Monday, October 29, 2007

BAH Boston


Stupid Red Sox.

I still love the Rockies. They had a tremendous season!

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

*Insert whine here*

So for like four years I've had a bad tooth. Waves of pain would come and go...I would combat it with Listerine and all would be good for a few months. Collin's been bugging me to get it looked at but I have a phobia about dentists...I'm positive they'll kill me. Needless to say I've just been living with this bad tooth.

It's the next to last tooth on the right's been falling apart slowly. It ain't pretty.

SO! About three weeks ago my tooth was hurting and Collin decided it was time and made an appointment for me with his dentist, Dr. Webb. He said everyone there was super nice, very cool and definitely did not have murder in the hearts or their dentist drills. He said the appointment would be for x-rays and cleaning only and that they would just let me know what needed to be done with my bad tooth. I could handle that.

Dana, the dental assistant (she was sooooo sweet) started looking around and taking x-rays. She was aghast when she saw my back tooth and said it would need to come out. She brought Dr. Webb in and he looked at it and said, "It needs to come out. Wanna do it now?"


They were serious. Suddenly I was getting numbing shots and shuffled over to another room to get the tooth yanked. OH MY GOD! I was shaking from head to toe, I couldn't control it. Dr. Webb started probing around, "becoming one with my tooth" he said with a smile. It was decided that the tooth was so far gone there was nothing to grab a hold of in the middle so he had to split the tooth and pull it out in two pieces.

Out came the drill.

During the extraction of the first half I felt pain so they gave me 2 more shots -- that made 6 all together. The 2nd half came out without a hitch and when the Dr said "all done" I replied, "Seriously?" So it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be and now I have nothing else to worry about. I just took a vicadin and I'm feeling no pain.

But a big thank you and sloppy kiss to Collin for sticking with me while I was scared to death!



Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Hey Jude

I can't wait for my end-of-month roundup to talk about this movie. Last week I saw Across The Universe and I do believe it is now my new favorite movie. It was amazing - visually, musically, story-wise - it was simply brilliant.

Director Julie Taymor used Beatles tunes to tell the story of Jude & Lucy and it was masterfully done. With the exception of Evan Rachel Wood (and the 3 cameos which I won't ruin the suprise of) I wasn't familiar with any of the actors but ended up loving them all. They all sing the songs in the movie and they're all great. Dana Fuchs, who plays Sadie, is my new musical hero. She's unbelievable...she sounds like Janis Joplin reincarnated. I highly recommend following the link to her site and watching her live video of Helter Skelter - she'll blow you away!

And GO SEE THIS MOVIE!!! Seriously.



Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Aw, hell yeah,baby!





Thursday, October 11, 2007

Famous Faces

Shanon sent me a link today where you can upload a picture of yourself and see what famous person you resemble. I ended up resembling Maura Tierney, which is a nice compliment....

I did Collin's just for fun and he was Jack Osbourne - ha!

So try it out and let me know who you resemble!!



Monday, October 08, 2007

You can be blase about some things, Rose, but not about Titanic!

Saturday, Collin, Derek, Heather and I went to Denver to see the Museum of Nature & Science's exhibit of the Titanic artifacts. I was so excited to go and to see who I would "be." What they do as you're entering the exhibit is present you with a "boarding pass" of an actual passenger. At the end, you get to see if you lived or died. My friend Christina & her sister went up a couple months ago and got to be Molly Brown and Madeline Astor. Just by looking at the names, they knew they survived.

My name was Mrs. Edith Peacock and I was traveling with my two small children, Treatseall and Alfred. My husband had arrived in America earlier but I had become ill and was unable to travel with him, hence our passage on Titanic. We were 3rd class passengers, steerage. I knew I was doomed.

Heather's passenger, also a 3rd class traveler, was a Swedish woman, Alma Palsson, and she had 4 children. They were going to America to join her husband in Chicago.

Collin was a 2nd class gentleman, Edgar Andrew, an 18 year old from Buenos Aires who was traveling to attend his brother's wedding in New Jersey.

Derek was a 1st class gentleman, a renowned tennis player going to attend Harvard. A Richard Williams II. Because of this little fact, Derek spoke in a "Harvard accent" most of the time.

The tour of the artifacts was cool...they had things like money (including a bill printed in Colorado Springs! Sadly, we weren't allowed to take pictures.), bottles, glasses, china, etc. They had a large piece of the hull and a piece of the ship that we were allowed to touch. That was exciting for me! I've touched the Titanic!!!

