Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Top Ten Tuesday

Ten things that helped lift the funk a little this weekend:

1. Seeing Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. I have been waiting for what seems like forever for this to come out. My friend C and I had a no kids, movie, appetizers and beer day on Saturday and it was awesome. I made the mistake of re-re-reading the book right before seeing it though, and that made the changes a little more glaring. I mean – there are always book to movie changes, especially when the book and so much crammed into it. And I am fine with most of the changes/omissions (although a few leave me wondering about how they will handle certain storylines in the next one). But there are a couple of things that bugged me. I won’t spoil it in case you haven’t seen it yet (or even give a shit), but there was something added that wasn’t in the book, something taken out of the book and a couple things changed from the book that I felt didn’t really make sense. If you’ve seen it, you’ll probably know what I am talking about. I can’t wait to discuss it with someone else (C hadn’t read the book).

2. Mr b taking the boy and a friend to see Nickelback. I’m not sure why this cheered me up, but I think it had to do with the fact that a) the boy loved it, b) mr b was the one carting kids around for once, c) mr b (and not me) was the one waiting in the lines of death when they didn’t open the gates until over an hour later than promised, d) mr b (and not me) had to be the one to react to the boob-flashing, e) mr b (and not me) was the one that had to sit though 3 bands that he hated, and f) the boy loved it.

3. Beer

4. My teeny little grape tomatoes are finally starting to ripen. I don’t even eat tomatoes, but I am usually a green thumb fail, so yay me. Plus, the girl loves them and is thrilled.

5. Chocolate chocolate chip cheesecake ice cream.

6. Joining the Disney Photo Challenge group on flickr. I am having so much fun with this. I don’t even care that I only got one vote so far. It’s my Happy Place and it’s cheering me up.

7. Watching old episodes of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. This show is fucking funny. Those who prefer highbrow, intelligent comedy, are uber PC, or are easily offended should definitely not watch. But the rest of us assholes? Must See TV.

8. My kids greeting each other with big hugs after a night apart. I will pretend that the “Stop it, No you stop it, You’re a butthead, No you are” follies didn’t start up shortly after said hugs.

9. Kay and Ray’s obnoxiously expensive, yet exceedingly delicious, Dark Potato Chips

10. Did I mention beer?

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Anonymous said...

1. I have heard the same. I haven't seen it yet (OMG I know, fan fail) but it comes out at IMAX tonight at the Mills so hopefully this week. I will let you know. I did not reread. And I'd also like to know how the story will work if they left that much out, and split Deathly Hollows into 2 movies. After so much is missing from Half Blood Prince and Order of the Phoenix, is there enough left in Deathly Hollows to require splitting it? Or will it get left in Deathly Hollows, letting it make absolutely no sense to people who saw Half Blood Prince but didn't read the books? Ya. OK, I'll see it first. =D

4. No fair! Mine are still green! I'll have to live vicariously through you for a few more days. We have grape, cherry and a pink hybrid that I haven't killed yet, er, am waiting to turn red.

Princess Consuela Bananahammock said...

I'm wondering where I can find me some chocolate chocolate chip cheescake ice cream. That sounds FANTASTIC!

I just can't bring myself to watch the HP movies. I've read the books so many times that it disturbs me when I see how the movie makers destroy the story line. *sigh*

Wish I could've gone to see Nickelback. :)

Nap Warden said...

I'm totally jealous you got to see Harry Potter. I never get out to see movies:(