Tagged- times 2!!

While I have been busy as a bee in my little Cowbelly workshop (my home office if you want to get technical), I have been tagged by my lovely web friends, not once but twice.

The first time by Melissa Langer, and the 2nd time by Kathy Weller.

Melissa tagged me to share 5 little-known things about myself, and Kathy tagged me to share my top 25 favorite movies.

Starting in order: here are 5 things about me that you may not know:

1. When I was 17 I flew alone to Ketchikan Alaska to work in a fishing cannery. Among the things that happened were:

  • I fell in love with a fisherman.
  • Took a hike up a shale mountain in a lightning storm. (Ok, it was right before the storm happened, then we got the hell out of there).
  • Slipped on an oily floor and hit my head on a steel door, resulting in a concussion.
  • Developed pnemonia 10 days later. It was one of the darkest times in my life and I still believe I saw some scary spirits lurking around. Either that or I had gone completely mad.
  • Still decided to stay for an extra month after everyone left, to help clean the cannery. In all my stay totaled 4 months.

2. I drive a green Subaru Outback that I bought on ebay.
3. I’m not a big fan of chocolate. Ok, I’ll eat it if you give it to me, otherwise I never buy it.
4. I have been cutting my own hair for over 5 years.
5. I can’t stand the smell of moth balls.

Now, the 25 movies. This is a toughie, but here goes. Probably in order of like, because my top favorites come to mind first.

  1. Trainspotting
  2. Sliding Doors
  3. Moulin Rouge
  4. The Professional
  5. Scent of a Woman
  6. Wizard of Oz
  7. The Usual Suspects
  8. Blood Diamond
  9. Night in the City
  10. The Butterfly Effect
  11. Austin Powers
  12. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Johnny Depp)
  13. The Ring
  14. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  15. Oceans 11
  16. Memento
  17. Black Hawk Down
  18. Best in Show
  19. Walk the Line
  20. What’s Eating Gilberty Grape
  21. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  22. The Fifth Element
  23. Summer of Sam
  24. Bridget Jones Diary
  25. I’m Gonna Git You Sucka

I tend to like pretty intense movies, but I also greatly appreciate ridiculous humor a la Austin Powers or I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.

NOW, since this tag game is getting a little bit confusing about who tagged who and with what, I am going to change things up a little.

I will tag the appropriate number of people, but with my own NEW tag.

My NEW tag is:

“if you could spend 30 days in one location (and only one location) anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go and why?”

I think we’d all like to be someplace else at this time of the year and (hopefully) it’s a simple question for us busy folk to answer.

My answer? Fiji. On the beach. With froofie drink in hand. But I’d wait until the weather improves a little. According to weather underground it’s hot but cloudy there right now. Why would I got to Fiji? Need you ask? Ok, since you did: being an A-type personality, I very rarely give my body and soul the opportunity to truly relax, and after the madness of the holidays this is what I need the very most. I feel that laying on a beach, soaking in the sun, doing absolutely nothing for 30 days would fit this bill nicely.

Here are the people I am tagging:

Jeannie Thompson- Boston Terriers Rock
Jill Warner- our furry family
Ashley Brown photography
Christine Edwards photography
Stephen Bobb- Fidojournalism

If I tagged you above, the rules are that you put a post on your blog answering the last (travel) question, then tag 5 other people to do the same by leaving a comment on their blog with a link back to yours.

Now, if you are reading this and I didn’t tag you, let me know where YOU would like to go!

Just leave it as a comment at the end of the post (just click on where it says ‘3 [or whatever number] comments’, all the way at the very bottom of this post under labels, and leave your answer. Be sure to say where you are presently so we have a basis for comparison.

Cmon, everyone join in! I really want to know where everyone would go and why. You can even post anonymously if you don’t have a blog account!

I will then post everyone’s answers as a new post after Christmas.


Have fun!