Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Thursday Thirteen - 100! - 13 of My Favorite T13s From My Archives

1 - 13 Things I Long To Do

This was a response to Claudia, who wondered what I long to do after I posted a list of things I'll never do.

2 - Julia Needs

This list comes from a Google search game, where you type in your name along with the word needs and see what comes up in the search engine. I nearly killed myself laughing at how closely this list mirrors the real me.

3 - 13 Reasons to Read Book Review Series

These have become a signature aspect of my blog. I have all of my book reviews posted in their own archives, with a link on my sidebar. To see them, click HERE.

4 - 13 Works of Art Series

Another signature of A Piece of My Mind are the art work posts, showcasing the talents of fine artists. I also have these collected in their own archive, with a link in my sidebar. To see them, click HERE.

5 - 13 of My Favorite Ballets

It's no secret to regular readers that I am a certified ballet freak. I often review ballets - read a sample HERE.

6 - 13 Reasons I Hate to Cook

This one of my earliest T13s - before I learned how to load pictures onto my blog.

7 - 13 Fictional Male Characters I Love

I spend copious amounts of time thinking about fictional male characters - my own and the ones I've discovered in film, television, theatre and books. Here are some of my all-time faves.

8 - 13 of My Favourite Canadian Hotties in Honour of Canada Day

When I was checking these over for this retrospective list, to my amazement, 'Albert' the Philly cream cheese manservant had left a comment about being chosen as my #9 Canadian Hottie. Check it out!

9 - 13 of My Favorite Fictional Couples

Second to thinking about fictional male characters, I spend an awful lot of time thinking about fictional couples. I highly recommend it!

10 - 13 Funniest Film Scenes

I have a strange reaction to laughing really hard - it triggers an asthma attack. Be assured that every scene listed here had me in physical agony, while tears of both laughter and the inability to breathe squeezed out of my eyes.

11 - Introducing 13 of My Ancestors

This was my first mega-post. But definitely not the last.

12 - 13 Things About Canada's Role in the Two World Wars

This is one of my favorites. I concentrated on Remembrance Day at A Piece of My Mind last year, leading up to Nov. 11th.

13 - 13 Reasons I Counted the Days Until George W. Bush Was Outta Here

My delirium of joy after America's historic election last fall was only partially about aquiring Obama.


On a limb with Claudia said...

HEY!! I remember most of these! Clapping You really do a great job with these and your blog!

Congratulations on your 100th TT!

Julia Smith said...

Thanks, Claudia!

Anonymous said...

This is a great list- I love your idea of putting past T13's together! I like your blog too by the way, I'll have to come back tomorrow at a more decent hour to read more. And you're a writer...I definitely want to know more!

Mine's up too. happy Thursday:)


jenn said...

I am off to read the funniest film scenes...

Hootin' Anni said...

What an excellent idea! And the 13 reasons for counting days 'til Bush leaves...well, guess what? He's here in TX with us now. Oh my.

My 13 is all about 'icky' foods. Won't you join me for a bite?!!!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

well hating to cook is just sad I could teach you to maybe like it a little:)

Chris said...

great list... my list is up too....

Nicholas said...

I read several of those when you posted them -- and enjoyed them. Keep it up!

Shelley Munro said...

I remember quite a few of these as well. I've enjoyed the walk down memory lane. :)

anthonynorth said...

A T13 of T13s. Great idea.

Barbara said...

Great idea for a TT. My ds will be very interested to read #12.

Amy Ruttan said...

I remember most of those TT's.

What a trip. :)

Janet said...

I had to go read about 6, 7 & 10 and:

- I'm one of those folks that get all dreamy just thinking about cooking!

- Mmmmm, Aragorn!

- Abby Normal!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Man, oh man, Julia, have we been friends this long? Amazing. Simply amazing.

I think you're also becoming known as The Ballet Lady, at least in my head. And I know, I know: that shouldn't be good coming from a die-hard metal head, but you know what? Many metal heads are smart enough to be able to appreciate fine art, wherever we see it. Classical musical influences are rampant in areas of the genre; you'd be surprised.

Thomma Lyn said...

I remember most of those T13s, too -- all of 'em great. You do such a great job with this blog, Julia!

Travis said...

Wow! 100 TTs? That's some dedication there.

Mike M said...

Hi Julia! I still love your blog.

I have started a new one. I hope to see you there:

sheila said...

Now that was a really cute idea for a post!

Daisy said...

I'm new to your blog, but I'm going to look through the archives! I'm interested in the 13 ancestors because (are you ready for this?) we visited Lockeport, Nova Scotia to work on my husband's geneology research. What a wonderful visit; we'll be back!

Isabella Snow said...

OOOOH! Ciaran was SOOOOO hot in that film!! I have it on DVD!!