Saturday, May 16, 2009

Awards and Crazy Eights

I've been neglectful in mentioning that Kate Gabrielle has awarded me the Friendly Blogger Award. I am surprised and pleased! Check out Kate's many blogs (and etsy shops) for some of the coolest artwork on the web! This award is supposed to be passed on in turn, but as most of the people I would choose to pass this along to have already received this, I'll just say thanks to Kate again.

Now, while we're on memes, I've also been tagged for the Crazy Eights meme by Ginger at Asleep in New York. It has a few extra "Eights" she threw in because weirdly, there weren't eight categories and there should be.

Eight Things I look Forward To:
1. Visiting with a bunch of crazy friends this summer
2. Watching movies starring my favorite actors that I haven't seen yet
3. Watching my nephew grow up
4. Seeing my novels on the shelf at the bookstore
5. Standing on the beaches of Normandy and standing on the rooftop of the Castel Sant'Angelo
6. Visits with my parents
7. Releases of previously unreleased Goldsmith soundtracks
8. The day they stop jerking the cameras around and doing lickety-split editing in current films

Eight Things I Did Yesterday:
1. Watched the end of City of Conquest and some of the extras
2. Finally (I think) got a Thomas the Train song out of my head -- it's been stuck there for days
3. Had my faith renewed in the police
4. worked
5. fretted over the stray cat I've been taking care of, who hasn't shown up in four days now. :-(
6. spent too much time online instead of writing
7. Admired Chris Hemsworth
8. and most importantly -- laughed and was happy

Eight Things I Wish I Could Do:
1. Go back in time
2. Become a Hollywood producer so I could rectify the problem of crappy screenplays getting filmed.
3. get my dog to let me brush him when he's shedding
4. remodel my bathroom properly
5. have enough money to quit the day job and be able to write without financial worries
6. Run my own opera house
7. Sing opera
8. Never have to eat again

Eight TV shows I Watch:
1. Combat!
2. Have Gun-Will Travel
3. Route 66
4. The Big Valley
5. Star Trek
6. Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
7. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
8. Highlander

Eight Movies I Love More than Any Other
1. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
2. The Dirty Dozen
3. Big Jake
4. The Empire Strikes Back
5. Raiders of the Lost Ark
6. The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
7. The Wind and the Lion
8. Kiss Me Deadly

Eight Things I'm Gonna Do Today:
1. Mow the lawn
2. blog
3. babysit
4. fight this migraine
5. listen to Star Trek: the Motion Picture score again
6. eat
7. vacuum/dust/clean/do stupid household chores
8. continue editing a story

Eight Things I Promise Never To Do On My Blog Again:
1. Badmouth Cary Grant
2. Make no promises
3. er... I'm not getting any farther on this category...

Eight People to Tag:
If you wanna play, go for it.


  1. That's funny, I didn't even realize the lack of 8 categories in the "crazy 8" tag! I wish you had started it, so we could all answer the movies part-- it seems like that one would have been perfect in the classic film blogging circle :)

    I hope your stray shows up soon!

  2. Aw, you did do the special edition one! :)

    Now you're a Sneetch with a star upon thar. ;)


    I noticed CITY OF CONQUEST in your sidebar while ago, and then of course read it here in your tag, where you said you were gonna finish it...let me know how you liked it! :)

    I watched the first half hour of it one night, and loved it, but then I had to stop it for some reason, and while trying to go back to it, I accidentally deleted it from my dvr. :(

    I think it's in my Netflix queue...

    Anyway, I don't think I've ever seen you mention Cagney around here, and I've wondered if you're much of a fan. :)


    I wish I never had to eat again, either. :)