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So this is the problem with blogs.  It’s like what our mothers told us when Facebook came out.  “Once you put something on the Internet, you can never get it back”.  Well that’s what I did.  I went and talked all about my favorite movies.  And what did I do?  I LEFT OUT MY FAVORITE ONE!!!!

So, to pay homage to the greatest movie of all time, and to punish myself for omitting it, it shall have its own post.  Ladies and gentlemen (since I know you care…) my all time favorite movie:

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Gosh, what a great movie.  I hope I get to dance with Patrick Swayze in Heaven one day.  That would be amazing.  I have the soundtrack on vinyl.  I dance to it while I’m cleaning.  William walked in one day to me dancing around with the duster to the record player on full volume.  He said he could hear it at the street.  Oops.

That’s all I have for you.  I would like to apologize to Baby for ‘putting her in a corner’ and forgetting her.  To make up for it, I watched and danced to movie last night.  🙂

Do y’all have movies that you watch over and over again?  I certainly do.  I, sadly, take it to the extreme.  For example, as I am writing this blog post, I am watching one of my favorites for the second time, this evening.  So sad.  I just cannot help myself.  They are my go-to’s.  I am sure that someone would disagree or tell me they aren’t worth watching once much less three thousand times, but frankly I don’t care.  They make my heart so happy.

So here they are, in no particular order, because I couldn’t begin to rank them if it meant my life:

  1. Sabrina
  2. Steel Magnolias
  3. You’ve Got Mail
  4. My Fair Lady
  5. Jumpin’ Jack Flash

As far as Sabrina goes, the 1995 version with Harrison Ford is my favorite.  I do love the 1954 rendition with Audrey Hepburn, but I fell in love with Harrison Ford as Linus Larrabee when I was about 7 and it was over for me!  (I will be honest, for as much of an old-timer as I am, it does frighten me a bit that in this scenario I prefer Harrison Ford to Humphrey Bogart.  YIKES!  What is wrong with me?!)

Steel Magnolias.  In my opinion, it is the quintessential Southern movie.  Gosh I love it.  So, so much I love it.  So many wonderful lines from it.  My favorite has to be, “Well, you know what they say: if you don’t have anything nice to say about anybody, come sit by me!”

If you know me at all, you know that I would give my left arm and leg to BE Kathleen Kelly in You’ve Got Mail.  The first time The Shop Around the Corner comes on the screen my heart just melts.  Every time.  It is my dream to own my own children’s books store.  I will say, I do not miss hearing that AOL dial tone each time I sign into my email.  Ha!

Hands down my favorite Audrey Hepburn movie.  My Fair Lady.  Fantastic.  BEYOND fantastic.  A movie AND a musical?!  I do not think it gets any better than that.  Rex Harrison as Henry Higgins gets me every time.  I love him.

And last, but certainly not least.  My hidden gem.  Jumpin’ Jack Flash.  This one I got from my mother who also loves this movie.  It came out the same year that I was born and I watch it at least 10 times a year.  I am quite certain that this is one of those movies that has more sentimental value than anything.  I’ve asked friends to watch it with me in the past and their love for it has not equaled mine.  Sadly, it makes me question their sense of judgement.  Who doesn’t love Whoopi with corn rows, yellow high tops, and a cheesy KGB plot?!

In case you were wondering, it’s Sabrina that I’m now watching for the second time this evening.  William just came in from class and I refuse to tell him this is round two because he’ll turn it off.  First go around though, he knows better than to turn them off.  Shhh…don’t tell him!

I’m about the most inconsistent blogger ever.  I can attribute my inconsistency to a lot of things, most of which I am ok with taking priority over a blog.  Some I am not.  I have realized my trouble is I have no real purpose in blogging.  I am not documenting a child’s life, I’m not promoting a business, I’m not altering the course of history in any way.  I’m just writing when I have something to write, which, for my OCD nature, purposeless writing often becomes more frustrating than it is rewarding.

Alas, the other side of my OCD nature kicks in that reminds myself that I do not like things to go unfinished.  The main reason that while watching ‘You’ve Got Mail’ for the 3,021st time last night I picked up a cross stitching project I’ve had going for about two years to keep my hands busy.  I take the cake for being the most complex while simultaneously uncomplex creature God ever set his mind to.

There is a blog that I read that posted an update the other day.  Its first since October.  I was elated.  I love reading her blog posts.  I am now realizing that I, too, have not posted since October of last year. So much has happened since October.  We are five months closer to William finishing graduate school (he finishes in May or June…I should know, but I cannot remember).  We spent Thanksgiving and Christmas at home in Texas with our families.  I went Christmas crazy on our house again.  No glitter though, William vetoes all Christmas decor with glitter.  We had company staying with us for the first 16 days of 2013.  And most recently, we’ve bought a new car and we’re headed to LA in 9 short days!

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Our new wheels! 2013 Toyota Rav4!

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Here she is from the front!

And here she is from the back!

And here she is from the back!

I am so thankful we were able to buy this car!!  We have had one car since moving to Portland and it has been very tough.  I know that a HUGE part of the US population lives as a one car household, however, when you grow up in the South in cities that are not bike/walking friendly, you’re really used to having your own set of wheels.

My sweet husband is such a trooper.  I drive at least three days a week for my job so there was no question who was getting the car when we consolidated to one before moving to Portland.  He diligently rode his bike all year last year in the rain and cold.  So glad he’s not going to have to do that any longer!

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In nine short days, we’re headed to L.A.!  This will be my first visit to CA that I can remember!! Apparently I went when I was a young child, but that doesn’t count because I don’t remember it! William and our dear friend, Eric Trine, are having a show together (read about it here) at Poketo in downtown LA.  I’m taking a few extra days off and Heather (Eric’s wife, aka one of my favorite people on this Earth) is going to show me all of the awesome places in L.A.!!

So much happening in our little life.  I have a craft project nearing completion that I hope to be able to share soon.  I’m pretty proud of it, not going to lie.  Other than that, life is the same here at Dixieland Delight!