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I can’t believe another year has gone and I’m another year older. Today I turn 29-years-old and then next year I’ll be 30, the big three zero. Holy crap! Normally I don’t celebrate my birthday all that much. I usually just have dinner with family and friends but next year I want to do something big.

These are the ideas I had:

1. Go to The Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball in Los Angeles . It’s this big masquerade party they have every year and they have some of the best costumes I have ever seen! I would love for me and my friends to go to this.

2. Go clubbing downtown. I remember me and my friends had a girls night out and it was the most fun I had in a long time. I would love to do that again.

3. Get a tattoo. For the longest time I’ve been thinking of getting a tattoo, but I hate needles. My dad has at least three and it doesn’t really hurt. It will sting a little at first but then it will feel numb. I’m still on the fence on this one.

Those were the first things that popped in my head but I have all year to think about it. I just wanted to say thanks to all my family and friends who wished me happy birthday and thanks to all my readers for following my blog. You guys are the greatest.

 

 

Do you know the thing I remember most of 1999? Aside from starting my freshman year of high school I remember seeing the movie American Pie. It was about a group of high school seniors that made a pact to get laid before they graduated. After that they made American Pie 2 (2001) and American Wedding (2003).

There were also a few straight to DVD movies like Band Camp (2005), The Naked Mile (2006), Beta House (2007), and The Book of Love (2009).

I didn’t watch the straight to DVD films only the original ones with the original cast.

From these movies I’ve learned some valuable lessons: band geeks are nymphos, guys love MILF, make sure that your web camera is off, the rule of 3, if you’re going to use some kind of lubricant read the label first, after getting a “hair cut” throw it in the trash not out the window and most of all, don’t molest pies.

This film picks up thirteen years after the gang graduated from high school. Jim (Jason Biggs) and Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) are happily married and have a two-year-old son, Evan. Chris “Oz” Ostreicher (Chris Klein) is an NFL sportscaster living in LA with his supermodel girlfriend. Kevin Myers (Thomas Ian Nicholas) is married and works from home as a architect. Paul Finch’s (Eddie Kaye Thomas) whereabouts are unknown, and Steve Stifler (Sean William Scott) works as a temp at an investment firm.

They get an invite from John, MILF Guy #2, (John Cho) to attend their high school reunion. Now you would think they would have matured the last few years and outgrown a few things. Guess again!

Pulling pranks, sneaking out of someone’s house and getting caught in the most awkward positions is what the American Pie movies are all about. They may be older but deep down they’re still the same hormonal teenagers we fell in love with.

Of course, it’s not all about the laughs. You see how each of the characters are dealing with their now adult lives.

Jim and Michelle are having a dry spell in their sex lives. Every time they try to have some alone time something comes up. Plus, they have a son now. Evan walked in on Jim while he was putting on his “sock”. Also it doesn’t help that a girl that Jim used to baby-sit just turned eighteen and wants Jim to be her first. Luckily he has Noah (Eugene Levy) to turn to whenever he needs advice. You got to love Jim’s dad. He’s always there for his son. I love Jim and Michelle. They’re one of my favorite couples of all times. Because of them I’ll never be able to look at a pie and flute the same way again.

Oz bumps into his old high school girlfriend Heather (Mena Suvari), who is dating a heart surgeon. I didn’t like who they were with. Oz’s girlfriend, Mia, was a slut. And Heather’s boyfriend, Ron, was a total douch bag. It was clear they still had feelings for each other. They may have their careers but being together made them feel complete. Let’s face it. You never forget your first love.

Kevin also bumps into his ex, Vicky (Tara Reid). After having a few drinks, he wakes up next to her in bed, thinking they had sex. Vicky says they didn’t but gets mad at him for thinking she pull something like that. Luckily they made up and they’re still friends. There’s not a lot of people out there who are still friends with their ex.

