Thursday, July 30, 2009

Classes, Gary Cooper, and Lucy...

So yesterday I had to go and meet with my advisor and register for classes. I'm pretty happy with my school schedule, and I think everything is going to work out well. I don't have to take public speaking the first semester, which is a relief. This way I can get used to school without stressing out over public speaking. We went to the childcare center to meet with my advisor, and she seemed very nice. The childcare center was so cheerful and clean and organized, and I just had a really good feeling after I had been there. It felt like everything was falling into place, and like I finally knew this is what I'm supposed to do. It was so quiet there, so I guess all the kids were napping, LOL. One lady was toting around a little girl who was asleep in her arms. My schedule worked out pretty good. I have to go everyday, but not all day, and I only have one really early class. I'm taking a basic English class, a college success thing that everyone has to take, a child psychology class, and two early childhood education classes. For one of them, I'm going to be in the childcare center for several hours twice a week, so I'm looking foward to that. I can't believe I'm saying this, because I know in a few weeks I'll be a nervous wreck, but right now I'm actually a little excited about starting community college. =)

I have a whole list of things I need to be sewing right now, like several things that have to be finished in about a week and a few that I would like to finish before school starts. But I haven't been sewing anything over the past few days. It seems like all I've been doing is reading and watching old movies. The other night I watched "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" again, starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur. It's such a good movie, funny but pretty dramatic towards the end. I love the tuba, the courtroom scene, and the Swanee River.

Her hat in this scene reminds me of Peter Pan, for some reason. I guess it's the shape and the feather. Whenever I hear the song "Swanee River," I think of this scene and the Peter Pan hat.

"Lucy Thinks Ricky is Trying to Murder Her" is probably one of my favorite Lucy episodes ever. It's one of the first episodes, I think the first filmed but the fourth shown on TV. It's hilarious, especially the bullet-proof protection and the sleeping powder scene. "I Love Lucy" is the only show that can make me laugh every time I see an episode, no matter how many times I've seen it.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"His Girl Friday" and wasted time...

Last night I watched "His Girl Friday," with Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. It was amazing. I mean, the plot was pretty good, and the characters were great. But I was in awe of the dialogue. If you've never seen an old movie with high-speed dialogue, this is what you need to see. I don't see how they could possibly keep it up without occasionally gasping for breath. And it wasn't just mindless was funny. Very quick and witty. Sometimes it took me a minute to realize what had been said. There was a lot of smart dialogue, but then there would be moments of just funny silliness, like when Cary Grant picks up a shorter man to allow him to see through a window, or when he imitates how Rosalind's character trapped him into proposing with her "googly eyes." =) The whole movie was like perfectly organized chaos. Skip about 5 or 6 minutes into this video and see the scene that made my head spin.

I meant to accomplish a lot today, but I'm afraid that I've wasted away my whole afternoon. And what have I been doing? Looking at tourist websites for Britain, as if I'm planning a tour of Europe or something. In my daydreams, maybe. I've just been thinking of how lovely it would be to see the places where some of my favorite books were written, where my favorite authors lived, or where my favorite movies were filmed. I should be thinking about reality, like the fact that I'm going to the community college tomorrow to meet with an advisor and sign up for classes. What a way to crash from daydreams to reality...from European travels to college classes.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Monday, July 27, 2009

Only Angels Have Wings

This is what I ended up with today, plus one of the small dog/cat wallets. The color of the zipper is a little off, but it's the closest they had in the store, and you can't really tell.

Last night I got in my Cary Grant movie. =) I watched "Only Angels Have Wings." It was very good...very sad in parts, but a lovely ending. I love Cary Grant and Jean Arthur separately anyway, but they also make a good couple. It was made in 1939, so I love to see the clothes that Jean Arthur wears (although I think it was only two outfits during the whole movie). It was odd to see Cary Grant as a rough, seemingly harsh flier instead a charming guy in a tuxedo. But some things never change...his hair was still perfect, LOL. And how about that hat? No hat hair at all.

I loved the part with Jean Arthur "playing" the piano. "Peaaaanuuutttt!"

