Monday, June 08, 2009

SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are 239films on this list.Copy this list, go to your own Facebook account, paste this as a note. Then, put x's next to the films you've seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom.
(x ) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
( ) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
( ) Starsky and Hutch
( ) Neverending Story
(x ) Blazing Saddles
( x) AirplaneTotal:7
() The Princess Bride
( ) Anchorman
() Napoleon Dynamite
( ) Labyrinth
() Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
(x) White Oleander
() Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates
() The Princess Diaries
() The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Total so far: 9

() Scream
() Scream 2
() Scream 3
(X) Scary Movie
() Scary Movie 2
() Scary Movie 3
() Scary Movie 4
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
() American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp

Total so far: 12

(x ) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
() Harry Potter 3
() Harry Potter 4
() Resident Evil 1
() Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
() Lilo & Stitch

Total so far: 15

() Finding Nemo
( ) Finding Neverland
( x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
() Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
(x) White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
() I, Robot
( ) Robots

Total so far: 20

(x ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
(x ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
(x ) Deep Impact
() KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
(x) Eight Crazy Nights
(x ) Joe Dirt
(x ) KING KONG (1933)

Total so far: 30

( ) A Cinderella Story
() The Terminal
() The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
() Final Destination
() Final Destination 2
() Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
() Flubber

Total so far: 31

( ) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x ) Practical Magic
( ) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
() Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
() I Am Sam
() The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards

Total so far:32

( x) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child's Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
() The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask

Total so far: 38

(x) Bad Boys
() Bad Boys 2
() Joy Ride
() Lucky Number Slevin
(x ) Ocean's Eleven
() Ocean's Twelve
( x) Bourne Identity
(x ) Bourne Supremecy
( x) Lone Star
( ) Bedazzled
( x) Predator I
() Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x ) Ice Age
() Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
() Curious George

Total so far: 45

(x) Independence Day
(x) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
(x ) Christine
(x) ET
( x) Children of the Corn
(x) My Bosses Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
(x ) Rush Hour 2

Total so far: 54

( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
() She's All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
() Mars Attacks
() Event Horizon
() Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
(x ) Big Trouble in Little China
( x) The Terminator
( x) The Terminator 2
( x) The Terminator 3

Total so far: 61

(x ) X-Men
(x ) X-2
( )X-3
(x) Spider-Man
( ) Spider-Man 2
() Sky High
(x ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
(x ) Catch Me If You Can
() The Little Mermaid
( x) Freaky Friday (1976)
( ) Reign of Fire
( ) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
(x) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2

Total so far: 71

() Swimfan
(x ) Miracle on 34th street
(x) Old School
() The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
() Krippendorf's Tribe
() A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
() Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old Virgin

Total so far: 74

(x ) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(x ) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(x ) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
( x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
( x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x ) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Total so far: 80

( )Baseketball
() Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
(x ) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
() American History X
( ) Three

Total so far: 82

( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
() Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic
() Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
(x ) Willard

Total so far: 84

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
(x ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
( ) Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
() 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
(x ) Waterworld

Total so far: 87

() Kill Bill vol 1
( ) Kill Bill vol 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
() Wolf Creek
( ) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness

Total so far: 87

(x ) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(X)Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones( ) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x ) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
( x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x ) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
( ) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
( ) Ewoks The Battle For Endor

Total so far: 92

(x) The Matrix
( ) The Matrix Reloaded
( ) The Matrix Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
( ) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal

Total so far: 94

(x ) Dirty Harry
(x ) Magnum Force
(x ) The Enforcer
(x ) Sudden Impact
() The Dead Pool
(x ) Every Which Way But Loose

Total so far: 99

(x ) The Blues Brothers
(x) Ferris Bueller's Day Off
() Rent
( x) Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
(x) The Untouchables

Total all together: 103

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails…

Becky & Billy


My sissy and I were the only children in our household for four years before we were blessed, again, with a brother. My “big brother” Billy came along and then the next year we got the baby, Tony.

As I’ve said in a previous post, sissy and I fought tooth and nail through most of our childhood. Well, brothers weren’t any different. (Maybe I’m suffering from some sort of ME syndrome?) My little brothers were horrendous! They would tattle on the least little thing…especially Tony. They went through all my school yearbooks and drew moustaches on all the cute guys; they were always loud and boisterous. Every time I had a date, they would hide and watch me – occasionally saying things like “kiss him Mara”, or “Mara and so & so sitting in a tree…” They were so embarrassing!

But, like my relationship with my sissy, we have since grown and now I do love my brothers’ soooo much!

Billy, my “big brother,” has really made me so proud. He and his wife, Becky, have bought some land and are working to get a new home on it. They have a really large family – Leigh Ann, Kitty and April (from Becky’s previous marriage,) Zack (from Billy’s previous marriage) and their little ones: Mason, Walker and Lessie. Billy works with concrete and builds the stuff that’s under sidewalks and such. Becky works part-time for the local school district substitute teaching. She also raises and sells some of the prettiest kitties’ I’ve ever seen. They’re called rag dolls and they’re so darling.

Tony (the baby) – which I nicknamed TJ de Bozo when we were small, is also someone I’m quite proud of. He works with my honey, doing upholstery. He just bought his first motorcycle a couple of weeks ago. So maybe we’ll be riding together soon. He has two sons, Billy and Dylan. Billy is attending college and Dylan just aced his algebra test at high school.

I am so blessed to have been able to grow up with these guys and the blessings continue because we’ve become closer and we all know we can depend on each other.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Carol; March 29, 1955 - March 31, 2009

Carol was a cousin, a mentor and a friend. She was bubbly and always had some comic comeback to everything anyone would say.

We all lived on the loop. She and, our cousin, Karen were always hanging out together. They were the ones mom and dad called when they needed a babysitter. When I was a small child, I was in awe of Carol and Karen. They were so grown up. They went to high school and basketball games and always had so much FUN. They listened to rock-n-roll records and hung out at my grandma's house.

Later, when I was a teenager, Carol lived with her mom. We would all hang out at her house, and every Friday and Saturday night we'd load up in her little pinto head out to cruise SW city. It was a teen ritual and Carol made sure we all got back home safely.

After I graduated, we sorta went our seperate ways...I would see her and her mom occassionally at the family get-to-gethers. I never knew her health was failing. She was always the same snappy comeback, bubbly Carol that I'd always loved.

I will miss her, but I'm praying that her pain has left and she's sitting at God's knee making him laugh until he cries.