Super(fun)Bowl

Posted in Sports on February 3rd, 2009 and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I am much more of a baseball fan than a football fan (see my countdown timer to the first game of Cubs spring training to the right).  But I will admit that I love watching football; mainly because my husband loves it, and I love to see him enjoy things that make him happy.  Oh, that and the fact that whenever he watches football, it’s become sort of a tradition with us that he gives me excellent backrubs!  So while I couldn’t care less who won yesterday’s Superbowl,( although I chose the Cardinals to root for because it’s always fun to pick a team and scream and shout and get into the game) I did have a great time watching it.

We had decided to have a get-together; a fun evening filled with friends and food (too much food!  We had to have pizza for dinner again Monday and will have it twice more this week  just to get rid of all the extras!).  Because I have 4 kids, I didn’t get to see all of my favorite part of the Superbowl – the commercials.  But that’s ok, I’m sure I can catch them online somewhere if I’m so inclined.  The ones I did see were pretty good – I especially liked the Potato Head one (think it was for tires).  It just cracks me up when Mrs. Potato Head changes into her ‘angry’ eyes, hehehe!  I also really liked the careerbuilder.com commercial with the moose head on the wall – I won’t spoil the rest of it because I recommend you go out and find it yourself if you haven’t seen it.  I missed the newest E-Trade.com commercials with the talking baby, so those I will have to find because I always enjoy those.  Oh, and I’ll have to see the latest chapter in the saga of the Budweiser Clydesdales…

As for halftime, I’m not a fan of “The Boss”, so I wasn’t paying attention to Bruce Springsteen’s performance.  I am glad to note, however, that he didn’t incur a wardrobe malfunction ala Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson circa Superbowl XXXVII in 2004.  Also during halftime, there was a special 3D event.  We had picked up enough pairs of 3D glasses for the party at a store ahead of time (we actually got enough to last us until Superbowl L!), but in my opinion, they should have given a few minutes warning for people to get their glasses ready.  We had ours ready because they did mention it in the 2nd quarter, but I didn’t get a chance to get my regular eyeglasses to wear underneath, which guaranteed an absence of 3D for me.  But other people seemed pretty impressed…  I have seen the preview for Monsters Vs. Aliens in the movie theater and it looks really funny – I’m looking forward to that movie coming out.

Well, anyway, much fun was had by all.  We had originally intended to make this a game night / Superbowl party, but by the time the big game ended, there wasn’t any time for board games.  Next time!  And oh yeah, I should report that the Pittsburgh Steelers won the Superbowl, in case you’re using my site for a news report 🙂

Do You Know The #1 Song The Day You Were Born?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 3rd, 2008 and tagged , , , , ,

I have a few drafts of blog posts started, but I haven’t really felt like writing lately – too much effort when my mind is so preoccupied.  Then I got this fun forward in my email and thought it would make a good blog post.  Little effort on my part, which is great because I’m so tired from not being able to sleep.  And it is actually a pretty fun forward; I looked it up for each of my kids and put them at the bottom of the list – enjoy:

THIS IS REALLY FUN!


 Do you know the #1 song the day you were born?

 Go here Http://www.joshhosler.biz/NumberOneInHistory/SelectMonth.htm

 Put the name of the song below and keep it going!


