Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Scott Peterson

I don't think Scott should get the death penalty. Do not get me wrong I do believe in putting people to death for crimes, but I think that Scott will suffer far more in jail for the rest of his life...death is just too easy.

The realization that he killed his wife and his child , and the way they were killed, will sink in eventually and then he will wish he were dead.

As I looked at the Court TV highlights of the sentencing phase I was close to tears. All those pictures of Laci when she was little. She could be MY daughter. I just hope that I, as a mother, never have to go through something like that. I feel so bad for her family.

I think Laci's mother summed it best by saying "I hope the screams of my daughter begging for her life and begging for the life of her unborn child are herd by the killer for the rest of his life". I wish the same thing.

Sunday, November 28, 2004

Thanksgiving Wrap Up

I really hope you all had a great Thanksgiving week and were able to find all those Thanksgiving deals on Friday.

Our Thanksgiving was typical, the usual, we had Thanksgiving BBQ at J.R. parents and then drove to see my family.

On Friday I had in mind to get up at the crack of dawn to go shopping, but decided against it after I did not find anything too cheap to pass up in the paper. Instead we got up and were out the door by noon. We went to Toys R Us and were still able to find the two sale items they were advertising (yippie!!). After that we went to Office Depot were I bought me a new 19 inch flat screen monitor, they had a $170 rebate (too good to pass up). I gave my old 17 inch flat screen to Baby Girl. She loves it, plus it gives her more room on her desk.

Saturday was light day. We put up tons of Christmas lights. We are now ready for our neighborhood Christmas walk through. I need to take a pic and post it.

Sunday was wash day. I am leaving for Boston tomorrow and need to get some things ready. So far the weather outlook is saying it will be high 40s to low 20s, NO SNOW, but I bet you guys that as soon as my plane lands the weather gods will change their mind just like they do every year.

Last year the weather called for no snow, but it ended up being the first snow storm of the season with the worst storm of the winter. We were stuck inside for 2 days. Ok, cross your fingers and wish me luck.

Monday, November 22, 2004

Great Movies

Hello there boys and girls. I am coming to you guys live from Youngstown, Ohio. Yeah, yippie for me (sarcastic). What are you doing there you might ask, well, I am working, but will be home back tomorrow.

While I am here I thought I would share with you guys some movies I saw this weekend. The first one is Osama. I really, really, really enjoyed this movie. If you think we women have it bad now days you need to see how women under the Taliban regimen live. The movie follows the life of a young girl that has to become a boy to help her family out (only men are allowed to work). The movie is in Pashtu, but has English subtitles.

This movie made me realize that the Taliban is not about Muslim fundamentals, but about oppression. Baby Girl watched the movie with me and asked "why are they all covered up?" I proceeded to explain to her about a woman's role in that society. All of the sudden a man is seen on screen. Baby Girl asks "why is he not covered up?". If my three year old can see the injustice why can they?

The other movie I saw was Super Size Me. We are all guilty of eating fast food more than we are supposed to, if you are not please let me know what you do, so this movie hit close to home. The dieticians in the movie say you are only supposed to eat fast food one time per month, ouch!!

Overall I really liked the movie and I specially liked the paintings that they showed at several points throughout the film. Oh, yeah, they did mention that in 2002 Houston was the #1 fattest city in the US and the second in 2003. I guess that is a title we do not want to have.

Thursday, November 18, 2004

I Must Blog...

I need to blog about something today, but do not know what exactly. I have been thinking about doing a 100 things about me page, but I always decide against it. I just think I will come across as too psycho or weird. Maybe I can do one of those new lists where people highlight what they have done. I dunno.

I can talk about what shows I am watching, but it has been a lame fall, even for nov. sweeps, and the only show I have been religiously keeping my eye on has been Arrested Development.

I can talk about this year has gone incredibly fast. It is already November! The New Year will be here before we know it.

I can talk about my pregnancy, everything is great, I am due in February, but do not want to bore anyone to tears.

