Thursday, February 07, 2008

Just in Case You Were Wondering

How Netflix makes ANY money at all!?!

It's us.

I was just looking at our queue and noticed that the movie we just returned *cough*Monday*cough* was sent to us on January 9. It wasn't even good either. Oh well at least there aren't late fees$!$

I'll keep you posted!


Wednesday, February 06, 2008

WOW That was FAST!!!

Taxes 2007

Filed them
Received them
Spent them

All in 10 days!


(Yes I know, we're those disgusting people who file early)

I'll keep you posted!


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Plagiarizing Outright

I'm stealing this directly from Dioramarama (who I borrowed it from someone else so it's only fair *grin*) It's a list of the AFI's 100 Greatest Movies of All Time. I've seen VERY few of them and it makes me wonder WHAT the heck I've been watching - oh yeah CSI and Law & Order. Really I do watch movies - for instance I've seen all the Tammy movies and most of the Gidget movies. I've also seen An Affair to Remember and Anne of Green Gables about 100 times each. There's also Mary Poppins (which I think should have made the list), Sabrina, The 5th Element, Ferris, Serenity, and dozens of others I could (and do) watch again and again.

My favorite from the list is definitely "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington."

red = never seen

1. Citizen Kane (1941)
2. The Godfather (1972)
3. Casablanca (1942)
4. Raging Bull (1980)
5. Singin' In The Rain (1952)
6. Gone With The Wind (1939)
7. Lawrence Of Arabia (1962)
8. Schindler's List (1993)
9. Vertigo (1958)
10. The Wizard Of Oz (1939)
11. City Lights (1931)
12. The Searchers (1956)
13. Star Wars (1977)
14. Psycho (1960)
15. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
16. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
17. The Graduate (1967)
18. The General (1927)
19. On The Waterfront (1954)
20. It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
21. Chinatown (1974)
22. Some Like It Hot (1959)
23. The Grapes Of Wrath (1940)
24. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
25. To Kill A Mockingbird (1962)
26. Mr. Smith Goes To Washington (1939)
27. High Noon (1952)
28. All About Eve (1950)
29. Double Indemnity (1944)
30. Apocalypse Now (1979)
31. The Maltese Falcon (1941)
32. The Godfather Part II (1974)
33. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
34. Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937)
35. Annie Hall (1977)
36. The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
37. The Best Years Of Our Lives (1946)
38. The Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (1948)
39. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
40. The Sound Of Music (1965)
41. King Kong (1933)
42. Bonnie And Clyde (1967)
43. Midnight Cowboy (1969)
44. The Philadelphia Story (1940)
45. Shane (1953)
46. It Happened One Night (1934)
47. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
48. Rear Window (1954)
49. Intolerance (1916)
50. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring (2001)
51. West Side Story (1961)
52. Taxi Driver (1976)
53. The Deer Hunter (1978)
54. M*A*S*H (1970)
55. North By Northwest (1959)
56. Jaws (1975)
57. Rocky (1976)
58. The Gold Rush (1925)
59. Nashville (1975)
60. Duck Soup (1933)
61. Sullivan's Travels (1941)
62. American Graffiti (1973)
63. Cabaret (1972)
64. Network (1976)
65. The African Queen (1951)
66. Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)
67. Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? (1966)
68. Unforgiven (1992)
69. Tootsie (1982)
70. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
71. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
72. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
73. Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)
74. The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
75. In The Heat Of The Night (1967)
76. Forrest Gump (1994)
77. All The President's Men (1976)
78. Modern Times (1936)
79. The Wild Bunch (1969)
80. The Apartment (1960)
81. Spartacus (1960)
82. Sunrise (1927)
83. Titanic (1997)
84. Easy Rider (1969)
85. A Night At The Opera (1935)
86. Platoon (1986)
87. 12 Angry Men (1957)
88. Bringing Up Baby (1938)
89. The Sixth Sense (1999)
90. Swing Time (1936)
91. Sophie's Choice (1982)
92. Goodfellas (1990)
93. The French Connection (1971)
94. Pulp Fiction (1994)
95. The Last Picture Show (1971)
96. Do The Right Thing (1989)
97. Blade Runner (1982)
98. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
99. Toy Story (1995)
100. Ben-Hur (1959)

What are your all-time favorite movies On the list and Off?

I'll keep you posted!


Monday, February 04, 2008


I love to listen to my kids as they play. They don't know I'm listening (a Mommy secret of the ages) and I learn so much. Usually I just giggle at their daily antics, but some days are real treasures.

Yesterday, my love - Toby got angry with Anna as they were playing. He threw his toy down (there was a talk about that later), stomped his feet and said ,loudly, to Anna "I DON'T LIKE YOU! BUT I STILL LOVE YOU!" I thought my heart would burst.

And as if Toby had not been on sweet overload all day...

We went to Joann's and neither of the kids wanted to go in. I told Casey that was fine - he asked "you won't be lonely?" Toby replied "No. Because she has my love." Really - who could be lonely after that?

I'll keep you posted!


Sunday, February 03, 2008

I LOVE Weekends

I do. I always have.

I used to cram weekends full of "To Do" items simply because doing anything with two rambunctious children is easier when not outnumbered. For the past few months, and especially lately, I've tried to keep our weekends as free as possible. Saturdays still hold a few "to do" items, necessities like hair appointments, and some fun errands (though Microcenter is only fun for one of us, but he goes to JoAnn's so it's not really a chore). But Sundays?

Oh Sundays! Quiet and peaceful with good food to cook and eat and movies to watch or books to read and lots of music always. We play games and Wii and take naps, do school lessons as a family, craft, Bible study and just enjoy our family. Yes, Sundays are the best.

I'll keep you posted!


Friday, February 01, 2008

You are Evil and You Must Be Destroyed!

WARNING: The following information is not for the faint of heart and MAY cause dependency and/or late-night cravings.

Three Little Words

Pecan Pie Cookies

Let me tell you first hand that these are a problem. Harry's (Whole Foods) makes all kinds of sweets and baked goods and for the most part I do ok to just get our ciabatta bread and perhaps a baguette and some muffins for the kids - then I move on (past the cheese counter which is my REAL weakness, but...). Then, there was Andrea - damnit - who in the past heralded the praises and joys of said Pecan Pie Cookies. Then there was a call from my father who has brochitis "can you please bring me... various list of get better things..."

So there I was, at Harry's, IN front of the cookie and muffin case. I had already passed the fancy chocolates corner and only picked up a milk-chocolate with almonds for my sick father - good me! I think (probably out loud at this point after being in the grocery store with two children for the better part of an hour) "Oooh! Pecan Pie Cookies! I should get some of those for Daddy - he'll love them; after all, he IS sick." Right so of course I get him two and pick up two for myself while I'm at it.

Of course I "try them out" in the car. Granted I was hungry, but there is NO picture because the cookies didn't even make it CLOSE to home. In fact I considered turning around and going back for more, but then I thought better of it (read - I was on a deadline to get lunch to my dad and couldn't swing it). Damn those cookies are good. Pecan Pie Cookies are like make you leave the house at 10 p.m. (if Harry's were open @ 10p.m.) kind of good - like Hot Krispy Kreme - ooh Krispy Kreme. I'd better go make dinner now - I seem to be hungry.

BTW - Daddy LOVED his two cookies too and he's feeling much better - must have been the cookies right?

I'll keep you posted!