Thursday, July 17, 2008

Latest movie list

Okay, so while we were in Paris, TX, we saw THREE movies for $15...TOTAL. You read that right...$15 for THREE NEWLY RELEASED MOVIES. Their matinées tickets were only $2.50/person. AWESOME!

So, this is what we've seen recently:

Actually, it wasn't half bad. Kinda slow in the beginning, but definitely picked up the pace in the middle. Not a LOT of cursing, but enough to get annoying. However, worth seeing, but maybe wait for the DVD.

A great and FUN adventure for everyone. Now, we didn't get to see it in 3-D, but if we would have experienced that, I think it would have made it even better. I enjoyed the movie. It was pretty fast paced, so there wasn't a lot of wondering where it was going. This is great for kids.

Wall-E, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. If I could've hugged this cartoon robot after the movie, I would have. THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC AND ADORABLE!! Absolutely BRILLIANT film. Pixar really outdid itself. AMAZING...YOU MUST GO SEE THIS!!

DVD Rentals:
Definitely, Maybe
Honestly, when I watched it, I kept getting interrupted. However, it was a beautiful, funny, heart wrenching story. Ryan Reynolds is a great actor and can absolutely break your heart just by changing the expression on his face. Good date night movie.

Fool's Gold
Cute, funny. Worth renting.

VERY good. I had to watch it 2 times while we had it. Beautifully acted and brilliantly cast. PERFECT.

Cute kids film. Cool special effects. Heart-breaking at the end, but otherwise good.

College Road Trip
Donny Osmond TOTALLY steals the show in this movie. Honestly, if it wasn't for him popping in every now and then, I'm not sure if the movie would've been as funny. The last scene is HILARIOUS! Kyle was about to cry he was laughing so hard! I know that my dad will enjoy this film. :)

Sydney White
I LOVED this movie! Amanda Bynes is great as a "Snow White" type, and her 7 Dorks are great! Prince Charming ain't half bad either! I really want to buy this film b/c it's just a feel good funny film.

Pretty fast paced, but quite honestly, Hayden Christensen just can't act. There is just no getting around that. But the movie is good if you like action.

Home for the Holidays
This is an older film with Holly Hunter and Robert Downey, Jr., who was strung out the entire time they were filming. I think that for us, it was just a tad bit crass. Pretty good story, but just not my kind of film. I like Robert Downey much better sober and in Iron Man. :)

I've gone DIGITAL!

Well, I have finally come out of the darkness and into the light...partially. My album is now available digitally! Yippie!

Go ahead and visit myMyspage Page to start buying and downloading tracks from my album. :)

At some point, this program will allow you to buy the physical album, or a combination of a physical/digital. Not sure when this will happen, but sometime soon! Very exciting stuff!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Arkansas doesn't like my ankle

As you know, we got back home from TX yesterday. It is a LONG trip from Paris, TX to Nashville, TN, and there are always many potty breaks.

I have NEVER been a big fan of the rest areas in Arkansas. They are old, run down, prison like facilities...except the one in Texarkana...that one is nice. Anyway, the other ones just are blah. And as of yesterday afternoon, my dislike of them has gained new fervor.

I twisted my ankle at a AR rest stop. :-p I was on the way back to the car, trying to avoid a woman who was about to side swipe me with her cigarette. When I went to step around, I stepped off the concrete and into unimaginable pain. It hurt so bad that I was unable to move for a few seconds. Poor Kyle had to endure me writhing in pain and pinching the fool out of him. And yes, the tears fell...hard. I was sobbing by the time I hobbled back to the car. I cried mostly out of pain, but also embarrassment. Don't you just HATE when you trip or fall in front of people? (I did that in college a lot. I would just be walking along, and then BOOM! I would trip over my own feet and land on concrete...or ice...depending on the season.)

Well, there were no ice packs available, so I propped my foot up on the dashboard and held a bottle of cold water against it. And whimpered. I called my mom today to whine about it, and like any great mother, she was extremely sympathetic. :) Awww...moms. Gotta love them.

And now, just typing about it is making it hurt more. Guess I need to go prop and ice again. :) I promise to write about the other subject matters soon!! :)

Some commercials ROCK!