Hopefully I'll have time for another old movie tonight...I've got another Cary Grant one and a Jimmy Stewart one in boxed sets that I haven't seen yet. But I sort of feel like seeing an old, familiar movie. It's always nice to watch a favorite know, one that you can quote from and laugh and cry (even though you know how it ends) and even know what kind of facial expressions the actors/actresses will use.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Encouragement and old movies...

Well, so far I've sold three of my "creations." =) I sold two small wallets and one large one (which, I just realized, I forgot to take a picture of...and it's too late now). That was pretty encouraging for me. I really love sewing, so it's nice that I can make a little money from it. But the best part is that other people like what I've made. This week I have a lot of plans, including three or four large wallets, two or three small ones, a few tote bags, a pocketbook, and a few other things. I doubt that I'll get them all done, because I've learned that whenever I make sewing goals, something goes terribly wrong to get me off track. Such as having to take a wallet halfway apart and making miscalculations (both of which happened Friday plans of three or four wallets resulted in one).

Lately I find myself taking in every little thing...random moments of happiness, like a thunderstorm or sunset or our fuzzy, yellow baby chicks or the sound of my sewing machine. I've been reading and sewing a lot, too. It's almost like I'm trying to get all of these good moments in before I start school next month. I seriously think that I have it in my head that life will be miserable when I start community college. It's like I believe that I'll never have time to do the things I love anymore, like read a book, sew, play the piano, or watch an old movie. I know that's silly, but somehow it's how I feel. But I know it won't be like that. Or I seriously hope not, anyway. God says that He has good plans for my future, and I have to believe that. I want to be hopeful about my future. I'm not exactly dreading school, even though I am pretty nervous. I guess I'm just not looking foward to the changes it'll bring. Anyway, I think I'll go eat and maybe watch an episode of "I Love Lucy" or an old movie. It's been quite a while since I watched a classic movie. Maybe I'll watch something with Cary Grant...After all, I don't want to leave on a depressing note. =) Who could be depressed with a crazy Lucy show or Cary Grant movie in the evening? Then maybe I'll read some. I'm reading a really strange book by Ted Dekker, called "Black." So far it's better than I expected, though.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

More wallets...

I must subconciously believe that when I start school in a month, I'll never have time to sew ever again. Because I've spent most of the past three days sewing...a lot. Today I made some more small wallet/coin purse things. I also made a really awesome big wallet! I had seen one that I really loved on Etsy and wanted to make some like it (because it was so much nicer than the one I "designed"). So I searched all over the Internet and finally found a tutorial for one. It's really nice! There are a few changes I need to make next time, but I was really impressed. I gave it to Mom. It's sad, but she always seems to end up with my "practice" items. I need to make something especially for her.

This is my first experience with an turned out pretty well, even though I should have used a smaller zigzag stitch and stitched on the right side, too. It's a little sloppy but I think overall it's pretty cute.

My pitiful wallet from yesterday...It's a sad attempt compared to my new one! It holds cash and credit cards.

My new wallet! I'm so proud of it, even though it isn't perfect. It has 6 credit card slots, two big slots for cash or a checkbook, and a zipper part for coins (the hardest part, but the coolest part). I'm so happy with this design, and I'm hoping to make a few tomorrow. I've already got a cousin who wants one of these and maybe a small wallet to give as a gift. =) The colors on this one aren't so wonderful, but I found a random zipper in my box, and this was the only fabric that matched the zipper.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Crazy sewing...

These are what I spent most of my afternoon on. They're my new favorite things to make, because they're really quick, easy, and fun. I've been making quite a few of them to sell (hopefully). They're wallets/coin purses. I also tried making a bigger wallet (but smaller than my last one), but it didn't turn out so great. Good free wallet patterns are nearly impossible to find, so I've had to take to creating my own. It's an adventure.

I've been going crazy with my sewing over the past few days. Last night me and Mom went to Joann's. I found some really pretty corduroy to make a tote bag out of for the fall, and some "Fancy Nancy" fabric for a pocketbook for Maya Papaya's birthday next month. I also got four vintage style Butterick patterns...regular $15.95, on sale for 99 cents. I've never in my almost-year of sewing paid full price for a pattern. I love sales! I also got three Simplicity patterns (on sale for the same price) and some fabric today, which I've been making the small wallets out of. I wish I could take a whole week and do nothing but sew...maybe then I'd finish all my projects!
When I can pull myself away from my sewing machine, I've hardly been able to pull myself away from my book..."Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." I think this is my third or fourth time reading it, but the last time I read it was last summer. I had forgotten how wonderful it is. The last chapter I read was the one in Gringotts...what a tense chapter! I knew what was going to happen, but it still felt like a new story. And since they're making two movies of it, they have no excuse for leaving out anything!

