Friday, March 30, 2007

What movies do you REALLY like?

I have watched two of my favorite movies this past week. They are movies that I will watch over and over and over and over and NEVER get tired of watching. We all know the movies you are supposed to like. But what about the ones you REALLY like. Not the pretentious bullshit movies "they" tell you are wonderful, and that you should love, and if you don't love them you are an idiot...but the ones you tell all your friends to go and see, the ones when you find out someone you know hasn't seen, you totally freak out and tell them "YOU HAVE to SEE IT!"

Here are my top 15: They are in no particular order. I can and will watch these movies whenever I catch them on television and/or when I get bored and want to watch something from my home DVD collection. If they are a series I will include all of them unless noted otherwise.

1. The original Star Wars Trilogy (iv, v, vi)
*if you read my blog, you know I am a Star Wars Fanatic......"I've got a bad feeling about this."*

2. Death to Smoochy
*this movie cracks me up, and I think Edward Norton is an awesome actor...."I'm Rainbow Fucking Randolf"*

3. Boogie Nights
*great soundtrack, great story, it has everything..drama, comedy, tragedy, shoot outs, sex, fast cars...what's not to like?....." What can you expect when you're on top? You know? It's like Napoleon. When he was the king, you know, people were just constantly trying to conquer him, you know, in the Roman Empire. So, it's history repeating itself all over again. "*

4. Clerks
*Kevin Smith is great. I love the characters and the deadpan way they talk. They are such horrible actors, but the movie wouldn't be as good any other way. Jay and Silent Bob crack me up......"I don't care if she is my cousin. I'm knocking those boots again tonight"*

5. The Green Mile
*Tom Hanks with Stephen can't go wrong........"That was a shockin' experence"*

6. Starship Troopers
*Space ships, Scary Alien Bugs, Totally hot guys and gals with guns...need I say more?......"Put your hand on that wall Trooper!"*

7. The Lost Boys
*Vampires, Young Jason Patrick, Young Kiefer, and the can't miss with the Coreys..."Death by Stereo"*

8. Goodfellas
*There is just something about gangster movies I love... Robert Dinero, Joe Pesci, Ray Liotta, and Lorraine Bracco they have an awesome chemistry in this movie......"funny how?"*

9. Night of the Living Dead
*My favorite Zombie flick, I love Zombie flicks almost as much as Vampire movies..but not quite as much....."They're coming for you Barbara."*

10. Steel Magnolias
*I am a southern girl.....need I say more...."Miss Truvy, I promise that my personal tragedy will not interfere with my ability to do good hair."*

11. A Knight's Tale
*Heath Ledger, Heath Ledger, and yeah...Heath Ledger. Medieval Fantasy type movie combined with modern Rock songs, and the fact that Geoffrey Chaucer is a character......"A man can change his stars"*

12. Jaws
*I don't know why I love this movie as much as I do...I have a thing for Spielberg movies......"You're gonna need a bigger boat."

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Johnny Depp Version)
*Well, Johnny Depp is my favorite actor and I love Roald Dahl stories, I also think Tim Burton is a genius, not to mention Danny Elfman....."You're really weird."

14. Frailty
*Another movie I don't really know why I like it so much, probably because of the twist in it. Matthew Mc is very cool, so is Bill Paxton as the dad....."We don't kill people, we destroy demons."

15. Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion
*This movie reminds me of Myself and my oldest Best friend from high school. Especially when they are looking in their closet for something to wear to go clubbing......."I don't care if you like us, 'cause we don't like you. You're a bad person with an ugly heart, and we don't give a flying fuck what you think! "

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Vroom Vroom

My four year anniversary is fastly approaching (wedding) and, as a joke, I sent this picture to my husband with the following message:

Here is what I want for our anniversary. :)

Love you,


For some reason, Brad didn't think it was all that funny. I don't know, maybe my sense of humor is too wierd. I thought it was funny. I mean can you imagine me trying to drag two toddlers around in a Lotus....not to mention the fact that I have driven a stick shift maybe once in my life.

So that started me thinking about the different vehicles I have had so far in my life. I went on Google images and tried to go and find examples of them all...some I found exactly, some were close but harder to find. I thought I would put them up for you guys. AND...I will say a little somethin somethin about each one...maybe even put up a song to go with them. If there is a song, you HAVE to listen to the song while reading the "car story". Thanks for indulging me in this.

This is a 1973 Ford Gran Torino

The car in this picture is almost exactly the same as the one my Dad had, except the color was more of a burnt orange.

