Friday, November 5, 2010

45 years of absolute beautiful brilliance

Guess what, dudes....100 followers! WHAT? You heard me. Phyllis Sweetwater @ The Epitome was my hundredth so YEAY!

Thanks everybody. I can't imagine I'm that interesting but I'm gonna live in my dilusional world of awesome-sauce for today. So whoo! *you can totally picture me doing this>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>*

Thank you guys.

It's spring time in Italy, so says my television, and that is where I want to be as the cold weather has begun to settle in around these parts. I can't promise this won't come up again: I HATE COLD

My love for all things Harry Potter is undeniable if you just scroll through just a few of my postings. I adore Harry Potter because the books woke up a long slumbering adoration for fictional literature that I have since stopped trying to stifle and instead embraced. I am easily immersed in the world of hp and will cherish every character as long as I shall live.

But This post isn't about literature love. It is about my childhood love I have carried since I was very small. It was a movie I watched every time I went to my grandparents house--something I looked forward to every time we made the drive, popping in those 2 VHS videos. Made me love musicals, theater, etc.

This movie gives me chills, makes me cry, warms my heart, and makes me smile every time I see it, hear the songs, or see the actors.

And it is now a 45 year old movie! So Happy Birthday to The Sound of Music!

Julie Andrews is a hero of mine. I cried for her in 1997 when she had the surgery that would end her wide range of singing. I love and hold very dear her movies and the memories she is associated with in my life.

I missed the first time the whole 7 children, Julie Andrews, and Christopher Plummer came together again since the movie was filmed on Oprah but someone put the videos online, and so I was able to enjoy every second of that show. I am happy to take a Funny Friday off to post them for you all.

And because I am incapable of leaving you funny-less: This is probably the funniest thing I have seen all week. "Bieber!"

Just in case you wanted it, HERE you can buy your very own Harry Potter Snuggie. That's right. HP SNUGGIE. Wow.

Happy weekend, all!


  1. Okay, I want that snuggie. ASAP. It WILL be mine. :)

  2. Congrats on the followers! I too CANNOT WAIT for HP.

  3. I totally forgot they were having a Sound of Music reunion on Oprah! I heard about it and got all excited, but then forgot! Thanks for posting the videos!! I LOVED sound of music- I watched it every time it came on Sunday nights with the Wonderful World of Disney family movie nights. That and Mary Poppins- I dvr'd them last time they were on tv. I really should just buy the dvd's. CONGRATS on 100 followers- and we do love reading your blog- it's totaly awesome-sauce!!

  4. Aww, I love Sound of Music! I always stop it once they go on their honeymoon, because the Nazi plot always stresses me out :) And congrats on reaching 100 followers! You should buy an HP Snuggie to celebrate :)

  5. Congratulations with the 100!

    I just reached 66. That's kind of scary isn't it, if you think about the number of the beast and stuff like that ... anyway, it's my favorite number >:)

    Cold As Heaven

  6. Congratulations! 100 followers is awesome.

  7. Congrats on 100 followers (well, now 102)!!!

    I was never big on The Sound of Music, but good to find out more about you and your inspirations/ loves.

  8. Holy Toledo look at you towering the charts at 100 followers! It's because you're too awesome for words! Like seriously too awesome words.

    Anyone who shares my obsession of HP is my bestie for life (best picture of HP yet!)

    Julie Andrews is my muse... she's amazing.

  9. Congrats on the 100 (now 102) followers!!! :D

  10. Congrats on the 100 followers!
    And thanks, as usual, for fueling my Harry Potter loving ways. That snuggie is too funny.

  11. Congrats on all the followers!!

    I LOVE this giant HP poster.

    And Oh my goodness. Now I want to watch sound of music. I just watched all the videos (and totally went over my alloted time online) and I'm so grateful! THANK YOU! I'd have hated to miss this.

  12. Colene, you're so very sweet for doing a shout-out for your followers. You're my heroine! :D Congratulations!

    I can't wait for Harry Potter to come out, either. *sigh*

  13. Congrats on 100 followers! I can't wait for HP!

  14. Congrats. Harry Potter did the same thing for me. It made me realize that you can write a good book for kids and still have adults like it.

  15. Well done on reaching 100!

    There's nothing quite like a comfort movie that you can go back to over and over.

  16. Congrats Colene, Yes I love the Harry Potter stuff too. It is fab that they are able to do a sound of music reunion. All great stuff, very uplifting. 'When you know the notes to sing... you can write most En nee thing'! :O)

  17. Wow, congrats on 100 followers!!! And a Harry Potter snuggie, woot, how funny is that :)


  18. Congrats on 100 followers! I just hit that milestone, too! It made me feel pretty happy about spending so much time blogging :)

  19. Congrats on 100 followers!!! :)

    And I totally want that snuggie!

    Aww.. you know I marked the date wrong for that Sound of Music reunion, and somehow managed to miss it! I was so sad... thank God for youtube ;)

    I loooveeeed that movie.. I remember when I was little, I asked Santa for it for Christmas... yup... anD I got it! :D

  20. Oh thanks for those Oprah links! I'll watch that when not at work - cheers. :)

    And congrats for having 100 followers - woohoo!

  21. Congrats on the 100 followers!! Maybe you should give away the HP Snuggie for your 100 follower contest celebration thingy...cough hint cough cough. Wow, my allergies are really bad. Cough.


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