party at the theater

cartersville’s elite were out in droves last night.

local officials, such as members of the city council, police officers and sheriff’s deputies and members of local civic organizations were just a few of those invited to a grand opening reception and screening at the new 12-screen carmike cinemas theater here. i received an invitation, so joe and i decided to check out the theater and take in a free showing of mission: impossible 3.

or so we thought. as we mingled with members of our kiwanis club, we noticed the list of movies on the marquee. stick it, the wild, scary movie 4 and hoot were among the selections. mission: impossible 3 was not. we weren’t interested in any of the movies being shown, so we headed home slightly disappointed and settled in for a night of baseball, survivor and the office: my kind of night. free movies are nice, but i was happy to be able to catch my usual shows.

it turned out to be a typical thursday night. 🙂

bye, bye weekend. *sigh*

i love weekends. i get sad when sunday night rolls around because i know another work week is about to begin.

this weekend was another great one. on saturday we went to church at my old church because my grandpa from california was giving the devotional for this youth rally that’s been going on. afterward joe, my brothers and i went to my grandpa’s seminar. then it was on to my parents’ for lunch. it was nice getting to chat with my parents and update them on the latest wedding news, and it was so nice to see my grandpa. since he lives in california we rarely get to see him, and i miss him a lot. he got kind of emotional talking about my wedding. hehe.

oh, and the best news: we have our officiant problem worked out. my grandfathers, who are pastors, can’t marry us, but they want to give the homily, whicih is what i wanted in the first place. we’ll just have the rabbi officially marry us. everything seems to be falling into place.

when we got home, we napped for about an hour, and then joe headed to dave and busters in marietta for his friend tim’s bachelor party. they had a rather tame, but fun, night playing games and then heading to hooters for dinner. i had a “me” night. it was really nice. i curled up on the couch with my take-out chinese and a glass of merlot and watched some of the o.c. season 1. it was very, very nice. i just love hanging out in my pj’s.

we didn’t do much yesterday. i worked on cutting clips out of my many, many, many old newspapers. we watched mission impossible 2, the press your luck marathon in honor of the death of host peter tomarken. his death was really sad. joe and i are huge press your luck fans. he was a good host. oh, and we used our brand new belgian waffle maker that joe’s parents gave us as an engagement present yesterday. those were fantastic waffles. yummmm. last night we did more relaxing and watched the simpsons, extreme makeover: home edition and grey’s anatomy.

what a great weekend. one of those you just don’t want to end.

night with the girls

there was no breakfast this morning, and there was no bridal day at belk for us. we were exhausted from our nights out on the town (although ours was a bit tamer than the boys’).

joe dropped me off at rachel’s early, and he headed to athens with his dad, dave and dave’s friend. rachel and i spent the afternoon getting to know each other better, which was really nice since we’re going to be related soon. two of her friends, the other bridesmaids, picked us up, and off we went to the cheesecake factory for dinner. a long dinner. a cold dinner. we were seated on the heated patio, which really wasn’t very heated. and our waitress sucked. she came to take our drink orders, and we told her we were ready to order our food.

“i’ll take those when i bring your drinks,” she said.

20 cold minutes later — no joke — she brought our drinks. “are you ready to order now or do you need more time?”

ummm…what part of “can we go ahead and order our meals now?” did she not understand 20 minutes earlier?

that’s how it went all night. but we had fun as we shivered and gabe and danielle held their hot drinks in their hands to warm them. we played games. we gave rachel lingerie. well, mine was more fun. we bought her some gag gifts from an adult store…everyone loved them.

then it was off to wild bills. now, joe and i thought this was a strip club, so we were ok with the fact that each of us would be going to one. neither of us are comfortable with them, but we were going to go for rachel and dave (and yes, joe really does not like them). ours was just a club. cool with me. we bought rachel a jello shooter and headed out to the dance floor. we each had candy necklaces adorning our wrists as part of a game to see who could get the most candy eaten by guys, but we ended up just getting guys to eat rachel’s candy. we danced together. she danced with a guy, and then threw him over to dance with me. she danced with another guy. it was a really fun night.

oh, and i got hit in the eye. the charlie daniel’s band was performing, and charlie daniels was throwing mardi gras beads out to people on the dance floor. rachel said, “man, that’s going to hit someone,” and just then i felt something whack me in the eye. beads. fabulous. at least i got to keep the beads. hehe.