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Sunday, July 19, 2009

So many sewing plans...

I really want to sew something, but I've got so many things I want to try that I feel overwhelmed, LOL. I've got a whole stack of patterns in my room that I've got at 99 cent sales, and here I am getting ready to buy more this week. Hobby Lobby has Simplicity patterns on sale, and I want to get two or three of them. And hopefully me and Mom will make it to Joann's early this week...they have Butterick for 99 cents and "Coupon Commotion" this week! But then again, most of the time when I'm shopping it's coupon commotion. Anyway, I have four or five really cute retro style (40's and 50's) Butterick patterns that I want to get. Besides all of that, I should be making things to sell at the market, which I haven't been doing at all.

I've realized that most of my patterns are dresses. How often do I wear dresses? One day a week to church, and on special occasions. I need more patterns for normal, everyday clothing. All of the shirt patterns I see are big and bulky, which look good on thin people, but it's the last thing I need. I did find one that might look all right if I take it in a lot on the sides. Most of the shirts I wear are slightly stretchy, which makes me really want to try to work with some knit fabrics. But the thought of that scares me to death! I like working with something sturdy and cotton (my favorite fabric). Knits are stretchy and difficult to hem and just scary. Still, they're supposed to be more forgiving of mistakes. I've got several yards of knit fabric in my room that I bought for a dress, but I've been too nervous to do anything besides wash and dry it so it would be preshrunk.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Harry Potter!!

So, my family went to see "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" last night. I loved it! It was probably my favorite one of the series so far. But still, I was disappointed with how much they left out. That always brings up a question...why can't Hollywood make a movie exactly like the book? I know, I know. They always have an excuse, something like, "Some parts of books don't translate well onto the screen." It seems to me like they're trying to please casual movie goers instead of the real fans. The millions of fans out there who have bought and read all the books would gladly sit through an hours long movie, even if it is lacking action in the middle (which I think was their excuse for putting in the Burrow attack scene), because it's just like the book that they love. Anyway...back to the movie. =)

It was paced pretty well, and didn't feel as long as it was. All of the romances (Lavender/Ron, Harry/Ginny, and then the beginning of Hermione/Ron) worked out nicely, following along pretty well with the book. Plus, they provided lots of comic moments, LOL. Dumbledore was awesome throughout the whole movie. Luna was lovely...she's one of my favorite characters ever in a book, and I just wish we got to see more of her. One of my favorite parts is when she was standing in the corridor, waiting for Harry to go to the Christmas party, in this dress...

Neville was sadly missing, too. He was there, in the background of several scenes, but I don't believe he had one single line. Too bad. I was disappointed in how much they left out as far as memories and information about the Horcruxes. I really wanted to see the Gaunt family memories. Tom Felton as Draco was perfect...he actually made you feel sorry for him. Snape was perfect, as usual. Bellatrix was perfect, as evil as she should be. Isn't it amazing how the villians are always portrayed so perfectly? The ending was sad, but I wasn't as close to tears as I was from the book. The raised lit wand thing was cheesy, and I didn't like it. But the cave scene was good. Those Inferi....creepy!

I knew it was coming. I just read the book the other day. "He flung himself over to the edge of the rock and plunged the goblet into the lake, bringing it up full to the brim of icy water that did not vanish. 'Sir-here!' Harry yelled, and lunging foward, he tipped the water clumsily over Dumbledore's face. It was the best he could do, for the icy feeling on his arm not holding the cup was not the lingering chill of the water. A slimy white hand had gripped his wrist..." I knew it was going to happen, and I braced myself. But still, when that hand grabbed him, I jumped out of my skin, along with my brother next to me and everyone else in the theater. The guy next to my dad actually threw something he was holding in his hand. When we left the theater, I was laughing so hard about it that I cried (which also had something to do with the tears I had held back at the end of the movie...that was a good excuse to let them out). I was expected the people to be really loud and rude, like they were last summer when we saw "Prince Caspian." But actually, it was pretty nice, except for when a group of girls were giggling during the tense Sectumsempra scene (why? I don't know...) and when one of those girls randomly said, and very loudly, "He's so hot!" during a closeup of Ron Weasley. Okay, then. Thanks for sharing.

