Love at first sight
We bought a new car. It is the new Volkswagen Touareg
and it is really nice! Check it out:
Austin passes Bar Exam!
Passes out later
The sky was crazy tonight
(By the way, I didn't touch these with PhotoShop)
Well, no pictures of the mountains today. I'll get those tomorrow. In the meantime, here is a picture my dad took of Ethan this weekend.
Austin passed the bar exam!!! We were all so happy! I am so glad that he (we) don't have to go through it again. It was so stressful! Anyway, I have a brilliant husband and I am so proud of him. He just has to get sworn in and then I can say, "my husband, the lawyer...". Not that I would sat that- it sounds kind of pretentious. Anyway, I'm just so happy! Look for some pretty pictures of the mountains on Monday.
Wisdom in a Fortune Cookie?
Well, I don't know if they really mean anything or not but Austin's fortune cookie from last night said something like "you will be changing careers very soon". We are hoping that this means that he will be going from paralegal to lawyer when he finds out about his bar exam results tomorrow. If not, I don't know what career change he would be making. Keep him in your prayers and thoughts. And if you don't pray or think, just keep your fingers crossed for him!
I am so nervous and excited. We find out Austin's bar results on Friday. We are going to the mountains with Austin's parents Thursday night after work and staying there for the weekend. It will be such a nice change of pace and maybe we won't be complete nervous wrecks in different scenery. I am so excited to be going on a trip, but so nervous to find out the results. I'll be proud of him either way.
Here is an idea for a spread of a catalog. I don't know if they'll like it or not, but I am going to try to slip my nephew into it. He's so cute!
Quote from Rolling Stone
"I want to broaden my vocabulary. I found this book of words, where they use them in, like, sentences."
-- JESSICA SIMPSON
Man, I wish I had a camera!
I was driving by a pawn shop on my way to work this morning and there was this really tall, skinny man driving this tiny little bright yellow scooter with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth! It was hilarious!
I love going to movies and since it now costs a small fortune to go to a movie, I notice the really obnoxious people even more. These are the stereotypical annoying moviegoers that are usually seated next to me:
The group of teenagers that talk, giggle and make loud comments trying to be funny.
2. Bad parents
Parents that bring their baby who cries the whole time. Get a babysitter or wait until it comes out on video or DVD.
Equally annoying are parents that bring their children to movies that they should not be seeing. I remember one time going to see a movie (it was a rated "R" war movie) and there was a child (who couldn't have been more than 6 or 7) who was swinging on some railings by the handicapped seating the whole time. Also, I remember going to see a really sexually explicit movie and I was sitting next to 9 or 10 year olds that kept laughing the whole time. There is a reason that movies have ratings!
3. Masters of the Obvious
Stupid people who point out the obvious. I think they do this to prove to the person they are with that they at least "get" some of the movie. They usually will say things like, "he's the bad guy" or "she's going to get killed" or they give advice like, "she shouldn't go that way!" or "why doesn't he tell them the truth?"
4. The Laugher
This is a person whose laugh is so loud and exaggerated that everyone in the theatre hears it. Their laugh is louder and lasts longer than any other person's so you almost concentrate more on it than the actual movie. And you will often miss the next joke or scene because the person is still laughing.
5. Say What??!!!
People who are hard of hearing or don't understand what is happening in the movie and have to ask the person next to them what's going on. I also remember going to a movie one time and the woman behind me was translating the movie into Spanish for the person sitting next to her.
6. The Sicky
This person will go to a movie even though they sound like they're coughing up lungs. Or, they will keep sneezing or blowing his or her nose throughout the movie.
7. The Kicker
"Thump, thump, thump..." goes the back of my chair.
8. Smarty Pants
I hate when people talk during movies and one of the worst kind of talkers is the person who knows everything about everything and points it all out to the person sitting next to them. They will tell you who everyone in the movie is, what they've been in before, information from the "behind the scenes" specials they've watched, and any other tidbits of knowledge they have about the movie. Sometimes it is cool to learn some of this information, but not during the entire movie.
I hate it when people make noise when they eat or chew gum, but it is amplified by like a hundred when you are watching a really intense or important scene in a movie.
10. Mr./Mrs. Popular
It is bad enough for your cell phone to be on during a movie, but I've been to a movie where someone actually answered their cell phone and began having a conversation in a normal voice. This is just beyond annoying. Why do they think that they are that important?!!!
