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If that doesn’t make you feel old

I’m watching Jeopardy right now and it’s one of the College Championship episodes.

These were two of the questions (or I guess you call them the answers) under the I Got Mad Hip-Hop Skillz category:


They had no idea about this one and then thought the next was Tupac.  Really?  I feel a little old knowing the answers.




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Things I’m lovin’

Here are just a few things that I’m loving right now:

1.  Starbuck’s Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Yum!  Even better, we had to wait in the drive through for 5 minutes the other day and they gave us our order for free.

2.  Dexter

I had three people, in just one week, tell me that I needed to watch this show.  I did and loved it.  It’s a little messed up (serial killer that only kills bad people) but different, in a good way.  I’m waiting to get season 2 from the library.

3.  Fork and Screen movies

What could be better than eating dinner while watching a movie in big, comfy seats?  And the food isn’t that bad.  I did make the mistake of ordering the fish the first time we went and it was definitely more difficult to eat in the dark.  Eric took me to the Fork and Screen showing of Twilight two weeks ago.  The beginning was so, so bad BUT the end completely made up for it.  It had a little twist that I did not see coming.  It was much better than the book.

I want to see the Abraham Lincoln and James Bond movies next.

4.  Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire

One of my FB friends recommended it as a good read.  At first, I was kind of put off by the fact that it’s about college students but quickly got over it.  She is also writing it from the guy’s point of view (this one was from the girl’s) and it’s coming out in April.

I also read 50 Shades of Gray and I’m not sure what all the fuss is about (maybe it gets better in book #2 and #3).  If she mentioned biting her lip or her inner goddess one more time, I was going to lose it.

Next, I really want to read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  I’m still #121 on the wait list at the library.

My book club is reading The Life of Pi for our January read and I really hope it’s good.

I would LOVE some more book recommendations.  I need a new, good author/series.

5.  Groupon

I’ve already bought three Christmas gifts off of Groupon.

6.  Ebates

It kills me when I forget to go through Ebates when ordering on-line

7.  Luke and Kenny’s excitement for Christmas

Luke has been talking about Christmas since September.  Even though we’ve had to remind him a few times that Christmas is about Jesus’s birth, and not presents, it’s still really cute.  I am really going to miss it when they no longer believe in Santa.  I’m actually a little surprised that Kenny still does.

8.  Longview Lake’s Christmas in the Park display

This is the second year that we’ve gone to it.  The display is huge and they just really do a good job.  We took my parents along this year and we decided to make it an annual thing.

9.  Indoor soccer

I love soccer in general but I really love watching the boys play indoor soccer right now.  I love how fast paced it is.  Kenny’s games are just fun to watch because the kids are all starting to get to that stage where they are really good.  His footwork is getting so good and the kid can seriously get the ball away from anyone.  Luke is fun to watch because he likes to be the goalie.  Kenny and Luke are so different in that regard, and it really shows their personalities.  I feel like Kenny doesn’t like to be goalie because when he gets scored on, he takes it personally and feels bad.  When Luke gets scored on, it doesn’t bother him and he says he didn’t have any help (with a smile on his face).

10.  Eric’s schedule

I can’t believe I forgot this one at first.  Eric is now working Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 like normal people do, with holidays off.  Unless a promotional process comes up, he’ll do this for the next four years.

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I heart Glee

These are my favorite Glee performances to date:

1.  Teenage Dream

2.  Poker Face (the video is a little slower than the music)

3.  Gives You Hell

4.  Toxic

5.  Sweet Caroline

6.  Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat – can you tell that Guys and Dolls is my favorite musical?

Did I miss any good ones?


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Riddle me this – The Office edition

In honor of The Office tonight, see how many of these you can answer:

1.  Who said, “I get 10 vacation days a year and I try to hold off taking them for as long as possible.  This year I got to the third week in January.”


2.  What was Jan’s hyphenated last name before her divorce?


3.  There’s a selection of Dwight’s stuff inside the vending machine.  What does Pam want?

The pencil cup

4.  During their grief counseling session Kevin tells a story about his dead uncle which has more than a passing resemblance to the plot of what movie?

Weekend at Bernie’s

5.  Angela says she wants to see it everyday.  Oscar says it’s offensive.  What are they discussing?

Her poster of babies playing music

6.  Dwight gets a fax that reads, “Dwight, at 8 a.m. today someone poisons the coffee…”  Who sent it?

Future Dwight (Jim)

7.  Jim’s training Dwight to have a conditioned reaction to a stimulus the same way scientists train animals.  In Jim’s experiment he uses his computer reboot chime as a stimulus and what mints as a reward?


8.  Who at Dunder Mufflin has never won a Dundie?


9.  After Dwight protects Jim from Roy, Jim tries to give him a gift in return.  What is it?

A glass display for his bobblehead

10.  Kelly didn’t catch Phyllis’ wedding bouquet because this person knocked it out of her hand.  Who?


Note:  All of these questions came from The Office trivia game that I bought in NY.  I love it and already told Eric that I want the sequel for Christmas.


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That’s what she said

Hey, fans of The Office – here are not one, not two, not even three but four quizzes for you:

#1  Michael Scott

#2 Office pranks

#3  The Office

#4  Office surnames

And yes, that’s what she said is an answer to one of the questions:)

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Oscar night ramblings

– The only Oscar nominated movies that I’ve seen are Up and Sherlock Holmes.  I still really want to see Inglourious Basterds. 

– I love Colin Firth.  He should have won – not that I saw the movie or anything but solely because of my love for him.

 – I’m not a big Alec Baldwin fan but he and Steve Martin were H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S. 

– I’m SO glad that they didn’t get political.  That annoys me more than anything else. 

– We saw Shutter Island last night and I’m sure it’ll be up for an Oscar next year.  It was really good.  Not I’d watch a million times good, but glad I saw it good. 

– The boys spent the night at my parents’ last night so Eric and I went to see the movie and then I had the rest of the night to myself when Eric went to work.  It was glorious.

– My mom, Luke and I went to church this morning while my dad stayed home with Kenny, who has a bit of a cold.  There was this little boy sitting behind us named Michael.  At some point during mass, Michael’s mom told him not to do something.  Luke looked at him and said, “Yeah, Michael.”  Then while the rest of the congregation was singing a hymn, Luke decided to sing about Batman and Joker.  I didn’t hear him but my mom did.  I’m hoping it wasn’t the “Jingle Bells, Batman smells” song but I have a feeling it was. 

– I decided to stop and wash my car on the way home today.  Half way through the wash cycle, Kenny accidentally opened his window.  The sprayer was right on his side so we all got wet.  At that point, all you can do is laugh.

– My ankles and shins are killing me.  I took Mac for a run on Friday and spent the majority of the time trying to pull him back.

– Kenny’s last basketball game was on Saturday.  We missed it because we thought it started at 1 but it was really at noon.  Oops. 

– Soccer starts on Wednesday.  And then t-ball in May.  And then swim team (pre-competitive), swim lessons and soccer in June.  And on and on it goes.  I’m not complaining.


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SM West Vikings

SMW alums – did you guys see the SNL LeBron James/Jason Sudeikis skit where he talks about playing basketball at West?  We were laughing so hard.  This Peyton Manning one was hilarious too.

Sudeikis, Paul Rudd and Jason Wiles were all West grads – and no, I didn’t know any of them (they were all older).


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