Tying Up Some Loose Ends

So I never posted the correct answers to the still unguessed movies in my last post. Let me just start by saying (on a movie theme) that J and I watched Slapshot last night, and I just didn't find it funny. I know I made him sit through the Princess Bride with me a couple of Saturdays ago, but still. I think it's a guy movie. Here are the answers to those missed: "You've got a mighty strong grip for a girl" is Meet Me in St. Louis, a movie I adore despite the incredible cheese that it is. I have a soft spot for Judy Garland movies anyway, and this is a fantastic one. Especially the red dress at the end. "May I admire you again today?" is Pretty in Pink, which I have to admit I'm shocked no one guessed. I wanted to be Molly Ringwald for a time. I still watch this whenever it's on. "Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat - a Studebaker" is The Muppet Movie. I still love puppets. Hallie and I went to IKEA on March Break, and they had finger puppets. I wanted to get them, just so I could whip them out when J's least expecting it (like, say, at church!) and annoy him. Sadly, the octopus finger puppet that I so admired stayed at the store. I also think that there are times that I ascribe to the Miss Piggy philosophy, "Never eat more than you can lift." I want to post about our Easter in Toledo, and then you will all understand how true this is. "So was my husband. I'm still glad they came up with vibrators" is kinda obscure, I have to admit. It's Men With Brooms, a fun little Canadian number. If you get curling as a sport, I highly reccommend this one. "Shakalaka baby!" Yeah, this one's Canadian too. It's Bollywood/Hollywood, another little Canadian film that makes me very happy. Total chick flick. I'm not planning to make J watch it any time soon. He's not big on foreign films to begin with, and this has all the Bollywood elements right down to the transvestite. The grandmother alone makes this movie worth it. "How did I raise such a snob? It's a mystery, mother...let's ask the servants." There's no reason any sane person should watch this movie other than me...it's really not that good. The movie is Mrs. Winterbourne starring the one and only Ricki Lake. The movie is loosely based on a much better French novel and movie called, J'ai Marriee un Ombre, or "I married a shadow". Much, much better. It's as crazily meldoramatic in French as it is slapstick with Brendan Fraser in English. Yeah. But it makes me want to tango.

You've Got a Mighty Strong Grip for a Girl

I've loved looking at others playing this meme, so it's my turn! In looking for quotes, I've discovered that I like some pretty obscure movies. They're all relatively recent (despite my love of the 1940s musical) Except the title. It's and oldie but a goodie. Here's the rules, compliments of Ms. Sizzle: * Pick 15 of your favorite movies * Go to IMDB and find a quote from each movie (or quote them from memory because you are that bad ass) * Post them on your blog for everyone to guess * Fill in the film title once it’s been guessed These are your rules: * No Googling or using IMDB search functions (Don’t cheat!) * Leave your answer(s) in the comments And away we go!! 1. B: Hey, is Danny about? R: Yeah, he's waiting around the corner. B: Oh, that's terrific! It will be nice working with proper villains again. (Ocean's Eleven - guessed by kapgar ) 2. Everybody's born knowing all the Beatles lyrics instinctively. They're passed into the fetus subconsciously along with all the amniotic stuff. Fact, they should be called "The Fetals". (Sliding Doors - guessed by Suze ) 3. Hold it, hold it. What is this? Are you trying to trick me? Where's the sports? [suspiciously] Is this a kissing book? (The Princess Bride - guessed by Suze ) 4. You look like a doily. (Reality Bites - guessed by Suze ) 5. It's better to help people than garden gnomes. (Amelie - guessed by Shaye) 6. Nazis. I hate these guys. (Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade - guessed by Shaye) 7. You're born into a family. You do not join them like you do the Marines. (While You Were Sleeping - guessed by Shaye) 8. May I admire you again today? 9. Ahh, a bear in his natural habitat - a Studebaker. 10. I have to help Wayne with his bogo pogo. (Strictly Ballroom - guessed by Suze ) 11. C: That hardware store was unique. A: So was my husband. I'm still glad they came up with vibrators. 12. Shakalaka Baby! 13. It's amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy. (My Best Friend's Wedding - guessed by Suze ) 14. G: How did I ever raise such a snob? B: It's a mystery Mother... let's ask the servants. 15. Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe? (The Breakfast Club - guessed by kapgar)

