Oct
15

I <3 Technology!

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You know, having these two small children, I really haven’t had a lot of time to watch movies.  Well, I take that back.  I haven’t had a lot of time to watch moves rated PG-13 or higher.  I’ve seen lots of Mosters, Inc, Scooby Doo, Ice Age, and our latest trip to the theater?  Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  It was cute.

Anyway, this past weekend, I got to catch up on some movies.  Now, seeing that a couple of weeks ago I stayed up to watch Ryan Reynolds on Saturday Night Live and DID NOT GET TO SEE HIS ABS, I needed to see some abs.  I figured that I would stick with Ryan Reynolds, and watch a movie that I had seen before…Waiting.  First of all, if you have ever worked in a restaurant, you NEED to see this movie.  The only character that is missing is the gay guy.  This movie is very true to life, and completely hysterical.  If you’ve never worked in a restaurant, you just won’t get it.  Really.  The best thing about watching this movie (aside from the quick shot of Ryan’s abs)?  I watched it on my iPhone.  Completely cool.  The girls were in the tub, I was watching the movie.  I watched while I was vacuuming.  I watched while they were watching iCarly in bed (I just had to throw out a “Spencer is so funny!” every once in a while).

Renting a movie on my phone was super awesome.  The next time I’m somewhere (like jury duty, or the doctor’s waiting room) I’m gettin’ me a movie.

Later that night, I decided to stay up and watch Drew Barrymore on SNL.  I have this habit of flipping through the channels during the musical act.  Well, I found that Marley and Me was just starting on HBO.  Two hours and a box of kleenex later, I just wanted to hug my dog, my kids and my husband.  I know there were mixed reviews on this movie, but I think it really showed what normal life is like.  Crazy, unpredictable and full of love.

Sunday night Tony and I were home together.  After the kids went to bed, we had the energy to stay up for a movie.  We decided on The Haunting in Connecticut.  Tony was sucked in because it was based on a true story.  I was up for being scared, because Halloween is right around the corner, you know!

I liked this movie, but it wasn’t fantastic.  After poking around on the web, I found out that the ‘true story’ wasn’t really all that true.  But, I still jumped a few times, and going into my bathroom in the dark five minutes after the movie was over was a little creepy.  The creepiness went away after about fifteen minutes, though.

So, how about that?  I saw three movies in one weekend.  Prior to that weekend, I was watching a ‘grown up’ movie about every three to six months.  I love that the kids are getting old enough to deal, sleep in their own bed all night (usually), and play practical jokes on me :)

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Comments

  1. I cried during Marley & Me too. Some of my kids are still too little to “deal,” so dh and I tend to stay up late to watch grown-up movies.

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