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Movie Quiz Results and a Revelation!

Yesterday’s movie quiz ended in a draw, so KL and Lynn,  you’re both getting the gift cards from Amazon. E-mail me at danica.avet@gmail.com so I can get those cards to you! So here are the answers for the quotes:

1. “You’re a vampire! I knew it!”
    “I am not!”
    “So what are you? The Flying Nun?” The Lost Boys

2. “Now let me correct you on a couple of things, OK? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not “Every man for himself.” And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked them up.” A Fish Called Wanda

3. “I know what you’re thinking, ’cause right now I’m thinking the same thing. Actually, I’ve been thinking it ever since I got here: Why oh why didn’t I take the BLUE pill?” The Matrix

4. “Or are you here to tell me what a bad eugoogoolizer I am?” 
    ”A what?” 
    “A eugoogoolizer… one who speaks at funerals…Or did you think I was too stupid to know what a eugoogooly was?” Zoolander

5. “I love you, Pumpkin.”
    ”I love you, Honey Bunny.”
    “All right, everybody be cool, this is a robbery!” Pulp Fiction

6. “Didn’t you see Fatal Attraction?” 
    “You wouldn’t let me!” 
    “Well I saw it and it scared the shit out of me. It scared the shit out of every man in America.” Sleepless in Seattle

7.  ”I had to be up at that there crossroads last midnight, to sell my soul to the devil.”
     “Well, ain’t it a small world, spiritually speaking. Pete and Delmar just been baptized and saved. I guess I’m the only one that remains unaffiliated.” O Brother Where Art Thou?

8. “Are we being too literal?”
    “No you fool, we’re following orders. We were told to comb the desert so we’re combing it.” Spaceballs

9. “And most recently of all, a “Roman Toga Party” was held from which we have received more than two dozen reports of individual acts of perversion SO profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits listing them here.” National Lampoon’s Animal House

10. “When I was growing up, I knew I was different. The other girls were blonde and delicate, and I was a swarthy six-year-old with sideburns.” My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Ah me, I love those movies. Now it’s time for the revelation. As I was driving home the other day, I was listening to Don’t You Want Me by the Human League. It made me start thinking about fashion and fashion changes. I’m not talking about fashions come back into style, so much as attitudes

See, I began drawing comparisons between the 80’s and the 18th century, most especially the style of the maccaronis and New Wave. Below are pictures of both:


Mostly, it’s the outrageous hairstyles that caught my attention. They’re both exaggerated beyond belief, but we accepted this, just as they did in the 18th century (although we all agreed they were strange and some people even adopted these styles as their own). It was being different and forging a new path that forced these styles, I think. At least that’s my belief.

Next, I got to thinking about the recent Emo movement and immediately thought of the Romantics. Wasn’t Lord Byron just the most brooding tragic figure? A slave to his passions, pouring out sentiment for the world to see? Isn’t this pretty much what the Emo movement is about? People getting in touch with their feelings and giving voice to them?

Is it the pale skin, dark (carefully tended) hair that makes me think they’re similar? Or is it the power of the words they give to the world? I’m not sure, but to me, the Romantic movement (into the dark romantic movement) and the Emo movement are vastly similar.

Honestly, I don’t sit around and think about things like this. These ideas usually strike me at the most inopportune times, but when they get in my head, I have to get them out.

What do you think? Am I crazy? Seeing things that aren’t there? Hm, either way, I hope you enjoyed peering into the strangeness that is my brain, lol

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Movie Quiz #2

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m not a big follower of the holiday, but I wanted to honor it with yet another movie quiz. This time I’m going to keep it from being too difficult (I hope).

Before I start, let me just mention the reason for hard quotes. My younger brother is a movie quote freak. He’s the same person who can watch a movie with obscure actors and tell you what other movies they’ve been in as well as any commercials they’ve been in. Yes. He startled me one day by saying ‘See that guy in the crowd right there? He’s in (blah) as so and so.’ This usually leaves me staring at him with my lip curled. Hmph. My memory for faces just isn’t there. Give me bands and musicians and I’m a genius.

Anyway, on to the quiz!! Again, we’ll go with the person who answers the most correctly as the winner and they’ll get a $10 Amazon gift card.

1. “You’re a vampire! I knew it!”
    “I am not!”
    “So what are you? The Flying Nun?”

2. “Now let me correct you on a couple of things, OK? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not “Every man for himself.” And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked them up.”

3. “I know what you’re thinking, ’cause right now I’m thinking the same thing. Actually, I’ve been thinking it ever since I got here: Why oh why didn’t I take the BLUE pill?”

