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Old 07-09-2009, 03:35 PM   #316
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Maybe I will post some of the wedding pix. Looked at hubby's pix from the disc last night, oh MAN we should have KNOWN something was wrong. He is so close to "wedding weight", but he looks SO different, and his exercise level is actually more, now. We should have known something was up!

It's just like I should have brought a wedding pic into my midwives, to show them that I wasn't always a blob (I got pg on wedding night and I changed FAST), b/c they were treating me really poorly based on thinking I was just a blob (here I thought midwives celebrated women of all sizes?), we should have brought a picture of Robert in to the MDs so they could see that *something weird* was going on.


So maybe I'll start a pre-pre-trip up again in THIS thread, and intersperse it with some older pix.

Speaking of that, we have GOT to get hubby and my old kid pictures from various disneyland trips from our parents! My dad and his mom are peas in a pod, b/c they don't DO anything with the pix, but they won't let them go, either!
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:03 PM   #317
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Yes! Post wedding pictures! And I am sure I am not alone in wanting to see your old kid pictures from Disneyland! I would love to see all of the above in a pre-TR here (is that a Pre-TR for the possible upcoming GCH stay in October for your birthday?)! But we all enjoy your TRs and Pre-TRs anyway, because the are so entertaining to read, so whatever you have to post will be good. I can't wait to see the (few) PhotoPass pictures you have coming too. I certainly hope I can get enough of the PP pics taken in a couple of weeks to make a CD worthwhile, but with reports that photographers are few and far between these days combined with our limited time in the park, I am not certain I will be able to make that happen. But if I do see any around, I will try to coax them to give me every magic shot, in every possible pose, that is available, just to rack up the photos to make the CD worth the $$.
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:35 PM   #318
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Just b/c I jotted down some numbers on an envelope doesn't mean...oh gosh you people know me, I will try to make this happen (if there's availability) somehow...



I just emailed my dad and stepmom, asking if they have any disney pix. I'm mystified at the lack of disney pix from the trip I know we took with my mom and her second husband...we went to the Grand Canyon before we stopped in Anaheim (total surprise stop, they did a GOOD job) and there are pictures from the Grand Canyon, so I'm mystified. We were a picture taking family...not as many as I take, but then, film was expensive and digital is not...so it's weird to have none.

So I've put the question out there for my dad, and we'll see if they exist! There won't be any cute character pix with me, b/c I was character-phobic, but maybe there's an existing picture of me in the SUPER cool visor bucket hat....or with the orange drink in the orange shaped "cup" I remember vaguely (and someone else somewhere verified that they used to sell orange juice in orange shaped cups).


I'm also hoping that Robert can finally get the box of pictures from his mom! He knows that, unless she did something stupid (as she has been known to do...he used to have Batman #1, one of only something like 6 known to exist, and his mom did the so-stereotypical-of-clueless-mom-it-sounds-like-a-lie thing of throwing it out b/c it was just a comic book...and she'd thrown it out a couple years before he asked her to get it out of storage, so it was LONG gone), she DOES have disneyland pictures, it's just a matter of getting them from her.
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Wow! I totally remember those orange juices in the oranges with a straw! Such a classic Disneyland memory! I can also remember the fried chicken we had at the Plaza Inn on one of my first visits. It's weird how food memories are so ingrained.
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Yay, someone else who remembers that!!!!!

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photopass pix. Some are duplicated just to show you some borders.

These were on his birthday (the May trip) at BBB. If boiseflyfisher pops in, she'll recognize it b/c she saw the finished result.









OH that last border's a lot cuter than I thought it would be! On the photopass page it looked like it would be Fall colors.


This looks so much cuter in retrospect and 1.5 months later than it did at the time....




Love the border in this one...




We also really liked the FGiT, Alicia. She spent a lot of time and felt really bad when he didn't like it (but wouldn't let her fix it). I know it looks like a mohawk in that pic, but it wasn't, and we should have just had her take some spikes down then, to make it one.