I almost fell out of my chair laughing at this one:

And then this one is for my friend Allison and her dog, Sebastian:


Monday, July 14, 2008

More to come...

We just got back from TX less than 3 hours ago, and I have a TON that I want to write about. I think it'll come in multiple entries though, so bear with me. :) I'll try not to overload the system.

Subject matter: Path of Happiness or Path of Joy: What will be your legacy?, Visiting Daley Plaza (aka place where Pres. Kennedy was shot), I Love Paris (TX), Movies You MUST see, and probably more. Who knows. I made those notes mainly for myself b/c it's late, and I don't want to forget what I want to write about.

And with that, GOOD NIGHT! :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Blast from the Past

I love being reminded of things I once loved (or even still do) as a child. One of my absolute favorite videos to watch as a kid was the Psalty Kids Praise 5 "Psalty's Camping Adventure" video. Psalty rocked my world and my younger sisters' world.

A couple months ago, a friend of mine sent me the link to a blog that is a toungue-in-cheek look at the crazy things that we Christians like, are obsessed with, or anything that has to do with stale cookies and red fake kool-aid at VBS. :) The blog is Stuff Christians Like. Read it and God will love you for it. :)

One of the posts last month was on Psalty, and I was ELATED. What came after that was even better. Saddleback Church had Psalty do a comeback performance at their recent worship conference!!

Watch the videos below, and see if you don't act like a 10 yr. old all over again!

Psalty's Comeback Performance

Awww...I <3 Psalty. :)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I think I'm in Love


I heart Crocs!

I saw the above link in Marie Clarie yesterday while waiting to get our oil changed, and I turned to Kyle and said, "I want THIS for our wedding anniversary!!"

"I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love, I'm in love with a wonderful SHOE!"

Monday, July 7, 2008

Metal Fatigue

We were on our way to Columbia this afternoon to have lunch with some folks, but got stuck in traffic due to a fallen interstate sign. Apparently it fell due to "metal fatigue". Here's a conversation that took place btw me and Kyle:

Me: Well, apparently, they are saying it feel due to metal fatigue.

Kyle: What? The sign doesn't have feelings.

Me: ::laughs:: METAL fatigue, dear...not mental.

Kyle: Oh.

LOL LOL Aww...communication in marriage is so important. LOL

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Fleeced by the Movie Theatre

Kyle and I decided to take a break from the constant drilling today and take in a couple of movies at the theater. Now, when you go early in the day, it's supposed to be "cheaper", right? Right. How is $6.50/ticket a bargain?! It cost us $26 to see 2 movies! And then prior to the movie starting, we had to endure 6 commercials BEFORE THE PREVIEWS!! Why are we being charged MORE to see a movie, when they are obviously making more money by having commercials AND charging a gazillion dollars for popcorn, drinks, and candy?

But I digress...

We went to see two movies, and here are my thoughts:

Get Smart
VERY funny! This will be bought when the DVD comes out. Steve Carrell (sp?) did a fabulous job, and the nods to Don Adams from the original TV series were brilliant! Anne Hathaway did a great job as Agent 99, and the on-screen chemistry with Steve was great! Very cute! Some of it may not be terribly appropriate for younger kids, but those over 15 or so should be fine.

When we walked out of the movie, I looked at my husband and said, "You are so dead after making me see this." He truly thought that it was going to be some sort of super hero movie, but I say nay nay. While the storyline and premise were actually pretty good, the execution (no pun intended) of the movie was less than fabulous. There was way too much violence and dropping of the f-bomb for my taste. I had my eyes covered for a good portion of the movie b/c it was just too much.

So yeah, I'm totally making him watch "Fool's Gold" tonight.

Featured Reader on Pop Candy!

One of my favorite blogs that I enjoy reading is the "Pop Candy" blog on Each day, Whitney Matheson posts a featured reader of the day from a pool of folks that have submitted answers to questions, etc. Well, today is MY DAY!! How cool is that?!?

You can check the blog out here:

I'm seriously freaking out b/c this is so cool!!

(And I'm totally about to go light some fireworks across the street so they'll stop the drilling. This is INSANE!)