NaBloPoMo 2012

The Juggling Act Begins

It’s that time of year.  Time for the juggling act to begin – tax season, full-time job, home stuff, husband, social life, planning for year 2 of the arcade show.  I’ve even been talking to a friend of mine about doing some sales work for her in her new event marketing business.

I’m just hoping I survive until April when I can take a much needed break.  All right, all right, I say that – BUT – just know that despite my moaning and complaining staying busy is something I enjoy.  I lack the ability to relax.  Back in college, several really good friends of mine swore they were going to teach me.  It hasn’t happened yet, but I’m game if someone wants to share the secret with me.

Oh, and I saw Underworld Awakening tonight.  In IMAX.  In 3D.  My cost?  $16 for a ticket.  Six. Teen.  DOLLARS!!

The sad part?  I had to leave the theater at the beginning for a few minutes because I get motion sick when I watch 3D.  After crying a few tears, my head and eyes finally adjusted to where I could mostly watch the movie.  But I still had to take the glasses off a few times or risk going cross-eyed and/or spending the rest of the movie with a splitting headache.

The sadder part?  The movie only rates a rental.  Great fight scenes; horrible plot. *sigh*

Why, Kate, why?

Luckily, I only see movies in 3D once in a while since hubby is really understanding about the motion sickness problem.

I hope everyone had a great Friday.  See you tomorrow!

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Wordless Wednesday: It’s Time To Play The Music

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I saw the new Muppet Movie tonight.  It was good.  Not as good as the original, but still full of plenty of laughs, 80’s references and a whole lot of nostalgia.

Why are there so many songs about….

*maniacal laugh…maniacal laugh**


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Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Turkey Weekend Wrap Up

It’s turkey day weekend wrap up here on the blog.

Firstly, I’m amazed that I’ve made it this far in the NaBloPoMo self-challenge.  A couple of flubs, yes, but overall, I’ve done really well.  I’m patting myself on the back right now.

I had a great weekend.  I loved spending so much quality time with my husband and family.  I guess we needed it because we’ve certainly seemed happier and closer with the extra time spent together over the four day weekend.  I heard before that 10 hours a week is a good amount of time to devote to your spouse.  I can’t vouch for that.  But I know we both feel more rested – yea! sleeping in – and better about things after the weekend.

We still haven’t gotten up the Christmas decorations.  It’s on the list for tomorrow but will drag out into a week long effort I’m sure.  I managed to see quite a few movies this weekend including Hugo (a great fantasy adventure with a tender and touching story), Six String Samurai (crazy post-apocalyptic romp with child that screams instead of speaking for most of the movie), and X-Men 1st Class (better than the last few X-Men movies).  I like the movies, but I do enjoy doing a lot of other stuff too and can’t sit and watch marathons like the better half can without getting antsy.  If you know me, you know I don’t do sitting down and being still very well.  Even at a tender age, I had to be moving and doing something and forget nap time.  Sorry, parents of mine.  I know I must have been a handful.

Speaking of being a handful I just remembered the time we picked on our teacher at day care mercilessly.  Man, kids can be pretty darn mean.  I’ll have to write more about that later.

Also, had a couple of great trips to the coffee shop and some random drives around in the vain attempt to find some Christmas lights.  Probably a bit too early for that, eh?

Okay, that’s all for now.  Five minutes goes by darned quick!

See you tomorrow, readers.

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