"The Wedding Crashers" is HILARIOUS. I highly recommend it. But it's rated R and definitely not a kiddie flick. Hubby and I really enjoyed it, though. It will be on our "must buy" list when it comes out on DVD.
I really hate the bar scene. Hubby and I went out with another couple last night. When we first got to the bar (which is smoke-free now since our city adopted a no smoking in public policy which I LOVE), it was relatively quiet and relatively deserted. We played darts, laughed, joked around, had a great time. Fast forward an hour and the music had been turned up to "blow out the eardrums" and we were shouting at one another in an attempt to have a conversation. College-aged kids started arriving in droves - the girls in their very skimpy skirts, high heels, and tight shirts, the boys buffed up in their slicked-back hair and skin-tight muscle shirts. It's a meat market, all right. I used to be a part of that crowd in college, but we didn't have the same fashion sense then. Jeans and a nice shirt was good enough back then. Today, I just shake my head and thank the Lord I have a good man.
My daughter is a pack rat. Ironically, this is exactly what I used to do at her age - my mom would find collections of rocks in my purses, just as an example. I threw away plenty of rocks from my daughter's room. The good news is that she now has a "big girl" bed in her room and her own TV and VCR, which she just loves. I'm ecstatic because she actually played in her room for the first time in months yesterday. I wanted her room to be a haven for her, like my room was to me when I was a little girl, and even through high school. I'm awaiting the arrival of a canopy that I bought for her bed and I think she'll love her room even more. And last night, we had a wonderful success - she slept IN HER BED the ENTIRE NIGHT. The last time that happened was.....um...months and months ago.
The submission process is neve-wracking. I made a few changes in my manuscript that really helped even things out. Now I'm fine-tuning the synopsis. I hope to mail everything off tomorrow.
My husband is AWESOME. Right now, I have the house to myself - plus the two dogs - since he and my daughter went to go get groceries. He's giving me the time to work on my submissions and have some "me" time. I'm so thankful that he supports me in my writing career.
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