Saturday, February 06, 2010

knowing me, knowing you - february

I would just like to point out that I am getting this month's Knowing Me, Knowing You post up before I got a gentle reminder tweet from one of my bloggy BFF's the Widney Woman. I'm feeling pretty good about that one.

And now, the questions.....

1. The Olympics are right around the corner, are you planning on watching?

I actually enjoy the Olympics quite a lot. Winter or summer, it doesn't much matter to me. I will definitely be following the coverage.

2. Which is your favourite Olympic Winter sport?

Well the easy answer is figure skating. I used to follow it fairly closely and at one time could tell you who the top rated players were, but that was way back in the days of Nancy Kerrigan. I only ever really watched the pairs, dance and ladies. I never really followed the men. So I'll certainly be checking out the figure skating. And the hockey - c'mon I'm Canadian, I am obligated. I also really like the speed skating, luge and bobsled events. Oh and the ski jumping (I rock at ski jumping on the Wii and I thought about going out for the Olympic team, just based on my Wii top scores). And the snowboarding and downhill and... well heck I'll pretty much watch anything.

3. Okay you're in the candy store, what's the first thing you grab?

Well if they sell chocolate there, kit kat - no question. Heck that's the first thing I pick up when I go to the dollar store. Candy - I'm grabbing coke bottle gummies. Funny, I hate coke with every fibre of my being, but I can eat my weight in coke bottle gummies.

4. What is your favourite John Hughes movie? Not sure what movies he made? Well, first you should be ashamed of yourself and I'm not sure we can be friends anymore. Secondly, click the link and see his impressive list of films, you'll be surprised...... go ahead I'll wait.

This weekend I caught half of a documentary entitled, Don't You Forget About Me. The tagline explains it all - In 1991, filmmaker John Hughes disappeared from Hollywood. In 2008, four filmmakers went to find him. They interviewed a lot of people, from Joe Anybody to the stars of his movies to directors he had influenced. It was a really interesting documentary, I wish I had seen the entire thing. As for my favourite Hughes film.... well it would be easy to say the Breakfast Club, but then that seems like I'm short changing Christmas Vacation or Planes, Trains and Automobiles or Sixteen Candles. And then there's the original Vacation, which came out in '83, but we didn't see it until after my Dad had passed away a few years later and I remember watching it with my Mom and Uncle Dave with tears of laughter rolling down our faces because that moment..... that moment when Chevy Chase completely loses his shit... my Dad would have moments like that. And oh how we laughed because we remembered and it was a little bit like having him there. So Vacation is up there for me. Truthfully though, I have to go with The Breakfast Club. I'm not going to lie to you, I spend a large portion of my life quoting movies and The Breakfast Club is up there with The Hangover, Grease and Tommy Boy for the one I quote from the most. Plus it's just a great movie. And can you believe Mike had never seen it until a handful of years ago? He's a disgrace to his generation.

5. Okay you're going into the witness relocation program and you get to pick your new name, what will it be?

Princess Consuela Banana Hammock (bonus if you know what that's from).
Hmmm, what is with the tough questions I'm dishing out this week? Seriously! Ummm I don't know. Maybe Jenna. Could I pull off Jenna? Or Allie. Hmmm yeah... I think Allie.

So now the rules, they're pretty simple. Post your answers to these questions on your own blog in the next few days. Remember to link back here in your post and sign the Mr. Linky too, so we can all see what you have to say. Please make sure you link to your actual KMKY post and not your blog's front page. Any front page links will be deleted. And most importantly, have fun! Have suggestions for next months questions? Leave me a comment or send me an email and let me know.


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LOL! I almost asked about it yesterday. Thanks for posting!

Goofball said...

1) very little, I don't really watch sports and none of the winter sports are big or important in Belgium.

2) hockey I suppose. After all I did live in Canada for a while :p

3) a sour strap...nothing sweet

4)don't know john hughes

5) I have no boring is that?