Ten on Tuesday – 10 Favorite Movies From Childhood

Ten on Tuesday – 10 Favorite Movies From Childhood

Ten on Tuesday Can we allow “childhood” to go up to about age 14 for this purpose? OK, I vote yes. Some are older than I am and I saw them on TV (with commercials, in the pre-cable days). And this list is not ranked in order – it’s just 10 I remember well from that time period. The Wizard of Oz The Music Man Oklahoma! Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Star Wars (now […]

iPod Random 10

“I Can’t Give You Anything but Love,” Diana Krall“She’s the One,” Bruce Springsteen“Amazing Grace,” The Maverick Choir“Take Another Road,” Jimmy Buffett“The Longest Time,” Billy Joel“Radio Free Europe,” R.E.M.“Badlands,” Bruce Springsteen“Book of Days,” Enya“Son of a Son of a Sailor,” Jimmy Buffett“I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” U2 (This really is a “random” 10, but we have a lot of Springsteen and Jimmy in our playlists, so their odds of turning up often are […]

Booking Through Thursday – Books into Movies

Booking Through Thursday – Books into Movies

This week’s questions: 1. In your opinion, what is the best translation of a book to a movie?2. The worst?3. Had you read the book before seeing the movie, and did that make a difference? (Personally, all other things being equal, I usually prefer whichever I was introduced to first.) And, by all means, expand this to as long a list as you like. I’m notoriously awful myself at narrowing down to one favorite ANYTHING. […]

Wiki Wednesday 7-11-07

Time to learn something! 1. Go to Wikipedia.2. Click on “Random article” in the left-hand sidebar box.3. Post it! Today it’s a history lesson – a list of state leaders in 1562. The Western Hemisphere is conspicuous by its absence. The countries that wouldn’t appear on a similar list in 2007, particularly in Europe, are also pretty interesting: Denmark-Norway – Frederick II, King of Denmark and King of Norway (1559–1588) England – Elizabeth I, Queen […]

iPod Random 10

“Sea of Heartbreak,” Jimmy Buffett with George Strait, License to Chill “Have a Nice Day,” Bon Jovi, Have a Nice Day “No Myth,” Michael Penn, March “Second Hand News,” Fleetwood Mac, Rumours “Little Sister,” Elvis Presley, 50 Worldwide Gold Records “Cultural Infidel,” Jimmy Buffett, Banana Wind “Don’t Get Me Wrong,” Pretenders, Greatest Hits “Dreaming with a Broken Heart,” John Mayer, Continuum “I Remember You,” Diana Krall, The Look of Love “Diamond Road,” Sheryl Crow, C’mon […]

Wiki Wednesday

(Karen did her Wiki Wednesday on Tuesday this week – the holiday’s throwing her off.) Time to learn something! 1. Go to Wikipedia.2. Click on “Random article” in the left-hand sidebar box.3. Post it! Mixed messages in the Caribbean – a nature conservation area in an oil refinery? The Pointe-à-Pierre Wild Fowl Trust is a not for profit environmental non-government organisation located in Pointe-à-Pierre, Trinidad and Tobago. The Trust, which occupies 25 hectares within the […]

BTT: “Desperation”

This week’s “Booking Through Thursday” query: What’s the most desperate thing you’ve read because it was the only available reading material? If it was longer than a cereal box or an advertisement, did it turn out to be worth your while? I’m really not sure what it could have been. Probably some pamphlet in a waiting room somewhere, and I can’t remember – or have blocked it out – because it wasn’t worth the time, […]

My first “Wiki Wednesday”

Thanks to Karen at verbatim for turning me on to this one. It’s easy to play. Time to learn something! 1. Go to Wikipedia.2. Click on “Random article” in the left-hand sidebar box.3. Post it! Did you ever wonder what Audio Video Standard (AVS) is? Me neither, and it sounds like you’ll never need to unless you’re looking for some Chinese DVD: Audio Video Standard, or AVS, is a compression codec for digital audio and […]

Booking Through Thursday – “School days”

This week’s BTT question: Since school is out for the summer (in most places, at least), here’s a school-themed question for the week: Do you have any old school books? Did you keep yours from college? Old textbooks from garage sales? Old workbooks from classes gone by? How about your old notes, exams, papers? Do you save them? Or have they long since gone to the great Locker-in-the-sky? My high-school books are long gone. I […]

Booking Through Thursday – “Dessert first?”

Booking Through Thursday is a blog that posts a reading-related question every week. You’re supposed to answer the question on your own blog, then go back to the original post and add a comment linking to your response. It seems like a cool way to discover new blogs (and get them to discover you, too), so I’m trying it for the first time with this week’s question. Do you cheat and peek ahead at the […]