Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Total Tuesday Randomness

Okay....so the dogs did it again....actually I should say that their absent-minded Mom just left everything they needed to make a big mess in the kitchen floor. Shooter and I went to the store last night and I forgot to grab a bag of items that I was throwing away from my snack cabinet. Well, Leah and Morey had all the fixin's for a grand feast. They ate an entire graham cracker crust - including gnawing a bit on the aluminum pan, they ate 1/3 of a bag of Trader Joe's Veggie Sticks, and some pistaschios. Somehow they didn't manage to get into the bag of dried apricots or dried apples. Or Cheez Its. Or Granola. Or Lucky Charms. Thank goodness. Leah did however look like she'd swallowed two softballs and has been drinking water like she's been in the desert for two weeks. Go figure.


I have seen two fabulous movies over the last two weeks. You must go see the Incredible Hulk. I know...you're saying that you wouldn't dare go see it after the fiasco that was the Christian Bale version...but trust me....this one is awesome. It is action from beginning to end. The special effects are amazing. Edward Norton is really, really good as Bruce Banner. I would also make sure you go see Ironman before this movie. I still haven't seen it and have been told that some of the ending will make more sense if I'd have seen Ironman first.

Shooter and I went to see Wanted on Friday night. We haven't seen a movie on opening night in, well, I can't remember how long. It was AWESOME!!! You have to go into it knowing that it's based off of a graphic novel series and that it's really a sci-fi type movie. The stunts aren't supposed to be plausible. Bullets can't be curved...but who cares! James McAvoy plays a character you kinda come to hate...but admire at the same time. You almost start to like the "bad" guys better than the "good" guys. I certainly didn't see the ending coming either! Definitely a must see!


I went home to Tennessee a couple of weekends ago for the Secret City Festival and the Lavender Festival. Awesome time was had by all. I bought some of the coolest jewelry - especially a bracelet and earrings made from old pennies. They'd been pressed so that they were curved and linked together with decorative silver pieces. The earrings are simply the pennies. I will have to take pictures because they're the most unusual jewelry pieces I own.


I've been a salsa and gucamole making queen here lately. I made a triple batch of salsa for a co-worker's birthday party and a huge mound of guacamole. All soooooo good! I have to give Shooter the credit for going to the Farmer's Market and getting all my food items. He's such a sweetie! :-)


Well, July 4th is upon us....time for patriotism and flags and parades and fireworks. We're taking it easy this July 4th. No family commitments...only hanging out with friends. I can't wait! Gonna hang with my fabulous BFF Di on Friday. Hanging out with the small group, and more, at my pal Dusty's concert at Church on Saturday night. It will be an awesome event, can't wait to hear him sing familiar church stuff as well as some rockin' other tunes. Sunday we're teaching the kids in preschool (Lord, please send me some girls this week....you know it's so hard to make boys pay attention and none of them want to color with me, they all want to wrestle with Shooter. Amen.) and then most likely hanging out with the small group at the lake. *sigh* I love that I can type so many references to "hanging out". hehehehe!

What are your plans for the looooooong weekend?


countrymouse said...

my weekend plans...

gettin hitched!

haha im getting married on the 5th! im so excited!

Jen @ The Cubicle's Backporch said...

Our dog does the same thing... she got my leftover wendy's frosty the other day. And she licked it so clean I could've given it back to them to use again. (Eww)

I've heard that Wanted has a twist to it. I'm still trying to get out and see Sex and the City. I may just have to wait for it to come out on video. I hate that.

HOPEFULLY, we'll have our lake house for the 4th so we'll have friends down and spend the time sunbathing and relaxing!!!

calicobebop said...

I loved Ironman! Guess I'll have to go see the Hulk now too!

My plans for the weekend include going home to let my Mama take all responsibility for my kid for the long weekend. :) Oh, and eat Mama's homecooking. Yum!

Have a great weekend!

Julia said...

I would LOVE your salsa recipe...is that possible?

for a different kind of girl said...

You've been all kinds of busy! I'm heading out tomorrow to spend a few days in Missouri with my sister and her family. Not really a vacation, but eh, it's the best I can do! Now I have to get back to packing! Enjoy your weekend!

Di said...

Dude? You made....salsa?

PS: jackets are a dead giveaway lol

Di said...

wait...also...how can Ironman and The Hulk tied together? I know they were both created (comic book story) by Marvel...but I can't see a connection.

Do tell...spoil away

Vanessa said...

Sounds like you've had good times! Thanks for the movie recommendations. For my long weekend? Mostly just work I suspect.

Bogart in P Towne said...

Off to DC then a drive down the Eastern Coast...should be fun.

Claire and I enjoyed Iron Man and Claire liked Hulk (I did not see it)...

Dreams of a Country Girl said...

wow -- that sounds yummy...i think it might be a GO!

Ya know I am about an hour north of ya?