I want you and me to be friends.
I'm NOT talking about Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumblr, LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Klout or any of the other social spaces. You don't need to subscribe to my blog, you don't need to leave me comments, you don't need to bestow an award on me. I just want you and me to become (better) friends.
Of course, that means we really need to get to know each other. So each week I candidly share stuff about myself. And if you'd like for me to get to know you better, I invite you to share along with me. You don't have to be a blogger to participate and even if we're already good friends, I hope you'll still share with me.
When I was a kid,
I grew up watching films from the 50's and 60's and almost never saw recent films. I was raised on Rogers and Hammerstein musicals, Charleton Heston films, and other Biblical epics. My favorites were The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Oklahoma and Ben-Hur and I would watch them over and over and over. It wasn't until I was in high school that I became exposed to new films (and began amazing a collection).
When I grow up,
I want to feel comfortable in big groups. I do great with people on a one-on-one basis and even small groups are good. But when there's 15 or more people in a meeting or party, I really clam-up and have a tough time mingling or carrying on a conversation. I like to attribute this to homeschooling, but really just me - I need to get out of my own head...
I used to love
- Bath and Body Works
- Riesens (candy)
- Peanut butter and honey on saltines
- Merry-go-rounds (the kind you push yourself)
- Chasseur enameled cast iron dutch oven
I still love
- Butterfingers (candy bar)
- Kalamata olives
- Roller coasters
- Dyson vacuum
- Abercrombie & Fitch Fierce cologne
There's one thing you should know about me,
I weep during films. I love films that reach me emotionally and it's almost cathartic because I rarely EVER cry without the aid of a film... And if you're wondering which films will start the waterworks, here's a few of my favorites: Moulin Rogue, Gladiator, Brokeback Mountain, Avatar, and The Help.
So tell me...
When did you see your first "modern" film in theaters? Do you cry during films or do you fight the tears? And how do you feel about groups - are you the life of the party or the quiet wall-flower?
If you do not feel comfortable posting your answers in a comment but would still like to share something about yourself, feel free to email me or direct message me on Twitter. And if there's a specific question you'd like me to answer next time, just let me know.