December 29, 2007

Same Planet... I Think

We took the boys to see The Water Horse. We enjoyed it. We enjoy going to the movies and its even better now that we can see them as a family.

There had been much begging that we would see Alvin and the Chipmunks. I refused. I may have five years ago, but now, there is a line that is drawn. It happened after I got coaxed into seeing Garfield. As my husband puts it, “I paid six bucks to take a nap”.


This line I have drawn, however, is odd. I will not EVER see Alvin and the Chipmunks, yet I want to see Horton Hears a Who and have told my younger boys that we will most definitely see the new Veggie Tales movie. I don’t know what it is about those silly talking and singing vegetables, but they make me laugh… so we will go.

Talking and singing chipmunks DO NOT do it for me, and we will not.

Dr. Seuss? Yes.

Chipmunks and Garfield? Hell no.

There are a lot of movies coming out for families and kids. It goes in odd streaks… sometimes there is NOTHING that I would take my kids to see and other times, we hit a matinee every other weekend.

As for the Water Horse, Scotland looks to be such beautiful country. I would love to visit, but fear I’d freeze. I’d most definitely have to go in a summer. I checked the weather in Glasgow today and it is rainy and cold. I did the 10 day forecast and it appears to be either rainy and cold or foggy and cold. BRRRRRRR!

And it appears to be windy!

I will have to settle for pictures for now. Good Lord. I don’t know how you Northerners do it. I do… not. It was in the mid-80s today, and sunny. Good Grief.

Posted by Boudicca at December 29, 2007 10:47 PM | TrackBack

Ah, yes. I too spent an unbearable afternoon watching Garfield. I'm with you on Veggie tales and the good Dr.

We caught National Treasure at an Imax this weekend. Big action and big fun. Lame, of course, but it still rocked!

Posted by: Sugar Britches at December 29, 2007 11:02 PM

Haha, these movies were topics of discussion as my parents house this past week.

They said Alvin and the Chipmunks was really good, Bridget even liked it. I really want to see it, just because I remember watching the cartoons when I was little.

We all also wanted to see Water Horse (Caitlin is dying to see it), but didn't get to.

However, my sis and me get to pick our trip for our graduation present this year and we picked a trip to Scotland and Ireland. So probably this summer or fall, the 5 of us will be heading that way!

Posted by: Sissy at December 29, 2007 11:15 PM

They should hand out those lazer guns to the parents in movies like A and the CM's. Keep a running score of how many times you can hit the little bastards, THAT would keep US entertained!

Posted by: Jay- the friendly neighborhood piper at December 30, 2007 12:25 AM

I flat out refused to see the chipmunks. Hubby took Friday off, and I was going to take the full day until he said he was taking the kid to see the chipmunks. I decided to work a half day and they picked me up after the movie. The kid loved it, the hubby said "eh."

I love the veggie tales! Cannot wait for the Pirates Who Don't Do Anything!

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at December 30, 2007 08:32 AM

I too have refused to see Alvin - good Lord. The earworms alone are worth missing the film!

Glad to hear Water Horse is good. Enchanted looks cute too, and we may need a movie today.

Posted by: Richmond at December 30, 2007 09:33 AM

I seldom took my kids to movies. My daughter just wasn't interested - she had so many other things going on. My son never watched the screen! I took him to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (he loved the tv show) and he spent the entire movie looking at the back of the theater where the "picture came out". heh. Not worth the cash.

It's okay here today - right around 40 and sunny. Tonight we have a winter weather warning, snow coming - now there's a shocker. LOL.

Posted by: Teresa at December 30, 2007 11:59 AM

Chipmunks? Feh. A horde of chipmunks? Double feh.

As for Scotland, I'm convinced that Scotch whisky was invented to help Scots cope with the vile weather there. Just ask Eric and Fiona. But I'd love to go to any country that has Scotch whisky and smoked salmon.

Posted by: Elisson at December 30, 2007 12:16 PM

Saw the Chipmunks. Cute. Saw Enchanted, also cute. Water Horse is next.

Posted by: oddybobo at December 30, 2007 01:47 PM

Saw the Chipmunks. I wondered how they would make a movie out of it, but it works. It has a good story line with a lesson about love, family and what is good for kids.

Enchanted - loved it!!! But not really a boy movie. It was a good story with good acting. The main priness character acts like a princess all the way through, with the way she walks, moves her arms, etc. I want to get this one on DVD.

Posted by: Amy at December 30, 2007 05:26 PM

Scotland is gorgeous, I especially love the highlands. Yes, cold, gray quite a bit but also sunny and beautiful. Warm by my Scotch and salmon ... yum, don't forget lamb and Yorkshire pudding with die for.

Posted by: Bon at December 30, 2007 06:41 PM

Because Alvin and the Chipmunks song first came out when I was in the seventh grade, I wanted to see it. I went with my daughter, two granddaughters, and my daughter's in-laws. I thought it was good. Not too much singing. It had a simple but good plot. I wouldn't mind seeing "Horton Hears a Who," either. I'm a kid at heart, I guess. Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: PrimoDonna at December 30, 2007 09:04 PM

No. effin. chipmunks. Ever.

Veggie Tales...never seen 'em, so I can't say.

We saw The Water Horse today, and like you I was enchanted by the scenery. I'm of Scots-Irish descent and would love to go to Scotland and get some of my family's tartan (Rose Clan). But I'll only go in the summer. I think my Scots blood is a bit thinned by now.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at December 31, 2007 12:46 AM

I'll be darned..I had it in my head that The Water Horse was about a hippopotamus and I see enough of Hillary Clinton on TV

Posted by: GUYK at December 31, 2007 07:03 AM


So glad I finally got to meet you. You're even funnier in person.

Have a Happy New Year!!!. See ya soon!!!

Posted by: Jerry at December 31, 2007 07:21 PM

When did they make cartoons pay per view? Six bucks for a good nap is a deal. My beer costs more than that. I like that laser comment though, I think they're on to something with that one, them lasers are deadly accurate. Just don't look down the barrel. Ever.

Posted by: RedNeck at January 1, 2008 11:31 PM