Friday, December 28, 2007

Oh the memories.... The Best of the 80s



1.How old were you in 1980?


2


2. How old were you in 1989?


11


3. Were you a Toys R' Us kid?


What does this mean. I had toys from there, but not ALL my toys were from there...


4. Did you watch Transformers?


Indeed.


5. Did you see E.T. on the big screen?


I'm sure I did. I don't recall, really.


6. Did you own a Lite Bright?


Did I ever! I loved that thing! I wish I had one now.


7. Who is your Favorite Golden Girl?

I don't really know, it was never my favorite. But if you want to talk Designing Women, get back to me. We'll talk Sugarbakers.


8. When someone says " Who you gonna call? " You think?


ghostbusters! duh!


9.What was your favorite toy?


This is a tough call. I love legos a great deal.


10. Did you have a Pogo Ball?


I didn't, but I had friends who did. I envied them.

12. What New Kid did you have a crush on?


I didn't have a crush on any of them, but I did have a crush on Marky Mark.


13. Did you play M.A.S.H.?


I still play it.


14. Did you watch The Care Bears?


I did, but I was more into the Gummi Bears.


15. Did you have Jelly bracelets?


Oh yes!


16. Did you have a charm necklace and/or bracelet?


Oh yes!


17. Did you own a glo-worm?


I'm not sure what that is.


18. Did you ever own a slap bracelet?


I did and I do. Chelsea sent me one last after the last time I blogged about them.


19. The Breakfast Club or Sixteen Candles?


I refuse to make a choice between them. Let's have a Molly theme party and watch them both.


20. Did you have a crazy hair style?


We'll go with a yes on this one. Mostly I tried everything to have the big hair, but my hair is so heavy it always fell flat. It was not a good era for me.


21. What was your first bike?


I only remember that it had streamers. Yay for streamers.


22. Name one thing you still own from your childhood?


I don't know, the year books? I think I've parted with mostly everything.


23. Did you have a Cabbage Patch Kid?


I had two. One of them had red hair like me.


24. Did you dress like Madonna?


No, but I probably would have if my mom would've let me.


25. Rainbow Brite or Strawberry Shortcake?

Again, I will not make a choice between the two. I had Strawberry Shortcake sheets and a Rainbow Brite doll.
strawberry shortcake!!!


26. Did you watch Miami Vice?


Yes!!!!



27. Did you own a pair of Jelly Shoes?


Yes, purple ones. It took forever to talk my mom into letting me have them because she thought they would break easily. She was right.



28. Did you own a Trapper Keeper?


I don't remember that.



29. Atari or Nintendo?


What are you talking about? There was no Nintendo! Until later anyways, and then of course we upgraded.



30. Did you play Pac-Man?


for many hours



31. Which was better: Jem and The Holograms or Barbie and The Rockers!?


Totally Jem and The Holograms.



32. He-Man or She-Ra?


You kinda need both, yeah?


33. What movie scared you the most?


The Gremlins. I was TERRIFIED of them.


34. Did you try to dance like Michael Jackson ?


I didn't TRY.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas memories

Merry Barren Christmas




This was a quote from my good friend Chelsea. I'm using it because my period was 7 days late this month. Now, in the two and a half years I've been trying to have a baby this has happened several times. So, even though I know better than to get my hopes up until I've peed on a stick... I still get my hopes up. And its still a let down when my period shows up.




At least my period showed up while we were spending a few days in Orlando, so I had Disney World to distract me. It was a really fun trip. We did all of our favorite things and a few things we've never done before. We ate at the Japanese restaurant in Epcot. They actually have two dining rooms there and we ate in the Japenese steakhouse (you know, the type wherein you sit around the grill and they cook in front of you). It was super yummy.




We also took the time to see a few shows that we've never seen before. We went to the Nemo show in Animal Kingdom, the Beauty and the Beast show in MGM, and The Little Mermaid show also in MGM. All 3 were fun, but Nemo was the best.




I also experienced the best thing I've ever seen ever during this Disney Trip. At MGM the host the Spectacle of Dancing Lights. Seriously, the best thing I've ever seen. It uses 5,000,000 lights and they all move to the music. I didn't have my camera with me when we went to MGM on the first day, and so we went back again the next so that I could take pictures and video. I was beside myself. I never wanted to leave. Please note the dancing William in this video.


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Anyways, moving on:




Our Christmas with just the two of us was really fun. I missed my family terribly and all that, but given the circumstances, we really had a great day. William woke me up about 7:30am Christmas morning and we had a good time opening our presents. I made some quiche for breakfast, as is the tradition. We went and saw National Treasure 2, which was a delightful movie. We made a yummy Christmas feast including a Honey Baked ham. And then we played with our Christmas presents.




Among the treats we made ourselves for the holidays was fudge, caramel corn, cup cakes, and short bread cookies. I just wanted to share the fun William had with one of the shortbread cookies. He's kinda sick:

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Katie Holmes, Chistmas lights, Survivor, and the BEST SURPRISE EVER

Katie Holmes


She's either being imprisoned by Tom, or she's just plain gone crazy. Let me explain: When we went to see I Am Legend (which was great) Friday, there was a trailer for the new Batman movie, and guess who's not in it? Okay, she's supposedly got three movies that are coming out next year, so I guess she's not being imprisoned (although for awhile it really did seem likely). An actor/actress choosing not to do the sequel of a super successful movie is just not something you see a lot of these days. It must be Tom's fault somehow.

