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Me and Jenny Were Like Peas and Carrots

Couples. In pop-culture, in nature and in life, there have been many famous and favorite pairs that have surpassed the hands of time, making the ‘favorite lists’ of both young and old.

Yesterday as I was walking through the mall, doing some early Christmas shopping, a lot of window browsing, and little people watching, the idea of couples and pairs popped into my head. It could have been because everywhere I looked, everything and everyone I saw seemed to be surrounded by  another half, an equal and balancing counterpart. Some things just belong together:  the man dressed to the nines in a high-power business suit talking stocks and trades (or whatever high-power business suit wearing men talk about) in his bluetooth WHILE writing an email on his Blackberry (side note-not the best thing to do while crossing a busy downtown street if you don’t want to become a hood ornament), the mother of four kids chasing after her little rugrats, diaper bag the size of Texas in one hand, decked-out stroller in the other and an oh so cute elderly couple walking hand-in-hand while casually strolling through the stores, still very much in love after all of their years together.

Yep. Some things just go together like, well, peanut butter and jelly, a Nicholas Sparks book and a box of tissues, a brisk December day and a nice cup of hot cocoa.

 This whole idea of couples and pairs got to think: what are some of my favorite couplings of all time? Are there any pairings that don’t go together so well? Is two really better than one? Below is a list of some of my favorite pairs of all time as well as those which I think are better off alone than together. I also thought it would fun to include those couples and/or pairs that may not be so common but that I find to be pretty darn amazing (and which I double-dog dare you to give a try).

My favorite pairs of all time:

Milk and cookies

The Milwaukee Brewers and I (We’re kind of a package deal)

Late night and Letterman

Charlie Brown and Snoopy

Long runs and an i-pod

Rainy days and a good book (Or a sunny day. Or a windy day.Or a snowy day. Or, well, basically any kind of day and a good book)

Movies and popcorn

Love and the feel-weak-in-the-knees-homerun-butterflies-in-your-stomach feeling

Christmas and the magical giving spirit

Ben & Jerry

Photographs and irreplaceable/long-lasting memories

Jeans and a t-shirt

Best friends and belly laughs

Green and Gold

Family/friends and bear hugs

Camping and s’mores/puggie pies

Prayer and possibility

Pairs that are better off single:

The Cubbs and/or Cardinals and I (also excepted here: any team OTHER than the Brewers and I, but especially the aforementioned teams)

Donald Trump and a good hairpiece–Talk about fly-aways 😉

Pizza and ranch dressing (blek!)

Late nights and early mornings

Dogs and sweaters (or booties, jackets, hats and/or any other piece of clothing you’d pull out of your own closet)

Meat and loaf (meatloaf-who was the wacky person who thought making meat into a loaf was a genius idea? In my opinion, the only thing that should be in loaf-form is bread…sorry mom)

Socks and sandals

Justin Bieber and multi-platinum records. Awards.CD’s. A nail polish line?

Out-of-the-shoe-box pairs I swear by (that you have to try!)

High tops and knee socks

Paperclips and jewelry

Peanut butter and pickle sandwiches

Scrambled eggs and maple syrup (I know what you’re thinking but it is soooooo good!)

Ice cream and saltine crackers (a staple my great-grandpa swore by…the epitamy of salty and sweet!)

I guess in some cases, two is really better than one. And one ‘two’ that is most definitely better than one…cookie dough and ice cream. Speaking of which, I better get going because I have a pint of the scrumptious stuff sitting on the counter and it’s calling my name  🙂

I hope you have a great rest of your first day of December!

Question of the day: What are some of your favorite pairs?

Things I Miss About Being 13

Ahh to be 13 again…

A time when you’ve graduated from being a kid, but not quite a bonified adult yet. An age of innocence, of awkwardness, of discovery and excitement. When I was 13, I remember thinking that 20, or  being in my 20’s, was soooo old, ancient even. Now, I can’t help but laugh at that fact. I still feel so young, despite where I am in my life and everything that I have accomplished thus far. I think maybe the reason I feel so young is because there is still so much that I want to see and do and experience. I love being an adult, I really do, but there are still a lot of things about being a kid, or teenager, that were pretty darn great.