Now, this was before the "big" reveal, and honestly, I've DELETED the big reveal. The heartbroken look on his face just does something to my mama heart, and I couldn't forsee it ever becoming something we'd laugh over, so after almost the full 30 days (I ordered the CD at around 11:30 pm on the 30th day) of back-and-forthing, I deleted it. I know what he looked like and what the picture looked like...that's enough.

But BEFORE that, he was happy with his sword and shield. And for the record, we got that thing on the airplane in our carryon bag, and to this day I don't know how. Sure she knew it was a toy, but still...we're treading careful with the karma of that TSA agent letting it on still hanging over us.




Just to show another border.

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I hope your dad and Robert's mom can scrape together some old photos!

I also really like that confetti border. I saw it on Pmama's family Castle picture and it seems to be a border that works well with a lot of pictures.

I remember that Cars picture - you posted a photo you took on your camera of that same pose, but from kind of an angle (because the PP photographer was taking the picture from the center), right? I rather like that border too - it is kind of cool how they have a different icon in each corner.

Poor E at the BBB! He does look really cute in the pictures and I still think Sir Eamon has a great ring to it, but as you pointed out, it is just not really boy-friendly there, even though the CMs do their best to make it so. And I am still befuddled by the confetti in the hair, but I suppose kids like that! His little face at the Big Reveal moment must have broken your heart!
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Sherry, you remember WAY too much. A little scary! You're like my friend who is in mensa...are you in mensa too? She remembers everything....


Anyway, yes that's the matching cars picture.

And yes, it was a very sad expression. And I don't understand the confetti either, though a light and concentrated sprinkling has looked OK, in the WDW barber shop "cool dude" pictures I've seen. But she did it allll over.

It also might have been nicer if he'd asked for blue or something like that, instead of red. But red is his current fave color, and he didn't have ANY concept as to what she was going to do, since we haven't ever colored his hair. It was just a mess all around. So I talk about it in case there are other boys who would want to do it, but might be sheltered from kids messing with their hair, etc etc. It's all about expectations and understanding what the options are, and what they mean. I don't want to discourage interested boys, I want them to keep the option...I just want people to know what to expect, and I want them to make it a little more boy friendly for the few boys they'll see.


On to the other two picture moments! Happy ones! Again, just border differences (and editing with the B&W).













Pooh loved that their shirts matched.


I do like the fun borders. But sometimes (and I have this problem with scrapbooking stickers/backgrounds as well when it comes to Disney) I just don't understand....




Why does that border put them into Mickey's pants? Seriously, why?



Ah, much better.






And that was their with-flash version of the picture I got next.



And that's it! 60 bucks for those, and many many other edits (saved each one in 4x6 and 5x7 and the original of each in 8x10, for instance). Maybe not THE best use of my money, but what am I gonna do? (um, do what you've done two other times, and just NOT buy them and let them expire...no no no, can't do that, must study up so I can better answer questions!)


OK, we have to go food shopping. The larders are getting bare!


But that just reminded me. When we went away to Oregon last weekend, the place we stayed in has second run movies. Since they put their B&B/Inns in old old buildings that were generally used for interesting purposes (a poor house in Troutdale, a Masonic retirement home in Forest Grove, etc) they have lots of big spaces to put a casual theater. They generally play a family friendly movie (we saw Elf when DS was a baby at Kennedy School (an old school) right in Portland) and an R movie.

So while we were there, we saw Monsters vs Aliens, and apart from the making-us-sad family* in front of us, it was such a funny movie! E and R have both being doing the "Suuuuuuuusan, oh, I scared myself" line of Seth Rogen. By the way, Robert does an excellent Rogen impersonation...kinda makes me go "ooooh!" 'cuz Rogen has that lovely, sexy deep voice. I've been trying ot get him to get the impersonation to encompass more words, b/c, um, R's girlfriend before me was a Susan LOL, but he's not quite there yet.

