Saturday, June 10, 2006

Posting for the Sake of Posting (look out for rambling)

It's been far too long since I've posted. Since then, I've thought of several things to post about, but either they take too much work (posting pictures) or I forget by the time I'm at a computer. So for now, you'll just have to be happy with a random post.

Last night, Jon and I went to our favorite Mexican restaurant, Mexico Real (thank you, Karen D for telling us about it!). It's one of those family-owned places with really good salsa. I love it. Anyway, it turns out that every Thurs-Sat evening, there are two musicians who walk around the restaurant singing and playing classical Spanish guitar. I was so excited! I watched the two men meander from table to table, singing in that beautiful harmony of Spanish music. By the end of our meal, the duet had made their way only a couple of tables away. I watched as they turned toward us. One looked at his watch, and I was afraid they were done for the evening. But they weren't! With a smile, they approached our table and asked if we had any requests. Coming up blank for any Spanish songs, Jon instead requested a romantic song (he's a smart one!). They proceeded to play and sing a beautiful song. It just made my day. So much fun! I want to go there every weekend!

Jon and I have seen several movies lately. Here are my reviews:
Over the Hedge: Very good! Unlike Ice Age 2, there were no hidden "adult" jokes. I laughed all the way through. Stay for the credits.

Cars: Very good as well! Pixar did its signature short film at the beginning, which was enjoyable. The animation was amazing, the moral was good, and it was just funny. Stay for the credits on this one as well. And then stay a little longer, because there's a little bit at the end after all the credits have rolled.

Cellular: Okay, this was false advertising at its worst. I thought the movie was going to be scary. It turned out to be about some guy that could have been in high school that needed to grow up to impress his girlfriend. It was so stupid. The real-life documentary on dirty cops in the extras was far more interesting. And William H. Macey did a great job.

Fun with Dick and Jane: Not really very good. Some parts were funny, but it wasn't worth the time spent to watch it.

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: Actually quite good. I'd heard that if you wanted to watch a weird movie, then this one was the one to see. And that was true, but I liked it. Admittedly, I like the more "artsy" films that some people don't like, and this falls under that category. I thought the idea behind it was very good: you can erase your memories, but it doesn't mean you won't make the same decisions later, and you lose out for not having those memories. It's rated R for language, no nudity.

The DaVinci Code: Surprisingly disappointing. For the big-name cast, I was very disappointed at the film. It was awkward and felt like it was being forced along. The music was stale--nothing to convey the intensity of the story. The acting wasn't even that good. Just a s0-so movie.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding: Well, I've seen this one lots of times, but I did watch it this week, so it goes on the list. This is a must-see for anyone who hasn't seen it. And if you're in the mood for a chick flick, it's a really great movie. The people are so normal in it. It's one of the few movies I've seen where the lead actress wears an outfit more than once. Family is important, faith is important, and love is a commitment. What a great movie. Also, if you're planning a wedding, this is the best movie to watch to get the right perspective. Tulah was my constant reminder to not worry about the details of the wedding.

Well, that's it for the movies. Anything else random...? Oh, I just tried Blue Bell Wedding Cake ice cream. It was pretty good. I could have done without the vanilla wafers (is that supposed to be like cake or something?) but the rest was good.

That's all for now. Maybe next time I'll take the time to post some pictures. :)


  1. I loved Over the Hedge too. I love to see kids movies anytime they are out. Dave calls is research!

  2. They're still too funny for me to consider them research. Does that mean I've got the mindset of a 3rd grader? I won't be truly grown up until I think animated movies are silly. I warned Jon that I might laugh all the way through, and sure enough, I started cracking up even before the 3rd graders did. It probably should have been embarassing, if I had stopped laughing long enough to notice.

    Poor Jon...I'm surprised he even takes me to movies anymore. :)

  3. Ahh my friend...that is called love. And that is why Jon and Joe love us! Someone has to loosen those men up a bit. What's the world with out childish laughter? What's the world without a little silliness? What's the world without a good, quality snort??

  4. Here in this country that we are in, instead of windex, the cure-all of every Greek problem, they use olive oil. Our little eleven month old cutie pie friend bonked his head while playing and what did the dear sweet native maid rush to start pouring on his head...olive oil! Then he started crying not because it hurt, but because his eye was caked with olive oil and it was running all down his face!

  5. Hmmm... let's see, movies... we saw X-Men 3 recently. It was OK. Good action flick. Not the best of the trilogy, though. (I hear they're coming out with prequels!)

    This isn't a movie... but I found myself watching the Beverly Hillbillies in my boredom yesterday. I forgot how fun that show is. Just good clean fun.

  6. Wow, Lydia... do you realize you've been bloggin for a year?

  7. Yeah, I do realize that. You know why? Because I've been in Ft. Worth a year now! I've been at Wedgwood for a year. Friday's almost a year old! It was a year ago that I had nothing to do but apply for jobs, so I started a blog! Crazy, huh?