Friday, October 31, 2008

My Halloween Costume...

Sara Jane asked, so...this is the best picture I could find for my Halloween costume.

I will have on a long dress and I will be accompanied by 4 baby-dolls (white, black, and 2 asian).
(Oh and I plan on pooching my belly out as much as possible to be pregnant as well. It will be a food baby, but still...)

Lewis will be Brad Pitt. He'll carry one of the Asian ones around a lot.

I'll post pictures tomorrow!!

What are all of you being for Halloween??

Friday the 13th Teaser Trailer

For your Halloween enjoyment.

Also, I wanted to post this video (click link), but they disabled embedding!

Scariest Books

Here are links to lists of the Scariest Books!!

Scariest Movies

Here are lots of links for lists of the Best Scary Movies!!
I was going to make my own list, but I decided to do lots of links and you can tell me what you think the Scariest Movies are!!

31 Best Horror Movies of All Time - Moviefone
Top 50 Horror Movies - Bloodletters
Top 20 Best Scary Movies - Best of Scary
Top 25 Best Horror Movie Twist Endings -
The 100 Greatest Horror Movies of All Time - Best-Horror-Movies
Top 25 Horror Movies of all Time - IGN
Top 10 Best Scary Movies of the Past 10 Years - Tyra Show

Last Chance to Pick a Halloween Costume!!

If you haven't picked your costume yet, you're a major procrastinator, but either way, here are some links!!
Today is just a major link list day on my blog! Enjoy it!

Couple Costumes for Men Who Hate Costumes - Costume Idea Zone
50 Unique & Weird Ideas - essortment
13 Awesomely Creative Halloween Costume Ideas - OnMyList
Green Costume Ideas for Halloween - GreenLiving

Trailer Addict

In case you haven't already noticed, Trailer Addict is pretty much my new favorite thing. They've got trailers for everything! And you can embed them onto your site.

Trailer: Milk

Starring: Sean Penn, Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, James Franco

I think Sean Penn is fabulous and I think Gus Van Sant is also fabulous and combine that with the other incredible talent and I will definitely be seeing this movie. It's about Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected official in California.

Will you be seeing it?

Thursday, October 30, 2008

New in Theaters 10/31/2008

Most excited about: Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Eco-Link Dump of the Week

I find lots of Eco-Friendly posts that I want to share with you, but I don't want to overload my blog with them, so I'm going to start a link dump and just give you my leftovers on Thursdays!

Get Your Priorities Right - The Sietch Blog
Wal-Mart's New Sustainability Push - NY Times Dot Earth
Polar Bears - National Wildlife Federation
15 Must-See Green Shows on TV Right Now - The Daily Green
11 Powerful Environmental Messages (my favorite is at the top of this post) - The Daily Green
10 Funniest Green Moments on Recent TV - The Daily Green
30 Days to a Greener Diet - The Daily Green

17 Again - Behind the Scenes

I just can't tell you enough how excited I am about this movie! I love Matthew Perry and Zac Efron and Leslie Mann! It's going to be great!

Watch the Behind the Scenes!!

Organic Fruits & Vegetables

This stemmed from this post by The Good Human. Check out the whole post for more info!!

Why Organic Produce: There are pesticides both on and in the fruits and vegetables that are not labeled "Organic" (remember to look for the Organic USDA label). "These chemicals have been shown to suppress the immune system, increase the risk of breast and other cancers, disrupt the hormonal system and do reproductive harm." (The Good Human)

I understand if you can't get everything organic or if you don't want to buy everything organic. So here is the list of fruits and vegetables that you DEFINITELY want to buy organic because they are higher in pesticide use and/or absorption (I got some of these from The Good Human and some from prior research):
Green Beans
Sweet Bell Peppers
Grapes (imported)

And these are the list of fruits and vegetables that you could feel comfortable buying NOT organic because they have less pesticide use and/or absorption (although only organic has NO pesticides):
Kiwi Fruit
Brussel Sprouts

Trailer: Fast & the Furious 4

Fast and the Furious 4
Starring: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster, Michelle Rodriguez

The 4th installment in the series. I am personally VERY excited to have the original stars back. I am not so excited that it looks like it's less about the cars and more about making an action movie. We'll see.

What do you think?

Free Stuff!!

Don't forget to check out the Gravy & Biscuits Giveaway!!