Everyone go see the movie! It's awesome. But maybe it's better if you don't read the book the week before you see the movie. Anyway, now I'm in a Harry Potter mood and I think I'm going to have to read "The Deathly Hallows" again. =) And I leave you with this quote from Ginny Weasley about Harry that, in the simplest way, sums up the whole Harry Potter series...

"He's covered in blood again. Why is it he's always covered in blood?" =)

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Snaps and Harry Potter...

I'm almost through rereading "The Half-Blood Prince!" Two more chapters, woohoo. I was reading like a maniac today. I read this morning. I read on the way to the community college. I read in the DMV while waiting for my parents and brother to conduct some business there (I knew I would look silly toting in that huge book, but I did it anyway. I'm that devoted.) By the way, don't you just hate the DMV? It's cold and fluorescently bright and smells like a doctor's office. Everyone seems to speak in whispers (but not in a good way, like a library), and then that mechanical voice comes over the speakers..."Number F301, please report to station 4." Creepy. Anyway, two more chapters of HBP. I'm super excited about the movie this weekend! I just hope the theater isn't full of loud, obnoxious people like it tends to be on the weekends. We had a bad experience the first time we went to see "Prince Caspian"...we could hardly hear parts of the movie! Anyway, at least I've never had an awkward sharing experience like Natalie did, LOL. =) That really made me laugh.

We went to talk to some people about financial aid, and I think we got some more good news. Although we're really late for it this year, as far as I could tell we're eligible for a grant that will cover all my tuition and books (unless I misunderstood what they were saying). That would be really great!
Here's my little tiny wallet thing I made the other day, just practicing with my fancy new snap plier things...It's really small but adorable. They're really fun and easy to make, and I'd like to make a lot (in all sorts of fabrics- even some for kids like princess or cowboy-themed). The snap isn't very centered on this one, though, because it was just for practice.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Scores...thank goodness!

As it turned out, when I went to the community college today, I didn't set up my classes yet. I just met with a counselor and made an appointment to apply for financial aid. Anyway, I finally got the scores from my placement test...and they were better than I could have imagined! When we first walked in, the counselor said, "I have really good news." I got a perfect score on the writing part (not an essay, just correcting sentences and stuff), and missed one on the reading part. Then there was math. I scored at college algebra level, and I even did well enough that she asked if I'd be interested in tutoring other students! I was shocked, to say the least. But really happy! I know God was responsible for everything. And it was such a relief to know that I did well.

The counselor seemed surprised and impressed with the scores, but probably because she saw that I was a homeschool student. Sadly, most people look down on homeschoolers and think that they have a lower quality of education, which is completely wrong. I know that some parents who "homeschool" really don't teach their children anything and don't care, but that's just a tiny fraction of homeschoolers. And it's a shame that we all get judged by that.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Midnight showings...

I can't believe that "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" comes out in 1 day, 4 hours, 22 minutes, and 10 seconds (according to! Part of me wishes that I was going to the midnight showing. I've never been to one. But then I realize that I normally go to bed really early and could possibly fall asleep during the movie, and how embarrassing would that be? =) Still, I would like to go to at least one midnight showing in my life...maybe I will for the "Deathly Hallows" movies. This week is pretty busy, so it'll probably be this weekend until I can get to the theater. I'm so excited, and I've been spending all my free time reading the book. I'm halfway through.

Tomorrow me and my parents meet with a counselor at the community college and hopefully get all my classes set up. I'm a little nervous, but I'm really glad my parents are going with me. So if I can get through tomorrow, the rest of the week should be lovely!

I sewed a little bit today. I was really anxious to try out my fancy new plier things that set snaps (I got them 50% off last week!). The directions weren't very good and it took me a little while to figure out, but it's really cool. I made a practice little wallet thing, and the snaps turned out pretty good. Anyway, it's a lot easier than hand sewing in a snap (which takes me forever and causes a lot of pain from needle pricks)...

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Summer days and records...

