April 3rd, 2011

Plush Bunnies

Hop to it

When I first saw the picture ads for Hop, I thought, "Oh how cute!  I must see this movie!"  And then I saw the trailer, which totally dashed my hopes for it.  A big part of the trailers was the jellybean poop scenes, so it looked like all the rest of the dreck being pumped out by Hollywood these days.  My SO was insistent on taking me to the movie, and I was so dreading this movie I almost sneaked out of the house early this morning.  I am so glad I didn't run off.

I enjoyed Hop. Quite a bit, actually.

The characters are absolutely ADORABLE.  If you like bunnies (and who doesn't), you MUST see this movie.  The blending of animation and live action was so seamless, it was impossible to imagine that the rabbits weren't real.  And it was very hard to believe that the Easter Bunny was voiced by House (Hugh Laurie).  The writing and dialog was decent, though not at all outstanding, however I laughed at quite a few points during the film.  And the whole jellybean thing?  What you see in the trailers is it.  Those two little scenes and that's all.

Some advice for James Marsden:  Jesus, man, lay off the caffeine!

I brought my E.B. plushie with me to the theater.  I heard quite a few "Oh look, he's got an E.B. plush!" from kids and adults alike.  I also overheard one woman telling her boyfriend, "You should have brought your Hop bunny!"
Cooking - Hell's Kitchen

Bacon spaghetti

Slice 1 pound of bacon into small pieces.  If you're watching your fat, you can trim the fatty bits off, but I think that's a waste of deliciousness.  A good smokey bacon works best, but avoid anything weird like maple-flavored.  Saute for several minutes, until you've rendered the fat out of the bacon.  Drain off the fat, then add 1/2 an onion, diced, and saute until the onion is translucent.  You're not trying to make the bacon crispy, it just needs to be cooked.  Add 3 cans of diced tomatoes, well drained, 1 Tblsp Italian seasoning and 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes (optional).  Cook until the tomatoes form a sauce.

Serve over freshly cooked spaghetti and top with grated cheese.

Assorted pictures

Licorice is the same thing as bubble gum?

Should I get the fat free fig cookies, or the fig cookies that are fat free?

An EC-135S Cobra Ball measurement and signals intelligence (MASINT) collector plane flying low overhead on the way to Offutt Air Force Base.

I was taking the dogs for walkies when I came across this tiny little snake in the driveway.  The dogs somehow managed to not see the snake; one of them actually stepped on it, though it didn't appear to do any harm.

The first flowers of Spring.  (It's Common Field Speedwell)

And then there were four

Another of our goats popped this afternoon and we have two more baby goats!

Sorry about the crappy cellphone pic, but I don't really want to bother them too much for the first day or two until the mother and babies bond.