Friday, November 30, 2007

Movie Meme

I saw this Meme on a blog I read and decided it might be a fun one.

The ones in bold I've seen beginning to end, whereas the ones with an asterisk* I've only seen portions of. I've read the book version of only 1... The English Patient and that would be in italics... if I didn't already have an intalicized font .

2006 The Departed

2005 Crash

2004 Million Dollar Baby

2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

2002 Chicago*

2001 A Beautiful Mind

2000 Gladiator

1999 American Beauty--- This one is sitting on top of the tv from netflix as I type

1998 Shakespeare in Love*

1997 Titanic

1996 The English Patient

1995 Braveheart*

1994 Forrest Gump

1993 Schindler's List

1992 Unforgiven

1991 Silence of the Lambs

1990 Dances with Wolves

1989 Driving Miss Daisy

1988 Rain Man

1987 The Last Emperor

1986 Platoon*

1985 Out of Africa

1984 Amadeus

1983 Terms of Endearment

1982 Gandhi

1981 Chariots of Fire

1980 Ordinary People

1979 Kramer Vs. Kramer

1978 The Deer Hunter

1977 Annie Hall

1976 Rocky

1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

1974 The Godfather Part II *

1973 The Sting

1972 The Godfather *

1971 The French Connection

1970 Patton *

1969 Midnight Cowboy

1968 Oliver!

1967 In the Heat of the Night

1966 A Man for All Seasons

1965 The Sound of Music

1964 My Fair Lady

1963 Tom Jones

1962 Lawrence of Arabia

1961 West Side Story

1960 The Apartment

1959 Ben-Hur

1958 Gigi

1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai

1956 Around the World in 80 Days *

1955 Marty

1954 On the Waterfront

1953 From Here to Eternity

1952 The Greatest Show on Earth

1951 An American in Paris

1950 All About Eve

1949 All the King's Men

1948 Hamlet

1947 Gentleman's Agreement

1946 The Best Years of Our Lives

1945 The Lost Weekend

1944 Going My Way

1943 Casablanca

1942 Mrs. Miniver

1941 How Green Was My Valley

1940 Rebecca

1939 Gone With the Wind

1938 You Can't Take It With You

1937 The Life of Emile Zola

1936 The Great Ziegfeld

1935 Mutiny on the Bounty

1934 It Happened One Night

1933 Cavalcade

1932 Grand Hotel

1931 Cimarron

1930 All Quiet on the Western Front

1929 The Broadway Melody

1928 Sunrise

1927 Wings

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Free Rice

Have you checked out Free Rice yet? Go spend some time learning and donating food at the same time.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Rough Time of It

The holiday season seems to get harder and harder each year for me. I wish that I could just sit back and enjoy the preparation, food, and family without any resentment but I can't. I can't let myself get to that point to enjoy what I have. I don't want what I have if I can't have what I want. Why is that? Why can't I just enjoy family times, workfree days, and good food?

Because to me, my life, seems to be doing nothing. I don't feel I have a purpose since I am not building a future. I want so much to be Thankful for what I have and what I am right now but I don't know how because of the wall that bitterness has built around me.

Hopefully, I can figure out a way to break that wall... but right now, I can't even see thru it.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Guest at the Gas Pump

Taken during some warmer weather a few weeks back.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Chicken Tortilla Stew

Last night I made Chicken Tortilla Stew for dinner. It came out pretty good. I will definately make it again but next time I want to try verde enchileda sauce instead of rojo. I added bell peppers and onions to the recipe and I think that I will most likely make that a permanent addition. It ups the veggies and personally, I love both so... yep, it is a go. I didn't use any tortilla chips or cilantro but we did top it with cheese and sour cream.

I used 5 chicken breasts (one whole package of large ones) and we ended up with 2 big bowls each, 1 leftover portion each, and a half gallon ice cream container full in the freezer. The recipe says that it is 9 servings for the original recipe but I think that I got at least an additional 2 with the extra veggies.

Check it out...

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Vote in the Weblog Awards!

Head on over to the Weblog Awards and vote for you favorite blogs. At the same time, do me a favor and vote for Stirrup Queens in the medical catagory. This is the infertility blog that offers a ton of information and ways to vent, play, and tune out for a bit. The community would love to see her win and I am including myself in that also, so go on VOTE!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Take a trip... virtually

Really cool website

Hanging in there...

I am hanging in there... I have been on my own now for almost 24 hours. I did have a two food slips but nothing like things have been in the past when DH has left town. I am choosing to not go out in the cold today because if I do, I know that I will stop for some hot, greasy food and that is the last thing that I want to do right now.

So... I think I can hang in there, even if he ends up staying extra days.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Is this the future of many towns?

Have you caught this story yet? There are videos on Yahoo and on the page that I linked to. Personally, I didn't watch the video because if I wanted video I would seek it out on TV but hey, to each their own. Anyhow... to me this is slightly scary. I don't know if this is just one town's experience for now or if it is a glimpse into the future. I am sure that they can't be the first town to run out of water.

In our area, most of the suburbs use the same water source as the big metropolitan area. Our community though is still on community wells. We are located near a river and have several community wells that are still producing water on a pretty regular basis. In fact, this last summer we didn't even have watering restrictions that were published so the tanks must have been fuller than the year before. Even thru the worst of it, our water restrictions were loose compared to other towns.

We aren't so great at conserving water around here... but we do try. I turn off the faucet when brushing my teeth or washing up. We don't water the lawn but we do water the bushes, flowers, and trees if necessary.

Does this situation concern you? What methods do you use to conserve water?

Thursday, November 01, 2007

The sugar crash

So yesterday I went through 2.5 bulk bags of candy plus almost a half box of animal crackers for the mounds of T or Trs that were under the age of 3. Several were under 1. Last year we maybe had 2 that were infants but usually in large groups. This year that wasn't the case.

I ate way too many tootsie rolls and carmels yesterday. I have offered the remainder of the candy to a woman looking to fill some pinantas on freecycle but of course she didn't respond. She asked before trick or treating was over but you would think that she would have checked her email after it was over. I didn't know if I was going to have left overs. I have 2 boxes of lollipops to go back to Sam's club today. I can't eat them anyways because of the evil food colorings!

Today starts a new challenge and hopefully this time I will do a bit better. The challenge that ended today I only succeeded on not buying candy or opening it before Halloween. Yay! I showed a gain this morning but with the amount of candy I ate yesterday I am not surprised at all. Most likely it will be gone in a few days but only if I work on lowering my carbs... blah! I wish I really liked meat.

Anyhow! Im off to get some water.