Friday, August 28, 2009


I have decided that I needed to have a better way to display my design work so I did one of those free websites Weebly. It's easy and it works pretty good. Eventually I will build my own but for now this is it....
Hope you like.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday Morning

Hello all,

Well I have another slue of movies to talk about so let's get started....

A Dark Place/ The Innocents
Well as chance would have it I rented The Innocents with Deborah Kerr Sat. and before I watched it I saw a little known movie called A Dark Place with Leelee Sobieski. Guess what, they are the same movie.... crap. Simple break down of the plot. Woman gets a dream job of being the Nanny to two little children. Their parents are dead and they live in the country home of their very wealthy uncle. He has no time for them so the Nanny is in total charge of Miles and Flora. This is the same in both movies. When they get to the country is where it splits into a good movie and into a horrible movie. Guess which one is crap... Leelee's movie was so bad I don't wish to discuss it any further so let's stay with Deborah. When she arrives she befriends the older woman who kinda runs the house. She soon finds out that the previous Nanny has died along with the house handyman. Deb starts seeing ghosts and things get progressively creepier. So, are the ghosts real? Are they there to hurt the children? Can she save them? The ending leaves you with more questions then at the beginning which can be good. If you like things tied up in a little bow like my Mother then you'll hate this. If you like old black and whites with good acting and creepy suspense then give this a watch.
Rating: **3/4 (Wish I could have seen this BEFORE the stupid Leelee version)

Ghost Town
Well sounds like another horror flick but actually it is a funny movie with some of my favs. Greg Kinnear is a playboy husband to Tea Leoni when he unfortunately dies. Enter snotty, off putting Ricky Gervais, dentist and basic rude human. After a little stay in the hospital he gains the gift to see dead people. They need favors and he wants none of it. Greg manages to gain his ear and wants him to break up the engagement of his former wife to some new guy. That's all you need to know. If you like any of the names above then you in for a good time.
Rating: *** (Funny, funny, funny)

Type to you later

Friday, August 21, 2009

Happy Thought!

How cool is this...
Last week people here at work have been getting secret "Happy Thought for the Day" gifts. Someone got cookies, one got a beautiful plant and so forth. Well today was MY day!! Whoo Hoo!! Is there anything better? Getting gifts at work is awesome but secret gifts is even better!!

Happy thoughts to you and yours!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Movies, movies, movies!!

Hello again! I had a lot of work to do this week but I managed to sneak in a few movies too!

Death Note II:
Well pretty much if you haven't seen the first one you won't see this one. All the same characters return plus a couple of new ones to wrap up this tale of the notebook that kills. The second run adds more notebooks and more owners. The story gets very complicated and tries a little too hard to be clever. I much prefer the first with the head to head between L and Light.
Rating: **1/2 (if you see the first you have to see this one)

Space Chimps:
Animated chimps get the chance to go to space to save the world! Just kidding! They go because they want to make sure the humans don't die if they do it... Talking chimps take a whirlwind trip to another timewarp where they fight all kinds of alien life. I'm a lover of all things animated but this was funny as well and was paced well to keep you interested.
Rating: **1/2 (Kids will love it and you probably will too)

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Nikki is mentioned again!!!!!!

You must check this out! Talk about great advertising! I am so excited to see all of these products being accepted so well.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Keeps getting better

Today, Wednesday, Nikki is going to be featured on the Diva Craft Lounge!! For those of you that don't know it's a great radio show that's broadcast's in 107 countries. Danielle and Rayme are the host and are so fun to listen too!! Nikki met Dainelle at her booth at CHA and she knew who she was immediately!! Once she got back home she asked if Nikki would come on her show and soooo tomorrow at 2pm central time I'll be on!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sun and Movies


So I got 4 movies in the mail from Netflix this weekend so I thought I would catch ya'll up.

