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dan in real life

i so enjoyed this movie. it’s just the kind of movie i like. about people and relationships. it made me cry, it made me want to hug my mom, learn to play guitar, sing a song, kiss my husband. and it was quoteable! “this corn is like an angel.” “love is not a feeling, it’s an ability.” “you are a murderer of love!”

the family togetherness was a little too unrealistic (but still left me warm and fuzzy). it was like a bunch of happy and fun family moments that normally would happen over a course of years were condensed into a holiday weekend. in “real life” these scenes/moments would be punctuated by long periods of bickering, whining, eye-rolling, boredom and messes.
i will probably watch it again tomorrow, and try to get jake to watch it. though, it’s not really his type of movie….

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i recently read an article about the differences between a geek and a nerd. i’m not sure i ever thought that one was thought to be a less offensive designation , but the author believed it was nerd (come to think of it, though, i do refer to myself as a nerd). anyhoo, one of the examples was that nerds will go to the midnight opening of the new starwars movie, but a geek will go dressed up as one of the characters.

the screen cap did not turn out so well….click on pic for better view, i think.
i don’t know if being very excited about this new feature of goodreads makes me a geek or a nerd, but i lack any shame in my love of trivia, and about books at that! could it get any better? i submit that it could not.

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serenity now!

so, my mil has a circle of serenity in her yard (i don’t have a pic).

my sister in law has a square.

mama-in-law and me at jackie’s square of serenity
i now have an oval of serenity!

it’s where the pond used to be.

it’s a lot more comfortable now.

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update! i found it…
http://www.marthastewart.com/portal/site/mslo/menuitem.fc77a0dbc44dd1611e3bf410b5900aa0/?vgnextoid=6c2a3e8661aa5110VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&autonomy_kw=wild%20rice,%20squash&rsc=rf_result1

this is an acorn squash stuffed with deliciousness. i made it in november, but i can still taste it. i don’t even remember all that i put in it, or where i got the recipe, so it may have been a once in a lifetime experience. sigh.

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What’s this, you (and Brophy) might ask? well, it’s the ophy. you win it if the your o’s basketball teammates deem you worthy of possessing it for a week. this important honor is won at topper’s pizza after the weekly games. topper’s has the best salad bar ever. and the games are fun to watch.

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