We missed watching the Colts play last night on television. I cannot believe I missed all the advertising that surely told they would be playing a game. I was checking out Ukulele Instruction at Musician’s Friend and as interesting as that was, I sure would have enjoyed watching the game, especially since they won the game.
Hubby and I went to a movie Friday night. We saw We Are the Millers. OMG! That was a funny movie. It was hard for me to get around all the foul language but otherwise enjoyed the humor. What was running through my mind was the movie we watched a few evenings prior, Snitch. In Snitch, a young man was jailed for a one time offense, the mood of this movie was totally different from the Millers where they were hauling a whole load of marijuana. I had to keep telling myself it was only a movie. I kept thinking of the consequences of the crime.
I had to laugh at my husband. He rented the DVD, Stone, three times before we actually found the time to watch it. Usually I tell him we should have bought the movie but in this case, I am glad we didn’t. Stone was a terrible movie. With great actors like Robert Dinero and Edward Norton, we thought it would be an intriguing movie. Not so. It was weird and the ending was so odd and abrupt that we found ourselves looking at each other with that huh? look on our faces.
It is funny how we each have different opinions on what makes a good movie. That is why I rarely take someones opinion about a movie as the deciding factor of which movies I watch. I can’t tell you how many times the gal working at the video store has said a movie was the best and we hated it!
I do trust the opinion of my niece when it comes to which movies to let small children watch. She not only gives out the best advice when picking out a baby carrier, she is adamant about not filling her kid’s minds with junk. I was surprised when she mentioned that the new movie, Rondo, is full of cuss words. Why does the entertainment industry push a movie as kid friendly but have things in it we don’t want our kids to see and hear? It boils down to greed. I’m glad there are parents who care and don’t buy into the entertainment industry’s ploy.
I have been sick since Thursday and while the medicine the doctor gave me certainly made things better, my body feels out of whack. I cannot get enough sleep! Hubby and I both took naps yesterday and feared we would not sleep when the bedtime hour arrived. We decided to make our evening eventful by going to a movie.
We hadn’t eaten dinner so we stopped and got a Rally burger. They are so good and so not good for you so we don’t eat them very often. We got the 2 burgers for $3 deal. I still can’t believe we ate for $6.53. No wonder people eat junk food.
Our children had both told us that Inception was a good movie so we decided that would be the one for us. I am guessing that they enjoyed the special effects. OMG! They were out of this world. I would love to watch a documentary on how all the scenes were produced.
I am still not sure of how the story played out. Something about going deep into one’s dreams. I got the basis of the plot and the acting was very good. I would recommend this movie for a fun night out.
I spent yesterday with a migraine. I had to work through it because our store is open on Fridays. Luckily, I was able to catch a nap that eased the pain quite a bit. Hubby and I ate supper at a Mexican restaurant and I had a Margarita that just about put me to sleep.
We rented The Bounty Hunter starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler. It was predictable but entertaining. Seeing Jennifer run in high heeled shoes, and I mean 5″ heels, makes me want to get into shape. My daughter sent me some new exercises that sound fun and easy. I better get on it. I have my new tennis shoes, thanks to Val at Mom Knows It All. I won a gift certificate at her blog and I was finally able to purchase a good pair of shoes. Hubby even got a new pair and he loves them.
Thanks again Val!
Are you going to watch the television show that airs on Friday night? On Friday evening American TV channel NBC will show a two hour long documentary about Fawcett’s fight against the deadly illness, cancer. A two-hour documentary, Farrah’s Story, shot by Fawcett and her friend Alana Stewart about her battle with the disease, will air on NBC on May 15, 2009.
It is not that I don’t care what happens to someone who is struggling to live, whether they are famous or not. I am easily depressed.
I have not allowed myself to watch Slumdog Millionaire and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas either.
So, I am curious, are you going to watch Farrah’s documentary?
The subject for this weeks Heads or Tails is List Three.
I have three favorite movies. Actually, I have many favorite movies but these are the first three that came to my mind.
The first one is Shawshank Redemption. I love how the bad guy gets his just reward in the end. Muwahaha!
