Friday, July 9, 2010

The Versatile Blogger

Andrew has tagged me for this completely undeserved award/meme. I mean I know I talk about TV and tennis (and occasionally about movies), but versatile I am not. I really need to work on that. Maybe I can start reviewing movies or actually pick shows to review weekly instead of at completely random times. This blogging thing is clearly still a work-in-progress.

In any case, this award comes with a few instructions:
1. Thank the person who gave you this award
2. Share 7 things about yourself
3. Pass the award along to 15 who you have recently discovered and who you think fantastic for whatever reasons!
4. Contact the blogs you picked and let them know about the award.

So first, Andrew, thanks. It was nice you thought of me. I wish I was half as versatile or well-read/watched as you.

And now seven things about myself, which is actually a bit difficult since my goal for this blog was for it to be "less personal and more about random thoughts on tennis, TV, movies" so...

1. I got into tennis initially because of Martina Hingis. I loved her savvy court sense and her sly way of dismissing players on court. I was devastated when she retired, but as if by fate, another Swiss native caught my eye (Roger Federer) after she left and my tennis passion was renewed and has only gotten stronger. I am afraid that once Federer retires, I'll stop caring about tennis. Is there another Swiss player on the horizon?

2. If someone asks me what my favorite movie of all time is, I would probably be unable to answer. I've just seen so many movies now that I probably can't even narrow it down to a top 25. It would literally drive me insane. With that said, if you had asked me in 1999, my answer would probably be Cruel Intentions, because I suddenly discovered Ryan Philippe, was still in love with Sarah Michelle Gellar, and just got into its taboo-ness. Before that, my answer would've been Dirty Dancing or Sister Act. Yes, really.

3. My default way of breaking the ice with new people I've just met is to ask them what TV shows they watch. If they answer "I don't really watch TV" or something similar, it's pretty much strikes 1, 2, and 3. In a related vein, if I consider you a very good friend, I will bother you endlessly with TV/movie recommendations to the point of annoyance. I do it out of love, I swear.

4. I love movie trailers. Sometimes they're my favorite part of watching movies in the theaters and I actually get disappointed when they end and the movie begins. With that said, when I watch DVDs, I will only watch the trailer AFTER I have seen the movie. Then judge it to see how well it represented/sold the film.

5. Sometimes when I hear a song, I usually imagine my own music videos for them. It's just a thing I started doing when I was younger and I've sorta just kept at it. Maybe in another life I was a music video director or something. Who knows?

6. Even though I'm a big movie/TV fan, I actually do not have a large collection of DVDs. Most of that is because I'm a veritable cheapskate, but I think it's also because I ALWAYS have a list of movies to watch for the first time or TV shows to catch up on thus finding myself not really having any time to re-watch or revisit films/shows. Plus with Netflix and Hulu and friends who have large DVD collections, I'm not really left hanging dry.

7. I guess I'll share some non-movie/tv/tennis personal facts about me. I majored in Psychology in college. I've fallen off a side of a mountain and almost drowned in a swimming pool. I hate driving. I am tone deaf. I learned Italian in middle school, French in high school, and sign language in college. Sadly, I've more or less forgotten how to converse in any of those languages save for a few words and phrases here and there.

Now I'm obligated to pick 15 bloggers who I think are fabulous to do this. Now, I read quite a few blogs, but (a) they would never do this, (b) I wouldn't want to ask them to do this, or (c) they've already done this. So 15? No. Can't do it. With that said, here are two...

Bunny's Pop Culture Blog
A Blog Next Door

You really can't go wrong with either one.

1 comment:

  1. I especially love #5 I think I went through a phase like that, too. It's always frustrating when the actual video sucks. I started playing tennis, got interested with Sampras. I don't play anymore, but it's the only sport I follow regularly.


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