 1. Justine – ‘You Send Me’ by: Sam Cooke 
> 2. Denise – ‘My Love’ by Petula Clark WHO???????????
> 3. Angela – ‘I Honestly Love You’ by Olivia Newton John 
> 4. Michelle-‘Hello Goodbye’ by The Beatles 
> 5. Gayle – ‘I Can’t Get Next To You!’ by: The Temptations
> 6- Claire- ‘(There Ought to Be a) Moonlight Saving Time’ by Guy Lombardo
> 7- Dianne- ‘Moon Love’ by Glenn Miller
> 8- Rose – ‘Rum and Coca-cola’ by Andrews Sisters
> 9 – NANCY – ‘My Dreams Are Getting Better All The Time’ by Les Brown 
> 10. Denise- The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) Percy Faith
> 11. Debbie – I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
> 12.. Renee – It’s Now or Never – Elvis Presley 
???13. Kathy – “Don’t/I Beg
> of You” – Elvis Presley 
> 14. Judy – At The Hop by Danny & The Juniors 
> 15. Chas – Boogie Oogie Oogie – A Taste of Honey 
> 16. Lisa–Someday We’ll Be Together–by Diana Ross & the Supremes 
> 17. Janet — Mona Lisa By: Nat King Cole 
> 18. Wheel of Fortune– by Kay Starr
> 19. Some Enchanted Evening’ by Perry Como 
> 20. Tammy: ‘Looks Like We Made It’ by Barry Manilow 
> 21. Robin Pony Time by Chubby Checker 
> 22. melissa hooked on a feeling 
> 23. Amber: ‘Tonight’s the Night’ by Rod Stewart 
> 24. Ramona: ‘I Wish’ by Stevie Wonder 
> 25. Debbie: ‘Mama Told Me (Not to Come)’ by Three Dog Night 
> 26. Ann: Goodnight Irene by Gordon Jenkins & the Weavers 
> 27. Jill: That Lucky Old Sun by Frankie Laine 
> 28. Ron: Twelfth Street Rag by Pee Wee Hunt
> 29. Christina: He’s So Fine by The Chiffons 
> 30. Kimberly: ‘Rock With You’ by Michael Jackson
> 31. Kate: ‘Night Fever’ by The Bee Gees! (WOW)!
> 32. Lynn: BESAME MUCHO by Jimmy Dorsey 
> 33. Ginny: Sentimental Journey by Les Brown 
> 34. Betsy: Rum and Coka-Cola by The Andrews Sisters. (IT FIGURES).lol 
> 35. Judy: Till the End of Time by Perry Como 
> 36. Kitty: Heartaches by the Number by Guy Mitchell 
> 37. Jim: Your a sweetheart by Dolly Dawn 
> 38. Denise: Ode to Billy Joe by Bobbie Gentry 
> 39. Lana: Soldier Boy by the Shirelles 
> 40. Denise S.: To Know Him is to Love Him by the Teddy Bears
> 41. Helene B: Manana by Peggy Lee
> 42. Kathy : Purple People Eater – Sheb Wooley 
> 43. Nancy JS: A Little Bird Told Me – Evelyn Knight 
> 44. Cindy: That Lucky Old Sun – Frankie Lane
> 45. Dave: Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes – Perry Como
> 46. Barb: Singing the Blues – Guy Mitchell 
> 47. Janet: Autumn Leaves- Roger Williams 
> 48. Amy: Straight Up – Paula Abdul 
> 49. Wendy: All Shook Up – Elvis Presley 
> 50. Sherry: Sincerely – The McGuire Sisters 
> 51. Mona Auf Wiederseh’n Sweetheart” by Vera Lynn 
> 52. Paula The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack
> 53. Heather “Fame” by David Bowie 
> 54. Sara – “Brand New Key” by Melanie 
> 55.. Faith – “Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley 
> 56. Laura- “Walk Right In” by The Rooftop Singers 
> 57. Kathy -“The Yellow Rose Of Texas” by Mitch Miller
> 58. Julie – “Honey” by Bobby Goldsboro
> 59. Shelley-“Joy to the World” by Three Dog Night
> 60. Lisa “Jack and Diane” by John Cougar”
> 61. Jennifer – “rock n Me” Steve Miller Band 
?? 62. Heidi – Le freak- Chic
> 63. ?Joan~ Sugar Shack!! 🙂
> 64. Kaley: “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” ~Denice Williams (I love that song! 😉
?? 65. Caleb: “Let’s Go Crazy!” ~Prince (Br. Nelson)
> 66.?Leslie: “ABC” Jackson 5?? 
?? 67.? Brady: “Macarena” Los Del Rio
?? 68. Jerry:?”Disco Duck” Rick Dees
?? 69. Debbie “Come On A My House” Rose Mary Clooney
?? 70. Kandie:? “Do ya think I’m Sexy” Rod Stewart
> 71. Cheryl: “Stay” Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs
> 72. Debbie:”Mr.Sandman” The Chordettes
?? 73. Kelley.? “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” by Leo Sayer
?? 74. Michelle. “You Can’t Mend a Broken Heart” by the Bee Gees.
   75. Jan: “It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore.
76.  Joanna:”I just want to be your everything.” Andy Gibb
77. Jaimie: “You Make Me Feel Like Dancing” by Leo Sayer
78: Jason: “Alone Again (Naturally)” by Gilbert O’Sullivan
79. Carol   Paper Doll- Mills Brothers
80. Karen – Wanted – Perry Como
81. Leigh Anne   Heartbreak Hotel” by Elvis Presley
82. Dawn –  ‘Til I Waltz Again With You” by Teresa Brewer (Who??)
83. Mary Beth – Blue Tango by Leroy Anderson   I at least had heard of Teresa Brewer!
84.  Lisa – Shadow Dancing” by Andy Gibb – never heard it, maybe I’ll have to
85.  Chris –  “Love Will Keep Us Together” by The Captain & Tennille
86.  Taylor –  “Smooth” by Santana featuring Rob Thomas
87.  Sammie – “Burn” by Usher
88.  Disney – “SexyBack” by Justin Timberlake
89.  Christopher – “I Kissed a Girl” by Katy Perry

Alpha Dog

Posted in Movies on April 17th, 2008 and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Saw the movie Alpha Dog last night.  It wasn’t really my kind of movie, and the only reason I really enjoyed it is because it’s based on a true story…  and unlike many  movies which claim to be based upon true stories, this one was actually pretty accurate.

It’s about a spoiled rich kid named Johnny Truelove (based upon the real-life story of Jesse James Hollywood which is his real name, believe it or not) who is a drug dealer but because of his small size and tremendous influence, entices his friends to do his bidding for him.  A former childhood friend of his owes him money for drugs, and they are now enemies because of this and some other incidents.  So, Johnny happens across his nemesis’ younger brother, and he kidnaps him for ransom of the drug money owed.  Something goes awry, and the innocent teenager ends up dead, and after four years on the run and a few appearances on America’s Most Wanted, Truelove/Hollywood is captured and now awaiting trial.

So-so action movie, lots of violence and graphic language, especially from the mouth of Justin Timberlake who is surprisingly not a bad actor.  But I cringe for the little girls and their parents if there are any who watched this movie just because he was in it because some of the things that came out of his mouth…  whew!

And both my husband and I found it hard to believe that there is this kind of culture going on, whether in California or elsewhere, where entire families are caught up in the drug culture, parents and kids alike.  At one point in the movie, a teenage girl goes to her mom for help because she is upset about the kidnapped “stolen boy” as they call him, and the mother turns her away, saying that she is x-ing (on the drug ecstasy) right now and can’t even understand what she’s saying if she wanted to.  Does this really happen?  Probably…  but it’s probably not as widespread or as well-masked as this film would have you believe.

Hubby and I agreed that the movie was entertaining, but it wouldn’t be a re-watcher for us.  And the only reason either one of us really enjoyed it is because it was so closely based on the true crime story what happened to the innocent 15-year-old victim Nick Markowitz.