Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I Love You, Man. I laughed hysterically throughout this movie. After seeing it opening night, Heidi's friend Josh came from out of town and it was the only movie he wanted to see, so I agreed to go a second time with them. Afterwards, Josh asked me what I thought about seeing it a second time. My response? "Are you joking, couldn't you hear me laughing the whole time? I was the loudest one in the theater!" I'm a big Rush fan (well, that's a slight exaggeration) and so there was plenty to love in this movie as Paul Rudd & Jason Segal not only sang a few Rush songs, but attended a Rush concert. Here's a taste. I kind of want to see it again! (Mom, it's not for you, though.)
Adventureland. This movie is right up my alley. The movie starts with James graduating from college and realizing that his degree does not qualify him to do much in the real world. Sound familiar? What else can he do but go to work in an amusement park? I thought it was funny, sweet and very entertaining. It's a much better version of an 80's movie than the 80's movies you probably know and love.
Duplicity. This is exactly the type of movie that I hate. You're supposed to like it because it has beautiful Julia Roberts and even more beautiful Clive Owen in beautiful settings, but it's all a bunch of crap. It was fun to see them hanging out in Rome, since I had just been there. Other than that, snooze.
State of Play was okay. I mostly saw it because it was a chance to hear Ben Affleck saying my name for 2 hours. Leolani liked it because of the journalism/reporter stuff, which is fine because she is a journalist. I felt like it's been done before and I didn't like the whole traditional newspaper man vs. flashy new blogger chick thing. So predictable. (however, this is a good movie for you, mom.)
so, there you have my two cents....
Friday, April 24, 2009
The first day I arrived, we went to the Mariner's opening day game. Here's baby Leah, all dressed up for her first, but certainly not her last, game.
We had beautiful weather, which is obviously not always the case in the Pacific Northwest. It was so nice that they could open the roof of the stadium, and we had to start worrying about the fact that we did not have sunscreen, which is also not always the case in the area. The retractable roof is the best thing about that stadium, and it would have been nice, among the billions of dollars they spent on the new Yankees stadium, if they had thought to put one of those in our stadium. It rains a lot here, too. What they don't have, that we do have, is reliable public transportation and it was a big issue to find parking. It made me so grateful for the D train that takes us just steps away from Yankees stadium.
The next day we went to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, which I have been wanting to do since Esther moved to WA several years ago. Unfortunately, I was about a week too early and we didn't see many tulips, but we did see these beautiful trees. Honestly, what is better than springtime?
The first one is from Jack and it needs no introduction: "Somewhere right now someone is on a JDate with Monica Lewinski. Nobody is perfect."
The second one is dedicated to all my NYC friends and it comes from Liz Lemon to Jalisa, after she snuck into Liz's apartment: "How are you so quiet when your parades are so loud?"
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Carrot, Turtle, Peanut butter cup, Bananas foster, Vanilla/vanilla, Lemon. We opened the boxes up just to check what we got, and we saw that we were missing the Mango lime. I heard about how good these were from Esther, so I was really looking forward to them... so Lorraine threw in two more (in front). So, instead of 18 we now had 20!! But now they were in my hot little hands and no longer hypothetical cupcakes, and I decided to enjoy them. So, here's my report. The vanilla/vanilla were delish and every bit as good as Trophy. I think, because I didn't compare them side-by-side. But great cake--perfect density-- and really smooth, really tasty frosting. The one I liked the most was the Peanut butter cup, pictured here. Look at that peanut butter filling! So good! I actually couldn't finish it all, it was that rich and creamy. I also loved the mango lime, and even though there were only two of those, I ate them both! (sorry Paul!) The others were all good, but I didn't think the banana or lemon were super banana-y or lemon-y, although Esther disagreed with me. I didn't try the carrot (Paul's faves--I let him have them all). The turtle was my least favorite. But you can see here that we enjoyed ourselves immensely and needless to say, none were given away!
The quote comes from Liz: ... sigh .... "Eating right, working out, sleeping. Boy! Is anyone else BMing like a rock star?"
Monday, April 13, 2009
It inspired me to start creating again. We'll see how long it lasts. But here's the last quilt I made for my BFF Esther, who recently had a baby. (the white fabric has little cupcakes on it, so she'll never forget who made it for her!) I'm working on a new one which I'll post when I get a little further.
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Jack to Liz: "Top front? Good lord, Lemon, that's your worst quadrant."
But also, Pam: "Next on the list... Song parodies."
Michael: "Okay, okay. 'Achey Breaky Fart'. No, no, 'My Stumps'. Like 'My Humps' but a guy with no legs."
I choose that because, honestly, could a parody about a guy with no legs called "My Stumps" be any more ridiculous than the real song? Don't think so!
Second episode (by the way, I love the new opening credits, too!) -- Michael: "Who would have thought that the thing that would save this company would be work? And pancakes."
Friday, April 10, 2009
(I heart this picture!!)
He obviously loves Superman, but also loves President Obama! Last time I visited them, he said he wanted to go to Washington DC to meet President Obama. I was so proud! But, you can't blame that one on me, Dad, because I hardly see him.