Friday March 12, 2004

Dinner and a Movie

[ Today's meme is courtesy of Thursday Threesome ]

"A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it."
~ Alfred Hitchcock

Onesome: -- The dinner: What's your favourite meal? Is it something you get out or can you get it at home?

Twosome: -- the theatre Admission: What's your favourite movie and/or play and why?

Threesome: -- and the babysitter: We've all been left with a babysitter at one point or another. Did you have a favourite childhood babysitter? What made that person special?

Onesome: -- The dinner:

Oh, I love food! I love Eggs Florentine for breakfast (we get that out). I love Japanese 3-way Bento boxes (teriyaki chicken and beef w/ Californiz roll; out). I love pork and saeurkraut or chicken pot pie (both at home), roast turkey with all the trimmings (home), a good steak (out or at home). Hubby makes the World's Best Split Pea soup (and has taken over the pork and sauerkraaut too). I do a really good hollandaise sauce for "Eggs American Cafe" (like Eggs Benedict but substitute a grilled croissant for the English muffin and add tomato and frsh steamed asparagus). I don't have "a" favorite meal.

Twosome: -- the theatre Admission:

I think "Fantasia" is my alltime favorite movie; I can't hear "The Nutcracker Suite" without visualizing dancing mushrooms. I also love all of the Pixar films for their great effects. And I've watched the "Star Wars" Trilogy many many times (I've watched the first one over a dozen times).

I'm always up for Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, or Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. I like a lot of the Hitchcock films too... most musicals... or plays done as movies. I love "The Great Race"... Errol Flynn in "Robin Hood"... almost anything with Harrison Ford... or Jackie Chan... I could go on and on.

I've enjoyed most of the plays I've been to (or worked backstage on), over the years. I think "1776" is my most favorite (play and movie) because I saw that in 1972 on a very special trip to NYC with my Aunt and Uncle and cousin. I really enjoyed "They're Playin' Our Song" which I saw in Hartford, CT in 1982. There are so many good plays out there — "Light Up The Sky", "You Can't Take it With You", "Little Shop of Horrors", "Mame", anything by Henrik Ibsen, anything by Neil Simon, anything by Wm. Shakespeare or G. B. Shaw ...

Threesome: -- and the babysitter:

Our favorite babysitters (and the only ones whose names I remember) were Ginger and Genie Homan, daughters of the people from whom our parents rented their first apartment after they were married and before they bought our house. They were nice girls; they sat for us when our folks went out to dinner and also during the day in the summer when both parents were off at work (our Mom worked in the summer but not during the school year).

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