Tuesday, January 9

15th months already? Where did the 80's go?

One year ago Bumper was unable to sit up unaided. Three months seemed so old back then in her Bearly Sleeping sleep set.


She drooled all.the.time. and wore all the wonderful bibs I received as gifts. I swear the this one is the size of a quarter, so cute and wee.
I’m floored by what can happen, right before my eyes, over one short year. I can barely remember when she couldn’t move around without my help or a force of nature.
Happy fifteen months lil’ Bumper.

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I'm relieved that the Toronto Rec classes have finally started. I was beginning to run out of things to do with Bumper that didn't involve a mall. Because malls make me spend money and that is bad.

I'm really looking forward to tomorrow because we are going to do gymnastics. I wonder if I'm going to turn into one of those crazy batshit sports parents that totally push their kid way over the limit.

Nah. I'm too lazy.

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I finished watching Miami Vice last night. It is too long a movie but for me it was worth the use of a precious two hours and fifteen minutes (unrated director's cut).

The theatrical release didn't fair too well as far as I can tell but I'm a sucker for stylized with a mediocre script. It's sexy, hot, and totally captures Miami right down to the those freaky lightening storms that make such a haunting backdrop.

I'm not going to even try to describe the plot because it's the regular boys-meet-thugs-&-drug story so I won't waste ink. Everyone knows the characters and even though I think Jamie Foxx's Tubbs was underused, Colin Farrell surprized me by not being a pretty boy. He made Crockett kind of slimy (like I remember him) and really played the playboy with flair (I guess he drew from real life - hot damn, I can be mean).

Overall the movie looks damn good and I can forgive the fact that I couldn't hear half of what the characters said. It didn't matter because the story was easy to follow and catch-up on.

I know that doesn't sound like a good movie and I can't say it is, so I can only give it a shoulder shrug and no thumbs up, just a fair-to-middling hand motion. I also cannot support a film that uses a Phil Collins cover for a key scene because I can still be a snobby teenager that always groaned when his videos invaded my Video Hits.

But if you like flicks that look good and want to see some really sexy blush-worthy scenes, this is the movie for you. I was impressed with the use of silence throughout the film, especially in scenes that usually would be auditory overloads (chase scenes, fight scenes and the like). Life is quieter than Hollywood leads us to believe and this movie was a nice switch from that.

13 comments:

soleclaw said...

happy 15 months!!

something blue said...

Hot damn, I love the way you call it. Sure life is much quieter than Hollywood suggests except for when it's 3 AM and your toddler won't sleep.

It is so hard to remember that small helpless infant stage. (Maybe for a reason.) Happy 15 months Bumper!

Bri said...

Happy 15mths!!! It is hard to believe how fast they grow. I still remember last Jan; when I was just starting Sam on rice cereal. I can only imagine where we'll be come Jan 2008. Oh I just remembered I'll be at work! Blah!

Beth said...

Yay for 15 months! Time goes too fast with kids.

Laural Dawn said...

15 months! So sweet (and tiring).
We're starting gymnastics on the weekend. I can't wait, but I'm a little nervous too.

Mrs. Chicky said...

Happy 15 months Bumper! She's a beautiful girl, Mama. Especially with her wee bib.

Chag said...

Happy 15 months!

ewe are here said...

Gosh she's lovely.

Happy 15 months, Little Miss Bumper!

Jenifer said...

Isn't it crazy how fast they grow the first few years! My daughter is 2 and a half and she amazes me every day. My son is 4 months old and I already can't believe how much he has changed!

crazymumma said...

And we all love what has happened in 15 months! You have to let me know what community centre you are going to as littlegirl still goes to one. I do not know what I would have done without them...
Miami Vice.sigh.MB, we tried we really did, and I do not give up on much. maybe I should have stuck it out as I love your taste. BUT we watched Bon Cop Bad Cop last night. AWESOME!

Her Bad Mother said...

Happy, happy, 15 months!!!

Sandra said...

Oh 15 months! Happy, happy belated sweet bumper.

petite gourmand said...

the bumper is such a cutie!
Time really does fly, 15 months seems like yesterday, now we are at the 20 month mark and I can barely believe it.
It's such a great stage though.