Friday, September 8, 2017

Film This: Secret Subject Swap

Welcome a Secret Subject Swap. This month 10 brave bloggers picked a secret subject for someone else and were assigned a secret subject to interpret in their own style. Today we are all simultaneously divulging our topics and submitting our posts. Read through mine and at the bottom you’ll find links to all of today’s other Secret Subject participants.

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My subject is: If your life was made into a movie who would play you? Your family members? What would be the genre, plot, conflict and resolution?                     
It was submitted by: Karen of Bookworm in the Kitchen.

When I read this prompt the first thing I thought was "easy peasy". It's turned out not so much. You really have to be introspective, realistic, when trying to pick someone to play yourself. Do you go for looks, try to pick an actress with similar physical attributes?

I mean, I'd love to say that I'd be played by some tall beauty, like maybe Charlize Theron but that would be so far into fiction we'd be bordering on delusion. In reality it would have to be someone a lot shorter. And brunette. Frizzy, curly brunette. Oh and . . . ahem . . . older. I'd love to say Cindy Crawford but I'd still be in the realm of delusion. {{sigh}}. Gilda Radner would be more accurate. Sadly, she's not available to play me. Marge Simpson would do. Does she head to the kitchen when she's stressed?

Tex-Mex Breakfast Casserole, shredded potatoes, onion, peppers and cheese baked into a fluffy breakfast casserole | Recipe developed by | #recipe #breakfast
 Tex-Mex Breakfast Casserole
Tex-Mex Breakfast Casserole, shredded potatoes, onion, peppers and cheese baked into a fluffy breakfast casserole | Recipe developed by | #recipe #breakfast

Or maybe you go with character. Should I forget about looks and pick someone who's played a character that would relate? Vivian in Pretty Woman? I could sure do that shopping spree, but maybe not her occupation. Baby in Dirty Dancing? I do love dancing, and no one puts me in a corner but I haven't been that naive in a very long time. Clarice in Silence of the Lambs? I do love a nice Chianti but mention it with liver and fava beans and I'm outa there. Dorothy Gale of The Wizard of Oz? I certainly can relate to that whole tornado thing. But if I were clicking my heels it would probably be to get away from home.

This is not going well. Lets put me on hold and move on to Hubs. 
Again, that's a tough one. Especially since I had kinda hoped to live past today. Choosing someone to play your husband can reveal quite a bit about how you see him. And I'm not sure I can really go there and end up on his good side.

New strategy, instead of picking our characters individually I should pick us as a couple. So lets see, tall meets small, dignified meets frazzled. I've got it. Boris and Natasha. 

Final answer. Boris and Natasha.

Now the boys. I really hadn't planned to pick all cartoon characters for this film. It didn't start that way at all. And yet, for the boys I'm picturing the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote meets Beavis and Butthead meets Brian and Stewie.

The genre. I'd like to say that this movie would be a comedy because I do try to see our life through the lens of humor. It's why I write our monthly Fly on the Wall posts. Because really, better to laugh than to cry, right?

Or I could pick my favorite genre, mystery. But none of us has actually killed each other. Yet.

So we're going to have to go with drama. As for plot, conflict and resolution, we've got Boris and Natasha trying to wrangle the Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote. Maybe I'll just refer you to the news for the story. 'Cause, this movie is actually starting to sound an awful lot like the Trump administration.

And my movie's inauguration premiere? It will have the biggest crowds EVER!

Here are links to all the sites now featuring Secret Subject Swap posts. Sit back, grab a cup, and check them all out. See you there:

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Tex-Mex Breakfast Casserole

Printable Recipe


10 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup half and half
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp chopped cilantro
dash cayenne pepper
1/2 seeded jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
1/2 green pepper, chopped
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 (1#) package Simply Potato potato shreds
8 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1/2 cup shredded pepper jack 
3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar, divided
1/2 cup French's crispy jalapenos, crushed 
1/2 tsp paprika

Salsa for serving

*Grease a 9 X 13 baking dish. 
*Whisk the eggs, milk, half and half, salt, pepper, cilantro and cayenne. Mix in the fresh jalapeno, green pepper, onion, potato shreds, bacon, pepper jack and 1/2 cup of the sharp cheddar. 
*Pour into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the top with the remaining cheddar, crushed crispy jalapenos and paprika. Cover with foil.
*NOTE: You can bake this now or refrigerate for 1 - 2 hours, then remove from the fridge, bring to room temperature for an hour and then bake.
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 20 minutes covered, then 20 to 30 minutes uncovered until cooked through. 
*Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Slice and serve topped with salsa.


  1. You'd certainly have bigger crowds than the current guy at the WH.
    Very tough subject. I was thinking Barbra Streisand might play you?
    Happy Friday!

  2. Bwahahahaha! And I'm voting for you for president!

    1. If only you could. One thing the next president will have going for him or her is that they can say that they can't do any worse than the current one!

  3. I'm glad I didn't have to answer that question because I've never paid much attention to actors or actresses. At least I did know who Boris and Natasha are. Bonus points for that. Alana

  4. I was trying to figure out who would play me and hubs and I think it would be Lily Tomblin and Gilligan. You'd have a hell of a show! Maybe a realty show?

    1. That's hysterical, Lily Tomlin and Gilligan. I can just picture that.

  5. I enjoyed the way you did a process of elimination in choosing your cast and it also gave more insight into the real you :) Sad to see this great post turned political.

    1. Sadly, the terrifying state of politics in this country weigh heavy on the minds and hearts of many of us.

  6. I'd watch that the theater, even!!


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