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Away We Go June 18, 2009

Posted by smooregasbord in Around Town, TV/Movies.

away_we_goOne of my girlfriends got several passes to go see the movie Away We Go, so we had a little girls’ night out. I read several reviews in Us Weekly and People that had only given it 2 stars. Opinions vary, so last week we all headed to the theater to see if this movie was all it was cracked up to be…or not.

On a scale of 1 to 5, I give it a 5 all the way.  It was a complete laugh riot! So much so that half way through the film I leaned over to Nicole and said, “No more laughing, my face is starting to hurt!” They couldn’t have picked a better cast.  While the scene with Allison Janney’s character (Lily) provided for belly-aching laughter, the scene where they have dinner with Maggie Gyllenhaal’s character (LN) was by far the most hilarious in the entire movie! If you’re looking for a great date night movie, I highly suggest this flick…it’s equally funny for both guys and gals.

Note: If you’re at all Prudence McPrude like myself, then the opening scene will have you covering your eyes and blushing like a twelve year old girl. Just a warning.

From the Same Litter May 30, 2009

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dug_dog dixie noseThe first time I saw the trailer for Disney Pixar’s UP, I knew that the character of Dug the Dog had to be based on Dixie Belle.  I watched this clip and there’s not a single doubt in my mind.  I mean, look at them… Now if I can just find one of those talking collars.

Eight is Great February 22, 2009

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oktapodiSince the Oscar’s are tonight, I thought I’d do a related post. Up for nomination in the cateogory of Best Animated Short is Oktapodi. I saw this short today for the very first time and fell instantly in love. It’s a story about two octopi, young and in love, who become separated when a chef purchases one of them. The other goes to the rescue of his beloved and adventure ensues. The animation and colors are amazing and the setting is ranked among one of the top five places that I’d like to visit someday: the Mykonos. It’s a charming short that will make you smile well past the story’s ending.

A Whole New World February 3, 2009

Posted by smooregasbord in TV/Movies, Work.

samsung-tvI wish I had a better excuse for my recent lack of posts. Unfortunately, someone dictates that I go to the same establishment for five days a week and in exchange for my knowledge, they provide me with monetary funds. Some people call it “work”, I call it “good times”. In my line of business, it goes a little like this…feast or famine. Right now, I’m in the feast period which is taking away from my extracurricular activities. Hopefully, I’ll be able to exercise portion control very soon!!

On another front, HD has made it’s way into my home. Casey and I, after two years of meticulous research, have purchased an LCD TV.  I never knew watching tv could be like this.  Last night, I discovered that Peyton has zits and that Claire looks like Tammy Faye.  It’s actually kind of weird.  Some of the shows seem like I’m watching a live play or a telenovela.  Of course, I’m quickly learning that once you go HD, you never go back!

Today’s Weather… October 10, 2008

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…brought sunny skies and several “yes-es” from a Texas-based news personality when her weatherman boyfriend proposed on-air. Click here to see the video.

Gold Digger October 8, 2008

Posted by smooregasbord in General, TV/Movies.

I saw a snippet on GMA earlier this week about Gold Parties. Apparently, it’s the equivalent of a Tupperware party except you’re not there to buy something, you’re there to get paid. Back at the beginning of summer, we did some “spring” cleaning and I came across a crapload of gold jewelry that I do not wear anymore. By the way, I have quite a wild collection including pink ice, tulip rings, gold nugget charms, herringbone chains, and the famous panda coin jewelry. Instead of it sitting there collecting dust, I could take it to a Gold Party (or host one myself) and turn it into cash. Of course, you should do your homework before attending one of these parties and try to find out the actual worth of what you have on hand.  It’s like going to the doctor, it never hurts to get a second opinion. According to the story, gold is currently priced at a little more than $850 per ounce, so I suggest you go digging around your house and turn that stash into cash!!

Anyone Can Be President…Anyone! September 14, 2008

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I saw this skit on Saturday Night Live and died laughing! I had to do a double-take because I seriously thought Sarah Palin was the guest host.

The Real Estate Agent’s Dictionary August 13, 2008

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Sometimes when flipping through the channel guide, I stop on the real estate channel, GoScout Homes. It gives me an opportunity to see the prices at which houses in our area are listed. At other times, I get to laugh at statements like this:

“This is a great bargin.”

Ain’t Happening June 18, 2008

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On Saturday night, we went to see The Happening. I’ve enjoyed other M. Night Shyamalan movies like The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and even The Village (up until the ending). What’s not to like about an R-rated Shyamalan movie?! Pretty much everything.

I’m not even going to try to give a blow-by-blow on the plot. You can read the bad reviews here. It had potential to be a great movie, but in the end it just fizzled. It’s like Shyamalan just got bored and said, “Hey guys, let’s just end it here.” And what scored that R-rating? Just some gore which made the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre actually seem believable.


The movie ended up being an environmental issues film with the moral of the story being this:
Keep treating the planet the way that you do and eventually she’s going to turn on you.

The Exhibits Are At It Again May 21, 2008

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My husband typically runs on the National Mall. Yesterday on his run he passed by a bunch of props laying out.  He asked one of the “hands” standing there what was going on at which time he was informed that they were filming Night at the Museum 2: Escape from the Smithsonian.  Pretty cool, huh?! From what I’ve seen and been told, it appears that filming took place at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. Some of our old friends are back like Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, and Dick Van Dyke. New additions include Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart and Hank Azaria as Kah Mun Rah. I’m not sure about Robin Williams’ return. Sounds like it should be an entertaining sequel which is scheduled to open next May. If you haven’t spotted these celebrities around town, then it’s probably too late as filming here in DC wrapped up today. Who knows, maybe they’ll have to come back for the premiere.  Wishful thinking?  Probably so.