Friday, February 20, 2009

tonight's the night

big party night. poker. hors d'ouvres. glammed up. fun. i'm excited, but i'm ready be there already. it's been over a month in planning.

also planning boy's 4th birthday party, and slowly getting the pieces together to make his imagination mover costume.

be patient and many pictures will come to you. so here's just one for fun from tink's recent trip to visit me.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

is brad pitt ever not hot?

the answer, apparently, is 'yes' - according to this recent article:
i disagree (or agree) in red. chime in with your feelings.

For his upcoming movie, Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds," Mr. Jolie goes for a military buzz-cut and the kind of mustache popular among cops and '70 adult film actors.

is it just me, or does this make him look more like french stewart than brad pitt?

let's get started:

MOVIE: Legends of the Fall
HOT OR NOT: Hot - agree. although the movie was terribly depressing.
Brad looks a bit like the guy on a Harlequin romance cover, but without going the full Fabio.

MOVIE: Interview With the Vampire
HOT OR NOT: Not - wholeheartedly disagree. this was the movie that made me first fall for him. this just proves that vampires are always hot. right edward, sweetie?
Pale as a sheet, hair-metal wig, spooky contact lenses. This look doesn't work in any century.

MOVIE: Kalifornia
HOT OR NOT: Hot - never saw this one, but the point is: can he NOT be hot. so, agree.
Sure, Brad looks three shades of crazy here, but he somehow makes scraggly look scrumptious.

MOVIE: 12 Monkeys
HOT OR NOT: Not - disagree. they chose a bad pic. there is a better one below. i loved him in this movie because he could play a really good funny psychotic person - if there is such a thing. very enjoyable to watch.
There's hot psychotic Brad Pitt and not hot psychotic Brad Pitt. This is an example of the latter.

MOVIE: Fight Club
HOT OR NOT: Hot - agree, but only up to the point you realize that he was the creation of edward norton's (yucky) mind, and he never really existed.
He's got a chipped tooth and is constantly bruised and bloodied. Yet he remains the hottest imaginary friend anyone could ever ask for.

MOVIE: Seven Years in Tibet
HOT OR NOT: Not - wrong-o! nothing's hotter than a man on a zen mission. true, he did start to look like ellen degeneres about 7 hours into it, but come on!
Pitt's mujahadeen look here doesn't fly. Day spas must be hard to find up in Himalayas.

MOVIE: Snatch
HOT OR NOT: Hot - did not see this one. the description given of his character is not promising, so i think i'll disagree on this one. if a man is despicable - i have a hard time finding him attractive.
As a babbling boxer, Brad looks oily, sallow and probably malodorous. But his accent (and lack of a shirt) make him a knockout.

MOVIE: Johnny Suede
HOT OR NOT: Impressive? Yes. Hot? No. - agree, i saw 5 disturbing minutes of this movie and the hair really is a turn-off.
Though his towering hair in this little-seen indie is a technical wonder, it's eye-catching in the wrong way.

MOVIE: Mr. & Mrs. Smith
HOT OR NOT: He ended up with Angie (home-wrecker). Guess. it took me a long time to watch this movie because it resulted in a divorce. i may not be the biggest rachel green fan, but i don't think she deserved this. 'angie' is sooo not my favorite. verdict - hot.
Brad buzzed off his golden locks and showed he doesn't need much hair to get the girl.

MOVIE: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
HOT OR NOT: Not - what!?! it may take a while, but it's worth the wait. how can you say 'not' to this:
Old (or is it young?) Pitt with long hair and wire-frames makes him look like Benjamin Franklin.

HOT OR NOT: Hottie McHot-Hot - my problem with this movie was the cry-baby they made out of orlando bloom. we saw this in imax, so there was the occurrence of the 30 foot-wide shot of brad's backside. some may enjoy this, but not me. i am all about the face.
Purists complained there was no mythology in the movie, but Brad sure looked like a Greek god.

