Favorite Revisited II – 31:14

{If you’re new this is a Monday favorite revisited post, written for 31 Days – A Compendium of Favorites.  Click here for all the 31 Days posts.  If you’ve been following along, thanks for coming back.}

Last Friday I compiled a list of eight of my favorite movies.  Movies that I have and will watch multiple times.  I chose one of those movies to watch again this weekend.  None of them were available on Netflix, so I went with one I had. I do not have copies of all my favorites – this must be remedied!

I chose to watch You’ve Got Mail.  You can access a fun little interactive site with interesting information about New York as it relates to the movie here.

newyorkfallquoteI have been thinking about why this movie rates as a favorite.  To me it has a timeless charm that I never tire of.  Of course, it’s a given that I’m a romantic.  But it is more than the romance that draws me to this movie.

I love Kathleen Kelly’s apartment.  I paused the movie in one scene so I could figure out how her apartment is laid out.  I love all the bookshelves, the large windows, the detail on the molding and woodwork, her decorating style – all of it.

I love the Little Shop Around the Corner.  What book lover wouldn’t want a little shop like that to browse in?  It has an old fashioned charm.  It is a landmark that has always been there.  That she closed the shop because of the big box book store was actually my least favorite part of the movie. They should have found a way to keep the shop.  I have always dreamed of owning such a shop.

The Hooked on Houses Blog has a post from 2009 that gives the plot of the movie and shows lots of pictures.

Even though I’ve never been to New York, I love the energy of the city that comes through in the movie and how you see the gentle side of New York.  It almost made me want to live there.  If I could afford the rent.

The characters in the movie were likable as well. I loved the closeness Kathleen had with her employee’s.  They were her family and you knew she cared more about them, than she did the bottom line.  Even Joe Fox, who is the reason she has to close her shop, has redeemable qualities and from the beginning you are rooting for them to find each other and live happily ever after.

And the quotes.  The writing is good.  Some of my favorite quotes are from this move.

“I go on line, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: You’ve got mail. I hear nothing, not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beat of my own heart. I have mail. From you.”  Kathleen Kelly

“When you read a book as a child, it becomes a part of your identity in a way that no other reading in your whole life does.” – Kathleen Kelly

Joe Fox( discussing the significance of the NY152 handle and what it means) – “Mr. 152 Felony indictments.”

Kathleen Kelly – ” Mr. 152 insights into my soul.”

“The odd thing about this form of communication is that you’re more likely to talk about nothing than something. But I just want to say that all this nothing has meant more to me than so many somethings.” – Kathleen Kelly

Joe Fox – “Don’t cry, Shopgirl. Don’t cry.”

Kathleen Kelly – “I wanted it to be you. I wanted it to be you so badly.” – Kathleen Kelly

Kathleen Kelly – “I love daisies.”

Joe Fox – “You told me.”

Kathleen Kelly –  “They’re so friendly. Don’t you think daisies are the friendliest flower?”

My husband watched this movie with me.  And when Joe said the line about the bouquet of pencils, Rocky looked over at me with that little knowing smile and a nod of his head as if to say, “see, that is your favorite line”.  He knows me pretty well and he will watch my favorite movies with me even when there is a game he’d rather be watching.  That might just be my favorite of all, about this or any movie.

Re-watching in grace,

Teresa (aka Sadie Grace)

PS – How appropriate that my 100th post is about one of my favorite movies!  Happy 100th to me.  

Favorite Movies – 31:11

Movies.  I love a good movie; mostly chick flicks. And I realize in the case of movies, good is a relative term.  Your good may be my bad and likewise.  If you read through my list of favorite movies you will not find anything more profound than Mary Poppins.  I’m OK with that.  I know I can be deep and profound when I need to be.

With movies, I tend to lean more to the romantic comedy with the occasional children’s movie thrown in, which some might say is shallow.  I’m OK with that.  I watch movies for the pure entertainment and that little happy glow when they all live happily ever after.  They are my escape from reality.  I also like movies for the little bits of my dreams I see in them.

