Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Oh, What a Knight

Last night Fred and I went to dinner with two of my friends from high school. We met over at our friend Mason's new house to see how the decorating was coming along and upon entering his house, we saw this:
Yes, that's "Tommy" the knight. I have my opinion of the knight, but Mason wanted me to ask my female bloggers for their opinions. So, what do you think about his knight as a decoration?

FYI: Mason is a 27-year-old, single, male who has his own house, car and a job.
Today's "Ten on Tuesday" hosted by Roots and Rings is addressing the topic of books. Click here to play along.

1. Favorite book(s) when you were a child and why?
"Rags" - It was about this dog who chased away robbers from his grocery store.

2. First “grown-up” book you remember reading (i.e. written for adolescents or with adult themes, such as The Outsiders or Catcher in the Rye).
For some reason, "To Kill a Mockingbird" comes to mind. Great book!

3. Favorite movie that came from a book (even if you didn’t read the book and just love the movie).
"A Walk to Remember" by Nicholas Sparks. The book was phenomenal and the movie was good. It makes me cry every time.

4. Movie that you loved so much that you WISHED there was a book out so that you could find out more about the movie.
"The Wedding" by Nicholas Sparks. I remember finishing this book in a doctors office and I was just crying so hard.

5. Worst book you’ve ever read?
"As Long as She Needs Me" by Nicholas Weinstock. It wasn't what I was expecting.

6. Book that everyone raves about that you either a) haven’t read and feel slightly dumb for not having read it or b) have tried to read and hated and so feel slightly dumb that everyone is getting something you don’t.
"Harry Potter" - My husband loves these and so does everyone else. I just don't get the attraction.

7. If you were forced to choose only 3 books that you could read for the rest of your life, which ones would they be? (Or if you were stranded on a desert island, which 3 books would you want there with you?).
The Bible, "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch and "The Wedding" by Nicholas Sparks.

8. Name one book that if you could recommend that everyone you know read, what is it?
(From Chelsea: I’m going to make a late rule here that says “The Bible” doesn’t count because obviously I wish everyone would read this book!)
"The Last Lecture" It will make you think about your life in a whole new perspective.

9. What is your “guilty pleasure” reading?
Chick Lit. I love it. Some of my favorites authors are: Emily Giffin, Nicholas Sparks, Jennifer Weiner and Lauren Weisberger.

10. What book (excepting the Bible or other major document of your religion/faith) has changed your outlook on life the most?
"The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch. You will have a new aspect on life and love after reading this book. What an amazing story. It's an easy/quick read.


Erin said...

I'm so glad we have similar tastes in books!
As for "Tommy," maybe that's why Mason's still single. ;o) "Tommy" might make a better guard for your clothes in a walk-in closet.

Heather said...

Ummm, about the knight!! A little creepy I have to say! And I agree with Erin!

katie + bret said...

Oh. No. Mr. Tommy needs to go. Unless he wants to attract some seriously interesting ladies...

Cee said...

Ok I am probably going to be in the minority here but I don't think Tommy is all that bad. There are a lot of worse decorations a single guy could have up! A little odd, yes, but not horrible.

Erin said...

I'm going to have to give Cee some credit. I see no black leather furniture, neon signs or beer or concert posters, framed and hung as "art."

the swell belle said...

That is too funny! And so Mason. It gets my approval...everyone likes a little kitsch! Tell Mason that I like the new digs!

Jen said...

Am I the only one who likes the knight? It makes it very bachelor-pad-ish. Post-bachelor life? Not so much. :)

Cute blog! I'll come back!

The Lindsey Family said...

That is the same knight/crusader we have all over my school (PDS)!

timlinzrowland said...

Not of fan of the Knight. I would totally be creeped out by it especially walking through the room at night!
A Walk To Remember was the other one I was thinking about! Loved the movie and I loved the book, they make me cry too!

Angie S said...

Ummm very interesting knight. I think I'd be afraid if he were in my house.

HA!! Too funny though!

Taylor @ Jimmy Choos and a Baby Too said...

Okay Im with Cee on this one...I think its funny what bachelor guys have at their own places! My hubs had some really bad decorating skills before I moved in and made his place look good :)

Go East Memphis Mama said...

For some reason it just makes total sense that Mason would have a knight in his house haha!

Mrs. Bear said...

Personally the knight kind of scares me. And if it was dark it would be worse to stumble upon him! I'm a big baby though and masks/full body costumes make me wanna puke haha.

Candice Pair said...

Ok first of all, what is his last name?? He looks familiar! Second, guys are hilarious!

Chelsea said...

I've heard a lot of great things about The Last Lecture. I need to get my hands on a copy.

(BTW, your link on Mr Linky goes to an old ToT post. Not sure why. It did that last week too.)

The Taffs said...

as for the knight....I think it works for him. I wouldn't ever have it in my home! : ) But, then again, I'm not a bachelor living alone either!

erin said...

The knight is interesting, but I'm not sure it's the best thing.

If you like chic lit, have you read the Shopaholic books by Sophie Kinsella? They are HILARIOUS.

Brown Girl said...

I can get passed the knight since he has his own home, car, and job. That's what I'm talking about.

PaigeR530 said...

Tommy would not be able to come live at my house. I can imagine a bunch of boys pretending to sword fight that thing! OH dear! :)

Stephanie said...

I LOVE the knight!

Seriously - it's fun. And decorating isn't about all the snobby fashion and uptight beauty you can get into a room - it's about fun too! {ESPECIALLY in a bachelor pad..}

If he gets rid of it - I want it!

My HUSBAND would probably say no though. ha ;)

Melissa said...

Well I love the knight. BUT I graduated from a HS where our mascot was the Royal Knights so I think it's "cool". There could be way worse things like Erin said...neon lights, beer signs, ect.

jill said...

i think tommy is fabulous! totally perfect for the bachelor pad thing!

Alison said...

Ummm ya, the knight is freaky. I'm guessing the ladies aren't too down with it when they go to his house! :)