I can talk about work. I will be once again going to Boston the last week of the month. The bad thing is that it is already snowing up there and all of you know that cold weather and I do not mix. Plus, I am hoping my belly does not grow anymore. I have a winter coat that still fits and I am not about to buy me a down maternity jacket just for one visit to Boston knowing I will never wear it again. The good thing is that JR is coming up mid week. We are also staying at the Custom House Hotel right in the city so it should be lots of fun.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

The Word of God

The other day I was driving around and a bumper sticker I saw made me think of how every person and religion interprets every word written in the Bible differently. I think it is amazing that there are thousands of Christian religions and sects based on a single book.

Well, back to the bumper sticker. The sticker just said "Thou Shall Not Kill - Become Vegetarian". Huh, food for thought.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Too Funny

Sunday, November 07, 2004

My Weekend...

On Saturday we went to a wedding. I just love weddings they are so romantic. Yes, I know that 60% of the marriages end in divorce, but I think that for at least one day the bride and groom are completely honest about their feelings and are 100% optimistic about their future. I mean, no one is thinking about getting divorce on their wedding day.

One thing I really loved about this wedding and something I would recommend to all the people planning a wedding is to have a kid’s area. I had never seen such thing. They had an area with a TV with videos, coloring books, games, snacks, drinks, and a lady that looked over the kids. That is an excellent way to take the kids with you and have a good time without worrying about where the kids are. If I would of known we would of taken Baby Girl with us. Totally Cool Beans.

Movies - This weekend I saw Le Violon Rouge or The Red Violin. I LOVED it!!! If you guys are looking for a great movie to see without the regular Hollywood hoopla I hate I would absolutely recommend this movie. It is awesome.

The movie traces the life of a violin from creation (1681) to the present day. It is a series of stories that are tied together in an incredibly creative way. The story is great and the cinematography is amazing. Thumbs up!

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Election Recap

People are SO dramatic. I have been reading tons of blogs today and most of them talk about the future downfall of the United States because Bush is our President. "They" also say that the next four years are going to suck and that they are moving to Canada, Europe, or South America. All I can say is - SEE YA!!!

This country needs people that will stick together. Plus, if you think the U.S. is bad you should try living in another country. Actually living some where else is much different than visiting for two weeks. Americans have so many freedoms and most of them are taken for granted. There is a reason why we have SO many immigrants and people risking their lives to live here. We live in a great nation no matter who the president is.

If you are a nay sayer go on, get out, there are thousands of people waiting to take your place.

Tuesday, November 02, 2004

Vote Vote Vote

Play by play election coverage from CNN.

Monday, November 01, 2004

My Spooktacular Weekend

On Friday we headed down to Galveston. We first stopped at Moody Gardens. The last time we were there was 11 years ago! Wow, the place has gotten bigger, or maybe I just don't remember it correctly. Anyway, it was still fun and Baby Girl had a blast. She really enjoyed the 3D Imax Ocean Wonderland movie. She was so cute; she kept reaching for the fish and moving out of the way when one was coming towards her. Somehow I though it was really funny.

After Moody Gardens we headed for the beach, well, our version of a beach. We were there just enough time for Baby Girl to get her feet wet and get some sea shells.

On our way back to Houston we stopped at J.R. grandma’s house and took her out for some dinner.

Saturday was all about house work.

Sunday...Yeah!! I just LOVE Halloween. We got up and cleaned up the house. J.R. was all day in the kitchen making some yummy chicken. We ate around 4pm, we put our costumes on, and got ready for the big night. This year my sister, mom, and stepdad came over and they took Baby Girl around the neighborhood while J.R. and I lit some candles, got out our stereo with spooky music, set up some chairs, got out a fan (yes, it was hot down here), got all our Halloween candy, and sat in our drive way to wait for the trick or treaters. We did not have as many kids as we did last year, this time we had around 100 kids, but it was still fun.

Hope you all had a wonderful and safe Halloween.