April 15, 2018

Sunday Stealing: The Movies

1. Have you ever had a movie both totally captivate and complete confuse you? Maybe one or two have confused me.  But apparently they did not make much of an impression on me because I cannot remember them.  I have always been captivated by Gone With The Wind.

2. When watching a movie, do you prefer things all laid out or to have to 'hunt for your own clues' along the way? I don't mind looking for a clue or two since I do not like surprises.

3. Do you want an ultimate ending to your movie or do you prefer to have it open for conjecture and discussion. It totally depends on what the movie is about. There are many movies that need to just end and be done, while there are still some that should be open for discussion.

4. Do you talk during a movie (preferably one in your home, not in the theater)? I do talk during a movie. Thank goodness for the pause button. I am also guilty of talking during a movie at the theater.  One must say "excuse me" when getting up to go to the restroom.

5. Have you ever seen a blockbuster movie and not get what was so great about it? Many times!

6. What book frightened you as a young person? "It" by Stephen King.  I hate clowns.

7. If you had to become a ‘living book (i.e. able to recite the contents of a book cover to cover upon request – reference Fahrenheit 451), what book would it be?  Gone With The Wind

8. What movie or TV show scared you as a kid? I cannot think of any TV shows that scared me. As far as movies, The Exorcist (1973) scared me. 

9. What movie (scary or otherwise) will you never ever watch? The Twilight series or the Fifty Shades series.  Both are very boring to me.

10. Do you have any phobias? I have claustrophobia and thanatophobia.

11. What's the happiest thing to ever happen to you? My children being born.

12. What's the saddest thing to ever happen to you? My son dying.

13. What's the thing that got you the most angry in your life? Lots of things. I do my best to not stress about those things and carry on with life.

14. What's the most frightening thing to ever happen to you? Hearing my son had cancer and knowing it would kill him.

15. What's the most unbelievable thing to happen to you in your life? I know I sound like a broken record, but the death of my son was one of the most unbelievable things to happen to me.  I never thought I would outlive either of my children.


  1. Stephen King scared the bejesus out of me, too!

  2. Outliving your child is a special kind of loss. I am sorry you experienced it.

  3. I'm sorry you have to experience outliving your son, too. I can't imagine your pain and I imagine that contributes greatly to your phobia. I hope you can find peace in something since we really can't escape it.

  4. It surprises, and very much saddens me, how many of us in this little community have lost children. At least 3...maybe 4 of us, which seems a high number in such a small community. The reason I know about thanatophobia is from the movie "The Loved One." Did you ever see it? Liberace at his finest! LOL. I think it's the embalmer who is named Aimee Thanatogenous.


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