What are Your Must-See Movies of Summer 2011?

Know the movie with this hot dude?


Yeah, I didn't see that movie last night.  Roomie and the kids did.  Sad.

Okay, not sad.  In fact, I'm even a little glad.  Glad to have missed Ryan Reynolds' hottie hot self on the big screen?!  Nenette, are you mad, drunk, or possibly high?!

Oh, don't get me wrong -- I'd love to see Green Lantern.  Actually, I'd happily take Ryan Reynolds and slather him all over with coconut oil and maybe nutella.  (Hmmm, that sounded less weird in my head.)

But tonight, my even-hotter husband decided to give me a wonderful gift by taking the kids and leaving for 2.351 hours.  He gave me a chance to enjoy some solitary naked cartwheel time peace and quiet at home before the kids go on summer break and harass me constantly drive me to the brink of insanity fight with each other incessantly shower me with their love, energetic behaviour, and constant attention.  For two whole months.  Yay.

Anyway, I am very excited about watching Green Lantern someday soon.  I'd even watch it alone.  In fact, I'm so intrigued by so many of this summer's anticipated releases, I'm planning to hit the box office more.  Call it a Summer Resolution (Oh, I smell another blog post coming on!).

So far, I've already watched Kung Fu Panda 2.  Not a bad start, eh?  Other films I'd like to see are:
  • Green Lantern - Ryan Reynolds + skin-tight body-revealing outfit.  Do I have to explain?  Really?
  • Thor - Chris Hemsworth + skin-tight body-revealing... you know where I'm going with this, right?
  • Transformers: Dark of the Moon - I'm happy to say that Shia LeBoeuf no longer makes me want to stab my eye with a Bic pen, which will make watching this movie so much easier on so many levels.  Having Josh Duhamel, Patrick Dempsey, and Tyrese Gibson in it helps too.  Yay, Transformers!
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II - We are the only family not in the Harry Potter loop.  We hang our collective heads in shame.  And to make amends, we will rent all of the other movies and watch them all in time to see this last flick in the theatre.
  • Captain America: The First Avenger - Yes, more men in tights.  Don't judge.  Men in tights are hot.  Oh, fine, I'm just a comic book nerd.  You caught me.
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes - I've seen all of the Planet of the Apes flicks.  From the Roddy McDowall original to the one with Marky Mark in it.  Not watching this would feel as wrong as Jake Gyllenhall humping Susan Boyle on the set of So You Think You Can Dance Canada.  Okay, try to get that image out of your head.
  • X-Men: First Class - I love origin films and seeing how these familiar characters become the villains and heros we know and love.  I think my biggest challenge will be to not expect Kevin Bacon to break into dance every time I see him on screen.  Tonight, I gotta cut it, footloose!!!
How about you?  Which movies are on your Must-See List this summer?  Hit the "Post a Comment" link and share which flicks will have you lining up at the box office!

    I'm Everywhere! Like Carmen SanDiego.

    Allo, my gorgeous readers... and new gorgeous readers from my friend Bruna's!  Yes, I've been all ninja-like with the blog these past few days.  All stealthy and such, then striking when least expected.  Thankfully, I can rock the black clothes like nobody's business!

    I've been too busy living life to blog about it.  It's as if, the moment I declared that I want to live a simpler life, I get smacked on the head with a "here's even more stuff for you to do" bat.  But it's good.  Fun.  Awesome, even.

    So, today, you get to see what I've been up to...    

    1: Featured friend at Bees with Honey.

    Today, I'm over at my friend Bruna's blog!  I can't even begin to tell you just how incredibly honoured I am that she chose to interview me for her Let's Bee Friends Friday feature!

    Bruna is a teacher, mom, and fellow Canadian I hope to one day meet in person, and her blog is as intelligent, thought-provoking, passionate, and genuine as the woman behind it.  Plus, it's a fun read!

    So, to read my interview and check out this awesome blog, click the link and head over there now!  Seriously, do it!  Do. It.  Now.
    Then come back and read the rest of my post.

    2: Writing about kid clutter at Kidoosh.

    My kids have a ton of crap!  It's unreal.  I'm still trying to deal with it... even after countless decluttering sessions and trips to drop off stuff at Goodwill and the Children's Hospital.
    So, I decided to vent and spill the beans at Kidoosh.
    Please head over there, drop a comment, say 'howdy!', and share your kid clutter story.

    3: Dancing at my daughter's recital.

    Okay, so I just shared this in my last post, but it's just so cool!

    All the daughters are dance students, and the moms were just novices, so needless to say, we were all nervous.  Yes, even me, the hula dancer who's danced in front of countless people, even from a parade float!  This was jazz, not hula! It was me, boldly going where I've never had business going before.  But Mini wanted me to do it, so I did.  Oh, the things we do for our babies.

    My friend and fellow dancing mom, Randi, brought wine.  We definitely needed that *before* our number.

    But, hey, it turned out great!  And next year, it'll be Roomie's turn to dance with Mini in the Dancing Dads group!



    UPDATE: BTW, I just got my class pictures for Mom & Me -- HOLY RUSS MEYER MOVIE, BATMAN!!!  It was totally *all-boobs, all-the-time*!  I'll scan and post the picture as soon as I can.

    4: Front yard gardening. And cutting grass with hedge trimmers.

    Remember my front yard garden saga?  If not, the recap -- including an oh-so-hot picture of Roomie in the latest in facewear -- can be read here.  Consider the last picture in that post the BEFORE shot (taken from the street).

    Well, I threw those Eco Turf seeds in the middle, and, holy crap, Mini's "I want to have a picnic in the middle of our flowers" grass has GROWN LIKE GANGBUSTERS!  It's like Don King exploded on my front lawn!  I've had to use hedge trimmers to cut it.  Yeah, I looked foolish. Check it out in this AFTER shot (taken from the house).


    Okay, there's more, but let's just stick to this... for now.
    So, how about you?  Where have you been lately?

    Almost Wordless: Mini's Dance Recital. Oh, yeah, and I danced too.

    Grade 1 - Ballet/Jazz. Sara Bareilles' King Of Anything.


    Mom & Me group -- Mini and me with other dancers and their awesome moms.  Beatles' Medley.

     
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