saw this movie for the first time.
50 First Dates stars Drew Barrymore and Adam
Sandler. It was a sweet romance with lots of laughs -- I
loved it. I recommend it to anyone who wants to see a
good romantic comedy.
I was lucky enough to see this one in high definition
(my daughter has a nice HD set). The background scenes
of Hawaii were breath-taking. In fact, nearly everything
in high definition is breath taking. I sat there,
stunned at the quality. Why is it taking so long for
channels to convert? I want Sci-Fi Channel in HD! I want
everything in HD. (For that matter, could someone redo
all the walls in my home with HD screens?)
This is fun and I made it
for a Sunday School children's class. You can put in any
word and it will make a maze of the word, easy or
TheBigZoo.com (other mazes included). I had to
use a screen capture program to save it. Here's an
example made with my cat's name. Start with the green
square at the top left and end in the red square at the
to George F., I got my credit report online for free at
FreeCreditReport.com. (Apparently there's a law
that says we can get a free report once a year.)
It was very, very interesting and detailed. Every credit
card I had ever owned was listed and every major loan I
ever got or cosigned on, was there. It also showed the
companies that have inquired after my credit history
such as the holders of our home mortgage who check about
4 times a year on my credit history. I never realized
that mortgage companies keep such a close watch on
people. It felt like the details of my life were there
for anyone to see. Is there privacy anymore?
to a $1.99 coupon from BlockBuster, we rented
The Brothers Grimm. I was surprised to find this
to be a horror movie. All of the fairy tales had
gruesome endings. This is no happy-type movie. It has
humorous characters, but then seeing their gruesome
deaths was not humorous at all.
My husband hated it. I liked the ending to this movie
and felt that the ending saved it for me, so I did not
put this in the "I Hate It" category. Be aware, this is
a horror movie - no nice fairy tales here. If you watch
it with that expectation, it is not a bad movie.
This personality test,
(recommended in Bren's
longer than most and allows for a broader range of
answers (which I like). An extensive analysis is given.
I don't agree with all of the results (tests like these
are just too short and unofficial to be completely true), but taking this
test was interesting in how it uses sliders and boxes to
post answers -- very modern way to handle answers that
might be inbetween the choices given.
Hold the cursor over a color to read more about me
this DVD with Orlando Bloom and Kirsten Dunst.
It was sappy, too-long and overly sentimental, but
Orlando Bloom was fun to watch -- and it had a small
amount of redeeming value. I wonder if people from
Kentucky are really like this.
I also had seen Raising Helen. Both movies dealt with
the death of a loved one as the background theme. Okay,
I am tired of this theme. Note to movie makers: can you
find something else to build a movie around?
Speaking of death, here's today's useless fact: I just
Dick Eastman's newsletter "that twice as many
Civil War soldiers died from insect-related disease than
from direct combat." I was thinking of this as our
weather turned warmer and the bugs came out. I hate
having to swath myself with bug repellent before each
walk -- although it is necessary, especially with
West Nile Virus around (click on the link to see
a map of the worst-hit locations). I live in a "green"
area -- sigh. Oh well, maybe the bird flu will get me
first, if an earthquake or tornado doesn't beat them to
people can love any kind of cat, but others would do
better with certain personalities, especially if it is
to be a housecat. Some people want a constant
lap-sitter. Others want only an occasional lap-sitter
and still others might want no lap-sitting at all. Some
want a "follow-me-anywhere" companion. Others may want
one that will not stare at them all the time.
Some cats have a loud and persistent meow. Others can
barely be heard. Some cats love constant attention and
are very demanding while certain breeds are happy with
just a little attention every few days.
are looking for a housecat,
here is a good article with things to consider. I
think its good to consider these things beforehand, if
possible. Of course, sometimes a stray just shows up at
the door and it is impossible not to love him, no matter
what he/she is like.
This photo is of Rocky, my
daughter's cat, who find Himalayans agreeable with her
personality. They are extremely curious, vocal,
energetic cats, who love brushing more than petting, but
are playful and purr loudly, though do not prefer to sit
in laps as often as other breeds. They like to climb and
jump. It is almost impossible to train them not to climb
up on the kitchen table (as we learned with Muddy). Both
Rocky and Muddy abhore closed doors and do all in their
power to keep every door in the house open, even if they
do not want to go into the room.
Muddy is my
ideal coloring for a cat. He is so beautiful to me that
he takes my breath away. While he never sits in my lap,
he sits next to me. Myst and Dandelion are glad to sit
in laps, though. My husband and I both love the cats in
our home and can't imagine life without them.