Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Not Just One Favorite

Sort of Random again here today. I was trying to think of my favorite books and of course that led me to thinking about my favorite everything. And I wonder how people make those long lists of favorite because I can't narrow it down and it changes anyway. I go through different phases. Like many years ago I read historical fiction. A lot. And now I don't read it at all. I don't do Amish fiction but I did read one just because I could get it free for my Kindle. Have you ever tried to think of your real favorites? Or narrow it to just one? Easier said that done. So here's what I came up with--plus lots of random thoughts!!

Let's start easy- Favorite animated movies:

  • Tangled

  • Princess and the Frog

  • Bolt

  • Kung Fu Panda

  • Toy Story 3

  • Despicable Me see? not just one. if i had to pick one right now it would be Tangled because I've watched it at the theater 3 times recently. but that could change in a few months.

Other movies: uh, can't think of many

  • Spy Next Door

  • Voyage of the Dawn Treader

  • Journey to the Center of the Earth

  • National Treasure

  • I forgot the new Karate Kid
TV Series: okay, weird thing-i don't like watching TV shows. i wait until the whole season is out on DVD. i don't like feeling i have a commitment to watch something at the same time each week.

  • NCIS (just finished season 7)

  • Mentalist (on season 2)

  • Murder She Wrote--no longer on TV of course

  • Diagnosis Murder-same

  • Jetsons

  • Flintstones

Books-genre: Christian suspense

Favorite authors:

  • Brandilyn Collins

  • Terri Blackstock

  • Dee Henderson

  • Irene Hannon

  • Karen Kingsbury

  • Angie Hunt (not the historical ones)

  • Mark Mynheir

Books I read as a child:

  • Snip, Snap, Snur

  • Flicka, Ricka, Dicka (anyone ever hear of those?)

  • Sugar Creek Gang

  • Danny Orlis and one other similar set, something with Felicia or Felicity in the title I think

  • Nancy Drew

  • Trixie Belden

  • Maida (my mom's set from childhood)

  • Kay Tracy (same)

  • Penny Parker (same)

  • Cherry Ames (same)

Music: Contemporary Christian (and some hymns) Praise and Worship


  • Chris Tomlin

  • Lincoln Brewster

  • Addison Road

  • Steven Curtis Chapman (some)

Reading right now or in my waiting books pile:

  • Plot and Structure James Scott Bell

  • Deadly Disclosures Julie Cave

  • In Harm's Way Irene Hannon

  • Night Shade Ronie Kendig

  • Vicious Cycle Terri Blackstock

  • Leaving Karen Kingsbury

  • Fatal Judgment Irene Hannon

Favorite Color this is always hard because it depends on if it's a room, clothes etc my overall favorite is blue but I also like purple for clothes I wear more rose & blue or rose & black I like light blue & yellow together

Favorite places we've lived:

  • England

  • Okinawa

  • South Dakota in the summer!!

  • Worst--Grand Forks, ND!!!!

Favorite places to visit:

  • St Louis

  • Key West (was only there briefly so maybe i wouldn't like it if i was there longer)

  • Colorado Springs

Actors/Actresses ??


  • ham and pineapple pizza

  • pumpkin pie

  • peanut butter fudge

  • Chick fil A

  • Long John Silvers we don't have one here though

  • bacon

Bible translation:

  • New International Version

  • New Living Translation

Book of the Bible: Judges if God can use those guys, he can use anyone!

Bible verses:

  • No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 instructions for God's chosen people that I've borrowed for me

  • For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11 a promise to the Jews in exile that I've borrow for me

  • but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

There are probably a lot more favorites I could list and a lot more randomness I could share, but there's work to be done. Leave a comment with some of your favorites. I'll probably think of a lot more to add to my lists after I see yours.


Renee said...

Oh we like a lot of the same things.

Tangled and Despicable Me are two of my favorites right now.

The only fiction I have read in the last several years has been Karen Kingsbury.

I love the Narnia movies and I just saw The Spy Next Door last week.

I don't watch TV.

I love the book of Philippians.

Your Scriptures are some of my favorites...I love 2 Timothy 1:7..I claim the sound mind all the time.

FUN post!

Kathy C. said...

Renee--we all need the sound mind verse! According to the birth verse thing, that is my verse.

Lou said...