1. The magical deliciousness that was Pop Rocks.

2.TGIF: When Friday night TV was actually good! Who could forget Boy Meets World, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Step By Step, Dinosaurs (not the baby! Not the baby!), Family Matters and Full House?

3. Flare Jeans, Chuck Taylors, butterfly hair clips and hot pink nail polish (I have no fashion sense now and apparently, I didn’t back then haha)

4. Being oblivious to the weather.

5. Looking forward, not looking back.

6. Blanket forts. Tree forts. Leaf forts. Snow forts

7. Spending summer nights catching fireflies in my backyard.

8. Gel Pens.

9. Still being considered a ‘kid’ when getting tickets to the movies, theme parks, zoos, etc. (discounted prices, baby!)

10. Being clueless about being clueless.

11. When going ‘out’ meant eating lunch with my said ‘boyfriend’, holding his hand, and having my parents drive us to the movies or roller skating rink (can I get a WHAT-WHAT for High Roller!?)

12. Still being naive to think that the world was a great place, full of many adventures and possibilities, and that nothing bad could ever happen. Not to say that the world isn’t a great place, it just is a little more complicated than I once thought.

13. Fishing trips with my dad.

14. Mad baking sessions with my mom.

15. LiveStrong bracelets.

16. Lisa Frank trapper keepers.

17. Being able to eat anything I wanted without feeling an ounce of guilt (although I try to not let that stop me now).

18. Just at the cut-off mark for being able to order off the kids’ menu–which by the way, I have a dino-sized bone to pick. I mean, how else am I going to get a coloring sheet, free cookie and my chicken nugget fix from time to time? I seriously think restaurants need to start rethinking their adult menus and make a few adjustments…at least the free cookie.

19. Life staring me boldly in the face…and me staring right  back.

20. My Grandma Hansen–one of the best ladies I knew and will ever know

21. Epic Super Soaker battles

22. Car pooling to school with one miss Britney Doyle (and the endless amounts of Big Apple Bagels we would devour)

23. Thinking that going to bed at midnight was late.

24. Being attached to the hip by my best friends Keri and Jenna…my sistas from anotha mista, then and forever!

25. Endless possibilities.

Even though I may not be 13 anymore, doesn’t mean I can’t live like I’m 13 every once in a while, nor should it prevent you from doing the same. I believe that there is an inner 13-year-old dork inside of all of us and from time to time, it is quite all right to let him or her out. Have a water gun fight with your friends, make a date to bake some cookies with your mom, check out old reruns of Boy Meets WOrld on YouTube and gosh darn it, go and buy yourself an ice cream sundae…and eat every last bite. It is important to not take life too seriously and remember to have fun every once in a while. Make sure that twenty years from now when you look back at this time in your life, you have a giant list of things you ‘miss about being…’, just like I have right now.

Have a great Friday guys!

Question of the day? What do you miss most about being 13?

Top 10 Harry Potter Moments

As I promised in my last post, here are my top 10 favorite Harry Potter moments (not including the last film…I didn’t want to give anything away for those of you who haven’t seen or read the final movie/book). Now this was one of the toughest lists I’ve ever had to compile.  How  do you possibly go through 10 years of amazing memories and pick only  10?

Some of you will completely disagree with the ones I chose, but  that’s alright.  I want you to pick some of your own favorites and add to  the list!

10. Harry, Ron and Hermione meet for the first time on the Hogwarts Express–Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHsqBiAiR5c&NR=1

Their personalities are set in stone from the very start!  This is one of  the funniest scenes in the entire first film.  Ron and Hermione immediately  form a disliking for each other that obviously changes over the years.  Who  can forget Ron’s attempt at magic and Hermione cooly pointing out the fact that  Ron has dirt on his face.  The chemistry between these three future  superstars was instant and we’ve loved them together ever since.

