It seems that I've been nominated yet again for this award! Thanks very much to sweet Ruby for the nomination. I hope you head on over to her blog and read her answers to the questions posed by those who nominated her.
- Share 11 facts about yourself.
- Answer the questions set by your Nomination Blogger
- Nominate 11 bloggers.
- Set questions for the nominated bloggers.
11 Facts about Me:
- I have a thing for shortish, stocky men like Martin Freeman, Seamus Deaver, Jensen Ackles, and Jeremy Renner. My best friend can attest to it.
- I met Michael Buble live and in person at his last concert! Fan-club prize passes are AWESOME!
- I never wear mis-matched pajamas, ever.
- My toenails and fingernails almost never match in the polish department.
- I'm a total Kevin Ryan fan on Castle. As soon as he started wearing those three-piece suits, I started paying attention and now I adore him.
- I listen to James Darren music while performing data entry at work. I commend those of you who know who he is.
- I'm a cat person.
- Disneyland is my favorite vacation spot.
- I've seen Phantom of the Opera on tour twice, LOVE IT!
- Mint green and shrimp are two of my favorite colors.
- I dream of someday running a literary themed bed and breakfast with rooms dedicated to The Great Gatsby, Romeo & Juliet, The Lord of the Rings, Gone with the Wind, etc.
Questions from Ruby:
Is there a fictional book you think everyone should read at least once?
I would say A Lesson before Dying by Ernest Gaines. I read it for college a few years back and it made a lasting impression about racism, sort of like To Kill a Mockingbird. It's brilliant and everyone should read it.
Mr. Darcy or Mr. Knightley?
I would pick none of Austen's heroes, but if I had to narrow it down, probably Mr. Knightley. Although I give more credit to Jeremy Northam's portrayal than to the actual character. I've yet to hate Northam in anything, even when he plays the villain. Like in The Net with Sandra Bullock. Yum.
What would your dream car be?
A black 1967 Chevy Impala in pristine condition just like the Metallicar that my boys own in Supernatural.
Dude, that car is freakin' awesome!
Would you rather wear your hair in a bun or a braid?
My hair is baby fine so it always escapes a bun and looks entirely too messy. So I'm a braids girl by necessity, not by choice. Although a bun with a braid never hurts.
What is your least favorite movie (or miniseries) of all time?
Hah, that's a tough one. I pretty much hate Labyrinth and Willow, but I think the new winner in this category is the 1984 version of Dune. It's just gross. Love Paul, the hero, but it's disjointed and when it is cohesive there's a slobbery fat guy with homosexual tendencies pulling heart plugs out of his male servants so he can get aroused watching them die. Top that off with the rock star Sting playing the fat guy's nephew and very nearly stepping nude out of a shower and you've got a recipe for disaster. It's horrible so don't ever watch it, ever.
What movie do you think is the most underrated? Most overrated?
Well, let's see. The most underrated movie for me is the 1939 Pride & Prejudice with Laurence Olivier and Greer Garson. I love it. I think the hearts of all the cast and the crew were in the right place, and I couldn't care less that the costumes are off by 20 years. A lot of Austen's books were published years after she originally wrote them so she never imagined the clothing in the Regency era either. So I don't care one whit about those who dislike the costuming because I think it's darling.
And the most overrated is not a movie but a miniseries, Downton Abbey. I watch it with my parents because they love it and I do find it fascinating, but it's not worth all this muss and fuss. Drama and tragedy is thrown in just to keep things moving and that's not fair to the fans or the characters. So, yes, at the risk of sacrilege, Downton Abbey is totally overrated.