Tuesday, August 28, 2012

MMM: Monday Movie Meme, Tuesday edition, with some whining thrown in because it's my blog and I can whine if I want to...

It's MMM at Nicole's place, The Madlab Post, and I for one feel like I've finally found a blogging kindred “best of intentions but real life DOES come first, meme or not” buddy. I met Nicole in January and it was friends at first sight, but the way both of our lives are going, it's like we're traveling very parallel (as in equally crazy) but different (everyone has different issues plaguing their priorities) paths that leave not as much time for our “me” as our “shoulds”. So she published her MMM Monday evening. Great. I'm publishing mine Tuesday morning (this is where you say great). I mean seriously, if Monday Night Football can have a special Thursday edition...

Today's theme of the meme (it's early, let me use some stupid puns, will ya'?) is missing. Haha! Ok, seriously, it is. Kidnapped or missing people.

This was the first movie I thought of because it's a recurring nightmare. Young child gets kidnapped during a crowd scene. It stars Mel Gibson and Renee Russo. And yes, someone who's been on my top five list* for years: Gary Sinise. Here's where the stolen picture from imdb would go...but I'm being a good girl. Click on “Ransom” though...and you'll be at imdb reading all about the movie. Seeing the picture, too.  That's true whenever I do a MMM, by the way. Click on title. Got it?

I loved this movie. But I wasn't rooting for them to find the husband, so sorry. I've got a serious crush on Russell Crowe, but five is a small number and since Bruce Springsteen's name is there in sharpie, never to be erased, I only have four working slots. (See foot note about top five game) Russell has occupied one, from time to time, depends on if he has a current movie out...yes, I'm fickle. It's my list though. I was rooting for the explosive chemistry between him and Meg Ryan. Did keep the movie interesting: satisfy the fans, kill of kidnapped husband, Meg and Russell run off together, leaving dangerous South America behind, or go with the Hollywood ending, find husband alive, family reunited, blah, blah, blah. I still recommend it!

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Here's where the movie part of the post ends and the whining part starts. Feel free to leave. I'm certainly not in the mood to listen to whining today...

I'm in some kind of mood this morning, aren't? Yup. It's called prednisone.

I'm sending you to the NIH sight. Be sure to scroll down to the long list of side effects – that's my point in sending you...if you're interested in exactly the level of hell I've been occupying since 8/5. I have 90% of those side effects, including the serious ones (yes, I've called my doctor.  I've had four appointments in 10 days...) And have two more weeks of fun ahead of me (at least). Call me crazy, which I am, but breathing is a priority. I have an old post on bed rest from 2010 you can read since you're not busy...or are the sympathetic sort and want to write me an email and say, “Oh poor baby.” I've been on bed rest for almost all of August except for three glorious days when I felt OK. I went to the grocery store. And the bank.

*If you haven't played the top five game, or heard of it, it's probably not for you since it's been around so long. I feel you deserve all the facts though, so I'll give the tame version: your top five celebrities of the gender you'd enjoy...spending some quality time with.*  Mine?  You want to know MY list?  Well, OK.

Bruce Springsteen
Ryan Reynolds
Gary Sinise
Ed Harris
Bill Murray

Yes.  I suppose that makes me weird.  Is that really news?


Tina said...
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Tina said...

and again
Tina @ Life is Good, My choices for today

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I can't do prednisone. Makes me crazy.
Gary Sinise is so underrated.

Kell said...
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sdk_2010 said...

Good choices. I chose Ransom aswell - here my choices. http://smurfdok.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/monday-movie-meme-270812/

Arlee Bird said...

When I took over as manager at the company branch that eventually closed up on me in 2009, the lady who had been in charge and got me acclimated to the place was on prednisone and it really did a number on her. We felt kind of bad for her, but then sometimes she could get so irritable and mean. After she finished breaking me in she moved up to the high desert to get away from the city. She really had some breathing problems. Hope you're not as bad as she was. Being able to breathe well is kind of nice.

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Rob Z Tobor said...

I don't know the films.... In fact I have never heard of them.... I don't get out much.

I can do a top five to meet though. It may change by tomorrow however I am fickle like that

Tom Waits
Steven Spielberg
Professor Brian Cox
James May
William Shatner

Brian Miller said...

yikeson the prednizone....oy, hope that clears up....smiles...have seen all of these..i like gary sinise as well...

mare ball said...

my parents both have reactions to prednisone - can't breathe, panic attacks, racing heart. Seems like it's a problem for MANY. Hope you can find a solution. I loved Ransom too. I was on the edge of my seat.

Nicole said...

I don't think I'll ever get enough of "Ransom"! I've watched that movie several times and would still watch it again...it's THAT good. Although I am a fan of Russell Crowe's work (Gotta love "A Beautiful Mind" and he made me cry in "Cinderella Man"), I've never watched "Proof of Life."

It looks like you and Dale aka the Smurfdok are on the same page with one of probably the most popular kidnap movies that come to peoples' mind and after watching it so many times, I'm now sitting here wondering why I didn't think of "Random" too! LOL

Good thing you guys came up with it...served as a pleasant reminder of a great good buy/bad guy movie.

Of all your Top Five picks, I would enjoy spending time with Gary Sinise and Ryan Reynolds...in that order.

klahanie said...

Hi Tina,
I'm just going to focus on one aspect of your article. I've never seen those movies and thus I cannot comment. Besides, they seem to frown upon us dogs attending the cinema.
I'm sending you peaceful, 'pawsitive' wishes that you continue to embrace all the positive resources and distractions on offer. Your verbalising via your blog is a most therapeutic resource.
Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star! xx

Inger said...

I'm not familiar with the films and I've never been on prednisone, it sounds pretty awful. Don't they have anything else that you can switch to? I hope you get this resolved.

Jenny said...

Prednisone is yucky.

I used to take Alka Seltzer GOLD to help combat the effects of it.

I don't know if that works for everybody, but my naturopath at that time recommended it.