I have been a grandmother for 21 whole months now. I"m practically a pro! And even though my little Squish is across the country, we manage to Skype with him every week. It makes me sad that Eric and I don't get to see him day in and day out, but we have managed to maintain a relationship with him made easier by technology.Read More
Do you ever have a craving for a very specific flavor? I most certainly do.
I was making an Arroz con Pollo a few weeks ago, and as I started with the "sofrito," I remember thinking, "I can just stop right here. I could seriously just have sofrito for dinner."Read More
Warning: This post is going to be super newsy (see what I did there?) with lots of photos of our thoughts and experiences about Disney's NEWSIES on Tour. You NEWSIES fans will totally appreciate this.Read More
Imagine for a moment that you wrote and directed an Oscar®-winning animated film in 2003. Can you further imagine, what if, in 2013 you start thinking, "I wonder what happened to that character?" And is it even a good idea to revisit this when you can just sit back on your laurels?Read More
When I first saw the original trailers for Captain America: Civil War I was bummed. I mean, we all love the Avengers. But we love them united. Am I right?
I have to admit that I wasn't sure they could pull off an Avenger Civil War without turning one of the original heroes into a Really Bad Guy. So I kept my expectations low and let myself be surprised, pleasantly or otherwise.Read More
I often get distracted as I'm in the middle of telling a story and my go to disclaimer is,"but that's not important right now."
But my life is in session and there are lots of things that are important. So I keep a list of 'present participles' or Things That Are Important Right Now. That's just all a fancy way of saying, "the things I'm grateful for." But that's not important right now.Read More
Picture yourself in a room with two of the definitive Brain Trust Minds of Disney/Pixar as they do a Show & Tell type presentation of how they take a story to a storyboard to the screen.
After you pinch yourself and thank God for your charmed life, you sit up and pay attention with great interest, because, let's face it, these guys are Storytellers with a capital WOW. There's no danger of there ever being a dull moment in this presentation.Read More
This post is sponsored by Disney, Dolby Cinema, and AMC Prime. The nostalgia, experiences, and opinions are obviously very much my own.
I was 12 years old in 1967 and I still distinctly remember going to see the original Walt Disney Pictures' The Jungle Book. My brother took my 2 sisters and me to a drive-in to see this latest offering from Walt Disney Pictures. It was all the more poignant for us because it was the last animated feature that Walt himself worked on before he passed in late 1966.Read More