Well, this summer was a first for me. At my annual physical, my doctor asked why I didn’t have my baseline mammogram done last summer as ordered. I confessed that I just blew it off & promised to do it a.s.a.p. So, short sad story-short…I went, I was smooshed…(4x each side)…and I am currently good-to-go. It wasn’t as big a deal as I was making it out to be, I just really wanted to put that experience off for a few more years.
Well, one of the perks of this summer was the fact that my twins were old enough to babysit my little ones and thereby provide my hottie-husband and me date nights! Wahoo! Some of the movies we’ve seen were: Get Smart, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Wall_E, Hancock, The Chronicles of Narnia & The Dark Night.
Get Smart:this was a fun little movie. I enjoyed Steve Carrel’s performance especially. My two favorite scenes also happen to be featured in the trailer. First, I liked it when he thought he was inside the Cone of Silence and shrieked his rapture about being made an agent, only to find out that indeed, everyone present could hear him because he hadn’t turn the cone on properly. Second, I really enjoyed the moment when he was dangling alongside of a car screaming and the boy was trying to get his mother’s attention, “Mom! Mom! Mom!”. To which she replied, “Shawn! Shawn! Shawn! See how annoying that is?!” Funny stuff. I thought it was clever of the writers to elude to 99’s older true age, to allow for Max to see her as a romantic interest later in the film, without it feeling all creepy.
Journey to the Center of the Earth: better that I expected. We saw this because Chronicles was already gone from the theatre when I went to take Derin with me. (the boys and I saw it) Bottom line: you could wait for the video.
Wall_E:loved it! Pixar did it again! I love listening for the moment when I found out who “Norm” from Cheers is playing. (This time he was one of the bulbous humans.) This one I went to see with my little ones & their BFF, AJ. It was wonderful watching them fall in love with another Disney movie. Nothing takes the place of Finding Nemo in my heart though!!! Go Dory!!
Hancock:it was o.k. Most of the movie I was annoyed at trying to remember Charlize Theron’s name. I think Justin Bateman’s performance was the best in the movie.
The Chronicles of Narnia :wonderful!! I cannot wait to own this movie! My favorite part of the whole experience: the way Lucy’s character symbolized our relationship with God. She was certain he was near, even when other’s doubted. Her faith was valiant and pure, the heart of a child. She never stopped expecting to experience the power and presense of Aslan at the next turn. She missed his company. Makes me question how often to I miss the company of God. Hmm. (another blog brewing there…)
The Dark Night: wow. Oscar-worthy. I couldn’t do justice to comment futher, so I will direct you to my husband’s brilliant blog on this one. http://durkniblick.wordpress.com/2008/08/01/the-dark-knight-review-one-of-the-best-movies-ever/
Well, a summer of going to movies, eating what my kids eat, and o.k., who are we really kidding here…a few of my very own bags of Twizzlers…has brought back the cursed, muffin-top!! I no longer look like I did a mere 10 months ago. Not e-gads awful yet, but seriously, do I want to go there again? Nope. So, as I return to my favorite job of all time…middle-school-teacher tomorrow, I will return to the discipline of working out and following my Weight Watchers points plan. Big sigh here…I should do a before/after shot, huh? I’ll get right on that…tomorrow.