Would You Like Some Cheese To Go With Your Movie?

I’ve seen a few bad movies in my time, and I’m not talking about the ones Mystery Science Theater 3000 does. Saturday night we watched Penn & Teller Get Killed. Ugh. I like P&T, but this was almost painful to watch.

Last night we watched Good Night, And Good Luck. Much better, and interesting to me because I wasn’t alive during the McCarthy era. I could see why it was nominated for so many Oscars, and I could see why I didn’t win. It’s good, but it isn’t “blow you away”. Mind you, Oscar doesn’t always award the worthy. But I’d say it’s worth a watch.

Friday night Amy, Shaun & Caley came over for dinner. It was nice to have them, they are a neat family. Sean said Amy talked about us a lot. 🙂 Well, we hang out like once or twice a week. It was nice to get to know Sean better. We’ll definitely hang out again soon I’m sure.

(Note to C&K: We’re thinking of you. Here’s a picture to make you smile.)

I’ll close with a quote from Good Night, And Good Luck.

Edward R. Murrow: We’ll split the advertising, Fred and I. He just won’t have any presents for his kids at Christmas.
Sig Mickelson: He’s a Jew.
Edward R. Murrow: Well don’t tell him that. He loves Christmas.

Color Of My Brain

Thanks Amy!

What Color is Your Brain?


At work or in school: I like set routines and organized ways of doing thingsl rules and directions are a great help to me. I prefer to stay on one topic at a time. I need to know what is expected of me, and I always want to know if I am on the right track. I like subjects that are useful and traditional, such as business, accounting, history and government.
With friends: I prefer people who are careful with their money and who make plans ahead of time. I like my friends to be loyal, dependable and on time. I am serious about love and show it in many practical ways.
With family: I like stability and security and enjoy traditions and frequent celebrations. I like to spend holidays with family members, and I plan ahead for such gatherings.
Take this quiz!

Always Changing Probably

First off…
Happy (belated) 9th Anniversary to Cate & Kaisara! We’re honored to have you guys as friends and Elijah’s Godparents. We can hardly wait 56 days to see you.

Elijah and I went to Curious George today. He lasted 30 minutes before he was done sitting. So we spent the rest of the time walking the hallways of the theatre. Ran into Myrna and family. It must have been a popular choice for activities today. We’ll have to rent the movie, as I found it entertaining and funny. And George was very much like Elijah, right down to the emptying of toilet paper rolls. 🙂

It’s so stinkin’ hot here! We’re in upper 90s all week and all next week. Gotta find some money to get to a pool!

I read online that Keith got booted from Canadian Idol. That’s a huge mistake, he’s super talented! I found a video of one of his performances on YouTube. Sure wish Easily Amused was coming through Colorado sometime soon. A few months ago their van got robbed in PA, and they lost everything. So it’ll probably be a while before they do a big tour again.

I’ve been watching Last Comic Standing again. They have a few good comics, particularly Josh Blue (go Denver!) and Chris Porter. Was content enough with the eliminations thus far, except for Kristin, who just couldn’t put together a strong enough act (but she’s good), and Gabriel, who blew it by breaking the rules. He was my favorite (after Josh), I love to watch his special on Comedy Central whenever it airs.

So now you’re caught up (if you are still reading). I’ll close with a quote from Curious George (before we had to leave). I laughed at loud at this, I thought it was funny.

Cab Driver: Where you headed, Yellow?
Ted: Bloomsberry Museum, and I’ll give you an extra ten if you don’t call me “yellow”, Okay?
Cab Driver: Sure thing, Sunshine.


What’s more boring to watch? World Cup or Tour De France? Yuck, I just couldn’t get into either. But I was happy for Anna & Francesco that Italy won the WC. I don’t get that they would give the MVP to the headbutt guy. What’s up with that?

I had plans to go swimming on Monday with my friend, but she went into false labor. I told her it was the queso skillet we had Sunday night. 🙂

Thursday I’m taking Elijah to his first movie. I’m not sure how it will go, but it’s free, so I figure if he hates being there, we can leave.

