ss_blog_claim=cd46ef178142ba5c793d6628c487d5ef The Stuff I Think: February 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

10 Movies I've Intended to Watch But Haven't

I'm not a movie buff, but there are a few that I've been wanting to see. Some are newer...most are older. But, regardless, here they are:

1. 10 Things I Hate About You--I actually have this one sitting on the shelf, waiting to be watched before it has to go back to Blockbuster.

2. Brokeback Mountain--I've already seen it once, but I've been meaning to watch it again.

3. Dirty Dancing--I'm the only child of the 80s I know of who hasn't seen this one.

4. Wedding Crashers--Greg bought it and said it's HYSTERICAL!

5. The Illusionist--Greg also said this one was good.

6. Casablanca--I'm on a "classic" kick and have wondered what made this movie so great.

7. The Village--heard this one was good.

8. Shaun of the Dead--I love a good "spoof" movie, which, for the record, lets out Date Movie and Epic Movie, because they were NOT "good" spoof movies!!

9. Hairspray--a friend and I were supposed to go to the theater and see this, but we never did.

10. Spaceballs--another one Greg said was hysterical!

So, there you go!!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Maybe I'm In Denial

I went to the grocery store a little while ago, and was chatting it up with the friendly little dude who was ringing up my stuff. Somehow, we got on age, and I watched him "size me up" as he tried to determine MY age. Now, granted, I had on my glasses, hair in a ponytail, makeup ONLY on my eyes, and in a sweatsuit, but when he said "31??", I was floored!! I knew I was getting old, but I didn't think I LOOKED 4 years older than I am! Lucky for him, I'm not offended, but I do wonder if I should start getting life insurance quotes. Apparently, I'm older than I feel! I guess it could have been worse. He could have said 41! Off to use my Mary Kay TimeWise products!

Not Sure Why

I'm having a little depression issue today. It's not too bad, but what bugs me is I have no idea WHY I feel this way. It's just one of those "down-for-no-reason" days. Those annoy me. If I'm going to feel bad, I at least like to know WHY I feel bad. At least then I won't look like an idiot when someone says, "What's wrong?" and I have to say "I dunno". Of course, it's not an "I-can't-get-out-of-bed" day, which I'm thankful for. Just don't know why I keep having fleeting moments of sadness. Just one of those days, I guess. This, too, shall pass.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Uncanny Resemblance

I might have mentioned this before, but my daughter and I are "old people magnets". When she and I are in a store, it seems like every senior citizen there wants to talk to us, which is fine. I like old people, for the most part. There was this one old couple, we'll call them "Bob and Sally Smith", which TOTALLY aren't their real names. They stopped us in Wal-Mart and chatted with us. "Sally" reminded me of my father's mother, who I loathe, but I didn't hold that against her. They told me how cute my daughter was and he gave me his info, because he's an accountant (retired, surely). Not sure why he thought I needed an accountant, but whatever. So, then, "Sally" handed me a little calendar, a notepad, and a pen that all said, "I stole this *object* from 'Sally Smith'". Amusing, yes? Turns out, that woman is all over town passing these little "funnies" out. I was in the grocery store a week or so later, and the pen they had up there for me to sign my slip with was one of those same custom pens from "Sally". I've seen that same couple about a million times since then. They're sweet, but a little odd, I'd say!

My Quest

I've recently decided that I need to make sure that I've seen EVERY movie Heath Ledger ever made. I called myself a fan, and I was, but, after his death, I realized that I'd only seen, like, three, maybe four, of his movies. I'd seen A Knight's Tale, and owned it. I saw The Patriot before I even knew who he was, and, of course, I'd seen Brokeback Mountain. So, last week, we rented Candy, which was his last released movie, made in Australia. It was a pretty good movie. It was a little creepy seeing Heath play a junkie, but he looked REALLY hot! Last night, we watched Lords of Dogtown, where he played Skip, the guy who put the skate team together. They had given him some false teeth and his hair was all scraggly, so he didn't look like his usual hot self, but he did a good job, all the same. I'm not sure which one Greg will come home with next, but I'd love to see 10 Things I Hate About You. I'm sure I've seen part of it, but I don't think I've ever watched the whole movie. I just still can't believe he's gone! :*(

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Rebecca's Got Talent?????

My Mother's Day gift last year was the karaoke machine that I'd been BEGGING for. I used to do some singing in high school and college and I LOVE karaoke! Well, recently, I learned how to record my "performances", so I've had a great time doing that. I'm in the process, now, of trying to determine if my recordings are any good or if I should try to re-record them in the hopes that they'll sound better the second (or third) time around. I'm not sure WHY it matters. I suppose because I have a weak recording of my mother singing "The Lord's Prayer" at her wedding, and I cherish it. So, I want to have some recordings of my voice for my daughter to treasure when I'm gone. Or, for me to treasure when I get too old to carry a decent tune!! Either way, I can't make up my mind. I suppose I'm off to re-listen.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Mystery Solved

It's hard to swallow, but they're saying that my favorite actor, Heath Ledger, died of an accidental overdose of prescription pills. I hate it when things happen that simply weren't necessary. It looks like a doctor wouldn't prescribe things in a lethal combination. Or, even still, one would think that a 28 year old man of reasonable intelligence would know better than to mix a "cocktail" of prescriptions. I don't know. It's just tough, because he was one of my main favorites and he leaves a little girl behind who, at two years old, won't remember her daddy at all. He was so young, only a month older than me. It's just a sad situation and knowing his cause of death doesn't make it any easier to accept.