Wednesday, December 12, 2007

I love Dwight Schrute!

If you don't know who Dwight Schrute is, turn on "The Office"! The show is full of memorable, original characters. But none are as interesting and laughter-provoking imho than Dwight. He is dedicated to his work at the paper company as well as his family's beet farm. He values honest work, self-reliance and simplicity. Check out his blog on NBC.com. I've got to get the bobble-head of him!

Monday, December 10, 2007

What I'm Reading: Marley and Me by John Grogan

Marley and Me by John Grogan

This book is cracking me up! I thought my dog was unruly! A great book for any dog lover, surprisingly funny.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Midnight Meat Train

Last night I did a trailer check at a local theater and a saw a trailer for this movie "Midnight Meat Train". The title cracks me up. I might have to see it just because of the name. The trailer opens like it is going to be an arty drama or mystery thriller, but you soon realize it is closer to a horror movie. I'm still not sure of the genre. It ended with "from the mind of Clive Barker". I love his books, which are mostly horror. I'm not sure if he wrote this or it is based on one of his stories. I'm going to do more research.

Links:
Midnight Meat Train at IMDB

Long memories in Jena - The Boston Globe

Long memories in Jena - The Boston Globe

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Upcoming Movies I'm Excited About

American Gangster
Director Ridley Scott, starring perpetual good-guy Denzel Washington as a bad guy! Must see!!! Also starring Russell Crowe and Cuba Gooding, Jr.

Mr. Woodcock
This looks hilarious to me. OK, it probably can't compete with Superbad, but I still want to see it. Stars Billy Bob Thornton, Seann William Scott and Susan Sarandon.

3:10 to Yuma
It's been a while since I have seen a good Western, and this one looks promising. Stars Russell Crowe and Christian Bale.

Halloween
I normally am not interested in remakes of horror movies, but this one is directed by Rob Zombie!!! He directed one of my all-time favorites "House of 1000 Corpses".

The Kingdom
Jamie Foxx and Jenifer Garner star. Government agents go into Saudi Arabia (I believe) to investigate a bombing.

The Heartbreak Kid
Stars Ben Stiller. It is a romantic comedy remake (2 strikes against it), but it looks like it could be good.

Michael Clayton

Dan in Real Life

Fred Claus

No Country for Old Men
Coen brothers and Tommy Lee Jones.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Superbad

I saw Superbad last Friday night. It is hilarious! I would go to see it again. Fresh jokes and comedy with lovable characters. I crack up thinking about the drawings! Definitely not for children.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Fishing this past Saturday

We went fishing saturday morning at Lake Nockamixin. I caught 2 smallmouth bass, my youngest caught 2 or 3 bass and a trout, and my husband caught 3 or 4 bass-with his spinner! :P

It is a beautiful park and I can't wait to go back.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Triangular theory of love

Triangular theory of love - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I have been researching the meaning of love, emotion, feelings, etc. online a lot lately. I just came across this interesting idea. It proposes that there are 8 forms of love (constructed from combinations/absences of intimacy, passion and commitment). I am still reading up on this, but I would appreciate any input.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Fishing Yesterday

My husband and I went fishing yesterday morning at Marsh Creek State Park. We had a few nibbles but we didn't catch anything. In fact, we didn't see anyone catch anything. A couple of guys in a boat said they saw someone catch a bass, I believe. But that's it.

I had a new pole and reel and it took a while to get the hang of casting with it. The line kept sticking.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Fishing

I bought a new fishing rod and reel this week. It isn't anything fancy, I just didn't have a rod to use anymore. Long story that I don't want to get into. I am thinking I'll go fishing tomorrow to break it in, after work. Yes, I have to work on a Saturday. You guys want your beef, right? (I work at a meat-packing plant as an administrative assistant.) I need a little relaxation, anyway.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy Birthday America!