9. The Take Down of Professor Umbridge–Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3ZwTgOu6wg

We were waiting for this scene from the beginning of Harry Potter and the  Order of the Phoenix when awful Professor Umbridge walked through that  door.  Who can forget when she made poor Professor Trelawny leave?! I thought I had one or two bad teachers in the past but this women takes the cake. She was down right wretched!  The Weasley twins give her exactly what’s coming to  her.  This is one of my favorite funny scenes which shows evil Umbridge, a woman who craves order, thrown into the  utmost chaos.  She doesn’t deal with it very well, does she? High five goes out to George and Fred!

8. Voldemort’s back!–Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPBkcMNnwX4

I think one of the scariest scenes in the Harry Potter series is this graveyard  scene.  Not only is it Harry’s first direct contact with the evil Lord Voldemort, it’s  also the scene where we find out that everything will change for Harry.  Voldemort  goes through quite the ordeal to reinstate his humanly form – up until that  point, he had to rely on other people to live (and how creepy was he?!)  This scene marks a changing  point for the wizarding world.

7. Harry’s First Quiditch Match–Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

http://www.moviefanatic.com/videos/harrys-first-quidditch-match/

It is one thing to picture the amazeballs game of Quidditch when reading the books for the first time, but actually seeing it played out on screen is another thing entirely; it is completely magical. Harry Potter’s natural  talent on the Qudditch field is awesome to watch. Talk about a way to make  yourself popular right away – win a quidditch match for your house. Makes me want to pick up a broom and head out on to the Quidditch pitch right now! Who’s with me?

6. Ron Loves Hermione!–Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

http://www.moviefanatic.com/videos/ron-calls-for-hermione/

Awww! I loved this moment! I (and you did too, don’t lie now) waited for this moment for so long!  Finally Ron admits his feelings for  Hermione, chasing away silly Lavender and her “won won” nonesense.  The best  line is when Hermione is trying to defend her relationship with Ron to his  girlfriend Lavender.  She doesn’t have any legs to stand on when she boldly  announces that she’s his….friend.  Great comeback Hermione!  All  ends well – we get rid of Lavender and Hermione finally knows how Ron feels  about her.  Sadly, Ron doesn’t remember anything when he fully awakes.

5. The Prophecy–Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z80m72CduKA

Deep inside the Department of Mysteries in the Hall of Prophecies, Harry comes upon a crystal sphere with his name on it. As he touches it we hear, “The one with the power to vanquish the Dark Lord approaches… For neither can live while the other survives.” Harry realizes that this prophecy is referring to Voldemort and himself.We all suspected it, but this moment confirms that Harry is the “Chosen One” and he is the only one who will be able to defeat Voldemort in the end. Epic moment. Epic.

4. Harry Makes His First Protronus–Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban

http://www.moviefanatic.com/videos/harry-produces-a-patronus/

We first catch a glimpse of what Harry is capable of–Harry really lets it all go, unleashing his powers for the first time in this scene – and Harry  doesn’t even know he’s actually doing it!  At first,  Harry thinks his father has returned from the grave to help him.  He soon  realizes that, through time travel, he is watching himself summon the powerful  patronus that saves Sirius’ life. Go on with yo bad self Harry! “Expecto Patronum!!”

3.  Sirius Black is Harry’s Godfather–Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=przrDvWk4V4&feature=related

Throughout ‘Prisoner of Azkaban’ we are made to believe that Sirius Black is a murderous lunatic and partly responsible for the death of James and Lily Potter. In the end, however, we discover that he was framed by Peter Pettigrew… and he is actually Harry’s godfather.Harry has grown without being able to turn to his parents for guidance, but finding out that Sirius is his godfather and also his father’s best friend fills the void. And how cool of a godfather was he, am I right?

