Well, whatever was in those muffins wore off and today I'm like a zombie--crabby, hungry and kind of head-achy. No smart cardigan sweater and earrings today, instead I'm sporting a t-shirt with a hole in the right armpit. Don't worry, I'll change into something presentable before I leave the house later.
I've told you before how we love zombies at Chez Green Girl.
Last weekend Mr. D and I rented Zombieland. I'm not going to lie to you, reader. It was AWESOME. Part road-trip movie (think Thelma and Louise), part great comedy (think Caddyshack) with ZOMBIES added in for extra fun. Zombies are funny because they don't emote like vampires or make you feel pity like werewolves or mutants. They're soulless, ravenous, flesh-eating machines. They have all the personality of a common housefly, so when they attack en masse and Woody Harrelson mows them down with semiautomatic weapons, it's pretty hilarious. Especially when he yells lines like, "It's time to nut up or shut up!" Yes, I will say that my entire life now.
The gore was campy and overdone so it wasn't gross like a lot of horror movies--the fake blood was fakey, the special effects were circa 1967. (I can't even watch movies like Scream, I'm that faint of heart.) The point wasn't to scare you or draw out suspense. Zombieland is a film about finding family and acceptance in a harsh and lonely world. Really.
Columbus, our hero, survives because he adheres to a strict system of rules. (#1 Cardio. #2 Double-tap. #3 Beware of bathrooms. #4 Wear seatbelts.) The real message of Zombieland is Rule #32 Enjoy the little things.
I've been thinking about that all week. Here's my list for today:
1. the smell of lilacs
2. a coupon for free sub sandwiches
3. hearing another mom tell me how sweet Mr. B is
4. Mr. G's hugs first thing in the morning
5. going out for beers with the Happyland PTA moms and talking about fun things, like summer vacations and favorite i-pod tunes
6. hearing a baseball game on the radio
7. the ping when the bat hits the baseball and sends it soaring into the outfield
8. crabapple trees in full bloom
9. a clean bathroom
10. sharp pencils
Spill it, reader. What little things are you enjoying today?