I was thinking about buying Male Offspring #7 the Smart Cycle from Fisher Price. It's a stationary exercise bike and an arcade learning game combined. According to the product hype--"the more they ride, the more they learn."
I asked Female Offspring #2 what she thought and she said, "Great, Mom. Combine two things
kids hate: exercise and learning. I'm sure it'll be a big hit on Christmas
morning. Why not just buy him a big pack of underwear and socks?"
Actually I was going to buy that, too.
I can't help but think that if they came up with a system like this for adults substituting porn for education, the world would be a hell of a lot skinnier place.
YAY! The TV Christmas movies are starting next week! Now I have to bug South to
help me rig up the DVD so I can record 'em. He'll be soooo happy.
BTW, our new TV is a flat screen. Goofy me, I thought the flat screen TV's were the ..you know...FLAT ones. Turns out those are the LCD TV's, and the flat screens are the ones that are HUGE in the back. That's what we have.
The first movie I'm going to check out is "Christmas Caper," despite the fact that it stars Shannon Doherty. I'm willing to overlook that BECAUSE
the main guy in the movie is a sheriff's deputy or police officer AND the same dude who plays hottie Plow Guy on "Men in Trees"--Ty Olsson!
This movie better live up to the hype......that I've pretty much created inside my own head.
Once again, the thing that makes me the most discontent (and sad...sigh) at Christmas time are those damn jewelry commercials where the husband comes home with the perfect gift for his wfe. Sigh.
Color me bored. I was watching "Because of Winn Dixie" Saturday morning, and I kept thinking the pet store dude looked a lot like Dave Matthews, but I convinced myself it was Jeremy Piven because I couldn't remember ever hearing about Dave Matthews acting and because those two look a LOT alike. Then he started singing and i realized it WAS Dave Matthews.
And didn't I cry when that stupid dog came home in the end? Oy.
Then I watched this weird movie, Unfaithful, with Richard Gere and Diane Lane. It's one of those movies that's so bad you keep thinking, "why am I watching this garbage" as you continue to watch. Gere & Lane were a married couple whose relationship was threatened by her affair.
Here's the funny part, though: Gere and Lane were parents and their kid was Dewey from Malcolm in the Middle. Could they have picked an odder looking kid for their offspring?
The movie got totally ridiculous when Gere went to visit his wife's bf and was acting as emotional as if they were discussing the weather, then he suddenly slams a snow globe over the dude's head and kills him. It quickly got weirder and weirder until Gere is dumping the body in a land fill. Oy. The ending where Lane found out Gere murdered her bf and decided to just put it behind them was ludicrous. Gotta say, I love these movies where people drag a dead body wrapped in rugs through the hallways and the streets and nobody notices.
I was reading online reviews for this movie and one person said Harrison Ford did a fantastic job in this movie. Too bad it was really Richard Gere.
Personally, I thought he stunk and was acting like he was sleep walking through the entire movie. Hell, as boring as he was, I totally understand why Lane cheated on him with a young, hott dude.
Saw a commercial for "The Real Housewives of Orange County" and one of their brats was standing on a cliffside ready to jump into the water below. One of the mothers screamed, "It's too shallow!" and Female Offspring #1 yelled, "Not unlike this show!"
Mr. G and I were thinking about getting one of those electric heaters with the Amish mantle.
They were advertised in the newspaper for about $300 and the copy said the heater used the same amount of electricity as a coffee maker. Now I have no idea whether that means you can run it 24/7 on the same amount of electricity as a coffee maker or maybe just for an hour or so then suddenly it starts sucking up more watts than an electric dryer.
Mr. G goes to bed early because he has to be up around 2:30 a.m.
If I turn on the oil, the bedrooms get TREMENDOUSLY hot, but the living room, where we usually spend our time in the evening stays cold, so I was looking for something to plug in and use in the living room only. We used to have the kerosene heaters, but I'm not comfortable using those inside, especially with the dog. Does anybody have an experience with these heaters?