Monday Night Thread - 5 Lists of 5

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Monday Night Thread - 5 Lists of 5

Unread postby Liz » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:09 pm

Good afternoon/evening/whatever, Noodlemantra’s. :wave: Welcome to the first ONBC Monday Night Thread. As you know, we’ve moved from Sunday to Monday. :snoopydances:

Due to an outstanding suggestion by Sands :thumbsup:, our topic for this week’s Monday Night Thread is Your Top 5. What are your:


TOP 5 FAVOURITE DEPP MOVIES
TOP 5 FAVOURITE NOVELS
TOP 5 FAVOURITE PLACES
TOP 5 FAVOURITE SONGS
TOP 5 FAVOURITE FOODS
?


NOTE: Next week's question will be a list question again inspired by our current author, Nick Hornby. I’m giving you a whole week to think about this question because, believe me, you will need it. As you know, he’s written a book entitled, 31 Songs, which he refers to as “a soundtrack to accompany life”. So next week’s question is:

List the 31 Songs that illustrate the soundtrack that has accompanied your life, giving the reasons if you so desire.
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Unread postby KYwoman » Mon Oct 17, 2005 7:59 pm

This will be fun! I can't wait to read what others really enjoy, it exposes me to things I've often not heard of before. So here goes mine:

Depp Movies: (truly this list changes because I love them all, but....)
POTC
WEGG
Chocolat
The Brave
Blow (or Edward Scissorhands)


Favorite Novels:
To Kill a Mockingbird- Harper Lee
Poisonwood Bible- Barbara Kingsolver
Stones from the River- Ursula Hegi
Fierce Invalids...- Tom Robbins
Slammerkin- Emma Donoghue


Favorite Places:
Barrier Reef, Aus.
London, England
San Francisco
New Orleans (pre-hurricane)
tropical islands
(and the Zone!)


Favorite Songs:
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me- Elton John
Moonlight Sonata- Beethoven
Piece Of My Heart- Janis Joplin
You Can't Always Get What You Want- Rolling Stones
Lida Rose- from the musical The Music Man (my father taught me to sing this song in harmony with him when I was a little girl)


Favorite Foods:
CHOCOLATE!
thin crust vegetarian pizza
Indian seafood curry
vegetarian eggrolls (from Suny's Chinese Rest. on Long
Island, NY)
Shrimp Scampi (from a little restaurant in Louisiana)


Now, I must go and begin to think about next week's list...... :-O
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Unread postby Bix » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:02 pm

Okay, here goes what I have so far -

Top 5 novels:
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
A Christmas Memory - Truman Capote (not really a novel, but a huge piece of writing in my estimation)
Prince of Tides - Pat Conroy
The Hobbit/Lord of the Rings Trilogy - JRR Tolkein (Well, you can't very well pick just one, can you?)

Top 5 places:
Tuscany, Italy (various places there)
The once (and, I hope, future) New Orleans
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Port Antonio, Jamaica
My parents' house where I grew up, especially in springtime

Top 5 Depp movies (and I haven't seen them all yet):
Pirates of the Caribbean
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
Finding Neverland
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Benny & Joon

I'm still thinking about the songs and the food. Back later.

And, Liz, thanks for the advance warning about next week's question! Wow! That's an amazing one - with much to ponder! (At least for us really old folks! :lol: )
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Unread postby Liz » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:05 pm

Slammerkin- Emma Donoghue :-? KY, You've probably mentioned this right here on ONBC, and I've forgotten.

