"Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, 'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'" ~ C. S. Lewis

Friday, June 26, 2009

The most exciting game of mini golf

I have made my YouTube debut.

What do you think?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

TV ate my life

Okay, not really, but I do find myself connecting random things to tv shows I have watched.

The first happened two weekends ago when I went with a group of ladies to Women of Faith in Connecticut.

What does that have to do with tv, you may well ask. Well, we went to the pre-conference on Friday and one of the speakers was the fabulous Marilyn Meberg.

Here's a picture I took of her. Ten points to anyone who knows why I immediately thought of a tv show when I saw her. (Actually it should be more like 100 points, because it's so random)

So, did anyone guess "The Prisoner"?

I know, I know, the tailoring isn't quite right on the jacket, but it still reminded me of Number 6's perrenial tailored jacket.

For those of you completely lost, The Prisoner was a British tv show from the 60's that I got hooked on thanks to Nikki and the others over on her blog.

You think that's random, wait for the next one.

My Dad is preaching through Matthew and got to 5:21, which says, "The Ancients said, 'You shall not murder'"

And you immediately understand where I'm going with this. Trust me, you have no idea, and if you do, you deserve 10,000 points.

My brain immediately went, the Ancients. Haha. They built the Stargates. Haha.

Yeah, I'm a dork and weird, too.

Friday, June 5, 2009


We always make a point to go see the newest Pixar wonder and Up was no exception. The movie was beautiful.

Sure it was funny - down right hysterical at times - but it was so much more than that.

The first ten minutes or so alone made up a movie in their own right and I would have left satisfied after just that segment. Any movie that can make me laugh and then cry within the first 10-15 minutes deserves major kudos.

I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. Trailers are often misleading and vague. Up delivered more than I anticipated. The characters were so well drawn that I completely sympathized with them. And the world was so well developed that I had no trouble buying into the fact that a house could be carried away by helium balloons and guided by curtains and bed sheets.

The music was amazing too and I had such a squee moment when I saw it was done by Michael Giacchino. That man is a genius. As my sister said, from the first two notes he set the tone of the movie. There was a definite "Ellie" theme that conjured the perfect emotions throughout.

Please, treat yourself to this movie. It's not just a kid's movie. "Up" is a movie for adventurers, lovers, and dreamers.