by 1:30 a.m. i was ready to go. we weren’t even really dancing anymore, just standing on the dance floor. hehe. we left about 2 a.m., the same time the boys’ party broke up in athens. i really missed joe, especially during the slow songs when all the couples were dancing. by the end of the night, danielle and i were both texting our men. hehe. joe and i talked and passed out around 3 a.m. or so, and by 9 a.m. he was back to pick me up. so after lunch at a mexican restaurant and grocery shopping, we passed out and woke up just in time to watch transporter 2 (fabulous movie) the oscars. man, jon stewart is hilarious.

now i’m off to watch along came polly, which joe, surprisingly, wants to see. it’s such a funny movie.

so who wants to know what the boys did?? 😉

when mom’s away…

joe elbowed me yesterday afternoon as we’re sitting in the movie theater, munching on popcorn and waiting for the 40 year old virgin to begin.

“what?” i said.

joe pointed to his right, and i leaned across him and his friend john to see two teenagers seriously making out in the row right across the aisle from us. we started to laugh. the entire theater starts to laugh as the boy pulls his girlfriend into his lap and starts furiously running his hands through her hair.

“any second now they’re going to be on the floor tearing off clothes,” i told joe.

just then, the boy’s mom comes back, steps into the aisle and claps loudly to break them apart. then she steps over them to her seat. the guy behind us leaned up and said to us, “that was better entertainment than the movie’s going to be!”

we were still laughing as the previews started. the moral here: don’t make out in a movie theater when your parents are with you. in fact, just don’t do it at all.

summery weekend

i had a fantastic weekend. on saturday, joe and i went to my parents’ house and had lunch with the family and visited with them, one of my brothers and my grandparents. that night we went to dinner at the dalton depot, my favorite restaurant in dalton, and then to see wedding crashers. that movie was absolutely hilarious. you all must go see it. now.

yesterday, we spent the afternoon at the pool at joe’s apartment complex. i laid out for a while, and then we played around and swam for a couple hours. we had fun and got quite a bit of exercise in, which is good. later that night, i discovered i got burned on my shoulders and back. and when i say burned, i mean really burned. i guess when my medicine says “avoid direct contact with sunlight” it means it. i figured maybe it would stop making me burn so bad. this morning when joe woke me up at 6:15 (yes, 6:15, now wasn’t that just so nice of him), he said, “cady? cady? where are you? oh, there you are. you’re like a chameleon against the sheets, but i can see your teeth.” yeah. i didn’t find that so humorous.

last night we were watching extreme makeover: home edition (i just love that show because they do such a good thing for good, deserving people) and the family included two deaf parents, a blind and autistic son, and a normal son. i was amazed at their story and how much the older son has to do since he’s the only one who can see and hear. the whole show was so sweet i cried. and it prompted the question, which i asked joe: which would you rather be, deaf or blind. he immediately answered blind, and i asked him why. he said, “because then i wouldn’t be able to see how beautiful you are.” that made me cry again because it was so sweet. and i’m not allowed to go any further, so we’ll just end it here. 😉

movie meme

bold the movies you’ve seen. c’mon…you know you want to do it!

