Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sunday Post #242


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It's been another cool week, with temps barely edging into the 50's and most of the week colder than that. Um, where is spring?? It's not funny anymore. Anyway this week it's supposed to be mostly 50's, so I guess... that's something? *grumble* The reading was better than the weather, luckily for me. Oh and if you're interested I was interviewed over at Jenn and Ash's awesome blog JennReneeReads. You can find the post here. Thanks you guys!!!     

My Movies That Suck post this past week was The Mist. I'm taking suggestions by the way, so if you have a movie you'd like to see let me know? You know, even if they don't suck. The next installment, by the way, is going to be Mean Girls. And this one was a suggestion (thanks Shannon!!) That'll be on Thursday.     

I'll also be reviewing The Oracle Queen this week and on Monday will have some mini- reviews, including a movie on Netflix- Orbiter 9. Hope everyone has an awesome week! 

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PULP COVER OF THE WEEK: 

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NEW ARRIVAL/ UPCOMING REVIEWS:

Blackfish CityThe Underwater Ballroom Society

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98 comments:

  1. Lame on those still-too-cool temps. Spring has definitely not sprung in your area. Great interview at JennReneeReads! I didn't realize that you'd been blogging for 5+ years. Go you! Mean Girls is such a classic - and yet I only sat and watched the entire movie not too long ago. I was missing out! Can't wait for your review. :)

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    1. Right? And thanks! I find it hard to believe too. :) It seems like it's on;y been a couple of years!

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  2. I hope spring will truly come in your part of the world now, Greg. This past winter has just been way too long. And Mother Nature knows we need some sun, right?
    I look forward to your movies that suck post!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. Me too! And thanx- I definitely need some sun at this juncture!

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  3. the cosplay pictures are well done! Ca't wait to see your reviews! have a nice weekend

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    1. I was impressed w/ those too! Thanks Melliane

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  4. Haha, Mean Girls is definitely a movie that doesn't suck, but there's so much to snark on, and it's so quotable!

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    1. It is, I had a blast watching (and writing about) it!!

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  5. Spring is slowly making it's way to Iowa too. When I think of bad movies I think of Gigli with Ben Affleck!

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  6. I'm excited to hear your take on Mean Girls, a movie I really like but it definitely has some "suck" moments in it. Hoping for warmer temps in your neck of the woods😁🌞🌞

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    1. Ha Mean Girls was fun, and comedies especially are fun to give the treatment too :)

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  7. Ahhh, love the Trek women! Have a good week.

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  8. "It's not funny anymore" LOL I am with you. My heat is back on today. smh

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  9. I would love some cooler temps here. It's been in the 80's and it sucks. I'm going to complain all summer. Yes, I am. lol

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    1. Ha I do that too! I wait for the heat and then I bitch about it all summer!

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    2. LOL Yep, that's what I'll be doing too.

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  10. April really has seemed pretty bi-polar this year...Last week I wore shorts, it snowed last night...Wish it would just make up it's mind.

    Have a wonderful weekend. - Katie

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    1. Yes! Today is like the first day when you could really get away with shorts- I'm hoping this next week is better!

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  11. Mean Girls is definitely NOT a movie that sucks! It is hilarious and a movie so quotable that my friends and I can have whole conversations only using lines from it. It's so great, and not even in a "so bad it is good" way. It's just GOOD!

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    1. No it actually was good. I had to give it the treatment anyway though :) Very quotable! And I love what Tina Fey did there.

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  12. I'm curious what you thought of Orbiter 9. I just watched it. Have you seen Bright or Europa Report yet?

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    1. Orbiter 9 was pretty good. A great surprise and definitely worth watching. I have not seen Bright or europa Report- are they good???

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  13. I have been lamenting about the weather too much lately. My fear is that we will get no spring. --sigh-- How awesome that you were interviewed! Mean Girls, a movie that sucked!! I love that movie. I am dying to see the musical too (and not just because my daughter's friend is in it).

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    1. Same, I hope we don't just go to the hot weather! And Mean Girls actually turned out pretty good!

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  14. It has been snowing here- there were even school delays this week, I don't understand! But I think it's supposed to warm up here, so hopefully there too!

