Thursday, January 16, 2014

I'm a Dapper Dan man!*

*name that movie. This is relevant later.

The minute I saw the questions for the Boys Behind the Blog link-up this month, I knew C was going to like them. You see, movies and music are his thing (okay, and sports, but whatever). The man loves movies. There are very few times I've said to him, "have you seen....." and the answer has been no (unless it's a chick-flick - haha). I knew he would enjoy answering this month, and he definitely didn't let me down!

Before I get to the Q&A, can I just say one thing? (Yes, I can, because I own this place. Mwahahahaha!) I love this link-up, and I pink-puffy-heart-love how many bloggers I know who have started participating! It's so fun to read some of the guys' answers, and I love the little insight it provides into life, love, and relationships. So fun!! So if you're reading now, and you've never linked up, waiting are you waiting for? Grab whatever guy is in your life and play along!

Now.... onto the good stuff. Some insight from this handsome fellow, who always gives in to my request for a an iPhone selfie:

1. What was your favorite movie of 2013? 

First, I loooove going to the movies, but I'm so picky about it. I need it to be an EXPERIENCE. We don't decide to go to the theater to see a movie, we decide to see a movie at the theater. American Hustle? It was good. Did I need to cram next to hundreds of other people to see it? Probably not. But then I look back at The Dark Knight, which was by far the best at-the-movies experience I've had, and heeeells yeah. So explodey. That being said, my favorite movie this year was The Conjuring. Now THAT was an experience. I watched it alone, in the dark, on my laptop. I also didn't go downstairs for the remainder of the evening because ghosts. More on this later.

2. What is your all time favorite movie quote? 

Remember when these questions were only about breakfast? Anyway, too many to count, but:
  • Red's speech to the parole board in The Shawkshank Redemption 
  • Tyler Durden's "you are not your job" lines from Fight Club 
  • I love lamp 
  • All of Oh Brother, Where Art Thou (seriously, all of it) 
  • Anything Robin Williams says to Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting
That's enough I suppose.

3. What is your favorite type of movie? (Action, scary, comedy, etc)

Scary. Hands down. Don't get me wrong, I love all movie genres (ok, most movie genres. here's looking at you former-funny-comedian-cross-dresses-movies). I tend to accept stories for what they are, so no matter how good the script/actors are, most movies don't really resonate past the theater or TV. But scary movies allow me to temporarily accept the paranormal, no matter how irrational the "movie explanation" is. Like I was saying above, I love being scared to walk around my house in the dark. I love going to bed underneath all of the cover because whoooooa monsters are definitely somewhere my room. Those are the movies that leave the screen.

4. What is your New Year's Resolution?

I don't really have one. New Years is a great time for personal reflection. And hey, if that's what motivates you to make changes for the good, hell yeah. I just think it's arbitrary. But here's a few things I learned this year (sorry for multiple lists):
  • Don't be an asshole unless absolutely necessary 
  • Tip servers 25% at least because, at minimum, you make someone happy for 15 seconds 
  • Always pick the lesser of two evils. You always have to choose 
  •  If you think you've had enough water, drink two more glasses 
  • Never let a free nap get away (but don't ever steal one) 
  • It's ok to make a point, as long as the other person doesn't know you're making a point 
  • People give great advice with their body language, so eye-contact is good, but see everything 
That's not everything I learned, but again, lists (sorry).

5. Finish the sentence: This year I will....

Eat more breakfast.

Never The Same Spice Twice


elizabeth @ chronic venture said...

hahaha "because whooooa monsters are definitely somewhere in my room"
love reading these posts!

Tammy Jo said...

Oh Brother Where Art Thou :) I LOVE that movie...."we thought you was a toad"

Stephanie @ My Freckled Life said...

Bahaha. He cracks me up every time. I especially love that he used the word "explodey". I totally need to add this into my vocabulary ASAP and present it at every opportunity. Also, I love lamp.

Lisa C said...

He has such grand ambitions, like eating more breakfast. And I don't watch scary movies because ghosts. I'm not kidding, commercials can give me nightmares.

Rambling Hermit said...

scary movies are my favorite too!

Kate @ Like American Honey said...

His answers always crack me up! Love it!!

Haley said...

Bahahaa! I like how he brought up the breakfast questions from the past. Those were pretty bad.. lol!! I am a huuuuge wuss when it comes to horror movies but it was Halloween and I gave my husband a free pass on watching scary movies for a couple of days. We watched The Conjuring and it scared the shit out of me, but it was sooo good. I ended up doing a bit of research on the movie and now I'm reading the book that the oldest daughter wrote about their experiences!! Pretty unbelievable stuff!!!

Brianna said...

OKAY WAIT I"m a new follower and I'm already obsessed. Can you guys stop being so cute?! I love the last one…that's something my boyfriend would say!