Daily Cookie

TODAY’S COOKIE JAR – Let Them Entertain You
August 20, 2007, 12:50 am
Filed under: My Cookie Jar

This weekend all I wanted to do is forget about everything that is dancing around in my head.¬† I am juggling alot these days – personally and professionally – and was craving a good massage and someone else’s life.¬†¬†So much so that we passed on a few social engagements.¬† I always feel badly doing this as sometimes our friends think that I am being snobby or distant.¬† ¬†¬†I am not.¬† But perhaps a tad selfish.¬†

Rest, regroup and someone’s elses worries, unpredictable situations and goals are what¬†I wanted to focus on.¬† Or I guess more accurately to really not to focus on.¬† ¬†I wanted absolutely no control.¬†¬†¬†

Skip to I am completely absorbed in a 90 minute identity theft, love story, hunt¬†and never ending chase.¬† See already I forgot about all my concerns.¬† Thankfully I am not Jason Bourne.¬†¬† Or Julia Stiles for that matter – her highligths looked horrible.¬† And she was wondering why he didn’t make a pass at her. . .

Anyway it was a good movie.¬† Predictable yes, but it did the trick for me last night.¬† And it also got me thinking about why I love the movies, and yes, my all time favorites.¬† So in no order in today’s cookie jar are¬†are my top 10 all time favorite movies.¬† Grab some popcorn and twizzlers.¬†

1. The Thomas Crown Affair – love Pierce, love art and absolutley loved Renee Russo’s wardrobe.¬†¬†I love the original too but Celine did not exist¬†then, so for outfits alone I have to go with the remake.¬† That black lace dress was fierce.¬†

2.¬† Cinema Paradiso – it was the last movie I ever saw with my grandfather.¬† ¬†¬†Ironically, the movie centers around the main character’s memories of his childhood.¬† My Papa was the best.¬†

3. Pretty Woman –¬†I have watched this movie more times than I can remember and can probably recite¬†the lines from every scene. ¬† ¬†Edwin Lewis is one of my all time favorite heroes too.

4. Love Actually Рis actually a Christmas movie with the perfect sentiment and a great soundtrack.  The scene when the guy speaks to the true but forbidden love of his life via messages on cards melts me. 

5. Finding Nemo – Dude,¬†I adore this little fish and put it in when I am sad and need to cheer up.¬† It also reminds me of a college friend’s little girl who I have only met once in my life.¬† We were in the ocean in Puerto Rico a few years ago and she was shouting at the water in Spanish.¬† I asked¬†Moomie what she was saying and she told me she was calling her friend Nemo.¬† I joined her.

6. Sixteen Candles Рreminds me of high school Рmy friends, my boyfriends, the cliques, the proms and basically what is was like to be a teenager.  Oh and I wanted to marry Jake.

7. Pulp Fiction –¬†this movie was pop culture. The year it came out I dressed as Mrs. Mia Wallace for Halloween.¬†¬†¬† My husband made a mouse pad out of this picture of me.¬† Guess he liked the movie and the look too.

8. Life is Beautiful РI cry every time I watch this film.   The circumstances horrific, but love the father had for his little boy is absolutely beautiful and his imagination, an inspiration.  Bongiorno principessa. 

9. Breakfast Tiffany’s – yes I know its a classic.¬† There is a reason for that.¬†¬†Audrey Hepburn was one cool lady.

10. Me, Myself and Irene РI had to list it. . . I am in it.