ss_blog_claim=cd46ef178142ba5c793d6628c487d5ef The Stuff I Think: July 2008

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Senseless Crime

Never in my life has a devastating crime hit me close to home. I have a cousin who has had his truck broken into a time or two, but nothing like the crushing blow that my husband's son and ex-wife experienced this week. Their home, which they rented, was set on fire by an apparent arson. They've lost EVERYTHING. This boy is almost 12 years old and has lost his entire life (materially speaking, of course...they, luckily, were not home and unharmed). All of his soccer trophies he was so proud of, as well as his awards from school are gone, as well as his PlayStation and all his games and the TV he got for his birthday...EVERYTHING. But, what's worse is, she lost all her baby pictures of him and her home videos, family heirlooms...it's just sad. How can people do such terrible, random things? It makes me very sad for them, but also makes me appreciate the things I have.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Movies I've Seen Recently

Okay, so first of all, my husband and I went to see The Dark Knight last Friday morning at midnight (yeah, we were two of "those" people!) and it was FABULOUS! It takes a great movie to make me stay awake until 3am just to wait for the end! I will go on record and say that my "late future second husband" Heath Ledger did a great job! I was almost sad when it ended because they cleverly left it open for the next movie and Heath won't be there. It's tragic and unfair! I try not to get bitter, because I know there's a reason for everything, but as an orphan, I tend to see the unfairness in life, and this is another one of those moments. There are plenty of celebrities who get in far more trouble and are far less talented than Heath Ledger and they are still alive, getting arrested and making really crappy movies/music! UGH! But, I digress.....

We also rented Definitely, Maybe from Blockbuster and I really enjoyed it. I'm a romantic comedy kind of girl and this one was really cute...or maybe it was just Ryan Reynolds! What on earth is he doing with Scarlett Johanssen?? She's not attractive to me, but perhaps Ryan isn't as superficial as I am! Anyway....the movie was cute and it ended just like I wanted it to, which made it that much better to me!

Then, we watched Stop-Loss with Ryan Phillippe. I'm not all that into war movies, but this one wasn't too bad. I intentionally took a shower during the scenes in Iraq, so I missed most of the nastiness. Ryan Phillippe is pretty cute, too (and I promise that cute guys isn't the ONLY reason I watch movies...but it sure helps) and the movie had a good ending, which is also important.

And, of course, I watched Picture Perfect, which is almost 10 years old, but it's one of my favorites! I've seen it a million times and I caught it on TV the other day. It's got Jennifer Aniston and Jay Mohr in it and I like their chemistry. It's not the stuff that "classic movie couples" are made of, but it's cute, all the same. I LOVE that movie!!

Friday, July 11, 2008

That's What I Knew




You Are a Moderate Mama



You're not overly political, and your views fall more with the American mainstream.

In fact, it may be difficult for you to decide who to vote for at times!

Your approach to politics is reasoned and well though out.



I'm not a political person and I don't "belong" to one party. I'm not that loyal!

Who ME???




Your Greed Quotient: 49%



You are somewhat greedy, but your greed is probably a healthy motivator.

Wanting nice things is normal, as long as it doesn't take over your life.




I'm simply not THAT greedy!! I mean, I am a little---I like money! But, who doesn't??? I want things. But, if I were greedy, I would have a cell phone and I would still have money in my checking account. But, I don't. Therefore, I can't be as greedy as some!

Well DUH!!!




There's a 70% Chance That You Need Therapy



You almost certainly need therapy. And there's nothing wrong with that.

Lately life has not been easy for you. Why not let a therapist help you sort things out?




I would have thought there'd be more than a 70% need for therapy in my life!! I think if I could get rid of a few "minor" irritations in my life, I'd be alright. But, those odds are slim and none, so I guess I'll look into therapy!