It just ate my whole post and told me that I didn't have any acoount. I don't want to rewrite the whole thing unless I know it is going to post.

Lou said...

Now it goes in after the hassle. animated movies: Cars, Toy Story, haven't seen that many non-animated movies. Money Pit, Top Gun.
Tv shows pretty much the same, CSI, Murder She Wrote, Diagnosis Murder. Flintstones, Jetsons, think we watched the same shows since we lived in the same house.
I think Snip, Snap and Snurr were related to Flicka, Ricka and Dicka, Also Dick, Jane and Sally.

Nancy Drew with cherry coke...

Have never lived anywhere else but this is a horrid place to live in the winter as you well know though I think N and S Dakota would be worse.

Music, Kenny Rogers (wish you had been here last year when he came to town again but no one here likes country music) Dolly Parton, Ronnie Milsap, Willie Nelson. Statler Bros.

Kathy C. said...

Don't forget the frosted sugar cookies with those ND books!

Hevel said...

Favourite animated movies are Prince of Egypt, Aladdin and Atlantis.

Favourite live action movies are Einayim Petukhoth (Eyes Wide Open), Memphis Belle, Kontroll (Hungarian movie).

Favourite TV shows: NCIS: LA, Dr Who, Torchwood, the Stargate franchise, Criminal Minds, the re-omagined Battlestar Galactica, Tűzvonalban (Hungarian), Danny Hollywood (Israeli), Géniusz az alkimista (Hungarian), Our Song (Israeli), Kochav Nolad (Israeli Idol).

Book genre: Urban fantasy, science fiction. I'm reading a lot of Sergei Lukyanenko and Orson Scott Card.

Music: 60's Hungarian music (Zorán, Illés, Metro, Bródy János), Religious Israeli/Jewish music: Shimon Craimer, Aharon Razel, Shlomo Katz, Israeli pop/rock: Harel Skaat, Ran Danker, Harel Moyal, Adi Cohen, Chen Aharoni, Ofra Haza, Dana International, British pop through the ages...

Books I'm reading right now: Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Time, the Stone commentary on the Tanakh, Before there was G-d (and overview of the evolution of monotheism in the Middle-east from Zoroastrianism to Islam), Herman Wouk: This is My G-d...

DragonRider said...

ok im being totally random and in no order
Isaiah 40:31
1 chorinthiens 10:13
Angalena Joli

Lisa said...

I forgot to come back and comment after I'd read it from work. Haven't had much time to keep up with blogs the last couple weeks either. :(

With many things, I don't really have favorites - I like a good variety - but I do have a few...

TV: Dancing with the Stars, Law & Order SVU, Castle, Cake Boss, Divine Design

Janette Oke - LOVED her Song of Acadia series & I liked the Love Comes Softly series
Beverly Lewis - Abram's Daughters series)
James Patterson - any
(I know - quite the variation in genres. I go through streaks where I'll read a series then won't read for a long time - hard to find time!)

Kids books:
Skippy John Jones
Dr Suess
*really anything silly or with wonderful descriptions or vivid stories and pictures
As a pre-teen I read a lot of Babysitters Club.
My daughter loves Junie B Jones

Contemporary Christian is usually what's on in the car or at home. But to work out I like hip-hop/pop stuff. I grew up listening to my Dad's Beatles and 60s-80s rock. I listened to 90s pop and country too... so very much a mix I enjoy. Not really a favorite group/musician.

Reading right now:
(I haven't had much time to read recently, but I have on my nightstand: a Beverly Lewis book (can't remember which one) and Crazy Love. My coffee table has a book our pastor wrote with salvation stories of our church members. And of course my Bible (in its various forms but all NIV) - our church is studying through Leviticus right now, and I've been reading a psalm or two each night if I can keep my eyes open.

My favorite color is blue.

My favorite food is ice cream.

Favorite places I've visited:
Kansas City
Saint Louis
San Francisco
National Parks (particularly Yellowstone & Niagara Falls)
Washington D.C.
Haiti (in a different sort of way)

Bible verses:
Jeremiah 29:11(-14)
Romans 8:28 (& context)
(and many others - these have just been a great comfort to us in times of need, so they stick out to me the most.)

(Wow - sorry - this got very long - I might repost on my blog at some point when I have time.)