    Mean Girls! I am so excited for this. Especially because all the "bad" parts are like, supposed to be that way, but it is still excellent for snarkability even though it's a great movie. The Oracle Queen yay! My Queens of Fennbirn came but it is the US version and I specifically ordered the UK version so I may send it back idk, depends on if laziness or pickiness wins out.

    The interview was so nice, too- and thanks so much for mentioning my blog too!! That is a really nice feature, it must seem so fancy to be interviewed! :D

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    1. Snow?? Ack although we had snow day the week before last. And yes Mean Girls was quite good- I'm having this problem where my "suck" movies don't actually suck? Or some of them anyways.

      We need to talk once you've read Queens of Fennbirn, since... new stuff. And you're welcome!

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  15. Oooo, I love the cover of that new Kendare Blake book! It's a novella? Happy reading! Also congrats on the interview!

    Have a lovely weekend, Greg. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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    1. I do too, and yes it's a novella. And it's pretty good also!

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  16. Ugh, same on the weather. We finally are getting some 50s in the forecast and at this point it feels like 80. lol I'm really curious about The Oracle Queen!

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    1. Exactly- same here w/ 50's. I'll take it but some 70's would be nice :)

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  17. STill only in the 50s??? Yikes! I just read your interview earlier! Have a great week :-)

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    1. I know we can't seem to get any decent temps! Driving me nuts. Although at least we're out of the 40's and getting sun now!

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  18. Great Trek images.

    Enjoy your week, with hopefully nice weather ahead.

    Thanks for visiting my blog...and I am loving the warmer weather, although it was a bit too hot today for this early.

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    1. Thanks, I liked those too. And yes you don't seem to be having a heat issue- if anything sounds like it's TOO hot!

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  19. Yeah, seriously, where is spring? My kid's school had their Spring Fling on Friday which was more like Freeze Fling. We even had a cold weather alert last night and it's the second half of April already, come on! Anyway, I'm excited to see what you thought of Before Mars. And Mean Girls was fun, can't wait to read your comments, haha!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. Right? Ha I know what you mean. Even though we've warmed up a little it's still cold at night

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  20. Those cosplay pix are amazing. Have a great week :)

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  21. We had a cold snap here for a little bit, it comes and goes...but I just want stability at this point. Those Star Trek cosplays are awesome!!

    I hope you have an awesome week Greg!

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    1. Same. I need 70's. And I thought those cosplays were great!

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  22. I thought Mean Girls was a great movie. Clueless might be a movie pick for you, I thought it was great and over the top and still stands up after several years. Man, some of those shots for Star Trek look like the Huntington Gardens in San Marino, CA! I wonder if the pictures were taken there. :)

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    1. I liked it too! Cracked me up a few times... and Tina Fey is priceless. And thanks- -I've never seen Clueless so maybe I need to take a look! And ooh that wouldn't surprise me I'm not sure where those shots were taken but it's certainly possible!

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  23. Another fan of Meangirls and Clueless is also a classic.

    Looking forward to your thoughts on Kendare Blake's book.

    Just be thrilled your heading into summer, on the other side of the world we are in Fall heading into Winter 😣

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

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    1. I may have to take a look at Clueless!

      And aww yes I feel for you heading into winter :)

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  24. We have been riding just below 50 for our highs, but we had a ton of sun on Saturday and the air smells like spring at least. Ha ha.🌞

    I love the cover of Before Mars, a lot! πŸ“š

    Thanks for the Halestorm. πŸ‘

    Have a splended week. ☺

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  25. That's so cool that you interviewed :) have a great week!

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  26. Ah man that sucks about the temps! We finally had some spring - dare I say summerish? - weather here this week! It was topped off with an awesome thunderstorm last night and it finally felt like the weather had sorted itself out!
    Fingers crossed it comes to you too!

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  27. Congrats on the interview! I love the Star Trek cosplay images! Hope you have a great week!

    Here’s my Sunday Post!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog and join in this week’s Book Photo Sundays and Cover Spotlight!

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  28. No-one is allowed to say that Mean Girls sucks, EVER. That movie was my entire childhood!

