Thursday, July 31, 2008

You go Jennifer Garner!

I was flipping through the channels the other day and realized that there was nothing to watch. I hate when that happens! My cable bill was $180 last month, surely there should be something entertaining on tv. Normally, I’d read a book, but I had just finished a book and despised it. It was one of those things where you go, “wow, I wish I could get all the time back I wasted on this thing.” So, low and behold I see that “The Kingdom” is on HBO. Sure, why not?

Honestly, the only reason I turned it on was for Jason Bateman. Any faith I had in Jamie Foxx was quickly lost after I attempted to watch “Miami Vice” a few months ago. Chris Cooper is a solid actor, but not someone I’ll watch a movie just because he’s involved.

Then, there’s Jennifer Garner, which is a hard story for me. I want to love her, I do. I love her personality, but I really don’t care for any of the movies she’s ever been in. I thought “13 going on 30” was the worst rip-off of “Big” and Tom Hanks should be on a short list of people that you don’t mess with. I know I’m in the minority here, but I never got into the television series “Alias.” But, I want to love Jennifer Garner. I’m lukewarm on Ben Affleck, but absolutely love Matt Damon. If Jennifer has any connection to Matt, then she’s cool in my book. Plus, she’s from West Virginia. That right there makes me want to love her, but then I keep having flashbacks of “Daredevil” and the love is lost.

So here’s an action movie with Jennifer Garner and Jason Bateman. Secretly, I’m hoping that Jennifer will kick the crap out of Jason in the movie. I wanted her to punch him in the face during “Juno” and I’m hoping that in this movie she’ll at least slap him or something. As much as I love Jason Bateman I must admit he was a total ass in "Juno" and he deserved a quick slap to the face.

Alright, if you ever cared to watch this movie you should probably stop reading right now!

Jennifer Garner is the traditional female FBI agent in this movie. The guys do most of the work and she’s just along for the ride. Well, in the big action sequence of the movie she gets the shaft and is left outside in the hallway. BOOM!!!! Jennifer starts entering rooms and basically blasts a few dudes away with her machine gun. Then, she gets into a hand-to-hand combat fight with a very large dude. At one point she even bites the guy in the head. Then, just to further show she’s a total bad-ass she stabs him in the very upper thigh region before killing him with a serious stab wound to the back of the head.

It’s because of this scene, I can now say with the utmost confidence, that I truly love Jennifer Garner. She is typecast as the chick in this movie. Then, sure enough at the end, she saves the day. She kills a bunch of bad dudes, rescues Jason Bateman, and figures out the old dude in the room is really the terrorist leader. She does all of this while having to keep her boobs under cover because Jeremy Piven is worried that the Saudi officers might be offended.

You go Jennifer Garner!!!

Who are Jax and Jewels?

I couldn't come up with a name for my blog. Literally, for weeks I would write down a myriad of names and then Google them to check their availability. I’d play around on blogger and just keep pounding on the “Next Blog” button, which was really a frantic attempt to see what other people were naming their blogs. Basically, I didn’t want to pick some pretentious name or sound like another self-help guru. Finally, I was sitting on my couch, laptop on and my dog plops down next to me. That’s when it hit me. Of course, I should just name my blog after my two lovable Boston Terriers.

So, without further ado here is a brief introduction to my two pups:

Jax is our little boy. He’s a bit big for a Boston, weighing in at 25lbs. Actually, he has numerous days where he weighs more than 25lbs, but most kennels charge more for dogs over 25lbs, so we always say he is 25lbs. I think because of his size some of his features look a bit off for a Boston. Basically, he almost has a nose, which most Bostons don’t have. My husband and I have no intention of showing Jax, so we didn’t have his ears clipped. Jax is left with “Dumbo-like” ears, but they are one of his finer qualities. His ears are ridiculously soft. Think velvet and fancy hotel towels soft. I thoroughly enjoy tickling his ears for hours on end and he doesn't seem to mind one bit.

Jewels is a few months older than Jax. When my husband, who was then only a lowly fiancĂ©e, and I moved in together one of the first things we did was decide to finally get a dog. Our lease had a very strict dog policy, which meant we were limited in our dog selection to small dogs. Honestly, now I view that as a blessing in a disguise. Without the weight limit my husband and I wouldn’t have picked a Boston. Jewels came to our house weighing barely over 5lbs and she has since grown into a deceptive 13lbs. She’s a true Boston in every way. She has the erect ears, the white facial stripe, the underbite, the muscular frame and of course, the attitude. Yes, she’s a total diva and my husband spoils her rotten.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Shoe Lust

In case you didn't know, Nordstrom is having a fantastic sale at the moment. These Kate Spade "Hana" Mary Jane Pumps are on sale for a mere $229.90. Hey, that is a pretty nice savings from the normal $358 list price. Sigh..... I wish I could buy these shoes. Somehow, I don't think I could convince my better half that I need these shoes. Not, that I want them, but truly need these shoes. He might be skeptical due to the double straps or the two-tone color scheme or worst of all- the pricetag. These are all things I absolutely love about these shoes, well, clearly not the pricetag. At least I could argue that these definitely aren't just another pair of black shoes. Look at them!!!! They are so pretty. Someone please tell me that Kate Spade makes ridiculously uncomfortable shoes. That might be the only thing to keep me from craving these shoes.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

What? Another blog...

Yes, I have finally entered the blogosphere. If you had asked any of my graduate cohort, then they would quickly tell you that I have a minor obsession with blogs. I've wanted to start a blog for years, but for some reason I never actually took the 30 seconds to set one up.

I did today.

Call this my mission statement, personal credo, manifesto, etc., but I really don't know to what purpose I will use this blog. I expect that at first it will be a random collection of the little things bouncing around in my head. Eventually, I'd like to include additional posts on my many hobbies, whims and rants. Perhaps maybe a few photographs from some worldly travels.