Thursday, February 28, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

Yep ... The Wind Returns

I think spring is officially here. The herbs in my wind have sprouted. The house has been shaking as the wind whips around outside. A fresh batch of manure festers over the garden. Oh - and I saw 2 baby bunnies this morning. SO CUTE! What more could a girl want?

Well ... for the wind to stop.

On other topics. It appears as if early morning yoga just doesn't really work for my class. I think we are going to have to move it back to the afternoons.

I have great photos from this weekend to post ... coming soon.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Wonderful Warm Days

It was in the 50's yesterday. We got more yard work done in one day than we have in the past 3 months. There was a downed tree (from a previous snow storm) which was hacked up. We took 2 loads of stuff to the dump (one being yard waste). Cleaned up the vegetable patches (and covered in manure and compost). Today I'll probably clean up more weeds and finish racking up the yard.


Also. Check out these Valentines Day M&M's

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

House Projects

Last night while sitting in the hot tub Mike and I talked about this up coming summer (yes ... planning for summer already) and what we have to get done. I think we will do a bit of landscaping (or relandscaping stuff we don't like) ... I'm going to order 5 new birch trees. We are going to cover or treat the cement deck out back - and build a slatted roof over it. I think we also need to re-paint the house this summer.

Sounds like a lot ... but hopefully we get started this long weekend (since it is warming up).

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Ill Feeling

I'm not feeling too well today. I hope that cold isn't coming back. So, I'm home ... resting in front of the fire. This is what Methow thinks about having fire!

Days of Snow

Since Sunday it has been snowing on and off. Monday and Tuesday we were on a delay for work (which meant coming in around 10AM). The roads are now icy and it was something like 8 degrees out this morning. I've been really digging winter this year - but I wonder ... is there enough wood to keep me warm??

Also, heard from Courtney that she got into New Mexcico Tech. YOU KICK BUTT GIRL! I'm proud of you.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Oscar Time - Annual POTKU Awards

Given that the Oscars are coming up, I figured that my movie awards should be out there as well. I’m tired of these award shows where only the quarky comedy or uber melodramatic movie gets the awards. We all know that it is easier for an actor to cry on screen then to die in a realistic manner. Why is the best death scene not awarded? Why are films, where the acting is good, but the films aren’t all that great, always awarded? Why are the movies that have all the hype the ones that get the awards? Why are there only awards and not penalties for movie travesties? Why don’t they ever tell us what made these people win over other? I care what the judges thought. Please, tell me why Babel was EVER nominated for anything!

No nominations. Let’s just get right to the awards.

Best Animated Film – Ratatouille [This movie makes you want to cook. The story line has something for both adults and children. The animation is more in the old school Bugs Bunny era, which I love]

Best Cinematography – Sunshine [The marketing for this movie was terrible. But, don’t hold that against them. A stunning visually appealing film to watch. Audio and visually speaking, one of the best films in recent history]

Best Supporting Actor – Stardust/Robert De Niro [As captain of a boat and in touch with his feminine side, Robert nails this roll!]

Worst Acting Job – Balls of Fury/Christopher Walken [Christopher, what were you thinking? Bad Bad Bad.]

Best Fight Scene – Live Free or Die Hard [This whole movie is action and fighting. Good wholehearted action!]

Best Sex/Fight Scene – Shoot Em’ Up [By far one of the best campy action films of the year, and the sex/fight scene is one of a kind]

Best Book Translated to a Movie – Into The Wild [Good job guys. Taking a story of a young mans adventure and death doesn’t seem to blockbuster … and you didn’t try to make it into that.]

Worst Book Translated into a Movie – I am Legend [Why does it seem to be impossible for film makers to take this book and create a movie based on it without “holywoodizing” it? Stop fucking with it.]

Worst Movie Intro – Superbad [You should please spend more money on your movie intro]

Best 80’s Reference – Hot Fuzz [No it is not Juno. “By the power of Grayskull” you should watch this film]

Best Naked Scene – 300 [One of the best hot and steamy sex scenes without seeing too much sex]

Best Cast Ensemble – Smokin’ Aces [Great cast … and Ben Affleck gets killed!]

Worst Sequel – AVPR [This was a terrible film. Aliens and predators beating each other up on Earth should be good right? Nope. Too many loose ends and not enough story.]

Best On Scene Birth – Knocked Up & Shoot Em’ Up [This is right. A tie. There is nothing like seeing an umbilical cord shot instead of cut, and Katherine Heigl makes you believe that she really is pushing out a child]

Best Foreign Film – The Host [Unexpectedly good. Monsters, not too much computer work, and loads people dying]

Best 80’s Remake – Transformers [More than meets the eye. That is for sure.]

Worst 80’s Remake – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles [Yuck, yuck, yuck!]

Best Double Feature – Grindhouse [Ultra violence with stellar characters.]

Best On Scene Boner – Smokin’ Aces [This film is worth watching just for the young kid. Great acting James Conkle]

Worst Film of 2007 – Mr. Bean’s Holiday [I can’t believe I wasted the time to watch this. TERRIBLE. There was no good part to this film. Acting, plot, directing … TERRIBLE]