Sunday 22 June 2014

Sunday Social (107)

Social Sunday

Linking up with Ashley and Neely again

1. What’s your favorite scary movie?
I don't have one. I hate scary/horror movies and avoid them as far as possible. I did, one Halloween when I was around 16 or 17, hang out with my friends and we watched Evil Dead and Silence of the Lambs.

There may have been a few more that Husband talked me into because they were 'psychological' scary; but none that I liked enough to recall the titles.

The best thing about Evil Dead is the commentary by Bruce Campbell (Sam out of Burn Notice). I watched most of that even though I didn't remember the movie.

2. What is your favorite weird TV show you think no one else watches?
The Neighbors. I have empirical evidence that this is the case as it got canned (even though they tried really hard in a 'self-aware' manner to get renewed).

If you haven't seen it try and catch it. Well written, well acted and really funny. Also had a kind of ending, just in case it did (as happened) get canned. "We came from out of space, and settled in New Jersey... we took human names like Larry Bird and Jackie Joiner Kersey, then the humans moved next door and started testing all our limits. So sit right down, enjoy the show, we'll be done in thirty minutes."

I has to be good if  I can (still) recite the intro!

3. What is the song you can sing all the words to without any music?
There are plenty! It probably helps that I trained as a singer when I was younger. Name a musical, odds are that I can sing a lot of the songs (especially the female leads). I can still sing several leider by various composers and several arias from operas (yes, without music). 

If you are after popular music you are almost certainly out of luck. I struggle to sing along to those with the music!

4. What is your favorite book to re-read?
Just one?! I have a collection. I love re-reading books... the more often the better. Just picking up a well thumbed book that you know like an old friend that you don't need a bookmark or place marker, you can just open it up and pick-up the story. Any of the Harry Potter books, 'My Family and Other and Animals' by Gerald Durrell, 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott, 'Rachel's Holiday' by Marian Keyes, that's to name but a few.

When I was young I hated staying away from home; I avoided it whenever possible. When I did go anywhere a now deceased (the binding disintegrated) copy of 'My Family and Other Animals' always came with me. As an aside, my fear of staying away was faced and cured when I went on an Exchange trip to Germany (pretty much mandatory as part of my GCSE). My mother let me take one of her cardigans (which smelt of her perfume) and in the pocket I found a note from her and my father with words I'll always remember "remember that all your friends were strangers when you first met them".

5. The one website you visit more times a day than others?
That is a close call between Twitter and Facebook. There would be more, but now I have an app for that!