Friday, February 29, 2008

Fabulous Film Friday

Now here is a film I have been looking forward to for a little while: Penelope

Two reasons: Christina Ricci and Reese Witherspoon

I just love both these actresses and I have not really seen good ole Chritina in a while. Also, I believe that Reese was a producer for the film. This film more than likely is not going to stir any oscar mentions, but it sure does look like a cute little fun film...with a little bit of a simple message.

Here is the rundown of the movie from Yahoo movies:

A modern day romantic tale about a young girl's inspiring journey, a mysterious family secret and the power of love. With all odds against her, in order for Penelope to break the family curse, she must find true love with "one of her own kind." The warm and funny adventure leads her to realize the most important life lesson, "I like myself the way I am." Penelope Wilhern, born to wealthy socialites, is afflicted by the Wilhern spell that can only be broken when she finds love. Hidden away in her family's estate, the lonely girl meets a string of suitors in her parent's futile attempt to break the curse. Each eligible bachelor is enamored with Penelope and her sizable dowry... until her curse is revealed. Lemon, a mischievous and eager tabloid reporter wants a photograph of the mysterious Penelope and hires Max to pose as a prospective suitor to get the shot. The handsome down-on-his luck gambler finds he falling for Penelope, but not wanting to disappoint her or to expose his surreptitious ways, he decides to disappear. Fed up by his latest betrayal and determined to live life on her own terms, Penelope breaks free from her family and ventures into the world alone. She finds adventure and Annie, her first friend and becomes the person she was meant to be.

And check out the trailer:

What are you looking forward to?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Pet Feng Shui

There seems to be Feng Shui for everything! I came across this article: "The Do's and Don't's of Pet Feng Shui" and thought I'd share it.

I do a few of the "Dont's." uh.oh. The one I do and don't know if I can stop, is I let the dogs sleep on the bed! They are so cozy and warm. I know I should get a big pet bed and put it beside our bed...but I am so weak when it comes to telling the dogs "no." BUT, I have always been against letting the dogs have scraps or human food...period.

What do you let your pets get away with?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Good Tune for a Sunday Afternoon

I thought I'd share one of my favorite songs with you guys and gals. This song always makes me want to sing along and it makes me wish I had some pipes to do it. I always feel so invigorated and empowered after listening to this tune. Thanks to my friend, Jeri, this song will always be an all time fave.

Susan Tedeschi: It Hurt So Bad

****Go, ahead. Sing along no matter how bad it sounds!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Fabulous Film Friday!

So, like many other movie lovers, I look forward to Fridays not only because it's the start of the weekend (not the end of the week), but because there are NEW MOVIE RELEASES! yay! yippee!! I am starting a new segment called "FABULOUS FILM FRIDAY." ( I might work on the name) The idea is pretty simple and obvious: We are going to talk about what movies we want to see that are being released today. We can also talk about recent past releases that we haven't seen yet. I am going to keep mine simple today.

There isn't too much being released today in the OKC, but there is an unexpected film feeling out my fancy.

Be Kind Rewind

Totally unexpected for my tastes...but this movie seems like it would just be a good laugh. I normally like Jack Black minus the Nacho wrestler character. I think he won my heart over in "The Holiday." He was just too adorable in that movie. Sometimes I am just in the mood to laugh and not really think about the movie. I have cried in the last two movies I have seen and now I just want to cry from laughing too hard.

So here is the movie rundown copied from Yahoo! Movies:

Jerry, a junkyard worker, attempts to sabotage a power plant that he believes is melting his brain. But when his plan goes awry, the magnetic field that he creates accidentally erases all of the videotapes in a local video store where his best friend Mike works. Fearing that the mishap will cost Mike his job, the two friends team up to keep the store's only loyal customer - a little old lady with a tenuous grasp on reality - from realizing what has happened by recreating and re-filming every movie that she decides to rent. From "Back to the Future," to "Robocop," to "Rush Hour," to "The Lion King," Jerry and Mike become the biggest stars in their neighborhood by starring in the biggest movies ever made.

Check out the Trailer

What are you looking forward to watching this weekend??

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Miss Bridge

(yes, we were child super heroes one Halloween...we have no shame.)

So one of my best girlie gal pals...the always anti-English major because she will never understand my need to overanalyze EVERYTHING, she will never understand my need to want to learn and strive to be grammatically correct, and she will never understand my need to express myself with writing because my mind and mouth don't work as a team (so frustrating!)... started her own blog. I cannot believe it!

This is the girl who would tease me about my blogs...or at least one of the many people I love so much in my life that tease me about my blogs. This is the finance major roommate who would get frustrated with my hours of reading and analyzing Plato and Aristotle or me trying to decipher the symbolism of a sword or rose or some color in some Chaucer or Whitman poem. Oh, Poetry, how I love thee....but I digress.

Well, fellow bloggers, English language lovers, and writers of all that is pouring through your hearts and fingers, ...I sucked her in!

She started her own blog today! She has only one post so far, but you just wait. This girl is far more witty and clever than I could ever be at the drop of a hat. I can't wait for some of her banter.

