I finally got moving on this, and researched enrollment this morning. I need to take Statistics (yuk!) and Financial Accounting to finish the core classes for my major (Accounting), but the online registration system at MU won’t let me enroll in fin acct before I take stats, and all but one of those classes were full (understanable I guess, since classes start on Monday). Thankfully, the local community college has open enrollment and the credits will transfer, so I’m taking it there starting Jan 17th. It’ll be difficult being a student again, hopefully it won’t be too hard.
90. The Jazz Singer
91. The African Queen
92. The French Connections
94. Duck Soup
95. Wuthering Heights
96. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
97. Rebel Without a Cause
Only 3 more left to go!
With a few exceptions, it’s not hard to see why these films were chosen after watching and reading about them. A few are included because of their break-throughs in technology, but the same names pop up again and again down the list. Hollywood legends like John Huston, Clark Gable, Alfred Hitchcock, Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles, Marlon Brando, James Dean, Montgomery Cliff, Vivien Leigh, Billy Wilder, Elizabeth Taylor, Katheine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart to name just a few. Then there’s the modern legends like Robert DiNero, Steven Speilberg, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson. It makes me wonder what movies, actors or directors would make the list if another survey was done today or in the next five years.
I did it! :) I should have widened this to include other craft materials (remembering that rubber stamp close out sale I overindulged in a month ago…), but that could be another goal for another time. I am a paper fanatic, I love the patterns, textures, and colors, but it was a good challenge to use what I already own creatively.
Sunset at 4:21pm, just a couple days before the shortest day of the year.
I heard this on the radio this morning – I think it’s my new favorite christmas song!
I finslly had some time to work on this and scanned about a dozen photos this weekend. It’s so much fun to look back, I found several years of Christmas photos with my sister and I sitting on Santa’s lap from the early 1980s – we were so cute!
This one is my favorite of the batch, of my great-aunt taken in 1935. She was rumoured to have been a gangster’s moll during Prohibition, I’d love to research that and find out more about her life.
Thanks for the invite, what a great idea!
2. waking up to peaceful little kitty snores!
3. brand new white cotton socks
4. hearing a long forgotten favorite song on the radio and enjoying the memories it brings
5. flipping through old photo albums and seeing how happy I was as a child
6. laughing so long and hard that I can barely breathe
7. electric blankets
8. the smell outside after a rain
I’m afraid that I haven’t played a video game in… a decade or so, but I do remember Pac-Man! And I so want a t-shirt like this:
This photo is from a couple weeks ago actually, but it’s a favorite. I was on a highway driving to my mom’s for Thanksgiving, and had to pull over and enjoy the colors for the few minutes the sky was lit up like that. It was amazing.
And not say so many negative things about people/situations.
I saw this goal and had to join in, so many of my favorite movies came out during the ‘80s. The Princess Bride, Indiana Jones ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark and Last Crusade, Return of the jedi, Back to the Future, This is Spinal Tap, ET, Ferris Buller’s Day Off, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Breakfast Club, The Goonies… all movies I can watch again and again and again!
83. The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
84. Mutiny on the Bounty
85. Apocalypse Now
86. Doctor Zhivago
88. The Wild Bunch
89. North By Northwest
The end is (finally, in some cases) in sight, only 11 more movies to go. I’d like to finish this goal by the end of the year, but am not entirely sure that’s possible due to a couple hard to find movies. The only movie out of this round that I absolutely loved and would watch again is Doctor Zhivago (another novel to add to my ever-growing reading list!), I liked all the others with the exception of The Wild Bunch. I normally enjoy westerns, but I think I hated nearly everything about this film.
I think I like the stories behind these films more often than the films themselves – like the creator of Bugs Bunny on Clark Gable’s carrot chewing, buck tooth character in It Happened One Night, or that the supposed story behind Frank Sinatra getting his role in From Here to Eternity is recreated in The Godfather (where the hollywood producer says no at first and gets a horses head in his bed?). I’m hoping that watching all these movies and learning all this hollywood lore will come in handy this Christmas when my family gets together and play trivia games!
Glad I saw this goal, it reminded me to make another appointment (gotta love how easy it is to schedule one on the web site)! Hopefully I’ll be giving my 5th pint on Thursday, every now and then I’m turned away for low iron, but that’s nothing too major. I only started last year because I was a little nervous (scared of needles, that it would hurt), and was a little embarrased after I went in (thanks in part to a 43things goal) and was done less than 10 minutes totally pain free.
Worth knowing for emergencies, and also if donating blood regularly (I’m asked every time I go just because there’s an axtra need for a specific type at the time).
November’s not over yet, but I haven’t written a single word since my last post and what’s more I don’t want to. I love reading and enjoy having an overly active imagination to create stories, but I’m not a NaNo writer. And that’s okay. If the mood strikes I might try a third time next November.
My favorite part of the meal is the cranberries!
I went to a movie on Sunday and when I saw this advertised in the lobby I automatically wanted to go. I have tickets to see Unrest tonight, and hope to fit in at least 1 or 2 more. They all look interesting (except for the Snoop Dogg one), and I love scary movies.
So many choices! I’m going to go with the Purple One, because what’s ‘80s music with Prince and The Revolution?