001. Napoleon Dynamite
002. Saw
003. White Noise
004. White Oleander
005. Anger Management
006. 50 First Dates
007. Jason
008. Scream
009. Scream 2
010. Scream 3
011. Scary Movie
012. Scary Movie 2
013. Scary Movie 3
014. American Pie
015. American Pie 2
016. American Wedding
017. Harry Potter
018. Harry Potter 2
019. Harry Potter 3
020. Resident Evil 1
021. Resident Evil 2
022. The Wedding Singer
023. Little Black Book
024. The Village
025. Donnie Darko
026. Lilo & Stitch
027. Finding Nemo
028. Finding Neverland
029. 13 Ghosts
030. Signs
031. The Grinch
032. Texas Chainsaw Massacre
033. White Chicks
034. Butterfly Effect
035. 13 going on 30
036. I Robot
037. Dodge Ball
038. Universal Soldier
039. A Series Of Unfortunate Events
040. Along Came A Spider
041. Deep Impact
042. KingPin
043. Never Been Kissed
044. Meet The Parents
045. Meet The Fockers
046. Eight Crazy Nights
047. A Cinderella Story
048. The Terminal
049. The Lizzie McGuire Movie
050. Passport to Paris
051. Dumb & Dumber
052. Dumb & Dumberer
053. Final Destination
054. Final Destination 2
055. Halloween
056. The Ring
The Ring 2
058. Harold & Kumar
059. Practical Magic
060. Chicago
061. Ghost Ship
062. From Hell
063. Hellboy
064. Secret Window
065. I Am Sam
066. The Whole Nine Yards
067. The Whole Ten Yards
068. The Day After Tomorrow
069. Child’s Play
070. Bride of Chucky
071. Ten Things I Hate About You
072. Just Married
073. Gothika
074. A Nightmare on Elm Street
075. Sixteen Candles
076. Bad Boys
077. Bad Boys 2
078. Joy Ride
079. Seven (SE7EN)
080. Oceans Eleven
081. Oceans Twelve
082. Bourne Identity
083. Lone Star
084. Bedazzled
085. Predator I
086. Predator II
087. Independence Day
088. Cujo
089. A Bronx Tale
090. Darkness Falls
091. Christine
093. Children of the Corn
094. My Boss’ Daughter
095. Maid in Manhattan
096. Frailty
097. Best Bet
098. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
099. She’s All That
100. Calendar Girls
101. Sideways
102. Mars Attacks
103. Event Horizon
104. Ever After
105. Forrest Gump
107. X-Men
108. X-Men 2
109. Jeepers Creepers
110. Jeepers Creepers 2
111. Catch Me If You Can
112. The Others
113. Freaky Friday
114. Reign of Fire
115. Cruel Intentions
116. Hot Chicks
117. Swimfan
118. Miracle
119. Old School
120. Ray
121. The Notebook
122. K-Pax
123. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
124. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
125. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
126. A Walk to Remember
127. Boogeyman
128. Hitch
129. Back Door Sluts 9
130. South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut
131. The Fifth Element
132. Star Wars episode I
133. Star Wars episode II
134. Star Wars episode IV
135. Star Wars episode V
136. Star Wars episode VI
137. Troop Beverly Hills
138. Swimming with Sharks
139. Trainspotting
140. People under the stairs
141. Blue Velvet
142. Sound of Music
143. Parent Trap
144. The Burbs
145. SLC Punk
146. Meet Joe Black
147. Wild Girls
148. A Clockwork Orange
149. The Order
150. Spider-Man
151. Spider-Man 2
152. Amelie
153. Mean Girls
154. Shrek
155. Shrek 2
156. The Incredibles
157. Collateral
158. The Fast & The Furious
159. 2 Fast 2 Furious
160. Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow
161. Closer
162. The Sixth Sense
163. Artificial Intelligence
164. Love Actually
165. Shutter
166. Ella Enchanted
167. Princess Diaries 1
168. Princess Diaries 2
169. Constantine
170. Million Dollar Baby
171. Life Of David Gale
172. 25th hour
173. Vanilla Sky
174. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
175. Boogie Nights
176. Braveheart
177. The Anarchist Cook Book
178. How To Deal
179. Mallrats
180. City of the Lost Children
181. Run Lola Run
182. Dazed and Confused
183. 13th
184. Super Size Me
185. Dark City
186. Jurassic Park
187. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
188. Jurassic Park 3
189. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
190. Apollo 13
191. It Came From The Sky
192. The Net
193. Jaws
194. Speed
195. Speed 2: Cruise Control
196. The Land Before Time
197. Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron
198. Any Given Sunday
199. Friday Night Lights
200. Net Games
201. The Terminator
202. Terminator 2: Judgment Day
203. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
204. “O”
205. Thirteen
206. The Craft
207. Poltergeist
208. Poltergeist 2
209. Poltergeist 3
210. Twister
211. Boondock Saints
212. Elizabeth
213. Man in the Iron Mask
214. Labyrinth
215. The Dark Crystal
216. MST3K: The Movie
217. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
218. Bambi
219. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
220. Perfect Blue
221. Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
222. Beauty and the Beast
223. Sleepy Hollow
224. Spirited Away
225. Fahrenheit 911
226. The Producers
227. The Ladies Man
228. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
229. Blazing Saddles
230. American Beauty
231. Radio
232. Princess Bride
233. Clue
234. The Wizard of Oz
235. The 10th Kingdom
236. The Green Mile
237. Dirty Dancing
238. The Last Unicorn
239. Fern Gully
240. John Q
241. Girl with a Pearl Earring
242. Last Life in the Universe
243. 28 Days Later
244. 28 Days
245. Breakfast Club
246. Radio Flyer
247. The Rules of Attraction
248. Hackers
249. West Side Story
250. The Color Purple
251. Princess and the Warrior
252. Last of the Mohicans
253. Pirates of the Caribbean
254. Fight Club
255. Chasing Amy
256. The Hunt For Red October
257. Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
258. Titan A.E
259. Zulu
260. Wings of the Apache
261. Fiddler on the Roof
262. Mary Poppins
265. What’s Eating Gilbert Grape
266. Silence of the Lambs
267. Hannibal
268. Red Dragon
269. Monsters Inc.
270. The Passion of the Christ
271. Gallipoli
272. Peter Pan
273. Remember The Titans
274. Pearl Harbor
275. Titanic
276. Last Temptation of Christ
277. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
278. Life of Brian
279. Dead Alive
280. Dream A Little Dream
281. Blade Runner
282. Grease
283. Grease 2
284. Gladiator
285. Dream for an Insomniac
286. The Way We Were
287. Waiting for Guffman
288. Center Stage
289. Circle of Friends
290. Dead Poets Society
291. Real Genius
292. Arsenic and Old Lace
293. The Maltese Falcon
294. The Birds
295. The Talented Mr. Ripley
296. Princess Mononoke
297. Dogma
298. Snatch
299. The Matrix
300. Blast from the Past
301. Romeo must Die
302. Shot In The Dark
303. Animal House
304. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
305. Continental Divide
306. Secretary
307. Casablanca
308. Casino Royale
309. 84 Charing Cross Road
310. Amadeus
311. Freebie and the Bean
312. Schindler’s List
313. Singin’ In the Rain
314. A Beautiful Mind
315. Cabaret
316. Citizen Kane
317. Lost in Translation
318. Ghost in the Shell
319. This is Spinal Tap
320. Grosse Pointe Blank
321. Heathers
322. Siesta
323. The Sting
324. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
325. Gosford Park
326. Persona
327. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
328. The King and I
329. Dr. No
330. Dr. Strangelove
331. M*A*S*H
332. The Pirate Movie
333. The Little Mermaid
334. Battle Royale
335. 4 Rooms
336. Pulp Fiction
337. Kill Bill pt. 1
338. Kill Bill pt. 2
339. Star Wars Episode III
340. Twelve Angry Men
341. Inherit The Wind
342. The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
343. The Matrix: Revolution
344. Mermaids
345. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood
346. Miss Congeniality
347. Bringing up Baby
348. Gone with the Wind
349. Much Ado About Nothing
350. Adam & Eve
351. Finding Forrester
352. Superman
353. Excalibur
354. The Muppet Movie
355. American Dreamer 3
56. Jesus Christ, Superstar
357. Ladyhawke
358. Dangerous Liasions
359. African Queen
360. Raiders of the Lost Ark
361. Ghostbusters
362. National Treasure
363. King Arthur
364. Near Dark
365. The Horror Show
366. Sid and Nancy
367. Kingdom of Heaven
368. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
369. 2010: The Year We Make Contact
370. 2001: A Space Odyssey
371. Titus
372. Manhunter
373. Stargate
374. Michael Collins
375. Truly, Madly, Deeply
376. Rob Roy
377. Beautiful Thing
378. The Hole
379. Moulin Rouge
380. The Watcher in the Woods
381. Midnight Madness
382. Wilde
383. Latter Days
384. A Home At The End Of The World
385. Maurice
386. All Over The Guy
387. Raising Arizona
388. Life As A House
389. On The Line
390. A Walk To Remember
391. Antitrust
392. My Big Fat Greek Wedding
393. Wimbledon
394. What About Bob?
395. Big Fish
396. Alfie
397. Legally Blonde
398. Troy
399. Pride and Prejudice
400. Matchstick Men
401. Van Helsing
402. The Last House on the Left
403. Mad Hot Ballroom
404. Suspiria
405. The Unforgiven
406. Equilibrium
407. American Psycho
408. And The Band Played On
409. Pet Cemetary
410. American History X
411. The Shawshank Redemption
412. The Sixth Sense
413. The Thin Man
414. Murder By Death
415. Sex and Mrs. X
416. Bridget Jone’s Diary
417. The Haunting
418. The Usual Suspects
419. Silent Night, Deadly Night
420. Winding Roads
421. The Graduate
422. Life is Beautiful
423. Bubba Ho-Tep
424. The Manchurian Candidate
425. The Ninth Gate
426. Logan’s Run
427. Some Like It Hot
428. Back to the Future
429. Back to the Future II
430. Back to the Future III
432. Airplane!
433. License to Drive
434. Dancer in the Dark
435. Gladiatress
436. The Count of Monte Cristo
437. Thelma & Louise
438. Ravenous
439. Priest
440. End of Evangelion
441. Audition
442. Visitor Q
443. The Adventures of Iron Pussy
444. Iron Ladies
445. Iron Ladies 2
446. The Children’s Hour
447. Bound
448. Forgotten Silver
449. Mulan
450. Ripley’s Game