reasons why I loved the movie Thor: Fun – Funny – Great Message – Creatively Focused – “A Knight’s Tale” meets “Iron Man,” Kenneth Branagh style – Memorable Script – Beautifully Cast and the list goes on. When I spend $ on a movie, I’m especially pleased if I can take anyone to see it. This flick is well paced to keep you entertained. They got it right when they figured out that a super hero doesn’t need to engage in vulgar language or treat women like a short skirt and can still be a fierce heart stopper (ala Wolverine, Batman & others). Further, when Hollywood embraces this, you get a remarkable product and box office mojo to the tune of $84,752,317 in the first weekend run.
I felt like I was watching Heath Ledger in Chris Hemsworth’s portrayal of (Thor) a rebellious prince who melted my heart and made me cheer for a sequel. Sir Anthony Hopkins and Renee Russo gave it the royal touch that only a director like, Kenneth Branagh, can fully bring to life. Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings were the perfect sister act. Great villains, great love story, great lessons for everyone especially if you’re on a drug called by your own name. Do write me if that joke flew vapidly by you : )
Buy a 15-inch MacBook Pro
My OS X 10.6.6 MacBook Pro birthday present is, well… let’s say I’m accessing more of my brain on this thing! My favorite software program on it is iMovie. I shoot and edit my own videos directly from my Flipcam on to iMovie which I taught myself to use with their easy on-line tutorial. And, I promise, you will start seeing some great video’s from me very soon. I even taught my blogger roomie how to do it all in one day! My MacBook is also my anytime, anywhere office. Plus, I can effectively manage my husband’s business needs on it from home or from any wireless hotspot if I feel like it! It’s not like these are startling revelations, but, this particular MacBook is the smoothest piece of portable hardware that multi-taskers like me/we can enjoy. Like Eric Clapton sang, “If I could change the world…” I’d step up with my MacBook Pro. In case you’ve been trying to identify your next computer (your best buy @ $1,800.00) – this info may help.
Shopping The Block at Orange Rocks!
I recently had a blast when my girls took me to The Block in Orange County to find some much-needed ’50 is the new 4o’ birthday attire. Had to look stellar for the mind-blowing surprise party that my beautiful hubby and family threw for me.
At The Block, my daughter-in-law found the perfect little-black-dress by BCBG at Saks Fifth Ave OFF 5th. My daughter found my adorable shoes at Last Call by Neiman Marcus. Browse their directory – http://www.simon.com/mall/malldirectory.aspx?id=1236
I thanked my daughter for spoiling me, way over the top, on that birthday shopping spree. She bought my dress and shoes but reassured me that each item was well priced and within her budget range. She and her hubby were good and disciplined on their ten-day vacation to California so I knew they were being magnanimous and sensible at the same time. My amazing son & son-in-law took care of the grand babies during all the girl-fest activities (there were several!). But you can take little ones to The Block and entertain them on a kiddy train that circles around the shops and restaurants.
I find myself so blessed in love and reflected on this quote and proverb (below) this week as I counted the incredible joys I get to share with everyone. “God challenged me to recognize and refute selfishness by really seeing all that I’ve been given and never look at a blessing as something just for me.” – Lisa TerKeurst
The world of the generous gets larger and larger;
the world of the stingy gets smaller and smaller. – Prov. 11:24-25 msg
I wish you all a fantastic weekend, full of friendship, affection, and laughter!