Thursday, June 28, 2007

Summer Fun


Well my little niece was in for a little over a week. Monday I took her to see Nancy Drew. She was excited to see it. She really wasn't sure what it was about but you know it looks like a kids movie! HA! I explained to her before the previews came on. It was a bit slow in the beginning but then it got better. I did enjoy it & my niece seemed to also. Bruce Willis does a cameo appearance, Barry Bostwick is in it and the little kid Corky is a hoot! Gotta love him!

After the movie I took her to Barnes & Noble to get a Nancy Drew book. We found a purse that has the covers of a book (have you seen those types of purses?) and had 2 books in it. With the 20% off & my member's discount it was a great deal. Then we went to the sale tables (YES! BIG SALE..HURRY!) and we found a cool pen, a magnifying glass book mark (how appropriate is that!) and a writing flip tablet with a Nancy Drew cover....PERFECT! She has all this in her purse. Isn't this just so cool! I think I was just as excited.

Now I have to tell you the mystery idea is the theme lately...I introduced her to Jame Bond the night before! Hee Hee! It was Thunderball & not anything too racey in it. Apparantely, I have not seen Thunderball that much out of all the ones I see so much. Thunderball has Largo & Domino & Largo is older with an eye patch & gets killed. I didn't know how this made sense since Kim Bassinger played Domino & a different Largo was in Never Say Never Again, but I just read on the web that it was a remake outside of the official producers...wierd! Well Chelsea liked Jame Bond! That's my girl! She also put on her birthday list an Elvis CD! Wonder where she got that idea! ;-) I got her one today & a DVD...well she has to actually see his hips! I mean do you know I have students who have never seen Elvis on any video or anything! My God! Well, that little girl & me certainly have a lot of fun! :-)

Oh, and then my mom came & joined us on the couch watching James Bond. My niece was in the middle of us & I remembered that I wanted to tell my niece that I tried a new thing to eat. We try to get her to. Well, I had tried Frog Legs for the first time last week when a friend ordered them. At first I was like those poor frogs without legs but then I thought, well, I eat chicken legs so...ha so I tell my niece. Then all of a sudden, I don't now how these things pop in my head but I just had to say it! I ate my prince's legs & now he can't get to me! HA! That is the problem & why I haven't found him! HA! He can't get to me! Well, you should have seen the 3 of us on the couch! We were dying laughing so hard! I'll never forget that moment. You know those moments that when you are old you will still remember...this is one of them. So precious! Now my niece will be going around telling everyone this! HA!

Well, after we got back from the movie the house went nuts, the door bell began to ring & the house was taken over by a bunch of little girls. They were over the day before playing playstation in their wet bathing suits sitting on my brother's comforter. It was so funny, he had had just dried it & was putting it back on his cedar chest & the girls were back to get it wet again! HA! He just laughed. My mom called today & said their were even more there today! HA! Seems word is getting around. They found the snacks & they are out of so much already! HA! When I was little, one day my mom looked out at our backyard and she counted like 30 kids in our yard but none of her own kids! HA! We were at someone else's yards...grass is always greener. HA! My mom always had the ice sticks & Kool Aid etc. 

Well, my folks are planning a kids birthday party for her with these girls for next week. They are going to surprise her with a Pinata they got her in AZ. 

Today I went to see Georgia Rule at the cheap theater. It was pretty good. I felt there were a few places that needed some further development & more Jane Fonda Attitude! :-) Could have been a few more funny places also. Missed driving in the big storms though today! YA! There are so many movies I want to see lately. I really love going to movies. It is my escape. I remember in college I would go to movies and then walk home at night looking at the good for the spirit.

Ok, I suppose I can't end without mentioning something about this new guy in my life. Yep, he still hasn't gotten rid of me. (Shake head) I'm not sure if he is crazy since he has not found me crazy yet. HA! I'm not sure where he came from I mean it is just so there he was. And I have no clue what he sees in me? (shaking head again!) Actually, he admitted the other night that when he saw me he ran into a table & knocked down a bunch of things as I passed by. I remember that happening. I didn't turn around to see who it was because I didn't want to embarrass the person & I had no clue the reason why then. He has been really nice to me. He makes sure I call when I get up north & come back etc. We went to see some fireworks the other night & that was really nice but unfortunately it began to rain. He gave me his Cubs baseball hat to wear but UGH...I looked so horrible! I have no clue but as I have gotten older my hair gets curly when it is wet & dries by itself. I got home & when I looked in the mirror I could not understand how this man was getting frisky with me looking the way I did. Ok, I know but still...ha! He has a really big heart. We'll see. 

Thankfully the temp is cooling off a bit from the rain. I did see today a big tree that was hit by lightning & came down. I'm glad I was not driving by it would have freaked me out. HA! Well, I better try to get some sleep. I have class all day tomorrow.


chat2missie said...

I used to love Nancy Drew and I believe I read all the books too!  Sounds like you had a great time with your neice.

dwhee70041 said...

I remember watching Thunderball when it first hit the big screen.  I'm glad Chelsea enjoyed her time with you.

sunnyside46 said...

Okay when I read that entry about the frogs with no legs , I thought of a double amputee singer warbling about "Purple Rain"
I am a sick puppy!

princesssaurora said...

Well, it sounds like you are the perfect auntie and you have been busy having fun!  As for the new guy... you are TOTALLY selling yourself short.  I hope this works out.... he sounds like a keeper!

be well,

acoward15 said...

I think I'll give this movie a miss!

ceilisundancer said...

I do like a big-hearted man:)
Thanks for the Nancy Drew moview review.  Hoping my mother and I can take my daughter on Saturday.   I used to love her books.  I like the little mystery ensemble your niece ended up with:)  What a memory she'll have of this time with you.  -- Robin

acoward15 said...

OK, it's been nearly a month. What have you been up to? How about a new entry.