Archives for December 2011

Live blogging Alvin and the Chipmunks 3 – Chipwrecked

I’m live blogging a movie that has been out for a month. It’s a new low for the blog, a new high in boredom for me. The six year-old just asked me why there are so many humans in movies. That’s a new perspective. The previews are about to start. I think the hubs is already asleep.

7:35 – previews! One for the Goat Rodeo live with Yo Yo Ma. Not kidding.

– the screen said to silence cell phones. It didn’t say anything about blogging.

– 3 Stooges preview. Looks exactly as dumb as you would think.

– I can hear people chewing their popcorn. It is grossing me out.

– oh good, The Rock is in a new movie and he makes his pecs dance. That’s just not natural.

– finally, the movie.

– no, don’t mangle The Go-Gos. Is nothing sacred?

– who would take chipmunks on a cruise anyway?

– omg. Their cabin is 100 times bigger than our honeymoon cabin.

– for real – if chipmunks were on a dance floor they would be stepped on. Singing chipmunks or not.

– hell yeah, it’s a mutha fuggin’ dance off.

– if they make another sequel I hope someone gets rabies.

– first of all, the captain on a cruise ship is never American.

– So glad Tobias Funke is in this one.

– hey Jason Lee, remember when you made movies for adults?

– Alvin made a Sarah Palin joke. Not kidding.

– spoiler: chipmunks get shipwrecked

– they’re singing Kum bayah. No just no.

– and now Beyonce. That reminds me – has she had Babyonce yet?

– Charlie Sheen reference.

– Lord of the Rings reference.

– the chick kicked off SNL for saying the F word is stranded on the island too. Yay.

– Castaway reference. This is like a really bad Castaway for Kids.

– Not surprisingly, I identify with the chubby girl chipmunk. She just sprained her ankle.

– I need a beverage.

– Someone put me out of my misery. Please.

– double rainbow reference. What does it mean?!

– Omg. A honey badger. I can’t believe it.

– Hubs is asleep again. Kids are completely mesmerized.

– so far Tobias has said “chubby” 4 times. It’s getting old.

– I’m so thirsty. if only there were somewhere to get refreshments.

– They finally made a raft.

– oh no – active volcano.

– Indiana Jones visual gag.

– This is reminiscent of The Rescuers. SNL chick is now evil henchwoman. Lame.

– kid behind me just screamed “oh no!”

– GAWD, how long is this?

– no, not more GaGa.


31 days of Christmas: what I be doing for New Year’s Eve

Went to Don’s for dinner and not going to see War Horse. We’re taking the kids to Alvin and the Chipmunks 3. Feel my pain. After the movie we will go home and watch fireworks in our neighborhood. Be jealous.

31 days of Christmas: what I be doing for New Year's Eve

31 days of Christmas: what I be doing for New Year's Eve

31 day Christmas challenge – Day 30: resolutions for the new year?

I don't make resolutions. They're stupid. But I guess I could make some for the purpose of the blog. Okay, here goes.


1. not to run out of Kaluha

2. not to read Twilight

3. not to watch things about ghosts on tv before bed

4. to spend more quality time with the premium channels on tv

5. not to write inspirational Facebook status updates

6. eat a fruit

7. stalk Anderson Cooper at the Endymion parade

8. not become Howard Hughes

9. sing "We've Got Tonight" on the mic at ScrapFest!

10. refer to myself in third person more

31 day Christmas challenge – Day 29: what did you receive this year that you will be re-gifting?

I don't really re-gift. That's not my style. So, here's the oddest thing I received this year:

It's Baby Jesus and the fam in wire with a giant spider! I'm not sure what the giant spider is supposed to be and yes, I did yell "it's Baby Jesus and a giant spider!" when I opened it Friday night. 

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31 day Christmas challenge – Day 28: best gift you received this year?

The best gift I received may be the Brighton key ring I got in the gift exchange on Christmas Eve. I also liked the checks I received in cards from my dad and grandfather. Those were probably my fave.

open letter to Pat Robertson

Dear Pat, 

I opened the internets and saw this video today:


Did you for real ask a black woman if macaroni and cheese is a black thing? What is wrong with you? How have you lived on this planet for this long and not eaten mac and cheese? Macaroni and cheese is not a racial thing, Pat. It is delicious and you should be ashamed of yourself for never partaking of macaroni and cheese. 


Kerry B. Faler


P.S.  You should also be ashamed of yourself for being a racist.

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31 day Christmas challenge – day 27: Gift you didn’t get but really wanted?

Okay, here's the post where y'all find out how dumb I am. My husband asked me to make a list for him and I had the worst time trying to come up with one thing. I finally gave him a few ideas and it wasn't until last night that I remembered what I meant to ask for. I've wanted the Wacom Inkling (it scans what you sketch on paper directly into Photoshop, so it's editable) since I found out they came up with it, but I forgot about it when it came time to make a list. Now I'm bummed that I forgot to ask for it. Really bummed.

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