So, help me make her feel welcome and throw her a welcoming comment to prove that bloggers are just as cool as any ole boring banker!

Disclaimer: I do not promote, support, encourage, try to correct, or discriminate against her awful grammar or spelling. Not that mine is anywhere near wonderful or perfect. Let us all just think of her lack of correct punctuation as part of her charm...and blonde-ness.

Isn't she precious?

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Phone Pics!

Ok, I admit that I am way behind the "times," but that does not mean I can't be uber excited about this. I just figured out...or I just took the time to fiddle with my to upload photos from my phone to my computer. I know. I know. Get with it, Deb!

But, here are a few choice photos from my phone pic frenzy.

From a few nights ago but this meal is a pretty hot item on my menu. Cucumber and tomato salad, iced tea, salmon (I think I already ate it), and of course...RICE! and low sodium soy sauce. I need to keep those fingers from swelling so much.

Life of Pi
My current source of reading entertainment. Although I found it in the "Young Adult" Section of the local book store, I find it to be a good read so far.

250 some-odd pages into my current read, I have my Ruby look-alike saving my reading spot so that I can take those well needed blog post breaks.

Ruby Getting "told"
I think she's getting scolded for something she "probably" didn't do....(yeah righ!) She is soooo ornery.

Mr. Trooper
He just loves his daddy. One of the sweetest pound pups ever!

Little Nyxie Rae
Our foster dog. We love her too. She has such a sweet face and she can't help but want to give kisses ALL the time. I think she is straining to give a kiss in this pic.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

All That I Love

I feel like a lemming, but in this case it is great to be lemming. In addition to all the other blogs that have and will be written today in regards to the subject of L-O-V-E, I am adding my tribute to all that is lovely, loveable, and loving in my life.

My new robe.

One of the few things I wanted for Christmas was the cushy Red with white trim "Cozy Little Things" Robe from Victoria's Secret. Of course, the person who was in charge of getting this simple gift, eh hem...Clint, waited until the last minute to make a dash to the VS store. AND, they were, duh, sold out. And by this point, it was a little late to order it online to have it delivered in time for Christmas morn festivities. So, a VS gift card stocking stuffer is what Deb recieved. This actually was okay with me, because not only is patience a virtue, but patience is the key for getting more for your money...or gift card. So, I finally ordered my Cozy Little Things Robe that was on "CLEARANCE" and had enough on the good ole gift card for a few more items. I got the delivery this week and I absolutely love my new robe.

My dogs.
(I only have pics of one dog on this computer.)
I love my dogs. They make me feel all the things a woman should feel: wanted, needed, loved, safe, fun to be around, and dominant. true is that? So, this morning, I was watching the Today show while eating my yummy bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios and laying on the couch in my new robe. The news segment that caught my attention was about a woman (now a former mayer)who stole her neighbor's dog while they were on vacation. This woman was entrusted with the dog's care while its owners were away, and this woman told the owners the dog had died and STOLE it. She claims she saved the dog from a life of neglect and abuse...but if you saw this woman, you might agree with me that she seems like a psycho bee-atch! There was definately a level of creepiness and physcosis in this lady.

Which made me think that if anyone tried to steal my dog and lied about it dying, I would probably whip out some unlearned kung-fu and open up a can of Oklahoma girl whip ass on this freak of nature woman. Seriously! who does that? She should be ashamed.

My Person.

I love my person. He hates that I refer to him as my "person" and not my boyfriend. But he is so much more than just a boyfriend. He is my best friend, he is sometimes "one of the girls," he is my go-getter of tampons when I am feeling too gross and cranky from lack of bathing and cramps to get them myself, he is my chef, he is my handy-man, he is the daddy of our dogs, he is my grocery shopping partner, he is my shoulder to wipe snot, he is my movie partner, he is the stealer of hot water, he is my wine buddy, he is my dinner date, and so many other wonderful things. Boyfriend just does not serve his role with justice. I am a very needy person, I guess.

My family.

Of course. This is a given. My mother was the first to call me this morning as soon as I sat down at my desk. Her lovely "English is my second language" version of Happy Valentines Day sounded a little like "Hoppy Varentins Day" or something like that. She is so funny. I am sure the men of my familia are either still asleep in bed or doing guy things deemed more important than a Valentine greeting.

My boots.

Everyone hates them...even my person, whom is the cause of my owning them. But I heart my boots. Why? Because its freezing and my wool-lined boots keep my fat toes warm. No, I don't have the expensive real version, I have the cheap knock offs...and they are just as lovely.

Obviously, my love of these items are in very random order because my mind doesn't associate importance over excitement about a wonderful robe. I hope your Valentines Day is filled with love and lovely things that make you smile.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Check Out My Other Blog

I started another blog called the Organizing Guru. Organizing Guru obviously has a specific focus...organizing! woo hoo.

I will still continue to post on babalou, but this is my random and personal blog filled with all my crazy opinions. Feel feer to put both on your blog roll!!