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Wax on, wax off

10.12.2010

Last night Cooper and I made some easy-peasy orange cranberry muffins for school/work lunches. And then our family ate them all. I think Russ had half of them all by himself. So, yummy-after-dinner-treat success, but saving-money-by-baking-lunch-snacks FAIL. 

We also watched The Karate Kid III with the kids and discovered that even though Russ and I had seen the first two movies about 20 times, we'd never seen the third one. How did that happen? And were they all that corny and I never realized it? By half way through I bailed and hopped on the computer. 

Not Russ. Once he starts a movie he sticks with it. Which is why I often find him watching family friendly movies all by himself, after the kids have wandered off out of boredom. (Like when I found him alone crying over The Black Stallion last week. Hilarious.)

This reason and this reason alone is how I've gotten Russ to watch many a girly chick flick with me over the years; don't tell him what it's about and wait for him to get sucked in. And by the end of the movie he most often likes it, and will even re-watch some of them with me!

I wouldn't ask him about this though if I were you, he will strongly deny it. 

I'll just say that he's watched Pride and Prejudice with me AT LEAST 3 times. 

And rest my case. 

6 comments:

  1. I remember seeing the Karate Kid III with Erik (notice the correct spelling) when I was in high school. We both thought it was really corny (stupid) then, although I liked the first one. I remember two other things about that night. Erik's truck broke down so someone had to come get us and I think he lost his retainer in Burger King? I think we went back and found it digging through the Burger King trash? Hopefully I'm not blending multiple stories together?

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  2. Ooooh to Tim's story - digging through the trash for a retainer... that's sending ewwwey shivers down my spine.

    And hahahahaha to your story and Russ crying about the Black Stallion... I love it. And I love my goofy-wrestling-lick-your-eyeball-rough-tough-but-a-mushball-on-the-inside brother-in-law!

    I couldn't get Dave to watch Pride & Prejudice with me if he was sick and dying and couldn't move off the couch to get away from the television... sigh.

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  3. Tim my faith in the original Karate Kid has been restored. Thank goodness, I wasn't ready to let go of my love of Daniel-son and Mr. Miyagi.

    And It's okay Kelly, Pride and Prejudice is not for everyone :)

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  4. Oh, yes it is for everyone (Pride and Prejudice) or at least it should be. I think the next time you come over Kelly we' ll have to trick Dave into watching it. He doesn't know what he's missing!

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  5. Gary loves all the Austen movies.

    He has his favorites... BBC over most American made.

    He manned-up and quit even trying to blame his wet eyes on allergies years ago. How can you not cry when the Karate kid is in the wounded pelican stance?

    Did I tell you he was totally mortified when I took him to the 3rd in the Twighlight series... :)

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  6. Teri I did not know you took Gary to a Twilight movie! That cracks me up just thinking about it!! :)

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