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Tuesday’s Top 10: Biggest Tear-Jerkers

Tuesday’s Top 10: Biggest Tear-Jerkers

I am not a big movie person, but I can be quite emotional/sensitive sometimes when I watch them.  It seems like there are many movies that have made me cry but these are the ones over the years that really made an impact on me when I watched them for the first time.

1. Titanic

2. E.T.

3. Bambi

4. Forrest Gump

5. Beaches

6.  Steel Magnolias

7. Lion King

8. Big Fish

9. Green Mile

10.  A Walk to Remember

11.  My Life

12. My Girl

What are the saddest movies you have ever seen?

Indiana Jones!!

Indiana Jones!!

I went to see the new Indiana Jones movie last week and I loved it!!


I know it was cheesy in some parts, but then again, isn't that how all the old Indy Movies were too??!!

I was a huge fan of Indiana Jones as a kid.  Those movies were (collectively) one of the 12 movies I was able to watch as a kid. (We didn't have cable and we were restricted as far as what we could rent-strict mom!)
This is pretty much "the list" of videos I remember seeing over and over:

  • Old-School Disney (non-animated) like Chitty-ChittyBang-Bang and Swiss Family Robinson
  • Indiana Jones
  • The Goonies
  • The Karate Kid (series)
  • Ghost Busters
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Police Academy
  • Princess Bride
  • Willy Wonka
  • Adventures in Babysitting
  • Never Ending Story
  • Coming to America
  • Star Wars (series) and Ewok Adventures

Who else loved the Indian Jones movies? What was your favorite movie as a kid? What movie can you recite on demand?

{June 13}

{June 13}

I hate writing the "breakfast to bed" kind of entries, but that is what you're gonna get about my day yesterday!

I spent a good part of the day at my morning school packing up all the stuff I have collected over the past four years.  Stuff sure accumulates over time…I found stuff I forgot even existed! I spent the afternoon hauling this stuff to my afternoon school, the one I love so much and will be teaching at full-time next year.

After school I found two letters in my school mailbox from a couple of 6th grade students that I have worked with this year…their kind words were so touching! They pointed out the littlest things that I did for them this year that really meant a lot to them…I was surprised only because boys that age don't usually show such sentiment, especially toward teachers! So that made me feel really good. I am writing letters back to each of them to return the thoughtful gesture.

Later that night I got to have suki yaki! Homemade Japanese food happens to be one of my favorites.  We had barely finished dinner when the emergency weather sirens started going off…

The storm and the sirens continued all night, so what better way to spend the evening than watching a scary movie?? I watched one called White Noise …..I should have known better!! The movie stars Michael Keaton and the story line is about him becoming obsessed with trying to contact his wife who had recently died.  It was only PG-13, but it had me pretty freaked out, especially with the thunder and lighting going on outside! I have to admit I can be a BIG BABY when it comes to scary movies (especially those that revolve around the paranormal), and I had to stare at the ceiling a couple of times  because I was too scared to watch!! So as soon as the movie was over I tried to go to bed…it was a restless sleep all night as I dreamt about spirits that were trying to contact me…why, oh why, do I watch scary movies before going to bed???? I think I am the most suggestive dreamer because this always happens to me!!

Meet the Fockers

Meet the Fockers

For me it seems almost impossible to watch a movie without falling asleep halfway through….mostly because I am so busy I don't get around to watching them until late at night. So anyway, I was sitting on the Meet the Fockers DVD since it came out last week and was able to watch it at a decent time last night. How funny!!!!!!! I loved it, thought it was great..even better than the first one because it wasn't so "over the top". They cast the perfect actors for all the roles. I hope it is still funny after watching it a few more times!