Monday, June 25, 2012

s'mores, 50th, the citadel, and george clooney

okay--another weekend post----

let's see--friday night we went to my son dustin (robhye) and my dil adrienne's house for dinner and s'mores --using their new fire-pit he made--it was a good time ---the kids played on their new swing set/playhouse dustin and adie recently put up for them----it rained some while we were there, but it didn't dampen the kids excitement about--chocolate--gooey marshmallows---and fire----

saturday was my oldest sister, ruth and her husband lewis' 50th wedding anniversary--we went by to see them---had a nice visit--and took a few pictures-----i cannot believe it has been fifty years and that i am that same little flower girl i was---all those many years ago----they had their picture in the local newspaper too--

hmmm let's see, what else----we were going to see my aunt who is in a nursing home in a town about an hour or so from us----but i was not feeling too chipper, so we put the visit off and went to church instead---

frank and i had quite a "discussion" in our class about the new book we are reading about "grace"----isn't it funny how we can get so riled up about grace of all things---it was more that i interrupted frank too many times----i think we need separate classes---

after church we had a nice lunch at the mall with one of robyn's friends and his brother----this was her male friend that prompted the long fb status and my "what is love" post----he had just returned from a week at "the citadel"-----he is the highest ranking officer in his school's jrotc--air-force---he was in his uniform yesterday as he tends to do a lot----his goal right now is to be president of the united states---and you know, i can see him achieve this goal----"are you sure you don't feel romantic about this friend, robyn"---


i have two george clooney movies we watched over the weekend--i will give you my opinion---

"the descendents"-----well i thought it had hardly anything to do with his descendents----now i am the first person to love a movie about just feelings or an introspective look at life---i found this movie, terrible---i didn't like anything about it----i thought, with the exception of the kids, the acting was horrible----i felt no empathy for any of the characters and it lacked  guts--

"the ides of march"---now this was a good movie--the acting was pretty good---a superb job by philip seymour hoffman---a couple of nice twists---a few smart messages---- my only complaint would be the ending-- not that i have to have everything tied up at the end---but maybe i just wanted more---

have a nice monday-

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  1. Sounds like a nice weekend! Congratulations to your sister and her husband. :-) I really enjoyed The Ides of March as well.

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  2. Sounds like a nice weekend! Congratulations to your sister and her husband. :-) I really enjoyed The Ides of March as well.

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    1. thanks danielle---yeah wasn't it a great movie!

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  3. Happy anniversary to Ruth and Lewis -- magnificent!

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  4. 50th aniversary is a big milestone for a couple, congratulations to Ruth and Lewis!

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  5. Congrats to Ruth and Lewis on their 50th! I remember on my Nana and Granddad's 50th, they celebrated with my Nana's two sisters who were also having their 50th anniversary. A local reporter came out to interview them and asked them what's the number one thing needed for a long-lasting marriage. All three women answered at the same time: "Patience!"

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    1. i am sure that's right haha--thanks christine :)

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  6. Sounds like a great weekend!

    For some reason, I have a craving for s'mores... ;)

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    1. i guess it was--haha me too-thanks dana :)

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  7. I want to see Ides of March--thanks for the review--and the reminder :)

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    1. i hope you like it--you're welcome meredith!

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  8. I actually saw both those Clooney films a week ago. I disagree about The Descendants being terrible, but it wasn't all that interesting, either. Ides of March, on the other hand, was quite engrossing. Hard not to be, when you've got Clooney, Gosling, Hoffman, and Giammatti in there.

    In other news, an old shoe salesman walks into a bar... (Thanks for the suggestion, Lynn!)

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    1. i know it was a great cast---haha i had to go back to see what you were talking about---very clever!--thanks nate :)

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  9. I love how you had a 'discussion' in 'Sunday School', what a good illustration as to why we need grace, haha!

    Thanks for the review on the movies..I am very picky about what I watch and get bored easily so I always appreciate someone sharing a bit about what the watch.

    Have a good week. xo

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    1. i know---i think maybe frank and i teaching this book, might be more of challenge than we thought haha---just know i am super picky too and like you i get bored easily--thanks sherri:)

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  10. I'm disappointed to hear about The Descendents. I haven't seen it, but thought it sounded good. I'll probably still watch it when I get the chance, even if I end up not liking it.

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    1. you might love it--seems a lot of people did :)

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  11. George Clooney is an oft googled term. I met him once and wrote about it and at least once a day someone lands on my blog in their search for George Clooney : ) Congratulations to your sister and her husband. 50 years married definitely needs celebrating!

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  12. Wow, 50 years! That's amazing.

    Also, thanks for the review on the movies. I wanted to see those but I think now I'll pass.

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    1. it is amazing---no don't not see them on my say--and anyway the "the ides of march" was really really good--thanks clarissa :)

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  13. Ya just can't beat chocolate and marshmallows yummmmy. Haven't watched those two movies yet so i can't comment on whether they are good or bad but i will eventually watch 'em later on :-).

