Monday, March 18, 2013

SUNSHINE, PALM TREES, AND A BLOGFEST ....

HI, Everyone,


Sorry I haven't been around. I was on the road Thursday and Friday driving from the frigid north to SUNNY FLORIDA.... YAY! I finally made it! Gorgeous weather upon arrival and 70 degree temps. But, sadly one glitch.... the place that I am staying had has NO INTERNET CONNECTION!!!! I have been offline for THREE DAYS! Torture, I assure you. I had to drive ten miles to get to a B&N for wifi. Needless to say I will be here for a while playing catch up.

Tomorrow I leave for Fort Lauderdale and a hotel with A CONNECTION.... So I will visit all of you for the blogfest and to say hi from Tuesday thru Friday. Afterwards it will be only a few days a week. On plus. I will WRITE... It will kill me, but at least I may get some much needed work done.

Now for the BLOGFEST... Ninja Captain Alex is hosting the TOP TEN MOVIE COUTDOWN. So fun! So make sure you drop by and check out the other bloggers favs. I am SURE the blogosphere will be sizzling with hopping today... lol.

Now for me this was VERY difficult. There are SO many movies that I love and could watch over and over again.

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ... as many of you know I am a HUGE HP FAN...

2. Gone with the Wind... An epic and classic.

3. My Big Fat Greek Wedding... LOVE a good comedy.

4. Auntie Mame... Now this is a oldie but a GOODIE. SO funny, acting, sets, storyline. Just INCREDIBLY funny.

5. All about Eve... for a bit of 1950's theatrical drama. A Bette Davis, classic.

6. Wizard of Oz... My favorite childhood movie. First saw it on a black and white TV... never knew it had color, until my grandmother bought her first color TV.... Talk about jaw dropping.

7. White Christmas... Yes, I needed to put my favorite Christmas movie in the top ten... Vermont at Christmas time. Nothing finer to warm your heart for the holidays.

8. Madame X.... A GREAT Lana Turner classic. Talk about human emotions running wild.

9. Black Widow... A fantastic '80's suspense thriller. Excellent chemistry between Debra Winger and Theresa Russell.

10. Moonstruck ... Cher at her best!

Well, these are just a few of my favs... I could keep going, but these are the ones that I would watch given the chance.

I hope you all have a FUN day today hopping around.

Thanks again for your patience. I have died a slow death without internet and I have MISSED blogging and visiting all of you SO MUCH. If you don't see me as often, I know you'll understand. Imagine NO INTERNET.... It is a living nightmare!

38 comments:

  1. No surprise Harry Potter tops your list!
    Glad you arrived safely in Florida. Soak up some sun.
    Thanks for participating in my blogfest!

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  2. My Dad keeps telling me I need to watch "My Big Fat Greek Wedding," heard so many good things about that movie! (:

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  3. Very jealous of you. But I hope you have a wonderful time and get a little color in your cheeks for me :)

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  4. Great list! I haven't seen all of them (most but not all), so now I have a few to add to my netflix queue. Thanks!

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  5. Hey, enjoy the sunshine while you're in my neighborhood! Florida rocks. =)
    --And great movie picks.

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  6. You got a couple I forgot about. Moonstruck should have been on my list and Auntie Mame would definitely having been a runner up.

    Nice choices.

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  7. I hate you Michael! Sunshine and warm, brat. I'm dealing with rain/snow. ugh.

    Hey, I've seen all your movies! I liked them all. I didn't have a chance to list mine. I suppose I could go back and add them. For sure, one I would add is Princess Bride and the Pink Panther movies with Peter Sellers. When I need a laugh I got get some gumdrops and coffee and sit and indulge in the laughter!

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  8. Gone With the Wind! I Love that movie with a capital L. Enjoy sunny Florida. I'm schlepping my kids halfway around the world this weekend and I absolutely can't wait for sun and adventure! :)

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  9. These are all great movies, Michael. Surprised and delighted to see Auntie Mame, All about Eve and Madame X on your list. True classics.

