I’m going to be honest; I didn’t think I was going to get this award. Since I haven’t been able to really contribute to the community at large thanks to both college and work full-time, I figure it would be awhile before this would happen, if ever. Well thanks Dan Dreher over at his blog , I have now been tagged with the Versatile Blogger award. Apparently he got my bribe . This is the first time I have ever been tagged for something like this and I am pumped because that means either you really like me or you ran out of ideas!
I know Dreher mostly from commenting here, and he’s always got some good thoughts. I also visited his site and we seem to share the same thoughts about movies, except he can write 900 times better than me which I fully accept. I would like to extend my internet hand out for an internet high five to Dan Dreher and his awesomeness. While I wait for him to return five me, here are the rules of this thing, in case you haven’t seen them (although at this point, you probably have):
Rule #1: Thank the person who gave you this award
Rule #2: Share 7 things about yourself
Rule #3: Pass the award along to fifteen other blogs who you have recently discovered and who you think fantastic for whatever reasons! (in no particular order)
Rule #4: Contact the blogs you picked and let them know about the award.
Alright, now that we’re set on the rules, let’s go to number two!
7 Facts About Me
1. Back in late middle school and into freshman year, I was obsessed with Lizzie McGuire because apparently I’m a teenage girl at heart. At the same time, I was an aspiring screen/TV writer so I put two passions into one and crafted a ten page treatment for “The Lizzie McGuire Movie” before Disney’s version came out. Not only that, I even wrote episode ideas for three seasons of the show that incorporated events from the fake movie. Essentially, I wrote a whole chunk of fan fiction. Even though it’s kind of creepy now thinking back on it, I am still proud of the work I put into it and in my heart, I totally know my movie would’ve blown theirs out of the water.
2. I was born in Chicago, IL in 86, moved to Shrewsbury, MA in 1993, then moved to Texas in 2006 for six weeks before coming back and moving to Cape Cod from 06-07. Then I ended back up in regular MA till earlier this year when I decided to give TX another shot and that’s where I reside now. In essence, I am a nomad by nature and am always planning where I’m going to go next.
3. I am my own worst critic and I guarantee that even if you find what I write interesting or good, I probably hate it and wished I never published it. There have been dozens of scripts, stories, and reviews I have written and promptly deleted because I thought they were absolutely horrible. Because of this, I have a very self depricating sense of humor and will constantly bash myself for no reason whatsoever.
4. I have been working for movie theaters since 2004 and even though I’m 23 and should get a real job, I don’t want to. I love the free movies and I love the chaos that a movie theater brings. I, however, do not wanna move up in the company so essentially I am working a dead end job.
5. I should have graduated college by now, but I haven’t stuck to the same college for more than a year so I keep losing credits during transfers. My current college, UNT in Denton, is my fourth and hopefully last…unless I decide to move again.
6. Jim Carrey, Crispin Glover, Paul Giamatti, and Jon Lovitz are four people I would cast in a heartbeat if I were making a movie. Even if they didn’t fit.
7. I find the “you have to watch all the classic movies” mentality of film critics to be annoying. I may not have the pedigree or have gone to film school, but that doesn’t make my opinion any less relevant. In fact, it makes it more relevant because for every person who has sat through The Seventh Seal, there’s a million who don’t know what that movie is even about. I like what I like and if that isn’t good enough for film snobs, they can suck it.
Tag! You’re It!
And now here’s where I tag people. It said fifteen, but I’m tagging five because I am still newish to the community and don’t know people as well as I should:
El Gringo at He Shot Cyrus (caaaaaaaaaan youuuuuuuuuuuuu diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig ittttttttttttttt?)
Big Mike at Big Mike’s Movie Blog (GAME. BLOUSES.)
Katie at The Stories That Really Mattered (Wanna stalk Colin Farrell with me?)
Steve and/or Brian at The Film Cynics (loving the podcast, love it even more if the check you sent me to say that didn’t bounce!)
Branden at Foolish Blatherings (thank you for liking Get Him to the Greek as much as I did, I am already in the process of making the outside of my house look like a F***ing werewolf)
Get to it dudes and dudettes! Thanks again! Here’s a music video to celebrate: