August 7 08

yesterday, while on the phone with miss SLynnRo, complaining talking about people oversharing with me, my doorbell rang and i ran for cover. i so wasn’t expecting visitors and i sure as hell didn’t want any unannounced ones. but, looking through the peephole, i realized it was either a primordial dwarf or a package, so i breathed a heavy sigh of relief and answered the door.

it was a giant Cinderella castle for Isabella. shipped from her Grammy and Grandpa all the way from Disney World.

now how the hell am i going to fit this in her bedroom…

i shit you not. this puppy is HUGE.

but, the most interesting and hilarious part of the whole gift was the card. (now, grammy and grandpa, if you are reading…this was the perfect gift. ISabella is going to DIE of happiness when she sees it. and once i fit it in her bedroom, she may never come out. which will be a welcome change…because? remember the whole humpty dumpty freak-out incident?)

yes, i opened it. and no, it doesn’t make me a bad parent. she can’t read. at least i don’t think she can. Josh was reading for about, um, a year before we figured it out.

what is says is:

we wish you a birthday filled with fun, laughter, pasta, cupcakes and lots of love.

pasta? really? pasta?

and that was when i died. or maybe it doesn’t even say pasta? or maybe she’s making fun of my kids who sometimes slip and pronounce it PASS-ta? or maybe it’s not even funny at all, and i was only laughing because i hadn’t eaten in three days or even had a single coffee.

(i am now drinking my first one. am in heaven)

so, last night i went with my two besties to see

we were the only women in the entire theater. and we were the only people in the theater over the age of 20 (with the exception of one older couple, but they were there CHAPERONING) holy jesus, i’m OLD.

but it was frickin’ hilarious. there were more guns and deaths than i was expecting (the truth is, i didn’t really know what to expect…i had no clue going in that the Pineapple Express was a type of weed. i thought it was a type of TRAIN, which is funny, because when i went to see The Darjeeling Limited, i thought it was about a tea, even though it was actually about a TRAIN. whatever, Ali’s brain without coffee…)

and James Franco as an in-need-of-a-shower stoner?? oddly appealing. VERY appealing. RAWR.

sure, some of the jokes were cheap and overdone, and i think i still liked Superbad better…but in my books, Seth Rogan, he can do no wrong. also? any movie with a cursing nursinghomebound Bubbie in it?? awesome.

i recommend. definitely.

up next for me? The Dark Knight. going to see it Han style….SOLO! (thanks to my lovely friends on twitter who have told me that it doesn’t make me a large tool to see a movie on my own. most people found it kind of…well, liberating.)

now. more coffee.

  1. A birthday without pasta is, well, not good. Just sayin’.

    And solo movie going? Totally underrated. You don’t have to wait for anyone, you don’t have to share a drink or popcorn, and best of all, YOU pick where you sit. (Also: no one asking you a million questions during the movie.)

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on August 7, 2008
  2. The pasta wish is hilarious. Pasta? Really?

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    Comment by Angella on August 7, 2008
  3. I am of the opinion that people who think people who attend movies solo are tools are in fact, the true tools. They just don’t have the confidence to go anywhere by themselves.

    And to me, birthdays filled with pasta are the best birthdays of all!

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    Comment by Stacy on August 7, 2008
  4. She must have said this since pasta is the only thing I want to consume daily.

    Oh, wait. It’s not my birthday.

    Comment by gorillabuns on August 7, 2008
  5. RWC – or closed captioning for movie theatres – is pretty limited – I wanted to see The Dark Knight while there was still captioning for it (2 weeks max). So I went myself to a movie the first time in my life. Turns out .. .no biggie. I’d do it again in a heartbeat. Have fun!

    Comment by Janna on August 7, 2008
  6. Girl…Dark Knight is so packed with hotness…you won’t notice being alone!

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    Comment by Nap Warden on August 7, 2008
  7. I want Seth Rogen to be my baby daddy, but I’m pretty sure his swimmers swim sideways so it will never happen. I do love him so, especially in 40 Year Old Virgin.

    The ONLY thing I hate about going to movies alone are answering, repeated, “is anyone sitting here” and people who sit RIGHT NEXT to me when there are plenty of available seats in the theater. Personal space people!

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  8. Seeing a movie alone is better than with someone I think. You have no incentive to offer comments during the flick! Dark Knight is good. Saw it last night. Enjoy!

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    Comment by Hockeyman on August 7, 2008
  9. oh my little stinkerbell would love bellas castle…and have fun at the movie.i want to go see the dark knight and x-files.