Anyway, good movie!



*(the family had 3 kids. Not one of the kids wanted to see the movie. Both of the boys sat with their ears covered, one had his eyes covered or buried in his mom's chest half the time. The girl was *maybe* 2 so really didn't care, but also spent a good amount of time crying. The middle one, a boy, stated over and over and OVER, ALL throughout the movie that he hated it, wanted to go, didn't want to be there, etc. Hubby and I felt sad, but Eamon was really getting bothered by why they weren't leaving. When he's like that, we give it a good try, and if it doesn't work, we leave. Both Robert and I have siblings, and we KNOW what it's like to have to leave when some other sib is having a problem, and it sucks, but in THIS case ALL of the kids were hating the movie...we just couldn't figure out why they didn't go...and at the end they didn't say "best movie ever", they just went running out of there, the middle one was still crying. I didn't care about the noise they were making, I just cared about them, and the parents didn't seem evil, the kids weren't being yelled at (or hissed at), but the option to leave wasn't given in any way...I just didn't understand why they were standing their ground to stay for a movie that none of the kids were interested in and 2/3 were scared by)

(I also couldn't figure out how to suggest earplugs for the boys, but I sure wish I could have, because their arms must have been so tired by the end of the movie!)
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The food comment, by the way, reminded me of the movie, because I heard it in my head as "fooooood" like "Suuuuuusan".
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I love those E pictures with Pooh and Mickey, although I was laughing aloud at the comment about being in Mickey's pants!! It's true! I saw that border, if I recall, the last time I went onto the PhotoPass site (for my December pictures) and that was one of the few I did not use because it seemed odd to me! It made no sense! But those pictures are too cute - I love the matching shirts with Pooh and that is Steamboat Willie Mickey, right?

No, not a Mensa member - though I never even tried to get in. I am probably one of those weird people who has a freakish memory but an IQ too low for Mensa or something, I am guessing....

I love Oregon - I want to get back there one day - the forests and lakes are so pretty! My great aunt used ot have a house right on the edge of what was called Merlin's Forest. Huge carpenter ants running around on the ground, and scorpions and things, but beautiful territory and deer would just randomly wander into the backyard.

Seth Rogen is in one of my all-time favorite comedies, the very UN-Disney, "40-Year-Old-Virgin." Love that! I also love "Elf." Really cute movie. Have you ever seen "Love Actually"? I wonder if you would like it. It's one of my favorite 'holiday' movies, even though the holidays are really just a backdrop for all the goings on!
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:51 AM   #326
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Oh Sherry Sherry, that's just our all time favorite movie!!!!!

It came out shortly after we got married. If we'd seen it BEFORE we got married, Robert would have gone along with my idea to buy the guys all gorgeous silk ties...he thought it was odd, but once he saw the wedding scene with the groom and best man with those colorful ties he realized what a fool he'd been.

But we didn't see it until holiday-ish-time in 2004, when Eamon was just a mite and he would sleep in my arms, have a milky snack, sleep some more, etc etc. I watched so many movies and read so many books during that time. And all the milk-making made me very very calm and relaxed (though I was also doing heavy emotional work at the time, but that was usually when E was sleeping out of my arms), so it's like a Dream Time, thinking back... Somehow we found Love Actually, and as you well know, it's super-easy to just burst into tears halfway into Hugh's commentary at the very beginning. Not many movies have you in tears inside of 5 minutes!!!!!

The whole thing, beginning to end, is spectacular. We love that movie.

A friend of mine knew that I always cried, but I was always crying anyway (content yet emotional), and I told her that the movie was great BUT she needed to watch it *with someone*, because she was separated from her husband who had cheated on her in a very stereotypical way (his law secretary) and she NEEDED someone there. I didn't spell it out, I just said there were some things that might "trigger" her. She didn' tlisten, she called at one point with a big mea culpa, that she realized what I was trying to do, but she just thougt I was exaggerating...but yeah, that one character doing what he did (or almost? it's never spelled out, is it?), and then of course the other character finding out and listening to that music...omg I have to watch it!!!!