I was hoping for more artifacts, pictures and stories, but what I saw was great. At the end of the tour was a list of all passengers separated into the deceased and the survivors. Derek was the only one out of us four who lived. He said, "Of course I survived. I had a tee time I simply could not miss." If you follow the link about his guy, you'll find some interesting facts about Mr. Williams, including how he was threatened by a steward for "damaging White Star Line property" while trying to save a trapped passenger. This gave rise to the scene in the movie where Rose & Jack are reprimanded after breaking through a door.

All in all it was money well spent and I would go again. And I was very proud of myself for not breaking into movie lines at every turn!



Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Holy Holliday!

Can you believe that Rockies game? Holy cow! Now that was exciting! I'm not usually a big baseball fan but I always root for the home team and that was a great way to end that game! Now I haven't seen the highlights - I'm at work and had to follow the game on but I'm told there's a little controversy over whether or not Holliday actually touched the plate. I'll watch SportsCenter in the morning.

Anyway, on to the end of month festivities: Books & Movies! Once again, my reading was sparse.

27. The Golden Torc - Julian May This is the 2nd book in the Pliocene Exile series and it's very good. I've got two more to read after this one.

28. Mysteries of the Unexplained - Time/Life I love books like this and that's why this is the BOTM. Despite being published in 1982, it still had some great stories about ghosts, UFO's, disappearances, zombies, etc. Very entertaining reading.

However I stayed on par with my movie watching:

125. To Catch A Thief Cary Grant and Grace Kelly in a stylish thriller. This was a fun one.

126. Titanic I was working through the shutdown at work which meant I was the only one on my floor so I brought Jordyn's portable DVD player and some movies to keep me occupied. This was the first one - Collin had just bought the special edition for me with the alternate ending and all the special features. I can never get enough of this movie.

127. Because I Said So 2nd movie of the shutdown. Diane Keaton and Mandy Moore...I had heard bad things about this one but ended up really enjoying it.

128. The Patriot Movie #1 of Day 2 of the shutdown. I hadn't seen this movie since it came out and had forgotten how good it was. Jason Isaacs as the bad guy is too wonderful...he's got great bad guy eyes! And Adam Baldwin as the traitor...I was so disappointed in him! :)

129. Driving Lessons Movie #2 of Day 2. Third time I'd watched this one and I enjoyed it just as much.

130. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire I was still in my HP obsession phase and decided that this one might be my favorite. At least until HP & OOP comes out on DVD.

131. Hot Fuzz Dad was bored and asked to watch this. Who am I to say no?

132. After The Thin Man I loved this movie. William Powell and Myrna Loy were too stinking cute! I love their expressions and the dialogue...and all the drinking! And Jimmy Stewart was so young and SO good looking!

133. Cellular We had had this one from Netflix for a while and finally got around to watching it. It ended up being very good - we were tense throughout and rooting for Chris Evans. Jason Statham as the bad guy helps too!

134. Transporter 2 After seeing Jason Statham in Cellular, Collin decided I needed to see this one with him as the good guy. It's a "suspension of belief" movie but a lot of fun and a lot of action. The crazy chick with the guns and great shoes was awesome.

135. 3:10 To Yuma My MOTM. Mom and I went to the theatre to see this remake with Russell Crowe and Christian Bale and loved it. Can you get any cooler than Christian Bale?

136. An American Haunting This one was disappointing. It didn't scare me at all and I figured out the secret at the very beginning.

137. Next of Kin Lord, the movies you watch because you like an actor. Adam Baldwin was the bad guy in the cheese-packed Patrick Swayze vehicle. It was so incredibly cheesy I would have turned it off if AB hadn't been in it. Liam Neeson as a hillbilly is some weird casting....

138. A Chorus Line I love Terrance Mann, I can't say it enough. I loved him as Rum Tum Tugger in Cats and as Javare in Les Miserables but as Larry, the stage manager in this movie, he's adorable!! I loved this one so much I plan on watching it again this weekend!

139. Unaccompanied Minors Jordyn talked us into watching this and we went in hesitant. She's steered us wrong before (Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties) but this one was great. Very cute, good dialogue, three of the Kids In The Hall (including Kevin McDonald of Tallest fame) playing the "guards in the hall," and a good message. We're actually going to buy this one.

140. Crank If not for the Christian Bale western, this movie would have been tops last month. This was a fun ride, watching Jason Statham try to stay alive. Dwight Yoakum was a surpise cast member but he was awesome and Amy Smart, never one of my faves, was entertaining.

141. Clue Madeline Kahn was a genius in anything she did and as Mrs White, she didn't fail. Her line "I hated her so much that flames...flames...from the side of my face...." has always been a staple of mine. Maybe the movie isn't great but I love the cast - Tim Curry and Michael McKean especially. And the end line "I'm going home and sleep with my wife" always make me smile.

Go Rockies!!!

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