In related good news, I'm glad they got Maggie Gyllenhaal to replace her. I've been a fan since Mona Lisa Smile.





Christmas lights


Friday, on a recommendation from some friends who've lived in Tallahassee their whole lives, William and I went to Dorothy B Oven park to experience some Christmas lights.
videoIt was just so fantastic. There were so many lights and I just felt full of Christmas joy. I tried taking pictures, but none of them really turned out. Luckily William thought to get some video - which is especially fun because you can hear little kids laughing in the background. The big scary looming figure in the middle of it is indeed William.





Survivor - ***Spoilers below (in case you TiVo or watch online***


I knew Todd was going to win. I knew it forever ago. I've been saying all along that he was just like Boston Rob. He was totally controlling the game, and everyone was talking about how it was him totally controlling the game, but no one was really willing to make the power play to get him out. I was actually surprised that the vote was as close as it was. I was surprised Amanda got any votes at all (done by poor Eric; he was pretty clueless the whole time, wasn't he?) I was super disappointed by Amanda's rationale at the final tribal. I hate it when they get all the way to the end and then just get all whiny and all "I'm so sorry I voted you out; it wasn't what I wanted to do... blah, blah, blah." Its much better when they, like Courtney, just totally owned it. I loved it when Frosti was questioning Courtney and she was just like, "hey, everyone else was voting for you, I had to do it too." That's what I like to see.

Anyways, Yay for Todd, who I knew would win.

Yay for James for winning America's MVP.

And Yay for Denise for winning Mark Burnett's MVP. (How nice was that? Way to spread the Christmas cheer to the less fortunate, Mark.)

I can wait until next season.





BEST SURPRISE EVER


Big Brother in February? What?!?!? Do I even need to explain how excited about that I am?

My only question: Does this mean there will not be Big Brother this summer? Or does this mean we will get a double dose. You know I'm hoping for the double dose.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Legendary?

Where's the love? Though most critics are quick and eager to praise Will Smith's turn in I Am Legend, most of them give up on the film at the halfway point. I . . . LOVED . . . THIS . . . MOVIE!!! I will be the first to say that it is not the greatest movie I have ever seen. It slows down a few paces just past the halfway mark, and there are some "horror movie" type thrills, as some critics have whined, but this movie has it all: drama, suspense, action, and even those priceless moments that genuinely tug at the heartstrings. The best part, Will Smith really did rock, even though he spends half the movie virtually alone, and he literally carries it all the way home. His supporting actress for most of that alone time is a dog that deserves recognition for her role that is not one whit behind, often equaling Will's powerful screen presence. Be warned, however, this movie is TENSE! It took several minutes to finally relax after we walked out of the theater, and Leah Marie and I both felt extremely drained. It felt a lot like an M. Night Shyamalan movie that builds tension all the way through to the end and leaves you breathless without any real over the top scares. One critic calls the film "Oscar worthy." That may not be too far off the mark for this critic. Unfortunately, all the films that get nominated these days have some serious moral problems and are full of filth: violence, foul language, and nudity. Which reminds me: I don't remember any bad language in I Am Legend, and there was certainly no nudity. Sweet glory.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

I showed her

My wife says I never blog. Well, in her face (Milwaukee)!

Last weekend, this weekend

Last weekend we went to Disney World (again). It was a fantastic time. We went down Friday morning and went to MGM and Epcot. At Epcot we ate at the French restaurant, Les Chefs de France. It was tres bien, but not as yummy as the German restaurant we went to last time.


Epcot is hosting "Christmas around the World" right now. To be frank, it was kind of a let down. The "Food and Wine Festival" had been SO incredible that we were just expecting something amazing. It was... okay. The highlight was the arch over the entry way into the World Showcase. It was decked out with the Christmas lights and the lights were moving to Christmas music. I stood there for about ten minutes just watching it.

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On Saturday we got up early and went to the temple, and met up with The Bishops and The Stillmans there. The six of us headed off to Animal Kingdom, and we just had a blast there. It had been almost a year since William and I had been to Disney World with other people, and I'd almost forgotten how much fun it is to be on a ride with someone who is doing it for the first time. There were some good reactions to Expedition Everest and Dinosaur. Some people make funny faces. Some people hide their faces. I won't name names.


I put pictures of the week-end on my myspace page and my facebook page, in case you're friends with me at either and want to see the fun (please note, at both places you must be on my list of friends to see my pictures. If I do not know you, I will not add you. I still haven't figured out why people I don't know ever comment on my blog.).


This weekend we had TWO Christmas parties. The Stillmans hosted one Friday night (wherein all my friends learned I'm the best bluffer ever while playing a rousing game of mafia). Our church Christmas party was Saturday night. It was lots of fun and there was some good ham. The Santa was a bit maniacal and kinda scary. We left early for that very reason.


Anyways, having two Christmas parties has really put me in the Christmas mood. That, and the fact that all of my Christmas shopping is done. And the presents mostly all wrapped. I still need to make us some stockings, and there is one more thing I want to buy to put in William's stocking.... And another present that is still in the mail... Anyways, I'm feeling festive. (Woohoo!)

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