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Sunday, March 16, 2014

My Secret Obsessive Confession

I have a little Irish secret I've never told anyone. Well okay, I told the tile guy but he had no idea what I was talking about. ...You see I’m a huge fan of Maureen O’ Hara in all her movies but the way she acts in The Quiet Man with John Wayne reminds me of well—let’s just say it hits close to home. So anyway, my secret admission has to do with her Irish accent. I love her accent so much that when it comes to repeating the longest prayer in church I try using her inflections in my voice and mimicking my memory of her vowels and diphthongs. Crazy huh? Standing next to me is my tough guy who hasn't noticed either, and unless someone squeals, my secret is safe. Right? Stranger still... his favorite movie is How Green Was My Valley, also with Maureen O’ Hara.
 Do you think this is certifiable or just plain silly? Can you relate?  Do movies make us do things we shouldn't do? Am I a victim of some sort of retro Hollywood adorableness?

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!


  1. If you know how to talk like her, then go for it!

  2. I can do a lot of different voices.

    Hugs and chocolate!

  3. Totally normal, Eve.:) Movies make me talk in all sorts of silly accents, sing silly songs, and occasionally act like a ninja.

  4. Go for it, Eve! I'd love to hear your impersonation...maybe this summer...
    Men are clueless sometimes, which can be a good thing...(sometimes).
    I love Maureen O'Hara also! So talented--and yes, lovely accent.
    Somehow, I managed to miss seeing The Quiet Man, but I really should since I've walked over that bridge from the movie ;) Teehee...

  5. Totally normal, Evie!

    Admittedly, the Quiet Man is not my idea of a swell time... probably because I can't stand The Duke.

  6. I love "The Quiet Man" too.
    I have been missing your blog... I thought I signed in but I guess I didn't.
    I tried to follow your blog again but it wouldn't let me sign in ?
    Will try again.

    cheers, parsnip

  7. Greetings human, Eve,

    You are expressing your inner Maureen O' Hara. Tis nothing wrong with that, my dear human friend.

    Message to parsnip. Google Friend Connect is having some issues. For almost a week, I cannot sign in or follow new blogs.

    P.S, Eve. John Wayne is somebody my human could not tolerate. Especially after he was derogatory to Canadians in regards to Amchitka.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny and the Alphabark Challenge 2014! :)

  8. That's the only John Wayne movie I like. She is a great actress. I wish I could do accents!

  9. It's actually adorable. I love that movie, btw, one of my all-time favorites.