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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

RTT: Rule Britannia?


I'm dragging this Tuesday, people. Drrrrraaaaaggggiiiinnnnggggg. Han Solo is sleeping, but this waking up in the night business is killing me. I'm so tired! If I'm incoherent today, you'll understand, right?

*Indy has been walking around the house singing Rule Britannia for days. DAYS. He calls it England's "theme song." I tried to explain that it's not, but I might as well tell Han Solo for all the good it does.

*Do you think the Queen feels weird when people sing "God Save the Queen?" It's not like she can sing it. I imagine it would be like singing Happy Birthday to yourself.

*Kate Middleton reportedly wanted a country wedding because she's a simple "country" girl. I'm thinking country means something different in the UK than it does in the US because I did not see one cowboy hat, trucker hat, shotgun or any camouflage at the wedding.

*When we lived in the States, there was a show on TV (CMT, maybe?) called My Big Redneck Wedding. Have you ever seen it? Wow. If not, google it or go to youtube. There has to be clips available.

*I saw Water For Elephants this past weekend. It was so good. I was worried because I loved the book so much, but I figured even if it was bad (I'm looking at you Twilight movies), I'd at least have RPattz to look at. You know what though??? They stayed very true to the book and it was a good movie! You know what else? RPattz did such a good job, I forgot to think about how pretty he is! Shocking!

*I'll bet Will and Kate are glad this whole Osama operation didn't go down on Friday.

*Did you see Dick Van Dyke on The Today Show today? I love Dick Van Dyke, but what was up with his hair and beard? He looked like an old version of Wolverine.

*Why does Justin Bieber have a movie?

*We had to go apply for Han Solo's birth certificate (Report of Birth Abroad), passport and SSN this morning. It was a lot of paperwork and money. It cost us $205 for all this. WHAT? If you have a child born in a foreign country because you or your spouse are serving in a gov't position, all that should be free.

*Han Solo will be a month old tomorrow! How did that happen?

*I wish the news would quit trying to make Will and Kate out to be "just like everyone else." They're not. They may play at being just like everyone else, but let's be real. He's the heir to the throne and she's the daughter of millionaires (self made [good for them], but still millionaires). They drive expensive cars, wear expensive clothes, play polo, and vacation in places most people can only dream of. I respect that they want "normal" lives, but the are hardly just like everyone else.

*Those Brits sure are tough on rule breakers!


Kristine said...

I don't understand anything about Justin Bieber. My daughter thinks I'm old and set in my ways. I'm 44. I guess I thought my parents were dinosaurs at that age too. ROFL!!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Lack of sleep always makes me (more) incoherent, too. ;)

HA! Love that Indy thinks Rule Britannia is England's 'theme song'! :)

I'm betting 'country' means something different in the UK, too. ;)

UGH! That's a lot of money for all that paperwork - you're right, you'd think that when you're having to live abroad because that's where the military sends you, that it would be free - or at least deeeeeeeply discounted.

I'd like to be 'just like everyone else' if I could drive expensive cars, wear expensive clothes, and vacation in dream places...that'd be SAWEEEET! :)

Thanks for rockin' the random rebellion with me again!!

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Anonymous said...

I was wondering if Water for Elephants would be true to the book. I read it so long ago but I remember thinking that you really had to buy into the ending so I was worried the movie might change. Happy RTT.

VandyJ said...

Oh how I don't miss those sleep deprived times. Of course just when I think they are all past, Bruiser or Turbo pulls an all-nighter on me.

Amanda said...

I'm still traumatized from those sleep deprived times and he's 10!

You're right, there were no cowboy has but some of the men did wear spurs! My Big Redneck Wedding sounds like the perfect antidote to all of this.

Yes, the cost of paperwork is horrific. Not including the long drive depending where you live!

Run DMT said...

Funny stuff! Loved all your thoughts about Kate and William! I'm not sure about the whole country thing in the UK either and my hubbie is a Brit. I'll have to get to the bottom of that.

I am Harriet said...

Good point- what is country to the English? No kidding on Beiber.

Have a great Tuesday!

AZ Harveys said...

I had to look up Justin Bieber a few months ago when my 4 year old daughter started wearing "girl" sized clothing instead of toddler sized, and there were about 100,000,000 Bieber t-shirts. Then suddenly he was everywhere (apparently, he was everywhere before, I just didn't realize it.) Yeah, I don't get it either. Although I'm 41, and I'm sure my parents didn't get Rick Springfield or Duran Duran. Oh well!

Happy RTT!

Sandy said...

When they sang God Save the Queen I thought "I wonder how many times that's been sung to her."

I thought Water for Elephants was good. You're right, what they included stayed very true to the book. BUT I didn't think there was ANY chemistry between Robert and Reese.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I loved WFE too!!! They did a great job staying with the book for most parts. :)

I totally agree with you about the whole "normal people" thing with William and Kate. :s

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