Monday, March 24, 2008

ANSWERS - Movie Quotes

I saw this movie meme the other day at Baseballs and Bows. It looked like fun, so I thought I would try it.Here are the rules:
1. Pick 10 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess (if you know them all, please don't guess every one).
4. I will strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie. (question for you all - how do I "strike something" - I don't know how to make a line go through words on blogger - help!)
5. No Googling or IMDb-ing. That's cheating, and that's no fun!

Here are my quotes: (It was hard to think of my favorite movies - these are simply 10 I liked that I remember there were good lines in them.)

1. You don't always have to be who they want you to be, you know? 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU
I'm not crazy, I've just been a very bad mood for the last 40 years! STEEL MAGNOLIAS (Bronie got right)
3. A: You have done nothing for which you should be ashamed.
B: I have done nothing. And for that I am ashamed. THE PATRIOT (Rachel got right)
4. The time for honoring yourself will soon be at an end. GLADIATOR
5. I have another scenario for you - I'm in love with you. I apologize for the blunt delivery, but as problematic as this fact may be, I'm in love... with YOU. I'm not feeling this because you're leaving, and not because it feels good to feel this way... which, by the way, it does, or did before you went off like that. I can't figure out the mathematics of this, I just know I love you. I can't believe how many times I'm saying it! And I never thought I'd feel this way again, so that's pretty phenomenal. And I realize that I come as a package deal: 3 for the price of 1. I know my package, perhaps in the light of day, isn't all that wonderful, but I finally know what I want and that, in itself, is a miracle. And what I want is YOU - THE HOLIDAY (Shawna got right)
6. I bet you've had a hard time walking into a room full of people on your own, right? Yeah. I know that. I know what it is not to feel like your in the room until he looks at you or touches your hand or even makes a joke at your expense, just to let everyone know... you're with him. You're his. - P.S. I LOVE YOU
7. A: You love the original Star Wars trilogy because it's all about storytelling and myth, before CGI ruined everything. You show me a guy who loves Empire and I'll show you a guy who's not afraid of his imagination. Like when Luke gets to the cave and he asks Yoda what's in there and Yoda says...
B:[imitating Yoda's voice with Star Wars music playing in the background] ... Only what you take with you.
A: But he goes in anyway because he's not afraid of his own mind.
B: He's walking the path of the Jedi, that's why.
A: That's you! You're Luke! FAILURE TO LAUNCH
8. I respect your right to disagree with me, but I can only afford one rebel on this ship. MASTER AND COMMANDER: THE FAR SIDE OF THE WORLD
So it's not gonna be easy. It's gonna be really hard. We're gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, for ever, you and me, every day. Will you do something for me, please? Just picture your life for me? 30 years from now, 40 years from now? What's it look like? If it's with him, go. Go! I lost you once, I think I can do it again. If I thought that's what you really wanted. But don't you take the easy way out. THE NOTEBOOK (Shawna got right)
10. I know it's not always easy being my friend, but I'll be there when you need me. (I CAN'T REMEMBER THIS ONE RIGHT NOW!)

Make your guesses in the comment section. Oh, and TAG - you're it. Leave me a note if you've done this on your blog - I want to come make a guess!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Movie Review Monday - Vantage Point

Movie Review #14
Vantage Point
Starring: William Hurt, Dennis Quaid, Matthew Fox, Forest Whitaker
Rated: PG-13
Type of Movie: Thriller, Drama, Crime
Theater or DVD: Theater
Description: President Ashton (William Hurt) is attending a global war on terror summit in Spain. Thomas Barnes (Dennis Quaid) and Kent Taylor (Matthew Fox) are two of the Secret Service agents assigned to protect him. This is the first action that Agent Barnes has been in since he took a bullet for President Ashton six-month earlier. We really don't know if Agent Barnes is up to the challenge of protecting the President. Shortly after President Ashton is escorted to the stage in the plaza by the Secret Service, he is immediately shot twice by a rifle from a window and falls to the floor. The crowd is in shock and chaos breaks out all over, especially, when bombs begin to explode. Howard Lewis (Forest Whitaker) is an American video-taping the event to show to his children that he was actually there at this historic event. He believes that he has the picture of the man who shot the President. Agent Barnes sees the tape and has a clue to that person. Several different people witness the event, and only through their eyes do we see the truth behind the assassination attempt.
OK for Kids? No
Opinion: Keep in mind that Groundhog Day is one of my least favorite movies of all time. I really, really dislike the repetitive nature of that movie. Well, Vantage Point did not annoy me as much, but I can't say that I especially enjoyed it. There were some surprises that kept me guessing most of the movie. I wish I'd seen more of Matthew Fox (hum, I wonder why???), I just really prefer a movie that goes beginning to end, not beginning to beginning to beginning, well you get the picture. I would suggest that if you want to see this movie, wait until it comes out on DVD. Then, rent it at Red Box for $1.00!
The movie has quite a bit of violence, action, and some bad language (Lord's name in vain and the "f" word). I so wish they would not allow that in movies, unless they are rated "R" - it's getting harder and harder to avoid bad language.
2 out of 5 stars
Go here for another review of Vantage Point
Check out my review of Horton Hears a Who here! And another review of Horton Hears a Who here!