4. “Or are you here to tell me what a bad eugoogoolizer I am?” 
    “A what?” 
    “A eugoogoolizer… one who speaks at funerals…Or did you think I was too stupid to know what a eugoogooly was?”

5. “I love you, Pumpkin.”
    “I love you, Honey Bunny.”
    “All right, everybody be cool, this is a robbery!”

6. “Didn’t you see Fatal Attraction?” 
    “You wouldn’t let me!” 
    “Well I saw it and it scared the shit out of me. It scared the shit out of every man in America.”

7.  “I had to be up at that there crossroads last midnight, to sell my soul to the devil.”
     “Well, ain’t it a small world, spiritually speaking. Pete and Delmar just been baptized and saved. I guess I’m the only one that remains unaffiliated.”

8. “Are we being too literal?”
    “No you fool, we’re following orders. We were told to comb the desert so we’re combing it.”

9. “And most recently of all, a “Roman Toga Party” was held from which we have received more than two dozen reports of individual acts of perversion SO profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits listing them here.”

10. “When I was growing up, I knew I was different. The other girls were blonde and delicate, and I was a swarthy six-year-old with sideburns.”

There you go, I hope they aren’t as hard as last time. Let’s see how you do! Remember, the winner will get a $10 Amazon gift card, so put your thinking caps on!

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Quiz Winner

Obviously Liz was the winner of yesterday’s quiz. Liz, if you could e-mail me at danica.avet@gmail.com I can send you a list of books for you to choose from. Congrats!

So last night after work, I headed out to get a new cell phone. I’m wondering why I did this to myself. Now I have a new phone and weird things to learn. It isn’t that I’m opposed to learning something new, but that I feel like I’m making mistakes left and right. Oh well, it’ll be fun if I can get the phone to work!

It would’ve been much nicer if the sales rep had known how to use the phone but since it just came out, they hadn’t taken their class on it yet. Seems silly to me, to sell a phone before learning about it, but there you go. Now I’m like a toddler learning how to walk, but at least I’ll have taught myself which will make me an expert! (Because I’m an expert walker now…31 years of walking has done that.)

I really thought today was Thursday. I was hopeful it was Thursday. Mostly because we’d be that much closer to Friday. Other than that, I have nothing new to report. I will get this phone to work and then I’ll tweet all day, happy as a lark. Are larks happy? If so, why are they happy?

How are things in your world?

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Movie Quotes Quiz

I really don’t have anything to talk about today. I’m really just kind of…here. I hate it when I get like this. It’s like all the creative, interesting things I usually talk about have fled between the time I put my head on the pillow last night and woke up this morning.

So instead of boring you all with a lackluster post, I’m going to challenge you all to a movie quote quiz. I’ll give you a list of quotes and the person who answers the most correctly, will win a book from my personal stash of unreads.

Here goes:

1. “All we are is dust in the wind, dude.”

2. “Why do they call him the Bullet-Dodger?”
    “Cause he…dodges bullets, Avi.”

3. “Ever fired your gun in the air and yelled, ‘Aaaaaaaah’?”

4. “We were in the nick of time. You were in great peril.” 
     “I don’t think I was.”
     “Yes, you were. You were in terrible peril.”
     “Look, let me go back in there and face the peril.”
     “No, it’s too perilous.”
     “Look, it’s my duty as a knight to sample as much peril as I can. ”

5. “Just when I thought you couldn’t possibly be any dumber, you go and do something like this…and totally redeem yourself!”

6. “My Guatemalan-ness, my natural heat. You’re afraid I’m too primitive to be on the stage with your little estrogen rockettes, right?”

7. “Then you got to get sent to a slam, where they tell you you’ll never see daylight again. You dig up a doctor, and you pay him 20 menthol Kools to do a surgical shine job on your eyeballs.”

8. “Ask that little Latin boy in drag why he’s crying.”
    “Little Latin boy in drag, why are you crying?”

9. “It’s stuck, yes?”
    “Back off! You don’t know the components!”
    “Components. American components, Russian Components, ALL MADE IN TAIWAN!”

10. “‘Come out to the coast, we’ll get together, have a few laughs…'”

I happen to love all 10 of these movies, if that gives you any hint! Good luck, and I hope some of these made you think!

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Book Winner

Well, it’s the start of another week. First, let me announce that Eden Glenn has won a free book! Eden send me an e-mail at danica.avet@gmail.com so I get your information and find out which book you’d like me to send to you.