I picked the two songs:

1. Bad Bad Leroy Brown: That song ALWAYS makes me think of my dad, and this car was sooooo my dad's car. He used to sing this song all the time, and play it on his guitar.

2. Starsky and Hutch Theme: Yes, this is the "Starsky and Hutch" car, so we had to have the theme I wanted something with that "wakka wakka" guitar music. Mmmm Mmmm gotta love the 70's. My dad watched the show every week. I remember him watching it because it came on right when I had to go to bed. I can remember watching the opening credits as I told my dad good night.

I wish my parents had NEVER sold this car. It was so totally bad ass, but it was not the greatest ride for a family of five. My most vivid memories of this car: The interior was a light tan leather. It smelled soooooooo good. *to this day I have a thing for the smell of leather....thinking of the Torino made me realize it may have been the reason* I used to stand on the back seat behind the passenger seat and chew on this seam across the passenger seat. I bet it drove my dad crazy that I chewed on his car...but it was something about the smell of the leather... We took that car on vacations, it had a V8 so it even pulled our pop up camper. My dad always kept it nice and clean, shiny whitewalls and all. I used to love to help him wash it. It was also the first car I ever drove. My dad sold it to buy our first big "family" car, and the guy who bought it was about three years ahead of me in school. He totally pimped it out, but we loved knowing that someone was taking good care of our Torino. I wish I still had this car.

I am going to write about the next car later... this post is getting too long, and I gots something else I want to talk about. be continued.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Family Bowling Night

Tonight was MOMs Club Family night. We went out to eat with the hubbys and then we went bowling. There were 24 of us at the restaurant and then 5 more joined us at the bowling alley.

It was a blast! It's not often that we have an outing where the WHOLE family goes. I think the husbands had the most fun. Let's see....there were 6 families all total.

The kids bowled on two lanes *with bumpers*, the moms on one, and the dads on another. Brad was so proud of himself, he won on the dad's lane. I didn't bowl, I chased Lyanna around for about a half hour, took her for a stroller ride for another half hour, and then entertained Kenzie.

Kenzie thought the bowling was cool, but for some reason she was scared to go and roll the ball. So...instead she ran around goofing off. It is an extremely small bowling alley. I think there are 8 lanes total and it's upstairs from another restaurant, so she didn't have a whole lot of places to go.

This is Kenzie with a party hat she finaggled from the other party that was there, eating a blue fruit snack....I can't believe she is actually sitting down.

Anyway it was fun and Brad says we need to do that more often.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Flashback Friday: For Your Amusement: 1983

Alrighty, I missed Friday, so you get something from the vault today. It was a wierd couple of days around here for me....

This is a delightful little story I wrote (I'm guessing here) in 1983. I was 13 years old and in the 8th grade. I'm guessing it was around Halloween. I will add more comments after the story because I don't want to give anything away. *said while laughing my ass off and hubby says..what is so funny.....* and oh yeah, I will not correct any grammar or usage errors.

I wish I could show you the picture I drew to go with it.....Oooo wait I'll take a picture and put it on here. (it was written in red marker so I had to put it in red here as well)

Never go into the Cemetery

Right at midnight the two boys crept into the cemetery. Neither one of them noticed the open grave or the dark figure hiding in the shadows.
As the boys silently and un-suspecting tiptoe around the graveyard, the dark figure half chuckles to itself. One of the boys jumped,
"Did you say something?" he asked.
"No," said the other, "you're just imagining things."
Suddenly the boys are falling into a grave, just as they fall the dark figure leaps in after them..

The next day the caretaker notices one of the graves had been dug up. He quickly called the police and they investigated. Soon they come upon the two bodies of the boys. They called the local doctor, Dr. Wilson, to see if he can figure out what happened.
In his mansion, later that night, the doctor discovers two small puncture marks in the neck of each boy, also they had suffered a severe blood loss.
Quickly the doctor runs to a case full of books, and picks a book titled "Vampires". He soon realized his hunch was correct.
He then set about to warn the people of San Gordon about the blood thirsty monster.
He went and told his wife Ethel, but she just said his work was getting to him. When his wife wouldn't believe him the doctor decided to take things into his own hands.....

That night somewhere else in town a youngman was walking home from a party. Suddenly a lady appeared before him all dressed in black.
"Good evening," said the lady in a whispery voice.
"Hello," said the youngman, and he continued on.
Everyonce in awhile he would look behind him and there would be the same woman following him.
Now came the part of walking home he hated, going past the cemetery. But tonight a strange force was calling him into the cemetery, Maybe I'll go rest on one of the tombstones for awhile he thought to himself....

