Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Match It Game ~Number One~

I thought I'd try my hand at doing a game.  A lot of other bloggers do them, and I think they're fun, so...why not?

This game is really quite simple.  All you have to do is match the quote to the appropriate picture.  Not all the pictures are from the actual scene where the quote was spoken, but they include at least one of the principle speakers. So, hopefully that's not too difficult.  The quotes are lettered and the pictures are numbered, so choose which number and letter you think go together.

And if you want an extra challenge, try guessing the title of the film and the names of the characters who are speaking.  For example: K-11, Sound of Music, Maria and Captain Von Trapp.  

You will receive 10 points for every correct answer (film titles and characters' names count as one).  So the highest possible score is 200 points!  Have I thoroughly confused you yet? 

Oh!  And I've chosen to call this post "Match It Game ~Number One~" because I might want to do another one of these posts in the future.  You see, I had a few more quotes I wanted to include but I thought I had better limit it to ten and not go overboard.  (A person could get drowned that way.)

Anyway!  Enough talk!

Let's get on with the game!  :)

Character 1: "Rob?  That's a naughty word, we never rob.  We just sort of borrow a bit from those who can afford it." 
Character 2:  "Borrow?  Boy are we in debt."
Character 1:  "Is my face clean?  Can my face be too clean?"
Character 2:  "No, your face is not too clean."
Character 1:  "What were you doing shaving at this time of day?"
Character 2:  "I haven't been shaving.  And since when do I shave my finger?"
Character 1:  "Well, you don't shave your ear either but last week you cut it."
Character 2:  "That's different.  The ear is in the general vicinity of the face!"
Character 1:  "Well, so's the finger when you're shaving."
Character 1: "So, I have your blessing?"
Character 2:  "Do you need my blessing?"
Character 1:  "No.  But I should like to know I have it all the same."
Character 2:  "Then get to it."
"I put that in, too!"
"Which is why we're too young to realize certain things are impossible.  So we will do them anyway."
"You know what I really dislike about your brother?  It's when he starts to get patient with you.  And then he gets that angelic look on his face and you know that any minute now he's going to forgive you...for something he's just done!"
"Not much ratting in Venice.  A lot of rats, though.  Odd that."
Character 1:  "Rain brings life."
Character 2:  "So does the sun."
Character 1:  "Be quiet."
"I've known him all my life!  And even I don't call him that!"








I hope you enjoyed this!  And I'll have the answers for you next week!

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Nominated for two Awards!

Olivia, from Meanwhile, In Rivendell... has nominated me once again for an award.  Thanks, Olivia! 

Actually, she nominated me for two awards!  Each award contains eleven questions, so...whew!...I'd better get busy!

First off is the Infinity Dreams Award:

Rules being:
1.  Thank and link to the blogger/s who nominated you.  (THANK YOU, OLIVIA!)
2.  Answer the 11 questions.  (Will do.)
3.  Nominate/tag eleven bloggers and ask them eleven questions.  (Well...I might fudge the rules a bit there.)

#1.  Do you have a hero (someone who has inspired you)?
My father, probably.  I don't usually refer to anyone as my hero, but he would be the closest to that description, I'm thinking.  :)

#2.  Books touch us all: which book or story has touched you in particular?
Some that come to mind are:
Little Women (by Lousia May Alcott)
The Chronicles of Narnia (by C.S. Lewis)
The Knowledge of the Holy (by A. W. Tozer)
The Lord of the Rings (by J.R.R. Tolkein)
Stepping Heavenward (by Elizabeth Prentiss)

#3.  What was one of the most ridiculous things you have done in front of a stranger?
I tipped the cart over in the grocery store when I was around 8 years old.  I was standing on the side of it and then all of sudden it all went over.  I'm pretty sure the cashier saw me.  And, yeah, it was very embarrassing.

#4. Do you have any pastimes or hobbies?
I like to crochet and knit...though I haven't done very much of that recently.  I also like to read, and watch movies, and have long talks with the members of my family.

#5.  What is a book or movie that you fangirl over excessively?
Well, if you asked my siblings they would probably tell you that I'm slightly obsessed over The Donna Reed Show.  However, I don't tend to go overboard on the fangirling, because I'm afraid most people would not share my enthusiasm...and then of course I would be very embarrassed!  :)

#6.  What are some of your life's goals/dreams (say as little or as much as you like...)?
I really want to be a wife and mother.  Also, I'd love to write a novel someday...though I guess that's more of a dream than a goal since I haven't done much toward accomplishing it.  I never can seem to get my thoughts sufficiently organized to get any of my stories down on paper.  Most importantly, though, I want to accomplish God's will for my life, whatever that may be.

#7.  What is something you wished you were better at? 
Transferring my thoughts to paper.  That would be so helpful!

#8.  What character from a book or movie do you love?
Well, honestly, one of my favorite movie characters right now is Jeff Stone, from The Donna Reed Show. 

Probably most people wouldn't share my enthusiasm for him but I just really like his character!  He's entertaining...and funny...and loveable.  :)  Not perfect by any means, but such a dear heart when he wants to be.  (Of course, the annoying thing about TV shows is that you can't always be sure about a character since they often tend to change as the show goes on.  At least that's what I've noticed.  So I'll just say for the record, that I like Jeff particularly in the fourth season, and I really hope he stays the same throughout the whole series.)

