It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. -Mother Teresa

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I should upload way overdue vacation pictures, 
talk about Jo turning 2, 
explain more about orphan hosting....

I should 
but I don't want to talk about important stuff. 

I really enjoyed my last For Real post 
because you shared too! 

So you give me an inch and I take a mile....

Here are two movies that are beloved classics:

But I don't like them:

What "classic" should you like but you don't? 


  1. Mary Poppins: I love the music, but to watch it is torturous. I think my mon made me watch it to much.

    I have to agree with Wizzard of Oz and Star Wars. I liked the first Star Wars and Return of the Jedi the first time and as far as I am concerned that was enough.


    1. As soon as I read your second sentence, I had a moment of panic that this was my Nan commenting! I am sure she appreciates you bringing that to my attention!

  2. I'm crushed! The Wizard of Oz is one of my most favorites of all time! lol But I totally agree about Star Wars--I just can't get into it!

    My classic/Oscar Winner dislikes?
    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    No Country for Old Men

    And I hate to mention the last one b/c I really want to like it--but I have fallen asleep numerous times trying to watch them-- The Lord of the Rings Trilogy There are parts I do like and the cinematography (sp??) is fantastic..but it just doesn't hold my attention!

    ~Shawna :)

    1. I did not stay awake for the Lord of the Rings so I can't really judge it. :)

  3. The Iliad and The Odyssey, ugh. I had to read them twice in undergrad. Once for a Classic Lit class and once for Greek and Latin Roots of English. I still hate them. I have a visceral reaction. Ick. -Lis

    1. Oh, that is a whole other topic. Remember all the time we spend watching VIDEOS in high school? :)

  4. The Sound of Music! I can't make it through it!

    On the Wizard of Oz note- I love the Wizard of Oz and P and I decided we would read the book (well one of the books) this summer and I was astonished by how entirely different the book is from the movie! Probably one of the biggest book/movie differences that I have ever seen!

    1. I totally understand about the book being way different then you expect because the movie is such a "fixture" in your childhood. Reading Peter Pan was like that for me - the pirates actually hurt and kill the kids!

    2. Now I'm curious and want to check out Peter Pan for myself. :)In the Wizard of Oz their adventure is way more than what the movie shows. They encounter tons of different creatures and obsticles that they have to overcome and make a lot of other friends along that way that they help and in return have them help them later on in the story. You learn why the Tinman doesn't have a heart anymore. (Yep- He once had one! He also doesn't have a brain- just like the scarecrow, but wants a heart b/c it is more important. In the book you will learn why he believes that.) You learn why the flying monkeys were servants and that they can only be servants for 3 commands and then are released from the power of the individual.You learn there were more than the 2 witches that were in the show. The shoes weren't even ruby red! I could go on and on with the differences! LOL As we were reading it, P kept pointing out all of the 'Jesus' connections along the way. If you ever read it, as a fellow Christian, you will completely understand what P kept talking about all the way through the book.

  5. To Kill a Mockingbird. LOVE the book, HATE the movie!