MOVIE: Burn After Reading
HOT OR NOT: Not - disagree. i find humor very attractive. the fact that a guy can act like an idiot for laughs works to his advantage. highlights or not.
Brad's still in great shape at 45, but overly moussed skunk-stripes don't work at any age.

in case there is any debate left, i give you this gem:

Friday, February 13, 2009

my first real go at re-touching

okay, my closest friends know that i subtly enhance my photos. nothing that anyone would say makes them look unlike me, but, you know, erasing a blemish and whitening teeth just lets your inner beauty shine through. (just keep telling yourself that) last year for my birthday, my hubby got me a lovely photo program. so here's my first real go (of one of my favorite subjects, of course). now i only wanted to correct the picture where folds had marred it; because, frankly, it needs no other improvement.





how did i do? i know it's not perfect, but much better, right?

laughing at message board thread

okay, i admit - i imdb'd imagination movers. this is what i found. this thread is written exclusively by moms (and a dad) of young kids who watch imagination movers. it is so funny.


by and-she-was (Thu Jan 8 2009 07:34:52)

So I watch this show frequently with my two-year-old...he enjoys the music, and I enjoy the humor...and I'll have to admit, I think I have a little crush on Rich (the drummer). Not only is he the best-looking, but he has the best voice...and I think he's the best dancer.
Am I the only mother who watches this and has a crush?

by godsmackgrl13 (Thu Jan 8 2009 10:44:46)

Nope, not the only one! lol. My husband always pokes fun at me, saying that I just use our daughter as an excuse so that I can watch the Movers myself.....or watch Rich more like. He has very sensitive eyes, and they sparkle with so much life. Guess someone has finally replaced my obsession with Anthony from the Wiggles. XD
(mgk note - i, too, have had the anthony wiggle crush. see picture below.)

by shasel (Sun Jan 11 2009 20:27:00)

No, no, no!! Rich is okay, but Dave is ADORABLE!! One of my friends likes Rich better, though. And, wait a minute, how can Rich replace Anthony 'freakin' gorgeous' Field?!? Have you seen the youtube videos of him working out...yum-o!!

by stinapopelier (Mon Jan 12 2009 07:04:19)

I have to go with Scott. I know he's the goofy one, but I think that's what makes him more attractive. I like guys with a sense of humor and I love that he's so goofy and funny. I like all of the others too, but I watch it for Scott. I love the hair too.

by godsmackgrl13 (Sun Feb 1 2009 07:30:21)

lol, don't get me wrong. Anthony is definitely cuter. It's just that for some reason Rich's whole attitude appeals to me, and his eyes just seem so much warmer to me. I'm a sucker for a pair of soft brown, puppy-dog eyes.

by inherownwrite (Wed Jan 14 2009 20:23:35)

Rich is definitely my favorite, although Dave is a very close second.

by and-she-was (Thu Jan 15 2009 16:21:59)

I think that Davey is cute as well, don't get me wrong, but I just love Rich's singing voice and he's just more my type. My mother actually caught me watching the show while my son was playing with his farmset and she asked if it was what I was laughing at...I then explained the "Monkees" vibe it gave off, and she practically melted. For some reason, this show always sends me into a giggle fit.

by kessa319 (Sun Jan 25 2009 07:28:59)

aww, no one likes Smitty.

by and-she-was (Sun Jan 25 2009 10:06:26)

Maybe if he shaved off that weird little beard! It just looks wrong.

by godsmackgrl13 (Sun Feb 1 2009 07:28:35)

He's my second favorite! I used to always say, "A cowboy hat makes any man 10 times sexier." Of course, last time I said that, I was in Orscheln's and an 80+ man wearing a cowboy hat overheard me. lol, sorry, it can only help so much.

by ndbroadhurst (Fri Feb 6 2009 01:14:49)

Your not the only one.My wife fancies Rich as well....

for reference:
anthony field (wiggle)

mover rich

mover scott

mover dave

mover smitty

Thursday, February 12, 2009

the boy's new favorite...

and mine, too. i love watching this new show on playhouse disney with the boy. these guys are the imagination movers. so not the wiggles. they have all been involved in alternative bands in the 80's and 90's - so their songs are way more adult-friendly. it takes me a second to realize i'm singing 'what's in the fridge? what's in the fridge?'. still, they want kids to have strong male role models. they may act a little goofy, but the kids love it. and so do i.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

jane curtains

hi. i made these curtains. they are between 180 and 200 thread count. ha! i made them out of sheets. that dark spot on the couch is jack. napping. oop! daisy's on the flower pillow. i'm laughing at the huge size difference between jack's crate and daisy's crate. she's like a loaf of bread. but shorter.

here's my clean kitchen. and then i realized that my bathroom is bigger than my kitchen. which is really sad. after living here almost 10 years. (wow) i would so trade my big bathroom for a bigger kitchen.

and my new sitting area behind my couch. the dark lower left corner is another papasan.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

busiest beaver award

mgk isn't here right now. she is on day three of an intensive house scrubbing. thanks for your patience.