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Sunday, October 21, 2007

Birthday Wishes, Apologies And Playing Tag

I want to begin with a Happy Birthday and a *Sorry I was Not There, Please forgive me!* explanation! To dear, beautiful Anna, our Nature Girl at Nature Trail, I send warm wishes for a most happy birthday. You are such a lovely person, both on the inside and the outside. May this year be a magical one for filled with the happiest of surprises, great health and lots of love. To Corrine, our deliriously talented artist, Jafabrit, I send apologies that we did not make your gallery show. I was heartsick not to be there. I hope it was wonderful! Grace came home with *something* and there was no way we were going to be able to go. Bill wanted me to head out by myself but Grace was in that *I want my Mom* mindset. So, there you have it. Nothing more complicated than that but still, a huge disappointment to us. For what it was worth, I was thinking about you!! I have been tagged by dear Jen for a little list, you know me. I never do lists. Well, *almost* never. Okay, I do them occasionally. Often? Always? TOO MUCH?? So, I am just a compulsive list maker. It's genetic I think. My Mom is a list maker...that's right. I will blame my poor Mother. Yeah, I really am a rotten daughter aren't I?
So, here goes!
Jobs I have had:
Technical Services Department of a University Library, Navy Department of Human Services, Assistant Manager of a Folk Art/Antique Shop, Substitute Teacher, Pre-School Teacher, Teaching Adult Literacy, Planning Fundraising Events, Elementary School Teacher's Aide, Newsletter Writer, Santa Claus Photographer, Babysitter, Teaching Art History To Elementary Classes, Dog sitter/Cat sitter, Animal Rescue, Mom, Queen Of The Universe...aha! Just to see how many are still awake!
Movies I could watch over & over: Silverado, F/X and F/X 2, Best Seller, You Got Mail, The Goodbye Girl, Sense and Sensibilities, While You Were Sleeping, Sleepless In Seattle, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Waking Ned Devine, Mystic Pizza, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Local Hero, Forrest Gump, Cocoon, Under The Tuscan Sun, Chocolat, Bringing Up Baby, My Favorite Wife, The Philadelphia Story, It's A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, White Christmas, Rear Window, High Noon, Casablanca, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, It Happened One Night, Mr. Roberts, Harvey, The Quiet Man, A Room With A View, Enchanted April, Gosford Park, Seven Year Itch, To Catch A Thief, Star Wars, ET, Mrs. Brown, When Harry Met Sally, Dr. Zhivago, The Sound Of Music, My Fair Lady, Il Postino, Life Is Beautiful, West Side Story, Singing In The Rain, Young Frankenstein, The Shawshank Redemption, Raiders Of The Lost Arc, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Back To The Future, The African Queen, Roman Holiday, The Sting, Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, The Out-Of-Towners (The Original), Father Of The Bride (The Original AND The Remake), Apollo 13 I know, I know but I am a movieholic! Do you know how difficult is was for me to narrow the list down to JUST these?
The *Secret* TV shows that I watch: HGTV's Househunters, The Style Network's Clean House, Bravo's Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, Discovery Channel's Mythbusters, Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs
I have lived: In Ohio, Northern California, Southern California, Coastal Texas, Northern Florida (twice), Central Florida, Upstate New York, Tennessee, Southern Illinois Near St. Louis, Coastal Virginia
Favorite Foods: Risotto, Any Kind Of Soup, A Good Hamburger, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Or Roasted Vegetables, Lemon Chicken, Pasta Dishes Of All Sorts
Favorite colors: Blue, Red, Yellow, Brown
Places I would love to be now: New York City, At The Theater Or One Of The Art Museums, Chicago, At The Theater Or The Art Museum, London, Italy, Ireland, Paris And Provence, Santa Fe, San Fransisco, Disney World/Disneyland
Names I like but would not use for my children: Luke, Emma, Claire: I adore these names but they would not have sounded pretty with our last name! Yeah, I am one of those people who sounds out the names and writes them out and imagines how they will sound read aloud at a graduation or wedding! I also love Hannah but we, thinking we would never have a daughter, named our first cat Hannah. So, we could never call our daughter by the same name! Then, we used Lucy for our second cat, and there went another favorite girl's name! Oh but I do love the name Grace...and Daniel so we are pretty happy with our choices! That was a fun way to begin the week! Thanks Jen! Now, who wants to play? Have a sweet week dear friends!


justabeachkat said...

I sure enjoyed reading your list. We have lots in common my sweet friend! your new header...just gorgeous!


Jen said...

you sure are a movieholic~ :)

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed that. I miss you and just stopped a min.

Andi said...

Loved your list Sue and laughed out loud as I read the titles of the "few" movies you could watch over and over. I saw many on your list that I could add to mine.

Jen is coming to Orlando in February...might that be a good get together for bloggers?

Valerie said...

holy crap! i would do the same thing: pick names i really liked and write them with the last name of whomever i was i love with that day.

there were a lot of kids for the Osmonds, the Cassidys and Dunavan...but that's another story.
not to mention what i had picked out for our name!

PAT said...

Another wonderful list, Sue!!

Some of the movies on your list were on, over the weekend....we watched them! A good movie weekend, indeed!


Deb said...

What a fun list to read through Susie. The Goodbye Girl, Out Of Towners & Father of The Bride are some of my favourite movies too :-}

Sheila said...

Fun movie list Sue, I like most of those too.
Jobs, hmm! I've had a few too.
I really smiled at the names though, my son is Luke, and my daughter's middle name is Clare..!

Mary said...

Oh, Sue, I think you are beyond just plain "movieholic!" LOL That's quite a list!

Actually, I think our house is quite movie-heavy as well. My husband will watch just about anything, and my son is a film and digital video major.