It just so happened at this time the doctor strolled past the cemetery and heard someone screaming. He rushed to the youngman's rescue just in time to see a dark figure slip away into the night....

That next moring the doctor brought the youngman in to talk to. He explained to the man that he thought the lady that had followed him was a vampiress and would the youngman help him catch her. Of course the yougman was more than happy to help....

That night the two hid in some bushes in the cemetery. About midnight they started hearing strange noises. After that night no one ever heard of the two men again.
It didn't take long for Ethel to figure out that what her husband had said was true, so she read up on vampires, and went into the graveyard with a shovel, mirror, stake, and hammer.....

When she got there she started digging the grave where the bodies of the boys had been found, and sure enough when she opened the casket there lay the woman all dressed in black.
The woman gave no reflection in the mirror, so Ethel quickly hammered the stake deep into the heart of the vampiress
Now there was peace in San Gordon, well at least for a while......

I hope you enjoyed my little horror tale. Some observations:

When I wrote this I was already deep in my fascination with vampires. I love vampire movies, books, legends. I'll have to remember to talk about that more..I really like the fact that my villain was a female instead of a male.

My sense of is a little strange. Ethel as my comic relief is hilarious to me now. I guess I knew I had to have something to ease the suspense/horror of my story..thus Ethel.
So..tell me what you think.

What is in a name?


YOUR GANGSTA NAME (1st 4 letters plus izzle): Leeaizzle

YOUR DETECTIVE NAME (fave color + fave animal): Purple Cat (WHAT??)

YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name + childhood street): Jean Coker Hampton

YOUR STAR WARS NAME (last 3 letters of your last name + first 2 letters of your first name + first 3 letters of Mom's maiden name): Ithle Whi

YOUR SUPER HERO NAME (2nd fave color + fave drink): Red Breeze

YOUR IRAQI NAME (2nd letter of your first name + 3rd letter of your last name + any letter of your middle name + 2nd letter of your Mom's maiden name + 3rd letter of your Dad's middle name + 1st letter of a sibling's first name + last letter of your Mom's middle name): Eijhrde

YOUR GOTH NAME (Black + name of one of your pets): Black Midnight

YOUR AMERICAN IDOL NAME (fav car and sea food): Ford Snow

NAME OF YOUR DREAM BAND (name of computer + printer): Dell Hewlitt

MOVIE STAR NAME (sibling's middle name + mother-in-law's maiden name): Terhune Henning Williamson

YOUR ALTER EGO NAME (name of one your childhood pets + popular brand of clothes when you were young): Useless Guess

YOUR LAWYER NAME (fav actor's last name + fav hard liquor): Peck Morgan LMFAO

YOUR HIP HOP NAME (fav candy + fruit): Cinnamin Banana WTF?

And here I always thought Gambit was a good match...

Got this from my bro's blog...thought this was pretty cool. If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you will know that I used to read comics like crazy. My favvy was X-Men and I LOVED Gambit. Took the quiz and ended up with Beast...

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Found Something and other Ramblings on a Gorgeous Sunday Afternoon

Okay, I found something for you Diner Girl. It is a poem I started in October of 2002. Not sure when I "finalized" it. Sometime shortly after January of 2003. It is down in the Flashback Friday post...title for you. :) I just changed the date...I am keeping August in mind because I haven't gone ALLLLLL the way back to my pre puberty writings....which are hilarious I might least to me.

It is another beautiful day here. I wish it was just a little warmer. The sun is out and the sky is cobalt blue. Not a cloud to be seen.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Spring .....

Today was absolutely beautiful. I think I am going to have to change my favorite season to Spring. I love the Fall, but since I have moved to Ohio I have learned to appreciate Spring so much more. In Arkansas you just don't have a true "Winter". It doesn't get too cold, and it hardly ever snows. You get some ice storms and an occasional snow..but nothing like up here.

Snow on the ground for weeks, temperatures in the single digits for weeks, and the grayness of it all.... I'd never experienced it before.

It was in the upper 60's today for the first time in months! I took the girls to the riverwalk and we strolled the path. They loved being outside again just as much a I did.

To help us all get in the mood for the season here's a little movie I put together today when I got home.

All the photos are taken by Brad and I, they are from our garden and barns in our county of Ohio. The music is Appalachian Spring...appropriately.


