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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Fun Monday Halloween Costumes & Characters

My, how the month flies by when you're hosting Fun Mondays! This is the last week of hosting duties for me. Thanks to everyone who has played the game in October. Julie at Another Chance Ranch takes the reins (get it?) for November. Jill at Life is Not Bubble Wrapped will do the honors in December.

October 25 Topic: Let's celebrate Halloween and the pleasures of dressing up by sharing a costume or character that you'd most enjoying being for a day. If you were going to a Halloween--or other costume--party, who or what would you like to be? Now don't everyone pick Lady Gaga. Or, if you want to share photos of your resident small goblins, that's great too.

Here's my choice:

Yes, I would love to be Ziva David, former Israeli Mossad agent and current special agent on NCIS. Ziva is a warrior who looks great in cargo pants and an NCIS cap. And she more than holds her own with other members of the NCIS team headed by straight arrow Jethro Gibbs, Italian stallion wannabe Anthony DiNozzo, and tech geek Timothy McGee. Ziva is ruthless at her job, but is famous for misusing or mangling American slang. Here are a few favorites:

Ziva as an assassin

DiNozzo: (about Ziva hitting his abdomen) Do it.
McGee: As hard as she can?
DiNozzo: As hard as you can.
McGee: You know that's how Houdini died.
DiNozzo: Ziva, did you kill Houdini?
Ziva: It is possible. I do not remember all their names.
McGee: All right, then we'll flip for it.
Ziva: If I flip you, you will get hurt.
Abby: Want to talk knives?
Ziva: Always.
And her ongoing threat for DiNozzo-- Ziva: Tony, I will hurt you.

And then the American slang mixups:

McGee: There goes the dream of a house with a picket fence.
Ziva: A picket fence would provide neither privacy nor security.
Ziva: (commenting on Director Shepard's new haircut) I see she went for the elf cut.
DiNozzo: It's called the pixie.
Ducky: I think she looks great.

So, the character I would most enjoy being for a day is Ziva the Israeli Warrior Princess. Here's the list of players who have signed up so far. As usual, if you need your name added to the list, just let me know and I'll update. The more, the scarier!

1. Joangee - Musings n Waffle
2. Sayre - Sayre Smiles
3. Julie - Another Chance Ranch
4. Janis - Life According to Jan and Jer
5. Ari_1965 - Prawn of Fate
6. Jill - Life is Not Bubble Wrapped
7. Church Lady -Living Life in PA
8. Cynical Girl -Cynical Girl

Happy Halloween and be sure to pass out plenty chocolate to all the goblins that come calling.


Sayre said...

Ziva sounds like my kind of woman! I was laughing (quietly, as it is 2am)... I am not familiar with NCIS but may have to start watching on the basis of this!

cynicalgirl said...

I probably would have chosen the other gal, who's name I can't remember because I don't watch NCIS that much. The one with the ponytails and kind of goth looking.

My post about Halloween is up:

Jan n Jer said...

LOL, thats too funny. I love how she thinks. Sounds like a very interesting character...I do not watch NCIS! But now may just tune in to see Ziva! Thanks for hosting Faye!

Peter said...

Should have read your instructions, I chose not to play mainly because we don't celebrate Halloween

The Church Lady said...

I can't say I blame you for wanting to "dress up" like Ziva. She is one cool lady!! LOL

Thanks for a month's worth of fun topics, Faye!!

ari_1965 said...

I love that Houdini exchange! Yes, she would be a fun character to play.

Lane said...

Ziva would be an excellent choice. I love all the characters in NCIS and the way they 'fit' together.

Ice cool Ros Myers in Spooks would be good too. Poor Ros. There was a softie under that glacial exterior.

Debs said...

I wouldn't mind being any character, as long as she was in Spooks!

Jill said...

I love the 'Bones' Character for the same reason

Faye said...

sayre--it was a draw between Ziva and Lis Salander, Girl with Dragon Tattoo. Both fierce.

cynicalgirl--Abby is a good choice except that she's too smart and I couldn't keep up with her caffeine intake.

janis--you'd probably like Leroy Jethro Gibbs, played by a very foxy Mark Harmon. :-) Glad to host FM for the month, but good to be able to get back to visiting and commenting on favorite blogs again.

peter--I'm sure we'd all love to know what YOU'D wear for dressup costume!

church lady--I loved your 60s hippie costume--peace out!

ari--ziva is so matter of fact about her killer instincts.

lane & debs--any Spooks character would be great--Ros Myers for sure, even Ruth would be very interesting. Have you all seen Ros in "Wire in the Blood" with Robeson Green? She has those same qualities you mentioned, Lane. They are terrific as a crime fighting team.

jill--I must catch up with the "Bones" shows. Only watched a few but like the chemistry.

ari_1965 said...

Like your profile pic, Faye.