You only have to post a comment!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Seth Green to Direct

Seth Green and his friend Hugh Sterbakov started a comic book called Freshmen about college Freshmen who gain superpowers and become superheroes. He is going to direct the film version of the comic book.

May sound silly to you, but as an avid Buffy fan, Oz being one of my favorite characters, I am willing to give it a shot!

Read more about it at!

High School Musical 3: Can I Have This Dance?

So I absolutely LOVED this movie. They're just good clean fun, like I've said before. There's nothing inappropriate about them (except possibly the fact that Vanessa Hudgen's dress almost comes up throughout this whole dance). But they're just really cute and happy and I love it! They are VERY cheesy, but that's why it's awesome!

I just wanted to post a video from it.


We watched this documentary at church on Sunday and I got this information and these links from the church. It's not even my words describing the sites. I just wanted to spread the word about this. I think so many times we get caught up in thinking about ourselves and dealing with American culture and we forget that even on our worst day, we are so blessed and we need to be aware and do what we can to help others.

The Sold Project
a documentary about the child sex industry in Thailand

Born into Brothels
a documentary about child slavery in Calcutta, India, as seen through the eyes of the children who experienced it. Each child is given a camera and taught how to use it and their pictures tell their story.

Invisible Children
a documentary that tells the story of boys in Uganda being hunted and recruited to fight in the country's brutal civil war.

The Price of Sugar
a film that documents the story of child slavery in the sugar cane fields of the Dominican Republic.

Love 146
work toward the abolition of child sex trafficking and exploitation through prevention and aftercare.

Ahava Kids
exists to rescue and care for young victims of child trafficking, enslavement and exploitation in the United States and throughout the world.

Ideal Bite Links

These are my favorite Ideal Bite posts in October:

Trailer: Australia

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman

I am a Baz Luhrmann fan. I have loved all of his movies and will continue to see all of them no matter who they are starring and no matter what they are about. There are only a couple of directors or writers or producers that I would say that about. So I will definitely be seeing this movie even though I am not the biggest Nicole Kidman fan.

Do you think it looks good?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Gravy & Biscuits Giveaway!!

One of my best and most helpful blogging friends is Jessica over at Gravy & Biscuits! They are doing a giveaway right now for a $25 Macy's gift card, a T-shirt for the YouTube webisode series Ragged Road, a Gym Class Heroes CD, and a Faith Hill CD! All you have to do is post a comment! That's not so hard!!

Trailer: Repo! The Genetic Opera

I realized I may never have posted a trailer for Repo!

So there you go!

Sarah Brightman in Repo! The Genetic Opera


I like weird stuff and this movie may just be right up there with Sweeney Todd for me. We'll see. It has Giles in it from Buffy and Paris Hilton (ugh) and Sarah Brightman! Watch the clip and tell me what you think!

Beware of Greenwashing!

Eco-Chick posted about the dangers of Greenwashing in Beauty Products. So many companies now are claiming to have "green" or "natural" or "organic" products and it's just not true.
Many of them include products that are irritants, synthetic or animal-based and carcinogens. It's important to check before purchasing to make sure that what you are buying actually lives up to the standard they are claiming.

Check the Cosmetic Safety Database to see how natural or organic your products really are!

Some companies are really making an effort to maintain their standards. Check out Burt's Bees, Kiss my Face or these natural supply stores: Beautorium, Futurenatural, Kaia House

10 Great Novels I Want to Read

Guardian posted The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time and I picked out 8 that I have never read and think I need to read. I also looked at the TIME Magazine list and added a few after that.

1. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray
2. Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert
3. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
4. The Way We Live Now by Anthony Trollope
5. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
6. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
7. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
8. LA Confidential by James Ellroy

9. Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
10. Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
11. Naked Lunch by William Burroughs
12. Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates

Which would you pick?

Trailer: Push

Starring: Chris Evans, Dakota Fanning, Camilla Belle, Djimon Hounsou
Release Date: February 6, 2009

I have to agree with that it looks like a mix between Jumper and Heroes.

What do you think?

Monday, October 27, 2008

New on DVD 10/28/2008

Most excited about: Tinker Bell

Oscar Contendors

Read this post from about the possibility of too many Oscar movies.