    Vee @ Under The Mountain

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  29. Ahh can you believe I've never seen Mean Girls?! It's shocking. But I look forward to your post - I love that new series you've been doing.
    Have a great week :)

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  30. Give me all that cool weather, please! I can't wait to hear what you think of Orbiter 9! It's an oldie but goodie, but Mean Girls was one of my fave movies back in the day. Can you imagine going to a city and everyone is dressed in various Star Trek costumes? I think that would be so neat! Hugs and Happy Sunday! p.s. - hope you've been feeling well. RO

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  31. I saw Mean Girls at least 3x !! The weather here is ughhh... Have a great eek ahead.

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  32. So sorry about those cool temperatures - we have FINALLY had a handful of properly nice days and everything is finally leaping to life. I hope that comes your way VERY soon, Greg:)

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  33. Awesome Star Trek cosplay pics!! I like the pulp cover too, it tells a lot about the story. Have a nice weekend, Greg!

    Ronnie @ Paradise Found

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  34. Wow, I hope you get form of spring soon. We’re in the low 60’s here this week with rain everyday. Have a great week!

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  35. Those star trek pics remind me of the movie Biodome! I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Mean Girls. Its such a quoted movie, but watching in now, years later, you realize how bad it is!

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  36. I never saw any sign of the heatwave the UK was meant to be having but the temperatures have at least went about baltic which is something.

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  37. That sucks that your temps are still so low, I think Mother Nature has gone to the darkside! :)

    For a movie that sucked: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes :) It's so bad. Or The Stuff...lol. These are horror movies I remember watching when I was younger and they are really fun cause they are so stupid. :)

    Have a great week and happy reading!
    Stormi
    Week in Review

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  38. I am curious about your new arrivals. Yes, I am over this weather. We had snow, bitter cold winds, a day when temps reached 69 and then freezing again. The poor Royals want to play outside and cannot understand what is happening. LOL Our week will be in the 50s too, with some rain and lows near freezing.

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  39. Those Star Trek photos!! Those are amazing.

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  40. Weather has turned beautiful here...finally! Hope it comes your way soon. My son loved Mean Girls. I guess high school kids CAN relate. I'm curious about Orbiter 9. I saw the title on Netflix and was curious about it.

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  41. I can give you a bit of our warm to hot temperatures *smile* if you like.
    Have a great week.

    Best wishes
    Vi

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  42. I love those Trek pics! Also, as an Illinoisian, I completely agree about the weather. Right now I'm convinced it's a conspiracy to make me be utterly wrong on clothing choices. Every day what I am wearing is inappropriate for the weather. I'm ready for some consistency.

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  43. Loooove that you featured a lot of cosplay this week! It still amazes me how people can dress up so elaborately and look completely different from their normal selves. The blue-skinned Star Trek girl looks awesome! ♥

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always/

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  44. In England it's been rather warm here, I just snooped over to a degrees to fahrenheit converter out of interest. We can swap weathers if you want, we've had temperatures of 25+ degrees which is roughly in the 80's for you guys...I think. So yeah I'd rather have the cooler weather xD

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  45. I left a lengthier comment but received a weird error. Please let me know if you receive either. I am trying to determine if BlogSpot is broken to me again :(

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  46. I love the star trek pictures. I love that people get/make these costumes up. I have no ability for that at all. Have a great week with your new books!

    Mary my #Sunday Roundup #15!

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  47. I hope you see some warmer temperatures soon, Greg. I look forward to your post about Mean Girls. I hope you have a great week. I am off to read your interview. :-)

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  48. We're in the process of planning our annual cosplay event at my job. It's going to be in a few weeks. Love the pictures and hope the weather gets better for all of us. Come on Spring. Have a great week!

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  49. I'll be back to take a look at your review of the latest County Club Murder. Such an enjoyable series... time for me to catch up! Have a great week.

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  50. I look forward to reading your post about Mean Girls. It sucked but I kind of loved it anyway, lol. I hope this week brings you some actual spring-like temps too!

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  51. Oooh The Oracle Queen looks so interesting! I'm definitely going to be checking that one out! And I can't wait to see what you have to say about Mean Girls XD

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  52. We had a coolish week but for FL that's a good thing. We'll be hitting 90's soon so 70's is gorgeous!

