Kicking off the week with
This Blogfest is the baby of Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh and you can see who else is participating here.
It's a simple one (which is why I jumped on board). The rules:
List your favorite genre of:
And a guilty pleasure genre from any of the three categories!
Okay, when I got down to it, I realized simple doesn't necessarily mean easy. Picking from all the genres I enjoy in these categories was tough. But here's what I came up with and why.
Movie: Romantic Comedy
When I go to the movies I just want to be entertained. I don't want to have to work too hard. Plus, I think the Romantic Comedies fit the standard two hour time frame better than some other genres.
Runner up: Action/Adventure - for the same reasons.
With a book, I'm willing to work a little harder. I want to engage "those little gray cells", follow the twists and turns, try to figure out where the author is taking me before we get there, and be surprised at the end.
Runner up: Pretty much everything else - I just like to read.
Music: Golden Oldies (50's and 60's)
What can I say? That's my era. We didn't have a zillion different categories back then. Rock & roll was rock & roll. And folk music was mixed right in.
Runner up: Broadway show music - I love theatre.
Guilty Pleasure: Animated Children' Movies
From the classics (Bambi, Lady and the Tramp) to more recent (Up, Finding Nemo), I'll try to find a kid to take with me but I'm not above going by myself.
Runner up: Old movies from the 30's and 40's. Tracy and Hepburn, The Thin Man, Bing and Bob On the Road to...wherever, and early Hitchcock.
Please hop over to Alex's blog to see the list of participants and check out some other bloggers' favorites.
And I'd love for you to leave me a comment and tell me yours.
Groaner of the Day: (Hey, I haven't tortured you with one of these for a while.)
King Ozymandias of Assyria was running low on cash after years of war with the Hittites. His last great possession was the Star of the Euphrates, the most valuable diamond in the ancient world. Desperate, he went to Croesus, the pawnbroker, to ask for a loan.
Croesus said, "I'll give you 100,000 dinars for it."
"But I paid a million dinars for it," the King protested. "Don't you know who I am? I am the king!"
Croesus replied, "When you wish to pawn a Star, makes no difference who you are."