Friday, January 30, 2009
1. Go to www.google.com
2. Type in French military victories
3. Hit the "I feel lucky" button.
I have no idea why an 11 year old boy would find this so funny, but he did. So I did too.
After last night's game, I needed a little levity.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
We needed a pick-me-up this afternoon, so after hearing me sing the praises of Slumdog Millionaire, Michael decided he wanted to see it. He didn't have to twist my arm. I enjoyed it even more the second time around & Michael agreed with me that it is perhaps the perfect movie. It's won the Golden Globe & is nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. For those of you who haven't heard much about it, here's a preview...
It's the best, it's the best, it's the best. Go see it!
Friday, January 23, 2009
My friends, I cannot say enough good things about this movie! Run, don't walk, to your local theater & check it out. Seriously. Wow!
Monday, January 19, 2009
We ate out on the top porch, it was a little cool (for us Florida wimps) but the sunshine made it bearable & the food was really yummy.
After lunch, we headed over to the O'Connell Center to watch the Gators basketball team take on the Arkansa Razorbacks. It was a great game...the Gators won 80-65 & we all had a lot of fun. Even Ben, who doesn't usually care too much about sports got into it. He was doing the Gator Chomp & he learned all of the Gator chants.
And, oh yeah. Mr. Football, Tim Tebow was there too. :) There he is next the the arrow with some other members of the National Champion Gator Football Team.
After the game, we went to our hotel for a little nap... is there anything better than a Saturday afternoon nap? I think not.
Anyway, after our nap we headed to another Gainesville hotspot, Satchel's Pizza for dinner... Megan & I ate there once before when we were in Gainesville for a soccer tournament, but Michael & Ben had never been. It's a really cool, eclectic pizza joint with a junkyard like feel & a really fun, inexpensive gift shop. Definitely a must see if you ever get to Gainesville.
Both times I've been there I've gotten to eat in the blue bus. Unfortunately, I can't find a picture of the outside of the bus (there's one on their website, if you REALLY want to see it), but here we are inside...
We were in the back of the bus. Our "busmates" in the front of the bus snapped this picture for us. It's a bit blurry, but beggars can't be choosers.
The pizza is delish, but if you go, make sure to get the Satchel Salad & add feta cheese. To die for!!!
Sunday, we had lunch at Moe's & then went to see...
which, isn't normally my kind of movie, but I think we all really enjoyed it, and it's hard to please an 11 yr old boy & and 18 yr old girl at the same time. I didn't even freak out that we only got there 5 minutes before showtime...I'm usually there AT LEAST 30 minutes early.
A good weekend was had by all~
except for Jordan, who is still nursing her ankle injury. :( She'll be home tonight & will hopefully get to play later this week when high school districts start. It kills her to be sitting on the sideline and when she ain't happy, ain't no one happy. You know I'm praying for a quick recovery.
Monday, January 12, 2009
A few months ago, my baby just started randomly shutting itself down while I was using it. I think it's overheating. Today has been particularly rough... I'm trying to scan my grandmother's old photos for the family & it shut itself down 4 times in a row. About an hour ago, I came up with this solution & (knock on wood), so far it seems to be working...
that's a container of ice placed right behind the fan. :) Ghetto Fabulous!!!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
So anyway, tonight, at around 8:30 or so, I'm driving home from (surprise! surprise!) Jordan's (crapfest of a) soccer game with Ben in the car. I pull into our neighborhood (the big one)... and am driving along, imagining the beautiful glass of red wine I'm going to enjoy when I get there. Out of the corner of my eye I think I see a boy, about Ben's age, splayed on the grass next to the curb... it looked like he had been a victim of a hit & run. Now, it took a few seconds to register this, then debate whether to a) keep driving & call 9-1-1, saving my son from seeing anything that might scar him for life or b) turn around, help the kid & call 9-1-1. I made a split-second decision & turned around. I didn't see the kid. So I went home thinking I had just imagined it.
