Sunday, January 31, 2010

This drawing is printed in the Sunday edition of the Arizona Republic. The cartoonist, Steve Benson has worked for Gilbert PD for many years as a reserve officer.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I want my haircut like Peter Venkman

Since last October Michael has had this thing for Ghostbusters. For Halloween in 2008 Dan and I found a Ghostbuster costume at Savers and he was a Ghostbuster for Halloween. Dan rented the movie for him and ever since then he has been obsessed with Ghostbusters. He loves to watch the movie and he likes to play that he is catching the ghost. Well a few months ago I went to get his haircut and I asked him how he wanted his hair and he told me like Peter Venkman. Since then he has mentioned a few times that when I comb his hair he wants it to look like Peter Venkman. Today he combed his hair for school and when he came out of the bathroom it was all combed towards the front (I should have taken a picture). I told him he did a good job combing his hair and he asked me "Do I look like Peter Venkman". Of course I had to say yes.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Movie vs Book

If anyone has talked to me about books you will know that My Sisters Keeper is on the top of my recommendation list. I've been really wanting to see the movie since I read the book in May and I was unable to see it in the movie theater. I've had the movie on my netflix list for months and still is listed as a long wait. So a few nights ago Dan rented My Sisters Keeper for me. So finally after all the kids are snug in bed and I killed a scorpion that was walking across the living room floor, I finally was able to watch the movie. The book had a very different ending than the movie and there were so many changes. In the book the attorney would always make little jokes about why his dog is a service dog and they only did a few little jokes in the movie. There is also a scene that involves the attorney in the courtroom and in the movie they move the scene to the hallway of the courthouse. In the book the brother of the two sisters, does something to get attention for himself and in the movie it was completely left out. The Judge in the movie is a female and in the book it is a male. Also in the book there is a role of a court appointed guardian ad litem and there was no role of guardian ad litem in the movie. Also there is parts of the book where the sister who is trying to get he medical emancipation develops a special relationship with her father and in the movie this is not shown.

I have to say that I was really disappointed about the movie since there was so many changes. I really liked the ending in the book and that is what made it good a story. Yes, it is a sad book and so is the movie. What I don't understand is why Hollywood have to change so much. I know this is not the first time it has happened, but why do good stories have to be torn to shreds by Hollywood.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

Just wishing everyone a happy new year and good luck with your new year resolutions. I decided I have way to many.

So did anyone make it to midnight! I went over to a friends house for a little party and made it until 9:30. I was hoping that David and Mattie would fall asleep but no such luck. Thanks Janelle for the yummy popcorn and dip. When we got home Michael said he was not tired and wanted to watch a movie he was asleep by 10:00 but woke up in the middle of the night crying because he wanted to finish his movie.

OH I forgot to mention that I'm no longer without a computer. Dan and I bought one this week. Thanks to my mom who watched the kids while we went shopping for a computer it was much easier with out them.