows are the questions: skillfully and creatively written by one of the  most entertaining blog buddies in the land of blogging;  Morezennow.

These I must answer.  MY questions are:

Ringo Starr and Friends

Ringo Starr and Friends (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  1. What would you do if I sang out of tune?   For one thing I would NOT stand up and walk out on you. I would lend you my ear so you could sing me a song but please try not to sing out of key.
  2. Coffee or Tea?  I am a former coffee addict so I would have to say tea, to which I am currently addicted.
  3. Soccer or Rugby?  Rugby because it’s so damn Manly.
  4. Liberal, Conservative or Nunya Beeswax? Fiscally Conservative and socially very liberal…(a really impossible mix that shows my total ignorance and  misunderstanding of the whole political process)…with a touch of cutesy idealism thrown in for decoration.
  5. Love or hate Stanley Kubrick? How can someone NOT love Kubrick…..He is the man who had Kirk Douglas run around shirtless, Jack Nicholson run around with an axe trying to murder Shelly Duvall and made us laugh long enough to stop worrying and love the BOMB…….. or something or another. 

    Slim Pickens as Major "King" Kong ri...

    Slim Pickens as Major "King" Kong riding a nuclear bomb to oblivion in Dr. Strangelove. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Kubrick

  6. What is your favorite era, where and why?  It is funny you should ask this (haha) I have always had this yearning to go back in time to the Roaring Twenties. It was a glamorous age full of cool cars, silky flappy fashion, bobbed hair and gangsters.(sort of like now but in black and white) I would totally love that.
  7. If stranded on a desert island who would you most like to be with? This is a secret I cannot divulge. If I told you I’d have to kill you.
  8. If you have children do you sometimes hate them a little? (Yes , I loves my chilluns but…)? No, but sometimes when I see them make the same stupid mistakes that I’ve made, I want to SCREAM!
  9. What is your favorite novel and why? After much deliberation I must confess that I don’t have a favorite novel but one work of non fiction that stands out to me the most is  “Guns, Germs and Steel” by my favorite author, Jared Diamond. I have learned much from this man. He is an excellent explainer of why we humans are what we are. Well-written and highly intelligent. I would recommend it to anyone interested in that sort of thing.     
  10. Sonny or Cher? Cher. I am probably dating myself but I remember watching the Sonny and Cher TV Show many years ago when I was a kid.  I hated her voice but I loved those costumes she wore. She reminded me of a tall colorful bird…Wow.
  11. What is your preferred method of de-stressing? Gardening, hiking.. really anything that gets me out into nature and music. Music hath charms that lulls this tiger into a wimpy cat in 2 notes flat.
    sleeping kitten

    sleeping kitten (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

     

The tagged

http://gusgus64.wordpress.com/

http://aspergersgirls.wordpress.com/

http://newsferret.wordpress.com/

http://ohioken.wordpress.com/

http://championofthetenderhearted.blog.com/

These questions the tagged can answer if they choose, when they choose. I am following in the great tradition of the wise Morezennow and not asking any rule adherence. This is supposed to be fun. If it is not, don’t do it! And in the same token: anyone not tagged desiring to play along just join in.

The Questions:

  1. What is the best gift you have ever received?
  2. If you could meet any famous person, living or not, who would it be?
  3. Have you ever walked out of a movie? Which one?
  4. Do you have a pet peeve?
  5. What is your favorite breakfast?
  6. Do you have a favorite article of clothing?
  7. If a tree falls in the forest would it make a sound if no one was there to hear it?
  8. Have you ever seen anything that doesn’t exist? U.F.O’s, bigfoot, ghosts, etc?
  9. Favorite summer song?
  10. Name an animal that you identify with the most.
  11. If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go for an all expense paid holiday? 

    The Sangat Island resort.

    The Sangat Island resort. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Remember there is no pressure here. Please feel free to decline. I know these sorts of things can become a burden sometimes. Use this as you see fit.

Have a great day!

Strawberryindigo.

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Harold and Maude and me

Cover of the Harold and Maude video, with lead...

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Harold and Maude is a hilarious black comedy from the Seventies.  It stars Bud Cort as Harold and Ruth Gordon as  Maude. 

It has slowly reached cult status since its release  in 1971.  I first saw this excellent film back in the mid eighties at a run down theatre on the south side of town.

This was a favor to a friend, I wasn’t the type to go see old movies about weird-looking bug-eyed dudes and old ladies.  I went for the company and the popcorn, nothing more.

I left that sticky theatre a bit altered.  From then on, Harold and Maude has remained on my list of all time favorite movies.  It is totally worth watching.

Harold (Bud Cort) is 20 and obsessed with death and freaking out his mom. (Vivian Pickles)  His theatrical suicides set up just for her benefit are some of the funniest scenes in the movie.  It is not called a black comedy for nothing.  

Harold meets Maude (Ruth Gordon) through their common love of going to stranger’s funerals.  Maude is 79 and a total trip.  Harold is pale and full of death, Maude is full of life.  They instantly click and a strange but wonderful relationship develops between the two. 

Maude teaches Harold and us all how to age with some gusto and  how to live life to its fullest.  It looks somewhat dated but the message is timeless. Cat Stevens, when he was still Cat Stevens, provides the music that sends this movie over the top and really makes it excellent.

This superb movie introduced me to the late Ruth Gordon who was a gem of an actress and a terrific role model.  She had quite a history as a writer as well.  Look for her in Rosemary’s Baby, she totally steals the movie. I want to be just like her when I grow up!

Harold and Maude in my opinion is one of the best movies ever made. You should check it out. It is Totally Worth Watching.

Harold and Maude (1971) Directed by Hal Ashby. starring Bud Cort, Ruth Gordon, Vivian Pickles, Cyril Cusack.  Screenplay by Colin Higgins.

Have a great day!       Strawberryindigo.

Totally Awesome Top Ten Sci-Fi Movie List

Gort (The Day the Earth Stood Still)

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Top Ten lists; Love them or hate them?  You’ll LOVE these…

M.M. and I have been working hard and burning the midnight oil.  Sitting in the dark and watching some great movies.  Each of us have come up with our top ten Science Fiction movie picks of all time.

We totally recommend these superb movies in this awesome genre….And now without further ado, I present THE LISTS…

M.M’s top ten Sci-Fi Screen Gems

  1. Forbidden Planet (1956) 

  2. The Time Machine (1960)

  3. The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

  4. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

  5. Alien (1979)

  6. Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

  7. Planet of the Apes (1968)

  8. Avatar (2009)

  9. Fantastic Voyage (1966)

  10. Superman (1978)

Strawberryindigo’s Fave Sci-fi flicks
  1. Avatar (2009)
  2. The Terminator (1984) & Terminator 2 (1991)
  3. The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
  4. The Time Machine (1960)
  5. Planet of The Apes (1968)
  6. Alien (1979) & Aliens (1986)
  7. Mars Attacks! (1996)
  8. Fantastic Planet (1973)
  9. Metropolis (1927)

Check out some or all of these terrific movies.  Sit back and enjoy some of the wonders of the human imagination… and pass the popcorn, please.

See any of your favorites here?  Did we hit it dead on or did we totally miss the boat?   What are your favorite Science Fiction movies?

Let me Know…STRAWBERRYINDIGO>