Sunday, November 30, 2008

Not me...

So...since I posted last I have most certainly did Not...

Go to the movies to see twilight for the second time (liking it more than the first time I went)

Spend 7 hours in the back seat of Hero Husband's truck schlepping to and from San Antonio, Temple and Elgin for Thanksgiving and Christmas stuff

Yell at a creepy old man to "Step Back" when he was pushing kids to take a photo while we were watching the Chuy's parade

Go to the movies to see twilight for the third time (liking it more than the first and the second times)

Wake Betty up at 6am to take her out for Black Friday shopping and use the "foreign exchange student cultural experience" excuse to justify it

Find myself in my pajamas at 10:30 blogging instead of finishing a litany of projects I have half done around the house

Go to 10pm showing to see twilight for the fourth time

Break my beautiful macbook and then get all vercklempt when I met with the service tech at the apple store and asked him to "please fix it"

Make myself a cocktail to go with dinner because the kids were making me a little nutso

Sit on the couch with my sister sharing new favorite music and disecting the lyrics and cry when I realized how much we have missed each other lately

So tell me what did you Not do this holiday weekend?

The very tired Betty snuggling the very crabby Miss Thing at the parade

Friday, November 21, 2008

Movie Review

Okay so today was the day...I could only justify getting out of work a little early today, but I met Kik, Paige, Stacey & Amy at the Alamo Drafthouse guessed it...Twilight. They served Sangria in a "blood bag" (very tasty) and we laughed and talked until the movie started.

I have a hard time being objective. I loved the book(s), I have read them more than once. I accept that a movie will never be as good as a book that you love. All of that being said. The movie was Awesome.

I have read the "critics" (Doesn't that imply that they will be critical) reviews which were generally blah. I think I can understand that maybe as a standalone movie it may not be perfect or qualify for critical (there is is again) aclaim. But it is after all a movie based on a book and you can not cram 500 pages into 2 hours.

There was a lot that I missed from the books, but what was there was (I'll say it again) Awesome. I am still looking forward to taking Hero Husband to see it on Sunday and Betty when she is done reading. How's it coming Betty? Hopefully that will be doing my part to make sure that book 2 (new moon) is made also.

Kik and I booked it to el bano (this movie qualified as one that you didn't leave just for a little bodily function) and then we all lingered in the lobby to chat. The line for the next showing had gathered outside and as we said our goodbyes we eyeballed the incoming crowd. I counted 3 teenagers, 7 men, and the balance of the crowd that looked just like us. Paige told a few of them how awesome it was and we all went our ways.

It was a great movie and a great time with the best of friends.


Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

William Ernest Henley

The path to this poem was bizarre and winding but
it knocked my socks off...

Invictus ~ Unconquered

Indeed I am the master of my fate;

I am the captain of my soul.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Last night we were trying putting the finishing touches on Super Son's Native American Indian project before it was due at school this morning. I was ready to jump up and down with frustration. I apparently, even with my sewing skills, do not possess the ability to fabricate a tipi cover from canvas. This should be a pretty basic cone shape, right?

I resorted to a pattern.

That wasn't any better. Betty sat at the bar and watched me with some degree of concern for my long term mental health. She commented on the hilarity of me doing Super Son's project while he played in the living room. For the record I was just trying to get the fabric ready so he could do the assembly. I think I really did hop around once or twice when the second of my patters (the third overall try) didn't work out any better than the first. Betty looked up at me from her reading (yes I have managed to corrupt her with the Twilight series...I may get to see the movie 3 times for that one) and suggested that we not cover the whole tipi....hmmm...leave some of the cover off so you can see inside the tipi. This snowballed into making a playdo indian to go inside the tipi, some blankets for him to lay on and a little fire in the middle. Super Son was really proud and said that it was "unique". Betty talked me off the ledge. Good reason #216 for hosting an awesome czech exchange student. Love ya' Betty Thanks again

And without further ado... here is the tipi

Sunday, November 16, 2008


I was desaturating some images today from a photoshoot and then starting tinkering with resaturating the images. What I ended up with was me looking twilightarific...I have tickets to see the flick on Sunday with Eddie and bought another to go on Friday with Kik. It is going to be a fun weekend.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

7 days and counting

And my friends are finding thier way to the books too. It's always nice to know when you are going crazy that at least your friends will go there with you. And to hold you over until the premire. mmmm