Saturday, March 25, 2006

THRILL OF A RIDE

My best friend Andy's movie was just recently released on DVD. The film is a sensational thriller. Dean Cain plays a man on the run who keeps getting Lost. The Mrs. and I both enjoyed it immensely. Look for my friend Andy, who plays the part of the pilot in the film, as well as successfully produces it. You can currently rent the DVD or even better, buy it on Amazon.com. See a great movie and support a God-fearing, pro-military, America-loving man and his family at the same time. You can't go wrong with that.

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Sunday, March 19, 2006

PREGNANCY CRAVINGS

Why is it that my wife is pregnant, but I am the one gaining all the weight? I hate that.

It has got me to thinking, though, about all of my wife's pregnancy cravings. She hasn't really ventured into anything too weird, like pickles dipped in peanut butter, or stuff like that. And I am grateful for that. I was never looking forward to the midnight runs to the grocery store for sardines and caramel sauce. Her cravings have been standard, if at times, surprising, foods.

At first it was Sunkist. We almost bought stock in the company she was guzzling the soda so fast. Then we learned it contains caffeine, so that craving was nipped in the bud.

Then it ventured into milkshakes. The thick and creamy ones from Jack in the Box were a favorite. Until she learned I could make them at home just as good. She traded back and forth between chocolate, chocolate peanut butter and strawberry banana. All three got a thumbs up in my book. In fact, I think I'll make one as soon as I am finished blogging. (I just answered my initial question.)

Lately it has been peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Maybe that's why kids love them so much when they're growing up. Because that's all their moms ate while they were in utero. I guess we just revert back to the familiar. I ate soooo many peanut butter and jelly samiches as a kid. A certain quantity of peanut butter flows through my veins, I am sure of it.

With only 6 weeks to go, who knows what food it will be next. But I am guessing it will be sane and delicious. And maybe she'll let me have a bite.

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Wednesday, March 08, 2006

PRESIDENT MUST PUNCH BACK

I have always admired Tony Snow. I liked him as the host of Fox News Sunday. I don't get to hear his daily radio show, because I don't believe it airs in the Sacramento area. But I agree with him most of the time. And especially now. As a guest co-host on the Beltway Boys, Tony said that the President must act now to combat his low poll numbers. Immediately. He has to go on the offensive and make his case to the American public. The MSM will not help him accomplish this task. Their goal is to destroy him by harping over Katrina and spying and anything they can use to weaken him. And the President plays it too polite. He just takes it. HE MUST FIGHT BACK. I so wholeheartedly support this President. But I don't support his passivity when it comes to his political enemies. I trust him to go after terrorists, but not after the Democrats and the media. I am at a loss as to how to get him to hear this message. He fought back before. When his poll numbers on Iraq started plummeting in the fall of 2005, he made a series of speeches defending his decisions and calling the Democrats on the carpet. And his support rose significantly. Why does he not continue to do that? He needs to be aggressive and act like the Texan he is.

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Monday, March 06, 2006

BEST ACTREESE

For the most part, I did not watch the Oscars last night. That is a first for me. I am usually way into stuff like that. But this year, all of the liberal, loony movies that I have no desire to see kept me away. I did watch one small version of the telecast. I caught the part where Reese Witherspoon won Best Actress for Walk the Line. I am so pleased she won. I wanted Joaquin Phoenix to win, too, but apparently he did not. This was such a great film, my favorite of 2005. And Reese's performance was top-notch, from the singing, to the accent, to the emotion. She played June Carter Cash with such dignity. The biopic treated this woman and her faith and her struggles in life with realism and respect. If you haven't seen it yet, you need to Walk the Line.

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Saturday, March 04, 2006

HAVE YOU BEEN ON HUGH?

I was on my favorite conservative talk show host, Hugh Hewitt's, radio program Friday. This is the second time I have been a caller on his esteemed program. The first time, I joined in on a discussion about first trimester screening to determine the likelihood that a baby will be born with Downs Syndrome or other genetic abnormalities. I said my wife had just had the testing done, but not so we could abort the baby if there were problems. Only so we could know what we might be up against. This time, I was on the show for a much less serious discussion. As usual, the last hour of Hugh's show on Friday nights is a top ten movie list. This week it was the top ten movies ever about ports or docks or dockworkers. Obviously the reason for the list was because the hot news story this week was the UAE Ports deal. In any case, I called in to recommend that Splash be on the list. This early 80s comedy featured Tom Hanks and John Candy, and if I remember correctly, they owned a seafood distribution business located right at the port. OK, so it was sort of a lame suggestion. But hey, it got me on the show. Hugh and his movie critic, Emmet the Unblinking Eye, didn't really agree with my suggestion, but it did prompt Hugh to think of the dock scenes in Forest Gump when the Tom Hanks character has a shrimping operation. In any case, I got to talk to my idol for a second time. And Splash is a charming movie, even if it does have a lame connection to ports and docks.

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