Sunday, April 22, 2012

Personal Challenge Countdown: Day 8

3 Films

1. Dirty Dancing

2. A Few Good Men

3. Fight Club

And... 80's teen cult films, crime dramas/gritty cop films, courtroom dramas, movies with fast cars (Fast and the Furious, Gone in 60 Seconds, etc), films with unreliable narrators and twists, dark comedies, and on and on and on

Picking 3 films was almost as hard as picking 4 books! 

But truly, Dirty Dancing is my fav... "Nobody puts Baby in a corner" ... "I carried a watermelon?!"  Chapters has a Dirty Dancing coffee table book complete with photographs and the FULL script *SIGH  I enthusiastically suggested to my boyfriend that we buy it and act out the scenes between Baby and Johnny... sadly he wasn't as excited about the idea :(

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Happy Earth Day!

We celebrated today by brunching at a tavern featuring a blue grass band ("grass" being the earth aspect LOL); walking around the city enjoying the sunshine; preparing an organic, locally grown dinner; and watching BBC's Earth documentaries. 

I thought I would end the day with a post of a few things that I love and am thankful for about our beautiful planet...

Fresh garden fruits and veggies that provide our bodies with nutrients

Fields of daisies

Source: via Kristy on Pinterest

All the colours of the rainbow

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Trees... beautiful, life-giving, oxygen providing, and aesthetically pleasing trees.  Live Oaks and Willows are of my favourite :)

And last but not least...Wildlife

Source: via Kristy on Pinterest

Source: via Kristy on Pinterest

Source: via Kristy on Pinterest

Source: via Kristy on Pinterest

I also just want to take a moment and express my gratitude for clean water, the oceans, dragon flies, fresh air, thunderstorms, lilacs, grass, wheat, sunrises, the moon, whales, swans, tigers, oil, nutrient-rich earth, and all other plants, minerals, mammals, fowl, fish, reptiles and insects that contribute to our fragile ecosystem.

I would be lying if I claimed to be completely green in most of my actions.  However, with all of the daily gifts for which we take for granted from our planet, the least we can do as responsible citizens of the earth is to give thanks and be as conscious as possible about decisions that will make Mother Nature happy.

How did you celebrate Earth Day?  What gifts are you most thankful for from Mother Nature?


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