#9.  What character from a book or movie do you hate?
Oooh.  One of those.  Well, the first one that comes to mind is Rigaud from Little Dorrit.  He is perfectly horrid.

#10.  Have you ever cried when reading a book?
Well, I'm not sure that I've ever cried, sobbed or anything...but I have almost cried.  It was several years ago, while I was reading Jo's Boys.  I got to the part where Dan is locked up in prison just kind of got to me.

#11.  Where would your dream vacation be?
We've never done huge vacations, so vacation in my mind usually spells "Grandma and Grandpa's house."  I guess that would be dream enough for me.  ...Hey!  I was just there!  What do you know?  Dreams can come true!  :D
Okay, moving on to the second award...

1.  Answer the eleven questions of the tagger.
2.  Share eleven facts about yourself.
3.  Nominate up to eleven other bloggers
4.  Ask those nominees eleven new questions.

#1.  Do you have a favorite mug or teacup?
I have a mug with a picture of a robin on it which is the mug I usually drink out of when we're having hot chocolate.  It's about the only one I own so I guess it's my favorite.  Oh, and that little yellow mug that I used to drink out of when I was little...that's special, too.

#2.  Are you an adventurous eater?  (Do you try "strange" foods?)
Not if I can help it.  I did finally try pickles the other year and decided I liked them.  Oh, but that's not very strange, is it?

#3.  What fandoms are you into?
None, I guess.

#4.  What famous author/book do you not really care for?
I did not like Pollyanna very much.  I got part way through it and stopped because it was annoying me.  Also the Anne books.  I read quite a few of them and enjoyed them, but then they got annoying, too, because every character had their little thing that they were always saying and it got a little too repetitive.  For me, anyway.

#5.  What obscure author/book are you nuts about?
I don't know that I'm actually nuts about it, but one of my favorite books is The Fisherman's Lady by George MacDonald.  Also the sequel, The Marquis' Secret.  Those are both excellent books.

#6.  What's the oldest movie you've ever watched? 
Well, I can't remember every single movie I've ever watched so I can't say for certain, but I guess one of the oldest ones would be the 1933 version of Little Women, starring Katharine Hepburn.  However, it's been a long time since I watched that movie, and I don't really remember it, so I'm going to include another old movie, which I like better.  Captain's Courageous.  This one was made in 1937.

#7.  What did you have for breakfast today?
Cereal.  Frosted Shredded Wheat, to be precise.

#8.  When did you first see your favorite movie?
I don't have an absolute favorite movie, so I'll just choose Pride and Prejudice (1995).  I don't actually remember the first time I saw it but I know I was under the age of seven.  I have a vague recollection of waking up from a nap and having my sisters descend upon me, telling me all about this new movie they had just started watching.  They were already divvying out characters for us to play and said I could be the "funny girl," Lydia.  :)  (We were all too young to realize what kind of a character Lydia really was.  Ha ha!)

#9.  Do you prefer fantasy or sci-fi?
Definitely not sci-fi.  I've never really read any, but I've always considered it too weird for my tastes.  I like some fantasy (Narnia and Lord of the Rings) so I guess I would have to go with fantasy over sci-fi.

#10.  What did you expect your blog to be like when you started it?
Eeek!  I don't know.  I was really into a certain movie version of Nicholas Nickleby when I started so I guess I expected to do a little more writing on that particular subject.  As it happened, I got a little sidetracked and have not mentioned it once! 

#11.  Has it changed?  If so, how?
Not very much, I guess, since I didn't have a definite plan for what I wanted my blog to be like.  I'm still trying to figure it out.

Thanks again, Olivia, for nominating me!  These questions were a lot of fun!

I'm going to skip the eleven facts about myself because I'm already talked out and have nothing else to say at the moment :)  Also, I'm going to break all the other rules and not ask any new questions or nominate anyone.  I hope that's okay.

...I need to get away from this computer!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Just a Short Post to Say...

I'm back! 

Okay, so you probably didn't even notice I was gone.  But, hey!  I'm back anyway!  :)

The past two weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind; and when one is stuck in a whirlwind it's awful hard to write anything...let alone anything intelligible. 

To begin with, my brother and sister, who have been attending school in a foreign country for the past six months, finally arrived home on the 29th of June!  (I am so happy to have them back!)  My brother is going to be staying home, but unfortunately my sister is returning to school in just two weeks--so it's a short visit and I need to make the most of it.

Secondly we just got back from a week long visit to my grandparents who live about twelve hours drive from our home.   We had a big family reunion with all our aunts, uncles, and cousins, because it had been four years since we had seen most of them.  We had a jolly good time, but like all vacations we were quite worn out by the time we got home.  (I'm still suffering from sleep deprivation.  That's why I'm down here writing a blog post at 11:06 p.m. Okay, so that doesn't make a whole lot of sense...)

Anyway, just wanted to pop in and say "hello."  

Oh!  And by the way, I watched Cinderella on the 30th of June.  

I'd been wanting to watch it and now I feel quite grown up and sophisticated because I saw a movie in the theater (first time for that!), and before it was five years old!  (I'm usually always behind the times.  For instance, I just watched Miss Potter the other month and realized, "Wow!  This is not a new movie anymore!"  Hee hee!)

I'm hoping to do a review on Cinderella before too long, but I won't make any promises because I've never written a movie review before and I'm not overly confident that I shall succeed at it.  We shall see.

Farewell for the time being.