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Wednesday, August 10, 2011


 Thanks to Jennifer over at Musings of a Morleysaurus (a totally cool and wicked blog btw)for nominating me for The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award! Here is the link to Jenn's awesome blog...

Here are the rules:

1) Thank and link to the person who nominated you.

2) Share 7 random facts about yourself.

3) Pass the award to 12 of your blogging buddies.

4) Notify the recipients

7 Random facts about me:

1. I like to draw. Well I used to. Haven't did it in years. Used to do it all the time. May get back into eventually.

2. My favorite X-Man is Rogue (well the comic book version anyway). She is awesome. And yes I know Wolverine is the man but I love Rogue.

3. My black lab's name is Lucy. Her full name though is Lucy Lawless. That's right named after Xena.

4. When I was in the military I was stationed in this small town in Germany called Worms. Yep, that's the actual name of the town, no kidding.

5. I love spaghetti. It's my favorite dish.

6. I am a major geek. When I talk about things like comic books and movies, my voice tends to get higher and higher. By the time I am done talking about whatever subject, you will be thinking you have been listening to a teen-age girl.

7. And finally I tend to daydream a lot..still to this day. I can easily space out just like that.

So with those 7 random facts about me out of the way, onto the 12 people I have chosen to give this sweet blog award to. Maestro, a little music if you please....

And Then They Start To Sparkle - Irene is one of my best friends period. She is a fun loving German gal who I constantly talk with about movies and stuff. She filled in on my blog when I was on vacation for a week back in May and I've since joined her blog as a contributor. One of the many good things about Irene is her divine sense of humor. You can read it in her wonderful posts on her very cool blog. Plus she has an awesome taste in fashion. And loves her two cats Mina and Lucy with all her heart. So Irene definitely deserves this so sweet award.

And...scene! - Sarah  was one of the first blogs I started following once I started blogging almost two years ago. Her blog is just cool to read as she has wonderful tastes in classic films and stars. And she appears to love fishing and is an avid wine connoisseur.

They Don't Make 'Em Like They Use To - I recently came across this blog a few months ago and fell in love with Patti's style. I love reading her spot on reviews. And I love her passion she has for her top two guys..William Holden and Gary Cooper. And she is so right with her blog title..they don't make 'em like they use to. And she is devoted entirely to her wonderful family. Nice to have Patti as a friend of mine.

Blonde Episodes - I've met Kori almost immediately once I started blogging. She writes the wonderful blog, Blonde Episodes and I am one of her few male followers. It's a very cool blog as she concentrates on fashion, movies, books..pretty much everything. I even wrote a guest post for her awhile back and had a wonderful time. You will have a great time at Blonde Episodes.

Noir and Chick Flicks - Where to begin? Dawn was the first person I met through blogging and we hit it off so well that she invited to me to contribute to several of her blogs. Yes, Dawn writes several amazing blogs. Counting Noir and Chick Flicks, she also does Esther Williams, Doris Day, Saddles and Spurs, and Singin and Dancin' Thru Time. I'm glad to be part of all these terrific blogs and truly amazed at the amount of work Dawn does every single day.

Motion Picture Gems - My buddy Tom has been a big help to me and my blog. When I started my box office attractions series, his knowledge of the history of the box office films and stars helped me out quite a bit. His blog is all so cool too, a perfect trip back in time.

The Girl With The White Parasol - Talk about this being perfect timing. As I was writing this, I received an award from Rachel herself.  So evidently we were thinking of each other at the same time. Very cool. Her blog is one of my favorites to read. Very classy and very inventive. Some of her more recent posts include: 5 Movie Costumes I Love and Tough Guy Names. How's that for originality.

Fedoras And High Heels - With an emphasis on fashion and culture in classic movies and TV, my girl Audrey has managed to create one fabulous blog. Don't believe me, just check it out. You won't be disappointed. Anyone that puts Jean Arthur as their blog header is OK in my book.