If you own it, have you watched the special features with the deleted scenes before Liam and the boy (who could be E's brother, seriously, and that got to us too, how much we guessed E was going to look like that boy (who is a cousin of Hugh Grant's)) sit and talk about what's bothering the boy? Oh if you haven't, watch it! It adds such depth and wonderfulness to that scene....and it is HILARIOUS as well.

You didn't realize what you were getting yourself into! NOw I want to visit you and watch LA with you, it's such a wonderful movie even though it makes you burst into tears repeatedly.

I love...."easy question" and "just in cases"...

Oh and of course now Colin Firth...again with a white shirt on, right? mmmmm.


OK so anyway, yes, steamboat mickey, the black white and grey just in that room was so neat. Of course you never know what version of Mickey you will meet after that long wait in his House, and it was so exciting for me to see that version, even though I'm not a character person! I would love to know how the decided on those shades, because it actually felt for a minute like the world had gone black and white.


Elf....."Santa???!!!!!! I know him!!!!!!!" Oh too funny.

I saw 40 year old virgin but barely remember it, how sad is that? Have you seen how much weight Seth R has lost recently? He's, like...hot now. Before it was the voice and attitude, but now, yummy. Obviously I don't have a huge hangup with guys who carry a bit extra weight, but still, he-llo.
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Seth Rogen said on the Howard Stern show that he was losing all the weight because he is starring in a superhero movie - I forget which one. The Green Hornet, maybe? Not sure. Anyway, that's why he dropped the weight.

The guy who plays the department store Santa in "Elf" is a regular on the Howard Stern show.

Oh it would be so fun to watch "Love Actually together" - I think Jasmine (WazowksiLOVER) also said she loves that movie too. It is a real gem.

No, I have not seen the deleted scenes of LA, sadly. I have seen the movie countless times but I do not own it yet. I need to have that in my collection at some point. Yes, I guess I can see that Liam's little boy (Sam) in the movie is Eamon-esque. They do look similar.

I like that Love Actually does not explain everything away neatly. For example, as you said, we never know FOR SURE if the Alan Rickman character has the affair with the secretary or not. We just know he buys and gives her the necklace (and that scene in the department store is so hilarious, when the guy is packing up the necklace with the cinnamon sprigs and all the jazzy wrapping stuff), Emma Thompson finds the necklace and then sobs to the Joni Mitchell music later on! We also never really find out what happens to the relationship between Emma and Alan, as we only see her greeting him awkwardly at the airport in the last scene, and is he still workign with the secretary? We ALSO never find out what exactly the relationship is between Emma and Liam's characters. Did you notice that? They do not appear to be related or inlaws, they are not co-workers, and her brother in the film is Hugh's character, so I was guessing that maybe Liam and Emma were possibly supposed to be an ex-couple of some kind who stayed friends.

Anyway, yes, Love Actually is a great movie - it works as a romantic comedy/drama and it works as a holiday movie. I think it was done by the same people who did "Notting Hill" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral," if I recall.

