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I Haven’t An Original Thought In My Head

Apparently we weren’t the only ones who thought it would be a good idea to take a trip to the beach yesterday. The beach was PACKED and the parking lots were jammed with people all up and down the Hampton strip. It was so weird to see people on one side of the road, and then all the boarded-up shops and restaurants on the other. There was ONE store and ONE food shack (a fried dough) place open.

In general, it was an older crowd on the beach, given that it’s not bikini season quite yet. We dug in the sand, walked on the rocks, got the hem of our pants wet…just perfect. There were dogs playing in the surf, having balls thrown, people running, walking, and a few people flying kites.

We saw a very cool kite, everyone commented on it. Well today Junior and I ended up at BJ’s, and wouldn’t you know it, there was the kite, and it was only $9.99! I’m a kite freak, I love flying them. I’ve mentioned that here before (I’ll have to do a search) so we bought three different ones. Today we went up to the middle school with the kites and Junior’s razor scooter, and he practiced his balancing and breaking, etc., while we put one of the kites together. It’s very cool, but amazingly, not windy enough to get the kite going. We’re going to head back up again next weekend, if it’s nice, when the step-kids are here. I’ll take pictures if we have success.

I’ve got to tell you, having two days of outside time was REALLY good for me. I was getting sucked into some depression, and I think part of it was just how nasty cold this winter has been. You couldn’t go outside for much of it because of the wind chill…so we didn’t even do normal winter stuff. I get very excited when spring starts to roll around, and days like this are exactly what I’m talking about. I wish tomorrow wasn’t a “go back to the routine” day.

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Pee Before You Go

On a road trip to the beach. Cause it’s summer as far as I’m concerned. Is there any chance that Brown’s is open? I guess we’ll find out when we get there…

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Who Was Doing What?

I am trying to find out more details, but apparently the Leominster police department recently arrested Robert F. Kennedy III (yes, those Kennedys – grandson of RFK) for, um, peeing in public.

How on earth did I miss THIS piece of news until now??!! And where on earth WAS he at the time?

Okay, just found the story in the local paper’s archives.

Ooh, he was on North Main Street! Now I just wonder where on North Main? I’m gonna stick out my neck and say…somewhere near Mason’s bowling alley. I wonder if they’ll give more specific info when the police log is eventually published?

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Dump at the Movies

Okay, not so much “at” the movies, cause it’s a DVD we bought and watched last night.

Spy Kids 3D: Game Over

And yes, we watched the 3D version. I don’t think it works as well on television as it does in a movie theater, but when you buy the movie they give you 4 pair of 3D glasses, and two DVDs – one in 3D, one in 2D. I think Junior was sufficiently satisfied with the one viewing in 3D to allow us to never watch it that way again.

Unless I want to see that little face wearing 3D glasses cause man, he was too cute! I just wanted to hug him to death! But I didn’t.

The movie was good, great for kids, watchable for adults. Of course, Antonio Bandaras and Carla Gugino only make a walk-on appearance at the end, so there isn’t as much in this one for the adults to enjoy.

Junior loves video games, so he understood all the concepts of losing health, bonus points, etc. Cool robot-like things = big bonus for him.

Sly Stallone was fantastic in this role. I rolled my eyes when I first heard he was in it but I’ll be darned if he didn’t make it all work, and come off as a menacing without being TOO scary, while still having a slight edge of humor that didn’t make him goofy.

Now that I’ve seen all three, I think the 2nd one is still the best overall, even though my heart belongs to Alan Cummings as the bad guy in the first movie, where he just blew me away. Luckily, everyone from 1 and 2 makes at least a small appearance in this one, so we got to see him.

Okay, so this was a kind of stupid review, but if you’re shopping for a six year old boy, I can give you my word that it gets a thumbs-up.

What we couldn’t find in the store, by the way, was a “bow-tie” movie. Junior insisted we had to buy the bow-tie movie that he had watched at daycare that afternoon. I had no idea what he was talking about, until he showed me the things they had practiced from the tape.

“Honey, you mean TaeBo, not bow-tie.”

Hey, maybe he and I will start an exercise program! Or maybe he can start one and I’ll just watch!

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