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What I Learned This Week – 3/31/13 “Hoppy Easter!”

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Absolutely LOVE this pic.   It is my current desktop on my puter.    Photo: WarmBodiesmovie.com

 

This week I learned that Jesus was a zombie.

That is the whole point of Easter, right?

Celebrating when Jesus rose up as his zombie self to prove their was undead life after death?

My family went to church this morning (Shhh, don’t tell my mother. She would highly disapprove.) We went because I found a super-cute Easter outfit for my son at Once Upon a Child. My mom always said “the only reason to get an Easter outfit is if you go to church.” So, if you look at it that way, it is kind of her fault.

We also went to see my asbestos friend and her family.

And because the church was having a potluck breakfast and Easter egg hunt. It would be my son’s first Easter egg hunt, in a relatively riot-free environment.

My husband didn’t realize they were going to have a regular service after. He ended up going in the nursery with my son and taking a nap (New job, screwed up schedule, remember?). I stayed to listen to the sermon for two reasons.

The first and biggest reason is that we usually attend the church events, but not Sunday service. And the few times a year we do attend Sunday services, the church either doesn’t collect an offering or collects it for some charity other than themselves. While that is nice, it doesn’t make good business sense. They need one of those drop boxes for donations. It would make them more susceptible to burglary, but I would give more often. So, I had to stay until they collected the offering.

The second is that it only seemed polite. Get breakfast and eggs and ditch? That didn’t seem nice. And my whole family came, it seemed like at least one of us should actually stay in the church area (I can’t remember what it is called) and listen to the sermon.

The pastor talked about how Jesus rose and stood right next to a chick he had known and she didn’t recognize him.

Um, maybe because he was a rotting re-animated corpse?

And, corpse or not, if he rose again, what happened to him then?

Did he just say “Hey dudes, I did it!” and disappear into colored vapor? Did someone have to exorcise him? Did they have to kill him again? Shoot him with a silver bullet? Cut off his head?

Inquiring minds want to know. My entire biblical education amounts to watching the Charlton Heston movie “The Ten Commandments.”

I tell you, my new enlightenment today on this old story makes it seem WAY more interesting and contemporary. Because, you know, the zombies are coming soon…

Photo: austinist.com

Photo: austinist.com

What I Learned This Week – 2/24/13

Ya, ya I know.  I am a day late.  And $10 short.  But I spent that $10 on two good movies this week that I wanted to share with y’all.

For our 16 year dating anniversary, my husband and I went to see “Warm Bodies”.

Photo: Summit Entertainment

Photo: Summit Entertainment

Originally, I wasn’t interested in seeing it because I thought it was just zombie romance.  But then I found out it was also a COMEDY!  The studio bills it as a zomb-rom-com.  There was enough blood and guts to keep my husband happy and enough romance and humor to keep me happy.  I would describe it as most like a coming-of-age/first-love movie, like was common in the 80’s.  (It also has an awesome 80’s soundtrack.) With a few brains thrown in to remember that they are zombies.

My husband was fascinated by the new twist on zombies.  Of course, he also will watch Twilight with me, so I have a keeper.  We both agreed we would want to own “Warm Bodies” when it comes out on DVD.

I also got the chance to go see “Safe Haven” with my Sister-in-Law.  It was better than I expected.  I am always leary of Nicholas Sparks movies.  I still haven’t forgiven him for killing off Mandy Moore in “A Walk To Remember”.

This movie had a twist ending also, but it didn’t p*ss me off like “A Walk To Remember”.  When the twist came, I realized my mom had read the book and told me that the twist ending had p*ssed her off.  But as I didn’t realize she had already told me about it, it was a surprise to me, making the movie a little more interesting than if it had just been about the abused girl running from an abusive husband.

And now I think  I need to dye my hair blond and cut it off into layers.  Opinions?

Scene from Safe HavenPhoto: James Bridges –  2012 Relativity Media

Scene from Safe Haven
Photo: James Bridges – 2012 Relativity Media

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