Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mental Illness or True Love?

So...most of you that know me know that I am not the most sentimental person in the world (to say the least). I don't like to hug people, I don't cry that much (even when socially acceptable) and I don't watch lame "chick" movies.

However, I feel like I should make an exception for today. I just realized (after reading Heidi's post) that 10 years ago today Rand and I met. I was a college student that was determined not to get married until I was at least 30. Then one night Corinne convinced me to go on a date with her boyfriend's brother. I didn't want to go and I wasn't too happy about it, but I went. And all my plans went down the drain.

10 years later (9 years of marriage + 2 kids) I am pretty darn glad that I met him. I can't think of anybody else who would put up with me. I am probably a pretty hard person to live with (I'm okay admitting that) . I am opinionated, sarcastic, pessimistic, stubborn and impatient. I have probably contributed to his rapidly graying hair. I like to call him girl names like "Rannie" or "Randrea." But he stays and treats me good despite all of this and he even decided to have children with me (and risk passing on all of these traits to them). Maybe he is just crazy, but that's okay. I love you sweetie! I hope you can stand a few more decades with me.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Hooray for Stop-Action Animated Creepiness*

The Nightmare Before Christmas special edition DVD was released today. Yay! I have been waiting for years for Disney to re-release this movie on DVD. How can you not love a movie where Santa Claus is kidnapped, tied up and tortured by Halloween creatures? How?? I love this movie!

*It is worth mentioning that the girl in this movie is named "Sally" and you don't get much creepier than her. Maura only saw this movie after Sally came to I don't think there is any relation. But I do tend to think of this when we talk about Sally:

Monday, August 25, 2008


Maura: "Mommy, what is Sally's address?"
Me: "I don't know, where is her house?"
Maura: "Mommy, it's the invisible one, you know that!"
Me: "Why do you need her address?"
Maura: "She needs some new clothes, I need some money to send to her."
Me: "Can we send her invisible money?"
Maura: "Mommmmy"

So here is the letter. Sally is the one on the know the creepy one who looks like she is screaming. I think she is holding a balloon. But it could be an axe. I didn't ask.

Maura's 1st day of school

Today was Maura's first day of school...this pictures says it all. She wouldn't even let me walk her to the front door. "I can go myself, I don't need your help." She said she would just wander around until she found her class. I guess she found it. And she doesn't need me anymore.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Rachel's Reviews (in 10 words or less)

I have nothing more exciting to blog about than all of the movies I have rented. Here are my brief opinions.

The Bank Job: Great movie. I couldn't understand most of what they said.

Charlie Bartlett: Good movie. Basically a biography of my highschool years.

Starter for 10: Okay movie without James McAvoy. Great movie with him.

Wristcutters: Loved this movie. It was totally messed up.

Penelope: Better than expected. Mostly because James McAvoy is in it.

Eagle vs. Shark: Didn't get it but I felt like I was supposed to.

Grace is Gone: I hate crying and I hate cheesy movies. check and check.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Deep Thoughts by Rachel

There are lots of things that you notice when you can't get out of bed for a week. Here are some observations I have made with my time:

  1. My husband is really nice. He brings me coke Icee's when I don't feel good. I like him.
  2. Maura is also very sweet. She went to the aquarium with her dad and "had to buy me an animal to make me feel better." He is a brown seal and she named him Mittens. I also quite like her and plan on keeping her.
  3. Collin could care less if I feel like my insides are on fire. He will still throw things at me. I still like him.
  4. The new Twilight book is awful. I wouldn't have bothered reading it if I had nothing but time on my hands, but I did and I wished I didn't. It sucked more than I thought any book could suck. Sorry if you liked it, I won't hold it against you.
  5. Pain pills make the days pass by much quicker. They also make me spend more time than I would like to admit staring at the ceiling and thinking about ponies.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Go Away

So I had some minor surgery (I'm fine, it was no biggie) and I have been bedridden for a few days (=torture) and I have been heavily drugged and reading lots of magazines and watching lots of TV. Here is my question: Who are these people and why won't they go away? I have no faith in the future of the human race. Forget Health Care and the Econmy, I will vote for the candidate that makes this come to an end (along with Jessica Simpson and all of her kind). I can't turn on the TV or open a magazine without seeing these people. This is who our girls have to look up to? What a joke. WHERE ARE MY PAIN PILLS?