links for 2007-05-03

Ooot and aboot

Yesterday we did errands. Carl (mom’s husband) came and picked us up because I can’t drive my van. I mean, I’m physically able, but the insurance and registration ran out and we’re getting rid of it. And really, I am not quite with it enough to drive properly. Not without extensive concentration and stress.

Anyway, I made a list of where we were going, like I always do. Carl thought it was funny, but I do it to remember. Then he realized the list was laid out in the best order to visit them all AND with the least amount of left turns. Yes people, I am that good. Or that crazy. We chuckled.

We got good stuff at the library. The girls didn’t do much because they had the YA section closed off for renovations. I don’t think there’s a book in there they haven’t read at least once already, but whatever. I got out a ton of craft books, and when I exited that area, I saw a lady asking Meaghan how to find certain books. So I showed her how to use the computer to look things up and how the Dewey Decimal system works. (briefly – we were upstairs and the librarians were super busy).

Then we all made our way downstairs, which were where the books she wanted were located, and so were the rest of my children. Then I helped find the books because I noted she was in the wrong aisle and we got to talking. She’s thinking of homeschooling and is tremendusly worried about some things, so we had a nice chat and I gave her my contact card.

(It’s not a mommy card, SHUT UP.)

I told her honestly that the hardest part was getting along with your kids and each other, not the educational bits. I would love to talk to her some more. I hope she calls or emails. She said her cousin just started, and I remember meeting her a couple times. Her cousin lives around the corner from me and I forgot to mention it. Also, I just realized I have forgotten both of their names. (Call me if this is you!)

We went to John’s used books, and Sarah got a pile of CD’s, I got 3 (1 for Ron, 1 for both of us, and 1 for Emma), and Carl got some books. I wished for some extra cash and that things weren’t so tight at the moment, because he had quite a pile of good stuff that we have in mind for a future web venture. (ooo how vague of me)

Then we went to the bulk barn, so I’m now out of money. 😀 Chocolate and veggie chips, mmm. (but not together) Sarah also went in the The Source (Radio Shack) with Carl, and she found an accessories kit for her used gameboy advance for only $10! We were amazed.

I got an origami book from the library and Meaghan has been making items left and right. Also, I keep taking pictures of FOOD.

Emma is excited today because her Bestest Friend EVER is coming over later. My goal for today is to get dressed and fed before then.

Hmm. If I go for a walk, it should wake me up.

links for 2007-05-02

movie meme

I did these because Ron did, and I thought it would be funny to see how our answers differed.

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times.
– anything by Pixar and most Christmas movies.

2. Name a movie that you’ve seen multiple times in the theater.
– Uh….. I don’t think there’s any.

3. Name an actor who would make you more inclined to see a movie.
– in addition to the people Ron mentioned, Angelina (duh), Sandra Bullock, Drew Barrymore, Bruce Willis, Steve Bushemi, Peirce Brosnan

4. Name an actor who would make you less likely to see a movie.
– Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson, for sure.

5. Name a movie that you can quote from.
– Grease, any Disney film

6. Name a movie musical that you know all the lyrics to all the songs.
– Grease, Sound of Music, any Disney film

7. Name a movie that you have been known to sing along with.
– Grease, Sound of Music, any Disney film, any music playing in the background. (Is anyone sensing a pattern?) It annoys Emma greatly if I sing along.

8. Name a movie that you would recommend everyone see.
– Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (for adults)
– The original muppet movie for everyone in general
– Life is Beautiful

9. Name a movie that you own.
– Just one? Ocean’s Twelve. Mr & Mrs Smith. Okay, that’s two.

10. Name an actor who launched his/her entertainment career in another medium but who has surprised you with his/her acting chops.
– Well, I’m not gonna mention Madonna, as much as I lurve her. 😉 Hmm… I can’t think of one, although I know I thought this recently about someone.

11. Have you ever seen a movie in a drive-in?
– Multiple times but not since the 80’s. They’ve become pretty scarce here.

12. Ever made out in a movie?
– Yeah, during the boring parts

13. Name a movie that you keep meaning to see but just haven’t gotten around to it.
– Anything still on New Release at Roger’s Video. 😉 (Marie Antoinette is just one.)

14. Ever walked out of a movie?
– No, I paid, I’m staying. I’ve usually researched it beforehand to avoid this.

15. Name a movie that made you cry in the theater.
– hmph. Can’t think of one.

16. Popcorn?
– Xlarge please.

17. How often do you go to the movies (as opposed to renting them or watching them at home)?
– Maybe once a year or every two years, slightly more than Ron.

18. What’s the last movie you saw in the theater?
– I had to think, but it was Over The Hedge with Emma and friends.

19. What’s your favorite/preferred genre of movie?
– action adventure with an undercurrent of romantic comedy. Mr & Mrs Smith fit that perfectly.

20. What’s the first movie you remember seeing in the theater?
– Star Wars (yes, the original)

21. What movie do you wish you had never seen?
– The Grudge (the original Japanese one.) Or maybe Seven. *shivers*

22. What is the weirdest movie you enjoyed?
– Everything is Illuminated

23. What is the scariest movie you’ve seen?
– The Grudge (the original Japanese one.) Way scarier than any slasher I’ve seen. I prefer thrillers for scares. Although not much lately because life is scary enough, and only when Ron is not around because he doesn’t watch them, so nothing *too* scary.

24. What is the funniest movie you’ve seen?
– Road Race, Napolean Dynamite, A Christmas Story … I’m kinda drawing a blank. I know we saw some in the past couple years that left us all in *tears*.

Anyway. We like movies. A LOT. We tend to rent them or watch them on tv. We actually own less than you might think – and then, most of them are animated. It’s rare Ron & I like a movie enough to watch it more than a couple times, but the ones we like enough to buy – we really like.

He didn’t mention he got Entrapment for his birthday.