Friday, January 16, 2009

At the Movies

Last night, Ande and I had free passes to go to the sneak preview of "Paul Blart, Mall Cop" starring Kevin James.

For those of you who don't know the gist of the story - basically it's about a single dad (James) who lives with his mom & daughter. He desperately wants to be a State Police officer, but can't pass the test due to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). In the meantime, he works as a security officer at the mall.

There is an incident at the mall, and Security Officer Blart comes to the rescue.

It was pretty funny, and Kevin James' physical comedy was great. There were a few times when the movie had a lull, but overall it was not bad. This is one that the kids could watch as well, although some of the scenes might be a little intense for the younger crowd. There's very little (mild) swearing, no nudity (there is a scene where a woman's bra is exposed, but it's not in a sensual manner), no sex scenes, and the violence is mostly slapstick and all bloodless. There is one scene involving drinking, but it shows some negative consequences for the character's actions. You can learn more by clicking here.

Overall, I can say that I would watch this movie again, and probably still laugh. Ande says it's no "Dumb and Dumber", but it was okay. (Dumb and Dumber is the measuring stick by which Ande measures ALL comedy movies)

This is NOT a paid post.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


In one of his classes at school, Bubber has to make a presentation with pictures from grades k-9. So I'm going through some old photos looking for ones he can use. I came across this picture and just had to share it. It was taken in my "pre-blogging" days.

This has got to be one of my FAVORITE pictures I have EVER been in. This was me Aug 27, 2005. Puckey was not quite 2 days old.


This one always cracked me up, too. Puckey was a little over 2 months old, sitting between her sister's dolls. LOL

Almost hard to tell which ones are the real feet....

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday Tip O' the Day

See, I told you once all the Christmas/New Year's festivities and whatnot were over, I would get back on track with my Tuesday Tip O' the Day! YAY ME!

Okay, for today's tip, I decided to share a SUPER SIMPLE RECIPE!! Because I am not a huge fan of cooking, I love anything that is cheap, easy, and fast to make.

Because it's a new year, I have also decided that I want to try to incorporate more healthy foods into my diet. I really have become disappointed with how I look, and there's nothing that's going to change that except better eating/exercise habits. (Well, thousands of dollars of lipo probably would expediate the process, but even that would only be a temporary fix if I didn't change my lifestyle!)

Now, for your super simple smoothie...

6 fresh strawberries (I used more strawberries, because the ones I had were sorta small, and I LOVE strawberries)
1 banana (mine was a medium size)
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup milk (I used 2%, but you could use 1% or even skim if you wanted to)
2 tsp sugar (I omitted this, because the strawberries I had were very sweet already)

Put your ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings. (or one big serving, if you decide it tastes too good to share. you know, not that I would do that or anything...)

I TOLD YOU IT WAS EASY! It's GOOD, too - I'd have posted a picture, but all you would have seen was an empty cup. LOL