Sunday, January 31, 2010

Movies I have seen recently... in my living room

A couple of these movies I saw a few months ago but most were within the last 2 months. There have been some others but I can't remember them. Anyway, this is what I thought of the this bunch.

Great cast- Michael Keaton, Jane Lynch, Carol Burnett... BORING movie. The absolute last line of the movie was the only one that made me laugh and it wasn't said by any of those three. Such a sad waste of great comedic talent.

Cute. Again great cast. Allison Janney and Maggie Gyllenhal were so funny in it. It was delightful to watch.

It's too bad this one wasn't better. Kinda raunchy but not as bad as Apatow movies. Had its moments but overall, it's okay.

So boring. I was trying to figure out the point.

Funniest classic movie ever. It was so much fun to watch. Jack Lemmon is HILARIOUS in it!

Great Cast, charming movie. I really enjoyed it. Ellen Page is adorable as ever.

SUCKED!!! Don't bother!

Quirky and sweet. It is actually a mockumentary about falling in love. Both actors are charming.

This has got to be one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. It has plenty of raunch but appeals to both males and females. When the movie hit the theaters I thought it looked so stupid and wouldn't do well at all. I wish I would have seen it in the theater with my hubby. I laughed so hard that I was crying.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2010 Goals & Aspirations

Okay, it is time to commit to my goals for this year. So here they are. Hold me accountable.

* Stick to my fitness plan. I usually do this until October when the days get shorter and it is hard to drag my butt out of bed. I get up at 5:15 a.m. to workout because I can't think of any other time to fit it in to my schedule.

* Practice portion control. It is not exactly dieting. I just need to watch it and not overindulge. It is amazing how I feel after eating the correct portion size. I don't need the extra! So 2 Tbsps of peanut butter not 8... And hey, if I lose a few pounds while doing it- great!

* Go to church more often than last year. This should be easily attainable. We have even received compliments on how well behaved AJ is in church from fellow parishoners.

* Continue trying new recipes. This was a fun goal from last year but I am not going to commit myself to once a week although so far I have done that!

* Read more books than last year. I am off to a good start- I have already finished 3 in January! One was started in early December and I bought one for my Kindle on Christmas but still I finished 3 books. I think I have to read over 22...

* Purge and Organize. I cleaned out the pantry, fridge and freezers a couple of weeks ago... Holy bananas! They were bare after that! I need to tackle the storage room again this year. Aaaahhh!

* Craft more. For me.

* From last year: One silver piece, build a fairy house in the backyard, one scrapbook and do my rock star item!

Man, I hope these happen this year. I'm going to try not to overschedule myself this summer and relax more too. Happy 2010 and good luck with all your goals!!

Monday, January 18, 2010

How I know I live with a toddler: Part 8

  1. I have to be careful he's not climbing on the dresser. I suddenly have to think about these things!
  2. We have this ball popper and one day it started making this horrible noise... that is what happens when you stuff crayons and sidewalk chalk in it and the fan starts grinding the chalk away.
  3. 75% of the time he thinks he is a cat, 10% of the time a cat-dog and 15% of the time a human boy.
  4. He watches Sesame Street instead of taking a nap so mom can get a little mom time. I miss naps. He is so much better if he takes a nap.
  5. I read the same book over and over and over again at bedtime. I am sick of the truck book.
  6. Knows every truck ever made and can spot them from a mile away.
  7. He is scared of the snowplow and comes in everyday at 6 am telling us that it woke him up even though a snowplow hasn't even come by in a week.
  8. He gets a charge out of watching the garbage man. So we have to wait for the garbage man on Thursdays before we go out.
  9. I get excited about going to the waterpark resorts! And I use it for bribery the whole week before.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A new playlist

(Regina Spektor)
(Okkervil River)