I go home & start making dinner. About 20 minutes later, Michael & Jordan come home. He had given her a ride to the school to get her car, then they drove home separately. I guess when Jordan got out of her car, she ran to Michael's car, practically in tears, telling him she had seen a kid on the side of the road. So they got into Michael's car to see if they could help... surprise! surprise! The kid was gone. So they come in & start to tell me the story & I finished it for them.
When each of us had turned around, we noticed an older teenager climbing over a hill leading to one of the apartment complex. Apparently, he & the young kid were in cahoots playing a HORRIBLE prank! Who the hell would THINK to do such a thing? I 'm stunned & appalled! I wonder how many people DID call 9-1-1?! Scary stuff, I tell ya!
The one good thing to come out of this is that I had to have an extra glass of wine tonight, to calm my nerves *wink*.
First of all, I have to say...GO GATORS!!! National Champions! Woohoo! I got nervous there for awhile, but in the end
Superman Timmy & the boys pulled it off. Megan was watching the game on campus at the OConnell Center, I haven't heard from her yet this morning, but I'm anxious to find out just how exciting it was on campus last night. What a thrilling time to be a Florida Gator!
Now, on to the exciting news I hinted at yesterday... Remember back in August when I told you about Jordan being selected to participate in the Interregional Event in Coral Springs? Well, when I checked my email yesterday afternoon, I found this letter...
Thankfully, Jordan's birthday gift from my SIL had come in the mail yesterday, so when she got home (in a bad mood, I might add) I told her that her gift from Aunt Amy was on the table...
btw...when she came back down to earth, Jordan opened the gift from Amy... a Burberry pouch wallet that Amy just bought on her New Year's trip to London. Jordan loved it & can't wait to bring it back to EUROPE! :)
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Stay tuned tomorrow for some exciting news about one of the Beth's Blog Bunch!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Anyway, Madame President lives in the next neighborhood over & thankfully, she agreed to let 2 of her kids be Ben's guinea pigs. I really like all of MP's kids, Kasey is the year between Megan & Jordan & played on a competitive team that Jordan occasionally guest played for, back in the day. Rachael & Erin were the "guinea pigs"... Rachael is Ben's age, is highly competive & is a soccer player (duh?) & Little Erin reminds me a lot of Ben, really sweet natured (although he may have saved himself, because I really think that he has actually embraced soccer & seems to enjoy playing, which I never thought Ben did)...they were great guinea pigs & I was so grateful they were able to participate. :)
But, Trevor, OH TREVOR! Oh my, what a cutie! He developed quite a little crush on Jordan during the 1/2 hour they were here. I so wish I would have thought to grab my camera, because he was so cute playing hide & seek with her & he told her he loved her & insisted on getting one last hug from her before they left. I could seriously eat that kid with a spoon! Jordan was pretty smitten with his 2-year old self too...
Anyway, thanks again, MP. Let me know when I can repay the favor...
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Remember on New Year's Day when we were going to have that yummy Oatmeal Cake Megan made at your house? Remember when I put it under the broiler to brown the yummy coconut topping? Remember when flames were shooting out of my oven & my house was full of smoke? Remember how Megan had made the cake in your brand spanking new cake pan?
I owe you a new cake pan.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
- Shopping trip w/ Mom & Meg
- Baking Marathon
- Carpet installation
- High School Soccer Tournament
- Jordan's BFF's visit
- Visit with old soccer friends
- Day trip to Miami to watch J's BFF play
- We had Michael's family over to watch the crapfest that was the Buc's game
- Disney Soccer Tourney
- New Year's Eve
- "Christmas" w/ my parents on New Year's Day
- More Disney Soccer Tourney
- Trip to Pediatric After Hours for X-Ray on Jordan's ankle (just a strain, THANK GOD!!!)
- Jordan's Bday
Megan heads back with her boyfriend around noon tomorrow, Michael goes back to work Monday, the kids start school on Tuesday... Real life is slowly but surely going to catch up with us again. *sigh*