Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My Top 3

So.  Yesterday, I was visiting one of my favourite bloggers, Raven, and she was doing this “Top 3” thang that I thought looked like a lot of fun. 

Now, I know I’m not supposed to quote the Raven, but she said she thinks you can tell a lot about a person by their top 3 choices in life.  I totally agree.

So that’s what you’re getting today.  My Top 3.  Enjoy.

Top 3 Movies

  • Top Gun
  • Signs
  • A Time To Kill


(Honourable mentions to go The Little Mermaid, Blue Hawaii, White Squall, Dirty Dancing, and Jerry Maguire.)

Yes.  I like me some Tom Cruise.  My older sister was a little bit obsessed with him as a teen, and she watched Top Gun.  Like, a lot.  Hence, I watched Top Gun a lot too.  And to this day, I still think it’s one of the best.movies.ever.  As for Signs, it’s my favourite of the M. Night Shyalaman (or whatever the heck his name is) flicks.  Makes me think, every time.  And gives me the creeps.  Double bonus.   A Time To Kill - it was one I shared with my dad.  Very rarely could I pick a movie that he actually liked, but that one?  He loved it.  I still do.  (And it was back when Matt McConaughey was young and sexy instead of aging and skeezy…)

Top 3 Actors

  • Tom Cruise
  • Bruce Willis
  • Channing Tatum


(Honourable mentions go to Ryan Gosling, Josh Hartnett, Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, and Mark Wahlberg.)

I know, I know.  Tom Cruise is crazy.  Whatever.  I love him, despite the crazy.  And as I shared A Time to Kill with my dad, I share Bruce Willis with my mom.  We quite enjoy him.  (We joke that we only go to the theatre for Bruce – we once saw Armageddon, The Sixth Sense, and The Whole Nine Yards in a very short span of time.)  Now, I realize Channing Tatum might not have the years of experience behind him, but if Channing Tatum is in it… I’m going.  End of story.

Top 3 Actresses

  • Sandra Bullock
  • Katherine Heigl
  • Connie Britton


(Honorable mention to Drew Barrymore and Michelle Pfeiffer.)

I could talk about boys all damned day, but I honestly don’t pay much attention to actresses.  However, a quick scan of my DVD shelf shows a lot of Bullock and a lot of Heigl.  (Plus, KH is my twin, so I had to  pick her. ha!)  And then, there’s Connie Britton…maybe not so famous, but I’m watching Friday Night Lights on DVD these days, and I adore her, y’all.  (I’m saying that in my Connie-Britton-as-Tami-Taylor twang, fyi.)  I know she played the same role on the big-screen version too.  Girl is awesome.

Top 3 Country Singers

  • Tim McGraw
  • Martina McBride
  • Keith Urban


(Honourable mentions to a hundred billion others, but most especially right now, Chad BrownleeJ’adore.)

Holy mother of pearl, that was next-to-impossible to pick.  I love me lots of different kinds of music, but country is near and dear to my heart, and choosing just 3?  Tough.  REALLY tough.  But I went back in my mind and tried to think of what CDs have got the most play out of my collection, and those three singers stand the test of time for me.  I had to do a toss-up between Keith Urban and Kenny Chesney, but what it came down to was the hair.  I prefer Keith’s.  But  I don’t hold Kenny’s baldness against him, promise.

Top 3 TV Shows

  • Friends
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Sex & The City

tv shows

(Honourable mentions to Friday Night Lights and The Big Bang Theory.)

Friends is always in steady rotation in my DVD player.  When Season 10 ends, we start all over again.  They still crack me up on a daily basis.  Grey’s has provided me with so much hotness over the years that I can’t help but rank it as an all-time favourite.  Plus, I just really think it’s a good combo of funny, touching, and dramatic.  And I didn’t start watching SATC until after it was all over, but I quickly became good friends with Carrie, Samantha, Miranda & Charlotte.  Love it.  They have taught me A LOT.

Top 3 Travel Destinations

  • Ireland
  • Hawaii
  • Cuba


I have done very little travelling in my lifetime… So I’m considering it my Top 3 places I dream of going to.  The only one I’ve actually been to is Cuba, and I loved it there, I’d go back in a heartbeat.  Ireland and Hawaii?  Hopefully someday…

Top 3 Books

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  • The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins


(Honourable mentions to anything by Emily Giffin, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, and…yes…the Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.)

That was also really, really tough.  I went with selections that I remember not being able to put down – books I whirled through within a few days (but were of a slightly higher caliber of writing than 50 Shades…)  And also, they were stories that did not leave me immediately.  I still think about The Kite Runner.  Things that happened in that book can still make me feel sick to my stomach.  To have that kind of impact on me?  I consider that a damned good book…

Top 3 Curse Words

  • Fack
  • Gaddammit
  • Mothertrucker

OK, those are the blog-friendly versions.  I swear a lot.  More than my mother would like.  Meh.  I work with 35 men.  What do you expect?!

Alrighty.  So what are YOUR Top 3?  And what do you think my choices say about me??  (go easy)


Jodie said...

Love this!! I'm so gonna do this! Love me some Channing and Tim! :)

Magical Mystical MiMi said...

Tom Cruise? Really?? Whack job.. Just sayin'.. And he looks like a human hawk - beady eyes, big nose. Think about it. ;) Other than him, your top 3's are awesome. Sandra Bullock and Katherine Heigl def. wins. And I do so love me some Tim McGraw. Best concert ever. My daughter took me to see him when we lived in Idaho. Outdoor concert, moon n' stars.. It was amazing...

Kara said...

Well I am glad we agree on Tom Cruise, but you missed one of my favourite actresses of all time - Julia Roberts.

VandyJ said...

I can go with a lot of these. I like the young Tom Cruise--not the aging "action" actor he's become.
I just might have to borrow this one--it looks fun, but I may have trouble narrowing down my favorites.

HickChickBritt said...

I am so stealing this! We have pretty different tastes. I do love Sandra Bullock, Katherine Heigel and Chad Brownlee. I like looking at Channing Tatum, but I don't think I have ever seen him act. This is probably going to take me a while to come up with this list, since I don't watch a ton of movies or tv. Hmm oh well it will be fun anyway.

Nicole said...

Very cool. We have very similar tastes although I'm trying to drop the F-bomb so I say Fudge a lot just so I don't say the real word. I'm getting better and then I slip up.