Yesterday was a really lovely day. We went to the lake for my cousin's son's birthday (got that?). The family owns a big, beautiful cabin there on the lake. I'm usually not big on lakes (at least swimming in them or boating or anything), but yesterday changed my mind. The cabin is old and rustic and perfect, with a huge screened in porch. There's a little path leading down to the lake. We ate lunch on the porch and then wandered down to the water. While everyone was splashing around, I sat in the shade on the dock with my pants rolled up and my feet in the water and just enjoyed myself. I couldn't help but think that was a perfect, lazy summer day. =)

On the way home, me and Mom stopped by the thrift store, still on a hunt for the perfect train case. We didn't find it (although I did get an old pink-even though I don't like pink-sewing box), but we did find something else...the much sought-after (by me, anyway) "The Sound of Music" record! We've been looking for it for quite a while, and almost found it a few weeks ago at the antique mall, but someone had put the wrong record in the case. So Mom was looking through the records yesterday and handed me a Glenn Miller one. Then she found not one, but two "The Sound of Music" records! I got the one that still had some of the plastic on the outside, and the record slip and booklet on the inside. I was so happy. I almost hate to play it because it's in such perfect condition...And maybe the best part (aside from finding it) was the price- 49 cents.

Oops...I cut Captain von Trapp out of the picture, LOL.

Don't you just love the crackling sound that records make?

So what about the zipper in my dress? After I finally got offline and started working on it, it wasn't as horrific as I thought. Well, after I ripped out hundreds of stitches and remembered that I can sew a lot closer to the zipper with a zipper foot (I know...duh), it wasn't as horrific as I thought. It's still not perfect, but okay. The hemming on the lining is terrible (I hate lining fabric! It frays like crazy and slides around and leaves shimmery stuff on the other fabric), but other than that, the dress is my favorite I've made. Hopefully I'll have pictures soon.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wasting time...

You know what I'm doing, right? I'm wasting time in order to avoid fixing the zipper on my dress. I think this is the first time I've avoided my sewing machine since I got it back in October or November, and I feel surprisingly guilty. It's sitting in the kitchen floor neglected, reminding me to use it every time I walk past. I've been reading a lot of blogs, even though I know that I need to go fix that zipper. I spent the morning visiting with my grandparents and reading "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince." I've got to read it before the movie comes out next week! I can't believe less than a week until it's released. I'm really excited. My family sort of has a tradition of going to see the Harry Potter and Narnia (which I get even more excited about) movies pretty soon after they're released. It's about the only time we ever go to the movie theater, LOL. There's just not much out there anymore, which is why I mostly stick with classic movies. Anyway, besides reading HBP, I've been rewatching the movies. I've seen the first two movies so many times that I skipped them (plus they're on VHS and it's a pain to switch out on the TV). Last night I watched "The Prisoner of Azkaban," and I guess tonight it'll be "The Goblet of Fire," if I'm not sewing too late. Which I will be, if I don't get offline right now and turn on my sewing machine.

I took these when we were at the farm showing my grandparents how much the animals (especially the babies) have changed since the last time they saw them. My grandpa said, "What are you doing? Taking pictures of the grass?" =)

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Sewing frustrations...

The fireworks were postponed (because of rain) until Monday night. We still went, and they were beautiful. It's too bad my poor camera just can't seem to take good fireworks pictures. Strangely enough, the fireworks setting is the only good for sunset pictures.

Over the past few days, I've been working on a new dress. It was very easy to begin with. In fact, it was so easy that I should have known better. Today I faced the most evil enemy in sewing...the zipper. I'm not new at zippers, because I've put in about 3 of them in different things before. I've been pulling my hair out over the past few hours working with that stupid zipper. Most of my problems came because I had to take in the dress so much. I guess I just need to start making a smaller size, because even though I go by the correct measurements, everything I make is always too big for me. So I took it in by a couple of inches in the back, where the zipper goes. I put the zipper in once, but caught part of the dress in it at the very bottom and the fabric overlapping the zipper was sticking up. I ripped out half of the it (my seam-ripper is my best friend). Then I thought I was doing so well, and when I finished re-sewing the half, I held it up and realized that the zipper was buckled up and was crooked at the bottom. So I gave up for tonight. I guess I'll work on it some more tomorrow, because I really wanted to have it ready by Sunday. Saturday I won't be able to work on it, because we have Jackson's birthday party. He turned four today, and I just can't believe it! They stopped by to pick up some milk, and he was so excited about his birthday. He showed me his two new toy helicopters and told me that he got a train book and a new pair of sunglasses. But to me, it looks like being four is tough...

