These are a few of my favorite things:
Happy Valentines Day!
Feel free to share with me some of your first loves!
You know how the anticipation of something is sometimes better then then actual thing. Well, let me tell you, when you are shown something unexpectedly and it is amazing, that trumps it all.
I saw the The Silver Lining Playbook (Great Movie. Bradley Cooper was amazing) and caught the trailer for The Great Gatsby.
I wept. I moaned. I grinned, laughed and groaned. It took my breath away!
This is another book on my list I have to read before I see. Are you looking forward to seeing The Great Gatsby?
Although I haven’t seen the Grammy’s in over 5 years. From the hype, its going to be a great show, more performance based. And, they are creating these amazing collaborations. This year pairs Rihanna with Bruno Mars and Sting & Alicia Keys with Maroon 5.
But, I can’t wait to see Justin Timberlake return to do what he was born to do. He and JayZ (love him) are performing their new single Suit & Tie. I am breathless just thinking about it.
Are you watching the Grammy’s? What performance are you looking forward to?
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Get Writing Fit by Ellie Garratt – Guest Post on My First Book – I am focusing on #2 & #3 this year.
Free Writer’s Weekend in Hawaii by Mark Koopmans – I really want to go. Let me see how I can work it out. Plus, its my birthday.
Things I’ve learned from Star Trek #348 by Ali Cross – She even has a Star Trek video.
Writing Tips: Join Contest by Shannon A Thompson – One of my goals for the year. Great advice.New Followers Promote Your Book Blog Out Where the Bus Don’t Run by Gus Sanchez Alina Write With Warnimont Royal Manaball MinWorks Spearman 101 Let Us Be Travelers Words of Birds Next Week’s Schedule Monday – The Versatile Blog Award – And the Award Goes To Wednesday – Writers Group Re-Cap – another incentive to make me go Friday – Prossia Blog Tour – Built From What-If Sunday – My Weekly Update
Ridley Scott is one of my favorite movie makers. He has this amazing ability to create ‘all in’ movies. By ‘all in’ I mean he completely commits to showcasing not only amazing characters, but amazing scenes and amazing worlds. There are no breaks, no waisted scenes and no unnecessary moments. He goes all in. No matter when it was made or what genre the movie is. Whether it is a CGI epic or beautifully choreographed action, his scenes never cease to draw me in completely. Here are just a few of my favorite examples with my favorite quotes:Alien Movies: Alien (1979) – the quintessential alien movie. “You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. Prometheus (2012) – alien planets aren’t clean, slick and mechanical , they are messy and dirty. “At this moment of our civilization, we can create cybernetic individuals, who in just a few short years will be completely indistinguishable from us. Which leads to an obvious conclusion: WE are the gods now.” Military Movies: G.I. Jane (1997) – military training, not for the faint of heart. “Pain is your friend, your ally, it will tell you when you are seriously injured, it will keep you awake and angry, and remind you to finish the job and get the hell home. But you know the best thing about pain? It let’s you know your not dead yet.” Black Hawk Down (2001) – The complexity of the battle at Mogadishu. “No one gets left behind, you know that.’ Historical Epics: Kingdom of Heaven (2005) – “You are not what you were born, but what you have it in yourself to be.” Gladiator (2000) – I know this quote by heart. – “My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” Mystery, Suspense, Thriller Movies: American Gangster (2007) – “The man I worked for had one of the biggest companies in New York City. He didn’t own his own company. White man owned it, so they owned him. Nobody owns me, though.” Body of Lies (2008) – where as Denzel was his brother favorite, Russell is Ridley’s favorite actor. – “Nobody’s innocent in this shit.”
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