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Big Brother 13

Who’s excited about this season of Big Brother 13? Season Premiere is this Thursday July 7th. I’m sorry, but as a reality tv junkie I have to admit, this is one of my favorite shows of the summer. I can’t wait to see which players from past seasons come back.

I hope Jeff & Jordan return. They are so cute together and fun to watch. I wouldn’t mind seeing Brendon & Rachel again too. Apparently I have a thing for dingy girls! If Jessie comes back AGAIN, I will not be happy.

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The 25 Hottest Reality TV Wives

Some of these wives don’t belong on this list at all. My favorite is Cristy Rice…however the photo in the article is not the best photo of her. Oh, and the wives from The Real Housewives of Atlanta? Ewww…

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Breaking Dawn Trailer

I heard that the trailer for Breaking Dawn was going to be shown tonight on the MTV Movie Awards, but looks like it’s already been leaked online. Looks SO good!!

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Avatar vs. The Hurt Locker

The first time I watched Avatar was about 2 months ago and I watched it online while working so I wasn’t really giving the movie 100% of my attention. I am not a big fan of Sci-Fi movies, but being the huge movie fan that I am how could I not watch it at some point? Especially considering that Titanic is one of my all time favorite movies that I have probably seen at least a dozen times. (Avatar and Titanic were both directed by James Cameron.) I thought Avatar was really good and I didn’t even get to enjoy all the special effects in 3D. The scenes with the blue people, the Na’vi, are so colorful and interesting that you don’t even notice that the movie is 2 1/2 hours long. I won’t go into what the movie is about because it can’t really be told in short form, just check out the link above. I knew that as soon as the movie came out on DVD I would rent it and watch it with Ken.

Then I watched the Oscars. I was completed shocked that The Hurt Locker won over Avatar!! How could a film about a guy that disarms bombs win over the highest grossing movie of the year? Then I read that the Hurt Locker was the lowest grossing movie to ever win an Oscar. Not to mention that The Hurt Locker cost about 20% of the amount of money that was spent to make Avatar. I immediately added The Hurt Locker to my Netflix queue and waited for a night when Ken wanted to watch it with me. I assumed that the movie must be amazing.

I can understand where many people would feel a much deeper emotional connection to the movie The Hurt Locker. The movie is about something very real, war in Iraq. While watching the movie I was caught up in the suspense of all the bomb disarming and interaction between the soldiers. All the while watching you can’t help but think about how this must be what it is really like for the men and women away at war fighting for our country. At the end of the movie though I was thinking…this is it? Like there was no real storyline, other than the bomb disarming and the soldiers trying to stay alive. Despite the fact that Jeremy Renner did a pretty good job with the lead role, I never felt any emotional connection to him or any of the characters. Even the special effects were pretty lame compared to other war movies that have been released over recent years. I think Saving Private Ryan had better more realistic scenes in it than this movie. I expected a lot more from this movie. Ken thought the movie was good, but he said he would never care to watch it again. My opinion is if you really love a movie, you can’t wait to watch it again!

The DVD release of Avatar isn’t until April 22nd, but a friend of ours had a copy that he shared with us. Ken and I watched it last night and I have to say WOW…the movie is so much more impressive when you actually watch the entire thing instead of just listening. LOL! I was bummed that the kids didn’t watch it, but I know it’s a pretty long movie for them to stay interested in. They would watch a few scenes and then leave and play and then come back, etc. (Andrew wasn’t home, he had already seen it at the theater anyway.) Seriously though… Avatar is one of those movies that you just have to see because people will probably make reference to it for years to come. It’s kind of like E.T., everyone over 30 knows who E.T. is. Then again what do I know, I’m just a 30-something mom who watches A LOT of movies who also happens to be geeky enough that I knew the subtitles in Avatar where in Papyrus font.

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Blake rocked his Mini Society project that I wrote about here. Even his teacher and the gym teacher bought his Notre Dame magnets! He was the second student to sell out of his products on Thursday. The first kid to sell out had chocolate covered pretzels. I was pretty proud of him :p Unfortunately we have to make 40 more magnets this weekend. I meant to work on it during the week and that didn’t happen.

Did you catch the show “Life”, on the Discovery Channel last Sunday? I wrote myself a sticky note and still forgot about it. Luckily they are replaying last Sundays two episodes this Sunday before the 2 new episodes. If you or your kids love watching shows about animals this 5 week (11 episode) series looks really neat. My favorite animal is the Cheetah and should be on the show this Sunday.

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New Moon cast appearances


Some very useful information for Twilight addicts like myself…

Be sure to check out the following shows for guest appearances from the Twilight/New Moon actors! You can guarantee that my DVR will be set for each and every one of these shows.

How many of you have bought your tickets already? I am pretty sure I am still going to wait and see the movie on the 20th during the day…rather than trying to fight the crowds at midnight. I want to see the movie really bad, but I can wait a few more hours. =)

November 11:
Alex Meraz – “Rachael Ray”

November 16:
Kristen Stewart – “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien”
Taylor Lautner – “The Jay Leno Show”
Dakota Fanning – “Ellen”

November 18:
Robert Pattinson – “The Late Show with David Letterman”
Kristen Stewart – “The Today Show” and “Live with Regis and Kelly” and “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

November 19:
Robert Pattinson – “The Today Show” and “Live with Regis and Kelly”
Taylor Lautner – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”
Dakota Fanning – “The Jay Leno Show”

November 20:
Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner – “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (pre-taped)
Robert Pattinson – “Ellen” (pre-taped)
Taylor Lautner – “The Today Show” and “Live with Regis and Kelly”

November 23:
Ashley Greene – “The Late Show with David Letterman”
Michael Sheen – “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”

November 24:
Ashley Greene – “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

November 25:
Peter Facinelli – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

December 2:
Nikki Reed – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

December 3:
Ashley Greene – “Jimmy Kimmel Live”

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It’s the small things

This is like a dream come true. Finally, after months of begging Andrew to watch Twilight with me…he finally caved! He had a friend from his baseball team stay overnight last night and his friend wanted to watch the movie. I LOVE him. At first Andrew was in the other room on the computer, but after about 15 minutes he decided to join us.

They are both asking me questions and everything, it’s wonderful. It’s the little things like this that make my day perfect!

I will be even more overjoyed if once the movie is over Andrew says he wants to go see New Moon with me when it comes out.

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67 of 365

67 of 365

I’m trying to get the kids to bed at 9pm like usual, but of course their bodies are telling them that it is only 8pm. They are all riled up and I am trying to get them to chill out and stay up in their bedrooms. Tonight is the very last episode of The L Word. Gotta find out who killed Jenny! I am sad that this is the last season…. the last show.

Couple hours later…Update:
The final episode had some good parts, but the ending was very disappointing. I see there that is going to be a TV Spinoff show with Alice as the lead actress, called The Farm. Interesting…