Finch starts hanging out with Selena (Dania Ramirez), a former classmate and a friend of Michelle’s from band camp. She used to be really ugly in high school and now she is hot! You learn that all the things that Finch told the guys, about him traveling around the world, were lies. He’s actually an assistant manager at  a Staples. I can understand him being embarrassed but his friends didn’t care. They still loved him. I’m glad he wasn’t mooning over Jeanine, Stifler’s mom (Jennifer Coolidge) again. As funny as it is to see him hook up with her and piss off Stifler he really needs to move on.

Out of all the guys, Stifler had to grow up the most. He was the same obnoxious jock from the first three movies. All Stifler thought about was partying and chicks. Yup, he was still the “Stifmeister”. However, despite Stifler being a dick, he does have one redeeming quality: he’s loyal. In the American Wedding, Stifler taught Jim how to dance and when he accidentally destroyed the flowers he felt bad about it and got new ones. You can say what you want about the guy but if you’re his friend, he will always have your back.

Man, seeing them all together again was great. There were also a few cameo appearances from the minor characters of the series. Nadia (Shannon Elizabeth), Jessica (Natasha Lyonne), Sherman, aka The Sherminator (Chris Owen). I love Sherman!

But the one scene that sticks out the most for me was when Jim’s dad met Stifler’s mom for the first time. It was really something to see two legends in the same room. I loved how they exchanged stories with each other about their sons.

Seriously, who would have thought that screwing a pie would become an American classic?

Wow! I feel honored for being nominated for this award. I just want to say thank you to sashabella (the dancing nerd writes again).  It’s been a while I’ve been nominated for anything. I think it’s because I’ve been posting up a lot these days. Here are the rules for the award.

1. Thank the person who nominated you

2. Tell the world 7 things about yourself that you have not yet shared

-I’m afraid of heights. High places really scare me and I can only go if I’m with someone or if I know for sure it’s safe.

-I hate the taste of coconut. One time I tried an Almond Joy and it tasted awful and I’ve hated it ever since.

-When I was a kid I watched the Child’s Play movies and I got really scared of Chucky. I was so freaked out, that when I went into a toy store and saw the My Buddy dolls and run the other away because I was scared it would come to life and stab me to death.

-I love French Fries! I just can’t enough of them.

-I’ve never been in an accident in my life. I mean, sure I’ve fallen down and scraped my knee nothing serious, but I’ve never broken any bones or shit like that.

-When I was ten I used to have a huge crush on Jim Carrey 

-I like to dance to music videos on youtube. 

3. Nominate 7 fellow bloggers and let them know

– Viral Infection

-Dollyness

-My Voyage Through Time

-Vampire Weather

-thepoeticgoblin

-Kira Moore’s Closet

-Infernal Deity

-The Dark End of the Street

Congratulations to all the nominees. I always enjoy visiting your blogs and reading about your topic of the day. You guys deserve it.

Another retelling of the classic tale of Snow White. While Snow White and Huntsman was an action fantasy film. Mirror Mirror is more comedy.

 

It basically follows the same formula.

When Snow White’s mother dies, the king was raised Snow White (Lily Collins) by himself. But he left that she needed a mother so he married again. One day, the king leaves to fight a great evil that has invaded the land but never came back.

Ten years later, Queen Gertrude (Julia Roberts) has bankrupt the kingdom with her extravagant ways. Snow White has grown into a beautiful young lady but is trapped in the palace because her step mother fears she would be a threat to everything. Snow White sneaks out of the palace to see what has become of the kingdom and it’s pretty bad.

 

In the forest, she meets Prince Alcott (Armie Hammer) and his companion, who have been robbed by bandits (seven dwarfs). Snow White  sets them free and they go their separate ways, but you can clearly see they were really into each other. When the Queen learns about the Prince she plans to marry him so she can solve her finanical problems. She hosts a ball in hopes to win him over but he only has eyes for Snow White. The Queen has her man servant Brighton (Nathan Lane) take Snow White to the forest and kill her. But he couldn’t go through with it and let’s her go and tell her to run.

 

There Snow White meets the Seven Dwarfs: Grimm, Butcher, Wolf, Napoleon, Half Pint, Grub and Chuckles. They take her in and teach her how to fight so she can take on the the Queen and take back the kingdom.

