- Adams Family Values: Adams kids go to summer camp and create mayhem as only they know how, Uncle Fester gets married to a murderess (who of course fails to kill him) and Morticia and Gomez Adams have a baby they name Pubert who is so (unfortunately for them)...cute! There are some frightening parts (at least in my mind) but it's a really funny movie.
- Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Ware-Rabbit: an inventor (Wallace) and his dog Gromit (who is wicked smart) combat an awful monster that is eating their village's vegetables! It's a clay animation cartoon and also really funny (and very British!
- Young Frankenstein: Mel Brooks movie about Victor Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronkensteen") -Dr. Frankenstein's grandson inherits his granddad's castle and despite denying he's Frankenstein's grandson, he goes on the repeat his granddad's greatest experiment! (With help of course from Igor-who has a lump on his back that keeps changing sides, a housekeeper named Frau Bloucher-that makes horses neigh whenever she says her name, and a beautiful milkmaid named Inga, who becomes Frankenstein's lover.)
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Maybe it's the fans that cheer
And paint their faces and sing
Sweet Caroline for everyone to hear
There's something about the Sox
That makes me stand up and cheer
Even if I don't know all there is to know
About the game they play
Whether they score or strike out
There's always something to look forward to
Regardless of what happens it's nice to celebrate
Or otherwise wait in anticipation for another season to appear
Even though I'm not Boston born
It's still a city where I live close to now
And I can't help hoping the Sox will win
Because I'm a Sox fan anyhow!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Monday, October 28, 2013
Sunday, October 27, 2013
- I'm happy I could do some baking today.
- I'm happy I could meet up with some friends and make fun plans for Halloween.
- I'm happy I can talk to my parents because I love my family very much.
- I'm happy I could do some reading for fun today.
- I'm happy I could write in this blog again today and I hope someone reads this so the happiness can spread!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
What I want most
Is just for you to know
That you matter to me
You matter to me enough
That no matter how things are going
And even if my day hasn't been the greatest
I still want to write to you
You matter to me
Not just because you read this
But because everyone deserves to matter
At any rate, everyone means something to me
I send this message to you
So you can be certain
That someone cares about you
And in my heart and my thoughts you'll always be!
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Joke 1 (From Jurassic Park): What do you call a blind dinosaur?
Joke 2: (From Mary Poppins): Yesterday when the lady next door answered the bell there was a man there and the man said to the lady: "I'm terribly sorry I just ran over your cat." and then the man said "I'd like to replace your cat." The lady said "that's all right with me but how are you at catching mice?!"
Joke 3 (From Lethal Weapon): “What did one shepherd say to the other shepherd?
Answer: Let’s get the flock out of here!”
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Answer: The parrot was deaf.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
1) When Miss Mae purchased her new parrot, the salesman assured her that it would repeat any word it heard. About a week later, Miss Mae returned the parrot complaining it hadn't uttered a single word. Given that the salesman had spoken the truth about the parrot's abilities, why wouldn't the bird talk?
2) In a large grass field, there was a pear tree. On the tree were pears (logical.) But one day, a heavy wind blew. After the wind had ceased, there were not pears on the tree, or pears on the ground. Nobody picked them up and they are not in the water or flying. How could this be?
3) A man leaves home and walks for 3 blocks. Then he gets tired and heads home. When he arrives there are 2 masked men waiting for him. Who are the two men?
Monday, October 21, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
To read the article about the smile study from the University of Chicago Medical Center, follow this link: http://zidbits.com/2011/09/does-it-really-take-more-muscles-to-frown-than-to-smile/
Thursday, October 17, 2013
What comes down but never goes up? Answer: Rain
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
What comes down but never goes up?
Take away my first letter, and I still sound the same. Take away my last letter, I still sound the same. Even take away my letter in the middle, I will still sound the same. I am a five letter word. What am I?
I'll post the answer in the next post. Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
I know I posted it before but in case you want the recipe for the banana bread I made see below:
Banana bread recipe
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 cups self rising flour
2 ripe bananas
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1cup chopped walnuts or chocolate chips (depending on preference.)
Cream butter & sugar & add well beaten eggs then mash bananas & add them with flour bicarbonate of soda with milk & vanilla essence & add chopped nuts or chocolate chips
Bake in greased baking tin at 350 degrees for 1 hour then let cool. You'll know it's done if you can stick a toothpick in & it comes out clean.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
There's a part in the movie Rush where Niki Louda is in a regular car and his girlfriend asks him to drive faster. It reminded me very much of when my dad would take out out for fast rides like that. There used to be a rather large hill down one road close to our house and it had a large bump at the top of it. When my sister my brother and I would my dad to drive fast so we'd fly over the bump. Although it made my mum nervous to no end and made the rest of us feel giddy, my dad would go zig zagging down the road up to the hill and then he'd go fast over the bump. It really felt like we were flying and although it might seem a bit reckless, I always felt safe even when we were zig zagging down the road at top speed. To me it showed that sometimes living a little dangerously can be fun and at the same time it showed me that in times of danger my parents would always make sure my siblings and I were safe. The bump on the hill has since been paved over but it's still nice to remember it and how it felt to fly. It's just something I'll never forget.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
To read more about Ruth Graves Wakefield click Here.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
In some ways I identify with Malala in the sense that education was not always seen as an option for me. I was born with a severe medical condition and for a time it was thought that I might not be educable. I think because my family believed in me and refused to give up and never let me give up, I did get a really good education and I'm better for it. Similarly, because Malala can can go to school and because she believes in education for all, I believe there's no limit to what she can do. I think the more opportunities she has to speak out, the farther her message will spread. I saw her speak on the Daily Show and she told Jon Stewart that if the Taliban tried to kill her again she'd tell them how important education is and that she'd want education for the Taliban's children as well. That statement to me seems to embody peace or at least peaceful resistance. I hope that no matter what happens she never lets anyone silence her.
See below for her interview on the Daily Show.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
If Mr. Sandburg is correct I guess it's ok to have no sense of direction. After all if you have no sense of direction to me it means you'll typically find yourself in some place new. Plus a bit of adventure makes life more interesting to me. So if you find you feel lost I hope that being a bit lost helps you find some place new. Or at the very least at the end of the adventure that getting lost can be, I hope you always ultimately find your way home again!
Monday, October 7, 2013
Sunday, October 6, 2013
Ok I know, I was let into the conference so I didn't really sneak in but maybe one day I'll graduate to really sneaking into an actual party just so I can mix and mingle with people. I think I'd feel a strange sense of glee that I was doing something I shouldn't do and getting away with it! ( and I'd make sure I did get away with it!) Maybe I get this urge to crash events from my grandfather who once went to a wedding reception at a hotel and somehow wondered off and wound up being included in wedding pictures for another wedding he was not in fact invited to. As you see, I come from a proud tradition of party crashers and I intend to carry on that tradition with gusto!
Saturday, October 5, 2013
If you're interested in reading the article I read about all this-click here.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Anyway, The first musical I ever saw in an actual theater was the Phantom of the Opera. I still remember it because going out there was kind of like a party in itself. I liked getting all dressed up to go and watch this big production of a play. The music made me feel like I was part of it all somehow. After all, what good's a musical (or any performance for that matter) without an audience? An audience makes things even more fun. When everyone laughs the jokes or funny parts in the plays seem funnier and when people cry out when something more frightening happens it seems even more frightening. So the audience combined with the play itself makes the experience of a play in a theater a great experience. I realize musicals aren't everyone's cup of tea but still I hope everyone gets to see at least one once in their lives, it's the experience that counts!
Thursday, October 3, 2013
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
To read more about their protesting activities click here.