Monday, May 30, 2005

Movie Etiquette

Does anyone remember simple movie etiquette anymore? I know this may be a tough question for some to understand, so let me clarify. When a movie begins at the movie theater you must remain quiet. If you don't understand what quiet is, that means shut your mouth. NO TALKING while the movie is on. Yesterday I finally got to see the new Star Wars movie and was sitting next to a little boy who just could not stop talking. So I moved a few seats down and the two guys I sat next too kept talking. So I moved one more time and found a seat where finally no one was talking. What are these people's problem you go to the movie to watch a movie, not to hear people talking through the whole movie. It is bad enough parents can't teach their children that they have to sit still and be quiet during a movie, but then you have the adults doing it to. If your child is too young to go to the movie and not understand that they have to be quiet and sit still then don't take them. I took my daughter to her first movie when she was 3, she was so enthralled by the big screen and colors (Beauty and the Beast) that she sat still and watched the whole thing. I also taught her that if you need to talk in the theater to lean over and talk in my ear. Not out loud where they can hear you 3 rows down. I'm sorry if this sounds bitchy, but I pay good money to go see a movie and I don't want to hear people talking through it. I'm pretty anal about it I know. My husband won't let me sit anywhere but the back row when we go because I can't stand the back of my chair being kicked either. I know, I know, anal. What can I say I am who I am. I tend to go to movies later after release so there are not many people at them, but this was Star Wars and it was packed. I am sorry but that still doesn't excuse not knowing simple movie etiquette.


Sunday, May 29, 2005

Loss of a Pet

It is always hard when a person loses a pet. I have raised my daughter with a love and passion of animals like my own. We have always had pets around us. Even when I was growing up I always had a pet. I have two cats right now and my daughter has a dog. Yesterday my daughter had to have her dog put to sleep. She only had her dog for a short time, (adopted from the pound) she was a Lab and Retriever mix. She was not that old but had gotten sick. My daughter has lost a pet before but she was much younger. She is now 16 and this really has hit her hard. Anyone who owns a pet and that pet is a part of the family, you know what I am talking about. I love my pets and everytime I lose one it is hard. She really loved this dog it was her first dog. She has always had cats around. Some people find it hard to get a new pet right away. When we lost our only cat, we had at the time, it took us a little while to get a new one and then we ended up with three. She has decided that she wants to get another dog soon. That is OK she knows she won't forget her one that died. I agree that getting another one might help her focus on a new one and not dwell on her loss. So if you know what I mean go ahead and share you story with me.


Friday, May 27, 2005

CHEERS! Girls!!!

I am not big on protesters. Sometimes I feel they do more harm than good. Especially when there are too many of them in one place. Yesterday on my way home I was listening to the radio and apparantly there were some teeange girls standing on the corner of Sunrise and Coloma. In Rancho Cordova in front of the Carl's Jr. holding up signs and protesting the Paris Hilton ad. YOU GO GIRLS! and in the hot sun too! I did not get a chance to get over there an see them but someone called into the Tom Sullivan show and reported about them. Said they were clean cut girls looked about 17/18 years old. That is protesting I can support. I feel Carl's Jr. is soon going to have to pull their ad. I have a feeling that their sales are going to drop because of it. This is the kind of trash we don't need on our airwaves. Thank you to one of my readers. Anita posted a comment about how horrible it was to have her son see that. I agree I would not want young children watching it either. So if you don't like that ad. Protest. I don't mean you have to stand on a corner in the hot sun like these girls did. Just don't buy anything from Carl's Jr. I think they are going to get the message rather sooner than later.


Thursday, May 26, 2005

Just a Movie Review

I love my movies. I like mostly sci-fi, thrillers, and suspense, but I watch all kinds of movies. I know people that only watch a movie once (not mentioning any names, Mr Media Matters) I can't do that, if I like it I want to see it again. I pick up little things that I missed the first time. I can see a movie several times and enjoy each time I see it again. Our latest NetFlix movie was Balto. Being a parent I have seen it several times but enjoy it a lot. My husband had never seen it so I had it on our list. If you don't know what that movie is about take a peek here. This is a very heartwarming story and a little history also. Based on a true story of the dog sled team that saved the little town of Nome, Alaska in 1925. Animation.


Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Paris in the Spring?

I don't think so! and I am not referring to Paris, France. Again with the horrible commercials. I saw a news article on the new Carl's Jr commercial featuring Paris Hilton, and she is being the brainless bimbo that she is, with a water hose and a car. Then she takes a bite out of this burger. The article was about how parents are complaining and Carl's Jr says they are just trying to attract the young male crowd. Ok, whatever this commercial is just dumb anyway. They just go from one dumb extreme to another. As if the baby in the womb talking wasn't bad enough. Unfortunatly sex sells. But that commercial is just plain trashy. I think I agree with some parents that this is just soft core porn. I would be interested in seeing their sales figures since this commercial aired and take a poll and see how many more were actually the target audience for those sales. Or how much their sales drop because families don't want to take the kids anymore. Ok, on to a different subject. I am not a regular watcher of American Idol. I only catch the very end while I am waiting for House to come on. But what I have seen of it, I like Bo. Hopefully he wins. I just like his long hair (as my husband rolls his eyes at me)


Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Good Family Television and a Boost for our Troops

I know it's Tuesday, but I must reflect on my feelings about Sunday night's episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The family chosen was the Piestewa family from AZ. Their daughter was the first woman to die in the Iraq war. She was a single mother of two children, who were staying with her parents while she was overseas. She was nominated by the other woman with her over there and her best friend at Fort Bliss, Jessica Lynch. If this show is not enough to touch you already. This episode should of done it. If you feel for our troops and support our troops as you should, this episode should of been very emotional. Not only did they build a new home for her family they built a new facility for all of the Native American Vets in the area. I thought it was very touching tribute. Sears donated over $300,000 of clothing to all the families on the reservation. Sears is always the biggest contributor to this show. I found it very touching that Jessica herself was there with her support for her friend's family. Once again this show lives up to it's expectations of good family television. Also a very big boost of support for the serving, fighting, and lost lives of our brave troops.


Monday, May 23, 2005

Thrills of Yesterday

Yesterday Mr. Media Matters and I went to one of my favorite places. Marine World. They have a new exhibit called Ocean Discovery and you can get up close and personal with the marine life. I have always wanted to pet a dolphin and yesterday I got that chance. I was so excited. I even got to feed one. For $4 you can get three fish and throw it in the dolphins mouth. I stood in line for that, then my husband stood in line for me, while I continued to try and get to touch the dolphin. I am very thrilled over the little things in life like that. Mr. Media Matters got to feed and touch the dolphins to but I don't think he was as thrilled about it as I was. I wanted to be the first to feed the dolphin so our combined time of standing in line was for 1 1/2 hours. I have stood in line longer for Backstreet Boys concert tickets for my daughter and this was way more fun. I have a sun-burn on the back of my knees to vouch for my time hanging over that pool trying to touch one. All in all it was way worth it.

A little note on my previous post regarding the tickets for Six Flags. I did not notice any note on them about sex offenders and Marine World has been owned by Six Flags for a while now. Whatever. I really wish it had stayed Marine World Africa USA. Unfortunately they weren't making any money and had to bring in all the thrill rides that people want now. My favorite part will always be the animals and as long as they stay I will continue to go.


Saturday, May 21, 2005

I Am Not Political But........

Last night I was watching the O'Reilly Factor and Michelle was filling in for Bill. She was talking with an attorney (more like arguing) regarding the new Six Flags policy that tickets now have a disclaimer saying that Sex offenders will not be allowed in the park. Michelle was saying how she would feel much safer now taking her kids to Six Flags because of this. The lawyer was saying that this was an unenforcable rule. I agree. How can you know who is going into the park and not. They don't carry flags or have it tattooed on their forehead "Hey I am a sex offender" The lawyer also said that this was a ploy to get Six Flags to sell more tickets. I also agree with that. All in All it is an uneforcable rule. It is just ignorant to believe that you are going to be safer from sexual predators because it says so on a little ticket stub. Your children are vunerable anywhere and you just need to always watch them like a hawk (pardon the pun).

