Sunday, January 9, 2011

A movie review

My husband and I have a Netflix account; he really enjoys streaming war movies. Our movie collection contains at least one movie on every war that was ever fought. We have the Civil War, WWI and WWII, the Korean War, all the wars that John Wayne fought in, we even have 300 which is the story of the Battle of Thermopylae (truth be told, I enjoyed this one - did you ever see so many hunky men in one movie?) I, on the other hand, like all the seasons of Monk, The Rockford Files, and quirky little movies that I never would have seen if I weren't browsing the Netflix Instant Watch list. My newest find was a little gem called "Bottle Shock" with Alan Rickman, Bill Pullman, and Dennis Farina. It's the story of the Napa Valley we know today with wonderful B&Bs and wine tasting. I never realized that the Napa Valley wasn't always a destination. But, you watch the movie. Then, come back and tell me how you liked it. I'm willing to watch 100 so so films just to find you that one little jewel that you will talk about for days. Just ask Ruthann. I practically forced her to watch it in the middle of our "Life of Mammals" with Sir David Attenborough. Now she wants to watch it again. That's the power of a good film - it stays with you - like biscuits and gravy.

Shhhhhhhhhhh. Don't tell my hubby, but this is his Valentine's Day card. If you're looking for some cool digital images, you could do worse than Make It Crafty. Zoe has some of the best backgrounds for Magnolia stamps I've ever seen. She has a twisted sense of humor and I really like that! Check her out, you won't be sorry you did. Do you love this face? I guess that's a backfire. There are two more images with cupid in them, all three are as cute as the dickens. I don't know which tickles me more, the expression on his face or his underpants. So, here's my 'brief' Valentine.

Paper: Stash; Stamp: Make It Crafty Digi Cupid; Cricut Happily Ever After Cartridge; Cloud 9 Design Hearts; Sizzix Swirly Hearts Embossing Folder; Copics: [Skin E000, E00, R20, RV10, B0000][Hair Y00, Y11, Y35, Lemon Spica][Wings R81, R83, N0][Arrow R29, T1, T2, R27, R29, Spica Lipstick][Bow E55, E57][Underpants R46, Spica Garnet] Computer Generated Sentiment

I wonder: Yesterday I saw an advertisement for the best knife ever created. It was a ceramic knife that could cut a flagpole in half and still gently cut hot bread - never needs sharpening - ever. Wow! It normally sold for $200.00 but just because they love me, it was $19.99. In fact, they love me so much, they were going to send me two of them for the same price, just add separate shipping and handling. What a deal. What I wonder is: who are these people and why do they like me so much that they're willing to lose $380.00 to send me the 2 of the best knives in the world? Is anybody else suspicious? Am I the only one?


  1. He is going to love this card, It made me smile, brilliant image coloured perfectly.
    Kevin xx

  2. Thanks for commenting on my card. Love the "a great big bag of nuthin'" - might be a new card idea!
    I'm going to have to check out a few of the movies you mentioned. I always have something on while I'm making cards.
    I think the gem I found not too long ago was "Paperclips". Love your comment on the "all the wars John Wayne" fought husband is also a John Wayne nut. I can watch a John Wayne flick I draw the line at Clint Eastwood Westerns...he has to go the family room ALONE to watch those!
    Your blog is great! I'll be popping in from time to time!

  3. This is super cute Cindy.. I am sure your hubby will going to love it :).
    I found you on Feline blog.. Sorry about the late visit :). I am a new follower to your blog.
    Hugs, Neeti