October 3 08

i have a phoner with Abby Cadabby today for urbanmoms.ca. While this isn’t my first phone interview, it is my very first ever interview with a 3-year-old. muppet. it will also be my first time doing an interview in my car, on my cell phone, using an actual recording device (and not my trusty old one from 1982 that doesn’t work for crap) but, alas, my interview is in 90 minutes and i’ve yet to figure out how to use the fancy new recording device. hot damn. also…hell if i even know if my lousy motorola pebl even has hands-free. i mean, it should, right? this, friends, pretty much sums up my life. heh.

also…what to ask a three-year-old muppet…hmm…something along the lines of “who would you rather spend time on a deserted island with – Grover or Cookie Monster??” or how about “tell us Abby, why DOES Elmo always talk in the third person? is he trying to channel his inner Bossy?” and i’m dying to know what it was like having Neil Patrick Harris on. because, i mean, come on…it’s Barney Stinson! and he’s “the greatest fairy in all the land”. hahaha.

hrm..in other non-Sesame Street related news….anyone want to talk about the VP debate last night? well, one thing is for damn sure…i should have been playing the “Maverick” drinking game. or maybe the “O’Biden” drinking game or even the “nucUler” because i would have enjoyed watching Sarah Palin’s piece on bang fall into her eye over and over and over (blink. blink. blink) much more had i been hammered. darn tootin‘. seriously…does the woman NOT ever add the “g” at the end of her words? also…can we please teach the woman what the words “achilles heel” mean?????

(blink. blink. blink. blink.)

okay. that’s enough. that’s about as heated as i’m going to get about politics around here. i’m more more apt to talk about shirtless men on Survivor or Sesame Street characters or my need for a new Brazilian waxer (Argentina! i love you! but you are oh-so-far-away. i can’t justify the 40 minute drive anymore. come to my house, love! please!)

oh wait! one more thing! can we talk about how much i loved this movie?

i read the book ages ago. and loved it. LOVED it. i was nervous about seeing the movie, because even though there’s little i wouldn’t give to be inside a Sean Penn/Emile Hirsch sandwich…i worried about how Chris McCandless’ story would play out onscreen. Movie versions sometimes disappoint. (question: your favorite book-turned-movie?)

but…i was so IMPRESSED.

oh, Sean Penn…LOVER. thank you.

my stepdad, however, didn’t enjoy it. he left the room to go watch the end of ENCHANTED. and no, i’m not kidding.

and now…i have a date….with a fairy-in-training :)

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  1. The blink-inducing bang job! Gah! It made me crazy! Also, had I taken a drink everytime the name John McCain was said, I’d have been wasted and telling everyone in the room (that would have been just me) how much I loved them, man, within 10 minutes.

    Not seen Into the Wild yet, but I will. I’m waiting to see how Viggo and company have adapted The Road when it’s released in November.

    differentkindofgirls last blog post..what’s wrong with this picture?

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on October 3, 2008
  2. hmmm… I was afraid of renting the movie b/c I’ve heard the book is soooo good. What to do oh what to do!

    So many questions for a muppet that could go SO wrong! heh heh.

    Hollys last blog post..U Choose #1: My Childhood

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    Comment by Holly on October 3, 2008
  3. I’ve had my phone for two years. I can *accidentally* turn hands-free on but have no idea how to turn it off.

    Heh.

    Angellas last blog post..Super Trouper*

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    Comment by Angella on October 3, 2008
  4. GAH. Seriously. USE THE G, WOMAN. THE HATE. IT IS SO STRONG.

    slynnros last blog post..Who’s That Girl? It’s Sassy Kay.

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    Comment by slynnro on October 3, 2008
  5. You’re getting interviewing Abby Cadabby? You’re cool in so many many ways. I watched the VP debate but was a little disappointed, I was hoping for a lot more crazy. Is is sad that I watched that instead of the Canadian Leadership debate?

    Captain Dumbasss last blog post..Playground Princess, Mistress of Mucus

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  6. I thought I was the only person driven insane with the bangs thing. And her talking. I hated her phrases.
    Good luck with Abby :)

    LDs last blog post..Time

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    Comment by LD on October 3, 2008
  7. Forrest Gump, the only movie that was better then the book.

    Jenns last blog post..Twilight Series of Books

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    Comment by Jenn on October 3, 2008
  8. I told my guy last night that I never want to hear the word Maverick again. The intensity of my dislike for this word has hit an all time high!

    I hate that they have ruined Maverick for me, I can never watch Top Gun without a bile taste in my mouth!

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    Comment by Dana on October 3, 2008
  9. I loved Into the Wild (book and movie). It is such a heartbreaking story.

    I watched the Canadian debate, but I did record the VP one, just to see how Sarah Palin would do. I will watch it this weekend.

    Chantals last blog post..Perfect shit storm

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    Comment by Chantal on October 3, 2008
  10. I have yet to see or read Into the Wild. I’m ashamed of myself, you dont need to be.

    Good luck!!!

    Misss last blog post..She keeps inviting me back….

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    Comment by Miss on October 3, 2008
  11. I have the book but haven’t read it yet. Not sure what to do first now…

    180/360s last blog post..Interlude

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    Comment by 180/360 on October 3, 2008
  12. I really wanted to be playing a drinking game too. I would have chosen the word Energy, I think she plugged that word more than any other. And you are interviewing a muppet? Interesting.

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    Comment by Renée aka Mekhismom on October 3, 2008
  13. You caught the O’Biden thing, too? She’s such an idiot.

