When the Game Stands Tall.....GREAT movie
I was feeling a little under the weather the other day so decided to sit back and watch a movie. I picked When the Game Stands Tall. Wow. What a great choice.
I remember seeing the trailer for this movie and thought it looked really good and I always like a movie that is inspired by a true story.
Jim Caviezel played the character of Bob Ladoucer - the coach of the football team. It was nice to see him play a different role for a bit, as I have been watching him play "John Reese" on Person of Interest. He was able to play this character well, although there were a couple of times the look on his face was the same as the one he gets just before he shoots someone on the knee cap!
Michael Chiklis plays the character of Terri Edison, the assistant coach and best friend of Bob Ladoucer. He did a great job in this role as well.
Clancy Brown plays the character of Mickey Ryan. I have been enjoying watching him play the cop/mentor to Abby Mills in the television show Sleepy Hollow, so it was nice to see him in a different role as well. He did a great job of playing one of those pain in the ass parents that you just want to ban from the stadium/gym/field/court because they can't just come and watch the game, they have to get all up in people's face and push and push and push their kids for all the wrong reasons.
I'm not a huge fan of football....I'll be honest...I watch the Super Bowl every year - but it's mostly for the half time show! But I have enjoyed all of the football movies I have watched - The Blind Side, The Replacements, The Longest Yard, We are Marshall. They have all been great. This one is as well.
If you get a chance to watch it. Give it a go!
Here is the trailer for it.
Chow for now,
Funny how things happen........
Not that this is a life-shattering thing or anything, but sometimes it makes me laugh the way things happen. You are thinking about a time in your life and then the song that was the soundtrack of that moment comes on the radio. You are thinking about someone and then you happen to see them the next day at the mall...you know things like that.
On Sunday, after getting home from a fun stamping weekend with my good friends Donna and Kim, I had a bit more stamping to finish up. So I sat at my table, turned on my laptop and popped in a movie to have on in the background. I decided to put in Jersey Boys. Mum had taken me to the theatre to see the show and it was fabulous. The music was amazing and I love the way they did the show with the show still going on, but then someone kind of steps apart from the scene and talks to you. I was very excited to see that it was coming to the movie theatres and that Clint Eastwood was directing the show. After I did a bit of research I realized that he pretty much kept most of the original cast from the Broadway show and put them in the movie. (brilliant!!) Anyhow, I watched the movie and it was really good. It was pretty much exactly like the theatre show and the music of course was awesome.
So last night, I decided to sit down and watch the most recent episode of Hawaii Five O. As the show was starting and they put on the various names of the people who are in the show that evening.......the name Frankie Valli came across the screen. I just thought that was kind of funny/interesting that I had just watched Jersey Boys the night before and then Frankie Valli is on the next show that I watch. He played Leonard, a fellow who was getting married to McGarrett's Aunt Deb played by Carol Burnett. I thought it was interesting that in the wedding scene Carol Burnett sang to him. I wonder what she felt like singing to Frankie Valli!
So not a huge long post today, just a little bit of what swirls around in this old head of mine!
Chow for now,
As I was driving home from Stouffville last night, Mum and I were talking about Poppa and Granny. Then I did a mental calculation in my head and realized that tomorrow (which is now today) is the 17th of November, which means it's the anniversary of Poppa's passing. I can't believe it's been 17 years.
I think of him often. At least once a day, if not more.
I was blessed to have him in my life for as long as I did. He was always there when I needed him and to just listen to me share or complain about my day. I really wish my kids could have had more time with him. The grandparent bond is such an important one. I am the person I am today partly because of this man.
Love you Poppa,
Happy 30th Anniversary Diana and Jeff!!!
Wow - first off I can't believe the last time I posted was Courtney's wedding anniversary!!! And now, Diana and Jeff's has rolled around. I will try and be better at updating it. It really is nice to look back on it over time and see where I was, what I was doing and who I was with. Okay, enough about me.
Diana and Jeff are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary today.
They got married in a cute little church in Swan Creek Illinois. Courtney was their little flower girl - she was so cute - she hardly had any hair! Jeff's nephew Billy was the ring bearer. He was a cute little fella too. I remember I wore a purple dress, and couldn't get over how handsome all of Jeff's brothers were!
I am so happy that they found each other. They are totally made for each other. They feed off each other's "crazy"!!!! (you know you have a bit of crazy in you too Jeff!!!!!) They have a wonderful son, Eric - who has got the best parts of both of them. He is a really funny guy. When I was there visiting last year, he always made me laugh!
They have gone through good times and bad and their love and marriage has come out twice as strong on the other side. I just wish we lived closer together so I could see them more often. But, in today's world of email, skype, social media, blogs, twitter, you name it, it's much easier to stay in touch. I do hope to get out there to see them again in the next year or so. Arizona at this time of year, October-November'ish is beautiful.
So the traditional symbol of 30 years of marriage is PEARLS. So, since I haven't had the chance to do any deep sea diving and get any pearls from the bottom of the sea. I will leave you with this little "pearl" of wisdom on your anniversary day.
"KEEP DOING WHATEVER IT IS YOU ARE DOING, BECAUSE IT'S OBVIOUSLY WORKING!"
Happy Anniversary and I love you both,
Chow for now
Happy 3rd Anniversary Courtney and Jay!
It's hard to believe that 3 years have already flown by since (I have to say) the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to! I remember getting these engagement photos and thought they were just the most beautiful pictures ever.
Then the wedding happened and then those were the most beautiful pictures ever!
And then, well, along came Miss Daphne and I have to say those are the most beautiful pictures ever!!
I guess I can just wrap it up with you have the most beautiful family ever! I wish you lots of love and happiness today and for every year to come.
Love you little sis,
Chow for now,
SHREDDER earns her pro card!!!!!!!
I'm not a big user of "apps" on my phone, but the kids told me about this one app called Shazaam and I love it! Basically if you hear a song you like and you wonder "hey who sings that song?" you just hit your Shazaam app and it goes out to the web (I assume) and finds the information on the song. It comes back with the information of the artist and the album it is from. I especially like having it on hand when I am watching television shows. Have you ever been watching a show or a movie and thought to yourself......self....I really like that song? Well know when you are watching the show you can just Shazaam it and you will know who is singing the song!!!!!
Jade and I were watching an episode of Bones the other night and it was an episode where the victim was a country singer. They were playing some of his music during the episode and I wondered if it was just a song they had made for that episode or if it was actually a country singer. So I Shazaamed while we were watching the episode and it showed me that the music was done by a country singer named Charlie Worsham. I had never heard of him before, but the trusty Internet came to my rescue and I found some YouTube stuff. So far, this is my favorite song of his. There is no video, just the lyrics on the screen. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
Chow for now,