Have you ever seen "Local Hero?" I don't remember if it was on your list. It's one of my favorites.

I enjoyed your list. Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my post about my mom. You are such a lovely person!

Terri and Bob said...

a fun list!

Love your new header, it is so you. I love movies, too!

Terri said...

I hope Grace is feeling better today. There's Chicken Pox going around our church and the elementary school!

Mockingbird Hill said...

Why is it that some people don't get the whole "watching a movie more than three times" thing? We actually have movies on DVD and I stll get excited when they are on TV! It's like a sickness, I tell ya...

And..speaking of sickness, hope that Grace is feeling much better ;)

Anonymous said...

You sure did a wonderful job on your list. We have the same taste in many things. We would get along just fine at

Have a good day.

Sandi McBride said...

I love the new looks so much like Burnham Wood...and your lists were fun...especially since it seems we like much of the same things...see you blogland of course

the feathered nest said...

Alot of those movies are on my list too. That was fun and I love your new banner!


T*mmy said...

Your jobs sound so interesting and diverse!

Folk Art/Antique Shop-I think I would like that one!

And another is the Santa Caluse Photographer...I love to just stand on the upper teer at our mall and watch the children below sit on Santa's lap for a picture!
(You'll have to elaborate more on that one come Christmas or sooner if you like!)

I hope Miz Grace gets to feeling better!

Have a great day!

Sugar Bear said...

I love reading your lists. Wow - the movie list is blowing my mind and to think that is only the tip of the iceberg! Hope Grace is feeling better.
Big hugs,

Alice said...

Your lists were such fun. I've never met anyone else who had even seen Waking Ned Devine but it one of my favorites to watch whenever it is on. I hope Grace is feeling better today. How awful to be sick on the weekend and not even get to miss a day of school!

Jafabrit said...

Me thinks I like the mom and queen of the universe job title best LOL!

Oh don't worry about it susie, these things happen, just hope gracie is okay. THe place was jam packed from 6 to 9pm. I almost lost my voice with all the yakking lol! I did look out for you though.

keep well.

love your blog as always.

Cheryl Wray said...

GREAT list!!! I loved it!!!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Ms. Susie Q! I'm just trying to catch up with all my favorite people & wanted to say HI!. Love your little animated bunny.

Those fall leaves sure are purdy!


Scrappy Moments said...

great Tag Suzy, Nice to more about you, these are so fun!


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful list of info on you! So, do you like movies? :-)

Dawn Bibbs said...

WOW...Susie Q made a list??? Say it ain't SO!!!

So, you like movies, do ya? My have you had time to do your day to day stuff? That's a LOT of movies, lady!!! :-)

The "name" answers was pretty impressive. Amazing what makes people choose (or not) certain names. I have a strange last name and there were names I didn't choose because of that too. Women think too much, don't we? Other than thinking my daughters names are just pretty...I had to "yell" them outloud, as if calling them to dinner. Just to see if I liked them enough. Also, depended on how it sounded when I called them in from playing...or now, yelling their name while they play sports :-).

As always, I've enjoyed reading more about you. Have a great evening, my friend.

Jill Gross-LaFaye said...

Hey! Could you teach me how to create a playlist and have it on my blog home page like yours..I can't seem to figure it out:)?

Jolene George said...

I love your list and I think you ARE queen of the universe. :o)

PEA said...

And here I thought you never made lists??? hehe Aren't you lucky that we actually enjoy your lists?? lol I love a lot of the movies you mentioned and like you, can watch them over and over again. As for the tv shows, I LOVE "Dirty Jobs", he is just hilarious!! Oh dear, I do hope that Grace is feeling much better now...I think we all need our mom around when we're not feeling well. xoxo

Sheila said...

Loved reading all your favorites! I'll be doing mine a little later!
Hope Grace is feeling better now.

Sugar Bear said...

Miss Susie Q,
Check out my blog - I've given you a little something for making me smile.

Sandi McBride said...

Hi Suz...just visiting that darling rabbit you've adopted lol...also a quick request...if you would say a quick "Thy Will be done for Joey Andrus" as our Joey is not doing at all well today. Thanks, will check in tomorrow and see what delights you have awaiting us!


That was one great list! I hope your daughter gets over her "bug" without any real problems. connie from Texas

Diane J. said...

What great fun!

Thank you for the wonderful birthday wishes! I appreciate each and every one who took the time to drop by my blog and email me to wish me a Happy Birthday. :-)



Tammy said...

That's a huge list! :) And we have quite a few in common!
I'm a movie buff too...I have a old movie blog but I seldom update it.

I scrolled down to see your post below- such gorgeous photos!

Susie said...

Hey SusieQ,
Loved reading your list! You are such a good list maker, (I can never think of more than a few for each category!)

Mama P said...

Ooooh, thank you for the movie list. I can't wait to go to Netflix now.

angelsamoungus said...

Ok- so when do I get to come back over for movie night? Tee Hee

Will see you guys on Friday.

Take care,

Betty Jo said...

Your fall photos are awesome Sweet Friend. I have some new ones too. Carolyn spent the day with us in NC and we found some awesome color over that way. It will soon fade away and that's sad. This is my favorite time of the year. I always enjoy learning more about you. Reading your list was great. xoxo

Carolyn said...

LOL, you are hilarious, Sue!! What a riot. Am always LOL by the time you start embellishing your, un-lists . . . since you don't make lists, right?! ;-) So glad to be here again. Am loving your beautiful, beautiful, colored leaves. And that tree in your banner is gorgeous! You go, girl!

You know I love your super comments when you visit. And tell you what - I think I am finally back in the saddle, after taking a long time to refill that well. :-)

Mega Hugs!!

marypoppins said...

ciao !!!
your blog is fantastic!!
the photograph are wonderful!!
marypoppins of Italy;)