Transporter 3:
First I have to mention that I love Jason Statham. Second, I have to mention that I thought the first one was ok with a couple of great moments but not enough. Third, the second movie sucked with less great moments and not enough to warrant more viewings.
Transporter 3 is just like the others, same complaints I had with the first two. Lousy music with no drive through the action parts. LAME female leads that can't speak the language and have to be dubbed and a stupid plot. The chick in this is the worst. I guess she is eye candy but she keeps talking and sucks the sexy right off her. Jason PLEASE get a decent script and do a great movie you can be proud of!
Rating: ** (If you love Jason you will be forced to see this out of principle but you won't be happy)

Midnight Meat Train:
I've been wanting to rent this for a while. It stars Bradley Cooper who I just love. If you can't place the name he is the jerk in Wedding Crashers and the hot dude in the Hangover. I know him as Will from the first season of Alias. Horror movie starts out with Brad as an aspiring photographer who's live in girl gets him a shot at a big time gallery owner. The big time gallery owner Brooke Shields tells him that his work is good but he is just missing that one shot, you know right place right time. That night he is out looking for that shot. He ends up in a metro station and sees some guys harassing a girl. He takes some shots and THEN breaks them up. Sweet guy. She thanks him and gets on the train. Oh no it is a train of death and there is a crazy dude on there that beats you to death with -- you guessed it, a meat tenderizer. What you didn't guess that! Anywhooo what could have been a simple horror premise gets complicated and though it is creepy and super bloody the pay off was way lame.
Rating: ** (for Bradley and for the super oooz)

Madagacar 2 - Escape to Africa:
Simple did you like the first one? You'll love the second, funnier, cuter and better story.
Rating: *** (two words - Penguins Rock)

Death Note:
Japanese movie that again I happened across some time ago and am just now getting to see.
Great premise. Genius law student, Light, finds a book - "Death Note" inside are the instructions for use. You write someones name in the book and within 45 seconds the die of a heart attack. Very cool. Along with the book is a super creepy looking dude name Ruuk. He is a demon that kinda comes with the book and loves apples. Well said law student going by the code name Kira begins what he think is a cleansing of the city. Killing death row inmates and murders who get off. He must know their full name and be able to picture their face so as not to affect people of the same name. This comes into play when he needs to eliminate someone following him but darn it he doesn't know their name. How he finds out is pretty clever. Light's Dad just happens to be the lead police detective. Add another super genius "L" that is hot on his tail and you are in for a great ride. Clever and smart and great characters.
Rating: *** (Seek and find this great little gem)

Thursday, August 6, 2009


So I thought I would catch up on some movie reviews....

The Spirit -
Wow talk about missing the mark. Visually it was interesting and Scarlet and Eva looked great but the jump between serious and total camp was weird. Of course the biggest problem is that the leading man was not leading at all. I didn't care about him, I didn't care about his backstory, I plain didn't care. The dynamic between him and the villain Sam Jackson was super lacking. Plus did anybody get why he was Dr. Octopus? Waste of time.
* (watch if it is on TV and nothing else is)

The Haunting in Connecticut -
Set up, family has son with cancer they need to move to be closer to where he gets treatments so they take a house that is a real deal. Unfortunately it's a real deal for a reason. While I appreciated that this movie tried to have a real story and character development it just didn't seem to quite connect. I can't say I didn't like it but I didn't love it. I couldn't tell you any of the characters names and that isn't a good sign. There was a subplot with the drinking Dad that seemed put in for no reason. It didn't contribute in any way so I thought they should have cut it. Marks for some spooky moments and no bathroom moment with a medicine cabinet mirror.
** 1/2 (rent if you like Amityville)

Next -
What a perfect title! Next movie please! Ok, guy works in Vegas in a two bit magic act. Thing is isn't not magic, he can see two minutes into the future. In comes the FBI, they want him to do a little looky looky for them. Add Jessica Biel and you have a decent premise. I like Nick Cage but at no time in this movie did I look at Jessica B. and think she would give him the time of day for even a second, much less fall in love after a day. For me this kinda ruined everything else. Nick's hair didn't helped. He needs to call Sean Connery's guy cause I don't know what he was thinking in this. It's too bad cause I liked the idea and some of the effects. Better, hotter, leading man would have made this a hit.
** 1/2 (rent if you love Nick)

Monday, August 3, 2009

Jessica abandoned me!

Well Friday was Jessica's last day at work and I will miss her ever so much.

More from CHA

I stole some more photos from Nikki's blog if you haven't been there yet of the show. Jenni Bowlin came into the booth and Nikki got to meet her and get a picture. Apparently Nikki cried her eyes out but she said she was wonderfully sweet.
Also Jill from Jillibean soup came in. Her booth was next to Nikki's and Nikki said she was so helpful and kind the entire time.

We are so proud of how well we were received and I know in part it is because of Nikki's amazing personality! Great job Nikki your dream is officially a reality!!