Saturday, October 05, 2013

Sunday Stealing

Movies/TV Meme

Name your favorite movie actor: Of all time? Redford. Of the current crop, Tom Hanks.

Name your favorite movie actress: Of all time? The Great Kate Hepburn. Of the current crop, Jennifer Aniston. (I admit I laughed during We're the Millers, even though I don't recommend it. She's just so likeable and I'm so happy Jen has a hit.)

Name your favorite tv actor: Jon (sigh) Hamm, with honorable mention to my TV Boyfriend, Mark Harmon

Name your favorite tv actress: Tina Fey

Name your favorite television show right now: Mad Men

Name a few really cool movies you’ve recently seen: The Way, Way Back. I recommend this warm and wonderful little indie gem. I'm now a little in love with Sam Rockwell.

Your favorite canceled television show: The West Wing.

Name one movie you wish you hadn’t wasted time/money on recently: The original Postman Always Rings Twice. I saw this with my classic movie group and was underwhelmed by Lana Turner.

You would never watch a movie with: May I change this to TV show? Then the answer would be Patricia Heaton. She's so shrill and negative and humorless. The fact that this RWNJ keeps getting work proves Hollywood isn't as left wing as they say. (There. Now, I feel better.)

Favorite candy/food to watch movies with: It changes. Lately it's been Twizzlers.

Three favorite tv channels: WMAQ-Channel 5 (Chicago's NBC outlet and my favorite for local news),  TCM and USA.

Favorite reality or competition show: What Not to Wear

Cable or satellite? Cable

Do you watch more movies at home or at the theater? Home, because there are more movies to choose from. But I do love going to the movies.

Is there a time of year that you watch more tv? Now, because I check out the new shows.

"Torrential downpour"

That's what the Weather Channel called it. The sky opened up and dumped rain on us at a rate of nearly 2"/minute. That's more than the sewers can handle and we were at risk for flash floods.

I can confirm this because the torrent began while I was on the bus. While I only have to walk 3 blocks from bus stop to my building, I was completely drenched by the time I got home. The rain slid down my umbrella in sheets. At one point the water was midway up my calves. I kept telling myself it was still clean because it was still falling. I don't like thinking about what might be mixed with it, considering how overburdened the sewers were.

Oh well. I'm fine. I'm safe. And I've got a cool story to tell.

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: You're So Vain

1) Samantha Winters is very vain about her light blonde locks. What's your best feature? My green eyes
2) Carly Simon is the daughter of a wealthy family (Simon & Shuster Publishing). How would your life today be different if you knew there was a large sum of inherited money in your future? I wouldn't worry so much about outliving my retirement funds and ending up old and cold in a discarded Kenmore box on Lower Wacker Drive.
3) October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Carly is a proud breast cancer survivor. Has breast cancer -- or cancer of any type -- touched you, your family or your circle of friends? My paternal grandmother had breast cancer. I'm grateful that she found it early, got good treatment and lived for a decade after her mastectomy. A friend of mine recently battled it, as well. Much younger than my grandma, with kids still in their teens who needed her. I am so impressed by how bravely she handled it all and am grateful she came through, as well.
4) Carly has been known to perform with her sister, Lucy, and their oldest sister Joanna is a mezzo-soprano. Is your family musical? My brother in law is good on his guitar and tried to pass this passion along to my niece and nephew. Unsuccessfully.
5) Carly suffers from stage fright, a liability in her profession. When was the last time fear got the better of you? I get scared, of course, but I work very hard not to let it win out. When I was in therapy, my shrink told me the issue isn't what scares you, it's what your fears keep you from doing. I revisit her sage words whenever I feel a paralyzing panic coming on.

6) Do you wear hats? No. My hair always looks awful upon removal.
7) Autumn is known as "sweater weather." Is there a chill in the air where you are today? No, and I wish there was. 80º and rain just doesn't feel right for October.
8) Do you drink bottled water? Not often. Tap water suits me fine and I don't have to feel guilty about the bottle. Though today I take a little bottle of Aquafina with me for the train ride home. Again, 80º and humid can be uncomfortable.
9) What color is your toothbrush? Mostly white with a touch of lavender at the tip of the handle.