Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mamma Mia, ....................

here I go again. A couple years back Paul and I went to NYC to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. One of the first things I want to say is WE LOVE NYC. As we are looking at the billboards and such on time square we kept noticing the broadway play Mamma Mia being advertised. Well needless to say we did not go and see it and I regretted it for two years. This past March we made another trip to NYC and guess what I SAW MAMMA MIA. When the play started I turned to Paul and said I know I'm going to love it and you know what I LOVED IT!!! When I heard it was coming out in the movie theaters I could bearly wait.

This past Sunday one of my friends Elsie, her sister, step mother and I went to see it. I was like a kid walking into the theatre. As I walk in singing Dancing Queen, Elsie kept reminding me that I was embarassing her. The man sitting behind us jokingly ask "am I gonna have a problem here with you girls?" I told him at this point I may have to come sit with him as my friend says I am embarrassing her. Well to make a long story short I calmed down for a tad bit (till the movie started). It is hard to sit still when you have memories flooding back to your broadway play and when your enjoying a great flick. Now grant it this is a great chick flick but I saw men in there as well. I have read a few reviews and one person said well there were too many songs. I am thinking DUD it is a broadway musical what do you expect. I am thinking maybe they should have gone to that Batman movie. Now that I mentioned that Batman movie, as I was leaving the theatre I heard 2 young girls in front of me talking as they left the Mamma Mia show. One of them said you know that was so uplifting. The other one said I think I liked it mroe then I did the Batman movie. Of course my thoughts were WOO HOO you girls know your stuff!

I will close with a review I read on the internet concerning Mamma Mia. I would highly recommend you guys go see it! It is a very upbeat, fun great summer flick! Enjoy the review!

An independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island, Donna (Meryl Streep) is about to let go of Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), the spirited daughter she's raised alone. For Sophie's wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends--practical and no-nonsense Rosie (Julie Walters) and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya (Christine Baranski)--from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos. But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own.

On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna's past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic, magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.

Inspired by the storytelling magic of ABBA's songs from Dancing Queen and S.O.S. to Money, Money, Money and Take a Chance on Me, 'Mamma Mia!' is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Just wanted to pass information on .........

to new bloggers (sorta like myself). Not to long ago my son jokingly called me a facebook stalker. Before we even go there I have 3 children, I joined facebook a little over 2 years ago when my youngest son had a dear friend to die in a car crash. This is sorta when the stalking came in I used it as a means to see how he was doing. Anyways not to babble occassionally I will say something to one of the kids and that is when they joke with me about reading such and such on facebook. I have had a blog for a couple of years and you can probably count my posts on one hand. I started reading (stalking) different blogs from friends and thought man I can do this. I would love to look at the designs that they had as the backdrop and I could never find out where to get those. Well needless to say I found one through a blog and wanted to pass the site on to others like me. The website is So check it out and tell them Karen sent you (LOL there is not a place to tell them that). Have a good one!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

I'm so excited ..............

I got a new washing machine. Paul and Andrew just went and got it for me from Lowe's. Now I know your saying why does that excite you? Our washing machine has been on the brink for weeks. It would wash clothes and all BUT when it would hit the spin cycle it would spill water onto the floor. Now this is no big deal as I would grab beach towels and allow it to soak up the water. The towels would dry out on the clothes line and then I would start all over again. On top of that Lowe's was offering 10% off YEAH. Well we plugged it in and of course I started a load and it is so quiet you can bearly hear it running. I have informed Paul I can do laundry all night long and he should be able to sleep through it. So for the beach towels they are retired hummmmm wonder when I can retire?