Top Ten Tuesday

…is another stolen blogging idea- this time from SleepyJane!!
This is my first top ten Tuesday list, and my first list is going to be- brace yourselves- my ten favourite movies of all time! Hey… I never said these lists would be phenomenally interesting or anything! Anyhoodle, here hey are. They’re in no particular order, I tried- but I couldn’t order them without going back and rearranging them…!

1. Beetlejuice I saw this on the big screen with a gawjiss dude I had an immense crush on… we stayed very close friends for years too. It was this movie that got me hooked on Tim Burton’s style!

2. From Dusk Till Dawn was directed by Robert Rodriquez and written by Quentin Tarantino. I’m a fan of both of them. This is one of Damien’s favourites too.

3. The Lost Boys is a total cult classic by Joel Schumacher- he revamped the vampire movie genre completely! My knucklehead loves this one too, he even has a T-shirt.

4. Romeo and Juliet, the Baz Luhrmann version. The only movie I can think of that has ever made me cry. Ever.

5. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang blew me away! I was home alone one Friday afternoon, with no Damien and before Glugs, and I saw this on the rental shelf. With Robert Downey Jr and Val Kilmer as top billing I was intrigued as I’d never heard of it. Lemme tell you, bunnies- I enjoyed it so much I watched it twice in a row!

6. Alien Ridley Scott’s absolute classic- I’ve lost count of how many times the knucklehead and I have seen this and we still jump!

7. Se7en is along the genre-lines of “Silence of the Lambs” I think. It’s scary, and has me on the edge of my seat every time I watch it. Kevin Spacey is quite chilling in his performance…

8. Lucky Number Slevin is a stroke of genius. Its one of those movies that only adds up right at the end, with a really juicy twist in it too!

9. Kill Bill 1 and Kill Bill 2 are absolute favourites. If you haven’t seen them, then go right ahead- just keep in mind they’re made to echo the manga comics and movies and for that reason are very over the top.

10. 12 Monkeys is a vastly underrated post-apocalyptic, science fiction movie, starring a Brad Pitt in a simply magnificent portrayal of a lunatic, and Bruce Willis as a stressed and confused time-traveler. I have it on DVD and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched it.

I’m A Wee Bit B-Listless…

I have a lot on my mind and yet not much at all.
Doesn’t make much sense does it?
Don’t panic, I’ll be back, as soon as I have something worth writing about.
I must be honest- I lost a helluva lot when my laptop crashed and I’m still trying to recover some of it- including ideas and notes for blog posts. Its been a little disheartening to have to start so many things over again.

I Had A Dream*

So what!?

So- I remembered it! I never remember them! Anyhoo, it went as follows:

I had a big house with a really shabby garden, and my parents lived over the road from us- they apparently complained about the shabby garden so I called in some sorta experts to help me fix it up (yup- even in my dreams I don’t do these things myself!)
They came and mowed the lawn and planted new grass and new flowers, but the weird part was that it was like watching a stop-action-sequence or something. There’d be like a flicker and the flower beds were neatly trimmed, another flicker and the new grass and ground cover started growing, another flicker and there were these HUUUGE flowers on long stalks. . . kinda hard to describe* but the whole time I’m watching this I’m hearing someone tell me what’s happening. The flowers are apparently some new kinda hybrid, and the voice tells me they replant themselves and spread themselves out to where they look the most appealing in any garden. The next thing I look and the flowers are cloning themselves and walking around the garden and standing where THEY (the flowers) want to stand! “See?!” says the voice, all proud of itself and all. Then the voice is gone, and I’m watching these flowers split down the middle and re-grow while they walk to another part of my suddenly ginormous garden!

Then I remember a book I read at school- “The Day Of The Triffids” by John Wyndham- and these flowers are looking more and more like the ones on the cover of the book and I swear they’re watching me!!
Marshall Tymn once wrote that The Days of the Triffids was “an effective revival of the catastrophe theme in which H.G. Wells had been so successful. . . “

The next thing I know I have driven across the road to my folks place, squished them in the back of my little car (Damien and I in the front seats) and we’re off somewhere together- flower trauma apparently forgotten- and mommy and daddy darling going on about the Bluetooth features on our respective cellphones!

Then my alarms went off- I woke up convinced it was Saturday- switched them all off (yes- I have more than one- because I often wake up disorientated and go back to sleep). . . and promptly overslept!