Sunday, July 09, 2006

She has trouble acting normal when she's nervous

(Name that tune)

Go read this post about benign neglect. She said it way better than I ever could have. It's definitely how I parent.

The movie? It was excellent fun. Some quotes, you ask? Why, certainly.

Elizabeth: There will come a moment when you have the chance to do the right thing.
Jack: I love those moments. I like to wave at them as they pass by.

Jack: You know, these clothes do not fancy you at all. It should be a dress or nothing. I happen to have nothing in my cabin.

Jack: I was nothing more than an almost innocent bystander.

Now, that said, it was really long. 150 minutes. And the plot was convoluted and at times, a bit confusing. I enjoyed it, but not as much as the first one. It was definitely scarier - in places, I jumped out of my seat - and the bad guys really looked awful. Fun awful, though. There wasn't as much humour as in the first episode, but it did have some laugh-out-loud funny bits. I'm giving it an 8 out of 10. See it on the big screen, definitely. And, as someone commented, what's not to like about a 20 foot tall, eye-linered Johnny Depp? Hmm? Yes, that's right, nothing.


O is at soccer camp this week. It's just a day camp, from 9 - 3, but I'm nervous as hell about her going. She's extremely self-sufficient but she gets caught up in what she's doing and forgets to check. I can't put alarms on the pump because we're untethered this week. So I'm relying on her to be responsible. I'm hoping I don't get any phone calls. Blah, I'm a wreck. And I can't even go anywhere to take my mind off things because I don't have a cell phone right now. I'm getting mine turned on, on the way home from this camp, but at least for today, I'm stuck here. Freaking.

We're still trying to decide what to name this baby. First we thought Ava would be nice, but now I'm sort of meh on that. Then we came up with Aurelia, which means golden. It's pretty, but it verges on really odd. And TCBIM and I cannot agree on names at all. I like classic names - Elizabeth, Caroline, Eleanor, Anne, Jane, that sort of thing. He doesn't seem to have a preference, but every name I suggest, he shoots down. It's getting old. The baby will be here in four weeks (good grief!) and so far, she's just Baby. I don't think I could have another child even if I wanted to - I'd NEVER come up with a name.

Did anyone watch the entire Red Sox game yesterday? I watched for an hour, then took the kids to the park, went to the warehouse store, went to Staples and then came home, started dinner, ate dinner and it was still going. Nineteen innings. 569 pitches, sixteen pitchers. It took six hours and nineteen minutes. It started at 2:07 p.m. and ended at 8:26 p.m. By the end of it, I was feeling bad for them. They looked exhausted. They were just throwing the bats at the pitches, hoping to god to get a hit, a run, something. Anything. If it had gone on any longer, Francona was going to have to use Kapler or Mirabelli to pitch - they were the only two players he had left. He'd run through the entire bullpen. And poor Varitek must have some aching quads and knees this morning. He caught all 19 innings. It's a shame that we lost, after all that, but I could almost feel the gust from the sigh of relief that came off the field. Ortiz is in the Home Run Derby tonight - I wonder how he'll do after that marathon.

I really ramble when I'm nervous. Aren't you glad you're not sitting in my living room right now? I'd talk both your ears off.


floreksa said...

Definitely sums up my thoughts on parenting too!!

Saw Pirates this weekend, or at least heard some of it...LOL (don't take Boo to a Drive-In!). Favorite quote that I did hear...Right before the dress quote Jack: "Elizabeth!"....."Hide the Rum!"

Major Bedhead said...

Heh. I'd forgotten that one.

floreksa said...

Oh, ya....I know the tune (finally) - Counting Crow's right? Round Here

Major Bedhead said...

That's the one.

Kerri. said...

I can't wait to see this bloody movie.

We just finally saw Superman this past weekend. Excellent. Tek's cousin is a definite cutie. :)

If not a mother... said...

Must...see...that movie.

I think you absolutely must finish out your trend of first names starting with vowels. The toddler is "I", right? So, some silly and some serious:

Ute (ha ha), Elise, Iris, Audrey/Audra. I love Ava, too, but a little close to Olivia. (And yes, for someone who supposedly isn't having kids, I have some strong opinions about names.)

Joke said...

I am SO with you on Classic names.

You have no idea.


Chicky Chicky Baby said...

Saw most of the Red Sox game. Good Lord, I couldn't look away. I'll never get those 18 hours of my life back.

Its so lovely to see another Wihstah-area woman around the blogosphere! There are too few Mass bloggers around. Wonder why that is?

Shannon said...

That post about parenting was spot on. You don't know how many parents I see directing their kids on the playground..."Ok, now let's go on the swings and I'll push...go down the slide, I'll be there to catch you...don't climb too high!!"

And then hearing moms talk about how they played with their kids with playdough all day. Good grief.

I'm always encouraging my kids to find something to do...hunting for frogs or using chalk on the blacktop, riding their bikes, etc.

graymama said...

Thanks so much for the rocking parenting link!

Hubby and I are going to see Pirates on Sunday while visiting the grandparents, you know the perfect babysitters. Maybe we should pack more condoms :-P

As for girlie names, Buddy was going to be Anja Ysabel, if he didn't come out with a penis.

Andrea said...

I think you're my new blog crush. First, you link to an article that tells me it's okay that I haven't gotten Gabe in swimming lessons yet, and that I'm not a bad mommy to let him color by himself, and play with his trucks while I serruptitiously watch in the background, enjoying his 2 year old pseudo talk.

Then? Then? You post quotes from a movie. I love movie quotes.

Then? Then? Then? The movie is Pirates? And that picture of Johnny Depp? Drool is right!

And THEN! (Oh my, an exclamation on a "then"!) Your URL is thebookishone.

*batting my eyelashes at you and raising my clasped hands to my cheek* I'm gonna catch up on you.

Major Bedhead said...

*snort* That was funny. Thanks for the compliments - they made me giggle. Always good.

J said...

I agreee definatly not like the first some laugh out loud stuff but I left feeling like Hmm definatly love the first this one was ok... I guess it did not help when the girl behind me kept kicking my chair HELLO !