Tuesday, January 22, 2008

You asked...

I thought that I would just start answering the questions in the order that they were asked. In order to not have a mega long post. I will only answer a few at a time. So here we go…

Wendy of An Iowa Mom asks 4 questions…

What is my ONE favorite movie, song, book, and thing…and why?

As I contemplated all the different movies that I have seen in my lifetime it was a little difficult to actually pick just one. My parents owned 3 video stores when I was young, and I think my love in movies has been instilled in me from birth. I seriously can watch movies all day long! As strange as it may seem to some who have seen this movie, one of my favorites is Brokedown Palace. It is about 2 girls who go change their plans of taking a Senior trip to Hawaii and go to Thailand instead. They end up getting framed for drug trafficking, and are placed in a prison that people have nicknamed the Brokedown Palace. There is something about the movie where I can’t help but put myself in their place each time. I wonder how I would react if put in the same situation. Without fail, each time I watch it, I am brought to tears by the ending. I always wonder if I would be strong enough to make such a sacrifice for another.

As for songs…I again have many favorites. I decided to take the classical route with this one. The one song that without fail always gets me going is Atonin Dvorak’s New World Symphony. When I was a junior in High School I made regional Orchestra and this was one of the songs that we played. I don’t know what it is, but this song just fills me with so much energy. I think it was brilliantly written, and always brings me back to the time when I played it myself. Here is a playlist with the song. I also included the other song that we played in regionals that year. I love them both.



My favorite book would have to be The Last Valentine by James Michael Pratt. I read this book a good ten years ago, but can read it over and over again. It has such a great message of love, and enduring love. It is a fictional story, but can give you a deeper understanding of what it really means to love another not only romantically, but in every day relationships.

My favorite thing in the world? Hmmm…that really is a loaded question of which I could come up with plenty of answers. I will settle on my answer being CHOCOLATE, or more importantly Chocolate with Peanut Butter. I truly think the combination is the most heavenly thing in the world! Mmmmm

There are plenty of more questions that I will be working on so stay tuned!

BTW--I can't get the player to work right, but if you click on the part that says "Launch Standalone Player" it will bring the songs up for you. Enjoy listening. :)

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Andrea said...

Love your answers & getting to know you better!

I haven't seen that movie or read that book, but love the classical music. I played violin in school too & am totally hooked on classics. I love William Tell Overture (and it's so funny how that lady on youtube did the Mom Song with it).

LOOOOVVVEEEE chocolate & peanut butter too!! It's the best combination!!!

Within These Walls said...

It's fun to get to know you a little better. I really liked the Last Valentine too. I went on to read his other books too.

sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

good morning crystal,
very neat. and thanks also for telling about that movie. never noticed it before. great day hon, kathleen

Casey said...

Crystal, I love that movie too! It one of the movie's that just makes me think! About everything, what would I do, and do I really want to go their on vacation, and.. "are people really that stupid"? but I know the answer to that :) good movie!

The Earls said...

I totally love that song too! And for exactly the same reason! How funny. I loved playing it for regionals, I think we played it that year in orchestra too, if I'm not mistaken.

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