Curry's one of my favs., but not top 5. It's hard to keep to 5, isn't it? :banghead:
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Unread postby Bix » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:07 pm

OMG, I can already tell that, with just KYWoman's post up, this is going to increase my "To Be Read" list exponentially!! We are all in big trouble now - but at least the two of us agreed on one of our all time faves!
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Unread postby Liz » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:19 pm

Here's mine:

TOP 5 FAVOURITE DEPP MOVIES
POTC
Finding Neverland
Eduard Scissorhands
Benny & Joon
Secret Window


TOP 5 FAVOURITE NOVELS
Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
The Stand - Stephen King
Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
The World According to Garp - John Irving
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald


TOP 5 FAVOURITE PLACES
Laguna Beach, CA
Sanibel Island, FL
Maui
San Francisco
Jamaica


TOP 5 FAVOURITE SONGS
Riders on the Storm - The Doors
Somebody to Love – Jefferson Airplane
Channel Z – B-52’s
Time the Avenger – The Pretenders
Love, Reign O'er Me – The Who (decided to check the title--I had it wrong all these years, LOL)


TOP 5 FAVOURITE FOODS
Pizza
Fried Calamari
Tortellini al Pesto
Ravioli with Butter and Sage
French Bread


Bix, A Prayer for Owen Meany is up there for me, too. Also, I've been to Port Antonio. I think you are the first person I've known who's been there. Where did you stay? And did you see other parts of the island? We stayed at the Trident, but also in Montego Bay and visited Negril and Ocho Rios.
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Unread postby Sands » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:26 pm

This is so difficult, keeping it down to five. Anyway, these are pretty much off the top of my head - I might have thought of some different ones by tomorrow. And they're not in any particular order.

DEPP MOVIES
Once Upon A Time In Mexico
Don Juan de Marco
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Arizona Dream
Chocolat

NOVELS
On The Road - Jack Kerouac
Perfume - Patrick Suskind
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Sula -Toni Morrison
Epileptic -David B. (a graphic novel)

PLACES
Pembrokeshire, Wales (where I live)
The Alps, Switzerland
The Cevennes, France
Ireland
Northumberland, England

SONGS
Like a Hurricane - Neil Young
Song to the Siren - Tim Buckley
Mr. Tambourine Man - Bob Dylan
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen

FOODS
Chocolate (Knew I wouldn't be the only one!)
Cheesecake
Toasted teacakes (with lots of butter)
Pancakes with honey and orange juice
Fresh fruit salad with creme fraiche

I'm loving the 31 songs idea. I'll be thinking about that all week.
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Unread postby Veronica » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:31 pm

TOP 5 FAVOURITE DEPP MOVIES
POTC
CATCF
FN
Benny & Joon
Crybaby


TOP 5 FAVOURITE NOVELS
Shantaram
Gone with the Wind
Lonesome Dove
DaVinci Code
Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates


TOP 5 FAVOURITE PLACES
Home
Outer Banks
Manitoulin Island
Hocking Hills
Marietta


TOP 5 FAVOURITE SONGS
Forever Young, Bob Dylan
Anything but Ordinary, Avril
Picture, Sheryl Crow & Kid Rock
Push and Pull, Nikka Costa
One, Vanessa Paradis but originally recorded by U2, I like the way she sings it better. I wish I could post it.


TOP 5 FAVOURITE FOODS
Pizza with everything
anything that swims mostly shrimp and lobster
Chocolate Moosetracks icecream with whip cream
Chocolate cake with lots of chocolate icing :drool:
fresh fruit
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Unread postby Liz » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:33 pm

Sands wrote:I'm loving the 31 songs idea. I'll be thinking about that all week.


I've had a week to think about it, and I still keep changing them. I think 5 is easier than 31. :banghead:

This is really interesting reading everyone's choices.
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Unread postby DeniseB » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:34 pm

TOP 5 FAVOURITE DEPP MOVIES:
POTC
Chocolat
Benny & Joon
Secret Window/The Brave (I can't choose, lol)
Edward Scissorhands

TOP 5 FAVOURITE NOVELS:
Bridget Jones' Diary
A Time To Kill
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
The Rum Diary
The Alchemist

TOP 5 FAVOURITE PLACES:
London, England
LA
NY, NY
Bavaria (Germany)
Tuscany (never been there, but know I would love it, lol)

TOP 5 FAVOURITE SONGS:
Anniversary by Tony Toni Tone
Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve
Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
I Am Ready For Love by India.Arie/Cry To Me by Solomon Burke (can't pick)
Anything by Usher (I'm a huge fan, lol)


