Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WWTKW: Books, movies, music… my kind of Q&A!

It’s been a while since I took part in We Want to Know Wednesday with Scriptor and Kenzie.  But this week, I just couldn’t resist – these questions are right up my alley!


1. Are you a football fan? If so, which team are you rooting for?

Oh, I’ve tried to be a football fan.  Really, I have.  As a kid, I never understood the game, despite (probably mildly) valiant attempts to learn the ins & outs.  Finally, in my early adult years, my brother broke it down in a way I could grasp, and I swore then and there that I would become a football fan.  I mean, I love the movie & TV show Friday Night Lights, I love big burly hot men, and I love a good sporting event in a big stadium…so how could I not love football?


But it’s just never worked.  My favourite football team and players remain fictional.

I’ve never found a real team or player to latch on to, and thus, my football fandom has basically been relegated to “the big games”, like the Grey Cup and Superbowl.  And mostly, just because of the half-time show and the snacks.

I don’t even know who is playing in this year’s Superbowl.

2. What is one movie you could watch over and over and not get tired of?

Top Gun.  OK, not like I watch it a hundred times a year or anything, but I’m pretty sure it is the movie I’ve watched the most times during my life thus far, and it just never gets old.  Love me some Maverick!


I’ve always watched Dirty Dancing and Grease a lot over the years, but I don’t think either of them come close to the number of times I’ve watched Top Gun.

3. Are there any books you've read lately that you would recommend?

Hmmm… this is a toughie, because I haven’t been madly in love with any books lately.  I feel like I’ve been in a reading rut.  It’s been forever since I got totally caught up in a book that I felt like I just couldn’t put down.

The two most recent that I really enjoyed were “Me Before You” by Jojo Moyes, and “Where We Belong” by Emily Giffin.  Fairly light chick lit, but I really enjoyed both authors and the storylines were interesting and entertaining.


 where we belong book

But honestly, the last time I felt totally sucked in by a book was the second novel in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series, “The Girl Who Played With Fire”.  I have the third book in my possession, but haven’t had the opportunity to read it yet.  It’s next on my list to read … just as soon as I’m done this book club selection that I’m reading right now!

girl who played with fire

4. What is currently your favorite song?

Another toughie… because I have quite a few on my list right now that I’m loving!  Ellie Goulding’s “Burn”, Kacey Musgraves’ “Follow Your Arrow”,  Britney Spears’ “Perfume”, Luke Bryan’s “Drink a Beer”… but I’ll go with my 2014 Anthem, “The Best Day of My Life” by American Authors.  Just adds a little pep to my step!! :)

5. What's your favorite way to pass time?

Lately, that would be watching TV and or/movies.  Specifically, those 8 million episodes of Criminal Minds that I PVR’d over the holidays, intermingled with a little Dexter.  And working on my puzzle while I watch them.  Absolutely my favourite way to put in an evening right now.



Happy Wednesday, friends! :) 


Anonymous said...

For me it's the Seattle Seahawks for the Superbowl win! And it was "Goose" for me in 'Top Gun' AND I LOVE song! I'd not heard it before this morning. Love, love, love it! Thanks for sharing! Happy Wednesday! :D

VandyJ said...

Rooting for the Seahawks cause I hate Denver. Long story.
I have seen Top Gun tons of times, but for fun and interaction, I love Mamma Mia, even with the cheesy singing.

Jo said...

That is such a cool song!

Nicole said...

This year's superbowl is between Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos :) Prior to this year I roughly understood the game but still had issues... but this year it all clicked for me :)

Anonymous said...

Good answers! Thanks for playing along.