Monday, March 31, 2008

my birthday weekend, saturday and sunday first

okay, where to begin...

how about where my mom, sister and i are supposed to meet my friends and none of the men show up to babysit. then, we need gas in the car. there's road construction and a train. and we're 30 minutes late. so we caravan to the villages. i've never been and wanted to go and since birthday girl gets to choose the destination...

we ate dinner at johnny rockets. the joe pesci waiter made me get up and dance. i was not prepared. we did some window shopping and got tickets for miss pettigrew lives for a day. we all loved it! it was soooo good. and funny. then, a stop at starbucks for some late nite caffeine. we hijacked the porch of a closed restaurant so i could open presents and give my speech. then we all had a good laugh and drove home.

sunday, we went to disney hollywood (formerly mgm) studios. it's smaller, but still fun. dot and i went on the tower of terror. we ate lunch at this fifties' place where the tables are set up like 1950's kitchens, each having a b&w tv to watch. i ordered the chicken pot pie, it was huge!! i could not finish it, there were a million peas and the carrots were the size of a stack of 3 saltines. so the waitresses there are very pushy: 'no elbows on the table, missy!' 'if you don't clean your plate, no dessert!' 'what's the matter, you don't like peas?' so, i hid the half of my uneaten portion under the other plates. she comes back and joe tells her that i hid my food. she called him 'mr. tattletale.' and tsked me to shame. when she came back with dot's ice cream, she set a parfait in front of me. i did not order dessert. 'mom made that special for you. eat it!' the parfait was layered whipped cream with my pot pie leftovers. with sprinkles on top.

i must add...

i watched the darjeeling limited this morning. it is very good! i would recommend skipping the short film 'hotel chevalier'. it is a sort of 'prologue' to the film, but it includes senseless vulgarity that is not really found in the film itself, and is not needed to understand the main film. and so i continue my loathe/hate relationship with jason schwartzman. and i still heart adrien brody. owen wilson is in good form. things i loved:

jason schwartzman is barefoot the entire time

adrien brody's pink boxers

owen wilson constantly ordering for everyone else

please see it!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

movies you must see... morninglory's list

these are not in order of importance

  1. the trouble with angels
  2. dan in real life
  3. amelie (of course!)
  4. the prestige
  5. pride and prejudice (movie & miniseries)
  6. a lot like love
  7. 13 going on 30
  8. elizabethtown
  9. parent trap (hayley mills, 1961)
  10. nosferatu
  11. master and commander
  12. indiana jones (all)
  13. chocolat
  14. driving lessons
  15. the holiday
  16. little women
  17. miss potter
  18. the patriot
  19. secondhand lions
  20. wild hearts can't be broken

that's all for now. any thoughts? ratings?

Monday, March 17, 2008

again with the menu

i will not bore you with details...

a certain someone's 30th birthday is coming up (again)!
Happy Green Day
Blarney Stone
Top O' the Morning to Ya!
Clean as a whistle.


Friday, March 14, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

day 10 - almost done!

who does this look like? to me, like a wild and crazy guy!

mom, thanx for letting me watch snl when i was 2!

okay, i've lost 6 pounds so far. right on track for where i want to be for the big reunion.

Monday, March 10, 2008

i'm becoming a veggietale

today is vegetables only day. imagine yellow squash and zucchini for breakfast. yum. oh well, it's only one day, and thursday is my last day. my car's in the shop. pray my camera will still be in the center console when i get it back on tuesday.

Friday, March 7, 2008

another 2 1/2 pounds!

that's 4 pounds in 4 days! pretty awesome! i'll be at my goal weight in 2 weeks!!! i'm putting together my own personal cookbook. of real foods that aren't on this menu diet, but hey, a girl's gotta eat. it's going to be all of my favorites. problem is, at the moment, it will only be 10 pages long. so i'm wondering if anyone has some really good, relatively easy recipes for anything. this isn't a chain e-mail so i'm hoping i might get a few replies.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

day 4 of the menu madness

okay, only a few of you know that i'm doing this 11 day menu diet thing with my mom. she's way ahead of me (day 10) and i'm on day 4. here's how it looks:
~~~~~~~~~~~~day 1~~~~~~~day 2~~~~~~~day 3~~~~~~~day4
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~cottage cheese

some days are harder than others, but i did lose 1 1/2 pounds in the first 3 days! today doesn't look so great, but tomorrow has promise. i get an apple!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

it's look-a-like tuesday!!!

that kid from family guy ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~that kid from biggest loser

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~jeremy sisto