2. Hermione’s Got one wicked upper-cut–Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban

http://www.moviefanatic.com/videos/hermione-punches-draco/

Draco finally gets what’s coming to him from the determined girl he decides to  mess with by calling a Mudblood.  But Hermione is stronger than she looks  and in this hilarious scene, makes sure Draco is put right back in his  place.  Draco cowers like a little baby and runs away when Hermione punches  him square in the face.  Amazing! It’s a great case of bullied against  bully – and the right side wins!  One of the best things to happen in the  entire series, for surely.  You go girlfriend! Although remember violence is NOT the answer kids!   Well perhaps sometimes…

And my number one moment…so far…

1. This is where it all began–Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

http://www.moviefanatic.com/videos/harry-learns-hes-a-wizard/

There is no other scene that can possibly top Harry finding out he’s a wizard  and having his life change forever.  The big guy himself aka Hagrid visits Harry and his family  while they are trying to escape the madness.  Finally, Hagrid finds them  and tells Harry he’s a wizard.  Hagrid: “You’re a wizard, Harry.”   Harry: “I’m a what?”  It’s the start of something truly great.  Eight  films and 10 years later, Harry Potter is still inspiring kids and adults alike to once again believe in the power of magic!

Note: I have so so so so many other favorite moments in the Harry Potter series and like I said before, it was like pulling teeth trying to come up with just 10. The final film and book of course have some unforgettable moments that will be making the list…you will just have to go and see the movie or read the book to find out 😉

I hope you enjoyed my top 10 moments. Please feel free to add some of yours in the comments section. I would love to hear them!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 hit theaters TODAY!!!! So what are you waiting for…go and see an unbelievable end to an unbelievable series.

 

 

 

 

The End of An Era

Well guys, the end is finally here. Is is a moment that I have waited in anticipation for, yet at the same time, wished it would never come.

After 10 amazing years, one of the most remarkable and  memorable books of our generation is closing its final chapter with the very last installment of its film franchise, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II’ which opens tonight at midnight.

As most of you out there can probably agree, I am getting a little faklempt just thinking about it. I practically grew up with this magical (in more ways than one) book series. Afterall, I was only 13 when J.K. Rowling first introduced us to the Harry, Ron, Hermonie, Professor Dumbledore, Snape, Voldemort (oops, sorry, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named) and the rest of the illuminating characters she brought to life in Harry Potter. Who knew that a simple story about witches and wizards would grow to become one of the worlds most influential books of all time?

Miss Rowling truly created something out-of-this-world. She gave readers of all ages a reason to become excited about reading again. When once the major pass time of kids everywhere consisted of Mario Cart  matches and endless episodes of Sponge Bob, it had changed to sitting, and sometimes even with, dare I say it, their parents, on their comfy bean bag chair, expanding their minds and imaginations with a great page-turner. Rowling managed to pull off this feat by combining the classic themes of ‘Good vs Evil’ with characters and themes that everyone can relate to. I can’t speak for everyone, but there is, of course, the secret wish that you are special, that you are different, that you are destined for more than an ordinary life — and Harry and his friends are. If anything, these books send a  message of the importance of friendship, love, determination, loyalty and that no matter who you are or where you come from, you can do great things.

My Harry Potter Collection has got its own bookshelf 🙂

Over the years, the excitement of a new book or film release has hit fans around the world, creating pandemonium and excitement beyond belief. I myself experienced and participated in such wonderful chaos….I have waited in lines that seemed to go on for miles to purchase a copy of a newly released book, hot off the press. I have attended Barnes & Nobles Potter release parties, complete with costumes, cupcakes, games and readings. It was here that I came in contact with my very first Berti Bott’s Ever Flavor Jelly Bean (and it is true what they say…DO NOT eat the vomit and/or boogar beans…they really taste as titled…ick!. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve stayed up till midnight to see the premiere screening of the films, have read and re-read each installment of the books and have held Potter marathons (complete with homemade butterbeer). I even made the pilgrimage down to every Harry Potter fan’s mecca…Universial Theme Park’s new Wizarding World of Harry Potter (which is amazeballs btw! Everyone should make a trip at least once in their life to see it, fan or no fan (if you weren’t a fan before, you will surely become one after leaving this park). Every little detail was taken into consideration when creating this one-of-a-kind park, everything from the food to the costumes to the rides and stores; It was literally like walking into the books or onto the set of the films…incredible! I am already planning my return trip 🙂

Hogsmeade Village was truly magical!

