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Movie Quiz

Saw this on Knit Wit Girly's blog and thought I'd give it a go. No knitting these days - sorry folks.

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
Sixteen Candles … probably nearly 100 times (seriously)

2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theatre.
I can't think of anything recently ... I have seen Dazed & Confused at least 3 times in the theatre.

3. Name an actor that would make you more inclined to see a movie.
Zach Braff or Michael Vartan : )

4. Name an actor that would make you less likely to see a movie.
I hate Jim Carrey! Try to avoid just about anything that he is in.

5. Name a movie that you can and do quote from.
I quote movies all the time. I'd say Sixteen Candles, Office Space, Napoleon Dynamite and Dazed & Confused top the list.

6. Name a movie musical that you know all of the lyrics to all of the songs.
Sound of Music

7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.
Anything … I love singing (even though I'm not a good singer).

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
Super Size Me

9. Name a movie that you own.
Sixteen Candles, of course. Although, I think I prefer catching it on TBS.

10. Name an actor that launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
Bill Murray - I love Caddyshack, but I LOVE Lost in Translation.

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in? If so, what?
Not many - but I did see Twister at the drive-in.

12. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven't yet gotten around to it.
Schindler's List ... I wanted to see it when it was in the theatre and I still haven't. Soon, I promise.

13. Ever walked out of a movie?
Yes. The Crow 2. Worst. Movie. Ever.

14. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
I Am Sam ... we are talking openly weeping in the theatre. Yep.

15. Popcorn?
Once in a blue moon. I'm more of a Junior Mints girl.

16. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
Not that often - there hasn't been much that I have wanted to see lately.

17. What's the last movie you saw in the theater?
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

18. What's your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
Depends on my mood.

19. What's the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
The Muppet Movie!

20. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
Gangs of New York - I hated that movie. HATED!

21. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
Hmmm. I can't really think of anything super weird. I think I like weird, so this is a tough one.

22. What is the scariest movie you've seen?
I remember The Exorcist being pretty scary. I haven't seen it since 1988 or so, though.

23. What is the funniest movie you've seen?
Ever? I don't know. See #5 for the list of movies I quote from. Those are all hilarious in my book.


Thank you!

Well, let me start by saying that YOU are the greatest. Yes, YOU! I can't believe all of the nice and wonderful comments you all left for Matt & me. It is nice to feel love and support from our friends & family. But to receive just as much warmth from my blogging friends is somewhat unexpected, but absolutely SUPER fantastic! Wow! And thank you!

Knit bloggers are the COOLEST!

Matt & I made the big move this weekend. We had some awesome helpers (thank you Mel & Jim). The vast majority of my stuff is out of Mel's place and in our townhouse. Now onto the organization! Should be fun ...


Please excuse the unacceptable length of time since my last post. It is with good reason - I promise. I will tell you the story with pictures and words ....

love & industry

4.20.07: Matt & I wait in the Diego Rivera Court at the DIA to meet friends - with the intent of visiting the Ansel Adams exhibit. The court is my favorite place in the museum! And the friends are stuck in traffic, so we are enjoying each other's company & peoplewatching. There are seemingly millions of kids in the museum on field trips on this day. At one point, we are standing together in the middle of the room and a tour guide comes along and loudly tells us, "Excuse me! We have a tour group coming through!" I am not sure why she felt that we needed to move. I guess she wanted our spot. We were kind of thrown off by it and Matt asked if I wanted to go outside to wait for our friends.

Once outside, Matt decided to call the friends and leave a message. He told them that we were going to run over to the Detroit Public Library to look at a Student Art Exhibit while we wait for them. We headed over there and up to the 3rd Floor into a beautiful room where the exhibit was being held. We started chatting in a quiet corner of the room, not really paying that much attention to the art. And Matt started telling me all sorts of sweet things and then he asked me to marry him and I said YES. Actually I think I said YES about 18 times.


And I jumped up and down and hugged him a million times. And then Matt put the most beautiful and perfect ring on my finger. (And told me that our friends were not really coming!)

yes x 1 million

We had been to the DIA and DPL on our first date, so the location was awesome. Come to find out - Matt was planning to propse in the Rivera Court. He had actually started saying all of those sweet things to me and was moments away from getting down on one knee when that tour guide (remember her?) came along and RUDELY interupted. His plan was foiled! But he was quick on his feet and recovered amazingly. We are both librarians, we had a class together in library school, we re-met at a library conference - so it is fitting that we get engaged at a library, too!


That night, Matt had made us a reservation at the Rugby Grill for a fabulous dinner. It was such a wonderful and perfect day. Everything that he had planned was so sweet. Sigh ... love is so grand!

So, hopefully now you understand that life has been a bit of a whirlwind. Plus, we are moving this weekend. Packing, packing and more packing ...