Sunday, July 27, 2008

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack...

The softball, t-ball, and old guy softball leagues are coming to an end. We have spent quite a bit of time at the 'ol ballgames this past week and I can say I am looking forward to not sitting on bleachers any time soon. We even involved the whole famn damily in the outings, the Schmidts, Galarneaults, and Grand-Auntie Shirley came along.

AE's team the Blue Starz went 0-15 (might have been more - lost count). They were the youngest team in the league, all going into 5th grade, with a couple 6th graders who have never played. I am looking forward to seeing how this team will do in a few years.

The girls really didn't seem to notice that they didn't win a game, they had a great time and AE met many of the girls that she will go to school with next year.

Little man took his t-ball very seriously. He would trash talk 5 year old girls, wear eye-black and run amok. He is really ready for the next level, the question is: are they ready for him?

Lastly, Dan will be playing his last, yes I said last game Thursday night game in Hopkins this week. He has played on the Big Ten for 14 years and I think he is really going to miss it, however he is sticking to his word - so far - to hang it up when he is 40.

He isn't 40 yet, but the league will end this week with his team on top. Guess they are going to have a little ceremony, they will retire his #72 jersey and then burn it.

I would imagine I might need to then head down to Hopkins and bail him out of jail for starting a fire in a park... what a way to go out.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

My happy Mahna Mahna place

Does anyone else remember this? Completely brings back memories and I guarantee you won't be able to get the song out of your head or the grin off of your face.

Friday, July 18, 2008

I am torn

about Mamma Mia - Shelly and I sorta liked it. AE & KB couldn't wait for it to end...

At moments it is kinda good, and then at others so cheesy you cringe...really.

Here are the plus and minuses:

- I love Meryl Streep but felt she wasn't quite right for the role, can't put my finger on who would be.

+ Christine Baranski and Julie Walters were really great as Donna's best friends.

+ Sophie was so very good.

- Colin Firth wasn't in the movie enough.

- Pierce Bronsnan really should never sing on screen ever again.

+/- The kid who plays Sky (or Ski as Shelly called him) kinda freaked me out because he looked exactly like this guy I used to work with who always wanted me to double check my billing numbers, I know this is just my own quirky issue.

+ I would like to visit Greece because it looked just magical on the screen.

Overall I think I maybe liked it a little, it just felt different from when I saw it on stage. Maybe it is because I am not used to watching musicals all that much anymore.

Go and see it and tell me what you think...

Hey Mamma

Today is a big day at the Schmidt House. AE is getting her ears pierced again - last time they closed up.

Then AE, her buddy KB, Shelly (KB's mom) and I are going to Mamma Mia!!! We saw it on the stage but am very excited to have a relaxing afternoon hanging out with Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan and best of all listening to ABBA.

Monday, July 14, 2008

How to beat the claw...

My kids love The Claw just as much as the next kid, maybe more. JG is a little crazy, OK maybe a lot crazy but he has never done least not that I am aware of.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Out of the mouths of babes

mad skills
To be able to do/perform amazing/unexpected things. To be said after performing an extraordinary feat.
1. Today JG told me after kicking Bowser to the curb:

"Mom, did you see me? I just totally beat Bowser. I've got some mad Wii skills."

2. Also going in the quote Hall of Fame for the month is AE's latest.

"No my last name is Schmidt. Like the beer."

BTW, when I Googled mad skills looking for the perfect picture to accompany this post, this is what I got.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I know you are all jealous...

that I have had the opportunity to do this 24 times in the past two weeks.

Yes, I really did type 24.

This is more true than you could ever possibly know. Well, on the positive side I don't have to do this exercise again for another 175 days.


Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Teenage Wasteland - Vampire Style

I have been meaning to write about this for a bit, but finally got a glimpse of the trailer for the movie and was reminded that I wanted to mention it... really starting to think I have adult ADD.

Anywho, there is this series of teen books by Stephenie Meyer, they are about vampires - actually the story of a teenage vampire named Edward who falls in love with a human, Bella.

I know you are asking yourself why would I ever read about teenage vampires? Well, because they are really, really good.

The series includes:
New Moon
Breaking Dawn (Aug '08)

I was skeptical when I picked them up at the library. As usual I had reserved the first book and forgot about it. I really didn't think I would be interested in a teen novel, but thought I would give it a go and could not stop, I think I read all three of the books in about a week.

Check out the trailer, the movie comes out in December and I will drag Shelly along with me I know she will like it, just like Outlander. That is a whole 'nother story in itself. Can you say kilt?

Sunday, July 06, 2008

See de moofin? Und here mit de boome shooten!

The other day at work we were talking about the curmudgeonly old men from the Muppet Show who would heckle poor Fozzie. I couldn't for the life of me remember both of their names (yes, Carey there is something that didn't fit into my already full brain).

So I went out to Wiki then to YouTube and laughed all by myself in our basement at 12:30 a.m thanks to my childhood favorite The Muppet Show.

What brought me to tears (happy of course) was the Swedish Chef - he seriously was my favorite. I remembered this little clip and laughed, and laughed.

BTW - the old guys are Statler and Waldorf.

Here is my favorite Swedish Chef moment...