I have enjoyed a lot of movies and this list could probably contain more than eight, but for today this is a list of my favorite movies in no particular order. To make this list it had to be a movie I have seen more than once or twice.  A movie that I would sit down now and watch again and then again tomorrow if you wanted me to watch it with you.

I plan to re-visit one of these movies this weekend and write about it in Monday’s post.  So stay tuned.  You might catch a glimpse of why it is on my favorites list.  I may even learn something about myself.  Maybe you too will be inspired to watch a good movie this weekend, even one of mine.

Green Card 

Baby Boom 

You’e Got Mail 

Funny Farm 

Dirty Dancing 

The Taming of the Shrew 

Mary Poppins 

The Holiday 

Five Question Friday

There is a blog that hosts a link party called Five Question Friday (I know, it is now technically Sunday).  I decided to answer this week’s questions just for fun and because I hadn’t posted for a week.  If you want to see other bloggers answers or link up you can visit My Little Life and join in on the fun.

The Five Questions:

If you were going to be stuck on a deserted island, which 5 books, movies, people and foods would you take along?

Books:   The Bible, Forsaking All Others by Emilie Loring,  Margin by Dr Swenson, a hymn book, and a poetry anthology  (as a book lover narrowing down to five books is really hard, but I think this group could keep me well read and entertained until I was rescued).  I should probably have a blank journal type book, but maybe I can write my stuff on the margins and the blank pages in all the other books and maybe Ty can figure out how to make paper for me.  I’m sure this experience will result in a best seller.

Movies: Green Card, Baby Boom, You’ve Got Mail, Funny Farm, Mary Poppins

Petit Fours & Chocolate Chewies from The Fresh Market

Food:  Pizza (counts as one, right, even with several toppings), walnuts (have to get those omega threes), CHOCOLATE, tomato bisque soup, cheese, crackers.  I’m assuming there will be a freshwater source and plenty of fruit on this tropical island to add to my diet, thereby making it pretty balanced.

People: this one is harder, or maybe not so much.  I’d take my husband of course, he is my main support.  There are a lot of people that I love dearly that I wouldn’t take for various reasons, so I’m thinking the rest of my family could be safe at home, living their lives, praying for my safe return.  So, the other four that I would take – For survival etc I’d want a Doctor( Dr. Andrew Weil), a handyman (Ty Pennington), a comedian (Robin Williams or Chonda Pierce) and a minister (Billy Graham).  I would take these people for what should be obvious reasons.

What is your thought on year round school?

My first instinct as a former teacher is to say no, no, no – I like my three reasons for teaching – June, July and August (off that is).  However, as a former sort of Nanny for a couple of young girls that attended year round school I’d have to say that the schedule is really not that bad.  All their breaks (three that were three weeks and one that was five weeks)  were spread out in such a way as to feel balanced and the time off was about the same as a traditional school year.  So, I could probably do that.  And, it is probably better for the children.

What is your most embarrassing potty story? 

I’m sure I have many…

What’s the temperature where you are?

Cold, we did have sunshine today  – I think earlier I heard  Mr. Piano say it was 55 – that was probably during the warmest part of the day.  I had the inside temp on 73 and was still bundled up in blankets while I read a book.

Are you a winter/spring/fall/summer person?

Definitely Fall – that was the main reason (and the heat) that I was glad to move away from Florida.  Have to have my October blue skies and fire leaves. Fall is also one of the main reasons that I miss my beloved Tennessee mountains.  Spring would be a close second, if I needed a second runner up.

PicMonkey Collage

So, there you have it.  Feel free to leave a comment and tell me some of your answers to these questions.  And please don’t feel free to make me one of your five people as obviously I didn’t choose you – I wanted you safe at home.  I still love you very much though!  However, if you choose Mr. Piano, then I go with, can’t do without him.

Surviving in Grace,