Monday, May 6, 2013

Old School Blogging: Pop Culture

Its time for another installment of Old School Blogging courtesy of Elaine and her co-host Loukia. Head on over, check them out and link on up!

1. What was one of your favorite shows as a kid?  Why?
Growing Pains.  I loved Kirk Cameron.
My kids also recently discovered Full House on Netflix, which was another favorite. I liked Candace Cameron because, like me,  she wasn't super skinny like all the other girls on TV at the time and I fancied myself and looking a little like her. I guess I had a thing for the Cameron Family! *grins*

2. Which actress(es) do you see on the red carpet and kinda wish you could be for a day (or three)?
Reese Witherspoon.  She's remarried now, but for a while, she was my single mom role model.
3.  Which actor do you wish you could, um... hang out with? ;)
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner, because it seems like you really could just sort of hang out around the firepit in your back yard and shoot the breeze while the kids all ran around and played.
4. What is one (or two or some) of your favorite movies that you have seen in the last few years?
Define "last few years" because the ones that stick out are still Sweet Home Alabama and The Blind Side... oh and The Help.
5. Who is one celebrity out there now that you could totally do without? That you wish would just disappear?
Any of the Kardashians and the cast of The  Jersey Shore... although the latter sort of have started to disappear. A high school friend was in Target with Snookie recently...

6. Have you ever met a celebrity? If so, who? What did you say/do when you met them?
In high school I worked in an ice cream shop and people would come in periodically. Coincidentally, I've met both Ben & Jerry.  Most of them were more local-ish.

7.  Which shows do you look forward to watching every week?
I'm terrible about watching TV. I most look forward to episodes of The Pioneer Women that LB DVRs for me at his house. He's also DVRing Nashville for me which I started watching this fall, but it's on too late.  However, I haven't actually watched any of those yet! 


Diane said...

I'm with you on number 5!

Love all those movies, and Nashville is a great show.

Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama said...

I love growing pains!! Ben and Jen are my friends in my head :) Visiting from SITS! said...

I like this kind of Q&A posts. Tells us more about your personality. Full House was one that watched. When friends come to visit my hometown in SF I always take to them to see "Full House" from the opening of the show. It impresses them each Andrea @ visiting from SITS.

Ilene, The Fierce Diva Guide to Life said...

Oh what a fun link up! I could do without the Kardashians and the cast of Jersey Shore forever and not feel like anything was missing!

Mimi B said...

Growing Pains was a show I loved! I was a bit old for Full House. Who wouldn't want to be Reese for a day? lol I agree with you about Ben and Jennifer. They seem "normal". =) I still haven't seen The Blind Side. I've never seen The Pioneer Woman on tv! Need to find out when it's on here!

The Dose of Reality said...

For a long time I was totally going to marry Kirk Cameron. Thank God that didn't pan out, what with his crazy diet and all! ;) My girls LOVE Full House and are astonished that I know what it is! ;)-Ashley

Cyndy Newsome said...

My OSB post goes up surprise, we have some answers in common. ;-)
I also love Reese Witherspoon. And, The Blind Side. That mama is such an inspiration, and tough too. Perfect combo! said...

Found you on the Old School Blogging link. Hooray for Full House! DJ was my favorite too :)

Elaine Alguire said...

Your southern-ness certainly shows in your movie choices and I love that! Brought a big smile to my face.

Thanks so much for linking up!

Aleta said...

Growing Pains- that made me smile, used to love that show.

My husband and I just watched The Blind Side on tv. We saw it before in the theater, still a great movie!

AiringMyDirtyLaundry said...

Love Growing Pains. And Full House was my favorite show as a kid. My kids watch it now :)

Julia Hunter said...

Oh Mike Seever, I loved him. And I'm from the Jersey Shore and I hate that damn show. Gives Jersey such a bad rep.

Leigh Powell Hines said...

I"m playing catch up in BlogLovin and missed this post earlier.

Have you seen Robin Thicke? He was on The Voice the other week, and he looks so much like his dad, Alan who was the Dad in Growing Pains. That was a good day. I still remember the day that Matthew Perry was killed off.

I agree with you on the Kardishians and Jersey Shore. I really hate that our world has made these people famous. It's warped society and now every kid thinks they can be famous.

Robbie K said...

I've never really gotten into watching her show but I do LOVE Pioneer Woman. I spent my formative years in Oklahoma so I feel connected to her.