Family, Movies

Movie Day Yesterday

Well, we still had a good time Thanksgiving day sans my mom. I know that she had her Thanksgiving somewhere else, though only a day later. I was invited, too, but I didn’t go. I didn’t want to be miserable again and again.

Instead, my sister and I went on a movie-watching spree. We were supposed to watch 5 movies in all, but the last one we planned to watch (Polar Express) was going to be in the IMAX theatre, that one was sold out for the day. Anyway, here are the picks, and warning, because there may be spoilers:

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason – This was a good movie, but I wasn’t really that impressed with it. I felt kind of sad for Bridget really, because it seems that all the bad luck has come to her in very bad times. Poor girl. I’m glad she had her man, though. :)

The Incredibles – Oh man, this is a great movie! I really liked…no, I LOVED it! A must see for everyone, young and old. My favorite was Edna. :) Pixar always does good anyways. There was a part where Mr. Incredible says “I’m not strong enough lose you again.” to Elasti-Girl, and they kiss. One of the kids in the back said “Ew!” when they did that and my sister and I just laughed out loud!

After The Sunset – This was good, too, but it seemed they stretched too much of the movie. It also had a feel of other movies like Entrapment, Ocean’s 11, etc. Woody, as they predicted, was quite funny. :)

National Treasure – My first thought of this was, “I never knew it was a Disney movie.” Sure enough, it was. Anyways, this movie reminded me so much of Angels & Demons/The Da Vinci Code. There so much similarity, but still I loved a Cloak-and-Dagger style of movies. They were right about an Indiana Jones feel to it, too.

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Sleeping Early and Late-Night Movies

I guess I’ll try to post daily again. It’s been a while since I’ve done that.

Last night, I was so sleepy that I slept at 8pm, right after the show Charmed. I don’t know what came over me, but I was so tired. Unfortunately, it didn’t last because I woke up at 11:30pm. Lucien was like me, slept at the same time and woke up the same time.

We were so wide awake that we had a little snack, and decided to watch our The Fellowship Of The Ring DVD. Throughout the middle of the movie, our DVD player broke down on us. We have had this player ever since the first DVDs came out and it was this day that it gave up the ghost.

So, we did an impromptu decision and went to Wal-Mart and bought us a new DVD player (good thing they are cheaper and smaller now than it was), another DVD (The Return Of The King), and a DVD cleaner (just in case). At this time, it was 2:30am. Yes, we are weird, hehehe.

After setting up the new DVD player, we continued to watch the movie. It was almost 6am by the time the movie finished. That is the longest movie I have ever watched.

I think this was the reason why I have a headache now.

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Golf Drives and Movie Craves

Well, after the scare, my Internet freaked out on me again. I swear I have to call Comcast about this one of these days.

Yesterday was one of the rare days I get to spend with Lucien. He wanted to play tennis (which I haven’t done in years), and we started looking for a tennis court. He brought the golf bag also as an alternative, in case we don’t get to find a tennis court. Well, we didn’t, so we went to the driving range.

The golf country club we went to is where Lucien is considering being a member of. It’s a family-owned club, where the prices are low, but the quality is great.

Anyways, Lucien started doing some drives, and since I just sat and watched, I decided to try it. Of course, being a beginner, I didn’t do too well, but not bad either. Golf is really not my sport, but it certainly made me want to teach Lucien arnis sometime.

Afterwards, we decided to pay my mom a visit (I haven’t seen her in so long), but she wasn’t at home. So, we went to watch a couple of movies: Hero and Resident Evil 2. I cried on the first movie and enjoyed every minute of the second one.

And then we went home. The End. :)

(Actually, Lucien wanted to get up early in the morning to get some fresh donuts. We set the alarm, but kept hitting snooze when it went off so we gave up on it and kept on sleeping.)



So, we woke up early today and watched some movies. Yes, folks, movies. Plural. As in 4.

I will not put in spoilers today. Too late. Too tired. And no mood for long talk. “Small talk” as one would say. ;)

Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban
For a 100-or-so-pages book, they really did good in putting it all together in 2.5-3 hours. The important parts are there, and the story flowed freely. I must say I really like the last part.

