Thursday, February 28, 2008

Good Intentions

Why is it that setting my alarm for ten minutes earlier sounds like a good idea when I am getting ready to go to sleep, but in the morning, it seems like the worst idea in the whole entire world?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Alcohol and Video Games

Last night, I was playing golf on the wii with my son Night. He was talking with me about another video game we own-Mario Golf on the N64. He was asking me if I have ever played Mario Golf. I told him that I had, but I wasn't very good at it. He then said that Mario Golf is a lot like golf on the wii, but there is no booze on the wii.

"WHAT?!" Surely, I misheard him, right?

"What did you say, honey?"

"There is no booze in this game of golf."

Thinking that I was going to have to have a serious talk with Josh about how he plays video games with the kids, I asked, "What is booze?"

"It is the character in Mario-the ghost."

"Oh!" Phew. Boo s.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Written in the Tattoo

Ever wonder what it would be like to be so passionate about something that it is always on your mind? I mean always. This is how my gorgeous husband feels about movies.

We currently own well over 1,000 dvds. This is just an estimate. I could be wrong. I'm sure he could tell you. I do know that we have three built in shelving units in our den that are packed with the things. They are built for books and the shelves run from the floor to the ceiling. That is a lot of movies.

For the past four years, Josh has been working on a movie of his own. He has written it, tweaked it, erased some of it, re-written and re-written it. He has been obsessed with it. He dreams of it--when both awake and asleep. He has taken hour long baths contemplating it. He has chosen various actors and shot various scenes. He has basically lived this movie since the idea came to him.

Josh has read tons of director books, watched millions of movies-focusing on the scenes and the way they are laid out and shot--camera angle, lighting, movement. He has pretty much stalked all of his favorite directors on-line-he knows everything about them and their directing strategies.

He has put in his time, and now it is finally paying off. He is making his movie! We have always known that the movie would be made-how could it not? Josh wouldn't shut up about it, but we thought it was going to be a personally financed movie--meaning we would put up the money to make it ourselves. So, basically the budget for the movie was $500, right?

Well, a local producer has signed on to make the movie. The new budget is $180,000. The shooting schedule is set for the middle of May. In a few weeks, Josh will be going to L.A. to meet with some actors...

I'm so proud of him for sticking to it and making it happen. 4 years is a long time!

Josh just got a tattoo that sums up his passion. It is on his right forearm. I asked him why he decided to put it there. He said that if he didn't get to do his movies, you might as well cut off his right arm...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Originally, I had been super-excited for tonight to come. Big Brother 9 starts tonight. I know-I should be embarrassed that I am looking forward to such a trashy show, but I am.

However, the less advertised and even more exciting event for the evening comes on after Big Brother! JERICHO IS BACK!!

The story behind Jericho's return gives me goosebumps! After what the producers (or whoever it is that decides these things) were less than impressed by Jericho's first season, they canceled it. Canceled it after a cliff-hanger. They were just going to leave us hanging--and let us fall.

The fans of Jericho heard of its demise and brought it back to life! In order to protest, fans of the show sent almost 10,000 pounds of nuts to CBS. It was a reference to one of the lines in the show. You'll have to catch up in order to understand! I believe that every episode from season 1 is available to watch at CBS.COM, and I highly recommend it. I just finished watching the season finale in order to get pumped for tonight, and it worked!!

Monday, February 11, 2008

In Honor of Valentines Day...

couples meme


How long have you been together? We met 8 years ago, almost to the day (Super Bowl Sunday).

How long did you date? I feel like we've been married since we met... We dated about 4 months?

How old is he? 1 1/2 years younger than me.

Who eats more? Probably me. I have a really big sweet tooth. and savory tooth too.

Who said "I love you" first? He did! I told him "thank you."

Who is taller? He is.

Who is smarter? He is. Well, I'm not stupid or anything. He is just really, really, really smart.

Who does the laundry? Mostly me.

Who does the dishes? Mostly him.

Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? me. Which is the right side? when you are looking at it or when you are in it? I'm on the left when we are in it...

Who pays the bills? Me.

Who mows the lawn? Jason-our lawn boy... (actually, I think he is older than we are, but lawn man sounds funny)

Who cooks dinner? um. Nobody really cooks dinner. Mostly, he makes snacks for the kids ALL DAY LONG. So, I guess he does.

Who is more stubborn? He is.

Who kissed who first? He kissed me. :) We were both asleep on the couch and he woke me up by kissing me. We had fallen asleep while watching GREASE.

Who asked who out? Neither, really. I did ask him over to my house to watch Grease, which is the night morning we kissed, so me?

Who proposed? Neither. One night when we were at my school, one of the janitors saw Josh and asked me if he was my fiance; I told her no and then told Josh what she said. He asked me if I told her yes? That was my proposal I guess...

Who is more sensitive? Him. Me. I don't want ya'll thinking I married a pansy boy!

Who has more friends? me.

Who has more siblings? me. He is an only child, and I'm the youngest of 5.

I'm tagging Daddy Forever because I think he will write something interesting and Anna because she hasn't written on her blog for awhile.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

On Having a Two Year Old in the House

Here are some sure signs that Keira has learned how to open the refrigerator door on her own:

In the door-one princess weeble.
On the bottom shelf- 2 cans of tuna, a huge bucket of Nestle chocolate powder, 2 juice cups, and a heart sticker.

What more could you need in there? Oh wait. I forgot one very important thing-- the one and only pink pacifier...

Thursday, February 07, 2008


Yes. Yes, I am. Excellent title for the show, by the way. I thought the survivors were the lost ones, but it turns out it is the viewers, at least this one.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

I'm Watching Sex and the City

Josh got me the whole series DVD set about a year ago because it was on sale and I had mentioned that it would be nice to have. And he is just a really nice boy.

I don't know if I had mentioned this to him or not, but I had never actually seen an episode of the show. Now, I've started watching the series a few times, and I'm trying so hard to get into it more. Here is what I see wrong with the DVD-each episode is a chapter, meaning I can't fast forward any of it with the remote-it just goes to the end of the episode. I don't like that because I have kids and get distracted, or since I'm usually watching it in bed, I fall asleep. Also, the opening credits play for EVERY FREAKIN EPISODE, meaning I have to hear that song every 22.2 minutes, seeing Carrie get splashed by the bus every time. I can't fast forward it with one click, of course, because that would take me to the END of the episode.

Speaking of falling asleep (my final rant), I hate that the menu scene has Carrie talking about the episode...over and over and over again. It becomes really annoying when I'm trying to sleep to it.

I am determined to enjoy the show, though, because so many of my friends love it. It has to get better, right? I'm part way through season 2 and I am already enjoying it more. I guess I just needed to give Carrie a chance to find her groove. I have a feeling after a few more episodes, I'm finally going to be hooked.

I'll let you know!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

My Kids

I got some lomography cameras for my birthday, and I finally got a scanner that works so I could import some of my holga pictures. They are both double exposed. Look closely!!



Any Suggestions?

What do I do if my two year old will never let me change her diaper?! She can have pee dripping down her leg, and she will adamantly deny that she needs her diaper changed. How uncomfortable! We eventually get it changed, and once we get her to lie down, she is fine, but it can take forever to convince her--or 3 minutes of hell trying to change through the screams and kicks.

Any ideas?

Friday, February 01, 2008


No spoilers or theories here. I just want to say that Charlie looked good, damn good for... oh wait no spoilers. He looked good.