VH1 is airing a show called the World Series Of Pop Culture. I’m totally rocking on it, but Geoff won’t let me try out for the show, he said I’m not a big enough loser.

USA has found a great match for Monk on Friday nights, Psych. It’s hilarious, I love it. Tune in if you get the chance.

Okay, nothing else is going on. I’ll close with a quote from Return To Me.

Megan Dayton: “What do you expect most from a relationship? A: Companionship. B: Sex. C: Respect.” I’d have to go with B: Sex. But let’s mark “C” so we get a higher score…

Here Comes The Sun

After being stuck in rain clouds all week, the sun is due to return. We are supposed to get back to 90 degree days by tomorrow. Yay! I enjoy a rainy day, but after a week of nothing but rain, it makes it hard to get motivated to do stuff. Also puts a damper on outdoor activities you have planned.

This weekend we didn’t venture out of the house much. We took a trip to the Southlands farmer’s market, which was awesome. Someone was selling homemade ice cream. Thankfully I didn’t have cash on me, otherwise we would have been eating ice cream at 9am. 🙂

We watched Batman Begins (finally) on Friday night. Since Cate liked it, I figured it had to be good (Cate has good taste in movies). Geoff really liked it, but I don’t think I got into it until Lucius Fox was introduced (who doesn’t love Morgan Freeman). Then I felt like I was laughing the rest of the movie. I told Geoff maybe it’s because I’m a girl, I didn’t relate to the struggle of Bruce trying to find himself. Don’t all guys go through that? Anyways, it was an enjoyable movie, maybe even worth buying.

Despite the rain, I did get a big ray of sunshine from Athena. She & Stephanie are coming to visit this fall! With Lisa coming next Spring, I don’t think life could get much better.

I’ll close with a quote from Batman Begins.

Bruce Wayne: Well, you know how it is, Mr Fox. You’re out at night, looking for kicks, someone’s passing around a weaponized hallucinogen.

Tidbits (Not To Be Confused With Timbits)

– Elijah’s godparents (one set anyway) Cate & Kaisara are coming for certain! Flights were booked last night. I’m so excited!!!!

– Because Canada can’t seem to get control over mad cows, Lisa was told she couldn’t send me Aero bars?! WTH? She did it anyway, so we’ll see if they arrive.

– I’ve got cool stuff coming up in August, September & October. That makes me smile.

– I totally felt convicted listening to Live What I Believe (Russ Lee), so I’m working on the issues that God has laid upon my heart. Essentially, if I feel like I can’t love someone, I should at least be praying daily for God to show His love to them, and for Him to send other Christians into their life.

– The Kroliks (specifically Abbie) gave Elijah a toy when we were there, and he is now mimicking the sounds it makes. It’s funny.

– When we bought the new umbrella stroller, I really wanted to get the one with an iPod holder on it, that will play the music in a speaker on the canopy. But I’m cheap, so we didn’t get that one. 🙂

– How does one person meet so many famous Brits in one night?! Kelly, you know I’m gonna have to tell everyone that Brave Sir Robin hit on you. Oh and next time please tell Sir Paul I say hi. Lucky lucky girl!

Music Soothes The Savage Beast

I was telling Lisa (a few weeks ago) that I was listening to a song, and it just put things in perspective for me. Here’s a snippet of the lyrics…

Holding on to problems that were never really mine
searching for solutions that I know I could not find
calling on You help me realize and now I see
there really is no mystery oh Lord You hold the key

Let go of my troubles, let God have all those
don’t have to worry no more
Got to be free now, You can help me now
let go let God

I had such a peace about everything after I listened to that song, I ended up playing it like 3x. It’s Let Go Let God, off the Prince Of Egypt Inspirational album.

I find music (and prayer) can usually turn my attitude around. I just need to take the time to do that, instead of dwelling on the negative.