Jeff said I wouldn't do it…ha! I love a challenge…or is that a dare? I don't know..but here goes. So at dinner tonight a conversation got started…it went like this…
Jeff: So did you watch The Wizard of Oz?
Me: Yes I did, it was good, but after reading Wicked I feel sorry for the Wicked Witch.
Jeff: What, are you kidding?
Me: No, she was not wicked when she was born, they made her wicked.
Jeff: Did you watch the movie?
Me: Yes I did. The witch and Dorothy were caught in the middle and it was not fair for either of them.
Jeff: Did you watch the whole movie?
Me: Yes, Wicked is before Wizard of Oz so you get to know about the witch and she was born green and people teased her and made her mean, and the good witch and her were best friends in College.
Jeff: It was a DREAM!!! Dorothy dreamt it, cause someone came to the house and stole her dog.
Me: Well the book is about before that, and the witch only became wicked when they killed her lover and she just lost it, and became mean, and her Dad made the magic slippers for her sister with no arms for balance, and she just wanted them back when her sister died and then Dorothy got them, and then the Wizard made Dorothy go get the witches broom.
Jeff: It was not real, this is a classic movie, and this Wicked book was written after and it was all a dream, and I watched this movie so many times in my life, as kids we could not wait for it to come on tv to watch it.
Me: That is cause you got American channels (side note: growing up in Canada – we didn't get a lot of the American channels)
Jeff: You can't say you like the witch cause she was bad and the movie was first, and the Wicked book came after.
Me: At least I read.
Jeff: I read every day at work.
Me: That is not the same thing. (side note: I read for entertainment…Jeff reads to learn)
Jeff: People will be mad if you like the witch, and you better not blog it cause that movie is a classic.
Me: Whew, that was a good dinner, I'm full!
So there ya go people, how's that for fun dinner conversation? Don't tell me not to blog it, cause I say…oh yeah baby…it's gettin' blogged.
I think its funny, cause maybe if I had seen the movie first before the book, I would have thought different, and I will admit that even though I had not watched the movie in its entirety before, I knew the story line basically a tornado takes Dorothy to Oz and she has to follow the yellow brick road to find her way home, there was a bad witch and she got killed at the end, but reading the book does make you watch the movie different.
Oh and I had no idea certain things were from the movie. When they said Lions and Tigers and Bears – Oh My! I had no idea it came from that movie…I mean I even did a scrapbook page with that title before, just didnt know it was from that movie…ok enough of this chit chat…how about a cute little Big Shot project?
This is another project the girls will do at class. This is not the one I needed the white shredded paper for, I will show that tomorrow. This is a fun box with a surprise inside.
Here is the little box closed, I just decorated the edges with some DSP, and tied the ribbon on top. I have not decided if I will put a tag or something on top or leave it plain.
Surprise! When you open up the box there is a flower inside with a mint candy on top decorated for Halloween, now this could be decorated any color, these would be fun as a wedding gift at each table setting, or a birthday party goodie.
Here is the flower all opened up. Cute eh?
Here's the recipe:
Paper: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Old Olive, Cast a Spell DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue marker, Summer Sun Marker
Misc: Stampin' Up! Flower Folds Bigz die, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, black and white striped grosgrain, Stampin' Up! Bitty Box & Envelope Bigz Die
Well I gotta get off here and finish up getting ready for my workshop tomorrow night.
Have a great Thursday and thanks for stopping in!
Jacqui Lines says
At least you have dinner conversation!
Better than grunts and nods of the head!!!
I like that surprise in the box!! How cute…er I mean how SCARY!!!!
Mickey Tait says
I'm with you, girl. It's your blog and you can say anything you want, so there! lol
Cute Halloween box. tfs.
Okay, that is a comical conversation! I love your Halloween treat box! I'm getting both of the dies for my birthday…tomorrow! Woohoo!
Ellen Kemper says
I grew up watching the movie and being scared of the flying monkeys but I am on your side of the dinner discussion. You know there are books that follow Wicked in the series don't you?
And you need to see the musical Wicked (if you haven't)
And to show my Elphaba sympathies I made her from punches (sorta)
I think it's sweet that you have compassion for the Wicked Witch! Just like Jeff, I used to really look forward to when The Wizard of Oz was on TV. It was a shared experience; you knew that most EVERYONE was watching it, too. I really miss that, now that everyone has DVD's, it's just not the same! And, I don't like to hear anyone else sing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow!" =)
Diana Gibbs says
Ellen, I have Son of a Witch to read, I will hide it from Jeff…ha!
Loved your punch witch!
Mickey, yeah! Ha!
To everyone: It was a fun conversation, not mad or anything…but I just had to share it. But I do think if you have not read the book you would not understand about the witch's life.
Oh no, you are right on about Wizard of Oz and Wicked … I am a die-hard Wizard of Oz LOVER and I feel the same way you do … and I still absolutely LOVE watching Wizard of Oz – I just watch it with a different view point now. Alphaba RULES!
PS – love your project too
Patti Chesky says
Now you need to go see the musical Wicked. They changed it even more……you get to see another side of her. You leave the theater in tears…it's THAT good!!!
P.S. I still don't like the witch from the movie (and those flying monkeys too). I'm 42 years old, and she still freaks me out!!!
Jessica Budd says
What a great conversation!!! I read the book after seeing the movie hundereds of times but the book did change my perspective of the witch. I think the book reminds me of the cliche "never judge a book by it's cover." Watching the movie, we only see one perspective of the witch. Reading the book we see the other side of the coin. The movie is still a classic even if we now have compassion for Elphie.
Ha Ha! I love your opinion! But…ding dong the witch is dead, the witch is dead, the witch is dead!!! LOL!!
Actually, now I'm interested in reading or watching "Wicked" I think I would like to know the "other side of the story"…
Your stuff is amazing! I wish I lived closer to you!!
Kerney Whitman says
I saw the movie as a kid (and a million times after). Read Wicked when it first came out, and saw the musical. I am totally with you on feeling empathy for Elphaba! But I do get Jeff's point…The Wizard of Oz is Dorthy's dream. Still some of the best lines ever are from that movie! You do need to go see the musical. I went with my mom and daughter (9 at the time) and we laughed and cried and had the best conversation about how people are percieved based on what is in the "perceivers" mind!
Okay, so my observation would be: It doesn't matter what other people do to you, say to you, feel about you. YOUR actions (the witch in this case) are her responsibility, her decision. Yes, I felt sorry for her in the book. but so what!! Having bad things happen to you doesn't give you an excuse to be bad.
and even if it was all a dream, who says that dreams can't be about real events? or movies can't be about real people? –You never know….
Oh my goodness lady! You seriously crack me up! You should like have your own comedy show!!! LOVE the dinner convo!!!! That was priceless!!! I remember Wizard of Oz always was on New Years' Eve on CBC, when I was little. So that must mean you never read the OZ books when you were young either? They were pretty good, a bit weird, but pretty entertaining! The books were written by Frank Baum (something like that). Cheers!
Angie Tieman says
Di, what a crack-up! Really loved reading your dinner conversation! Your box is adorable too!