The only problem with that Steamboat Willie Mickey is that his clothes and body are in black and white, but his head is in color. That looks odd to me, because wasn't his head black and white in the cartoon? But you are right - you never know which Mickey you will get. I have not been through his house in so long. The last Mickeys I got were Bandleader Mickey and plain ol' tuxedo pants and jacket Mickey. I am darn tempted to go through Mickey's house on my birthday to get a picture. I love getting in character pictures, but the trouble is that it is usually so crowded when we are there that it is hard to get my friend to stop and stand in for pictures. We missed the whole 'winter sweater' contingent of Donald, Mickey, Minnie and someone else in December (all PhotoPass ops, by the way) because she didn't want to stop. She will get in pictures if there is next to no line, but if she sees a line, she just keeps walking. I keep telling her that it is HIGHLY unlikely that we ever will find characters just standing around DL or DCA, twiddling their thumbs with nothing to do and no line of people in front of them. There will always be some kind of crowd gathering. So I have passed a lot of them by in the past, but I may have to stop on my birthday and grab some characters for photos. My friend ALWAYS enjoys the photos when she sees them later on and wants copies, but she grumbles in the moment! See, I am thinking more along the lines of the future, and how fun it will be to look back and see festive photos of past trips when we are old and gray more than I am thinking about how annoying it is to wait in a line for Daisy Duck now. I see the bigger picture, as it were! I am a visionary like that!:ro tfl:
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thoughts inside the quotes!

Oh, and huge massive SPOILERS for Love Actually, do NOT read if you haven't seen it.

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I like that Love Actually does not explain everything away neatly.

We love that too. You can watch it a million times and find little hints. There's actually something that they were *going to do*, but changed...originally, Colin's cheating girlfriend (seriously? cheating on Colin?) was actually going to be Alan's secretary!!! Can you even imagine? Now I don't know who the actor would have been (both are so perfect for the roles they ended up in, even though we boo and hiss Alan's secretary) but it would have been so interesting. And of course the secretary combines over to the adorable heartbroken best man, b/c they are friends b/c he owns the art gallery where they have the xmas party. Oh wait, do they show that in the movie-movie? Or is that in the deleteds?


(and that scene in the department store is so hilarious, when the guy is packing up the necklace with the cinnamon sprigs and all the jazzy wrapping stuff)

I remember reading an idea, and LOVING the idea, that that character is sort of an "angel". Because his nonsense with the necklace saves Alan from getting the necklace earlier, which probably saves him from *giving* the necklace earlier, which keeps him from being "thanked". As it is, I'm not totally sure that he was "thanked" for the necklace, perhaps the thanks is deferred to a time that never happens, because they are pretty busy with the big recital and all. And then later, he appears magically just in time to not be able to find his boarding pass, which allows Sam (thank you) to get back there. And you'll notice the little look he gives Liam...like he did it on purpose. It's like he's an angel, just popping in when he's very needed...

We ALSO never find out what exactly the relationship is between Emma and Liam's characters. Did you notice that? They do not appear to be related or inlaws, they are not co-workers, and her brother in the film is Hugh's character, so I was guessing that maybe Liam and Emma were possibly supposed to be an ex-couple of some kind who stayed friends.

Now that is an idea we never thought of! We've even watched the recital scene, how they are sitting behind Liam... We figured that maybe Emma was the friend of Joanna the elder (not Sam's beloved), but then we could NOT figure out why she would say such a relatively cold thing about no one being, you know, interested in Liam if he cried all the time...if my best friend passed away I wouldn't be joking with her boyfriend about that, you know? It wouldn't even occur to me. But if they are exes, yeah, they might think of it, so it could be! Such a good thought.


OK then I just thought about the character Colin and how hilarious he is! Oh, and the stand-ins for the movie? So many people think it's a naughty movie, but no, it can't be! First, what naughty movie has that budget for where they are filming???? And naughty movie aren't going to have an AD (Colin's friend, of course) chatting with stand-ins, they aren't checking light and color, heck, they aren't going to have stand-ins! And he was a stand-in for Brad Pitt, so he says, so he's totally mainstream....no, that movie that they are working on is a mainstream movie with a big budget...but there are so many who think, just b/c of the scenes they show, that it's naughty. And those two! How INNOCENT they are???!!!! I mean, to be so happy about a 1st date being accepted, with the backdrop of what they are doing? So cute. I'd never seen that actor until LA, then I saw Hitchhiker's Guide and it added a whole different dimension to the movie for me b/c of him.


