Thursday, August 20, 2009

We've Been Hit! And what I really think of Benji Button

We had a nasty storm today and well, I think lightning took out our tv and my ethernet connection. I heard a huge crack and saw a yellowish bright light and was positive a tree had been split in two! (Poor Dear Bebe was was her first time being aware of a storm.)
So, my office computer is down but somehow I can use my laptop? Dear Hubby needs to explain this one to me but for now I should just be glad I can still post. I just can't get my emails. Hopefully this will be fixed in time for Monday when I announce the winner of the Apron GIVEAWAY! (See post below for details.)

I was going to do a movie review in this post about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Which I suppose I could still do, but my popcorn graphics are on my office computer. I think I could go back to an old movie review post and steal my own photo!

(A scene from the movie with Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett.)

Basically I wasn't too crazy about the movie. It was pretty good for awhile. And then it wasn't. Hard to explain without giving the ending away. It's an adapted story from F. Scott Fitzgerald...about a man who is born old and lives his life in reverse. As in gets younger instead of aging like the rest of us do. This is an interesting concept but I think I was disappointed in the end.

I'd give it 3 popcorns out of 5.

(Imagine you see 3 cartoon looking movie popcorns here.)

And Brad Pitt is getting better at acting...for the longest time I thought he was mediocre. Let's face it - he's really easy to watch on a big screen for two hours! But unlike Benjamin, he isn't getting any younger.

Hopefully I'll be back with some good news about my computer situation. And there's still time to take part in the vintage apron giveaway. Leave a comment on the post below until Sunday, August 23rd at midnight!


Connie said...

I've never seen movies with him in it, honey. In fact, the last movie we went to was "A Bug's Life"!

Ms.Daisy said...

Haven't seen this movie yet and now I don't think I'm going to waste a Netflix on it either! Thanks for the review. Although, I do like F. Scott Fitzgerald...

Ms.Daisy Mau

Claudia said...

The same thing happened to us about a month ago - lightning and then no television, no phone. The lightning went right through the phone lines and the modem! All was fixed. Hope everything is up and running for you soon!

Lisa said...

Sorry about your computer! Thanks for the review. Sadly I wasn't so sure I wanted to see it and now probably won't. I didn't know it was a F. Scott Fitzgerald though. I love his stuff. Since forced to read the Great Gatsby in 11th grade I think his stuff is great. Wonder if the book is better? Thanks for teh review!!
Hugs, Lisa

Cottage Rose said...

I was really never interested in seeing the movie... so I know nothing about it... I hope you have your TV and computer working now,sounds like a really nasty storm, glad that is all that happened....


Dawn said...

We must of had that same storm yesterday and I too was terrified! We lost power (as usual) and some houses were demolished. Scary.