Saturday, May 16, 2009

Looking towards the future in Eights

I wasn't going to do this meme if I was tagged and for a while there I wasn't. Then Ginger Ingenue/Olivia/MacPherson/OnMars over at Asleep in New York tagged me and I thought "why not?". I've had a lot of heady posts on here lately especially with my Latino Images in Film blogathon so I thought I'd do something light for a change.

Since I don't like meme rules, I'm changing things up a bit. Don't like it? I don't care.

Eight things I'm working on in my life right now:
1) training for a 5k race
2) changing my diet and exercise regimens (lost 10lbs so far!)
3) waking up earlier in the mornings to squeeze in movie watching
4) watch more movies! I've been slacking.
5) start another blog
6) re-envision my social life
7) work on my self-esteem and confidence
8) be more spontaneous!

Eight classic film related things I look forward to:
1) More Warner Bros. Archive movies
2) Jack Lemmon boxed set!
3) Convincing myself to purchase Fox, Borzage & Murnau boxed set
4) Watching more of the Fox Movie Channel
5) TCM's Summer Under the Stars
6) Watching films Professor Jonas has sent me
7) Connecting with more classic film fans
8) Watching more classic films at the Brattle and Harvard Film Archive

Eight things I want to do for this blog:
1) Bring up my followers to 100 and my RSS subscribers to 200.
2) Do more contests & Quel Interpretations!
3) Write a review for every single Norma Shearer film I have access too!
4) Start my next blogathon (shhh it's a secret)
5) Communicate more with other bloggers
6) Finish my Pamela Tiffin series and start another similar one.
7) Do more style posts
8) Have more guest bloggers (contact me if you are interested)

Eight movies I'm going to watch next:
1) Smilin' Through (1932)
2) The Sign of the Ram (1948)
3) 8 Women (2002)
4) Strange Interlude (1932) Thank you Jonas
5) No, My Darling Daughter (1961) - Thank you Casey
6) The Last of Mrs. Cheney (1929) - Thank you Jonas
7) The Pleasure Seekers (1964) - post coming soon
8) all the Latino Images in Film movies that I had to tape or rent.

Instead of tagging people I want to take this opportunity to point out to people some interesting tweeters on Twitter. Here is a start up list:@tommysalami @mercurie80 @1416andcounting @talkieking @moviecollector @TCManiacs @MoviesonTCM @impossiblecat @fleurdeguerre. Look at who I follow on my Twitter page to find some other great tweeters.

Although Ginger disses Twitter, I think if you use it in the right way it revolutionizes the way you blog and the way you access information on the internet, as long as you follow the right people and tweet intersting things.


  1. Connecting with more classic film fans.Same here :).

  2. Geez, your list is exactly like mine! Not on my blog, more like in my head. I'd love to do a guest post, just email or twitter me details :D

  3. I am still convinced the Warner Archive is the best thing to happen to classic film fans of late!

    Anyhow, since you mentioned my Twitter page, does that mean I have been tagged for this meme? (-:

  4. Classic Maiden - It's my continuing goal.

    Sarah - So you are training for a 5k and planning on writing reviews on Norma Shearer movies? Excellent! I will e-mail you soon RE: guest blogging.

    Mercurie - Yay Warner Archives. You can consider yourself tagged since I mentioned you.

  5. Oh, I am definitely looking forward to more style posts, I love those!! I watched Smilin' Through when it was on the other day, have you ever seen it, or are you planning to re-watch? I thought it was fantastic-- and Norma Shearer was amazing :)

    I was looking for Walter Pidgeon pictures on flickr today and stumbled upon this one of Susan Peters -- since I know how much you like her I had to send the link :D

  6. Kate - I watched Smilin Through yesterday and plan to write about it today (posting sometime in the future). In the 5-6 years I've been watching the TCM schedule for Norma Shearer movies, this is the first time I've seen Smilin Through. So it's pretty rare. You are lucky to have seen it.

  7. I'm so happy you're going to watch No My Darling Daughter! I can't wait to see what you think. :) I like your restyling of the meme better than the original. I'm looking forward to Summer Under the Stars, too. Any clues on who's going to be spotlighted yet?

    I vote for more posts, too. They are amazing.

    Have you not seen The Sign of the Ram? It's a terrific film. It's Susan Peters like you've never seen her before. I think you'll like it. :)

  8. Hey...I never dissed Twitter. I joked about it, and said I didn't understand it.


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