    ~VR Barkowski

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  10. Three days without internet? You're a brave, strong man.

    I love My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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  11. Wizard of Oz should definitely have appeared on my list. That movie was classic on a number of levels. May the Web Force guide you to your internet connection destination. :)

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  12. Great list and have fun down here in Sunny Florida...it's a bit cloudy today, but that never means anything.

    Enjoy! :)

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  13. Harry Potter was on my list, too! WEll, I think it's on every Potter fan's list :)
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  15. Have fun at ft. Lauderdale! Maybe you can watch some of your awesome picks there, as you hole yourself up in your room! :)

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  16. I laughed so much at My Greek Fat Wedding! It was a very amusing movie, that's true. Big Harry Potter fan too.

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  17. Great list, sir! Admittedly, I have only seen half of them. I'll need to rectify that, post haste! :)

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  18. Sunny Florida!!! JEALOUS! :D You hit all the classics here, though. All about Eve, Auntie Mame, Moonstruck, GWTW... LOVE these.

    Have a super trip! ((LB hugs)) <3

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  19. Moonstruck! I remember that. Great list, Michael.

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  20. Some nice old school picks. All About Eve is a great movie.

    mood

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  21. I've visited a few sites now, and I can't believe that I don't have Harry Potter on my list - a terrible mistake on my part.
    And Auntie Mame! . . .oh, that's a wonderful, quirky movie.

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  22. Wizard of Oz - yes! Brings back memories... My dad used to call us into the den when it came on TV every spring and let us watch it. :)

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  23. Some great picks in there! Ahh, Wizard of Oz - love it. I just saw Oz: The Great and Powerful - if you haven't seen it, you should!

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  24. Oh, I LOVE Moonstruck!! That would've made my top ten too! I'm a huge HP fan too!
    Great list. Now I'm going to have to watch My Big Fat Greek Wedding again- love that movie! :)

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  25. This is a very eclectic list featuring some great movies just off the beaten path. Love it! :)

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  26. Great list! Love the book and the movie of Gone With the Wind!

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  27. Can you believe AUNTIE MAME helped inspire THE LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH? Sam, of course, is a male Auntie Mame ... from The Twilight Zone.

    Without the internet, you will get focused on your writing I am sure! :-)

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  28. Right about now I think I'd welcome no internet - except then I couldn't play on-line BINGO, and that would be depressing. But I know how you love to dive into your revisions, and maybe you'll start something new or write on one of your many projects.

    I do miss you, but I'm so happy you are getting out and away and enjoying some sun, fun, and fresh air.

    Have a marvelous week Dude.

    ......dhole

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  29. 70! I wish for summer time...sighs. Glad you arrived safe. Great top ten. :)

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  30. Not sure how I forgot to include My Big Fat Greek Wedding on my list. That film somehow managed to portray the most accurate depiction of my family that I have ever seen. Scary really :D

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  31. Dude,

    You made it! Congrats and yes... that glowing ball in the sky is safe (just wear SPF 125 seeing as that you live in Chitown:)

    Very interesting choices - I have seen only one or two :)

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  32. Wonderful list! Enjoy the sunshine.

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  33. Love the movie picks. My wife's aunt was the Wicked Witch of the West, Margaret Hamiltion, who was a terrific lady. If you're driving through St. Augustine on your return home, we would love for you to meet us for lunch. You would be the 12th blogger friend we have met. Enjoy!

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  34. I loved My Big Fat Greek Wedding!

    No internet? Are you staying in the alligator pond? ;)

    Enjoy your trip!

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  35. I only recently saw MOONSTRUCK for the first time, after buying it for my mum on DVD :) It was awesome. Love Nicholas Cage in it too.

    I haven't seen many of these movies, but would love to see those I haven't. :)

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  36. You made it, yay!! I'll have to call you tonight or tomorrow. I love your list hon, some really great flicks on there. I had such a hard time keeping mine to ten. :)

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  37. "My Big Fat Greek Wedding" one of the best love stories and comedies. Ever. imho. :3

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