TOP 5 FAVOURITE FOODS:
Rice souffle
French fries
PB&J sandwiches
Bananas
Coconut shrimp
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Unread postby Still-Rather-Timid » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:37 pm

Okay, here goes--but on another day when my memory is sharper I might give different answers:

Depp movies
Dead Man
Edward Scissorhands
Finding Neverland
Ed Wood
Chocolat

Novels
Wuthering Heights
Lolita
Tristram Shandy
Jude the Obscure
David Copperfield

Places
Venice, Italy
Dorset Coast, England
Yorkshire, England
Northampton, Massachusetts
Paris, France

Songs
Rebel, Rebel (Bowie)
Stray Cat Blues (Rolling Stones)
Go, Lassie, Go (Old Scottish ballad)
I Got you Under My Skin (Porter)
Moonlight Mile (Stones)

Before I change my mind. . .

Oops! Food!!! (how could I forget that? can't live on Depp films!)
buttered popcorn
smelly goat cheese
arugula
broiled lobster dipped in lemon butter
chocolate
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Unread postby Still-Rather-Timid » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:43 pm

Oh, Sands, I really loved Atonement, too. And Perfume.

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Unread postby CarrieKY » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:48 pm

Five Favorite Depp Movies:

POTC
Dead Man
Arizona Dream
OUATIM
Finding Neverland



Five Favorite Novels:

Prodigal Summer - Barbara Kingsolver
Fall On Your Knees - Anne Marie MacDonald
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood - Rebecca Wells
The World According to Garp - John Irving


Five Favorite Places:

Highlands, NC
Key West
Bahamas
Hawaii
Aspen


Five Favorite Songs:

Crazy - Patsy Cline
Into The Mystic - Van Morrison
Reason to Believe - Rod Stewart
You Can't Always Get What You Want - The Rolling Stones
Imagine - John Lennon



Five Favorite Foods:

Frisch's Big Boy (local)
Jumbo Shrimp
Cheesecake
chocolate
NY Strip Steak
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Unread postby Johnny Fan » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:54 pm

This is a fun topic! Here are my lists:

Depp Movies:
1. Pirates of the Caribbean
2. What's Eating Gilbert Grape
3. Finding Neverland
4. Benny & Joon
5. Sleepy Hollow

Novels:
I'm going to cheat a little here because it's way too hard for me to list only five! I will say that my favorite novel is definitely The Lord of the Rings by: J.R.R. Tolkien. :cool:

Places:
1. Los Angeles
2. Orlando
3. St. Louis
4. Paris (I have never been there, but I would love to visit there someday!)
5. London (again, I have never been here, but I would like to go there someday).

Songs (Temporary):
(My favorite songs literally change every week, so here are my five favorite songs at the moment):
1. My Father's Gun-Elton John
2. Learning to Fly-Tom Petty (the first two songs I listed were both in Elizabethtown, which I loved, and that's why they're currently in my top 5!)
3. Speed of Sound-Coldplay
4. Vertigo-U2
5. Pourtant-Vanessa Paradis

Foods:
1. Pizza
2. Pasta
3. Shrimp
4. Cookies
5. Coffee (I guess this doesn't actually count as a food, but I'm a coffee addict, so I have to put it here!)
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Unread postby Bix » Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:55 pm

Here's the rest of my list:

Top 5 songs:
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
Song for You - Leon Russell
Blue - Joni Mitchell
San Francisco Bay Blues - Richie Havens (I'm not sure that is the name of the song, but some of you know which one I mean)
Wooden Ships - Jefferson Airplane

Top 5 foods (if you are a vegetarian or healthy eater, don't read this list!:
Barbecued chicken made by my dad
shrimp creole
chicken fried steak
beef stroganoff
fried okra

Liz, I started to respond about my Jamaica experiences, but realized it is something to email you about rather than waste everyone's time on. So I'll be in touch - and maybe we can talk ourselves into a trip back there to check it out!
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