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    1. no you sure can't beat anything with chocolate :)

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  14. ha, I was thinking of seeing the Descendants, but now I'm not so sure :)

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    1. i guess i am glad i watched it because i had wondered about it--i hadn't really known what it was suppose to be about and it was not anything like i had imagined--i kept thinking--this is going to get better, but for me it just never did and was a real waste---but like i said before on a comment--a lot of good people would disagree with me--thanks lynda :)

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  15. I heard the Descendents was a great movie but I haven't seen it yet...

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    1. i heard that too--sorry, i hated it :)

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  16. The Ides of March was filmed right here in Cincinnati. It was a big deal when Clooney was here.

    Making smore's sounds like fun. My kids will be begging for them soon!

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    1. oh how cool-i really enjoyed that movie!--the spielberg lincoln movie was filmed here in richmond last year, my son was an extra--lots of excitement then--i can't wait for that to come out---yep, the s'mores were great--thanks sherry :)

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  17. That's funny that you had a discussion about grace :)
    I saw both of those George Clooney movies together also and even though I liked them both, Ides of March was my favorite too. Ryan Gosling...:)

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    1. yeah it is strange about the grace arguments haha---yeah my daughter loves ryan--thanks heather!

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  18. Sounds like a good weekend.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. it really was i guess--thanks joyce :)

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  19. Who doesn't love chocolate gooey marshmallows and fire? Hope the weekend was spectacular. :)

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    1. haha i know!!! it was pretty good--hope yours was too--thanks juli :)

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  20. lots of stuff going on..good for you!
    we just watched a George Clooney movie last weekend...he was a "crooked" politician...kind of an interesting movie, and even more so in light of the up coming elections...we are red box all the way, hardley ever complain anymore...not for a buck!

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    1. yep--we always do the red box too--hmmm he is a politician if the ides of march too--thanks annmarie :)

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  21. how exciting for your sister/hubby on 50 years of wedded bliss! How cool too that you were the flower girl; do you have many memories of the actual wedding?

    I'll have to check out those George Clooney movies; thanks for the reviews on them.

    Too funny about the heated discussion on grace with you and hubby; we've had discussions like that too on different topics when we tend to disagree about something.

    enjoy the week ahead!

    betty

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    1. i do have many vivid memories of that wedding! funny frank and i don't disagree--we just both want to teach it haha--thanks betty :)

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  22. thanks for the movie reviews. I kept debating about the Descendents. Ides of March sounds much better. Have you seen "The Way"? Very good. A spiritual journey.

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    1. no, i will have to look for it--i will warn ya, the language is pretty bad in the ides of march--but a really well made over all movie--thanks mare :)

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  23. Having just reached twenty, I am awed by fifty. Tis my goal. I second your thought on separate classes. Margaret and I do plenty of things together, but when we signed up for group spiritual direction we asked to be in different groups.

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    1. yeah i think fifty sounds way too close--we are coming up on our 36th----and frank and i used to kinda teach a class together--so who knows---but i think you are probably very wise!

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  24. Thanks for visiting my blog Lynn, and I'm glad I've discovered yours. I didn't get around to seeing the Descendants but I wanted to. Sounds as if I didn't miss anything though :D

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    1. i am glad you did too!! it's just my opinion--you know what they say about them!--thanks jenny :)

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  25. We saw the Descendants and didn't hate it, it was ok; did not see the Ides.

    50 years is a long time, congrats are in order.

    Best regards Lynn.

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    1. it is a very long time--thanks anthony--to you too :)

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  26. Sounds like you had a great weekend. :) Congrats to your sis. 50 years is a huge deal. one never gets to see that nowadays.

    Happy Tuesday!

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    1. i know--it is rare--thanks cecilia :)

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  27. 50 years!?! That IS something to celebrate. Congratulations to them. Glad to hear you affirm my thoughts on The Descendants. Thanks for saving me some (wasted) time.

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    1. it is something really special---haha yep i can't get that time back ;)--thanks jenn!

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  28. You were a busy woman. :) I haven't seen those movies. Now, I'm glad. lol

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    1. it would seem that way--now i feel kinda bad i panned the movie--but i still hate it---thanks jennifer :)

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  29. I like George Clooney but I haven't seen The Descendants yet. Sounds a little odd.

    The last movie I saw was that Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with Judi Dench and Maggie Smith plus other outstanding older actors. I thought it was an excellent movie.

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    1. omgosh--i want to see that--it was only in the theaters here for a short time---it looks so good! thanks patricia :)

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  30. A 50th anniversary is well deserving of a picture in the paper. What a great achievement.


    Lee
    Wrote By Rote

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    1. it really is a wonder and a rarity---thanks lee :)

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  31. Hey Lynn, mmm I love s'mores....I want some now, NOW! Ok, maybe later when the some comes out...yeah, unlikely to be this year :) p.s I had some blog drama and the link is now: http://suddenlykateshow.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. oh wow blog drama--i'm sorry--i think we bloggers should get our own reality show---thanks kate :)

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  32. I also love s'mores! Congrats on your sister's 50th anniversary! I saw both movies, and agree that Ides of March ended too abruptly. Julie

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    1. yeah i really did--i was so disappointed to have it end! thanks julie:)

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  33. George Clooney has definitely grown on me. He's quite a wonderful actor!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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    1. i really haven't seen too much of him in the movies--but i remember liking him on the roseanne show and er--i really liked him a lot on er :)

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