Monday, April 30, 2007

Busy Weekend....What did I accomplish??

Well.....I wish I could report that the Sox kicked some major Angel butt....but no! A week after pitching a No-No against the Texas Rangers, Buehrle gave up 9 hits (including back-to-back homers in the 3rd!) in a 5 - 2 loss. The biggest disappointment of the day was that Jim Thome re-injured himself on Saturday and didn't even get to play Sunday! My son was pretty heartbroken about it because he spent all Saturday making signs for Thome. Of course, it was Kid's Day at the ballpark. Not only did the Chad and Bella get some really cool baseball cards when they got there, after the game they got a chance to run the bases! The day was beautiful and even though the Sox lost, we still had a lot of fun!!



Out of my HUGE list from Thursday, what did I get accomplished??? Well, I did finish Absurdistan. A review will be forth coming.....after I think about the book a bit. I ALMOST finished The Blue Zone. Should have that one done tonight. A surprisingly good thriller so far!!
  • Although I didn't get all 3 Netflix movies finished, we did watch Deja Vu with Denzel Washington and Val Kilmer. Very Good!! Complicated and little confusing at times, I really ended up enjoying it!! Denzel is the MAN!!
  • I got a few loads of laundry done. Not the whole pile, but a good start!!
  • I didn't run out of caffeine!! Made my way to the grocery store to stock up on the essentials.....Diet Pepsi, bread, cheese and milk!!
  • Finished all Bella's Books!!
  • Got out ALL the girl's spring and summer clothes and packed up most of the winter stuff and everything that is too small.
  • Now....the rest of the cleaning kind of fell by the wayside!! The bathroom in the upstairs is now clean, but the rest of the top floor STILL needs dusted and vacuumed. And Chad didn't come close to finishing his room. The bathroom downstairs still needs cleaned and I didn't even consider cleaning out the frig!

All in all I got a lot done!! But here is the reason I didn't finish my entire To-Do list:

Mike and I went to see Hot Fuzz Friday night. Oh man. What a FUN movie!! Simon Pegg and Nick Frost are absolutely HILARIOUS together. If you haven't heard of this movie, it's by the same guys (and STARS the same guys) as the British zombie movie "Shaun of the Dead". It's basically a spin on every Buddy Action movie ever made!! Simon Pegg plays Officer Nicholas Angel of the London police. He gets to be SO good at his job, he is given a "promotion" - a reassignment to a small country village called Sanford. (He is making the London office look bad....his arrest record is 400% higher than the closest officer!) Sanford just happens to be one of the safest towns around. He ends up partnered with Danny, Sanford's Chief Inspector's son. He is rather bumbling and naive, but he has watched a lot of American Action movies!! But while Sanford's Crime rate is incredibly low, it seems the "accident" rate is rather high!! If you are a fan a British humor and cheesy action movies, I HIGHLY recommend this one!!

I guess that's it for now....Later!!

10 comments:

Chris said...

Sounds like a busy, but fun weekend! Glad to see you got so much done :)

I can't wait to see Hot Fuzz. I loved Shaun of the Dead, and this one looks great!

Carl V. said...

Going with a friend to see Hot Fuzz tonight and expect to throw up a review afterwards. It looks like alot of fun and am glad to hear you had a great experience with it.

Gentle Reader said...

I've been dying to see Hot Fuzz since I heard a bunch of good reviews on the radio. So glad you liked it. It's hard for me (three kids, babysitting is expensive) to get to the movies, but my husband and I will try to get to this one...

Stephanie said...

Chris and Carl - Go see it!! If you liked Shaun of the Dead, you will love this one!! Some people might not like the British humor, but I thought it was excellent!! A little slow in the beginning, but just plain fun!

Gentle reader - I have 3 kids too! Got lucky and Grandma watched them! It really was fun. Worth the effort!

Matt said...

I really want to see Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, I've heard they are both excellent. I also have Deja Vu on my Netflix cue. I'm interested to see what you thought of Absurdistan.

kookiejar said...

Ha! I saw "Hot Fuzz" this weekend too. That was awesome! I never really appreciated Timothy Dalton before, but he was terrific in this. I love Simon Pegg.

Literary Feline said...

I can't say I was sorry to see the Angels win, but I am sorry that Jim Thome was hurt and couldn't play, especially for your son's sake. Luck always has it that the players I want to see rarely play in the games I attend. I don't know if we'll make it to any games this year--I've yet to attend an Angels game and that might be fun.

I can't wait to read your review of Aburdistan. The author came across as hilarious when he spoke at the LA Times Festival of Books, and very intelligent as well. I'm looking forward to reading his book. I love satire. Anyhow, I look forward also to reading your review!

Maggie said...

LOVED Shaun of the Dead and I can't wait for Hot Fuzz to hit the South! :D

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a.book.in.the.life said...

I am so glad you loved Hot Fuzz, I have a thing for Simon Pegg- he is lovely! Have you seen the TV show Spaced he did, thats great too!