Just kidding!

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy fourth of July, everyone. =) I guess I'll be spending the weekend like almost every other American...cookouts, ice cream, and fireworks. Today we're cooking out for lunch with my grandparents. Then this evening, we're making homemade ice cream and visiting with some more family. Our youth group is going to a local church tomorrow evening to see fireworks. They're always really nice. My favorite part is right before they set off the first firework, when they play Ray Charles singing "America" over the loudspeakers. It just makes you feel so patriotic, you know? America really is a wonderful and blessed country, although there are so many things that need to change. Our nation is drifting further and further away from what God and the founding fathers meant for it to be. But there's hope...

"If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land." -2 Chronicles 7:14

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Sewing and sunsets...

Today was so nice after the stress of yesterday. We kept the baby, and I got to play with her a lot. She is the sweetest, most smiliest baby I've ever seen. =) I also pulled my tons of sewing equipment downstairs, because I was planning on sewing a lot today (maybe some wallets and things). I ended up only making Mom a set of six coasters, but hopefully I'll get to sew more tomorrow. I got to cut up an old sweatshirt/fleece thing to use inside of the coasters, which was fun. It's really a pain to drag all of that stuff downstairs, but I don't have enough space in my room to sew. The kitchen becomes my sewing room, which my mother just loves, LOL. That's actually the reason she needed coasters...because when I sew, I take off the tablecloth (so I won't accidentally cut through it) and our cups end up sitting on folded napkins all day, which can get soggy very easily. So now we have pretty green coasters made from scrap fabric.

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sighs of relief and "The Dick Van Dyke Show"

Huge sigh of relief. I'm glad today's over. This morning, I was actually feeling pretty calm about the placement test, except for the fact that I had to choke down my breakfast (I can't seem to eat normally when I'm nervous). I know it was because a ton of people were praying for me. I was fine until about 30 minutes before I had to take the test, LOL. Me and Mom were in a thrift store (looking for a train case, of course...we found two, but neither were what I'm looking for) and I just really didn't feel like "shopping." In fact, I thought I would be sick (especially after that big Chic-fila sandwich I had just eaten-or tried to eat). Anyway, I went and took the test. The writing and reading parts were simple...the math, not so much. I had to completely guess on a few because they involved concepts I'd never seen before. I'm pretty sure that I'll have to take a refresher Alegebra class, but I guess that's okay. I'm just glad I made it through this. I was so happy and relieved on the way home because it was over. And I didn't even have to do the essay part, thank goodness.

Getting out of a comfort zone is hard work. It was so nice to come home and plop down in front of one of my classic TV show DVDs with my supper (that's my normal evening routine). Tonight it was "The Dick Van Dyke Show." I only have the first season, which I've been watching through, and I really like it. It's not corny, like "Gilligan's Island" or "The Addams Family." But it doesn't make me seriously laugh like "I Love Lucy" or "The Andy Griffith Show." It's funny, but not extremely funny. There was an episode I watched the other day, though, that was hilarious. The funniest one I've seen so far. It was called "Punch Thy Neighbor," and one scene was the best. Because of several unfortunate accidents, a few of the main characters end up with bandages on their noses. Rob's neighbor, Jerry, thinks that Rob has hit his wife Laura, especially when he comes in to see Rob all worked up because he's just tripped over a toy in the floor. So Jerry does some interesting karate type moves and ends up sitting on Rob to keep him from hurting anyone else. I wish I could find a picture of the scene, but I can't.

Laura: "Rob, are you alright?"
Rob: "Ugh, there's...there's a pressing pain on my chest."
Jerry: "What's the pain feel like, boy?"
Rob: "It feels like a 180 pound dentist sitting on me."

Rob: "Listen to the tone of my voice."
Jerry: "Yes, I can hear it. I can hear you."
Rob: "I'm alright. The only problem I have right now is respiratory. Now will you please get off my lungs?"

Until next time,
Kristin (missvintagegirl)