Brumov-Bilnice

All right. I guess I have no excuses now. I have time, a camera, the connecting cable, internet . . . I guess I’ll post some pictures. Today’s main event was a trip to a castle in the Czech Republic. It dates back to the 13th Century, and was involved in quite a few battles. Unfortunately, the place burned down in the 1800s, so all that’s left is ruins. Still, we had a great time exploring, and my son thought it was all the bees knees. Gorgeous weather and a nice picnic didn’t hurt, either. Don’t you all wish you were me? Oh–and I got over 1,500 words written today. Nice.


And because my life isn’t always just about Slovakia, I’m also going to throw out a challenge to all you movie buffs out there. AFI just released its top 10 lists for 10 genres. Here are my totals for how many of them I’ve seen:

Animation: 10/10

Romantic Comedy: 8/10 (missing City Lights and Roman Holiday. I’ll fix this when I get home.)

Western: 7/10 (missing The Wild Bunch, McCabe and Mrs. Miller and Cat Ballou)

Sports: 7/10 (missing Bull Durham, Breaking Away and National Velvet (National Velvet?!? Where’s Chariots of Fire?)

Mystery: 8/10 (missing Laura and Blue Velvet)

Fantasy: 9/10 (missing the original King Kong. I know–travesty. I publicly apologize. However, did you all see what landed on the list? Groundhog Day continues its inexorable rise to the Number One Movie of All Time)

Sci-Fi: 8/10 (missing The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

Gangster: 5/10 (Yikes! Missing White Heat, Bonnie and Clyde, Scarface: Shame of a Nation, Public Enemy and Little Ceasar.)

Courtroom Drama: 4/10 (Even worse. I’m such a slacker! Missing Kramer vs. Kramer, The Verdict, Witness for the Prosecution, In Cold Blood, A Cry in the Dark and Judgment at Nurmeburg)

Epic: 7/10 (missing Titanic (almost a badge of honor at this point), All Quiet on the Western Front and Reds)

Total: 73/100 (assuming I did my math right, which isn’t a given.)

So that’s a C-. Not too bad I suppose. In the past I’ve been a lot worse at these top 100 lists, and I’ve been working on fixing that over time. Getting there. Can any of you beat me? I’d love to see your totals if you have time to look over the lists and post.

And that’s all I have time for now.

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6 Responses to Brumov-Bilnice

  1. Anonymous says:

    LOVE the picture…
    of niece. Best one I’ve seen so far. If you’ve got so much time, post more of those!! šŸ˜‰
    -Gretel

  2. Anonymous says:

    72/100
    You got me by 1. I scored a 72.
    A: 10/10
    RC: 6/10 (missing City Lights, Roman Holiday, It Happened One Night and Adam’s Rib.)
    W: 8/10 (missing McCabe and Mrs. Miller and Cat Ballou)
    S: 9/10 (missing National Velvet)
    M: 7/10 (missing Laura, The Third Mand and Blue Velvet)
    F: 7/10 (missing Miracle on 34th Street, Harvey, and the Thief of Bagdad)
    SF: 8/10 (missing The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Invasion of the Body Snatchers)
    G: 5/10 (missing White Heat, Bonnie and Clyde, Scarface: Shame of a Nation, Public Enemy and Little Ceasar.)
    CD: 5/10 (missing The Verdict, Witness for the Prosecution, In Cold Blood, A Cry in the Dark and Judgment at Nurmeburg)
    E: 7/10 (missing All Quiet on the Western Front, Reds and The 10 Commandments)

    • Anonymous says:

      Re: 72/100
      That’s my comment by the way. I clicked Post fast.
      -Kev

      • brycemoore says:

        Re: 72/100
        Victory! I’m impressed, Kev–I didn’t think there’d be many people out there who’d come close. Then again, you ARE the only other person to have survived Stupid Movie Fest from the beginning to the end, so I guess I should have known . . . šŸ™‚

  3. Anonymous says:

    44/100
    What have I been doing with my time? Thanks for posting the pictures.
    -Becky

  4. Anonymous says:

    Wow, pictures! That is worthy of a comment:) It is fun to finally see pictures of your daughter. What a beautiful girl. And of Denisa and Tomas…say hello and enjoy the rest of your time in Slovakia.
    JBCundick

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