Thursday, April 29, 2010

Movie glue

While looking at my new favorite site today (1000 awesome things), I came across an intriguing post - what are your "Glue" movies? The movies that you get stuck on while you're flipping channels, even though you've seen them 10 times already. It got me thinking about what mine are:

Pride and Prejudice (2005)
- hands down. I will watch it. I don't care that it was just on last week on another channel. I don't care that I am sitting through commercials when I own the movie and I could just put it in because it's RIGHT THERE. I don't care that I know all of the lines and scenes so well that I can tell when the network is editing out parts. Give me the idyllic settings, the regency clothing, the way-too-gorgeous cast.

The Incredibles (and by extension, most Pixar films) - this movie is just so visually stunning to me that I get sucked in each and every time, and I will wait through four minutes of commercials just to get back to that eye-popping goodness. Not to mention the aces storyline and action.

Zoolander - this movie gets funnier each time I watch it. The punchlines get better, and if you can watch it often and memorize them so you can repeat them later, even better. Plus if I'm catching it on TV, they will always blissfully edit out that stupid scene where ben stiller is getting a massage - the one marr on a great movie, in my opinion.

The Parent Trap with Linsey Lohan
- I don't care what Lohan's done since, this movie is charming, and that scene where she sees her mom for the first time always makes me cry. (But I do change the channel for the stupid scene where the lizard crawls into that chick's mouth. No one needs to see that.)

Then there are some movies that I really don't like, and I can't understand why I keep watching them when they come on TV. A few examples: Mean Girls, Legally Blonde, and Miss Congeniality. I'm really really annoyed by these movies but I get sucked in! Maybe it's because nothing else is on?

There are a lot of others that could go on this list, but I have to stop somewhere. What are your glue movies?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Meadow Gardens

The American Meadow Garden: Creating a Natural Alternative to the Traditional Lawn

I wish I had the energy to do something like this to my lawn. Maybe it would turn into a meadow if I just rip up all of my grass and let nature take its course?

Friday, April 16, 2010

My new favorite site

I spent an irresponsible amount of time today scrolling through

It's sort of like that book, 14,000 things to be happy about, but with commentary. It lists things like life's simple pleasures, nostalgic memories that everyone shares, the good stuff in life. I found myself smiling as I looked through the entries. They're counting down from 1000, each day lists something new. Here's one of the shorter, sweeter ones:

#592 Your mom’s scrambled eggs

Everyone’s mom’s are a little bit different.

But your mom’s are the best.


I wish I could be so positive everyday!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Dear person next door:

Why have you been sitting on a dirt bike in your driveway revving your engine for the past 20 minutes? Don't you want to drive around a little, maybe? Take that puppy for a spin?

yours sincerely,
your neighbor

p.s. my inquiry is only slightly motivated by the infant I have sleeping in the next room.