Friday, December 28, 2007

Two Movies

I watched Tenacious D-The Pick of Destiny and The Simpsons Movie today with Roger.

I have to say, I do kind-of like TD music, they're different...but they shouldn't really be making movies. It was very strange, maybe worth watching once, but I'll probably never go out of my way to watch it again. I've definately seen worse so I'll give it 1.5 stars out of five.

The Simpsons was cute. It's very much like watching an episode, only a little longer and the animation was a little better. I did laugh a few times, and got really tickled with the Spider-Pig. I'll give it 3.5 stars.

Anywho, Roger's 25th birthday is Sunday and then New Year's right after. So I'm in for another busy busy weekend, but it'll be fun.

I hope you all had a safe and fun Christmas, I'll talk about mine later-with pictures, of course.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Hope everyone is happy and safe!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Movie Review

If you have yet to see Stardust, I highly recommend it. We watched it last night with my parents and sister and her husband, and it was really good.

I don't tend to like Michelle Phifer very often, but I have to give credit when it's due.

Robert DeNiro as a flake, now that was interesting!

I hadn't seen Claire Daines in a movie in a long while, but she did a great job as well.

Overall, I would give it a full 5 stars out of 5. :o)

I'm going to try and do a movie review for every newer movie we watch. Even if it's just to give me something to blog about.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


the potential loss of my beautiful oak tree. I wish I had a before picture to show how beautiful my oak tree was...but now, it's just sad. I cried, but it might still pull through. It's taken a big punch, but I am hoping and praying that it will pull through.

I took some pictures in two different stages. This first round was just after the first branches started falling.

This is the left side of my backyard:
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Right side backyard (I really hope my evergreen/cedar, or whatever it is, is okay..I *love* that tree):
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Only the first few limbs have fallen here:
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My tree:
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Here's across the street from me:
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And down the street on the left:
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Now for the final fall, that made me cry:
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Against the house, oh boy:
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From the street:
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And the final result:
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Thursday, December 06, 2007


I saw The Golden Compass on Tuesday, and wanted to give my two cents. For starters, it is the first of three books, and will most likely be the first of three movies as well. I have some problems with that because the Matrix and the Pirates trilogies come to mind. The first one in the series was very good, and then they just drop off after that. The second is kind-of okay, and the third just stinks. This one could very well do the same, or it could not do as well as they hope, and end up not finishing the story at all. This one ends with a very open ending, they don't really solve anything, it isn't a stand alone movie.

With that said, there are a few things I did enjoy. First, I loved the CG. It was breathtakingly gorgeous! There is a scene where the main character is riding on the back of an Ice Bear, and her riding with all the scenery around them was totally amazing.

My mom didn't like the plot, but I did. I liked the Daemons, and the acting, and the story line (thus far, since they didn't finish much of anything, and just left you hanging!)

If you're willing to chance the "religious undertones" of the movie, because the author is a confessed agnostic and atheist, I would say that overall, I enjoyed the film. I don't know how close to the book it is, because I've never read them, but that is my two cents.

Here's my Daemon:

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Another One Bites the Dust!

Another year passed, and so much has happened to me since my last birthday. I got married, Miranda got married, I bought a house, Miranda bought a house, I've been to the ER, a few family members on Roger's side passed away, Oma spent time in the Hospital after sitting with her in the ER, I learned things about some friends that I never thought I'd hear and they weren't good, my best friend got a divorce (which made me very sad at the time, but I definately think it was the right decision because of the way he acted), I went on a cruise to Mexico!! (I do have all my cruise pics posted on my myspace page, but you have to have a myspace account to look at them) and so much else! It's hard to reflect over such an action packed year!

So, I'm 26 today and that is all I was getting at. ;o) I hope everyone has a good day!