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Sunday, August 18, 2013

My Top Ten Competition Movies

I have realized that I absolutely love competition movies. Some of these movies scenes have been playing in my brain for a long time because I watched over and over as a child. Some of them are new to me and am thankful for the recommendations to watch them. Here is my list of top ten competition movies. Do you have a favorite?

1. Breakin (1984)
Chaka Khan Dance Scene Montage

2. Karate Kid (1984)
"Best Around" Fight Scene Montage

3. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun (1985)

4. American Anthem (1986)
American Anthem Trailer

5. Troop Beverly Hills (1989)
Cookie Time!

6. Cutting Edge (1992)
Final Routine Scene

7. The Mighty Ducks (1992)
The Mighty Ducks Trailer

8. Best In Show (2000)
Favorite Parker Posey Scene

9. Hunger Games (2011)
Katniss on Fire Scene - Tributes Entrance

10. Pitch Perfect (2012)
Final Bellas Performance

See more from VHI 15 Greatest Competition Movies of All Time!
VH1 List

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Seven Steps to Fried Green Tomatoes

1. Slice 1/4 inch thick.

2. Prepare batter in separate bowls (egg, flour, milk, corn meal or corn flour).

3. Season flour and corn meal with salt and pepper.

4. Batter them: egg then flour then milk then corn meal.

5. Fry them (10 minutes).

6. Drain and salt them.

7. Serve them with mustard sauce (3 tbsp mayonnaise, 1 tbsp Dijon mustard, 1 tbsp vinegar, 2 tsp sugar).

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Top Ten Places We've Found Molly

1. Working the front desk of the historic Natchez Eola Hotel in Mississippi.

2. Being held by the man who ran over her. (She was fine).

3. In the back of a police car wearing a Christmas t-shirt.

4. On a "found dog" poster.

5. Memorial Park in Bentoville, Arkansas.

6. #4 Lakeside Dr.

7. Front desk of the animal shelter.

8. Driving by in the back of a Jeep Cherokee.

9. Downtown Bentonville square.

10. Her house.

Our poodle since 2001.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Top Ten Games That Require Your Brain But Won't Make It Hurt!

Click on titles for game description.

1. Settlers of Catan (and all expansions)
I can't get enough of this game and love to teach it to any willing participants. I can't wait to teach it to my kids!

2. Pit
It gets your blood pumping and exercises your vocal cords. The vintage orange one is best.

3. Risk
A true all-nighter game that is imbedded with so many lessons on life and world domination.

4. Probe
One word - ADDICTIVE

5. Forbidden Island
The game where everyone is a team and you are competing against the fate of the game. Teamwork is the word.

6. Logo
Just plain fun, funny, and fabulous

7. Rook
My husband and I need some Rook partners if anyone is game. And, we play with the Red One!

8. Nertz
So many good memories about playing this game with dear friends. A multi-player kind of game. It's a blood pumper too.

9. Scattergories
This one is my personal favorite. If you get bored of their categories, just make up your own.

10. Memory
No description necessary - everyone knows this one. It's a childhood favorite that I am teaching my own children. We prefer the vintage 1980's edition for the pictures.