I just watched Uncle Buck for the first time, and I loved it! I had to watch it again the next day... It's laugh out loud funny, it's moving, the cast is phenomenal, and the bangin' soundtrack is the icing on the cake! (Unfortunately I've searched from here to Timbuktoo to find it, and then finally realized it was never made).
Here's a tribute song to Uncle Buck, my song of the day, by Hugh Harris. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do...
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Matt and I finally signed up with Netflix, after deliberating for, well... years, really. So far, so good. The movies arrive very quickly, and it prevents us from scratching our heads in front of the walls of DVDs at those movie stores. We've just been two kids in a candy store on the Netflix website, where we search all the movies we love or will come to love. We've rented some old-school movies that takes us on a stroll down memory lane, and we have been very impressed with a few flicks that we never caught in the theater, (or weren't willing to pay $20 bucks for)! Here's just a few we've received by mail, that are worth a noting...
1. Hero (2004) We had seen this before, and I was still in awe at the film's beauty and depth. Those COLORS!!!
2. Persepolis (2008) A foreign animated film that was an Oscar nominee. I would own this one. It was eye-opening.
3. Never Cry Wolf (1983) A classic "outdoors experience" from the 80's. Has a documentary style, and I love the narration and that it's based on a true story.
4. Mac n' Me (1988) Ok, I moved this up on the list, cuz I was dying to see that adorable little big-eyed, puffy cheek alien. It was completely cheesy and completely perfect to poke fun at. :)
5. The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) I literally just finished watching this one. This movie is FANTASTIC! It's moving. It's funny. It's true detail to the lives of gamers. Another one I would definitely add to the collection.
I would highly recommend all but #4... unless you come from the Roe family and want to laugh at the movie we used to adore as kids!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
A few of you may know about my avid toy collecting hobby. (Not for kids)! However, most of you may not. It's a fairly new hobby I picked up less than 2 years ago while living in Tucson. It all started with my first intro to the Uglydoll by designers David Horvath and Sun-Min Kim. Since then, I have started on my growing collection of vinyl and plush. I have such toys in my collection as:
Rolitoboy, Malfi by Friends With You, Brobee by Kidrobot, Munny by Kidrobot, Franky and The Bride by Monster Theater, Pig Dog by Tim Biskup, Bradley and Gordon by Monster Factory, Sailor Babo by Uglydoll, Guella by Evil Skaters, Nyanpan by Hanpanda, Lollipop Colored Goth Girl by Toy Mizna, a Troglodyte, Prudence and Pear by Christina Gordon, Can-Can Cat Blythe... among others. I surfed the web to see what kinds of toys are on the market these days, and I was overwhelmed with the inventory. Literally thousands of different versions and designs, by thousands of designers from all over the globe. I am now quite familiar with most of the sites that sell collector's toys. Here are just a few: yoyashop.com, fugitivetoys.com, toytokyo.com, kidrobot.com, earthx.com, but, really, the list goes on. And on. And on. I had no idea there was such a craze for Asian vinyl, Western vinyl, plush, etc.
I recently ordered Stolle's Tricycle Terror, Pip and Norton, Princess Molly by KennysWork, and Mugs Bunny (sad face version) by Luke Chueh. And I am about to order the Original version of the 10" Molly the Painter. She is A-DOR-A-BLE! I know I have a lot of life left to live, so it doesn't make my wish list seem so overwhelming... :)
One day, I will be passingmy collection down to my children and grandchildren. It pleases me to think how they will surely get a kick out of them.
Friday, August 15, 2008
This is an older picture of my little bug lover, Robert and me. He was totally T-O'd with me after a cicada flew into my hair and I frantically waved it away as I screamed, "EEEEEWWW! I HATE those things!" Robert had witnessed the whole thing and was so offended that I could say such a thing. (Hence the scowl). He adores every kind of bug, great or small. I tried to reason with him, but he diligently explained how it's not nice to hate a bug, even a gigantic, buzzing beetle with wings.
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I was standing beside the man of my dreams. We were dressed up for a very significant and unforgettable experience. It was special, simple, and beautiful. We laughed. We cried. We embraced. We entwined our fingers together, never wanting to separate. We stood side by side, exchanging our vows and completely and utterly in love.
I have come to love Matt more with each passing year, as much as I would have thought my love for him then could not possibly grow any more...
I am so blessed to have a patient, understanding man to stand by my often impatient, misunderstanding side. I am blessed beyond words. He has become my hero, and my strongest friend.
I am happy to know that Matt loves me for who I was then, and for who I am changing into with every new day. We can both look to a bright future together with faith and hope, and we know we can live our best life as long as we do it together.
I respect this man that comes home to me every evening. He is so committed to me, more so than I think I really deserve. I admire his reason behind most everything he does; It seems he never leaves me out of the reason why he does anything. I often give him the strength he needs to accomplish anything. He tells me I'm his everything.
Matt is often quiet when it comes to expressing his feelings about me, but I'm learning how to read the love and his kind thoughts that lies behind his beautiful eyes. He no longer has to struggle to explain- all I have to do is read his face. It's wonderful to have been able to know this man long enough to read him without words.
Matt is my world. He is my joy and my laughter, my hope and my prayer.
Being with Matt is very freeing for me, and I am thankful for his trust in me to never fly too far.
Happy 3 Years of marriage, Matt. I love you more than words.