Zack Siler is the popular guy with the popular girl, Taylor Vaughn. Things take a turn for the worse when Zack is dumped by Taylor and talked into a bet with his friend Dean, to try and take any girl at the school and get her to be prom queen instead. The girl chosen is Laney Boggs, a girl interested in art and a few other people in her life but considered “scary” and “inaccessible” by Zack. All the same, the bet is made.
The usual formula follows suit. Zack edges in, Laney hesitates, the two start to fall for each other, with Zack developing real feelings and lamenting the bet.
I’ve seen these types of movies before and generally don’t mind them. I guess even this one I didn’t “mind,” but I like most other teen movies I’ve seen more.
A common thread you’ll find in movies like this is the one getting the makeover (not always a girl) is convinced to ditch their glasses and wear contacts instead. I never fully understood why and still don’t. Well, this movie adds tweezing eyebrows to the list. Bleh. One could make a case for how the movies put too much emphasis on the outer appearance while we as the audience at the same time are asked to appreciate the inner beauty of said person. Despite that, I can name some movies I’ve watched and enjoyed with such a trait.
However, this movie did feel…disjointed. For instance, when the bet is made, no terms are actually made but at the end, you find out what they are. The reason Laney gets popular isn’t because of any endearing traits of hers so much as she’s not the snobby Taylor. Certain scenes seemed to be missing a link or lead into why they turned out the way they did, and the chemistry and connection between Zack and Laney feels like had a beginning and an end but not a middle, that was saved for Laney dressing up pretty and them going to a party where they were largely not in each other’s presence.
A minor thing I liked was that Laney wears a Loteria shirt:
Screenshot taken from Netflix.
Tekken 7 announced: http://www.aol.com/video/tekken-7-announced/518316459/
No trailer, just a logo and bare bones info (will be on Unreal Engine 4).
The Smoky Mo’s at Stone Oak Parkway and Evans is now open. Here are two pictures I took during my visit there Sunday.
I could not find a good picture of just the playground for Stone Oak Park so went there myself to see it since it is nearby.
Thank you to my friends who have posted about this issue. Maybe I didn’t say or do anything when you posted it, but I took note and tonight, I finally set aside some time to make some phone calls and read up on what I can do. Reddit has provided two handy links for calling the FCC and Congress and those links led me to a page titled “Net Neutrality: So … Now What?,” which is exactly what I had been looking for.
And so comes the next step. Spreading the word. All of these pages are on freepress.net.
Here is the page with the FCC numbers:
Here is the page to look up Congress numbers:
Here is the “Now What?” page:
One of my favorite websites regarding baby sleep help is called Troublesome Tots run by Alexis Dubief. Through her Facebook page, she recommended this book (not sleep-related), Duct Tape Parenting: A Less Is More Approach to Raising Respectful, Responsible, and Resilient Kids, on sale for $2 on Kindle a few days ago.
The book was a good read. The general idea is to back off and let kids be themselves while helping them learn - to minimize your own interference like bossing around, yelling, correcting, “being a maid”, those types of things. I am only a first-time mom with a 10-month old daughter, but I felt it was good food for the thought for the future of my daughter.
Here are the parts I highlighted during my read:
If these same kids are going to make decisions about how I will be treated as an incontinent, toothless ninety-year-old, I want them to have fond memories of me.
Think about your child. You may have a label or two. Try to look at the label in a more positive light.
-A sassy child is a future entertainer.
-A bossy child is a future teacher.
-A noodler is a future stress-management consultant.
-A defiant child is a future civil rights attorney.
-A hyper child is a future teacher.
-A questioning child is a future innovator.
If the kids are very young, simply watch your tendency to jump in, maneuver, help, or direct the child.
Here is my Training Mantra - Acknowledge, Build, Teach, Maintain
Saying “So Long” to the brilliant Bob Hoskins today - Who Framed Roger Rabbit has always been one of my favorite movies, I watched it so much as a kid I’d mute the TV and say all of the lines (I bet I still can! I shouldn’t… I will).
So long, Mr Valiant - and thank you <3
Eddie: "You mean you could’ve taken your hand out of that cuff at any time?"
Roger: "No, not at any time. Only when it was funny."