The Day After Tomorrow
Wow. This got me jumping out of my seat. I must say this is as good as Independence Day and that another similar movie (the title I can’t recall at the moment) that had a comet crashing down on Earth causing global climate change. I wonder where I would be when another Ice Age comes in. I might be doing what the kids did in the movie.

Shrek 2
Watched about 3/4 into the movie, but from what I could see, it was great.

Okay. So I have a teensy-bitsy spoiler. Bah.

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I have a need…

1. For speed. :) Yeah, I want to drive around and just go somewhere.

2. To watch movies. I’m dying to watch anything new on the big screen, which includes The Day After Tomorrow and, of course, HP: The Prisoner of Azkaban.

3. To do something, besides clean house. :P My hands are itching to work on something I don’t know what. Maybe that’s why I have this new laptop reading cart, which took me an hour to setup. Now, what? There went an hour of excitement and thrills for me. :-/

4. For another hobby. My mind is hungry for more things to do. No wonder I’m restless all the time. Lucien and I stopped by in a hobby store and it was filled with tons of stuff to do. BUT! (read number 5)

5. For money. Everything I want to do now has to do with money. Unfortunately, I can’t spare any right now.

6. To go out of town. I’ll be doing that soon enough. I’ll be driving from Dallas to Los Angeles for Independence Day holiday. Anybody I can visit on the way? ;)

7. To go fishing again. Lucien’s been itching to go, too.

Good news! I just mailed in my Naturalization application. I just hope I filled everything and turned in the right documents correctly so the USINS won’t reject it. Or else, that would be $390 down the drain.

That is all.

Family, Food, Movies, Slumming

New Truck and Van Helsing

This weekend was unexpected.

Saturday, Lucien came home from work and we had our lunch. We started to go out, because Lucien wanted to check out some car dealerships so he could start trading in his 2 old cars. We went to one of the pre-owned places and a few hours later, we found ourselves new owners of a very nice truck. Heh, I still can’t believe we got one, and finally got rid of the other 2 cars to boot. At least now, we will have less worries of car troubles.

We watched Van Helsing later on, to sort of celebrate. That movie was full of computer graphics, but it was all good. I can’t say that I was so much into the movie, but it was alright.

Lucien didn’t get too much sleep that day, so he slept early. I followed suit a couple of hours later, and was woken up by him making noises like he couldn’t breathe. So, I shook him awake to find out if he was okay, and he said he was dreaming: something similar to Van Helsing and we were warding off vampires by spitting some sort of water to them. LOL! This was also the first time Lucien told me one of his dreams.

It was around 3:30 AM and we were wide awake. I must say I only slept for 2 hours. We were so awake, we decided to have an early breakfast. Then, since we were still excited of our new purchase, we decided to drive it and give his mom a suprise Happy Mother’s Day visit. We also visited his sister.

We got home around 2pm, and you could probably tell I was so exhausted as Lucien was, but we still had an evening ahead of us. Had a family dinner with my mom in this new Egyptian/Mediterranean restaurant. I was totally surprised that the food was good…not even spicy as I would have thought. There was also a floor show: a belly dancer. It was cool, and some of the other guests were throwing money at her.

When we got home around 9pm, I just crashed. No surprise there. Good thing I slept so good last night, because today was also a busy day. Woke up at 5:30am. Ugh. I’m sure I’ll crash again tonight, something I will truly welcome.

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Back in Action

Back at work. I got better sometime yesterday, but somehow, today, I still felt a little dizzy and out-of-sorts. Apparently, this ‘bug’ has affected a few of my co-workers as well. It’s a weird sort of ‘bug’ going on.

Anyways, yesterday, Lucien came home late. He had worked more than 12 hours! I’m so amazed that he could stay awake for a few more hours. But after taking a bath, he passed out eventually. :)

We went out for a little drive to my mom’s house a few hours later, to pick up the last of our stuff that still remained in our little garage apartment. My mom has been doing some renovations in the apartment and everything was a mess. It looks like it’s going to turn out good in the end, just no idea when it will be done.

