True Confessions

Sometimes, well…most of the time…when I knit after dark, I start to doze off. This becomes a problem in the winter months when the days are so short. To keep myself awake (and amused), I often put a movie DVD in my computer. And that’s where my confession comes in–I watched Mama Mia for about the twentieth time last night. I can’t help it. It still cracks me up, and I’ll never, ever get tired of seeing Pierce Brosnan’s backside in a pair of bluejeans. And I have a soft spot for Colin Firth, too (I’ve also watched the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice about twenty times). But my favorite by far is Meryl Streep. That woman can act, sing, and dance! What’s more, I have it on very good authority that she KNITS, too.

As long as I’m confessing, I might as well share my wildest fantasy as well. I would float right off the planet if Meryl were to buy one of my books or take a class from me. Of course, I’d need to start teaching in NYC or Hollywood for that to happen. But, I’d be just as excited if she were ever to read my BLOG. Oh, dear. I’m starting to sound like Julie Powell pining over Julia Child (played by Meryl herself) in Julie & Julia.

7 thoughts on “True Confessions”

  1. I like Meryl, too. There is nothing wrong with dreaming. Who knows, she may have already bought one of your books under an alias.

  2. Even more than ‘Mama Mia’, I love Meryl Streep in ‘A Prairie Home Companion’. The director of that film, Robert Altman, is reputed to have said that you can get Meryl Streep to star in anything as long as you let her sing. She just exudes enthusiasm for life.

  3. I loved Mama Mia! I’m not one who tends to buy dvd’s. There are few movies I care about watching over and over, but Mama Mia is one of those. It’s so highly entertaining!

    I think Meryl Streep is about the best actress out there. Pierce Brosnyn couldn’t sing his way out of a paper bag, but he’s so purty to look at, who cares that he can’t sing? ;-Þ Colin Firth makes me prefer the A&E Pride & Prejudice over the Kiera Knightly version (tho I did like that one).

    I did not know Meryl was a knitter. How cool! 🙂

  4. Ann, go see Colin in The King’s Speech – I saw it this past weekend and was entranced. Now, Meryl isn’t in it, but I think you’ll like it none the less!

  5. I, too, am a big fan of Meryl. I am sure she has at least seen your patterns in one of the books or magazines. I did know that she knits, which just added to her appeal for me. She has a daughter acting now too…..Happy New Year Ann!

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