Monthly Archives: May 2011

30 Day Challenge 30

Day 30
Tell about a recent change in your life; say, over the past year or so.

My health has totally gone south! I hate it. I’ve never been sickly, ever. And it’s not that I’m “sick” sick, like throw-up or headcold sick. It’s that my parts ain’t working so well anymore. Well let me tell you, this is the Summer of Repair. I don’t want anything to ruin the upcoming Odyssey, to get in the way of playing with the Js, or to complicate the massive choreography that needs to take place over the next few months. Not happening. Just call me Howard Beale.

So, what are your ch-ch-ch-changes? Bet you have some.

30 Day Challenge 29

A blessed Memorial Day to everyone in the States. Although I don’t know anyone in my family who lost his life in a war, I join a grateful nation this morning in appreciating and thanking all those who paid that price in the name of our country’s freedom. Gone but never forgotten.

OK, on to the penultimate question (although there will be a bonus day, thanks to PK). Everyone wastes time sometime. Even the most studious, serious, intelligent and disciplined people have a guilty time-wasting pleasure — even if they won’t admit it. [Of course, all RtB fiends readily admit to succumbing to one, or else they wouldn’t be here. :D ] So give it up:

Day 29
Name a mindless activity to which you capitulate every now and then.


30 Day Challenge 28

Another tuffy for some of us. Yes, you have to say something nice about yourself. Come on, now — give it some thought and hit “Leave a Reply.” I’ll go first.

Day 28
“I’d like to think that I…”

I’d like to think that I’m a good friend, and generally kind to people (when I’m not in rehearsal, that is). I’d like to think that I’ve been a good mother. I hope so, anyway. I’d like to think that I’m good to my husband, and that my grandchildren want to spend time with me.

OK, gofrit. How do you hope people see you now? And in the end, what do you hope to have accomplished?

30 Day Challenge 27

Day 27
What is the absolute worst household chore?

Geez…can I just say “all of them”? :-) Actually, I do very few household chores since the Thriller works from home. Most of them are done by the time I drag in from school or rehearsals, which makes me one of the luckiest people alive. But in the summer, I share the load, and since my summer break officially starts today…. Yeah, terrific, heh.

I’m going to say dusting is the worst. The clearing off, the wiping down, the putting back. Repeat five days later. Ugh.

30 Day Challenge 26

Day 26
List three of your favorite films. Include a brief summary of the movies, or just the reason why you like them.

  1. The Godfather trilogy. Everyone knows it’s about a mob family, but to me, it’s a tragic tale of love, deceit, desperation and brokenness, all within a framework of violent protectionism. The family survives, no matter what, and the lengths (and depths) the characters risk to maintain the bloodline are limitless. Among my favorite movies ever.
  2. Somewhere in Time. Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour. The quintessential magical romance novel come to life. Spent most of it bawling. Gorgeous music — Rachmaninoff, aided by Roger Williams. Get a bowl of popcorn and a box of Kleenex and enjoy it. Filmed in 1980, on location at Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel, it’s a visually and aurally stunning picture of love lost and found — and time travel! I recommend it highly for all you romantics.
  3. Sweeney Todd. But you knew that. :-)

OK, let’s hear it. Give me some ideas for summer Netflix choices.