Catching up on memes

I was tagged for a few things that I just haven't gotten around to doing until now...

From Kathy:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.*
3. Find the fifth sentence.**
4. Post the next three sentences, so if my math is correct that’d be sentences six, seven and eight.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to the blogger who tagged you.

The alternate PB version is to go to page 23 and just put down the text.

"hard hat
antibacterial soap
calamine lotion

From one of my FAVORITE contemporary picture books, Scaredy Squirrel. If you haven't read this book (and it's sequels) you are missing out!

So I'm tagging Vita, Nicole, and Robert for this one.

And my next tag came from Nicole - a 7 things tag, that I'm turning into 7 movies I love (not necessarily my all-time top 7, that would take too much consideration and judgment on my part, making it less fun!)

1. Amelie - I don't know many artists/friends that don't love this movie. This was where I first saw Michael Sowa's lovely paintings. I adore his work.

2. The Man Who Knew Too Much - I'm a big Hitchcock fan, but this rises to the top of my favorites from him. Mostly because of Doris Day and her classic "Que Sera Sera" but really there are too many great moments to list, just watch it!

3. Drowning Mona - How can you not love a movie with this cast!? Bette Midler, Danny Devito, Jamie Lee Curtis (sporting a fe-mullet), and Casey Affleck as 'Bobby Calzone'. It's the type of movie that must be watched about 50 times to truly appreciate all the subtle jokes. Yes, I've likely seen it that many times.

4. Christmas Story - Growing up, this was my cousins' David and Matthew's favorite movie. Since they came over so frequently it was in our VCR (remember those days!) for probably a year or two straight. And this was all before they decided to play it on cable for 24 hours at Christmas. Probably the only movie I know almost word for word and despite being overplayed, it's still fantastic.

5. The World According to Garp - One of the few movies I love that ALSO stars Robin Williams (he normally drives me batty, except here and in Mrs. Doubtfire). From the wonderfully twisted mind of John Irving. If you haven't seen this, give it a whirl.

6. Uncle Buck - Funny, charming, dumb, and full of memorable quotes that my husband knows far better than I. "You're bored, out of your mind, you need a little adult supervision" If it's on, I have to watch it, or at least just a few minutes of it.

7. The Royal Tenenbaums - I haven't seen Darjeeling Limited yet but this is my favorite Wes Anderson film so far. When I first saw it, it felt like an Edward Gorey story told on film with the most vibrant of colors.

For this, I won't tag anyone but if you decide to post 7 of your favorite movies, drop me a comment and I'll link back.