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  53. We can totally swap weather if you want Greg? we had a crazy heatwave these last few days, and I wasn't a fan, firstly because I so wasn't expecting it as everyone had been harping on about it for days and then it was kind of sickly heat where you can't really get anything done. so I'm looking forward to the rain returning anytime now! And my sister is a real big fan of Mean Girls, she's seen the film so many times and probably knows most of the lines, I can't wait to see what you think of it! I hop you have a great week :)

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  54. Mean Girls is funny. I’ve always meant to watch The Mist, but I haven’t and probably never will. Have a great week!

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  55. Love to read the books coming up. Also cant wait to hear your thoughts on Mean Girls! Hope we both have more spring like temps this week.

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  56. I absolutely love Mean Girls! I can't wait to read your thoughts on it. I also love the idea of you doing movie reviews. I've been binge watching top chef and I'm almost done so when I finish I might have to do this soon!

    Congrats on the interview by the way! I'm about to stop by to read it.

    I hope you start getting warmer weather soon. We had to turn on the AC last week because of how hot it has been here.

    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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  57. I am so over this weather! We will get a nice day and then it is cold again. I do appreciate the nice days but it should still be cold this close to May! At least you had a good reading week :) Have a great week, Greg!

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  58. Spent all day today outside; it was supposed to be high 60's with a little breeze and instead we barely made it above the 50's with awful wind gusts! I just try to tell myself that I'll cherish memories of these days in the middle of July :P

    Looking forward to your Netflix review! I'm always on the hunt for new titles to watch :)

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  59. I think we are skipping right over spring. Today was warm enough that my grandson had on his swimsuit and was breaking up ice. Only in Michigan! At least the sun has been showing up.

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  60. Oh my gosh! Those Star Trek cosplay were too great! People are so impressively creative to me. And Blackfish City sounds good, that will be a review I check out. Hope the weather is better this next week for you.

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  61. Enjoyed the interview over on the other blog, we started blogging about the same time. Hope your weather warms soon, 50 is still chilly, but soon....

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  62. Not to rub it in, but we're already pretty much in beach season over here. We'll be suffering in the summer, though! Just read the interview. What fun! I have some new blogs to check out as well, too.

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  63. At least we finally have flowers, even if it's not exactly warm yet. I have Blackfish City on my list ... maybe I'll get to it this week.

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  64. We're in the 50s too. Much better than last week. Even the snow is melting. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  65. Was not a fan of Mean Girls. If you want a suggestion of what to watch, Bring it On, is a similar movie but with cheerleaders. (I liked that one. LOL).

    Hope you have a great week!

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  66. Today was in the 70s here! I hope that your weather was just as nice. It is supposed to sink back down to the 50s and be rainy the rest of the week though. :(

    The Underwater Ballroom Society looks awesome!

    And I will have to give The Chalet a shot. :)

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  67. It's way colder than normal here in the south so I imagine you guys up north are really freezing! I can't wait to see what you think of Mean Girls. I never watched it but I've heard bunches about it. I need to get Diamond Girls. I have the rest of the books in the Mulhern series but I've missed that novella. Hope you're having a great week!

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  68. Looks like the Blodel Gardens where the cosplay photoshoot was done? Have a good week. Come see what I'm reading

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  69. Great photos. I would love to do a photo shoot with someone like that. Hope the weather is turning nice for you. Take care!

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  70. Oh, no, I love Mean Girls but I am still looking forward to reading your take on it.

    And what a great cosplay!

    Spring is finally in my city, but I hope it will visit yours soon too.

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  71. I agree! It's not funny anymore!
    I can't believe I watch SO MANY bad movies and I can't think of a suggestion right now! LOL
    Can't wait for your review of The Oracle Queen and Before Mars

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  72. What would you say if I tell you that I haven't seen Star Trek.. like ever? :P That photo shoot is really impressive though :)

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  73. Gah! I know! I'm so sick and tired of having to warm my car up in the morning... and I'm in Dallas, where it's much warmer than where you are! Spring needs to come and STAY already. I feel like we're going to just skip right along to summer.
    Did you see Sisters with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler? That's one of those GREAT movies that suck :) Really enjoying those posts. Hope you've had a great week Greg!

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