Friday, May 30, 2014

It occurs to me that it may seem like I have a problem...

I watched a couple of movies last weekend.

Before you judge, remember it was a three day weekend...

On Friday we went to see The Railway Man. I liked it, I'm not sure how Sylvan felt, Nicole Kidman is not his favorite, nor mine for that matter, however....Colin Firth...Do you really need to know anything else? It's based on a true story. I'm always amazed at how cruel people can be under the umbrella of war and on the other hand, it's amazing what people are able to live with, and overcome.

Miss Representation is a documentary about the way women are portrayed in the media (hint...not positively), it wasn't really new information for me, but it's always good to have a reminder that I should be having more discussions with my kids about the difference between reality and what the media tries to present as reality.

X-men was good, we saw it on Monday. It was basically what I expected, except for seeing so much of Hugh Jackman, that was a surprise. 

The Revsionaries is another documentary, it's about the Texas Board of Education and their push to re-write science and history textbooks in ways that don't necessarily reflect ACTUAL science or history and it discusses why what Texas does affects the entire country, textbook wise.

And one more documentary, Jesus Camp. This film focuses on the way some evangelicals are indoctrinating their children. That's all I'm gonna say about that. Religion is a sensitive subject, but I think it's worth watching, if for no other reason to gain a better understanding about the way other people see the world.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

And then I made the best playlist EVER.

Saturday we were running errands. For the record, I prefer to run errands alone, but if word gets out that I'm going to Costco suddenly everyone in the house wants to go. Apparently no one can resist a lunch of tiny bites of food served my cranky ladies wearing hairnets. However, all of those little bites of sausage and bread aren't free, the cost of a sample lunch at Costco is listening to my playlist in the car. I personally think that's a bargain, but judging by the amount of whining every time the Beastie Boys come on, some people do not agree.

Can I just say, it's a sad thing when the youth of today (and a some husbands) do not appreciate the cleverness of Mike D and his homies? A SAD SAD DAY.

All of the moaning and groaning got me thinking about what other classics my children (and husband) need to be exposed to in order to be more well rounded musically. So I decided to get out my CD collection and crank it up a notch.

I'm so glad I did. I haven't imported any CDs to my itunes account in years, mostly because we moved (5 years ago) and all of my CDs were in a box and I've been too lazy busy to get them out, but get them out I did. I spent wayyy too much time reliving the past through song. My stroll down memory lane started with my INXS collection. Which is vast. (All told, it weighs in at 5 hours and 9 glorious minutes of 80's nostalgia)

Then I added some Clash, Pink Floyd, Jonhnny Cash, and Skinny Puppy.

It was like Christmas when I found my Empire Records soundtrack. Don't you LOVE the Empire Records soundtrack? What ever happened to The Cranberries anyway?

I'm telling you what, my kids are gonna LOVE our next road trip.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Speaking of the FIRST time I went to college.....

There are only 3 people that I know of in the world who will appreciate this video, one of them lives with me. This is for the other two.....

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Is it weird that I'm excited for summer school?

Pretty weird probably.

I feel like I've just been killing time the last couple of weeks, it's hard to go from being super busy to only medium busy, so yesterday, when I realized the instructor for my history class had posted the textbook information and the first few assignments online, I was almost giddy.

My kids are going to be happy too. I've been filling my free time with cleaning the house. I've heard, "Is the president coming to visit?" More times than I can count in the last 2 weeks. (That's their favorite line when they feel I'm cleaning too thoroughly. Heaven forbid we clean just simply so WE don't catch typhoid from the crap stuck to the inside of the microwave.)

Anyhow. I said all that to say this, I like school. I do. Even the parts that bring out my special extra crazy side.

Friday, May 23, 2014


Summer school starts next week so I'm on a short break from school. I need it. I really ramped the crazy up there at the end. I'm telling you what, nobody does nutso quite as well as I do. You know, I think if you're going to do something you should always try to be the best, even if that thing is being a completely irrational whack job. I found 3 or 4 drafts of posts I'd written in fits of anxiety during the last month of classes. I'm not going to make you read them, I'm insane, but at least I know it. That's half the battle, right? Or something like that.

I'm going to try to do some catching up on things over the summer. I'm miss writing. Not that I haven't written in the last 3 months, I just haven't written about important things....like ME, in the last 3 months. And heaven knows, if I don't write about my feelings no one else is going to. (And why is that??? Does NO ONE care about MY feelings???)

Speaking of feelings....
There's a whiskey shortage, were you aware of that? How, in this day and age, have we turned into a world that runs out of whiskey?? Next thing you know you'll be telling me we're running low on bacon.

You want to know what there is NOT a shortage of? Shoes. At least not in my closet. Apparently in an effort to... I don't even KNOW what, I have been stocking up on shoes. In the past few months I have bought more shoes than a person who works from home has any good excuse for owning. It's really not like me to be so shoppy. Truly.
Franco Sarto 'Quello' Sandal (Nordstrom Exclusive)Steve Madden 'Destiney' Flat
{I only bought one pair of these (forest green), but lemme tell you, it took great restraint.}

I should probably shift my interests to stockpiling liquor, at least if things get rough I can probably sell it off and recoup some of my losses. Or at least drink away my sorrows.

Are you guys watching Mad Men? OMG! The nipple? AND I can't help it. I know Don has made his own soggy bed but I want things to turn out okay for him. I even want things to turn out okay for Bettty. Though I realize that would require a Dr. Phil sized intervention and is very unlikely to happen. Oh, and poor poor Peggy. She just can't win. I suppose, Mad Men isn't really a show about people winning, is it? I mean who would want to watch that? 

See, this here is why I can't write when school is in session. I start out just going to say one little thing, like "hi!", next thing you know I've gone on and on about NOTHING. It's a little sad, A. that I have so much to say about nothing and B. that I keep it bottled  up most of the time. 

Alright, I'm going to shut up...for now....

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

First neon, now this?

Gap is calling these "marble wash", I'm calling them "had an 80's flashback and almost passed out in the Gap". 

Are the kids wearing acid wash again? Really? Because it wasn't that great the first time around. (Not that I didn't wear the living daylights out of some acid wash jeans, but still....)