Where have I been you ask? Well, we acquired a little lad last weekend. Not having had a puppy in the house for 17 years meant we’d forgotten how demanding the little stinkers can be, and Schnitzel the Schnoodle is no different. Between his needs, family birthdays, the end of the school year, and various house maintenance, I didn’t get much done in the way of reading and writing.
As for movies, we hosted a family movie night this weekend to watch the 1996 classic, Mars Attacks!
I’d forgotten how many big name movies stars of the 1990s were in it. Annette Benning, Jack Nicholson, Pierce Brosnan, Glenn Close, Michael J. Fox, Natalie Portman, even a very young Jack Black, to name a few.
The movie still got laughs from us and our boys were delighted with the campy CGI used in the film. Don’t get me started on the hammy overacting by some of these titans of the silver screen, either. It’s still comedy gold, even though a bit dated. Only cringeworthy moment, having our oldest child ask about Martin Short’s character talking to the “sexy ladies” standing on the side of the road in one scene. Ummm, a wee bit awkward, that…
As for this week, I’m almost finished with The Forbidden City by Deborah Wolf and I’ll post a review as soon as I’m done. I promise! We will also be trying to get out of the house to see Solo: A Star Wars Story. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Be cool, summer is coming!