Monthly Archives: December 2014

You’ll Shoot Yer Eye Out!

Last night, on the eve of Christmas, I watched “A Christmas Story” for the very first time. I’ve never seen it even though TNT runs it for 24 hrs on Christmas Eve every year! So, in the spirit of the holidays, I sat down with my uncle, mother-in-law, and husband to watch this 1982 classic.

I think the appeal of “A Christmas Story” goes back to our childhoods. Almost everyone can relate to the Parker Family in some way or another. For one thing, I saw my little brother in Ralphie. Just look at the resemblance:

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And while the movie is an entertaining piece of Christmas humor, it is also quite educational.

Here are some holiday truths as exemplified by “A Christmas Story”:

1) The holiday season can be stressful.

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2) But don’t let it get to you. Holiday rage is a real thing. Calm yoselves people!

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3) It’s necessary to bundle up when it’s cold out.

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4) But don’t worry. You can put your arms down when you get to your destination.

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5) Remember that the holidays are about friends and family, not commercialism.

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6) Let’s be honest: Santa IS a bit creepy sometimes.

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7) Be thankful for every gift you receive, even if you hate it. It means that someone loved you enough to get it!

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8) It’s really hard, but try not to overeat. It will make your New Year’s resolutions that much harder!

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9) Some cultures celebrate Christmas differently or not at all. And that’s ok.

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10) If you’re lucky enough to get a Red Ryder Range Shot 200 BB gun from Santa – be careful! You might shoot yer eye out!

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Merry Christmas, friends and a Happy New Year!

My official reaction:

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Too Bad, So Sad, Bye Bye

t’s been a busy few months, so I’m super behind on my blogging. Doh! Let’s be honest though: The only person I’m really disappointing is myself.

A few weeks ago, I watched “Police Academy” for the first time… And it was ACTUALLY really funny. It got quite a few big ‘ole belly laughs out of me for sure! But, it mostly made me wish that I had watched it when I was younger.

Here are a few things from “Police Academy” that 12 yr old, poop-joke obsessed Anna would have loved:

-“MAHOOONNEEEEYYYYYYY”. So dreamy.

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-Lt. Harris’s unintended “facial hair”.

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-Soft-spoken Laverne. She sorta reminds me of Lilly from Pitch Perfect.

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-All of the reactions. I laughed my tooshy off.

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-Mahoney and Karen. *blush*

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-This.Right.Here. Bahahahaha.

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The thing I appreciate the most about “Police Academy” is how simple it is – all the fun and jokes are on the surface. This made it super easy to play on Facebook and look up recipes for cookies at the same time.  Just sayin’. Still not sure if I will watch the sequels or not. We’ll just have to wait and see!

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My official reaction:

t’s been a busy few months, so I’m super behind on my blogging. Doh! Let’s be honest though: The only person I’m really disappointing is myself.

A few weeks ago, I watched “Police Academy” for the first time… And it was ACTUALLY really funny. It got quite a few big ‘ole belly laughs out of me for sure! But, it mostly made me wish that I had watched it when I was younger.

Here are a few things from “Police Academy” that 12 yr old, poop-joke obsessed Anna would have loved:

-“MAHOOONNEEEEYYYYYYY”. So dreamy.

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-Lt. Harris’s unintended “facial hair”.

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-Soft-spoken Laverne. She sorta reminds me of Lilly from Pitch Perfect.

image

-All of the reactions. I laughed my tooshy off.

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-Mahoney and Karen. *blush*

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-This.Right.Here. Bahahahaha.

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The thing I appreciate the most about “Police Academy” is how simple it is – all the fun and jokes are on the surface. This made it super easy to play on Facebook and look up recipes for cookies at the same time.  Just sayin’. Still not sure if I will watch the sequels or not. We’ll just have to wait and see!

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My official reaction:

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