Well, enough ranting for one day...
Death of the Taurus
As I was driving home yesterday, the Taurus started to make an awful noise when I stopped at a stop sign. I turned and as I started driving smoke started billowing out of the front of the car and the battery light came on. I pulled onto the side of the road and we had it towed to Austin's parents house. Here is a picture of Austin on the phone with the towing company and one of the Taurus on the side of the road.
Toys and spurting blood
Friday was fun. Austin and I went out to the Mall of Georgia and on the way back we stopped at Toys R Us. I can't help but comment on how smart the toy marketing people are to re-release almost all of the toys that were popular when people my age were growing up. I mean, now that we are at the age where we are starting to have kids, of course we will want to buy them Strawberry Shortcake stuff, and My Little Pony, and Care Bears, Transformers, Garbage Pail Kids, etc.
The other thing we did Friday was we went to see Kill Bill
. Although very, very, very, very violent, it was really good. You have to expect a certain degree of violence in any Quentin Tarantino film, but this movie is kind of over the top. Once again, he makes horrible, shocking, gruesome things seem really cool. And the music, as always, is just perfect. Songs that are either really annoying or uninteresting alone, make total sense in this film. Of course when I have children (especially if we have any boys) they will not be allowed to see any Quentin Tarantino movies until they are like 35 years old. Anyway, more about the weekend and photos to come later...
Ashley and Matt gave me these orchids for my birthday. They have all opened since this picture. I hope I can keep them alive. I'm not very good at keeping plants alive, but I'm going to try. They are so pretty! And I am really looking forward to their housewarming/engagement party this weekend. I can't wait to see their place. Ashley has such good taste! I'm going to post some pictures next week if she'll let me.
"WHA' HAPPENED?" Movie Reviews
We saw A Mighty Wind
last night. Very funny, if you like that sort of movie. It is sort of a mockumentary of folk singers getting together for a reunion concert. I think we laughed the hardest at Fred Willard's part. Totally absurd, but really funny. If you liked Best in Show
and/or Waiting for Guffman
you'll like this movie.
We also saw Bulletproof Monk
. It some okay parts, but it was pretty terrible. The plot was awful and there were a lot of holes. Don't waste your time on this one.
We saw Cold Creek Manor
at the theatre. Talk about a waste of time and money! As Austin said, at the beginning of the movie he dropped his cigarettes and the during the last half of the movie, his only motivation to stay was to find his cigarettes. Awful writing, awful acting. It is a typical, going through the motions scary movie. It is predictable and stupid. Dennis Quaid seemed drunk though the entire movie. Stay away!!!
Well, it was an awesome concert. They sounded amazing!!! I was really shocked by some of the songs they played. They actually played "Creep" and "Fake Plastic Trees" and "Paranoid Android" and every other big hit they have. And they opened with "The Gloaming" which includes the line that I used for the heading of my post from yesterday. I thought that was really cool. Anyway, they played pretty much everything I wanted to hear.
They will suck you down to the otherside
I am so excited about Radiohead tonight! I don't think I've been this excited for a concert in a really long time! In fact, I don't know if I've ever been this excited about a concert (except maybe Tori)! My stomach is in knots and I'm jittery and Radiohead songs keep rushing through my head. I wish Amanda and Andrea could come with us (poor planning on my part, that they couldn't), but I know Rebecca and I will have a great time. Even though the last time we went to a concert by ourselves, she was nearly molested by some creepy guy in Marta. At least we're driving to this one!
The Awful Waffle
Well, I was going to write yesterday, but I was really upset and depressed so I figured I wouldn't bring anybody else down. I did want to talk about my Waffle House experience the other day. I love the Waffle House. It is a haven for greasy goodness that I can't help but enjoy. I went there the other day with Austin and his parents. Now, I understand having to work even though you're sick, but our waitress was coughing and sneezing and really making me nervous. Then at the end of our meal she said that her boyfriend was coming up to take her to the emergency room because she felt so bad. Austin whispered, "maybe we should've eaten somewhere else." I also noticed that the whole time I was sitting there eating, there was a huge uncovered bowl of lettuce sitting up next to my head. It was bad enough that it was open and sitting out, but I had my hair down and I just kept imagining long curly blonde hairs floating over and jumping into the lettuce. Maybe it's just the paranoia coming out.