Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Last Saturday's Saturday Six -- Taking the Day Off Edition

1. What is your single biggest frustration right this minute?

Finding a pair of reading glasses with two good lenses and keeping my cell phone charged.

2. What classic television show would you most like to see made into a modern-day movie?  What classic movie do you think you'd like to see remade?

Classic TV -- Pee-Wee's Playhouse.  The backstory on that one would be worth the price of admission. 

Classic Movie -- On the Waterfront with Russell Crowe in the Marlon Brando role

3. How many people in your family are war veterans? Of those, how many have you actually talked to about their experiences in war?

My Dad was in WWII.  I lost an uncle in that war, too.  I lost another uncle who would have been a pilot. Everybody in my generation missed Vietnam with school deferments.

In his seventies my dad, who was lucid for all practical purposes, started talking about his experiences in the war, except that he made most of them up. He was a doctor who spent the whole time stateside working with soldiers who came back with "shellshock," but later he claimed he was in Europe. As part of the Airborne. Earth to Dad.

4. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #51 from COURTENAYMPHELAN:  Who do you think is the best author in J-land for poetry?  How about for prose?

Poetry?  I hate poetry. Unless it's limericks or lyrics for a song.  Poetry makes my eyes glaze over.  Never have so many people been so oblique for so little reason. Get to the point already. So don't ask me about poetry.

Prose, hmm.  I consider anything that isn't poetry to be prose. I prefer non-fiction. For that, we have lots of great writers. For storytelling skill I'll always go with Belfastcowboy75. For satire, ScreaminRemo303.  For daily life, I love Robbush6.  In fact, everyone listed in my Other Journals is there because I like how they write, no matter what you call it.

5. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #52 from COURTENAYMPHELAN: If you haven't put your picture in your journal, would you consider doing so?  If you have, what made you do so?

Total vanity. I look pretty good for sixty-one years old.

6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #53 from Nyuknyukpik2:  What is your favorite black and white movie and why?

Dr. Strangelove. The quintessential anti-war movie. Peter Sellers was a genius.  I also had a crush on Sterling Hayden who was Gen. Jack D. Ripper.


cneinhorn said...

You're hot Mrs L!  For any age!  I certainly would have never guessed 61, 40 tops. :-)  

swibirun said...

I've only recently come across your journal but I love it.  You are a hoot, even if you are a loose cannon!

mombzbe said...

61?  Surely, you jest....
You look maaahvelous, dahlink.

annkiesler said...

61 and feisty as ever.  I like that in people.  Pretty feisty myself Mrs L but not quite as outspoken as you.  I have picked up a few tips though :-D


screaminremo303 said...

40 tops? I want some of what SHE'S smoking. I don't care how big your bra size is, you look pretty damn good.

I knew you were a sucker for a man in uniform.

salemslot9 said...

My Dad was a paratrooper...never landed in an airplane in his whole life!

gailmb said...

Surely you jest, Mrs L! 61 years old! Zounds! Being a loose cannon must be the fountain of youth!

paulmcs said...

I have already commented twice on the magnificence of your post-dated physiognomy, so to do so again might lead people to believe that your praise for my storytelling is the result of collusion. Oh, what the hell. Lookin' good. Thank you.

belfastcowboy75 said...

Yeah, that last one was me, incognito.