On to the next political story that peaked my interest last night. I really don't care about pictures of Saddam in his underwear. What I do care about, and they seemed not to mention, was the implications this could have on our troops fighting in the Middle East. The insurgents attacks are pretty frequent as it is. I think this could just escalate things. Make them more frequent. I could be wrong. Saddam was a mass murderer. I think him in is skivvies is just the thing to prove, that he is broken and has no control anymore, to those that might still fear him. My only worry was that this would just escalate the kidnappings and bombings.

That is all for my venture into the political news realm.
Support President Bush!!
Support our Troops!!!


Friday, May 20, 2005

Advertising on TV or Radio

Some ads really capture my interest and some just absolutely dumbfound(disgust) me. Those Quizno's ads have got to go. That ad is enough to keep me away from Quizno's. I think talking babies are just dumb advertising. I am glad they stopped the Carl's Jr's ones. That was worse. Who comes up with these things.

One ad I do find very appealing is the Buick ad for the La Crosse. It is sleek, sexy and very appealing. I love everything about the commercial including the music. Aerosmith's "Dream On". I think the car and the ad go well together. If luxury is what you are looking for I think this ad gives you that. I would be inclined to purchase this car if I was looking for a luxury vehicle.

Let's move on to my favorite all time commercial. That would have to be the one with my husband in it. If you are a Sacramento Kings fan and watched any of this seasons games I guarantee you saw him. He is the guy shaving his head to look like Mike Bibby. It is a commercial for Sacramento Bee. Yep, that is Mr. Media Matters. No, I am not bias. I loved that commercial before I even met him. You can ask my friends. Then we ended up meeting some months later after he made it.

Mrs. Media Matters is also thrilled that she figured out how to get her picture to this blog. If you click on view my complete profile you will see what this spunky, feisty and opinionated woman looks like. Oh yeah that's me!

Later all of my adoring fans (jk) you know who both of you are.


Thursday, May 19, 2005

You Named Your Baby What???????

I have never understood the fascination with naming a baby by a funky name. YES, funky name. Lets take a few for example. Coco and Apple stand out the most to me recently. OK, let me explain something. Kids are cruel creatures. A lot of them are just not taught the basic rules of understanding or to be nice to other people anymore. They get treated bad at home so they take it out on other kids, or parents just don't teach the common courtesies anymore. What is the world coming to? Anyway the point is you give your child a weird name and it will just be an temptation for another one to make fun of it. I had a really different last name and a terribly strong Texas accent when I was young and was teased mercilessly for it. (we had moved from TX to AZ when I was 8). So I really have never understood the reason for these weird names for babies. I can just here the teases for Apple running through my head now. I think parents really need to think of the implications it might have on a child in the future before they give their babies names. I doubt that will happen so it is just something we will continue to see from the entertainment world. HMMM? I wonder what Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are going to name their baby. Hopefully Jennifer is normal enough to get past weird baby names.


Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Nostalgic Day

A brief note on Scions again . Last evening I saw three of them in five minutes. If they weren't ugly enough to begin with, I had to see one that was bright yellow. Oh MY WORD.

Well onto the subject of the day. I am such a retro freak. I love the 80's, everything about them. My husband and I have NetFlix and it is a great service highly recommended. Last night we were watching one of our DVD's that is sent from our list and it happened to be Red Dawn. My husband had never seen it before so I had it on our list. I asked him after, what he thought about it and he said it was very 80's. You know what? It is. I love all of those corny 80's movies. Those stars you never see now, but adorned the teen magazines then. I love the music of the 80's, the clothes, and movies. I love the 80's music station in Sacramento Flash 103.9. It plays all of those favorites of mine from Junior to High School. So if you love the 80's like me check them out.


Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Desperately Seeking....Huh????

