Tuesday, May 26, 2009

For the over-25 set

If you are 25 or older, or approaching that age, please read this. Thank you.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Five random things in my purse

1. USB memory card adapter - Because you never know when you will need to put some photos onto your computer! It looks so beat up because I've been carrying it around for 2 years!!

2. Dental floss - has come in handy more than I every would have imagined (think pineapple, popcorn at the movies, steak/broccoli/lettuce from a restaurant, etc!)

3. Tide to go - I guess that's not so random, because lots of women carry one, but mine is unique because it's there for messy Ivy, not messy kids.

4. Artificial nail glue - classy, huh? I also use it as superglue when stuff breaks.

5. A very cute, very NOT functional fake Chanel wallet - I bought this for ten bucks at an outdoor market in L.A., and in retrospect should have investigated it much more fully. Problems: 1) there's no pocket for coins, so they're flying all around the inside of my purse and of course I can never find them when I want them. I even resorted to putting them in a ziplock bag. Classy, Ivy, classy. 2) the wallet is constructed badly, so I can't even keep my cards in the slots, because I can't get them out on demand. Jeremy calls this the "Law of Diminishing Returns." I wonder when I'll give up and revert back to the old wallet? We'll see!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Because I love this Buster

Reggie is three now, which is amazing. Anyway, here he is standing guard in our (newly green and almost lush) front yard.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Fun Videos

I love these Nike commercials with puppets of Kobe and Lebron. But I can't figure out how to post them straight onto the blog, so here are the links:
Championship Rings

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Movie Review - Star Trek

Jeremy and I saw Star Trek on opening weekend (Sunday matinee) which confirms his Trekkie-status (that, and he giggled his way through the movie) and makes me the nerdy tag-along wife. But I'm okay with that. The theater was full, which is consistent with the movie's $72 million opening weekend. (WOW) I haven't seen much Star Trek (movies or TV) but Jeremy watches reruns now and then, so I know who the main characters are, which made following this a little easier.

The Good: I loved pretty much all of this movie. The casting was dead-on (one review I read said Zachary Quinto was born to play Spock - I agree), the action was amazing, the plot line was good, and it was FUNNY!

The Bad: I would actually say there was a little too much action. We barely got to know the characters, since they were constantly fighting or getting beaten up.

Anyway, I know I liked this movie, because I've never had a desire to see Star Trek, but after seeing this one, I can't wait for the next! As a matter of fact, I think I would pay to see it again in the theater. Maybe.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Movie Review - 17 Again

This weekend I saw 17 Again and Star Trek. Today's review is for 17 Again:

The Good: Zac Efron is a bona-fide STAR. That kid can do it all. And his character in this movie wasn't overly cheesy (like his High School Musical character), but I am starting to wonder if he can do anything besides play a "basketball-playing jock." We'll see.
This is your typical "go back and try your life again" flick, and of course it has a predictable "I guess I did things right the first time" ending, but I knew it would be like that, and they do a great job with the humor and storyline. Also, Thomas Lennon as the nerdy best friend is fantastic, and the source of most of the great comedic lines.

The Bad: Oh, this movie is SO predictable, and had some incredibly awkward scenes (sex education class). Also, I thought Matthew Perry was sort of "dry" as the grown-up version of Efron, but his character was supposed to be downtrodden, so I guess that works.

Overall, this was very cute, and funny. It's almost done in the theaters, so I suggest you wait a month or so and rent it. Very cute!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Springtime Miracles

I love that I'm reading Genesis right now, and Wednesday, this appeared over Pullman:

Genesis 9:8-17

Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him: "I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you - the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you - every living creature on earth. I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be cut off by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth." And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth." So God said to Noah, "This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth."

I think that the DOUBLE rainbow signifies that God loves us doubly. :)

Thursday, May 7, 2009

HGH Much?

As I said yesterday, we saw Wolverine last night. I liked it, because I'm a dork and I love comic book movies. Actually, after looking over my list of movies I want to see, I'm realizing I kinda like guy flicks (with the exception of My Sister's Keeper). But that's okay, I guess. Just means my husband will be more willing to tag along.
Things I liked: Well first, the most obvious - there was lots of man-flesh in this one. Producers were pretty hesitant to cover up Hugh Jackman's beefed-up physique, since the most he ever wore was a wife beater. And not only that, but there was Ryan Reynolds (who played Deadpool, and will soon have his own X-Men Origins movie). And there was Taylor Kitsch (from Friday Night Lights, who plays Gambit).

Okay, once you've gotten over the hotness (who doesn't like muscles, really?), look at the picture again. Hugh Jackman has never been that big and veiny, and holy cow, since when is Ryan Reynolds that huge? I know Hollywood is big on HGH (300, anyone?) but COME ON. They look like Hulk Hogan after finding out his daughter had a sex tape released.

I don't mean to post a million pictures of men (really) but here are Jackman and Reynolds "before" pictures:

Skinny-minnies! (by comparison)
Okay, so back to the movie review. I liked it a lot, and we even waited around after the credits for the 30 second clip. I liked that there were cameos by lots of mutants (Cyclops, Emma Frost, Silver Fox, Wraith, Agent Zero), but I didn't like the ending. I won't go into detail, for anyone who plans to see the movie, but let's just say it was a waste.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Summer Movie Schedule

Last year, I made a list of movies I want to see (or I think might be worth seeing) over the Summer. So, here we go again!!!

X-Men Origins: Wolverine - May 1st. We are seeing this one tonight. I'll post my thoughts on it tomorrow. I know you can't wait. :)

Star Trek - May 8th

Terminator Salvation - May 21st

Up - May 29th

The Year One - June 19th

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - June 24th

My Sister's Keeper - June 26th

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - July 15th