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Excited For Entertainment

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Just wanted to share…the second Diary of a Wimpy Kid movie is coming out March 25th. I don’t know who’s more excited, me or the kids! So, here’s the preview. Watch all the way to the end. Trust me.

Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules Online Trailer

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Entertainment and Such

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Well, since I’m kidless for some large chunks of time, I’ve been able to watch a little bit of boob tube.  Here’s what we’ve been watching:

Hot Tub Time Machine – Laughed my ass off at this movie!  Love it, love it, love it.  And, because I’m an eighties girl, I also love John Cusack.  It’s a requirement.

Kick Ass – I really liked this.  Not quite as funny as Hot Tub Time Machine, but it was a good movie with a decent story.  The little girl?  Awesome.  Just awesome.  Worth watching.

KICK-ASS: Movie Trailer 2. Watch more top selected videos about: Matthew Vaughn, Chloe Moretz

Also, season three of True Blood wrapped up on Sunday night. Again, not the same as the books, but still darn good. It’s really like a whole new GOOD story. If you don’t get HBO, go rent the first two seasons from Netflix or something. If you have a weak stomach, nevermind.

Season 3 Clip Preview

I’ve also started watching The Big C on Showtime. I’ve been catching it while the kids are at school on OnDemand.  So far, I like it.  Here’s a video for that:

Seems like I haven’t really watched anything bad.  Maybe that’s because I’m just happy to be able to watch SOMETHING.  Although I did fall asleep during the Jets/Ravens game last night.  Meh.  That’s what Tony gets for putting football on at night.  Although, if it were a Steelers game, I would have been hootin’ and hollerin.’

Have a great day, and get some entertainment!

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How Many Dimensions Are REALLY Needed?

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I took the girls to the movies yesterday.  We saw Ramona and Beezus, and it was really cute.  Even though I cried a little.  So did Becca.  Chloe?  notsomuch.

Anywhoo, Ramona and Beezus was NOT in 3-D.  Amazing.  You know why?  Every movie in the world now is offered in 3-D.  As we watched the previews, EVERY SINGLE PREVIEW said “in digital 3-D.”  So what.  Yes, 3-D can be cool.  We say Toy Story 3 in 3-D.  Why?  Because that movie was a big deal.  My kids had been waiting for over a year to see it.  Figured it was a nice extra treat to have that extra dimension.  But it really ISN’T necessary for most movies.  It’s sucking up theater space (you need one to show the 2-D and one for 3-D) and the cost is insane!!!!  I’m boycotting all 3-D movies.

Phew.  OK.  I feel better now.  Thanks for listening.



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Team Jake

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I just want to say, that after seeing eight bazillion t shirts that say “Team Jacob,” I had to share this one.  This is a little more my speed.
Team Jake Shirt - Sixteen Candles

Hey, it made me giggle. Not a lot of time to write again today.  We just got back from the girls’ very first Girl Scout meeting.  Man, holding those three fingers up and doing that hand-hold-squeeze-the-next-hand thing sure brought back some memories.  Memories that were from a very, very long time ago.  So, they need to memorize the little Girl Scout thingie, and prepare yourselves…’cuz there will be nuts, magazines and cookies to sell ;-)

Don’t worry…I’ll set it up so you can pay me via paypal.  Easy peasy.

Have a great night!

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Movie Outing

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We took the kids to see Toy Story 3 on Monday.  It was a super cute movie.  My kids enjoyed the first two, and have been re-watching them for a couple of weeks now.  They think of Woody and Buzz as their friends.  So, it was really nice to actually sit through an entire movie with no questions of , “Is it over yet?” or, “Can I sit on your lap?”  In fact, Chloe was so involved that she didn’t announce that she REALLY had to pee until it was over.

We went to the 3D matinée, and there were only a handful of other people in the theater.  I’m not going to give away the story, but there were moments where my kids were SUPER involved.  Chloe shouted, “Look out Woody!” and Becca actually teared up at one point.

Honestly, I teared up a little under those ultra-stylish 3D glasses, myself.  There is a moment when Andy’s mom walks into his room as he’s packing up for college and just sees the emptiness.

Yeah, there were tears.  Remember, I’m a big softie.

Tony even busted me.  Rats.

So, it was a good family movie.  Go see it.  We even bought the video game for the Wii.  And the kids have dug out all the Buzz and Woody toys from a few years back.  I think they’ve acted out every scene they can remember.  So, I not only get 3D, I get a live action version.

I love it.  I’ll miss it when they stop acting things out like that.  There will come a day when they will just lock themselves in their rooms and listen to music. So I’m suckin’ it up now :-)

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