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My son took me on a 'date' (so sweet :) to see Beauty and the Beast.  It was so wonderful!  The backdrop and scenery/set were magnificent and stunning.  Some of the scenes, especially the ballroom dance scene, were simply beautiful.  I greatly enjoyed it and kudos to Disney for a well-made live action version of a beloved tale.  Emma Watson was a perfect cast for Belle, in my opinion.

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New Year resolutions set one up for failure a lot of times, I firmly believe.  My resolution was to eat better and try to shape up.

I didn't even make it all the way through January before failing mine *continues eating ice cream cone while watching TV and surfing around the interwebs*

Oh well, guess I'll try again next year :)
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So tomorrow is Thanksgiving in the US.  I'm lucky to have a gathering tomorrow as well as one on Friday.  But, I have to bring food to both.  For the one tomorrow, I'm taking 3 desserts.  Even though there are only 3, I have been cooking for four and a half hours tonight!  Oi!  I'm exhausted.  But, hopefully it will be delicious :)

Here's what I cooked... )
I want to wish everyone who celebrates a very Happy Thanksgiving!
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I was talking with my 11 year old about possibly seeing a movie together this weekend, so we looked at the theater offerings together.  After debating back and forth over the very few 'kid-friendly' options available, my kid shocked me by turning and saying...

"It's like the presidential elections, there's just no good options."

LOL  So very very true.
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Like super hot....melting the pavement hot.....and it's not even August yet!

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So, we went to see Star Wars The Force Awakens finally.  We'd been waiting for the crowds to thin out a little.  It was a good movie and I enjoyed it, but I have to admit I was a little disappointed.  I guess I expected more based on all the hype and money it's made.

Putting my opinion under a cut because of spoilers )
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I caught the series premier of The Shannara Chronicles on MTv.  It followed Teen Wolf.  I have to admit, it has me hooked and looking forward to the next episode.  I'm a sucker for elfs, demons, and the fight to save any kingdom.  It doesn't hurt that all the actors playing the elfs in the show are super hot!  The Druid is also sexy....that character is played by Manu Bennett who was also a major player in Spartacus (yum).  The scenery alone is breathtaking.  It's filmed in New Zealand after all.

I've replaced TW on my DVR with this new show.

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Hope the season is bright and merry for everyone!

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So, I watched Disney's animated movie A Christmas Carol.  I think that is the creepiest movie I have ever seen from Disney.  Well parts of it anyway.  I think it's the type of animation it is.  Even though it's PG, I don't think I'll let my kid watch it until he's older.

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I almost stepped on this big guy.  Isn't he (she?) beautiful?

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Have you ever read a book that was fairly well written, but incredibly tedious to read?  Or spent several days reading a story with quite a few disappointing, eye-rolling scenes and an unsatisfactory ending?

Well, Taylor Leigh's book Long Division fit that bill for me.  I just finished this sci-fi m/m book about an evil corporation developing a gaming device to ultimately take over human minds and enslave the world.  Unfortunately, I can not get back those wasted hours.  It was a 600+ page novel that was about 400 pages too long.  Toss in some "oh please" *frowny face*  moments, and some frustrating, hair-yanking moments at the actions of the protagonists (quit with the lip service and self-introspection at inappropriate moments - either commit to the fight or don't).  An extremely disappointing and poorly explained ending put the icing on the cake for me, making me express in writing my disdain, just to get it out of my system.

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I'm just not feeling it this season.  Most of the characters don't interest me (exception being the deputy who appears to be a human torch).  I'm not seeing any chemistry between the characters.  There doesn't appear to be any explanation for the disappearance of Derek, Argent, Isaac, Scott's dad, or Danny.  I'm kinda bummed about the whole thing.  Meh
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So, today my kid is in the room with me watching a news show that was talking about a photographer of many rock star cover albums.  The show mentioned a young Michael Jackson as one of the artists this photographer covered.

My 10 year old turns to me and asks "mom, who is Michael Jackson?"  o_O
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So, my boy is now 10.  I'm a little shocked at how old he is now....he was just born a few minutes ago :/
I had to take him shopping the other day for clothes.  I told him to come with me to the gift wrap area.  When he asked why, I told him I had to wrap a present for a bridal shower I was going to.  The conversation that followed went something like this:

Him:  Let me guess, I'm not invited, right?
Me:  Oh sweetie, of course you are. You are always welcome to come.  But, it's going to be all women. You'll be the only boy there.
Him: Hmm, well, I think I'll stay home and watch videos.  If I come, they might think I'm looking for a girlfriend.  And I'm just not emotionally ready for that.

After I picked myself up off the floor from laughing so hard, I told him "well that's good, because momma's not emotionally ready for that either"  o_O   *grin*

I've been remiss about posting things my kid says.  Sometimes, he comes out with the funniest stuff!  And because I've been neglecting writing it down, now I can't remember a lot of it.  I'll try to do better.

so sad

Mar. 11th, 2015 11:04 pm
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My cat passed away today.  She's been a part of our family for 15 years, and so loving.  I will miss her terribly.
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So, in between house chores today, I've been watching some horror movies on one of the cable channels.  Below are four things I learned today:

1.  If you're out on the lake with some young people, and one of those individuals is of Native American descent and telling you he feels bad mojo about the water, don't decide to go swimming anyway.  Instead, start rowing your a$$ off for shore as quickly as possible.  After all, he has hundreds of years of ancestral spirits on his side, so he probably knows what he's talking about.

2.  If you're camping in the woods with some young people, and you stumble on a weird-as-hell mountain man who tells you to leave cause there's 'monsters in these here parts', then pack up your crap as fast as possible and drive back to town.  After all, he's lived there a long time and most likely seen it all.  Besides, there's probably a nice hotel in town that serves free breakfast along with free wifi and cable tv.

3.  When tagging along with a group of young people to an old three story dilapidated house, if you hear a disembodied whisper tell you to GET OUT, then by all means turn around and get the hell out!  Obviously, the house doesn't want you there and is politely warning you that bad things will happen if you stay.

4.  If you go into space, and one of your crew members gets attacked by a creature that latches onto his face to deposit an alien egg, and the cat that you brought with you becomes inexplicably hostile towards this crew member, then for the love of all that's sacred in your world put him in a reinforced isolation chamber until all danger has passed.  Preferably one that has a direct disposal door into space.  After all, your cat is sensing the danger long before you will.
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Just got through watching the Super Bowl Greatest Commercials, 2015 edition.  I gotta admit, that's my favorite part of the Super Bowl (the commercials).  I love the Budweiser Clydesdale commercials the best, followed closely by Doritos.  The Clydesdale commercials are always touching, sometimes humorous.  I think the most touching one was the 9/11 homage at the Super Bowl in 2012. 
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Wishing you all the best this holiday season and in the New Year!

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To those who celebrate.  Hope you were all able to enjoy good food, good company, and good times.  I'm thankful for my family, for having a job, and for the general good health that I and most of my loved ones share. 
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I'm totally enjoying the new fall comedy Selfie.  It is super cute and fun :) 
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