6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

New things in Tall Mom Land

I am the type of person who likes to try new things, ONCE :) The best part about trying new things is you may just find things you love... I met my running buddies Tammy and Janna for a Sushi dinner before Fleet Feet Diva night. On the table was placed Edamame... Hmmmm
Coated in salty goodness, I was IN LOVE!! Read More about Edamame HERE. I bought a bag in the frozen food section and this has been a nightly snack.. YUMMY!!

As a parent it is tough to go out to the movies, not to mention expensive.. But lately we have found some time to hit the local AMC...
Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows:
I am a Harry Potter fan, well the movies, I have not taken the time to read the HUGE books, but Muscle Man has read the whole series a few times. The first couple movies had whimsy, smiles and kid-like magic. As Harry and his pals grow, the whimsy is replaced by fear and dark magic. This film is very well made, but it is dark. I do not consider this a family movie, unless you have children over the age of 10 or so. But for a date night, it is AWESOME!!
Sidenote: did you know that if you sit off to the side the chair are cushier? This is because most people want to be smack dab in the middle. the view from the side is good, it is not crowded and the chairs are cozy :)

The FUN thing about having kids is I have a good excuse to see the fun kid movies. With Little Stud #1's 5th Birthday and Thanksgiving, we had good reasons to see the new kiddo flicks.
Tangled a Rapunzel Story: This movie may seem to be for girls...but it really is a fun show for all. We took my 10 year old Tall Nephew and he really liked it. The only downside for me was that we went to the 3D version, glasses give me a headache and there was not much 3D content. Mandy Moore is the voice of Rapunzel, she has the perfect Princess voice. The songs were fun and upbeat, there was action and adventure.
Megamind: It has been a while since I have seen a movie that made me laugh out loud. The humor is geared more toward adults but is not confusing for the little ones. Mispronounced words, identity crisis, elaborate costumes and weapons that backfire combine for s Superhero adventure. I will be buying this movie when it comes out, it is that GOOD!!

What did you buy on Black Friday??? Hmmmm... Well Muscle Man and I, with the generous help of Tall Grandma for our BIG Christmas gift THANKS MOM, purchased a.....wait for it....
TREADMILL#$%^&!!!!
If you have read Tall Mom for any amount of time you know I am a road runner..but lately I have not been able to fit in my miles due to work schedule, weather and darkness. Also Muscle Man is planning to run his first Half Marathon in 2011. For us both to reach our goals a Treadmill is a needed addition. I will have a full review once I test it out, I don't want to recommend something unless I give it a FULL TEST. We opted for a Proform, with a longer runway and wide base. I HOPE that it works for us Tall folk :)
  • Holy Wow there are sooo sooo many giveaways in Blog Land. You know I have not won a Giveaway in FOREVER.. Anyhow.. I love Dara Torres and really really want to win this book HERE.. So enter, but know that my Winning mojo will take it home.
  • What New things do you have to share??

I am registered for Vegas and working on the Outfit. I am SAD because the shirt I bought to honor my Dad is too big :( So I have a few options. Will post the Marathon outfit soon.

21 comments:

Aimee said...

Yum...I love edamame! My boys love it too!
Yay for going to movies too! I haven't been to a movie in forever!
And, yay for getting a TM! We have one and it is a life saver in the winter!

Stacey said...

I love love love edammame! "coated in salty goodness" yumm...I am out and need to get more.

Good luck in Vegas! I won't be running it this year, I need to give my knee a longer rest. YOu will have so much fun. The second half runs through the "hood" and both times I have done it they ran out of water at about mile 22..but it is still a fun race. I wish I was doing it this year!

Kirstie said...

I have still yet to try edammame and want to. You make it sound so yummy and not so green tasting.

Good luck in Vegas. I did that one last year as my first marathon.

Cynthia said...
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Cynthia said...

I have a Proform treadmill and I love it, but i'm on the shorter side so can't vouch for how it is with the taller folk :)
I have a suggestion on a shirt to honor you dad since the one you made was too big. I have some friends that honor their loved ones by pinning a picture of their loved one on the back of their shirt(incased in plastic picture holder). Maybe you can iron on something on the back with it. Michaels Crafts has iron on tranfers that you can use on tech t's.

Julie said...

We just saw Megamind last week and I loved it so much! What a laugh and a half! I think I even snorted a time or two :-)

Have FUN in Vegas!!

Shellyrm said...

I love baby soybeans too! Yum!

Tangled is on the must see list. S'ghetti girl, LBM and Hubbs had a date night and already saw Megamind so I have to wait until the dvd release for that one.

I have a Proform too. A really really old one but he's still going! I know you'll love it!

Can you tie up the back of your "dad" shirt to help it fit? You know, like the teenagers do.

marathonmaiden said...

the best part of having little siblings is seeing the kiddy movies too :)

Morgan said...

I love Edamame!!! Yum!!!

So I'm not a big HP fan either but I took Spike to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last week before we went and saw the movie and I gotta say that I may have to read the books because it was so majorly cool!

Happy Holidays chica! It's great "hearing" those dimples in your posts again. *Hugs*

Alanna said...

Nothing too exciting to report here... but I have (finally) found a daytime running partner - another mum - to run with once or twice a week! A treadmill's not an option in an apartment, but I hear you on not getting to run due to the dark and the crappy weather.

Come on over and enter my CSN contest @ running42km.blogspot.com! I only have 3 people entered so far so the odds are really good!

Marlene said...

Soooo awesome that you got yourself a treadmill. That will be a great tool for getting your training in I'm sure!

Ohhh Tangled looks so cute!

Melissa said...

You know...Vegas may have a kick ass screenprinter. You could order today, pick up before the race.

Kathi Clarke said...

I buy my edamame at Costco. Individual serving sizes, microwave, add salt! YUM!

Chelsea said...

We saw HP last week...and I was thinking the whole time that it was definitely not little kid friendly.

The best thing about the treadmill? I get to watch my bad-tv (Real Housewives!!) guilt free!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Edamame is a favorite snack for me!!!

And I absolutely loved Tangled (saw 2D though)... haven't seen Megamind yet!

Carly said...

A treadmill! How exciting. I think I'm a little jealous...

Lisa said...

So glad to read you've been taking time to go have fun and relax at the movies! You definitely deserve the zone out time! Congrats on getting the treadmill and that's very cool that Muscle Man is going to run his first half. With all the running he does, I'm surprised he hasn't done one yet!

Alma said...

OMG! Jealous! I look forward to your review of the treadmill. This is definitely something on my list (at tax return time?). I am home alone with baby a fair amount and the only way I will get to run a marathon someday is to be able to workout at home while Baby F sleeps. SO COOL! that you got one. Do tell all about it.

onelittletrigirl said...

Awesome! I would never want a treadmill but I think for people who like them, it is a fabulous gift!

Julie D. said...

Yay for a new traedmill!! Good luck in Vegas...you'll rock it no matter your miles this month!

Julie D. said...

that would be 'treadmill' . :)