Friday, October 26, 2007

Seven Random Facts

I was tagged by Hotfessional for this meme, so I'll give it a go. I'm not sure if I'll tag anyone, maybe I'll decide by the time I finish my seven facts.

The Rules
1. Link to your tagger and post the rules.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself, some random and some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of post and list their names.
4. Let them know they were tagged by a comment on their blog.

Okay, Seven Random Facts:
1. For my Group Communication class in college, my group made a video spoofing the movie Se7en, with the killer murdering people who broke the seven rules of group communication. We worked on it for about a month and the one guy in the group frickin memorized Se7en so that we could duplicate almost every scene and have nearly the exact same dialog. It turned out great and we got one of the other professors in the department to play the killer. He was stellar. To this day, I can't watch Se7en without thinking of our video.

2. My Five Favorite Films That No One Else Has Even Heard Of:
1. Frailty
2. Salton Sea
3. Man From Elysian Fields
4. Shade
5. Confidence

3. I think garbage cans and garbage bags are inherently dirty and I refuse to touch them. Brand new, I can touch a garbage can, but even brand new garbage bags are gross. I keep my office garbage can under my desk and move it with my feet when the cleaning crew puts it back in the wrong place. Rock takes out all the garbage in our house, but he does tease me about this.

4. I've had seven speeding tickets. Seven. Some things I'm just really hard-headed about.

5. I can spend more money in a bookstore than a clothing store. I can spend more money in a camera store than I make in a month. These are my two biggest weaknesses.

6. Two best books I've read in the last year:
What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman - cannot recommend highly enough.
Anybody Out There by Marian Keyes - I read it through three times before I could put it away.

7. I've kept a list of all the books I've read this year. It's the first time I've ever done that. I'm almost to 50 books. My goal for the year is 75. I think it's funny to have a goal for how many books to read.

Okay, I'm not going to tag anyone because it's Friday and it's time to go home. If you want to do the meme, feel free.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the book recommendations. I need something new.

BeckEye said...

I've been a horrible speeder all my life, but never got a speeding ticket. I got pulled over a couple of times, but always got off with a warning.

I have heard of "Frailty" and I liked it too. Nothing wrong with looking at Matthew McConaughey for 2 hours, and the plot was actually really interesting.

Shelly said...

Shelly - you're welcome! Be forewarned, though, Anybody Out There? is really sad. But it's great and I just couldn't let go of it. I would also recommend My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult and Empire Falls by Richard Russo.

Shelly said...

Beckeye - that's how I started, too. I got pulled two or three times before my first ticket and got off with just a warning. I think I always hoped it would go back to being just warnings. No such luck.

"Frailty" rocks. I hated Bill Paxton until I saw "Frailty". I was pleasantly surprised by his acting ability. And yeah, I'll never complain about two hours of Matthew McConaughey.

Alice said...

haaa i love that story about se7en! i'm about to participate in a group movie competition (where teams of ppl have to make a movie in a week) but i don't think we'll end up with anything quite so... what's the word... GOOD. ;-)

Shelly said...

Thanks Alice! The video was awesome, but making it was hell. We kept saying that our reward for finishing was going to be to kill memorizing boy. Oh! And I left out the best part - I got to play Morgan Freeman's character!

Good luck and have more fun with it than we did! Sounds like something you could really have a great time with!

Black Sheeped said...

I'm terrified of being pulled over and constantly drive the speed limit, if not under. Every other driver in the world HATES me.

Shelly said...

Hey black sheeped - well, at least you've never paid a lawyer to get you out of a speeding ticket. Or heard the breakdown of how much of the court costs go to the cops! Infuriating.

The Hotfessional said...

Hey Shelly! You won. Come see!

Shelly said...

Hot - WHoooohooooo!!!!! I *love* to win!

JMC said...

I know I'm EXTREMELY late in commenting on this, but I just found your blog from a comment you left on mine (Thanks!). I've seen Salton Sea, too. And I've heard of a couple of the other ones, but not all of them. Also, your #5 is exactly like me. Books and cameras - LOVE them!