Truffles By The Sea Winner!

I used Random Number Generator and the winner is comment # 38! Natalie at Normal to Natalie won the book "Truffles By The Sea" by Julie Carobini. Thanks everyone for stopping by my blog party! Please stop by and chat often - I love visitors! And, I hold giveaways about 2x a month. Also, be sure to stop by Teen Lit Review - we give away a book each month there - and have reviews of teen/tween books!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Those Number Thingys

Well, I really enjoyed the blog party hosted by 5 minutes for Mom! I have met lots of neat people and read many very interesting blogs - many I bookmarked for future visits! I negleted many things to attend the party - TV, Books, HWH, housework - pretty much everything - after I got the kids in bed - I was partying!!!!!
BUT - I got soooooo tired of typing in those little letters to make my typing post. Many, many, many times I did not/could not get the letters right. Especially when it was cursive. Especially when it included the letter d, q, or w!
I know my site requires readers to type those words to put in their post. Do you? I am considering removing them. If you don't have them as a requirement for your blogger blog - do bad things happen ???? Let me know!


Ultimate Blog Party 2008

5 Minutes For Mom is having the "Ultimate Blog Party" March 7 - 14! It is a lot of fun, and it is addicting! Don't visit unless you have lots of time to enter tons of FABULOUS prizes! And time to read lots of great Blogs!

Be sure to visit Teen Lit Review and enter to win the drawing for two teen books.

I am giving away an AWESOME book - Truffles by the Sea - by Julie Carobini.
This is Julie's second book and it is even better than the first one! This is a PASS IT ON book - meaning it has been previously read - by the sea! Determined to turn her life around, Gaby Flores moves to a beachfront loft, takes on a new motto, "Be gullible no more, " and begins to rebuild her flower store while searching for Mr. So Right. But when a lawsuit, an eviction notice, a near-empty bank account, and quirky neighbors invade her beachy world, not even chocolate can solve her worries as her fledgling faith is put to the test.
All the characters were very likable, I loved the relationships, I just did not want to put it down until I was done. Then, when I was done, I wanted another book by Julie to read immediately! So, leave a comment and email address to win! Good luck, and when you're done reading, because books are too precious to only be read once, PASS IT ON!

My Name is Angi. I came out of anomyous blogging in January. The reason I "came out" was so I could tell my friends about a new blog endeavor - Teen Lit Review. I am a mother of 3 beautiful children who works outside the house (sigh!). I am best friend to my best friend - my Hard Working Husband (HWH). My children go to public school (another sigh!). But through all the sighs - I feel like we honor God, give all glory to Jesus, and love each other abundantly!
(last week my sighs were gasps - did I mention that I'm emotional and moody?)

I hope you have time to look around my blog, check out Teen Lit Review, and enter my giveaway! Thanks for stopping by!

PS - I would love to win a Free T-Shirt from Georgie Tees!
I really want to win the free bag from Hip Mama's Place! Check it out! Gorgeous!
This sign is adorable - Lolly Jane Boutique personalizes it! Check it out!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Movie Review Monday - Horton Hears a Who

Movie Review #13
Horton Hears a Who
Staring: Jim Carey, Steve Carell
Rated: G
Type of Movie: Animation, Kids, Adventure
Theater or Rent: Theater
Description: “One day, Horton the elephant hears a cry from help coming from a speck of dust. Even though he can't see anyone on the speck, he decides to help it. As it turns out, the speck of dust is home to the Whos, who live in their city of Whoville. Horton agrees to help protect the Whos and their home, but this gives him nothing but torment from his neighbors, who refuse to believe that anything could survive on the speck. Still, Horton stands by the motto that, ‘After all, a person is a person, no matter how small."
OK For Kids? Yes
Opinion: Of all the Dr. Seuss adaptations, Horton Hears a Who is by far my favorite. It had my kids and me laughing frequently! The theme seemed to be that a person is a person, no matter how small. (Now, if only left liberal Hollywood really felt that way! A baby is made at conception, not 9 to 12 weeks later!) Horton was a loyal friend, and gave his all to the goal he set - protecting the people living on the speck. There was a bit of potty mouth, but I don't recall it being too much for me. However, I did not care for the several uses of the word 'boob' - it was used referring to how a character was behaving (behaving like a boob). My kids I know, had never heard that word used in that way, so we had to have a discussion making it clear they could not use that word. Unfortunately, daily - at school, my kids hear many words they know they aren't allowed to use (butt, omg, freakin', etc. . . .) - so use of that word would not prohibit me from letting them see it. Overall, I really enjoyed the movie and would suggest it for the whole family.

(4.5 stars out of 5)

Wallpaper Rant

Tonight, I finally restarted my endeavor to take down the wallpaper in our kitchen.
I started about a year ago.
The people who owned this house before us loved wallpaper.
We don't.