    Comment by LAVENDULA on August 7, 2008

    You know, if someone sent me that card, they’d be an asshole. Because BODY HATE PASTA.

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    Comment by slynnro on August 7, 2008
  11. Wah! I want Slynnro to call me!

    Does Isabella really love pasta?

    I go see movies by myself frequently in the summer. It’s a nice way to get out of my hot house. It really isn’t as bad as I thought it would be! Have fun, you wild and crazy kid!

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    Comment by Kristabella on August 7, 2008
  12. Dude, I go to so many movies alone. That just makes us cool! Thinking of seeing Mamma Mia alone in the next few days…woohoo. Dark Knight is worth seeing for Heath Ledger’s performance alone. So not overrated.

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    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on August 7, 2008
  13. Hey I love pasta-that would be the perfect birthday wish for me!

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    Comment by Sarah on August 7, 2008
  14. Pasta? How funny is that?! You should casually ask her about it.

    Comment by 180/360 on August 7, 2008
  15. I totally slip and say “Pass-ta” every now and then. Also “Mazz-da”.

    Saw Pineapple Express yesterday, alone, and I had a great time.

    There was one scene in Dark Knight that bothered me a lot. I’m not sure it wouldn’t have bothered me more had I been alone. I just can’t take the children-violence stuff anymore.

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    Comment by Backpacking Dad on August 7, 2008
  16. I never know if I am pronouncing that word right, so I avoid it. PASSta or PAHsta, I can’t remember which is Canadian and which is American and I hate to get laughed at.

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    Comment by Becca on August 7, 2008
  17. Dark Knight is awesome. You’ll like it!

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    Comment by Miss on August 7, 2008
  18. Ha! Pasta!! That’s funny!

    And I would totally go with you to see DK except for the whole infant thingy and needing my boobs to eat…

    Comment by sam (temptingmama) on August 7, 2008
  19. I want to see that so badly!

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    Comment by Maria on August 7, 2008
  20. That has got to be the best birthday wish ever. No birthday is complete without pasta and cupcakes.

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    Comment by Kat on August 7, 2008
  21. I’m going to see Pineapple Express tomorrow – and can’t wait. I am so in love with Seth Rogan.

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  22. mmmm…pasta and cupcakes, now that would be heaven!

    Comment by Dianna on August 7, 2008
  23. Pasta, huh? I can maybe see it if you guys were Italian…

    Comment by Katie on August 7, 2008
  24. Pasta? Hee hee, that’s cute! What wonderful grandparents. Love Seth Rogan too.

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  25. Birthday pasta?! Freakin’ yes, please! I say this as the girl who always picked spaghetti as her special birthday dinner. Yeah. It was special, even though we had it once a week!

    I want to come play with the castle! I’m tired of boys and toy wrestling rings!

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    Comment by differentkindofgirl on August 7, 2008
  26. At this point I think Mike and I are going to have to see Dark Knight separately just so we CAN see it. I used to go to movies alone all the time when I worked nights. It’s fun. Except you can’t make snarky comments. Well, you can, but people think you’re talking to yourself, so it’s a little weird.

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    Comment by heather on August 7, 2008
  27. Getting a castle would rock! I want one!

    I read the reviews for “Pineapple Express” and it sounds good. I was expecting the violence. I want to go see it now!

    Enjoy “The Dark Knight” … we saw it on the IMAX last week. It was good.

    I LOVE seeing movies alone.

    Comment by Teena in Toronto on August 7, 2008
  28. This post cracked me up all over the place — good job! 😉

    I have yet to see a movie solo. But, would LOVE to. Although, I wouldn’t want to see Dark Knight alone. I need Josh there, so I can bury my face in his armpit — or something — because it’s apparently seriously violent….

    I want that castle…for myself! Monkey would fully LIVE IN IT. Bella is one lucky girl.

    And, pasta? Ha! Maybe they meant “paste”?? You know, arts and crafts like??? Probably not. Keep laughing….

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    Comment by Haley-O on August 7, 2008
  29. I love seeing movies alone! I actually thought about doing it tonight at the tiny little theatre near my tiny little town – but I’m too lazy.

    I can’t wait to see Pineapple Express!

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    Comment by Chantal on August 8, 2008
  30. I SOOOO want that castle for Chloe. I almost bought it when we were in Disney World and I’m debating getting it shipped here for Christmas. Seriously. I’m jealous.
    (on behalf of my daughter, really.)

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    Comment by LD on August 11, 2008

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