Another Mystery Blogger Award – from Kira!

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Thank you Kira of Film and TV 101 for nominating me for my second Mystery Blogger Award. This award, created by Okoto Enigma, is greatly appreciated.

For those of you who read my answers (and questions) from Drew’s nomination a few days ago, I’ve changed the content…no repeats 😉

Here are the rules:

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  9. Share a link to your best post(s)

Three things about me:

  1. I have an Excel Spreadsheet (or, as I like to call it…a small database) in which I list all the DVD and BluRay discs in my collection. In it, I have things like: Genre, Language, Country, Release Date, Film Date, Director, Music By, Bar Code, Rating (mine and IMDB) and a column for each year in which I mark the number of times watched. I know…I’m such a techie…
  2.  I’m a keen cyclist although these days I don’t manage to get out as much as I used to. I used to enter at least four 100km plus social races each year.
  3. angusI make a point of only adopting rescue dogs…currently I have one very grumpy and opinionated Scottish Terrier called Angus (yes, what else would you expect…although I didn’t name him) and a very lazy Mini Schnauzer who thinks he’s a cat. He’s called Seppi and I drove roughly 400km (one way) to go fetch him (so 800km).

The Five questions I’ve received from Kira:

What do you know now that you wish you had known 10 years ago? Oh my…I have thought and thought and thought and I just can’t come up with something. Great question…I just don’t know…

What film or TV series would you say is your guilty pleasure? Northmen: A Viking Saga. I enjoy watching this one for the story (or lack of, as some say). It isn’t a big budget movie but for a Swiss, German and South African production filmed largely in South Africa it isn’t a bad attempt.

If you could pick any two famous people to be your parents, who would they be? I don’t want famous parents. I am happy with my own. Besides, there’s nobody famous who I could possibly want…famous people are in the limelight too much.

If you were to start a Film Club, what film would you show at the first gathering and why? Pulp Fiction. Can’t tell you why, just so…it seems like a good choice to start a Film Club. And it’s a pretty darn good movie.

What would you call your own talk show? Catherine’s Yackety Yack (That just came to mind on a whim so I’ll leave it at that)

As per my previous Mystery Blogger award…I wasn’t sure what to put down as my best post…is it the best “performing” or my best as in the one I think is my best. But this time, I’ll go with the one that I’ve had such wonderful responses to: Delightful…The Grand Seduction.

Now for the hard part – the 5 questions. Here they are:

  1. What do you prefer…the smell of freshly baked bread or freshly mowed grass/lawn?
  2. If you could delve into the life of one book and live it as if you were a character in it (not necessarily the main one)…i.e. if the world of a book could be visited, which book would it be? (Ahhh…I can “see” this so clearly in my mind…hard to explain)
  3. Are you a good cuppa tea or perfectly brewed coffee person?
  4. Most unusual food you have eaten (by your standards)?
  5. Silly/weird question: Take your current state of mind – if you had to pick a piece of music to represent where you are right now…what would it be?

Here are the bloggers I’d like to award this to (in no particular order) and if they would like it. I’m going to do a mix of new bloggers I’ve just discovered and the ones I’ve interacted with a fair amount.

Marta (Ramblings of a Cinephile)

Paul (Pfeiffer Films and Meg Movies)

Wednesday’s Child (Seven Doors of Cinema)

Kristina (Speakeasy)

Thom (The Immortal Jukebox)

Debbie (Moon in Gemini)

Charlene (Charlene’s (mostly) Classic Movie Reviews)

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16 comments

  1. So sorry for just seeing this! Congratulations and thank you so much for the nomination!! I really enjoy your blog and I appreciate the positive feedback you have sent my way as well 🙂 I will write a post as well later today on my blog answering some questions! Thank you again 🙂

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    1. Apologies for the delay in replying, I’ve been feeling fairly blogged out this week.
      What do you prefer…the smell of freshly baked bread or freshly mowed grass/lawn? Freshly baked bread!
      If you could delve into the life of one book and live it as if you were a character in it (not necessarily the main one)…i.e. if the world of a book could be visited, which book would it be? (Ahhh…I can “see” this so clearly in my mind…hard to explain) Kerouac’s On the Road. Reading this book made me realise I was definitely born too late.
      Are you a good cuppa tea or perfectly brewed coffee person? Tea. Although strangely I only drink coffee at work.
      Most unusual food you have eaten (by your standards)? Squid? Octopus? I had some nice Ostrich steaks from your part of the world last week.
      Silly/weird question: Take your current state of mind – if you had to pick a piece of music to represent where you are right now…what would it be? Shiny Shiny (Bad times behind me) by Haysi Fantazee.
      Here’s a link to my favourite post. Feel free to delete it when you’ve had a look. I’m fairly sure this was the first post you ever looked at on my blog. Thanks for your friendship over the last twelve months!
      https://pfeifferfilmsandmegmovies.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/love-amongst-the-sleep-deprived/

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      1. Awesome answers! Thanks so much for your time and sharing a little about yourself. And…absolutely no problem about the delay.
        Hmmmm…Ostrich sounds good right now… 😉
        As for On the Road…I’ve been tempted to read it but have in my mind that it is a difficult read…is it? I did enjoy the movie (hope that is forgivable).

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        1. On the Road is quite an easy read, I devoured it in a couple of days.It doesn’t feature any of the sex that was in the movie, although Kerouac is very much “of his time” in the treatment of his female characters.

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      2. Wow…has it been 12 months? Can’t believe how times flies. Yes…that is the first post I looked at – I’ve just found my comment and it brought it all back 🙂 Feels like I wrote it yesterday. I remember reading that post and things became so much clearer about Addicted to Love.
        So, thank you to you too! It has been awesome sharing comments and reading your posts. Not to forget those of Maggie and Melanie.
        Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have an awesome week ahead.

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  2. Congrats, Catherine! I also like to keep an extensive record of my movie collection. The app that I use and highly recommend is My Movies Pro 2. Except for composer, it keeps track of all the things you keep in your spreadsheet as well. I have it on my android devices (I’m not sure if it’s in the Apple App Store or not) but it can also be accessed on desktop. It sounds like that would be right up your alley! I know I just sounded like an ad for the app but I use it all the time and really enjoy it.

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      1. So…turns out I used to have this app on my laptop. I can’t remember why I gave up on it…possibly because of the SQL Server needed back in those days and I needed a different version for work. Now with all the mobile apps, I’ll download it.
        Oh, and I found myself typing in the majority of my DVDs as it didn’t pick them up…has it improved since?

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