-I'm going to go out on a big limb here, and probably offend a few people. But I'll say it anyway: Environmental freaks annoy me. I know this is shocking to some, but there are things that I am WAY more passionate about than the environment. And I'm also irritated. We are all aware that gas prices are absolutely horrendous. And a certain political party is pushing their agenda for using "alternative fuel." And let me go on record as saying, when alternative to fuel is available, I will readily use it. Seriously! I really wouldn't mind. But in the meantime, we are absolutely sending ourselves into economic decline by having to shell out tons of bucks for gas. Here's my thing: while researchers are developing this new fuel, we need to drill here in the U.S. in some isolated locations for our own resources that are available, and set up one or two refineries. But this certain political party FREAKS OUT at the thought of endangering animals by drilling. People, please. I am an animal lover. I love the movie Bambi. I don't like the sport of hunting, but I understand that it has to go on to some degree to keep population under control. But can we not work for the greater good, here? If we just tapped into our own resources until we have that alternative, it would help so much. To end this segment of my post, I will give you the most annoying thing I've EVER read on the topic, as quoted in Glamour magazine:
"Double-side and single-space while typing. You'll use 75% less paper. 'If everyone did this, we'd save about 6 million trees a year,' says Tamara Krinsky, an actress who is challenging Microsoft to change its default margin settings from 1 inch to 3/4inch. Sign her petition at www.changethemargins.com.
When I see an actress or actor in Hollywood be passionate about pro-life issues, then we'll talk about changing my stupid typing margins.
-On a reality TV note, I am WAY excited about the Bachelor and Dancing With The Stars coming on! I'm not entirely keen on the new DWTS cast, so I have yet to decide who I will cheer for. The Bachelor is just downright entertaining, and I love every minute of it. Is it over the top and sometimes cheesy? Yes. Do I look forward to it every week? YES! An added bonus: He's a Brit! My second home! Also, thank the Lord that David-the-male-stripper-Hernandez is off Idol. About TIME.
-These are the books I'm currently reading: "The Boleyn Inheritance," the book written after "The Other Boleyn Girl"; "Once Upon a Time," the biography of Grace Kelly; and "Walt Disney--The Power of the American Imagination," his biography. Excellent reading!
-Instead of watching Sophie's Choice last night, we watched the Godfather for the first time. I was actually impressed. It took me awhile to get into it, but Kurt loved it from the very beginning. Mafia/Mob culture is interesting!
-Okay, people. After much thought and deliberation, I have decided that I will announce some of my very favorite movies, with their respective category. I urge you to check all of these out, if you haven't! And the winners are:
OLD MOVIE: The Court Jester
ROMANTIC COMEDY: You've Got Mail
HISTORICAL: Anne of the Thousand Days (story of Anne Boleyn..not completely accurate, but it's very well done)
MUSICAL: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
OLD HOLIDAY: Holiday Inn and White Christmas (I would have married Bing Crosby)
LIVE-ACTION DISNEY: The One and Only Genuine Original Family Band & Happiest Millionaire (John Davidson and Lesley Ann Warren together is magical in these two)
ULTIMATE TEAR-JERKER/PERSPECTIVE: My Life
90'S CLASSICS: Sleepless in Seattle and While You Were Sleeping (Sleep was the theme)
MODERN MOVIE MUSICAL: Phantom of the Opera and Hairspray
DRAMA: Atonement, Matchpoint, A Place in the Sun
NEW COMEDY: Juno
NEW HOLIDAY: The Holiday
DORIS DAY: By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Pillow Talk
GRACE KELLY: The Swan
AUDREY HEPBURN: My Fair Lady (surprisingly, not Breakfast at Tiffany's...)
80'S CLASSIC: Breakfast Club (this movie made me cry)
That's my list so far! Let me know what your thoughts are...I'm sure this post has something in it for everyone :)