Friday, October 20, 2006


Keep the eggs off the keyboard

I am posting this from the kitchen, that may not seem huge to you but it is for me. You see my dad sent Christmas early in the form of a really nice laptop. So now I am wired with out running to the 3rd floor of the house and praying that the kids won't start World War III while I am gone. Thanks dad for bringing the world to our school room, helping me keep in touch more easily and making it possible for Paul to blog at the Kitchen table while I do dishes and talk to him. (now if only I can get him to do the dishes while I blog, Hummm).

Monday, October 02, 2006


A Movie To C-R-Y For

OK, I admit it I like some pretty "non-high brow" movies. For example I love movie musicals, like 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Singing in the Rain , and Brigadoon. There are also a couple of movies (It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas) that I will pull out and watch (no matter the time of year) when I want a movie that I know will make me cry even though I already know the ending. Saturday night I added another movie to that list, Akeelah and the Bee.

Who would have thought that a movie about a little girl trying to win a spelling bee could be so enjoyable and riveting and family friendly. I really enjoyed this movie and recommend it to you. Lets put it this way, when my friend Cheryl called to talk (we hardly ever get a chance to talk) I was anxious to get back to the movie. The ending made me cry and after watching the extras I went back and watched the last two scenes again just so I could cry again. Ok, its not perfect, some of the characters are written in an overly large or stereotypical manner and you could argue that some parts of it are predictable but its still going on my list of movies I could watch repeatedly. It is also great that it is a family friendly/share it with your kids kind of movie. You could start some good conversations about a number of topics like friendship, teasing, goals, obedience, education, honesty etc. after watching this movie.
Orson Scott Card has a great review which is what made me want to see it.

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