Sunday, February 25, 2007

Bring on the Oscars!

I requested off tonight, thinking mostly of the fact that the kids are out of school tomorrow (again?!?!) and because I was just plum tired despite really good sleep this weekend. Thank goodness for earplugs! Apparently I slept through a major drumming session. Damn that clearance drum from Ghana at Target! (But you have to admit, it looks and sounds really cool!)

Anyway, I was awakened by a "you're on call" call about a half hour ago. Now that's REALLY early for being called off, and there's no guarantee that I won't get called in later. But for now, I'm off ;)

Since I've been working weekends, I've tended to not take as much notice about weekend happenings. So when I woke up and got online, I realized that this is Oscar night! I knew it was coming up, but not that it was tonight! YEAH!!!!!!!!!

I absolutely love the Oscars. From the dresses to the tension, to the fact that I actually got to see ONE of the films (Little Miss Sunshine). Every once in a while we ask Chloe to do that roar thing that Olive does at the end. She has no idea why we laugh so hard, but it's terribly funny. I desparately wanted to see Babel, The Queen, and The Last King of Scotland. Babel and The Queen made it to both Ragtag and the Forum, and I happened to miss it both times. Very sad. At least Babel's out on video right now. TLKOS never came here to my little corner of the midwest, and I am sad. That is the type of movie that I absolutely love. It's based in history, but not a direct biography, and it's about an era and place that I know little about. Plus, Forrest Whittaker is supposed to be incredible. I think he's underrated as an actor from the few things I've seen him in (and no, I don't place Fast Times at Ridgemont High in that category, although that film and its cultural references served as a template for some experiences in high school).

Dammit, Tom just fired up a movie. Road to Perdition better be over before the dress wars begin, or he's going to have to find another location. The Oscars are coming!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Matrix - Muppet Version

The Muppet Matrix ROCKS!

Beaker has coffee.

Once again trying to post this for my friend Jenn, who is having coffee issues in her new town ;)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy VD

Well another Valentine's day has come and gone. I actually got a cute necklace and earrings. We even had a nice romantic night planned. I got a pizza to cook for the kids and then had a second dinner for just the 2 of us. Oops.

Chloe is sick now. And no-one is more needy than the Bella when she is sick :( Chris and Andrew are still hacking away, but at least they are improving. Chris should go back to school tomorrow. But then Chloe will be out. So we're going on 2 weeks with kids at home. And we're down to one car since the truck is in need of hospice, but is instead being patched up to hit the road again.

Anyway, our plan was for the kids to have their dinner and then go downstairs to play video games while we had a nice candlelit dinner. Oh well... Maybe next time ;)

Sometimes I think these days are really overrated. But at least things have been going very well here. I have no idea why LOL. We're stuck in a big rut and we're down to one vehicle, and I haven't been able to get out of the house except for work, school, and foraging expeditions. But for some reason right now I'm happy with the way things are? I won't question, maybe the meds are working LOL.

Monday, February 12, 2007

What to do, what to say

Well I haven't been very bloggety lately, not really a whole lot of interesting stuff going on. Kids have been sick for a good part of the year (fun!) and right now I'm typing away as Chris watches The Goonies for the 18th time, hacking away :(

I was going to write something really pithy about the whole Anna Nicole Smith thing, but the best thing I could come up with was that once upon a time, Anna Nicole Smith was the hottest thing to come out of Mexia since they repaved highway 84 in July, but Tom just groaned at that one, and then it turned out that she wasn't even from Mexia. Well, hell.

For those of you who aren't from Texas, I feel the need to point out that Mexia is pronounced "Muh-hey-ah". This doesn't follow the Missouri conventions of place names, which includes Versailles "Ver-sails" or Milan "MY-lin". I'm not even going to attempt Hayti, but it sounds nothing like the Carribean nation!

For some reason, this reminds me of the joke about the Texas boy who went to Sunday school. His teacher asked him where Jesus was born. First he answered "Athens". No, she said, try again. Next he answered "Carthage". Wrong again. Finally he said "Palestine". That's right the teacher said. She was so proud. "That's right, I knew it was somewhere in East Texas".

Friday, February 02, 2007

sunday bloody sunday rx2008

Wow! How long did it take to make this video? And what a great idea!

One of my favorite snarky-ass blogs

Why do I love the Gilded Moose? This is why!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

A 65 year old man was attacked by a pit bull, but he fought back by choking the vicious dog. Pretty amazing!