This is what Eden came up with via Facebook:

Hero comes into the kitchen. heroine turns at some small sound he makes clenching a large wooden spoon in her fist. I can see the heroine gasp with eyes a big as a deer in a spot light, jaw dropping to see his buff unclad self standing in her kitchen.

Hero comments, “Noodle’s hot.”… See More

“Yeah, it is.” she answers him with a squeak, her eyes focused on the bath sheet held across his pelvis.

“No I mean, you’re boiling over.”

“Yeah, can’t help it.”

Hero cocks his head to the side one eyebrow raised in commentary to her distraction and points to the pot of pasta boiling over in the hearth.

This had me giggling madly.

So the Olympics are over. I’ll admit to being disappointed that the US couldn’t pull out the win over Canada. It was a great game, especially considering I’ve never watched hockey in my life. My nephews were talking about how they could be hockey players…which is funny because they’ve never strapped on ice skates in their lives. Ah me, to be young and full of insanity again!

Some of you may have read on Twitter that my internet access has been limited, so I won’t be able to follow everyone’s blogs like I usually do. This doesn’t mean I’ll be completely gone, but my time to read and comment will be limited. I’m hoping to find a way around that, but we’ll just have to see.

I’m not happy about this restriction, but it’s probably a blessing in disguise. When I have blogs and twitter at my fingertips, I tend to be easily distracted from my writing. The restrictions will probably mean that my WIP will get more attention, which is a good thing.

I’ve also learned about this autocrit program. Do any of you use it? It looks like a good program and I’d love to give it a try. Do you guys recommend it?

This week I’ll also be posting a book review of Karen Chance’s  Death’s Mistress. Karen Chance is a wonderful writer with a quirky sense of humor and I’m greatly looking forward to diving into this book. What books do you have that you’re looking forward to reading?

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Fantasy Man Friday

I can’t remember a week when I’ve looked forward to Friday as much as this week. Not that it was a terrible week or anything, but it’s the kick off to several weeks without a day off. Holiday season is great, but your mind gets used to those precious holidays from work and when none are forthcoming, it makes the weeks drag on.

For the most part, it was a great week. I got a lot of writing done on the new WIP. My hero is so obnoxious, I’d want to strangle him if I wasn’t half in love with him already. On the other hand, I’m exhausted. The Olympics keep me up later than I’m used to and my dog has taken to waking me up at 4 in the morning, so needless to say I’m not getting enough sleep. I look like the walking dead no matter how much concealer I use under my eyes. Meh.

So it’s Fantasy Man Friday. People, I have been spending hours and hours looking for the perfect men to bring you each week. It isn’t easy and I’ve seen more of some men that I’d ever care to, but it’s a small price to pay for the few men I do find to kick off your weekends.

In honor of my newest hero, Talon “Icarus” Katsaros, I’m going to show you how I see him. No, he doesn’t have wings, but the rest of him makes up for that, I think.

So Talon is a bit of a hedonist. He’s tormenting the hell out of my shy heroine and I’m loving every minute of it. I don’t think she’ll hold out much longer though, because LOOK at him! What am I saying? How can you not look at him? He’s gorgeous, oh my. I think a scene is necessary based on this picture.

Imagine this: she’s cooking for him (cause he hired her to), and he steps in to the kitchen looking like this. She’s been hurt badly in the past by men and doesn’t trust them, and she definitely doesn’t trust Talon. He loves to torment her. So what now? What does she do? What does he do?

I’d be interested to see what you all say and to make it fun, whoever comes up with the most outrageous scenario will win a book. Happy Friday everyone, and have a great weekend.

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Fantasy Man Friday

Good morning and Happy Friday to you all!

Before I get into today’s yumminess, let me announce the winner of the free book. Drum roll please…*crickets* Right. I don’t have the budget for that yet. Okay, so the winner of the free book is….Angie, Sayde, and bunnyb. Since I only had three comments and it’s Friday, I’m giving you each a book! E-mail me at danica.avet@gmail.com so I can get your information and find out which book y’all would like.

Now Fantasy Man Friday…I wish you guys could see the hunks I have saved to my external hard drive. I’m afraid if it were ever stolen, I’d be considered a major perv. There are a lot of half-naked men on it. It gets more and more difficult to choose just the right man for Fantasy Man Friday. There are so many gorgeous men out there just waiting to be seen.

So today, I’m going with my favorite kind of man…a dirty man. Literally dirty.

You may ask why I’m digging a picture of a dirty man so much. Well, I suppose it’s because I know sooner or later, he’s gonna have to take a shower. And I would so love washing his um, back. Yeah, his back. Besides, is there anything more touching than a man who appears defeated or tired? Don’t you just want to make him feel better? I do!

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