Nov 12, 2014

Happy Birthday, Ryan Gosling!

It's Ryan Gosling's birthday today!!!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, RYAN!!!  

This sounds like a good time to dig through your DVD (or Blu-Ray) collection and start a Ryan Gosling movie marathon.  And if you're in an area that's cold enough to sit by a fireplace while you watch, go grab yourself a warm blanket and cup of hot chocolate (mmmm...yeah!).

There's a  cool article on Yahoo! with a list of some of Ryan Gosling's sexiest movies/moments...check it out here - !

Jul 9, 2014

Can't wait for the Mockingjay!

I just saw that Lionsgate released an exciting 2nd teaser trailer for the 3rd Hunger Games movie installment - Mockingjay (part 1). I am looking forward to see how Mockingjay will be played out. The book was full of vivid details and dramatic turn of events that I am anxious to know if the actors that had been cast can successfully portray the intense emotions that their characters will be expected to display.  Then again, seeing how well they did in Catching Fire (especially Jena Malone as Johanna Mason), I am pretty sure they will rock their parts!! 

There are so many exciting fan-made movie posters I've been finding that are making the wait for the Nov. 21, 2014 movie release feel like such a painfully long wait. Check them out!!!

Jun 21, 2014

Rocking Out This Summer

I am doing something musically fun this summer. I am learning how to play guitar! Yes, I am! With at least 15 minutes of practice every day...or almost every day (the tips of my fingers start to get a little sore from holding down the metal strings after awhile), I am aiming to be able to strum and sing along to at least one really nice love ballad. Let's see how well I do.

Back in Hawaii, I learned to play the ukelele at the elementary school I went to. It was so much fun! The whole class had to learn the basics as part of our music class, but my teacher taught a small group of us to play some popular hits from the 70s, including some Elton John, Billy Joel, and Ronnie Milsap. I think I got pretty good at it...but it was just a four string instrument. Learning to play guitar has been a bit more challenging. I have to remember the notes and chords on six strings and the frets are farther apart than on an ukelele.

Despite those differences, my determination to learn the guitar is unwavered. After all, I learned to play the ukelele, the piano, the recorder, and a little bit of the electic organ. Okay...I AM bragging a bit there. But I just love music!!! I just wish my kids would share the same interest in learning to play musical instruments as I have.