Monday, October 6, 2008

The Great Debaters....

In true spirit of all the debates going on...I laughed until I cried here. Whether you're a righty or a lefty; Palin hater or despise Biden...this is funny stuff! SNL rarely disappoints, though!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Movie Theater Etiquette...

I don't appear to be that great at it. Allow me to explain:
I love the movies. If I'm asked "What would you like to do tonight?" my response will always be (both internally and vocally) THE MOVIES!!! They are the ultimate escape. Even if a movie turns out to be a dud, it still took a lot to get it to the big screen on which you so enjoy it.
Today, I was invited to the movies with my sister-in-law and mother-in-law.
The movie of choice: Nights in Rodanthe. Stop laughing............
When I told my husband that I was going to see it, he said with his eyes rolling,
"Oh my gosh, just the name of that movie makes my stomach hurt!"
He's a guy.
The movie, in case you didn't know, is based on a book of the same name by Nicholas Sparks. It's every bit as much of a chick flick as it sounds. I love the shows on VH1 - I Love the 80's! - and the one where Steel Magnolias is highlighted is great!
Gilbert Gottfried, the comedian, actually says about that movie,
"This movie is so full of estrogen that if you watch it for 10 minutes, you'll grow a vagina!"
I love the fact that I can watch a movie like Steel Magnolias and be brought to sobbing tears everytime - even though I know Shelby dies, the graveside scene where Sally Fields loses it kills me; more so now that I'm a mother. I couldn't imagine watching it and not feeling what the actors/actresses are trying to make me feel. How empty that must be. But, I digress.
This time of year finds me well on my way to a sinus infection anyway, so breathing through my nose wasn't exactly a 'piece of cake'. But, the horrid sounds coming from my nasal cavity throughout the duration of this film were unacceptable to movie-goers everywhere, I'm guessing. You know that sound that you make when you've been crying for a while and you try to inhale through your nose and nothing happens - well, nothing except for that clogged up vacuum hose sound!? You know the one I'm referring to! It was terrible! So, after the first encounter with this noise, I decided it was best to breathe from my mouth. I won't lie...there were a few times I thought I was going to choke to death in the theater.
Another thing about me and shows. Some folks can cry all day and come away without the puffy eyes, red cheeks and fat lips. Not me.'s terrible for my reputation as a hard ass. So, heed the warning about this film now - it had me crying about 20 minutes in. The only movie ever to have gotten me earlier would be P.S. I Love You.
As the credits started rolling, I gathered what I was sure was my composure and we exited the theater. We were joined by 30 or more attendees stopping by the potty to check our make up and overall appearance. So, as we were in line, it became a joke that we were all in rough shape from the tear jerker we just sat through. I'm looking at my SIL and MIL and they don't look too bad. I mean, watery eyes, sure, but they don't look like they've been hit by a truck or anything. So, I made mention that I bet we probably felt worse than we looked and my lovely SIL responded, " look pretty bad."
So, to all those that were in attendance at the 2pm showing of Nights in Rodanthe at the local theater, I apologize. I will bring my humidifier and nose spray next time.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Won't you neighbor?!

I've made reference on more than one occasion that I have some dang good neighbors. They're kind, considerate, not overbearing and a lot of fun to be around. We have some nieghbors in the cul-de-sac that are close to us in age with a little girl in between our kids. They're great! Always available to party - whether it's at our place or theirs - or maybe headed to Birmingham in a limo! They're great folks!
Right next door to us, we have some retirees (from Las Vegas) that are top notch! Not only have they been bringing my new mama dog a healthy plate of fattening food every night for the past week, they also made my kids the most adorable Trick or Treat bags for Halloween! October 31st is going to be great in my neighborhood this year!

Adorable, right? And I couldn't begin to explain my neighbors without giving you a glimpse into John and his preferred mode of transportation to the neighbors house! I call it his "drink cart"!

Friday, October 3, 2008

More pictures of the puppies!

Well...back by popular demand - more puppy pictures! There's several here! The pup with the white streak on his head has been named (appropriately so) Harry Potter! Feel free to change her name is you decide to take her. They're a week old now and still haven't opened their eyes or ears. They are grunting a lot more and requiring more food from Jacee (also pictured below)
and she's been a great mommy. The kids adore them. Not sure how that seperation is going to go when the time comes. Oh well...

Hallie holding the one we call Harry Potter!

The one we call Harry, again!

No name for this one yet, but look at that face....precious, right?

Here they are - one big happy bunch! They spend most of their day like this.

Aren't they adorable!

And their mama - Jacee!