After taking a break from Netflix for several months, Jody and I signed back up again over the holidays. In addition to having a steady stream of movies that way, my sister brought a few movies with her to watch during her visit. As a result, I’ve seen my fair share of flicks lately. A few worth mentioning are “Crash” and “March of the Penguins” which I will write about in the two posts that follow.

I finally saw Crash this weekend. SYNOPSIS: A provocative, unflinching look at the complexities of racial conflict in America, CRASH is that rare cinematic event – a film that challenges audiences to question their own prejudices. Diving headlong into the diverse melting pot of post-9/11 Los Angeles, this compelling urban drama tracks the volatile intersections of a multi-ethnic cast, examining fear and bigotry from multiple perspectives as characters careen in and out of one another’s lives. No one is safe in the battle zones of racial strife. And no one is immune to the simmering rage that sparks violence – and changes lives… Wow. WhatRead More →

Carrie brought March of the Penguins with her on her visit to our house. She and I watched it together one night while Jody was out playing DnD, then Jody and I watched it again together a couple nights ago. Synopsis: Each winter, alone in the Antarctica, a truly remarkable journey takes place as it has done for millennia. Thousands of Emperor penguins abandon the deep blue security of their ocean home and clamber onto the frozen ice to begin their long journey into a region so bleak, so extreme, it supports no other wildlife at this time of year. In single file, the penguinsRead More →

I figured I’d snag this meme after seeing it over at True Blue Semi-Crunchy Mama (aka Running2Ks) and Knocked Up Vegan (aka Miriam). 4 Jobs I’ve had: Mother/homemaker Newsroom office manager Salesperson in the shoe dept. at K-mart Customer service rep at a bank 4 Movies I can watch over & over: Breakfast Club When Harry Met Sally The Princess Bride Napoleon Dynamite 4 Places I’ve Lived: Colorado Michigan Oklahoma (uh, that’s all) 4 Books I Love: Our Babies – Ourselves by Meredith Small The Bridge Across Forever by Richard Bach The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent 4 Shows:Read More →

Proposal would require Colorado employers to permit breastfeeding at work Under the proposal from Sen. Deanna Hanna (D-Lakewood), businesses would be required to set aside a “quiet, private” location for the process (breastfeeding) and would specifically exclude a toilet stall as a location for the breastfeeding. In addition, the measure calls for two separate 20-minute paid breaks for the new mother in addition to whatever lunch break is allowed. Sen. Deanna Hanna said, “It’s a simple accommodation (for businesses). It’s short-term. We all know people who smoke get those accommodations to leave the building for periods of time during the day and that’s part ofRead More →