I liked this movie. I mean, I loved Snow White and the Huntsman because it was action packed. This film was more fun and playful.

Once again I’m glad they didn’t make Snow White all sweet and defenseless. Instead they made her into a fighter. I liked the part where she was sword fighting with the Alcott. They were fighting and flirting at the same time. It was cute.

I was also impressed with the dwarfs. They may be small but they can fight. I loved those special stilts that made to make it look like they were really tall. I felt bad for Alcott though. He was robbed twice by these guys. They took his money, his clothes and his dignity. LOL!

Julia Roberts was all right as the Queen. When I think of the evil queen from classic story I’m thinking of someone more vicious. Gertrude was more of a diva than Satan.

All in all, not a bad movie.

 

 

 

 

 

Out of boredom I went on youtube and watched some of my favorite music videos. Then it gave me an idea for my blog topic of today. Since I already wrote one about songs that I have to jam to in my share time. This one is about love songs.

You know how you hear a love song and you feel like it’s talking about you? Well, these are the songs that I believe describe my feelings for my boyfriend, who I love to death.

1. I’ll Be by Edwin McCain

2. These Are the Times by Dru Hill

3. Iris by Goo Goo Dolls

4. The Only Exception by Paramore

5. I Knew I Loved you by Savage Garden

6. Weak by SWV

7. A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

8. Hanging by a Moment by Lifehouse

9. For You I Will by Teddy Geiger

10. Back at One by Brian McKnight

11. All My Life by KC & JoJo

12. No Air by Jordin Sparks feat. Chris Brown

13. Smile by Uncle Kracker

14. Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes feat. Adam Levine

15. When You’re Gone by Avril Lavigne

Yeah, I admit it.  I get a little mushy sometimes. At least I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a romantic and that I have the ability to love unconditional. These songs speak to me. What do they say to you?

 

This whole thing started when four animals broke out of the Centeral Park Zoo and accidentally got lost in the wilds of Madagascar. From they ended up in Africa and now Europe, where they their biggest adventure yet.

Madagascar 3 picks up from the last film with Alex the lion (Ben Stiller), Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) still in Africa. After getting sick and tired of waiting they, along with the lemurs King Julien (Sacha Baron Cohen), Maurice (Cedric the Entertainer) and Mort (Andy Richter), decide to go Monte Carlo to get the Penguins to fly them back to New York.

In Monte Carlo, the Penguins and two chimpanzees, Phil and Mason (disguising as the King of Versailles) are on a winning streak at the casino until Alex and the gang attempt to reach them blunders and causes panic. They end up being chase by Captain Chantel DuBois (Frances McDormand) from Animal Control. Man, that woman was persistent. Soon they hide out with a traveling circus. It turns on the circus are performing in Rome and London, where they plan to impress a promoter to get them on their first American tour.

I love the Madagascar movies. They’re always so funny. My favorite characters of course were the Penguins: Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private. They may be small and a bit crazy but they are resourceful. And the lemurs were funny too. Julien fell in love with a circus bear named Sonya. I always thought he was a little weird.

I enjoyed the new characters like Vitaly the Tiger (Bryan Cranston), Gia the Jaguar (Jessica Chastain) and Stefano the Sea Lion (Martin Short). The first time you see them perform they’re pretty awful but they weren’t always like that. They were once a great circus but they fell on hard times and lost the love to perform. But thanks to Alex and the gang they became a real circus again.

I loved their performance toward the end. They were doing a whole Cirque du Soleil thing except it’s all aniamls, instead of humans.

When Alex, Marty, Melman and Gloria finally got back home, but they weren’t happy. Alex’s rock is no longer seems so big. Marty’s mural isn’t as beautiful as the real thing. They realize that they had lived more with circus than they ever had in the zoo. Seriously, who wants to be lock up in a cage for the rest of their lives?

I would say this is a good way to end the series.

I just wanted to give a big shout out to all the dads out there.

Thanks for being there for us. To guide us and pick us up when we fall. I know it hasn’t been easy but that’s what makes you guys so awesome. If anyone deserves their own special holiday it’s you guys.

 

 



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