Saturday, November 03, 2007

Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Program

It's no surprise to anyone that I haven't been much in a blogging mood. There are complicated reasons for that. Some relating to the nature of the Internet and online communities which I feel have the potential to negatively impacting our local, "real life" communities, some related to simple stress and activity, and some related to the idea that if I don't have something profound to impart, I shouldn't post. I've decided if I'm going to continue with this blog though, I'll just post whatever content I choose, controversial or not, informative or not, funny or not, relevant or - oh, you get the idea. So, with that in mind - I will now reenter the world of blogging . . .

. . .

Okay, so that's not as easy as I thought it would be. There's just no help for it. I'll have to rely on a meme.

This is a meme (sort -of) that I found once upon a time, copied and pasted, but completely forgot to bookmark the site so it could be referenced. So, sadly, I have no idea where this movie meme came from but here are the rules:

Pick out ten favorite movies, then look them up at IMDb. In the overview at the top of each movie's page, there are "Plot Keywords," usually five of them. (Plus more, if you click the link.) Take the first five, and post them. Then the rest of us get to play movie buff and see if we can guess them.

Here are my 10 picks. It was hard to narrow down which ones to pick and frankly, I'm a bit taken aback at the plot keywords for some of them. Trust me, they're all real movies - ones that, despite the key words, you probably could watch in respectable company . . . well, mostly.

1. 19th Century / Sense / Intimacy / Lyrical / Colonel
2. Extramarital Affair / Transformation / Rough Sex / Battle Of The Sexes / Fiancee
3. Stabbed In The Leg / Attack / Stabbed In The Chest / Fantasy World / Fantasy Life
4. Public Domain / Death Of Daughter / Baby / Christmas / Adoption
5. Card Game / Male Female Relationship / Heart Condition / Love / Shoes
6. Class Differences / Fall From Height / Dog / Voyeur / Beautiful Woman
7. Exploding Body / Spoon / Altered Version Of Studio Logo / Mentor / Blown To Pieces
8. England / Sister / Britain / Male Female Relationship / Sister Sister Relationship
9. Shot In The Shoulder / Narration / Black Comedy / Corpse / Breasts
10. Critically Acclaimed / Disturbing / Blood On Shirt / Racism / Brawl

So, there we have it. Not only a new post, but a quiz! What luck for the three of you reading.


Answers to follow soon.


Influencebad said...


1: Sense and Sensibility?
2: ..... what?
3: Erm.... what the hell are you watching these days???
4: No idea
5: No idea
6: .....
7: The Matrix?
8: Pride and Prejudice?
9: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang?
10: No idea ^_^

So...4 guesses out of 10.... not bad?

countrymouse said...

Wow. I think I've only seen *one* of these movies! My guess for #1 is the same as Becca's. I thought maybe one of them was Kill Bill, but I looked it up and I'm very wrong : )

No Zoolander? We can't be friends . . .

Mary said...


Don't look if you're still guessing . . .


1. Sense and Sensibility
2. Moonstruck
3. Lord of the Rings - The Two Towers
4. Penny Serenade
5. While You Were Sleeping
6. Rear Window
7. The Matrix
8. Pride and Prejudice
9. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
10. The Departed

countrymouse said...

I should have been able to guess #4, 5, 7 and 8. Yet I didn't. Because I am daft . . .

I'm not even going to *attempt* to solve Becca's! : )

Great movie choices, Mary. You're kinda all over the map . . . or . . . more politely, you have eclectic tastes : )

Mrs. Staggs said...

I confess that I didn't even try to guess!
I'm glad you're back at it again.
Blogging has a few things about it, that we all struggle with, from time to time, but it is no small thing to have met the many kind and kindred people that I have, through this medium.
Best wishes to you!

happybunny said...

Hi Mary - I found your blog a couple of days ago and during any quiet moments I have found in my days have thoroughly enjoyed reading it and laughing at life along the way with you. Your postings have brightened my days. I do not totally understand your posting in November with regards to your break from blogging but I just wanted to say I am so glad you are back as I would love to keep popping back and hearing more from you.
Blogging is totally new to me - I came across it about two weeks ago and am in the process of learning to develop some of my own and hopefully make some new friends.
keep up the good work Mary and Im so pleased that your mum and your daughter are both in good health now. God bless you...

Influencebad said...


The title of this blog post saus "Back to your regularly scheduled program".


So, get on it Mom! ^_^

Mrs. Staggs said...

Hi Mary,

I've been thinking about you a lot lately. Personally, I think a life is pretty profound, even the simplest, and yours is not a simple one.
I've been missing your thoughts about things, and hope all is well.

countrymouse said...

Write something, dammit! We don't care what--we're starving!!!!!

: )

Influencebad said...

*clears throat loudly8 EEEEHHHEEEEMMMM!!!!

So, you told me "don't neglect your blog!" and LOOK what I see here. No new posts in FOREVER! So, I'm not going to write ANYTHING else until you update yours! lol

Influencebad said...


*whistle tunelessly*

*fidget some more*

*clear throat*