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They stopped carrying them because they had to make room for their EGG NOG SHAKE. C'MON PEOPLE! IT'S OCTOBER 19TH. We're not even in the twenties yet. We haven't had the only two pumpkin holidays of the year yet, and McDonald's has already begun celebrating Christmas, or the Winter Fest, or whatever they're not calling it this year.
The good news is that you can still get pumpkin milkshakes at Dairy Queen and Culvers.
Feel better now? So do I. Moving on...
Peter and Susan are at the Halloween Dance for (your) Life, proceeds benefitting The Women's Center, here in Chicago.
Lucy is baking things at her volleyball coaches' house to sell at her Volley for the Cure tomorrow, benefitting Alexian Brothers Breast Cancer Center. Nope, none of that Susan G. funny business.
The Chef is at his manchild softball game that will render him completely useless the rest of the weekend, but this is the end of the season. Huzzah! That hole in the fence ain't gonna fix itself, and neither will that broken basement light.
So, Baby J, Edmund, and I are watching Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow. Gywneth, Jude, red lipstick, and WWII. What's not to love?
I really enjoy films that are appropriate for the whole family.
Last October, we watched this film, despite hearing it was awful.
We loved it. The Village is scary, not gory. Suspenseful, intriguing. A real mind-bender.
Then, we re-watched Signs, a classic. Next, we checked out Unbreakable. And we liked them all.
So began our family's annual M. Night Shyamalan festival, (my kids think the M stands for "mid"). There's something about the weather in October that is very conducive to watching thrillers and eating popcorn with candy corn. Add a mug of hot cider, or a bottle of hard cider, and you have my idea of the perfect evening in.
Last weekend, we watched Lady in the Water, and for the very first time, the Chef was disappointed. But I wasn't. How could I be? What with Paul Giamatti acting his little heart out? He's absolutely amazing. Plus, I am very intrigued by this character.
He only works out on one side of his body. It's a scientific experiment.
Yes, the monster/dog-made-of-grass was a little hokey, but that's ok. Paul was anything but hokey.
For this weekend, I got The Happening from the library.
With Mark Wahlberg, it's gotta be good. But with an R rating, it's not going to be family movie night. That's what Sky Captain and The King's Speech are for.
Any other recommendations? I've got a lot of candy corn to consume.
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