I enjoy a good scary movie, but there just aren't any good ones anymore. At least I haven't found any that I like. I remember as a kid watching all those scary movies of the day, like Friday the 13th, Halloween and Nightmare on Elm Street. As a kid I thought they were super scary, but watching them now, I just see them as cheesy.
I do however LOVE a good suspense movie and probably one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES, is Silence of the Lambs. Some people thinks it's scary, but I just think it's just wonderfully intense! Anthony Hopkins is just so incredible in his portrayal of the cannibalistic psychiatrist, Hannibal Lecter. He falls into my category of characters that I 'hate to love'.
My neighbor Blythe, (from the old neighborhood) and my birthdays fall about a week apart and we usually do something together, whether it be a pedicure, out to lunch, or lunch and a movie. One year, she said we would do lunch at her house and I could pick the movie. Well, you know which movie I picked. Yep, you guessed it. Silence of the Lambs. She wasn't happy. . .AT ALL! However, being the good sport that she is, she did watch it with me. I pick on her all the time about being such a scaredy cat, and you don't know HOW tempting it is, to not call her when her husband is out of town and say. . . ."I'll help you catch him, Clarice"! (Insert evil grin.) I never do! But I am SO tempted!!!
Sally and Bella seem to be 'kind of' enjoying a scary movie themselves. Judging by Bella's reaction, I bet it's The Wizard of Oz. That mean old witch sure had it in for poor little Toto. And poor Bella, she just can't bare to watch. I have my sneaky suspicions that Bella probably didn't get much sleep that night. She probably stayed up all night for fear that if she fell asleep, that mean and nasty old witch would snatch her up, put her in the basket on the back of that bicycle, pedal away and she'd never see Sally again. Nope, see wasn't going to take any chances.
I think story telling seems to be more Bellas speed. And whatever story Sally is reading to her, it certainly seems to have peaked Bella's interest. Probably some wonderfully heroic story about how Lassie saved little Timmy or the farm. Lassie is her hero. . .oh wait, Lassie was a girl, so that makes her a heroine. Right? Doesn't matter. Bella likes Lassie, that's all that matters.
Which category do you fall under? Scary or heroism?
And finally, once again, I'd like to get your input on something. Emails have been arriving with ideas for tutorials and suggestions as well as in the comments. These are the top three requests, from the comments and emails. If you wouldn't mind taking a moment to vote, I'd really appreciate it. There are three choices and it will only allow you to vote once. But, if you do change your mind before the poll closes, you will be able to change your vote.
Thanks for taking the time to give me your input. And as always, please feel free to leave comments and suggestions or simply drop me an email.
Until tomorrow. . . You'll have to excuse me. I'm having an old friend for dinner.-Hannibal Lecter