I originally had a list of random ideas started, but I have misplaced it. So let's try to pull something out of nothing...
- I would like to know whose bright idea it was to package plain oatmeal in a box with blue coloring and with a picture of real blueberries on top of a bowl of oatmeal on the front. The strawberry oatmeal comes in a box with red coloring and a photo of real strawberries on top of a bowl of oatmeal, so I think that's it's a pretty safe bet that a mother who is scurrying through the grocery store with two hungry and tired boys is going to quickly glance at the box and assume that it is blueberry oatmeal and throw it in the cart. This is why I don't go grocery shopping. I wonder how many other distracted mothers were fooled by this.
- Daddio picked up a movie for us to watch this weekend- How Do You Know? starring Reese Witherspoon, Owen Wilson, and Paul Rudd. As much as it pains me to say this, as I am a huge Reese Witherspoon fan, do NOT under any circumstances rent this movie! It was so painful to have to sit through the entire thing. The characters were underdeveloped, the plot was underdeveloped, and I don't think that any of the actors were convincing in their roles, except maybe Paul Rudd, who played a bit of a doof. Reese needs to stop attempting roles that are supposed to be anything but sweet. Her character is supposed to be a woman (a pro softball player) who doesn't buy into sensitivity or emotions or anything really related to romance. Reese is essentially the opposite of this and needs to realize that she's never going to pull off that type of role. Did she learn nothing from Vanity Fair? Owen Wilson played a supposed insensitive, womanizing baseball player who has never been in touch with his feelings nor has he shown anything even related to sensitivity until Reese's character comes along. Poor casting job with that one too. Rent at your own risk, but don't say that I didn't warn you.
- However, I encourage you to rent Tangled, even if you are a mother of all boys. Owen and I watched it yesterday, and we both enjoyed it. It was fun and had enough action and humor in it to keep Owen entertained, although that probably wouldn't have stopped him from liking it if it was simply a "princess" movie; he also really likes Cinderella. I did find myself questioning how it is possible that Rapunzel, who has been locked away in a tower all her life, knows how to swim, underwater, without plugging her nose! I can't even do that!
- Mother Nature is still being a fickle youknowwhat. It was in the 50s on Sunday. Yesterday and today saw a high in the 30s, and snow. Yuck. But I guess it's happening everywhere, so I shouldn't really complain too much.
- What would a RTT be without a reference to American Idol? I didn't really watch it last week because I was out at my mom's house visiting with my aunt and cousin, but we flipped back and forth to it every now and then. When Haley came on to perform Tuesday night, my cousin and I both had the same complaint, that her voice was so annoying! We had to change the station because it was hurting our ears. Imagine my surprise the next day when I read that the judges commended her on possibly being the best performance of the night! Really? Casey, on the other hand, totally redeemed himself from the previous week. His performance last week almost made me a fan. Almost. I am waiting to see how he does this week to make a decision on that one.
Well that's all I have for now. Happy Tuesday, everyone!