My second most favorite movie is Grease with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Oh my goodness did they have great chemistry. Any more heat and the audience would have needed an AED. LOL
Third third movie is Heidi with Shirley Temple. Can you believe it was made in 1937?!! I wonder how old Shirley Temple is. Do you know?
For months I have been working on buying gifts that would make each recipient smile, thinking of groceries I needed to buy and beds to get ready. All too quickly it is coming to an end. Wow. We had such a nice time visiting with the kids and the rest of our family. We worked hard to remember my brother in-law’s passing on Tuesday yet not let it cast a black cloud over our moods. That is what Doug would have wanted. He really loved Christmas.
We opened gifts last night while Stacy, our daughter, was on the webcam. It felt as if she were right here with us. She took her turn opening gifts right along with us. She didn’t get to share our Chinese food but I heard that her ham was pretty tasty. She takes after her dad and is a great cook.
It sounds like all we do is eat and I think that might be because we DO eat all the time. Today we had a terrific brunch with a breakfast casserole, cinnamon rolls, bacon, eggs and toast. Our nephew and his girlfriend joined us. After we ate we watched a home video that was filmed around 20 years ago. OMG! We laughed so hard. I want to get out all of our videos and watch them. I need to find a way to put them on DVD’s.
This afternoon was spent trying to nap and working on a quilt. I hope that everyone had a blessed holiday.
Have you seen the movie Enchanted? James Marsden, who played Prince Edward in the film, was on Regis and Kelly yesterday. He has two small children and talked about what they would be dressing up as for the Halloween festivities. He said that too many people would recognize him if he dressed up as a prince or a warrior because he played those parts in Enchanted and X-men. I had forgotten all about the move, Enchanted.
I would recommend this movie for everyone. It is a delight. There was a wicked queen. What fairytale would be without one? This evil queen used everything in her power to keep her stepson from marrying. She was afraid she would lose the throne to him. The power of love prevailed and Edward met Giselle. The evil queen tried her best to be rid of Giselle and banished her to another land. The efforts of Edward to find Giselle made a lovely movie.
Amy Adams played the part of Giselle. I have loved her as an actress since seeing her in several television shows such as Charmed and Smallville. Her skin is flawless. I wonder, does she use Proactiv products? She has a beautiful voice and even sang on the Academy Awards program in 2008.
You will truly enjoy this movie.
When our daughter, Stacy, left after visiting for a week, she left DVD’s of the first season of Heroes. I had no idea what the show was about so I did a little checking. I think I will enjoy the series.
The episode that will be airing on September 22 is called The Butterfly Effect. If it is anything like the movie we just watched on tv, this episode is going to be intense. Have you ever watched the movie, The Butterfly Effect? It is awesome.
During the movie, Evan, played by Ashton Kutcher, has the ability to morp back in time. When he gets back into another realm he can change what things take place. Those changes make a difference in the outcome of everyone’s life. For example; when he saw that the effects of his actions during high school meant that his mom would have lung cancer years later, Evan was able to go back. He changed what he did during high school to make the end results a different story. It was very intriguing. It is a movie that requires attention to detail. I enjoyed it and have a feeling I will enjoy watching Heroes.
Are there any Heroes fans out there?
After writing the post 2 posts down, (I still can’t believe that one), I almost forgot about Four Foods on Friday. Here is my entry for the Four Foods on Friday meme.
#1. What snacks do you eat at the movies? Do you buy them there or bring your own?
There is nothing better than the popcorn you get at the movie theater. I cannot bring myself to pay the price they want for the candy at the movie counter.
#2. What’s your favorite food movie, or movie that shows a lot of food?
This is a hard one. Didn’t they have a lot of food in My Big Fat Greek Wedding? I loved that movie.
#3. What food or meal do you wish was available at the movies and why?
I wish they had big glasses of ice water. I try not to drink pop but you have to have something to wash down salty popcorn. It would be nice if they offered healthy foods to munch on while watching a movie. I doubt that many people would buy carrot sticks and other veggies.
#4. What’s your most favorite way to make popcorn? Hot, cold, buttered, air, microwave, chocolate, caramel, you get it.
I love Fiddle Faddle. It is caramel coated popcorn. Yummy!