Friday, June 27, 2008
Little Bear and I went to the talkies today; it was Bear's first time at a movie theater! She loved the whole experience, especially the shared Icee and popcorn. ( I shouldn't have had any popcorn--it tastes good, but movie theater popcorn always makes me ill--I think it's the oil they use)
The movie was.....wow. The message (can't believe they went there with a "kid's" movie but am so glad they did) was dark and timely and right smack dab on. Very, very good. It's not too dark for kids, but grown ups will get the darker stuff. A little touch that I loved: the credits rolled over a bunch of stills of the movie characters, done in various art styles--I saw Impressionism, sketch, Atari block-y ET/Pitfall style, tile mosaic, watercolor, etc....it was neat.
If you are thinking you want to see this movie, I encourage you to do so. I loved it, and so did she---it totally works on so many different levels. Pixar have truly outdone themselves.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
It's so much fun; try it. Click on a subject that interests you. You'll get addicted, I promise.
They just added a tennis section and I couldn't be happier about it. I've been reading tennis related blogs entries and articles all night. Tennis gossip is the best. And hey Justin Gimelstob--newsflash, you douchelord, as if Anna Kournikova would ever, ever have sex with you. I mean really. And you know he's so vicious about her because he has to hate her before she can say (or even think really hard) "I'd never sleep with you". He's totally that guy.
Friday, June 20, 2008
I know I'm gushing, but I can't help it. I'm super, really, extra proud of him.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I think this is so awesome. That word is overused, and I'm guilty of overusing it, too---but in this case, I really truly mean it. This is awesome.
Some of life's raw ingredients may have originated in space, says a new analysis of an Australian meteorite that adds more fuel to the controversial theory. Researchers discovered the organic molecules uracil and xanthine in the meteorite and confirmed they could not have formed on Earth.We have cousins out there, roaming amongst the stars. Molecules, sure, but who knows where else they've been seeded, and what those seeds have grown into? Shivers.
These molecules, called nucleobases, are precursors to DNA, a set of genetic instructions for organisms on Earth.
"Emergent life systems may have adopted nucleobases from meteoritic fragments for use in an early and primitive genetic material, enabling them to pass on their successful features to the next generations," said study leader Zita Martins of Imperial College London.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I got an email this morning informing me that an essay I wrote is in contention for a grand prize trip for 4 to either Disneyland or World. WOW! I pretty much entered on a whim. I really want to take Lila to Disneyland, so I've been entering any and all Disney trip sweeps that I can find. But, I usually stay away from essay contests because I feel like my writing skills are not up to par. Since this sweep was for a trip to Disney, I decided to give it a shot.
Here is the link to where the finalist entries will be posted, although they aren't up yet.
I know this is cliche, but honestly, I'm happy just to have been chosen as a finalist. It has built my confidence for essay contests and I think I'll be entering them more. That said.....think good thoughts that the judges pick me and I can take my kid to The Mouse House!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Phil Pfister, king among men. Or something. He's a World's Strongest Man dude, and he's hardcore.
I highly, highly recommend watching a World's Strongest Man marathon on a lazy weekend day. It's the cure for what ails you, especially if what ails you is a hangover. (Greasy food helps, too. )
Phil Pfister, master of the Fingle Fingers and the keg toss. My hat is off to you, sir.
Oh my god I love these! They are so, so cute. I bought the brain cell one for a friend who just got her MBA, and I so wish that I had a reason to buy a whole array of them, for myself or as a gift for someone else. I want them all.
The fat cell plushie is so apropos for me....
Yes! Block Party!