They mention the possible Oscar movies that haven't been released yet! I'm excited about them! They include:

Slumdog Millionaire, Australia, Milk, Frost/Nixon, Hunger, The Reader, Gran Torino, Doubt, Seven Pounds, The Wrestler, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Revolutionary Road, Valkyrie, Last Chance Harvey and Defiance

I'll post trailers over the coming weeks!

For a Different Perspective...

I promise I'll never go this route (making a video like this) trying to get you to be more green! Wow.

Top 50 Eco- Blogs

I've added a few more RSS feeds to my list of daily reads after seeing TimesOnline's list of the Top 50 Eco blogs.

Check it out!

Trailer: Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds
Will Smith's new movie. Release date: December 19, 2008

Will Smith is one of my favorites. I think he has the ability to pull me into almost any movie (like Men in Black). I thought his performances in I Am Legend and The Pursuit of Happyness were fantastic and I think it looks like this one will be right up there.

What do you think? Are you interested in seeing it?

Playlist for the Week 10/27/2008

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Just to Brighten Your Day

If this happens on Dancing With the Stars, I'll start watching! haha

Thanks, Sara for the tip!

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

I wasn't really excited when I heard about the 3rd Underworld movie because it didn't have Kate Beckinsale or Scott Speedman in it. I don't usually like when there are sequels that don't have the main people. But then I watched the trailer! It's a prequel and it actually looks alright! I'm more excited about it now! It will be released in January 2009.

PostSecret 10-26-2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

For the mommies...

New Watchmen Poster

I don't know about you, but I'm very excited about Watchmen! First Showing posted this new teaser poster for the movie.

What do you think?

AirPod: I Want One!!

I want one of these! I've wanted an air purifier for a while now, but this one is eco-friendly and looks awesome! According to their website, the AirPod uses:

» Less material. The AirPod uses approximately 60% less material than air purifiers
with comparable performance.
» Less energy. The AirPod uses 85% less energy than units with comparable
efficiency and delivers clean air at the rate 8 CADR per watt—four times the
2 CADR per watt standard recently set by ENERGY STAR.
» Less packaging. The more compact the product, the more compact the box it
comes in. The box is 50 % smaller than units with comparable performance.
» Less environmental impact. All components are 100% recyclable, including the

Find out more here!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Right this second...

This is a post I scheduled just to let you know that at this very moment I am sitting in a theater enjoying High School Musical 3!!!

Good clean fun, people! Good clean fun!

My To Do List for the Coming Month

This is my list of things I need to do within the month. Hold me accountable to it!!

1. Buy some reusable water bottles, a tap filter and stop buying bottled water!

2. Buy some Baggu reusable shopping bags so I can stop using plastic bags.

3. Recycle the magazines, paper and plastic bottles in my house.

Great Plastic Garbage Patch

(The big white spot labeled "E" is the garbage patch. Click here for the full page.)

The Great Plastic Garbage Patch is a large mass of trash that is about the size of Texas and contains 3.5 million tons of trash. It is located in the northern Pacific Ocean.

I don't know about you, but I find this to be an undeniable reason to reduce your plastic consumption. Several easy ways to do this immediately would be to stop buying bottled water and start using reusable glass or other types of bottles filled with filtered tap water, stop using plastic bags at the grocery and request a paper bag or bring your own!

The Good Human posted about 10 Ways to Reduce Plastic Consumption. I highly recommend you read it and start thinking about how your actions affect the world around you. Every little bit helps! Get informed and do what you can!

Blog into iPhone App??

ProBlogger posted this and I'm very interested! Not that I think that many people would download it or anything, but I think it's cool!!!

AppLoop will turn any RSS feed into an iPhone application!!

Bottled Water - Not so pure

EWG (Environmental Working Group) posted the results of an investigation into bottled water where they found cancer-causing contaminants and fertilizer residue among other things in the bottled water. Unlike with tap water where the water company is required to release the results of testing on the water regularly, bottled water companies do not have to release any information about the testing of their water.

A safer alternative would be filtered, unfluoridated tap water. Read it for yourself and check out EWG's Guide to Safe Drinking Water! You can get reusable bottles to keep your filtered tap water in here and they are NOT plastic!! (Which is awesome...more on that later...)

17 Again Trailer

I keep track of what all the Friends actors are doing and I've been waiting to see a trailer for this movie for months now! It has Matthew Perry, Zac Efron, Michelle Trachtenberg, Leslie Mann and others. I'm excited!!!!

