Sunday, December 14, 2008

Sunday - And It's Movie Review Time

Hannah and I had a girl's night out on Thursday as I had a night off in between several and Caleb was at his dad's. First off we decided to splurge and went to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner, certainly not something you can do every day or very often for that matter. Very nice, pricey, but just want we needed. We laughed our way through dinner (annoying the couple next to us of course) and indulged in some decadent cheesecake. Again, not something you can do everyday, especially if you are making a half-hearted attempt at dieting (ha ha).

For the second part of our night out we decided to take in the midnight showing of The Day The Earth Stood Still. In case you are too young (and I hate you if you are, lol), or you live in a vacuum (and I do at times) then you might not realize this is a remake of the 1951 classic. (alas Hollywood is becoming uncreative). The movie stars Keanu Reeves and Jennifer Connelly, and they each do a fair job of acting. The movie also stars Jaden Smith, Will Smith's son who you met in The Pursuit of Happyness. I jokingly say that Keanu Reeves is perfect for the part of the alien who shows no emotion because I really don't think the man is capable of a facial expression or anything more than a monotone voice. I enjoyed the movie for the most part except for the political theme, but once again I wouldn't recommend paying anything more than matinee price. You wouldn't miss anything by waiting for the DVD either.

I think the most interesting thing that occurred was after the movie and we saw this guy get tased by the police. We are walking out of the theater and there was this drunk guy who had been trying to get into the theater when we arrived, and he was still in the parking lot causing havoc. The manager had evidently grown tired of this guy, called the police, and he was, by all appearances, resisting arresting. All of a sudden he jerked and fell straight down and Hannah was "omg what happened?". I said "omg he just got tased!". We were in no immediate danger as we were observing this from a safe distance, and it was certainly more suspenseful than the movie, lol.

In case you can't tell, I am in better spirits than my last entry. Oh David is still messing with my mind, but getting back to work was really the best thing for me. Routine stuff to fill your day so you don't wallow in self-pity. Who needs expensive therapy? I've got a great family who listen to my woes and good friends to lend a shoulder to cry on when I need it. And if I am really feeling sorry for myself, then I just have to take a look at the lives of the homeless drunks who come into the ER on a daily basis. I am healthy (albeit overweight), have a job (thank you God!), have a place to live, have money to pay my bills, put food on the table, and buy a few Christmas presents for the kiddos. Life could be less stressful with the support money I'm entitled to, but overall, life is good. is very good, especially when both my kids are here with me, as they are tonight.

Apparently Veronica and Melissa have deemed me worthy of the Marie Antoinette Award. I'm not quite sure that I'm worthy, but apparently all you have to do is write about everyday life. While I feel honored, I don't know that what I have to say is particularly inspiring, but then again, maybe it doesn't have to be. So thank you Veronica and Melissa, and I pass on the rules and nominate the following:

The Rules:
1. Please put the logo in your blog (let me know if you need the file)
2. Place a link from the person, from whom you received the award
3. Nominate at least 7 or more
4. Put the links of those on your blog
5. Leave a message on their blog to let them know

And I nominate:
1. Betty of A Corgi in Southern California
2. Lyn of Brit's Blog
3. Dawn of Carpe Diem
4. Julia of Julia's New Journal
5. Lily of I Guess I'm Dreaming
6. Marti of Porch Stories
7. Robin of The Yellow Brick Road

Wow...that was hard to limit this to just seven.

Well tonight starts another three day stretch for me. I did get a short recess and have a chance to go to church and dinner tonight with the kids. It's finally cooler here in Phoenix (highs in the 60s this week) and maybe, just maybe, it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Ciao! De ;)

PS: New entry and title just for you Kat! :p



  2. Guess I will skip the movie until it comes out on DVD. Yummm Cheesecake. Sigh. I am honored with the award. However, I have it already. Could you pick someone else to award it too? Thank you so much for the award though,

  3. thanks for the award De; that was so sweet of you to think of me :)

    yum, the Cheesecake Factory! would you believe they don't have any here where I now live but did have them in abundance over in Orange County! they are my favorite of restaurants! when Jessica was here over the summer, I took her there for lunch one day when we were in San Diego and she absolutely fell in love with it; how can you not with all those different cheesecakes?? so glad you and Hannah had a wonderful time together!

    that is so funny in your description of Keanu Reaves, but you are so right the more I think about it. He doesn't show that much emotion does he? I'll check out the movie sometime soon; we seem to be always on the last end of going to movies

    I'm so glad you are feeling better! you are knowing what really matters and it is not possessions and materialism, but the love of family and friends; its too bad David can't see that too


  4. Hang in there..hope you are feeling better. I heard the movie four Christmas was good.
    Hope you have a good weekend!