Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tag, I'm IT! and John Cusack

Terri Conrad, a lovely designer, tagged me today! Here's the rules...

1. Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself (on your blog, we all want to know them).

3. Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs
4. Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are 7 random/weird/silly things about me...

1. I can't sleep if my closet door is open.
2. I've got 20
Webkinz(r) (yes, it's true; as my friend Diana Kovacs says, "they're like crack"!
3. One of the best movie scenes of someone declaring their love to another is Ben Affleck to Joey Lauren Adams in Chasing Amy; Ben Affleck's character, Holden, says:
I love you. And not, not in a friendly way, although I think we're great friends. And not in a misplaced affection, puppy-dog way, although I'm sure that's what you'll call it. I love you. Very, very simple, very truly. You are the epitome of everything I have ever looked for in another human being. And I know that you think of me as just a friend, and crossing that line is the furthest thing from an option you would ever consider. But I had to say it. I just, I can't take this anymore. I can't stand next to you without wanting to hold you. I can't, I can't look into your eyes without feeling that, that longing you only read about in trashy romance novels. I can't talk to you without wanting to express my love for everything you are. And I know this will probably queer our friendship - no pun intended - but I had to say it, because I've never felt this way before, and I don't care. I like who I am because of it. And if bringing this to light means we can't hang out anymore, then that hurts me. But God, I just, I couldn't allow another day to go by without just getting it out there, regardless of the outcome, which by the look on your face is to be the inevitable shoot-down. And, you know, I'll accept that. But I know... I know that some part of you is hesitating for a moment, and if there is a moment of hesitation, then that means you feel something too. All I ask, please, is that you just, you just not dismiss that - and try to dwell in it for just ten seconds. Alyssa, there isn't another soul on this fucking planet who has ever made me half the person I am when I'm with you, and I would risk this friendship for the chance to take it to the next plateau. Because it is there between you and me. You can't deny that. Even if, you know, even if we never talk again after tonight, please know that I'm forever changed because of who you are and what you've meant to me, which - while I do appreciate it - I'd never need a painting of birds bought at a diner to remind me of.

4. I collect Robert Sabuda Pop-Up Books.
5. I go crazy if anyone puts anything on my car dashboard (the reflection...yikes!).

6. I have a "thing" for Coach Patchwork Bags.
7. John Cusack is one of my favorite actors.
Need I say more? :-)
Okay, the following are tagged!
Hopefully these lovely ladies won't curse me out for tagging them, but it was fun thinking of things!
Tag Hugs, Robin


Rachel Greig said...

OMG - I'm the same with the closet doors! Loved reading your answers... I'll go do mine soon.

Kris said...

Ok, this is weird - I also collect Sabuda's books (just bought "winter" last weekend), totally agree with #5, and definitely #7 -- the scene with him with radio over his head -- LOVE IT, LOVE THE SONG.
What's up with the email? Been writing you but it's bouncing back.

I'll call ya tomorrow after school.

Margot Potter said...


Ha ha.

I'm not going to curse you. I played.

I liked your answers!


Katie Hacker said...

John Cusack is a dream boat. But what about Timothy Olyphant? (Catch and Release - the bad boy makes good.)

I don't mind the closet door but I can't stand open cabinets in the kitchen.

Are we weird or what?

Jean said...

fun to read!!!!!

Wendy said...

Get ready...I've been thinking all day. I got a longgggggggg list!!

Michelle McGee said...

Great scene from Chasing Amy...

Terri Conrad said...

Hi ya Robin,

WOW! How did you every get all that text from Ben's character's die hard expression of true love...did she stay with him? I never saw the movie - will have to now!


Robin Beam said...

Jen Starr thought I memorized it...I'm not that bad. No, the magic of www.imdb.com!