  1. After Tonight- Justin Nozuka
  2. Beatbox Harmonica- Yuri Lane
  3. On the Radio- Regina Spektor
  4. Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa - Vampire Weekend
  5. Don't Stop Believin'- Glee Cast
  6. Lover, You Should've Come Over- Jeff Buckley
  7. Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe- Okkervil River
  8. You and I- Ingrid Michaelson
  9. Golden Train- Justin Nozuka
  10. Warm Whispers- Missy Higgins
  11. One of Those Days- Joshua Radin
  12. Hotel Song- Regina Spektor
  13. Better Man- James Morrison
  14. A-Punk- Vampire Weekend
  15. Sugar Assualt Me Now- Pop Levi
  16. Dropped- Phantom Planet
  17. 3 Rounds and a Sound (Live)- Blind Pilot
  18. Beyond Here Lies Nothing- Bob Dylan
  19. Hold On, I'm Coming- Sam & Dave
  20. We Are Not the Losers (Anymore)- Actionslacks
  21. This is Beautiful- Tyrone Wells
  22. Dance Tonight- Paul McCartney
  23. Looking At the Sun- Gramercy Arms
  24. Black & Gold- Sam Sparro
  25. Backwards Walk- Frightened Rabbit

So it is a little long for a CD so I'll have to carry a couple songs into the next one. Like I said before, I am addicted to Vampire Weekend. Beyond Here Lies Nothing is Dylan at his grittiest. His gravely voice just gets to me. Yuri Lane is definitely out there rockin' it plus he lives in Chicago. Woohoo! I just think he is amazing. Check out this video. (They wouldn't let me put it on here- Boo!) I love the range in Regina Spektor's voice. She's a little quirky. Okkervil River just rocks (although I like Unless Its Kicks better- great workout music!). Looking At the Sun is a fun song. Catchy. Black & Gold makes me want to bob my head and tap my foot to the awesome beat. It reminds me of an 80s song kinda. I am not a fan of 80s music (I know that is actually shocking but it is too pop-y for me...)- I like the classic rock & punk songs that were produced from the 80s but that's about it. I even put a somewhat kibosh on it at my wedding. Cruel, I know. I am ready to catch flak for this, it doesn't hurt my self esteem one bit. You don't want to know what I really think about it. Okay, I just opened a can of worms so I am just going to stop. Enjoy the music if you choose too. :)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vampire Weekend

I am addicted to Vampire Weekend! I love the song Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa especially. Give them a listen!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Happy 101

Mel at Chicago Girl Gone Mild listed my little blog as one that brightens her day. Maybe it would brighten Mel's day even more if I updated it once in awhile! Thanks girl!! :)

The Rules:
1. List 10 things that make you happy.
2. List 10 blogs that brighten your day.

10 Things That Make Me Happy

  1. My boys (MOST of the time...) ;)
  2. Compliments on my work/creativity
  3. Fresh, clean sheets (my husband and I talk about this all day on clean sheet day until bedtime... I don't know why making the bed doesn't work the same way but it just doesn't!)
  4. When my little boy says, 'Love you, momma.'
  5. Doing something nice for other people when they aren't expecting it
  6. Baking a fabulous dessert (I'm not a huge dessert person but I love to make them for others. I do like chocolate though!)
  7. Art fairs
  8. Stumbling onto something that you absolutely need, want, love or is just perfect for a project, etc. (this happened to me recently with a website/CD that is so cool for a project I am doing!)
  9. Really, really good food and wine
  10. A book that I can't put down or a song that is played on a continuous loop

10 Blogs That Brighten My Day (in no particular order... BUT #1 is #1!!) :)

  1. Lipowski Family (I know, I know- I write it! I love it b/c it has pictures of my family on it though!!)
  2. Chicago Girl Gone Mild (I know she gave me this post but her blog is one of my faves!)
  3. Crafty Crow
  4. Whimsy Love
  5. Paisley Wallpaper
  6. Operation Nice
  7. The Magic Onions
  8. Majer Minutes
  9. Hostess with the Mostess
  10. Blue Yonder Ranch