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    Comment by Lu on October 3, 2008
  14. hey neil patrick looks hot with wings on hahaha! i’ve been known to put wings on and flit about and do magic stuffeses as stinkerbell would say she likes adding that extra effeses ha fave book to movie LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE

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    Comment by LAVENDULA on October 3, 2008
  15. You know, I read that book too. I loved it. I think the author is a wonderful writer who can take a story, such as this one, that should have been a lengthy article and spin it into a facinating book.

    I have to say I loved the movie too. Although, for my own reasons. Our children are adopted. Our little girl’s birth parents are so like Chris. They seriously travel around and make friends where ever they go. The father, especially, just works until he can have enough money to rock climb, ski, canoe, you name it. This movie touched me so much when I saw it because it was my little one’s birthparents story about their wanderlust.

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    Comment by jenboglass (steenkyb on October 3, 2008
  16. I thought I was going crazy hearing “O’Biden”! I went so far as to look up his name to make sure I hadn’t been saying it wrong all along. I mean really — shouldn’t you at least know the name of the person you’re debating against? You could after all be president at some point…

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    Comment by Cindy on October 3, 2008
  17. Favourite book turned movie? I think The Other Boleyn Girl, but the movie sucked monkey balls. So does that count? Good luck with the interview!

    And yes — probably for the same reasons you would — I found the debate TRAY entertaining….!

    Haley-Os last blog post..HUGE NEWS HUGE!

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    Comment by Haley-O on October 3, 2008
  18. Divine Secrets of the ya-ya sisterhood. Love the movie! The books too. but a lot of times I am seriously disappointing in the movies made from books.

    Issas last blog post..He’s trippin

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    Comment by Issa on October 3, 2008
  19. Not a movie, but shows – both True Blood and Blodo TIes were VERY good carryovers.

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    Comment by Mari on October 3, 2008
  20. Hope your interview went well, I can’t even imagine what I could ask a muppet. LOL.

    I have had a debate hangover all day long. GAH.

    OHmommys last blog post..The School Bus Bully

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    Comment by OHmommy on October 3, 2008
  21. I can’t wait to hear how your interview turned out. lol

    Rheas last blog post..The Nut House

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    Comment by Rhea on October 3, 2008
  22. I am NOT telling my daughter you met Abby Cadabby. I couldn’t stand to see the disappointment in her eye that I’m not a big enough blog star to interview her.

    Matthews last blog post..Feds hold yard sale to help fund bailout

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    Comment by Matthew on October 3, 2008
  23. Am I the only person in North America who did not watch the VP debate? The debates make me uncomfortable, I find them difficult to watch. So I didn’t. I suck.

    movie to TV – The Princess Bride. Movie even better than the book. Oh Yeah!

    Into the Wild – book was great. someday I’ll get around to the movie.

    monstergirlees last blog post..Something I Saw At The School

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    Comment by monstergirlee on October 3, 2008
  24. Oh. My. God. I was actually wondering if *I* didn’t know what Achilles heel meant. I thought I must have it wrong. God. I should have known that I was smarter than the effin’ (no “g”)vice president wanna be.

    Karlys last blog post..This Is About My Vagina And How It Bleeds. I’m Sorry.

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    Comment by Karly on October 3, 2008
  25. I’m interviewing Sean Penn AND Emilie at the same time later this month. Should I book your plane ticket, or have you already taken care of it? ;-)

    I also loved Into the Wild.

    Camels & Chocolates last blog post..Shameless Confession Wednesday: On Politics

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  26. A couple great books turned into movies:

    Nobody’s Fool by Richard Russo (Film with Paul Newman directed by Robert Benton)

    Election by Tom Perotta (Reese Withersoon movie)

    Mikes last blog post..A Confession

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    Comment by Mike on October 4, 2008
  27. I read “Into the Wild” a couple years ago and like it.

    I saw half of the movie in February on a flight to Puerto Rico and figured I’d catch the second half on the way back. But nooooo!!

    I watched “Into the Wild” Saturday night on TMN. Such a sad story. But it could have been avoided.

    Teena in Torontos last blog post..Round Robin Challenge

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    Comment by Teena in Toronto on October 4, 2008
  28. I listened to the debate on the radio because I was in traffic and I’m thankful. She clearly lost when you just listened AND I didn’t have to see any of that winking.

    I don’t think I have a favorite book turned into a movie. They are always so not like the book. Which is why I’m not looking forward to the Twilight movie.

    Kristabellas last blog post..It’s A Wonder Anyone Ever Gave Me A Job

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    Comment by Kristabella on October 4, 2008
  29. See, my favorite book is The Time Traveler’s Wife, and they’re currently making it into a movie. SO NERVOUS they’re going to fuck it up. My favorite book-turned-movie, however, is The Princess Bride, hands down.

    metalias last blog post..There has to be at least ONE thing in this post that will amuse you

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    Comment by metalia on October 4, 2008
  30. I am so glad the movie was good. I was blown away by the book. I remember giving it to my friend’s son when he graduated from college because he was kind of a backpacking, living off the land kind of kid…

    But I made sure to inscribe it, “This is a book I think you will like, NOT a self-help book on what to do after you leave college!”

    Dis last blog post..Who are you?

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    Comment by Di on October 5, 2008
  31. I didn’t watch my country’s debate, I watched another country’s debate. And oh, the debate. The maverick-ing. The winking. The missing g’s. The whole blatantly ignoring questions thing. Woah.

    Did you see Tina Fey last night on SNL? She did the debate. ;)

    Favourite book-turned-movie? Carrie, I think.

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    Comment by mamatulip on October 5, 2008
  32. I was briefly convinced for a moment, watching the debate, that McCain/Palin would win only because the country couldn’t stand to have someone in office who couldn’t pronounce nuclear correctly.

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