It’s Sharing on Sundays day and since I’ll do this every Sunday, let’s do 5 questions instead of 10. Here are the ones for today – it’s all about favorites:
1.) What’s your favorite movie – but more importantly, why? I like to see the meaning behind it – even if it’s just because it numbs you into laughter, that’s fine, too.
Mine is Gone With the Wind. I named my daughter Scarlett for a reason. Here’s why I love it – Scarlett is a fierce female character who is also vulnerable. She knows how to do what she has to in order to make her life better. She goes through moments when she’s horribly wrong but she later realizes it and her heart shines through. My favorite quote? “As God as my witness, as God as my witness they’re not going to lick me. I’m going to live through this and when it’s all over, I’ll never be hungry again. No, nor any of my folk. If I have to lie, steal, cheat or kill. As God as my witness, I’ll never be hungry again.” I like that because she’s pulling the power within her to not only survive but thrive. I love Scarlett. And I think it’s amazing that the sweet, shy Viviene Leigh was able to morph into such an amazing character onscreen.
2.) What’s your favorite holiday and why?
My favorite is Christmas because I love seeing the magic in the eyes of children. I love the Christmas tree picking night, making hot cocoa and starting a fire and leaving fudge or cookies for Santa.
We always go back and forth between a green tree and a flocked one but last year we found the perfect lightly flocked one and got the best of both worlds. As a child, I remember nights watching Christmas shows and stringing popcorn and cranberries for the tree. It always hurt my fingers but it was something I looked forward to!
Halloween holds a close second for me – so many fun memories as a kid. It’s also the day my grandmother (Maw-Maw) died and that was her favorite holiday, so it was fitting.
3.) What’s your favorite book – and why?
As much as I love the Gone with the Wind movie, I haven’t gotten through the book. I love books where it’s just a story about a regular person living their life. I was shocked that I enjoyed The Man Who Ate the 747 so much. But my favorite is probably She’s Come Undone. It resonated with me I did LOVE the Twilight series – it was the first series I blew through in a matter of days. I couldn’t sleep I wanted to read so fast. When I got to the 3rd book, I had the flu BAD but I got in my car and ran into Target to get it and ran out.
4.) What’s your favorite TV show?
Oh good Lord I’m a Tivo-holic. Hmmm. Can we have different categories? Well since it’s my poll, sure! My favorite reality TV show right now is If You really Knew Me. This MTV show is about a program that goes into schools and breaks down the clique-barriers and you see all these kids who put on a façade break down. I wish they’d done that when I was in school. For dramas it’s gotta be Big Love! I swear you watch that show and think everyone ought to be a polygamist! LOL! They make it look like that’s the way it’s supposed to be. And I love Bill Paxton – he’s from my hometown For comedies it’s The Office. I love that show. It’s so cringe-worthy.
5.) What’s your favorite commercial?
Yeah I know – random. But Superbowl commercials are a huge deal so let’s talk commercials. For me, it’s a tie between the Old Spice guy and the Orbit Gum. I’ll post them below. One of my favorite movies is Crazy People – I wish they really did commercials like that in real life – that’d make life more interesting! I feel like the 80s were full of fun stuff – crazy big hair, colorful clothes. Reagan! LOL!