Blonde moment

And the silver spoon.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Stupidest Movie

And yet it is a sign that I’m doing better. I *really* don’t like Adam Sandler. Perhaps I lost my junior high sense of humor, but there you go. And I don’t know if I have seen a Drew Berrymore movie since E.T. This weekend, however, I watched “50 First Dates” on TV. It is a pretty stupid movie. Drew Berrymore looses her ability to form short term memories in a car accident, meets Adam Sandler, and they start dating, but he has to introduce himself every day. Then they get married and, well, he still has to introduce the situation every morning. It is hilarious, and full of warm fuzzy feelings, and I have not been in the mood to watch this type of movie since, well, a long time.

Do you know how long it has been since I’ve watched a warm fuzzy movie? I haven’t watched Anne or “Pride and Prejudice” or (as guilty as this makes me feel because Josh bought this specifically so I would watch it when he was gone) “Phantom” since October.

So, do you know what I’m going to do next weekend? OK, I mean besides get an oil change and go to the farmers market with mom and chat with Josh? Yeah, I’m going to watch some Anne. Maybe some “P and P…” Oooo, and maybe I’ll paint my toe nails while watching said girl movies.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Best looking man in Iraq

Yeah, that good looking man named Josh, he's mine! Best looking thing I've seen since March! I've watched it 5 times already! He's sooooo cute! Now I have a video to watch all the time until next spring!

Thanks to Fox Sports Net and the Minnesota Twins!

The Supermen and Wonder Women who save us

This weekend we celebrate our independence from the British Empire. We remember the great words that define our nation, “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, and are endowed by their creator certain inalienable rights, the right of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness;” “We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, ensure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty…” “Ask not what our country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” “I have a dream…” and the list of great words goes on and on.

This weekend we should also remember the supermen and wonder women who don’t particularly say anything great or meaningful, the supermen and wonder women who serve in the militia. Sure the guys in the professional military is great, but the Minute Men of old, the people who spend most of their time at a civilian job, those who we currently call the National Guard and the Reserve, are part of what make this country great.

As a country, we expect these supermen and wonder women to be part of our military’s rotation to foreign locations, including war. We expect them to be prepared to fight fires, floods, clean up after tornadoes, hurricanes and other national disasters. We expect them to provide order to riots. And we also expect them to guard our southern boarder. Sometimes they are apart from their families for eighteen months. All of this, and we expect them to keep civilian jobs.

Instead of calling them “Weekend Warriors” and other such terms, we should call them our safety net. When our nation undergoes crisis or needs an extra helping hand, they are the ones we turn to. Thanks, heroes!