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Sunday, April 12, 2009

To discuss a Weekend Update: Movies, Easter and I'm not a creepy, I swear

I hope you had a candy, bunny and Jesus-filled weekend. I ate enough chocolate to push Hershey's through the recession. Here's the Weekend Update:
  • On Friday, I had a Bro's Night. I haven't had a bro's night in quite some time, mostly because I rarely have male friends. But, with my actual bro and two other bros with me, we saw "Fast & Furious" on Good Friday night. A review will come soon, but let me say a few things: In our mid-20s, we were some of the oldest people in the theater... My brother thought he saw some cute girls, then we realize they were about 15...
  • Afterward, we were all pumped up to do something manly, like cut down a tree, repair a dishwasher or take advantage of a vulnerable girl. We lucked out, because a girl in the parking lot was in distress and needed manly help. Her car battery died, so we jumped her... car. In the meantime, one of the guys and I thought we heard another pair of underage girls say they needed jumper cables, so we walked across the parking lot to possibly help them. Except, it looked really creepy and stalkerish as we strolled over in the dark, and when we asked if they needed help, we got the evil eye and I think one of them silently dialed 911. It's really hard to be a Good Samaritan to underage girls these days, even with good intentions on Good Friday.
  • Now that I'm in my new apartment, I'm doing everything I can to keep it clean, as I spent part of Saturday on upkeep. But have you ever thought about how silly and fruitless the pursuit of cleanliness is? You clean all the time so that things don't get dirty, but they get dirty anyway, so you have to clean. God may have created the universe, but He skipped the logical step of making dirt disappear magically. That is, until Billy Mays discovered Kaboom! (I need to stop thinking about infomercials.)
  • Do people dress up anymore for Easter Sunday? I've always liked to dress to the nines on Easter. But this year, I noticed many people looked like they were hoping to go grocery shopping, change their motor oil or sleep around after church. This is for Jesus, people. He didn't look like a slouch in the Last Supper, did He?
  • Not so Jesus-like: Churches that have light shows, PowerPoint and elaborate music performances to talk about Jesus' resurrection. I think we might be missing the message if we are throwing John 3:16 up using a $20,000 projector.
  • When I was a kid, my brother, sister and I would have an Easter egg hunt in our living room, with plastic shells full of change or, in some instances, a buck or two. We did this through our high school years, to the point that we'd throw each other around. But we don't do this anymore, and that's sad. 'Cause I could really use a buck or two.
  • I spent the weekend at Capricorn's family's house. On Saturday night, I flipped intermittently between watching "Independence Day" and "The Sound of Music."** Julie Andrews loses some of her charm when you spend commercial breaks watching Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith attack aliens. But I couldn't miss the opportunity to watch Vivica A. Fox's career crumble before my eyes.
* Just kidding. She wouldn't be vulnerable.
** I might be auditioning for a local production of "The Sound of Music," so there's a reason.
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Coming up: A review of "Fast & Furious" and a Snuggie review....

On a serious note, one of Capricorn's family dogs is very sick and, unless God performs an Easter miracle, will likely not make it much longer. So, in honor of DooganDugan(I've been told he uses a 'u' and not the 'oo'), here's a photo of him I took last month...
Update: Dugan has now passed on to that big dog park in the sky. He was 12 years-old. I spent many a Saturday with ol' Duges curled up at my feet, and Bailey on my side, as we watched For the Love of Ray J re-runs. R.I.P.

19 comments:

Sam_I_am said...

I think that my nephew and I may have hunted Easter Eggs last year, because hey, my parents filled them with change. I check my cushions for change, might as well find it in the yard too. Unfortunately, my mom didn't hide any this year :(

tracie said...

1. That is the CUTEST dog ever ever ever besides my dog, Annie.
2. My grandparents put $5s, $10s, and $20s in our easter eggs, PLUS quarters. Millions and millions of quarters. I made out with well over $40 at Easter every year until I left for college... so sorry for you.
3. Concur with statement on the expensive projector in church.

Amy xxoo said...

Mr Gil and i spent the four day Easter weekend shuttling back and forth between our families. Also, it rained the entire weekend which made things SO much more fun...

The Logarithmic Spiral said...

You're such a copy-cat to audition for SOM. Speaking of, we're bringing it back for an encore performance Memorial Day weekend....my heart is filled with so much....oh joy, yeah, that's the word I was looking for...

My niece and I did an Easter Egg hunt in our house this year. I was more into it than she was. We also went for a "skip" around the block. No, not a jog or a walk, a skip....because it burns more calories and it's funner :) :)

Heather said...

Good luck with your audition. If you make it, I might have to drive cross country to see you perform musical theater.
And I'll be praying for an Easter miracle for Doogan. He's precious. :)

Astharis said...

I have never in my entire life been on an Easter egg hunt of any sort. I can't decide whether this bothers me or not.

Good luck for SOM! :p

Kylie said...

I miss Easter egg hunting. I should have Hubby hide some cash filled eggs next year!!
I am sending good thoughts your way for Doogan. He's a gorgeous dog!

Soda and Candy said...

Aww, po little dog... glad you had a good Easter! I got bupkis. Not even a Creme Egg.

Kellie said...

Oh no! Doogan looks like the dog I grew up with! Too sad. I hope Doogan can pull through. :( I have a soft spot in my heart for Westies...

On a lighter note, cleaning sucks and I am seriously THIS close to getting a cleaning person to come to my house once a week. I wonder what that would cost...

Andy said...

Thanks for all the kind thoughts on Doogan...

And for all of you who, like me, no longer get to have Easter egg hunts- well, that's sad, isn't it? It's not like waiting up for Santa Claus or anything. It's finding eggs full of money.

Andy said...

1. That dos is so cute. Actually, all dogs are. Hope he gets better.

2. You? Sound of Music? Please tell me you're going to be the Captain. That movie rocks my socks.

FunnyGal KAT said...

Dude, I don't think you can even claim to have had a bros night. Bros nights only count when they include beer and women that actually want to talk to you and beer...

Jenners said...

Awwww...poor Dugan. May he rest in peace and have all the Snausages he can handle in Doggie Heaven.

And, as usual, I found your post highly amusing. And I do think it is a bit wrong to have a PowerPoint presentation in church on an expensive projector. Stuff like that is why I left the church.

Erin said...

Poor Dugan! Here's hoping he's happily smelling butts in doggie heaven.

Racquel Valencia said...

Sorry, you need an excuse to watch The Sound Of Music now? Missed that memo.

Also, I hate when people look like shlubbs at church. And I'm a heathen. Imagine how God feels!

Finally, if it's any consolation, I'm sure Capricorn's dog and my dog are playing together in doggie heaven.

smidge said...

Sounds like you have been reacquainting yourself with your masculine side, if i’m honest, i was getting a little worried

Jenners said...

As promised, I gave you some "linky loving" today ... Here is the post:

http://mrsfligs.blogspot.com/2009/04/ramblings-apology-and-tribute.html

blueviolet@A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Sometimes you can only get people into church if you make religion a spectacle. I guess.

Carissa(GoodnCrazy) said...

Jenners sent me, and where she tells me to go.. I duck my tail and go.

Sorry about the underage accosting. Where ha!s this world got to anyway?

I watched the first F&F with my then teenager brother, and turns out we both liked it a lot.. never saw the other 3, 4? how many ARE there?

A Bro night huh?? Can you come get my hubby sometime, I can't kick him out of the house with friends...!

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