Kristin Creative - I came across Kristin's blog one day by accident and was glad I did. She is insanely talented, juggling her many different passions in writing, photography and all around crafter. And plus she is a recent fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Oh yeah Kristin is a good egg. You see I watch way too many screwball comedies and I tend to drop that line quite a bit. But please if you are not following Kristin's blog, please check it out.

Lily Lemontree - Lily was one of my first bloggers to be my guest on my blog and she made quite the impact on me. Her blog reads "reviving the charming arts", which she does with flair and grace week in and week out. It's a wonderful mix of classic Hollywood style with the modern stars of today. Always an entertaining read. And you have to love the name..Lily Lemontree.

The Silver Screen Affair - My friend Emily just started her awesome blog this year and already has cranked out well over 100 posts. She is very prolific and her blog is always fun and interesting to read. And I am happy to say that more followers are starting to figure that out as her followers keep rising and rising.

Spectacular Cinema: From The Classics and Into The Beyond - Kalli is one of my most ardent followers as she frequently visits and always leaves a comment. Her blog is a smashing mix of classic and modern films. Case in point, her two most recent posts range from the 1991 film My Own Private Idaho to the her previous post about the 1955 film noir classic Rififi. Wow. And one of her favorite actors is Cary Grant. Nuff said!

So there you have it, 12 of my best friends in the blogging world and my world. I know there are lots more friends that I wish I could have given this award too, but there was a limit. But rest assured, anyone that I didn't mention, you guys are still awesome and I will hopefully get to you the next time around.

Once again thank you Jennifer for my award..I really appreciate it. I didnt know if I was supposed to nominate you for an award as well and if I did, I apologize. But the next award that comes along, trust me you will be at the top of the list.


Audrey said...

Wow, thank you so much for the kind words! I'm honored to be nominated among so many other great bloggers! :D

Kristin Rae said...

Aww such nice things you say!! Thanks so much! And thanks for spotlighting all these other great bloggers :)

I love how your blog showcases all the classics... they don't make em like they used to, do they?

Rachel said...

You're too kind, Monty. And I noticed that Mythical Monkey also awarded you a Liebster so clearly your popularity is through the roof. And rightly so.

Irene Palfy said...

Thank you very much, Monty, for all your kind words.. and the nomination.. and your friendship.. and for filling in on my blog.. and for everything..

Patti said...

Thanks so much for your friendship, Monty...and for this sweet award. To be included alongside so many other great blogs really is an honor.

So, you appreciate my passion for my 2 top guys, huh? Yes, I DO love them. You might be surprised to learn this, but I occasionally 2-star a Holden film. I watched one last night...only got through it because of his gorgeousness. I'll be reviewing it soon...proving that I CAN be objective about him.

I look forward to visiting some of your other blog friends. It's always fun to find more classic movie blogs.

Finally, about Worms, Germany...Is it pronounced that way? Or is the "W" a "V" sound? Sure hope it's the "v."

I love that you get passionate and excited about the subjects you love. You ought to hear and see me when I talk about Holden or Coop...this goofy, cheesy grin appears...gets bigger and bigger.

And, yes, I do love my family. I've worked hard to build close relationships with my kids, and now that they are young adults (19 and 21), I am enjoying the fruits of my labors...very sweet relationships with them. We're extremely close.

Thanks again, Monty. I really appreciate the award...and your great friendship. I hope to get a chance to post the award later today or tomorrow.

Have a great day!!

Dawn said...

Thank you, Monty. I'm really honored by the award and your wonderful friendship. My blog would not be the same without your help. Thank you many, many times over..

Tom said...

Thanks Monty! I loved the Actor and Actress tourneys this year; can't wait for next year's! Interesting that you were stationed in Worms. I remember learning about it in a church study group. That's where Martin Luther was declared a heretic; the 2003 movie "Luther" (with Peter Ustinov) dramatizes this event.

Audrey said...

Oh, yes, Tom. You're right. Now that you say that I remember learning about the historical "Diet of Worms" and how odd that sounded! :)

Lily Lemontree (AS) said...

Thank you so very much Monty!! Absolutely honored to be in such esteemed company! Now off to check out these super blogs you have mentioned!!


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