Got home, and we started lounging in our cozy living room, and we decided to do a jigsaw puzzle in the Game Room. We started calling the other bedroom the Game Room now, because for the past two housewarming parties we’ve had, the kids have stayed in this room playing Playstation games, puzzles, board games, etc. So, it was dubbed as the Game Room.

Anyways, during the jigsaw puzzle, we have watched 4 VHS movies to keep ourselves occupied. And, of course, we haven’t finished the 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle yet.

It doesn’t matter, we have all the time in the world.

Family, House, Movies, Slumming

Active Weekend

Well, then, we did have a pretty active weekend.

Saturday, Lucien and I decided to watch a movie after he took a nap from work. Actually, 3 movies. Scooby Doo 2, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, and Jersey Girl. The first one was definitely for kids, the second one didn’t do the first Dirty Dancing justice, the third one was a definite favorite. I cried so much in Jersey Girl it was pathetic. I’m glad that I wasn’t the only one sniffling in the movie theatre.

All the while we were watching movies, I kept checking my watch, worried that Lucien might go to work late, or that we might have to go home early for Lucien to get ready for work. Little did I know that he was off for the weekend! He didn’t tell me until we were into the 3rd movie. Well, I was certainly glad that he was off, because we were able to enjoy the movies more and spending time together.

Sunday, we woke up early but stayed being lazy until we were going to meet up with our real estate agent for the final walk through in the house. We met the old house owners and talked about the ins and outs of the house. We were getting excited and the previous owners are very nice and accommodating.

After that, we went to Sears to take a look at some refrigerators, washers and dryers, as those were the ones we needed for the house. We were well into our budget so we decided to buy them then and there. We picked good ones, too. They’ll be delivering them on Wednesday.

So, it’s been a pretty hectic, but relaxing weekend. Lucien and I were able to exercise also, with our bikes and walking the dog around the neighborhood. I must say it was a satisfying weekend.

In Awe, Me, Movies, Slumming

The Count of Monte Cristo

I watched some DVDs I borrowed from my sister last night. One of them was Alexander Dumas’ The Count of Monte Cristo, the recent version one with actors Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce and Dagmara Dominczyk. If you’ve never heard of Jim C., he’s the lead actor in Angel Eyes, alongside Jennifer Lopez. He’s also the lead in the soon-to-come The Passion, directed by Mel Gibson. Guy P. was the lead for Time Machine, which I think wasn’t too advertised to be that popular, but I found it a good movie nonetheless. Dagmara D. I have not seen before, but she did remind me a lot of Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Well, it certainly wasn’t as I was expecting. I used to remember the old version of The Count…, where Richard Chamberlain was the lead. This movie had a happy ending, which I enjoyed very much. I also watched how the screenwriter changed some bits from the book, and I think he did that pretty well. This was one of the best historical movies I have seen in ages and I keep kicking myself for not seeing it any sooner.

If you want to read the book, I suggest you go ahead and do so. Fortunately, there are a few sites that has the entire book in it:
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first day on the job

Things have been pretty good yesterday. Lucien and I watched ROTK around 3:30pm, and didn’t get back till 8pm. Boy, was that movie long or what? Thought the climax of the movie wasn’t well put out, though. But that’s just my opinion.

My friend Jamie had her baby today. She called me last night and told me that she was going in this morning. I’m certainly glad that she let me in on updates of her birth. Makes me feel speshul. Grats, Jamie! :)

I developed a cough during the wee hours of the morning today. I sure hope this isn’t serious, but I got an eerie feeling about it because it doesn’t really feel like anything I’ve experience before. Anyways, I took some meds and hopefully that will do it.

Going back to work hasn’t been all that bad. It actually feels like I’ve never left because everything is still the same. Maybe a few changes here and there, but still the same.

Still haven’t bought Christmas presents. Lucien’s looking for me right now, but I haven’t the slightest of what to give my sister, my brother-in-law and my mom. At least getting a wish list from my sis and bro-in-law helped. Anyways, for some reason I don’t really feel Christmasy this year. I don’t know. I just feel blah.