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Thursday, January 10th, 2013
Just a quick post to share the exciting news. Wreck-It Ralph is nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film. However, we probably won’t be going, as Phil wrote the screenplay. Most likely it will just be the director (good friend Rich Moore) and producer Clark Spencer.
Nevertheless, it was an exciting piece of news to wake up to.
Golden Globes are Sunday. And, similar to the Oscars situation, Phil won’t be going. However, we are going to one of the official post-award parties. Which doesn’t start until 9 pm–which is right around my bedtime. But it’s great, really. I mean, who wants to sit in an uncomfortable theatre when you could watch the awards from your couch, all dressed up, with babies and a cat drooling on you?
Friday, November 9th, 2012
Just a fun, light post of our Halloween here in LA.
We had friends who came in from Brooklyn for the Wreck-It Ralph premiere and got stuck because of Hurricane Sandy. More kids=more pumpkins to carve!
Yup. That’s Fia’s Dad (below). My husband. Looking, well, very Jack White.
Our friends who actually loaned us our costumes! John, Henrik and Jenny Strauss.
Fia at her preschool Halloween party with friend Cece…and her little brother Emmett the cutest pumpkin of all!
She was a butterfly….
With best friend Teddy comparing candy bags…
Friday, November 2nd, 2012
Okay, I’m biased, but the movie Phil has worked on for over 3 years is officially out this weekend. Wreck-It Ralph hits theaters Friday afternoon. Phil’s credits include Story By and Screenplay By.
When I saw the movie a few weeks ago, I was truly blown away by the complexity of the story and the worlds that he created. There are Wreck-It-Ralph posters all over this city. Every time we pass one, Fia yells, “Look Mama! It’s Wreck-it-Ralph! Daddy’s movie!” I love that she will always have this as something her Dad did, starting when she was in my belly.
Fingers and toes are crossed for a stellar box office weekend. I’m thinking for all those going stir-crazy in your homes back east, this is a perfect break from it all! So if you have nothing else to do…grab your kids, your friends, your spouse, and go! It’s a four-quadrant movie, which means it appeals to all audiences. And in case you’re wondering, the reviews are stellar. A.O. Scott of the NY Times gave it 5 out of 5. Magnificent!
And just in case you needed a garbage can on the beach in Santa Monica…we have one for you!
Or, if you need entertained on the NYC Subway (pre-flood/Hurricane)…
My cousins at Disney World last week… yes, there are Wreck it Ralph bags! And all sorts of other
crap things. Come on! It’s Disney! What did you expect?
Should you ever want to pixelate your face….
Categories: Fearless Feisty Mama, Fia Friday, Mom Situations, Must Read | Tags: Box Office, Cedar Rapids, Disney, Disney Animation, Hurricane Sandy, Movie, Phil Johnston, screenplay, Wreck It Ralph
Thursday, November 1st, 2012
Whew. What a week. The Wreck-It Ralph movie premiere. A Hurricane. Halloween. The official release of the movie on Friday. So here it all is in pictures, starting with Part 1. The Premiere on Monday night:
Phil on the red carpet
Phil and I with Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz (voiced by John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman, respectively)
Good friends Elliott, Emerson and Agatha pose with Ralph and Vanellope von Schweetz.
Me and my bestie, Pamela Thomas. Her girls are Elliott and Emerson (pictured above this one). They flew out for the premiere from Brooklyn. They lost their dad to pancreatic cancer two years ago. Phil is their “Movie Dad.”
Good friend Agatha (left) helps light up an already hot red carpet.
Phil being interviewed on the carpet.
Fia rocking it out to Owl City’s “When Can I See You Again” music video from the movie.
Phil and Fia right before we head off to Premiere.
Categories: Fearless Feisty Mama, Fia Friday, Milestone Monday, Mom Situations, Mom Tricks and Tips | Tags: Disney, Disney Animation, hollywood, John C. Reilly, Movie, movie premiere, Phil Johnston, Sarah Silverman, screenwriter, Vanellope, Vanellope von Schweetz, Wreck It Ralph
Friday, May 25th, 2012
Well, we did it. The four of us took a road trip (read about the prep).
“Fun” is a relative word in motherhood. But even so, yes, it was fun. Not to be confused with relaxing or restful. Especially the last day–ill-planned–that put us in the car for 6+ hours in the desert heat. My poor babes were such troopers. All that matters is we survived and that yes, Fia had fun. And we had fun watching her have fun. That’s how I think I’ll define vacation from now on. (Em just chilled…)
Getting Ready To Roadtrip
In line at Disney
On Dumbo with Dad
Cooling Off at Hotel
Joshua Tree at 102-degrees
Begging Fia to sleep on car ride home....Nope.
Categories: Fearless Feisty Mama, Fia Friday | Tags: amusement park, amusement park lines, Disney, Dumbo, fun, hotel, lines, relaxing, toddler, vacation