I have a new favorite movie: Boxtrolls! It has everything – cute characters, awesome scenery, witty dialogue, good music, good lessons that aren’t preachy, and a happy ending. And cheese – lots of cheese! The after-credit scene is awesome. I took our 3 year old to see Boxtrolls four times, and even got my husband… Read More Movie recommendation: Boxtrolls
I have heard this question, in all its forms, so many times. A child whose family can barely put food on the table wonders why she received a hat and scarf from Santa when her schoolmate received a most-coveted Rainbow Loom and dozens of packets of circlets. Another family wonders why Santa skips his house, not understanding… Read More Why does Santa treat different families differently?
I saved 12 cents today off my grocery bill! And all because I asked if I could. That’s a good lesson for me to remember. When asked, many people are willing to help you out. In my experience, it happens more often than not. All I have to do is get over my embarassment at… Read More It never hurts to ask
It was billed as a mixed martial arts fighting movie, full of punches and blood. And because the main character is also a high school teacher, we’re led to expect put-downs and toilet humor. Also a sexy woman the main character was always asking out, so you know what to expect from that. So I… Read More I was surprised by “Here Comes the Boom”
Reblogged from brianandbuckley.com: About six months ago, you may remember, Google put up a logo that looked like this: (That’s the static version. If you haven’t seen the animated version, take a moment to watch it now. It’s worth the ten seconds of your time.) Personally, I think this is one of the best logos… Read More For those of us who don’t believe in ourselves all the time
By the beginning of this summer, I had developed a long list of television shows I enjoyed. I did not have a reliable enough schedule to watch them on their first showing, but thanks to things like OnDemand I could turn them on whenever I had time – really nice for when I’m doing something like… Read More I won’t settle for TV shows I don’t like
Happy birthday to me! Having a wonderful day. The clouds even moved away and aren’t blocking the sun anymore. It’s a SUNNY day in Oregon! Had a wonderful lunch with a friend and her two children – finished off by a chocolate sundae. Yum! On the way home, the car died. Completely. At one of… Read More It’s my birthday!