Sunday, September 07, 2014

New Location...

Well, it's time to break the news; I've moved to a new blog.

This space has been a great way for me to share my family's foibles and my adventures as a stay-at-home/work-at-home mom, and I've loved writing here.

But the phase of life I'm in now is exciting, too, and I wanted to have a place that would be a more accurate reflection of that, and so I started a new blog, Jillocity, to chronicle my adventures writing about food, fitness, entertainment, and life in general.

There will still be funny stories about my kids. There will still be thoughts about balancing home and work life. But there will also be a lot of linkage to my non-blog work, and a wider look at the writing life.

If this is where we part, thank you for your readership.

But I hope you'll follow me on to the next phase, and that we can enjoy many more years of Internet friendship together. (That sounded a lot less weird in my head.)

On to the new adventure! :-)

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More Fantastic News About The Best Movie Fest Ever!

I hope you didn't think that I was finished, blathering about the upcoming My Favorite Musicals installment of Cinemark's Best Movie Fest Ever! (The exclamation point is part of the title. I mean, I am excited, but I don't want anyone to think I'm losing my mind. I also need to clarify that "My Favorite Musicals" is also part of the title; they're not MY personal favorites. Not that there's anything wrong with them, it's just semantics. But they're THEIR Favorite Musicals.)

Anyway!

I said in my last post that I would be hosting the Tuesday, July 29th portion of the festival at the Tinseltown Cinemark theater in Oklahoma City, but now I can also happily report that I will be there for the Saturday segment, too! (I may not host the first movie, but I'll be there the rest of the day.)

Here's the schedule again, so that you can rearrange your lives around it...
7/26
Hello Dolly – 11:15AM
Moulin Rouge – 2:20PM
Oklahoma – 5:00PM
7/29
Hello Dolly – 1:00PM
Moulin  Rouge – 4:15PM
Oklahoma – 7:00PM
So, now you don't have to worry if you can't make the Tuesday movies...I'll be there Saturday, as well! (Although I may not be introducing Hello, Dolly on Saturday. But I'll be there the rest of the day.)
Come out and enjoy some fabulous musicals, and take a chance at winning some prizes! We'll have fun! 

Monday, July 21, 2014

Best! Movie! Fest! Ever! (And Some Shameless Self-Promotion)

Who doesn't love a movie festival?

If you have a Cinemark theater in your area, you need to check out the upcoming celebration of that high art form, the musical, that is going to be occurring at your local Cinemark this Saturday, July 26th and Tuesday, July 29th.

Specifically, here's the schedule...



7/26
Hello Dolly – 11:15AM
Moulin Rouge – 2:20PM
Oklahoma – 5:00PM

7/29
Hello Dolly – 1:00PM
Moulin  Rouge – 4:15PM
Oklahoma – 7:00PM


And if you're in Oklahoma, you need to get yourself to the Big City (Oklahoma City's Tinseltown Cinemark theater) on one of those dates, to view not one, not two, but THREE wonderful musicals. (Oklahoma! Moulin Rouge, and Hello, Dolly! Did you notice that two of these titles contain exclamation marks? Does that give you any glimpse of the excitement that this particular BEST MOVIE FEST EVER! holds?)

But I want you to take particular interest in the Tuesday portion of the festival, because the host will be...me.

Yes, I will emcee that portion of the BEST MOVIE FEST EVER! and I can promise you that I will bring my A game. (I started to put a dash between "A" and "game", but then it looked like "A minus Game", and I don't want anyone to think this will be anything but my best effort. Can't guarantee A+, but I will definitely shoot for solid "A".)

You can attend one single musical screening, or you can purchase one $15.00 ticket that will get you into each showing, AND provide concession discounts! And Tinseltown has fantastic concessions! Why on Earth would you not want to go?

So, plan on making it to the BEST MOVIE FEST EVER! or, if circumstances won't allow this time, plan on making it to one of the future BEST MOVIE FEST EVER! installations. (Find out more about upcoming fests here. And yes, each one really is the BEST MOVIE FEST EVER! I'm guessing that each one is the best until...the next one happens? That each successive movie fest is more superlative than the last? Or just the best in its own particular class? Anyway. They couldn't say it if it weren't true. And I DARE you not to get excited when you look at the website. Even the graphic design bursts with enthusiasm.)

Spread the word, and bring your friends! Let's revel in our love of musicals, together!

(Get advance tickets at cinemark.com or at the Tinseltown box office, 6001 Martin Luther King Blvd, OKC, OK, 73111)


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Last night, in the car...

Me (speaking into the backseat, to my 9 year old and his buddy): "Y'all don't hit me with that laser..."

"Peep" #5 (very serious voice): "It's not a laser."

(I don't know if this was simply to correct my terminology--I couldn't think of the phrase "plastic light saber" under duress--or if he thought I somehow believed it was actually a laser and was concerned about my perception skills and/or my grip on reality.)

Me: "You could still poke me in the face with it and cause us to die in a crash. Whatever it is."

Wednesday, July 16, 2014