Saturday, July 31, 2010

Anybody else you know you can't remember?

Hello everyone! My but it's been a long time. Well, first things first.

For those of you who guessed On The Town in my quote post from oh-so-long ago (that is, Meredith, Amanda Cooper, and emma wallace), congratulations!!

The results for the Mary Poppins poll were very interesting. Here they are:
"Chim Chim Cher-ee" won with 6 votes (54%). "Feed the Birds (Tuppence a Bag)" was close behind with 5 votes (45%). "Sister Suffragette," "Jolly Holiday," and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" tied with 4 votes (36%). "Spoonful of Sugar" and "Let's Go Fly A Kite" both had 3 votes (27%). "The Life I Lead" had 2 votes (18%) while "A Man Has Dreams" and "Stay Awake" each had one vote (9%). "I Love to Laugh," "Fidelity Feduciary Bank" and "Step in Time" didn't get any votes, which is surprising to me. Thank you to everyone who voted!!

Well, I've been away for practically a whole month. I wish I could promise I'll be on top of things from now on, will read blogs in a timely manner, and post regularly. However, my schedule is still pretty crazy so I'm not sure how long it will take me to settle things down. Believe me, I'd like to have a calmer schedule. I'm working on getting a new job right now, so please keep your fingers crossed for me!

While I have been neglecting my blog-writing and my blog-reading, I haven't been as neglectful in reading film-related books. This month, I read TCM's book 50 Leading Men of the Hollywood Era and I'm working on Arlene Croce's The Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Book. I've also been watching those Makings-of I decided to start watching way back when. And then I've been slowly chipping away at my 95-long Netflix queue. I've watched To Catch A Thief, Summer Magic, Dodge City, and The Happiest Millionaire. I have My Blue Heaven sitting on my desk right now but I'm not quite sure when I'll get to it.

Today, since I've been reading about Fred and Ginger, I decided to watch a bit of Roberta. It's a funny thing about those movies - no matter how stressed you are, how long it's been since you've watched them, whether or not you're watching them alone - they're delightful to watch every time. When they start dancing the "I'll Be Hard to Handle" number, I felt elated and calmed at the same time. There should be a study about the therapeutic qualities of Fred and Ginger films. And now, to pass on the joy, I leave you with this:

Thanks for loyally following me! I really appreciate it! I will endeavor to get back into the groove of things soon!


  1. I've always wanted to see To Catch a Thief. Let us know how it is!

  2. I actually watched it. It was really good, sexy, beautifully filmed, and pretty funny. I have to confess, however, I don't think I'm really a Hitchcock kind of girl. But then I'm pretty picky.

  3. Welcome back stranger! You know to me Roberta is kind of the "black sheep" of the Fred and Ginger movies. I saw it once about 15 years ago when I first started getting into these movies but I didn't really like it probably because Fred and Ginger weren't the lead couple. Saw it again about a year ago and I had forgotten about Hard to Handle - definitely one of my favorites!

  4. good luck with the job hunt ... hope the perfect one comes along real soon :)

  5. Best luck on your job hunt! Fingers crossed for you!

    Aaaaaand, we're glad to have you back!


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