I love being American! My husband is an Air Force veteran, my sister and my father are Army veterans, my maternal grandfather fought in World War II, I have an ancestor on my mother's side who fought in the Revolutionary War. My paternal great-grandparents came to America through Ellis Island from Sicily, Italy. I hold freedom most dear and wish freedom for all people in the world.
I am taking my kids to a 4th of July parade this morning and tonight I will see the fireworks as I am working at a booth at the local fair. Happy Independence Day/4th of July!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Where I am, My perspective

About 2 1/2 weeks ago I hurt my knee. I went on a rafting trip and tripped when I got out of the raft at the end of the trip, hitting my knee on a large rock. (I was fine during the 4 hour rafting trip!) I couldn't walk on it and it was very embarrassing. When I had the x-ray done at the emergency room, they found a spot on one of my bones that had nothing to do with my knee. It is very small, and probably nothing, but it made me really step back and take a look at life. So did the knee injury. I was thinking that maybe I shouldn't do all these fun things that I want to do, because I could get hurt. But then I asked myself, "is it worth the risk?" And the answer for me is "yes". I want to do all those things. Everything that I keep holding myself back from. I want to hike and climb and do all of those things and it is worth the risk of getting hurt, because I want to do it and I will enjoy it and it will challenge me. I am tired of just floating through life. I want to live it! I am trying to get into better shape, so that I can do all the things I want to do. I am walking (not long distance for now, I irritated my knee walking yesterday and it swelled-up again), I am doing a little bit of work with weights, and I am continuing in my physical therapy. It is really helping me. I feel so free. I am being true to myself and honest with myself and it is so freeing.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

American Scholar and Civil Rights Activist: W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois, 1868-1963, was a fascinating figure in American history. He was a civil rights activist from the early 20th century, scholar, writer, sociologist, the first African American to receive a Ph.D. from Harvard University, one of the co-founders of the NAACP.

I am planning to read his major writings, which had a profound influence on African American philosophy, sociology and the civil rights movement.

http://www.webdubois.org/

AnnualCreditReport - free

A law was passed that now allows consumers to request a free credit report from each of the credit reporting agency once per year.

AnnualCreditReport

Friday, March 09, 2007

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Oscars Tonight on ABC

Don't forget, the Oscars are on tonight on ABC at 8 or 8:30 Eastern time. I don't know why I still watch it, it has degenerated into something that barely resembles a real award show. It is more of a political campaign or popularity contest than awards for real merit.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Free Software for Babies and Toddlers

Hiyah.net - Free Educational Software for Children is a site offering free software for babies and toddlers. The software runs like a powerpoint presentation. There is background music and high-quality photos based on a theme. Simple words are spoken every few pictures. It is like an interactive picture book. One of my photos is featured on the Easter version.

Photo Hunt - Broken



A scientist peicing together a dinosaur bone at the Academy of Natural Science in Philadelphia, PA.

Make a Computer Chip Trivet

This is a cool idea. I don't know if I have time to do it, but we sure have a pile of old computer chips in the basement!

Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories - Make a Computer Chip Trivet

Saturday, February 03, 2007

2007 Movie Preview

Here is a list of the movies I am looking forward to seeing this year.

Ghost Rider
Epic Movie
Smokin' Aces
Zodiac
300
The Last Mimzy
Superhero!
Disturbia
Balls of Fury
Fracture
The Last Legion
Spiderman 3
Lucky You
Shrek the Third
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
Knocked Up
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
Nancy Drew
Evan Almighty
Live Free or Die Hard
Transformers
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
The Simpsons Movie
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Heartbreak Kid
Fred Claus
Beowulf
The Golden Compass
1408

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Ashura - Perpetuating Differences

I fail to see why Shiite Muslims still commemorated this date. It highlights and celebrates the differences between the two largest sects in Islam, under the guise of commemorating the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali. Violence often errupts on this day. Wouldn't it be better to try to reach across the differences in these two Islamic sects and heal the pain of the past?

Bombs Kill 36 in Iraq on Shiite Holy Day - news -comcast.net
Day of Ashura - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia