May 2009 - Simply Samantha

Who said Museums aren't fun?

1:06 PM

So Saturday after being cooped up in the house for 5 days due to a constent rain here in the SUNSHINE state :) My family took a trip out to Shopping center/mall/movie theater/ were everyone goes on the weekend. We ( last minute) decided to go see Night of the Museum 2,
1. because we LOVED the first one,
2. well i think #1 is a good excuse as any....

Anyway since i get a lot of comments on my reviews, with out further ado here is my review on

Night of the Museum 2 : Battle of the Smithsonian

*movie introduction copyright of Pluggedinonline

Things have been going quite swimmingly for Larry Daley since movie audiences last saw him in Night at the Museum. The former museum security guard has moved on to bigger things—namely, huge success as an inventor and CEO of his gadget company, Daley Devices. But Larry's still got a soft spot for his old buddies back at New York's Museum of Natural History. So when he stops in to say hello one evening, Larry is disturbed to discover that his comrades have been packed into wooden crates and are awaiting a truck to transport them to their new home: the Smithsonian's "Federal Archives." And they're going without the tablet.
Or so Larry thinks.
The next you know, Larry receives a frantic call from Washington. It's Jedediah. Somehow, the clever capuchin monkey from the first film managed to steal the tablet before they were shipped off. And so everything and everyone in the Smithsonian's 19 cavernous buildings has come alive.
Paintings. Sculptures. Planes. Rockets. Amelia Earhart. Abraham Lincoln. General George Custer. Rallying the baddies is a flamboyantly eeeviiilll pharaoh named Kahmunrah. Not only does he aspire to become Supreme Grand Über Leader of All Things Smithsonian.
Only Larry and an unlikely band of historical allies, Miss Earhart chief among them, stand between the crazed pharaoh and his dark dreams.

My Review -
This movie is SUCH a step up from some of the "trashy, raunchy and just plane weird" movies that are or have been come out * though i will say Hollywood is getting better, and somewhat cleaner*. There are pro's and cons to this movie.

Larry's relationship with his son is SOO much better then in the first.
There are more characters that come to life in the Smithsonian and other Museums around Washington which makes the movie more interesting.

Amy Adams take on Amelia Earhart is Brilliant .

( oh and a pro that my excited some JoBro fans, they have a little cameo as 3 cupid angels)


The movie seemed to try TO hard for laughs, you could tell they were going for funny lines but weren't succeeding.
In the begining of the movie it seems to drag on just a tad ( but all movies tend to do that someway or another)

Altogether this is a great movie and shouldn't be missed.

The Good old Days

12:47 PM

Ever have that moment when you find that one picture that take you back to the age when the picture was taken. When drama consisted of who gets to play with what doll and sisters getting along. Were you didn't care who liked who and laughed when you found out a boy liked you and thought nothing more about it. All you cared about was your friends and who they are and not what they thought of you. You dreamed about the future know that it would get better not knowing though that it might not be peachy keen all the time. Simple multiplication was SUPER hard and you didn't even know what the Pythagorean therm was. You wished to be a teenager because they looked like they had it all but in reality they wanted to be your age again.

"You can go through life and make new friends every year - every month practically - but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years. Those are the ones in which we are bound to one another with hoops of steel."
Alexander McCall Smith

P.S if your trying to figure out which one is me in the picture.... I'm in the pink outfit

The Result of Boredum

1:50 PM

Procrastination Pictures, Images and Photos

I'm one of those people that can't really "Go to bed" I have to make sure I do all my hygiene stuff, put in a couple crunches, say my prayers as I'm do this then get ready to lay down and read before I turn the lights out for the night. But more or less I get distracted by something, so technically these pictures weren't taken out of boredum, just procrastination.


Pride and Emotions

7:07 PM

I know, SUPER weird title, but its all i could think of.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Few have failed to be charmed by the witty and independent spirit of Elizabeth

Bennet. Her early determination to dislike Mr. Darcy is a prejudice only matched by the folly of his

arrogant pride. Their first impressions give way to true feelings in a comedy profoundly concerned with happiness and how it might be achieved.

My Review

As some of you may know, I have already seen the P&P version with Kira Knightly.( I own it and I giggle every time Mr.Darcy comes into the scene on our big 42 inch flat-screen, and in high def I might add)
Anyway, with that out of the way, I was excited to read the book and have to admit even though I've watch the movie numerous of times, I still couldn't put the book down at 11 o'clock at night for the life of me even though i knew what was going to happen.

This book is a awesome read weather you have seen the movie or not.

"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you. " — Mr Darcy - Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice

Ok, so your probably wondering, " Where is the Emotion part of all this?"

Lately I've been checking 2 awesome blogs and i just wanted to share them with you

1. Emotional Purity - I LOVE this women's book, and her blog is just as good, PLEASE take time to check her out! She writes some awesome advice :)

2. Erin Melissa Photography - I'm always looking out for some awesome girls of God that are using there talents for Christ. Erin is a true example, please stop by and check out some of here awesome work!

A moment to tell

1:29 PM

So, right now, I actually have a min to sit down and write to you all what I've been up 2 since I've been so busy.

I felt to Lord call me to speak on behalf of THOUSANDS of children around the globe at our church. So this weekend and the next 2 weeks I'm putting the word out about child sponsorship with Compassion International. I all ready have 1 child sponsored and 5 that might be sponsored next week and a couple more people praying about it :)
He is doing an AWESOME job and I couldn't have asked for anything more ;)
Sponsor a child in Jesus' name.