Monday, June 16, 2008

Curous as a Cat's Monday Meme

I haven't had a chance to visit Curious as a Cat's wonderful Monday meme site in a while, so I thought I would indulge today. Each week, you are given a set of questions to answer, and a photo to which you can respond. Here goes!

1) In what movie is the most violent scene you've ever seen?

I tend to stay away from movies that are too graphically violent, so this is a tough one. I guess the movie that has haunted me for years since I saw it, and therefore, I haven't seen it again, is Saving Private Ryan. I can't stand all of the gunfire and loss of life in every scene. It is just too painful for me.

2) Of all the people you know, who would make the most successful TV evangelist?

As a rabbi, I find this question to be especially fun to answer. I used to want to be a Jewish televangelist, myself, especially after playing the role of "Reno Sweeney," a traveling evangelist, in my high school's production of the Cole Porter musical, Anything Goes. However, if I had to identify someone else, I would probably pick the former senior rabbi at the synagogue I work at. He has such a commanding presence at the pulpit - he is a true "preacher," and is always incredibly inspiring. I'll bet he could make lots of money if he took it on the road :)

3) Who is the person who most deserves to be rewarded for something?

As of right now, my mom! She has been the hero of the family since my dad's stroke. She is so strong and brave, and even took time out to come to NYC six months ago for my surgery. I wish I could give her some kind of "mom of the year" award - I really believe that she has tapped into an inner strength that, heretofore, she didn't even know she had. I am so proud of her.

4) When was the last time you cried and why?

This morning, as I was watching Meet the Press's tribute to Tim Russert. Within the first few minutes, I was already tearing up as the various journalists remembered this great man. I am so saddened by his death, and I send my thoughts and prayers out to his family.

5) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.

This photo reminds me of trips that we used to take to old homesteads - those ones that were meant to recreate homes in the 18th or 19th centuries. We probably had a school field trip to those places every year of elementary school. I remember being both envious of the people who had to pretend to be townsfolk from that time period, while also feeling sorry for them and their job :)

1 comment:

Sarene said...

I am right there with you with regards to Tim Russert. I haven't paid tribute properly to him on my blog because I'm so behind with blogging period (I only JUST posted about the wedding), but my G-d, what a loss. I always enjoyed hearing his commentary on the election, and he was just such an institution.

It broke my heart to see people like Tom Brokaw, Brian Williams and Matt Lauer (the three of whom I admire deeply) choke up so easily as they shared their stories about Mr. Russert.