Shiny Happy People

J and I are trying desperately to get organized this week. I was ruthless with my magazines last night and recycled a good number. The piles on the hearth now number 2 instead of 6. It's kind of exciting. When I get in the mood, it's easy to toss and marvel at all the space I'm creating. That's what I'm actually supposed to be doing in the office right now: organizing and tossing. So far, I've filed my taxes and started the registration procedure for J to be on Direct Deposit and file his taxes. I realize that CCRA makes it complicated for a reason, but it's a pain in my backside. I wish I'd known all the hoops earlier so I could have started earlier. Happily, we're both getting money back. Even more happliy, it will be a nice payment towards a new car. I love my car. The world needs more Corolla drivers, as far as I'm concerned. In 10 years, I've put a new set of front brakes on it, and a set of tires. Other than regular oil changes and fluid replacements, the car hasn't given me a lick of trouble. But it's 10 years old. I spent a year driving from here to Toledo to visit J 2 weekends a month. It's getting up there. Less than 200 000 kms, but still. I want something new. So does J. The air conditioning's shot; and despite the fact that we survived last summer's highway driving with the back windows down, we didn't develop a taste for it. Enter my going to the dealership in August for an oil change and overall check up. They had pretty shiny cars in the air conditioned showroom (have I ever mentioned that our house isn't air conditioned either?), so I struck up a conversation with the salesguy about my next car, whenever that would be. By the time I left with my freshly oiled machine, I wanted a Matrix. For the space, and for the fact that it was pretty and shiny and new. J and I have now been back twice to look at my pretty shiny car in the showroom. In fact, Timmy's is giving them away on Roll Up the Rim this year, and I have declared that I will win one despite my down in coffee consumption from them or anyone else. Today, I'm going for a test drive of the 2009 5-speed. I'm so excited about getting my tax refund. I'm getting something pretty and shiny and new.

Something Wicked This Way Comes...

Argh. I wanted to do this Saturday, but Blogger wouldn't let me upload pics. Then Sunday, I tried again. Still no pics. Today is no different. Screw the pics. They're just of tropical Southern Ontario. So my weekly hellish drives to Toronto are done. Apparantly, the snow isn't done with me though. Saturday, for J's last day of work, the weather was frightful. And me in my 10 year old Corolla took it all on. I did win. Yay me. Yes, that's right...J's last day of work. I am officially the breadwinner, and he is officially the "Domestic Engineer", a title that he has given himself. He's spending my March Break learning to run all of our appliances and generally running amok with me. Today was fun. Tomorrow, I'm off to the dermatologist. So, we won't totally be underfoot of one another. I think that's what worries me most about J's being home full time: that I'm going to be bitter that I have to go to work and he doesn't. I'm still hoping to win the lottery so that neither of us really has to work, and I can go back to school for the masters that I'll never use. Sigh. The biggest hurdle in all of this is that J can't just go out and get another job. He needs that all important work permit still because he isn't anywhere near landed immigrant status. Did I mention that that's one of the things we're meaning to file this week? Yep, it just hasn't been a priority. But as always, good things will and have come of this. The most important: my husband is sleeping better at night. He's been miserable for so long (almost as long as he's been here) that horrible sleep habits had just kind of become a norm for him. I think the CPAP is a little to blame for that, seeing as he's never slept well. But he's waking up rested. Happier. Perhaps quitting is the best for both of us. Have I mentioned that I'm looking for a new job too?

Wow (or as they say backwards, WOW)

It's been busy here on Walton Mountain. One course ended, one course started, no more evil drives to Toronto on Tuesdays. Disturbingly, this did not mean an end to winter (which I was convinced would be the case). We are under yet another snow warning. I shouldn't be shocked. It's been such a long winter already, why would I think that it would be over? Just because I'm on March Break? Surely I jest. Frankly, there have been a lot of things that I just haven't been ready to blog about for one reason or another. One will be very public knowledge tomorrow, so I'm sure I'll be sharing that soon. It seriously affects my little world. I'm starting to job hunt as well - not that I don't like where I am, I just want a little more. My principal's course moves me in that direction: I'm filling out applications and writing leadership responses to things right now. They always say to look for a job when you don't need one. That's what I'm doing. But I totally freaked out my principal when I told him that I needed a Performance Appraisal done. Okay, that was fun too. Somehow, for the second year in a row, I'm not going away for March Break. Last year, I was planning a wedding. Seeing as that sucked up any and all extra cash, I went to Niagara for 2 nights. This year, we're just not going anywhere. I have a list as long as my arm for things that I want to accomplish, and most of those things involved decrapifying the house. I may clean off the dining room table once and for all!!! Then I'll need to invite people in for dinner to celebrate. Anyone interested in a possible dinner?