Ten on Tuesday…

…the one with all the one hit wonders!

This week, our directive is our 10 Favorite One Hit Wonders…ready?  Okay, in no particular order:

1.  You Spin Me Round by Dead or Alive

2. 8675309 by Tommy Tutone

3. Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry (this is considered R’s ‘song’ and whenever it plays at a party, he is obligated to dance. ;o) )

4. Video Killed the Radio Star by The Buggles

5. Come on Eileen by Dexy’s Midnight Runners

6. Puttin’ on the Ritz by Taco

7. Just a Friend by Biz Markie

8. What’s Up by 4 Non Blondes

9. You Get What you Give by New Radicals

10. How Bizarre by OMC

I have to add two more:

11. Bitch by Meredith Brooks

12. Closing Time by Semisonic

That’s it! I’ll admit, R helped me with this list – he’s the music genius in the family. ;o)

Ten on Tuesday…

…the one with all the winners.

Academy Award winners

This week, our directive is 10 Favorite Academy Award Winners.  I checked with our fearless leader (this time *ahem*) and she said it was okay if I listed movies other than ‘Best Picture’ winners.  I went even further and am only listing movies that I have in my collection.  Ready?  Okay, in no particular order:

1.  Return of the King – I am a HUGE Tolkien fan and Peter Jackson did an amazing job adapting these films.  When RotK won Best Picture in 2003, it was the first fantasy film ever to do so.  Yes, I was jumping up and down in my living room when it was announced.  ;o)

2.  Casablanca – I love me some Bogart.  This was his first romantic lead and he was nominated for Best Actor but did not win – however the movie won Best Picture.

3.  Breakfast at Tiffany’s – one of my all-time favorites.  Just think, if they had omitted ‘Moon River’ from the movie like the execs wanted, they would not have won for Best Score and Best Song.  The only two awards this movie won out of the five nominations it received that year.

4.  Gone With the Wind – you can’t grow up doing Civil War Reenactments and not love GwtW.  ;o)

5.  Chicago – oh Richard Gere, you are so sexy when you sing and dance.

6.  Sense & Sensibility – won for Best Adapted Screenplay at both the Golden Globes and the Oscars.  Emma Thompson gave what is one of my favorite acceptance speeches ever at the Globes.

7.  Wizard of Oz – this movie came out the same year as Gone with the Wind, which meant that it did not win as many awards that it might have won had it not been up against such a huge movie.  Best Song and Best Score along with an award for Judy Garland for outstanding juvenile acting were all it received.

8.  My Fair Lady – has anyone guessed yet that I’m a pretty big Audrey Hepburn fan? ;o)

9.  The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe – loved the books as a child and loved the movie.  Aslan dying still makes me all misty -eyed.

10.  Who Framed Roger Rabbit – loved it when it came out, loved it more when I met Roger and we started referring to each other as Roger and Jessica Rabbit ;o)  Also, that is where we came up with the RJR for RJR Enterprises, R’s install business.  (we were going to go with ‘ToonTown’ but that was too close to that other company, and Acme Corporations was too …corporate.  ;o)  )

That’s it!  How about you guys, what are your favorite Academy Award winners?

Ten on Tuesday…

…the one with all the games.

Maddy Beth with Daideo

One of my favorite photos of R and Winkie – her sweater was knit by Carole

Before we get started – did you know that SbJL now offers notions bags that fit into your box bag just so?  Go ahead and take a look – but come back because I have a pretty good list this week!  (I’ll be putting up more pouches too so keep checking back!)

This week, our directive is ’10 Favorite Games from Your Childhood’.  I was more of a reader and less of a game-player but I’m willing to give it a shot – ready?

1.  Solitaire.  I played it for hours.

2.  Ignore-your-sister.  Did that for hours too…

3.  The Uncle Wiggily Board Game – I’m pretty sure I drove my grandmother nuts with this one.

I’m pretty sure Carole meant ‘board game’ or ‘card game’ or ‘play outside game’ when she came up with this topic, however I didn’t really *do* that so I’m having a problem with keeping to non-computer games which means I’m going to have to break apart from the pack (again…I know) and go with some electronics since I AM a child of the 80’s and have had a computer or a gaming console since the Commodore 64 and Atari 2600 came out.

4.  Pac Man

5.  The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy – I loved text-based adventure or mystery games.  There was another one that was about Hobbits but I cannot find it for the life of me.

6.  Zelda – I played this for days when it came out.  Back when Nintendo didn’t have the ability to save your progress and you had to put the controller in a very safe place if you wanted to do other things – you know, like eat. and sleep.

7.  Mario!!

8.  Pitfall!!

9.  Asteroids!!

10.  Space Invaders!!

There you go, 10 games from my childhood.  Do you have any?

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