My friend ALWAYS enjoys the photos when she sees them later on and wants copies, but she grumbles in the moment! See, I am thinking more along the lines of the future, and how fun it will be to look back and see festive photos of past trips when we are old and gray more than I am thinking about how annoying it is to wait in a line for Daisy Duck now. I see the bigger picture, as it were! I am a visionary like that!:ro tfl:


See? Totally Mensa-smart. Seeing the bigger picture. Kinda sounds like you just need to tell her what you're going to do, maybe? This doesn't totally relate, but I remember reading trip reports from micechat's Gumball Rally, and also the thing that mouseplanet does, and groups that had a great time had the philosophy that if they made a decision, they committed totally. No questioning the line-waiting once you decide to wait in that line. So just tell her you're getting in the line, and no questioning that while waiting.


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We have pretty much talked ourselves out of what I'm about to talk about.

Though when I first thought about it I thought it was this year and almost talked us into it, but then found out it's NEXT year, and December to boot, which makes it so much easier...

Anyway, today I accidentally got to the podcast page, and noticed them talking about a cruise. I hadn't really noticed it before because I don't really listen to the podcasts (I have this whole *thing* about people that I know performing, acting, singing, etc..I don't want to see or hear them...it helped to destroy a friendship...I've only powered through it for two people, and one of those people was only the narrator of a singing thing...I just couldn't bring myself to go the years she was actually singing...it's not a good thing, especially because I'd actually quite like to BE an actor or voiceover person!!!!).

I clicked on the link to dreams unlimited, and OMG the prices for that cruise are so good.

First I was confused, which helped me think the prices are good, in that I got the categories wrong. Thought Category 4 was the LOWEST. And since category 4 was 2691.76 for 3 people on a 4 day Bahamas cruise...and I didn't think that was sickening...when I realized that that was the high category, I went WOW! Turns out the lowest category is "only" 1531.76!

So I got to thinking, when I still thought it was '09...


Then I finally figured it out and was glad because saving to the cut-off date for full payment in later '10 makes it easier...alas...enough time had passed that I thought "oh but what is RCCL at that time?" And then, stupidly, I checked...4 days, leaving a day later, same port, same Nassau, RCCL's cay instead of DLC's cay...could get a Junior Suite with a balcony for just over the cost of the second lowest (interior room) category on DCL.

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That was my Disney trip related story for this post.

Aughhhhh I was going to post more thoughts about Love Actually but I forgot what I was going to say!!!!!!!!!

more spoilers!!!!!!!

Oh wait, I remember! The girl-Joanna! Is she incredible or what? In the Commentary, which has Hugh, the director (who yes did Notting Hill and 4 Weddings), the kid who plays Sam, and maybe another person talking, they mention that they actually had to add tiny errors to her singing in that scene, because she is so perfect. That no one would believe a 12 year old is THAT good, so they made it less perfect.

Now remembering that when we first saw it I had my little dude in arms. Link
to picture of little dude back then. And I was projecting forward to when he's Sam's age, and his story just pulled at my heartstrings. So when she points AT him and sings all I want is you, my heart sang and I started to cry happy tears. Then when she points AWAY from him, continuing the "show", seeing his little face get all frowny b/c he doesn't understand that she's just performing, oh man oh man...cry cry cry.



Of course we'd also seen that movie before POTC2 came out, so Bill Nighy was unknown. We hadn't seen Kiera, either, *I think*. Oh no, we must have seen her in POTC...and of course we'd seen her in parts of Phantom Menace as Amidala's body double but who knew who she was THEN??? It's interesting how they all interrelate...Kiera and Bill in POTC, then seeing the guy who plays Boostrap Bill playing Bill Andersen in Mamma Mia...etc etc etc.

Why yes I DO do well in the Trivial Pursuit Entertainment questions, I do indeed!
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I am sorry to see this thread end. The baby picture of E is so cute.
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