Ugly wallpaper isn't like a horrendous paint color.
If you don't like the color of your walls, easy-paint them! Quick, easy, virtually painless.
If you tire of a color on your walls, or want to redecorate - easy enough!

But, if at 26 when you buy a house, you don't consider what ugly wallpaper in the house you're buying means to you - then you're in for it!
Now, 10 years later - we are finally redecorating our kitchen/dining room combo.
I am the wallpaper remover.
Husband is the sander, painter, designer - everything EXCEPT - the wallpaper remover.

The wallpaper in our house doesn't come off easily either.
First, I have to score.
Then, I have to spray Wallpaper remover stuff.
Then, I have to steam the wallpaper.
Lastly, I peal it off, many pieces having to be scraped.

So, before you hang that wallpaper. Know that if you are going to move one day - chances are very good that many people who look at your house won't like your wallpaper. And I won't be buying it unless you take it down first!

Friday, March 07, 2008


For his 13th birthday, Eldest received a Wii. (Nevermind that it's in the family room and all the kids have their own remote - it belongs to eldest!)
Eldest really wanted one of these. It was the only thing he asked for.

I could not find one in a store anywhere. I looked, and looked, and looked and found out that you pretty much have to go back to the store(s) everyday around 8am, if there is any chance you want to find one that just happens to have arrived that day and is still in stock.
I'm sure the store associates buy these up. Or call their friends/family to buy them up.
I ended up buying one on ebay from someone who I am sure worked at one of the stores that sell them (Target, Walmart, Best Buy, etc. . . . .).
I ended up paying $30 more than it cost in the store, plus $30 shipping.
But, it was worth it. Eldest loves it. He did not want to go to bed last night and stop playing it. He got up early ALL BY HIMSELF, without me having to drag him out of bed - just to play it before school.
In case you are not familiar with the Wii - it is a video system in which you play the games standing up. You don't simply sit there and press buttons. In tennis - you must swing and hit the ball. In boxing, you punch and jab. In bowling you swing and release the ball to knock down the pins. In golf, well, I haven't fully figured out what you do in golf to get that ball going, but I'm sure you swing at it somehow.
So, it's a very interactive game.
Now, my son wants to take tennis lessons. Guess since he's so good on the Wii he thinks he'd be awesome in real life. (Kinda how I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express last night and I'm getting ready to go perform open heart surgery.) I tried to explain how in real tennis you have to move your feet, fast, in all sorts of directions.
So, next time you're in Target, if you see a Wii - buy it. You'll make money on ebay!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Crazy 8's

I was tagged by Shawna at Scamp's Place - so here is my list (answers are in no particular order):

8 Things I'm Passoniate About
1. My relationship with Christ
2. My children
3. My HWH
4. Reading
5. My friends
6. Teen Lit Review
7. My blog
8. Brownies

8 Things I Want to do Before I Die
1. Travel around the world
2. Be a great-grandmother
3. Own an ocean vacation boat
4. Successfully handle the family business
5. Write a book
6. Make a very close Christian best friend
7. Stay married to HWH till I do die!
8. Write a book

8 Things I Often Say
1. Come on, come on, let's go!
2. What did I say?
3. I love you.
4. You are my sunshine.
5. Say your prayers.
6. How was your day?
7. Did you brush your teeth?
8. No

8 Books I've Read Recently
1. The Choice
2. The Hidden
3. Truffles by the Sea
4. The Other Mother
5. 7th Heaven
6. The Door Within
7. Kingdom's Dawn
8. DragonSpell

8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over
1. Holy Is the Lord
2. Round Here
3. It's All Coming Back To Me Now
4. Beautiful Disaster
5. Redeemer
6. Offering
7. Amazing Grace
8. Undiscovered

8 Things That Attract Me to my Best Friend
1. Funny
2. Loyal
3. We Like the Same Foods
4. We Like the Same Movies
5. She likes me
6. She knows me
7. She's honest
8. She's nice

8 People I Think Should do Crazy 8's

Tag - you're it! If you're reading this you are tagged. If you haven't done this -then do it now! Leave me a message on where to find your list! Looking forward to learning more about you!


Mitzi is the winner of the PASS IT ON drawing for The Hidden! Congrats Mitzi! The next PASS IT ON drawing will be next week - check back to enter. I will be giving away the fabulous chick-lit book - Truffles by the Sea by Julie Carobini.

Monday, March 03, 2008


Because books are too precious to only be read once . . . . .
This is a Stickey Post! Scroll down for new posts.
This month, the drawing is for The Hidden by Kathryn Mackel. Book Description: When out riding, Dr. Susan Rose is thrown by her horse and tumbles into a crevasse---where she discovers a young man chained in the darkness. But he has no memory of how he got there! As Susan tries to discover the cause of his amnesia, dark possibilities emerge. Could he be a fallen demon? 320 pages, softcover from WestBow.Shawna at Scamp's Place passed this book on to me. She loved it! Leave a comment and you'll be entered! My hope is that after you read the book, you will PASS IT ON! The winner will be drawn on March 3rd.