Thursday, May 30, 2013

It's been such a long time...

Wow, it has been a while.  Life sure moves fast.  If you don't stop every once in a while, you might miss it.

Close enough, Simone.

We love movies.  Often, we will just randomly pick a movie and watch it, but what we love to do is show the kids movies from our childhood and hope that they will like them.  So far, the favorite in the clubhouse is Son in Law, with Pauly Shore. The kids loved that movie. So far, the worst movie we have watched would have to be Malibu's Most Wanted with Jamie Kennedy.  Universally disliked by all.  We also have a tendency to go on actor kicks, albeit unintentionally most of the time.  For example, we will watch the Lion King and then watch Wargames, which has the same actor in it (see above for a clue, if you missed it).

Well, another school year concludes today.  As of this afternoon, I will have a 5th grader and a senior in high school.  Yep, Chandler graduates next year.  This blur that keeps blowing past me is life, and I don't know where it goes.

I miss the heck out of my dad.  It has been almost three months.  The hardest part is coping with baseball season.  The Cubs have been pretty bad this year, but I sure do get sad when good things happen and I don't have anyone to really share it with.  I miss hearing the joy in his voice when we talked about baseball, and he was one of the only people that I could really talk at that level with without going crazy.  It is like there is this whole fountain of discussion bubbling up inside of me, and I can't get rid of it because I don't have him around to talk about it with.

If you are reading this, I implore you to find me and add me to your circles on Google Plus.  It really is so much better than Facebook, but I miss the interaction sometimes.  I need people on there to talk to!  The ads and app notifications on the book have just gotten to be too much for me to handle.  Not to mention the pages that people start that are just Reddit sharing machines.  That ain't cool.

Pretty good movie alert:  Jack Reacher.  Sure, it wasn't the best movie, but I am a sucker for movies that have a great investigator, and that is Cruise's character in this one.  Fun movie with some pretty good action, but I love the whodunit aspect and how he goes about investigating it.

Horrible movie alert:  Killing Them Softly  If you want to be bored out of your mind, give it a watch.  There is almost no plot.  Two guys rob a poker game, and they get shot for it.  Yep, that is it.  Sad part is, it was based on a book.  Insomnia cure, right there!

Enjoy your summer.  Spend time with your kids, because before you know it, they will be looking for jobs and rolling their eyes at you every 5 minutes.  My kids have become Liz Lemon, and yours will too....