20 Pop Culture Hits...

Entertainment Weekly has a list of 20 Pop Culture Hits We Couldn't Pay You To See.

Buffy, Twilight, The Godfather, ET, The Goonies, 300, The Sound of Music and Friends are all on the list - among others. But they watch Gossip Girl. What in the world?

I'm interested in your thoughts on who made the list and who didn't. Check it out!

Green Magazine: Coco Eco

I'm interested in this magazine! I want to see one!!

Coco Eco is a green fashion magazine. Check out these links for more information on the mag!

Coco Eco
The Green Loop Blog on Coco Eco
Eco Chick on New Green Mags

Heath Ledger in Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

This is the first official photo of Heath Ledger in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, his final movie role. Throughout the course of the movie, Heath's character falls through a magic mirror 4 times and what they have done since his death is cast Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell to each play the person he is transformed into after these falls. The movie is directed by Terry Gilliam who also directed Monty Python and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

I am excited about this movie and sad at the same time.

Also, special tidbit, Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law all donated their earnings from the movie to Heath's daughter Matilda. They will not be making any money from their performances in the movie.

Story source: First Showing

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Getting the Most of Your Gas Mileage in the Winter

Treehugger posted some tips on getting the best gas mileage your can in the winter. Usually, you get worse gas mileage in the winter, so their tips are very handy!!

Here's the list of things to check, but click here to see their whole post!

Poor alternator/battery performance
Added weight
Reduced Aerodynamics
Low tire pressure
Winter gasoline blends
More accidents
Winter tires

The Natural Child - Book Review

The Good Human posted a book review of The Natural Child: Parenting From the Heart by Jan Hunt.

I'm definitely interested in reading this book when it comes time for babies! Has anyone read it? Have any thoughts? Anyone interested in reading it?

Buy The Natural Child here!

A 4th Bourne Movie

Universal Pictures has hired a writer for the 4th Bourne movie and it will not be based on the novels anymore. Matt Damon will also be back for the 4th installment.

Who else is excited about this??

McCain on Letterman

I didn't watch it, but apparently McCain gracefully made an appearance on the David Letterman show after "snubbing" him in September. He says he "screwed up."

I'm happy when the candidates can laugh at themselves and just deal with things.

The U.N. calling for a reduction in Meat Consumption

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This is taken directly from the September Good Foods Coop newsletter.

Our appetite for steaks and burgers is a huge contributor to global warming. So it turns out that meatless Fridays, which for generations inflicted fish sticks and tuna casseroles on millions of school-age children, Catholic and otherwise, were actually saving the planet. The United Nations is now urging wealthy nations to make a dramatic shift in eating habits, saying the best way to curb climate change is for people to go at least one day a week without meat.

And Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change -- which shared the Nobel Peace Prize last year -- isn't just asking diners to bypass a burger now and then. After achieving a weekly day without meat, he said, they should embark on a progressive reduction of their meat intake.

The problem isn't so much with hamburger patties as it is with cow patties. Meat production accounts for nearly a fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the United Nations. Cows and other ruminants, such as sheep and goats, release methane and nitrous oxide in amounts that put to shame the carbon dioxide belched out by cars. In fact, a red-meat-eater in a Prius is probably hurting the environment more than a vegan in a Hummer.

The U.N. also is calling for governments to launch campaigns to reduce meat eating. If they do, such efforts will probably start in Europe, then sweep through every city, town, village and hamlet in Asia, Africa, Australia and Antarctica before the U.S. Department of Agriculture stops propagandizing on behalf of meat without any regard for human or environmental health.
Which brings us back to individual abstinence. We're not calling for a vegan revolution, but this page has noted that a sincere personal effort to fight global warming must include a reduction in eating red meat. Were fish sticks on Fridays really that bad?

(Thanks, Peter, for the tip!)

World of Warcraft Movie in the works?

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According to, there is a World of Warcraft movie in the works. I know my husband will probably see it (which means I probably will too).

Does anyone else play World of Warcraft and if so, what are your thoughts on a possible movie??

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Guess what I'm seeing on Friday....

7:00pm Friday night!!

Tickets are purchased, I am GOOD TO GO!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

I'm Going to be a Teacher!!!

I was accepted into the Teacher Education Program today!!!

Yay!! 3 more semesters and I'll be a teacher!!!

Playlist for the Week 10/20/2008

It's random, I know. But it's a little of everything I've been listening to this week.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

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