Too Many to Narrow Down

This should be easy, right?  I mean who knows more about what I like the best than me?  So, I sat down to answer a FPQ post with my own response.  But favorites I find to be a little hard.  Bear with me and I will try to narrow down my likes to just a few for this list. Fandango asks…

Let’s have some fun this week. Or what I hope you’ll think is fun. My question is simple. It’s all about favorites. If you were asked to name your absolute favorite in each of the following categories, what would they be:

  • Song
  • Musical artist or group
  • Book
  • Author
  • Movie
  • Television show
  • Movie or TV actor (male & female)
  • Stage play or musical
  • Live concert

Remember, I’m looking for your all-time favorite in each of these categories.

I have to say, even though the marriage ended “You Made It Beautiful” by The Oak Ridge Boys was our first dance song and holds a special place in my heart.  But there are two others.  I wrote some lyrics a friend put music to and sang.  That CD is so special.  My all-time favorite though, for more than thirty-five years, is a song by a regional band who I would go see play in my late teens and twenties.  The song is “Too Old To Cry” and sadly it does bring tears on occasion.  The writer and lead singer has lost a fight with cancer so I will never hear the song performed in an auditorium like I have always dreamed.  But Tasty Nickel will never die in my heart!

No band can ever knock Queen out of my number one place in my list… I don’t think anyway.

So many good books out there.  The first one that really had a physical reaction from was No Language But A Cry about a girl horribly abused by her father who could not speak for many years.  I cried too.  The Xanth series is just good fun.  But the one book I really remember being drawn into and hard to put down lately was Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill.  And a friend or two have had books published… those are very special too.

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Consistently the author that draws me in and keeps me entertained and on the edge of my seat would be Dean Koontz. 

Here again there are so many.  Short and sweet answer… The Color Purple.

I have a few series collections on DVD and watch them from time to time.  I would have to say though the one that had the best laughs, drama and powerful messages was M*A*S*H. 

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I don’t have to think too hard for the actor… Robin Williams.  He could do comedy so well, but also did some great dramas… his One Hour Photo character gave me the shivers.  As for the actress, this one is harder.  It is kind of a toss up between a half dozen women.  I will just randomly pick… Sally Field.  Once again, a comedy and drama range.  I will never forget her Norma Rae performance.

I have had to pleasure to see a few shows live – Wicked, Cats, Rent, Hamilton… if I have to pick just one it would be Wicked – costumes, music and performances were all top rate.

Who can narrow down live concerts to just one favorite?  I have the concert I went up on stage during, the once in a lifetime Farm Aid all day concert, seeing a Beatle live – Paul McCartney.  If I have to be honest, the one that stands out the most is the one where we saw the Oak Ridge Boys from the front row, and I spent half the show “flirting” with the guitarist Steve… he handed me his stage towel after the show.  That was a lot of fun!

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If you made it to the end of my rambling and are still here thanks for reading!  Sorry this is late posting for the prompt, but as usual I am behind on my reading.  Thanks for the fun and challenging questions Fandango!

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Written for Fandango’s Provocative Question (FPQ) #188

(A2Z) Ready to Rock?

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REO Speedwagon, Ray Charles, Rupaul, Rascal Flatts… R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A., Radar Love, Raspberry Beret, Rebel Yell… Rhythm, radio, recorder, roadies… really want to relax with one of these.

I earlier mentioned my love of musicals during the letter F… this is one of my all-time favorites, Rent!  The music is good, the story is heartbreaking but good.  I have seen the movie and a touring stage production.  Both have their own merits and are better in their own way.  Just don’t ask me to pick a favorite.

By far my favorite part is when they go into the diner and sing “La Vie Boheme.”  A close second is the introduction to Angel – “Today for You.”  And you can’t dismiss the opening and closing song of the musical, “Seasons of Love.”   It is all good, music, dance, acting… now I must get out my DVD!

Blogging A to Z April Prompt

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q

The Fall Tag

Tag, I’m it!  LOL!  I would actually like to thank Discovering Your Happiness for tagging me it this autumn event.  Please go check out her blog it is full of wonderful ideas!

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Rules:

Put the tag badge and rules in your post.

Answer the 10 fall-related questions.

Tag at least 5 other bloggers to join in the fun!

  1. What’s your favourite fall outfit?

Jeans and a nice soft warm sweatshirt

  1. What is fall weather like where you live?

We have our share of rain and wind to knock the leaves out of the trees.  Temperatures can range from a warm 70° F day to a frosty night in the 20’s.  Into November we can have snow quite often.

  1. Your favourite drink to have in the fall?

Hot spiced apple cider.  Fix a big pot of it on the stove and sip it all day long.  Yum!

  1. Does your family have any fall traditions?

We answer the door with goodies in hand for trick or treaters each year and in November celebrate Thanksgiving.

  1. What are some activities and events you enjoy going to in the fall months?

Every year my daughter and I go to a local craft fair in November to do a little shopping and idea gathering.

  1. What’s your favourite fall-scented candle?

Probably apple pie or an apple spice

  1. Tell us about one of your favourite fall memories.

It is not one clear memory, but the many years I would see my daughter trick or treating as a young child, she had so much fun.

  1. What are some fall movies you enjoy watching?

My boyfriend and I try to fill October with a lot of scary movies for the Halloween season.

  1. What’s your favourite fall treat?

Any kind of baking.  The weather is cool enough once again to have the oven on for a batch of cookies, cakes or bread.  And I always get my maple flavored nuts at the craft fair in November.

  1. If you celebrated Halloween, what’s the best costume you’ve worn?

I would have to say one of the best ones was either the family project of the pizza or the box of popcorn.  Both came out great.

 

Now I am supposed to tag 5 people… instead I tag everyone!  Tag, you are all it!  I just hate to leave anyone out or make someone who is too busy feel bad if they can’t do it.  Please answer the questions, have fun with it and have a lovely autumn!