Monday, September 26, 2011

Breaking News

Smalltown, USA - In what can only be described as a tragedy, a number of Smurfs appear to be victims of a hit and run in Smalltown, a suburban neighborhood near Laurieville. An anonymous tip from Linnea L., of Smalltown, led authorities to the scene of the crime.

Authorities say there are no suspects in custody at this time. However, a source close to the investigation told Laurieville affiliate, WLJM-TV, that police have identified two persons of interest. Investigators have also interviewed a witness who reported overhearing a comment "and for the record, those Smurfs had it coming...I mean...they were already an ink blot before I got to them".

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Hurray, it’s Hobbit Day!

*spoiler alert ahead*

A little side story. Back in 2001, I saw a preview for a fantasy movie … Lord of the Rings. I didn’t know anything about it other than what the preview showed. Looked like a lot of Dungeons and Dragons, elves, wizards… things my husband and I both enjoyed. I had never heard of the book, much less read it. I tried once to listen to The Hobbit on tape (you young-uns know what a tape is?) but it had too many different voices and I couldn’t get through it.

So, Dave and I went to see this Lord of the Rings movie. It had me at “The world is changed.” They kept me at this hottie…

And this hottie…

I sat totally enthralled for 178 minutes. Waiting for Frodo to throw the ring into Mt. Doom. Crying, nay, SOBBING, for Frodo “So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All you have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to you.” Sobbing as Sam chases after Frodo, “I made a promise, Mr. Frodo. A promise! ‘Don’t you leave him, Samwise Gamgee.’ And I don’t mean to. I don’t mean to.”

And then, as Frodo and Sam ponder the fate of the others before they themselves head to Mordor, the credits start rolling. WHAT THE %$*@ ??? I turned to my husband, incredulous. What? I demanded. And as casual as if saying the sky was blue, he said, “There’s three of them.” Meaning three movies. Looking at me like, you didn’t know?

Thus, my love affair with Middle Earth began.

And today, on Hobbit Day, I would like to thank the hobbits for saving Middle Earth. As the King of Gondor said to them, “My friends, you bow to no one.”

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


WARNING: Gratuitous "First Day of Kindergarten For Rachel" pics ahead for the grandparents and the one uncle who reads this blog (you know who you are :) ... and maybe I'll get a real post in soon. But first, I must fill out 83 forms with my name, address and who to contact in case of emergency... I think it would be easier to get this tattooed to their butts. Honestly!!

Happy September, ya'll!

Friday, September 2, 2011

'ello, handsome....

Unless you are following me on Pinterest, nothing to see here. Move along.

*taken at the Westin in Grand Cayman ...