Flashback Friday: October 1: for Diner Girl

It is Flashback Friday again. Per her request, I am going to post an August journal entry. I am still debating on which one I am going to put on here... I just haven't decided which one is interesting enough, and if it is interesting, that it is something I want the general public reading...some things are just too private.

I'm just having a hard time finding something....maybe I'll just put up a poem or something...sorry DG...that was a bad date.

So..I'm working on it and it will be up, but maybe not til tomorrow morning.

Also, if anyone else had a date for me let me know. Otherwise I'm going to just start picking random dates for Flashback Friday. It's more fun it I have to go and hunt down something.

This poem was started on October 11, 2002. It was "finished" sometime in January 2003. It is currently untitled.

Happiness overwhelming
Outshadows the fear
that tries to creep
into my emotions.
Blissful chaos
You set in motion
never knowing
that one click away
was me.
Routines shattered gladly
trails of stagnation
lost in the void of loneliness
falling further behind.

My Celebrity Look A Likes

Got this from my brother's blog... I don't even know who a couple of these people are....

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Visual DNA

Got this off of E-Dog's blog and thought it was super cool!

Monday, March 05, 2007


Monday, Monday, Monday...

I should like Mondays more than I do. My babysitter comes on Monday and I get to have some free time away from home and the girls. It just seems like I can never get far enough away or long enough away to truly benefit from it. I love my girls sooooooo much, but sometimes I just need that seperations. An over night trip away would be good.

I know it is coming soon. Two weeks and the grandparents will be home. YAY!! I miss having them here, and not just because they keep the girls. I miss them because I love them and miss their company. My mom-in-law is awesome and fun to hang out with.

Okay so it's 11:15 I put it on the Discovery Channel because the show about the "Lost Tomb of Jesus" was supposed to be isn't on. Some show about global warming and the melting of the arctic caps is on instead. Not that it isn't interesting, but not what I wanted to watch.


Friday, March 02, 2007

Flashback Friday: May 15, 1990 : For Sherry

It's Friday already, and as promised I have gone and found a journal entry for Sherry. She asked for May 18, 1990. The closest entry I could find was for May 15, 1990. Pretty darn close....

The 18th was significant for Sherry because it was the day she graduated from high school. I was coming home for the summer from my second year of college. As I look through my journals I realize I wasn't all that crazy about where I was in life at that time. I was having problems with school academically, not getting along with my parents...duh, and didn't have a clue about what I wanted to do with my life. Typical of a 20 year old? I'm going to post my journal entry pretty much word for word... you can laugh all you want, some of it is pretty funny.

May 15, 1990


Well it's been eventful since last entry. I've made it thru my 2nd year of college.

Yes I survived switching from a small liberal arts school where I had many friends and enjoyed myself immensely to a large anybody can get in university where I am considered a freak of nature and only enjoy myself half as much.

I also managed to flunk my first class ever: College Chem. I. It wasn't hard to do. I should've taken baby chem first. I had no business bein in that class. So now.

Now I'm at home again for what is shaping up to be another wonderful, eventful summer at home. In Stuttgart. Can you please catch some of that sarcasm in a bucket. Thank you.

My boyfriend is coming to see me tomorrow. Yes we have managed to stick things out. He is an up point in my summer so far. He'll probably remain the up point. I can't wait to see him. We're going to go to Little Rock. Don't ask me what we're going to do. I'm still clueless there but being together again will be enough.

I have applied for numerous jobs... Top 40 Video, Video Gold, Cato's, Wal-Mart, and last but not least Mayflower. That wonderful grocery store we all don't know but love anyway. I begin to substitute teaching Thursday. I can see my teaching career taking off.

I went and drove around Stuttgart tonight. Very depressing. It's a very depressing town. Dead animals on the road disturb me. I'm glad my boyfriend and I are going to Little Rock. I need to get away. Already. I've only been here two whole days. Oh, well.

Such is the the life of Nan.

Now all of that was written in one solid block, no breaks or paragraphs whatsoever. When I wrote in a notebook that's how I usually wrote. I broke it up for you guys because it was just too difficult to read without some kind of paragraphs. I kept everything exactly the same except for the boyfriend part. I took his name out just because I felt like it. I don't know what it really matters... it is interesting to go back and read what was going on in my head when I was younger. The part about the dead animals cracks me up...oh and Nan is what all my college friends called me.

That was the summer I ended up working at the local drug store. It was also the summer I began reading comic books. The first series I started reading was Wolverine: Weapon X.

I actually had a pretty good time that summer.