As I was perusing the People magazine (Don't roll your eyes) (I also occasionally like a trashy tabloid..just for entertainment too!) I noticed the big story on Scott Peterson. Please don't say "who?". It was on how the guy got caught finally. Good, we all know he did it. I just don't understand, he shows no remorse or sympathy. Sicko. Anyway the point of this is that I was reading and it was saying how he was getting all sorts of mail, a lot of hate mail (Duh!) and also a lot of love letters from women. HUH!!!????? I have heard this sad tale before women sending love letters and proposing to men in prison. Again HUH!!!. This guy is convicted of murdering his wife and unborn son! MURDER! Women, what don't you understand about this term. The motive for that murder was because he didn't want to be tied down to a family, and you want to marry him. DUH! Look there is much better ways to find a man. Mrs Media Matters highly recommends online dating. As long as you follow some simple rules:

First email or IM
Talk on the phone
Then meet in a public place.

These are very common sense rules. Also this is how I met my wonderful husband Mr. Media Matters. He is the best $20.00 I ever spent. I recommend Yahoo Personals. It is inexpensive and simple to use.


Monday, May 16, 2005


Why has reality TV taken over our airwaves. Sometimes I don't know if I should be disgusted or have sympathy. Anyone who needs to go onto TV and beg for a mate is very sad. Why have we become so disconnected from what TV should really be that they have to air what is reality now. TV was made to entertain us from the norm with made up stories and lives of others. You would never see some plain jane or joe as the bachelor, or ugly people singing horribly on national TV. I will admit I do watch the fix-it shows on TLC. I tried to watch The Average Joe because I believed that it was actually reality. What is sad also is that reality TV is not even reality. It is still only filled with beautiful people. I have never watched Survivor but I guess there were some un-attractive people there.

There is one bright and shining star that stands alone in the otherwise dim setting of reality TV and that would be Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

A really deserving family deserving a second chance. This show always makes me cry. I also watch the Apprentice. I blame my husband for that one. Otherwise I do not even glance at the other things. Give me House, Medium, Lost, Desperate Housewives and CSI anyday over Reality TV. Also please bring back Medical Investigation. Reality TV will always be REA-LAMO TV to me.


Friday, May 13, 2005

A Five Year Old's design

Can somebody please tell me what idiot designed it?
I was driving to work this morning like every morning and saw the ugliest car(SUV, station wagon, car??? what is it?). I thought Opal's were bad. If you lived in the 70's you know what I am talking about. This thing looks like a 5 year old designed it, the way a boy might put some cardboard boxes together with one smaller for the front end. I am talking about the Scion. Yes, the boxy looking toy car. It is so ugly. What purpose does it serve? Do people really think they have an attractive looking car. If you own one, I am sorry to insult you, but YOU DON'T. Does it get good gas mileage? Does it run well? Well for that kind of money I can think of a much more attractive looking vehicle and better safety features for sure. Well I don't see a lot of them on the road, that could be telling you something. Please give the thing some curves.


Thursday, May 12, 2005

E-mails of the Office

One thing that is going to happen working in an office with e-mail access on all computers is you are going to get the constant barrage of overly sent funnies and nonsense. Things that you have seen or heard lots of times before. Take for instance today the email's that were going around were "Only in America" (eyes rolling) I have seen that at least 3 times. Are people really that stupid that they continue to send these things and forget they did last week? The other one the "The best headlines of 2004" which you know were the best headlines of all the previous years and people just change the year. I will have to admit that somethings are funny. But come on how many times do you have to send it to remember that you sent it before and we saw the same thing last year. I do have one I liked today and I think Mr. Media Matters could appreciate this one.

"If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress? "
Only in America

I am definitely not into politics the way my husband is, but I thought this was funny.


Wednesday, May 11, 2005

New day and New Blog

Wow so this is blogging huh? I have to get use to this. What will my blog be about? What to write about. Different things that interest me. I suppose. I don't think I will be talking about the same type of things that Mr. Media Matter does. Mr. Media Matters. But I am sure I will be able to think of some interesting things. Well that's all for now I will continue to construct this site