Saturday, March 14, 2009

Tax, Jeep, Movie Reviews, Hockey, Back (?)

Hi: With my 2008 tax refund I paid off an old bill, I paid ahead on my car & homeowners insurance (I always try to do that with my tax refund) and I took my jeep to the dealership to get the wipers working correctly. Unfortunately the dealership said I needed to buy a new wiper blade - not replace the wiper arm like I asked them to do. I DO appreciate them not doing work and charging me for something (they say) doesn't need to be done...BUT...I have already bought new wiper blades and they don't fix the streaking problem. I have already been told by the 'wiper blade store guy' that I need a new arm, by my friend Tay (jeep owner and DIY mechanic) and by the owner of the fix-it shop I take my jeep to. *sigh* So my drivers side wiper still streaks across the windshield...making it hard to see.

I also bought 2 new DVD movies: "Australia," with Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman, and "My Best Friend's Girl," with Dane Cook, Kate Hudson and Jason Biggs. Yup...TOTALLY disappointed in both!!!

"Australia" was just lame! Total rip of Titanic, Pearl Harbor, Rabbit Proof Fence and The Wizard of Oz, even a bit of Twister. I don't get it! Australia is an amazing beautiful place and has a diverse, sad and quiet (not everyone knows) history. WHY did they have to make up so much?! Its like in Titanic - the iceberg hit and sinking wasn't horrible enough...they had to put in an abusive relationship, snobbery, etc. The images of the country were beautiful and some parts of the story were historical and good for people to know happened...but the story wasn't true and it showed and could have people thinking that the 'stolen generations' was fiction too.

"My Best Friend's Girl"...I just didn't get it! Why did they have Dane Cook look so horrible?!? Yes, he was playing an ass, a total ass, and while he'll never be called a 'pretty boy' a little make-up and smoothing out of his face wouldn't have hurt. And having his hair so dark - made him seem too dark. His character wasn't _dark_ so much as serving a Will Smith in Hitch. And Kate Hudson, she was cute (like she always is) but not believable. Jason Biggs was whiny - most other of his roles have been whiny too - and yes, he was a 'nice guy' but he was too pathetic...that was stronger then the nice.

I had been planning to buy "Zach and Miri make a Porno" and "Pineapple Express" but Beat Buy was sold out of them both and then I picked "Best Friend's" at Walmart (saw it first). I was (am) a little frustrated since I had bought both these movies but I own them now and I think that when I watch them again...who knows when but I'm sure I will...I'll probably like them more. I didn't try to have HIGH expectations but I did expect more...I don't know exactly what but I guess just more....

HOCKEY WEEKEND! University of Vermont is hosting University of Massachusetts at Lowell in the Hockey East Quarterfinals at home (Gutterson Field House). Last night UVM lost 3-4 in overtime. Really disappointing. Another game tonight. Since it is a best of 3 series, if UVM wins tonight then there will be the 3rd game on Sunday. We'll see what happens tonight!

So I am working to be back blogging. I hope you'll find me again...or find me for the first time! L, E


There's something creepy about Nicole Kidman. She's do damn pale. I think she's an alien or something.
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