All Aboard the Hogwarts Express!

 

Hagrid's hut. I was hoping to catch a glimpse of the big guy but no such luck.

 

The castle was my favorite part! They did an outstanding job of designing it to resemble the infamous wizarding school 🙂

 

Can I interest anyone in a butterbeer? SOOO yummy 🙂

 

Those darn Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans (and when they say every flavor, they mean every flavor). Great when you are lucky enough to land a Cherry or Pina Colada but not so much when you pick out Dirt or Vomit. Gross!

 

Suffice it to say, I am a fan.Yes, I am 24 and I am a Harry Potter fan (atic) but can you blame me? If you haven’t read these books before, HOW COME?! HAVE YOU LIVED ON THE MOON FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS? Sorry, just got a bit excited there for a moment. But seriously. Go. Go right now. Stop reading this awesome blog and run out to your library or local bookstore and get a copy of every book in the series, starting with HP and the Sorcerer’s Stone (the first in the series) and not stopping till you turn the last page of HP and the Deathly Hallows (the last). You will forever be changed. Plus, you will want to catch up so that you are ready for the last film opening up tonight. At midnight. Did I mention that the last movie was opening tonight? Sorry, I guess I am just a bit excited.

For those of you who are Potter fans, I am sure that you have stumbled upon these websites before. If not, check them out. They are pretty cool (and a great way to pass a very looooooooonnggggg day at work–not that I do that but…). J.K. Rowling also just recently announced that coming next fall, there will an even bigger and better site all-things Harry Potter called Pottermore which I am SO…already a member of haha.

http://www.pottermore.com/

http://www.mugglenet.com/

http://www.the-leaky-cauldron.org/

http://www.hp-lexicon.org/index-2.html

To commemorate this very bittersweet occasion, look for my next post where I will be sharing with you all my favorite Harry Potter moments. It is something muggles and non-muggles alike will enjoy 🙂

Now if only I knew how to disapparate…

 

7 Things

1. When putting on my spring jacket to head off to work this morning (YES! I think I can finally trade in my Eskimo parka for the season…at least I am hoping so. You never can fully put away the winter apparel in Wisconsin because as soon as you do, you’re hit with frigid temps and a yard full of the fluffy white stuff), I noticed an ice cream stain on the front pocket from when my mom and I went to Kopps the last time she came to visit. I have to admit, I got a little homesick. And hungry for some Kopps custard. And a little disgusted because the ice cream stain was all crusty and gross.

2. I opened a new bottle of toothpaste today and it made me very happy.

3. Over the past week, I have smooshed over 9, count ’em, 9 spiders in my apartment. Tis not a lie, I would never hurt a fly, but spiders are a whole other bag of beans. YICK!

4. Cleaning out one of my kitchen drawers last night I found 3 rock hard gummy bears, a couple of plastic drink umbrellas, a coupon for Pringles that expired January 31 and some nails. Clearly I don’t go open that drawer very much. 

5. Doug is the best. Cartoon. Ever. No, seriously. It is. I mean you’ve got your Doug, your Skeeter, your Patty Mayonnaise and of course you can’t forget everyone’s favorite dog…Pork Chop! How could you go wrong with a line-up like that? I recently discovered that it’s back on TV on an amazing channel dedicated solely to classic 90’s Nickelodeon shows, you know, back when Nick actually had awesomely awesome shows –think Clarissa Explains it All, Salute Your Shorts, Are You Afraid of the Dark, Alex Mac, and All That, to name just a few.

6. To the  man who insists on sitting next to me EVERYDAY on the bus ride home: I am sure you are a very nice person and I don’t want to be mean, but you smell like cigarettes and feet. Either take a shower or plop yourself on another bench. Please and thank you.

7. It’s Friday which means I have a much-needed, and terribly over-due hot date with my TiVo, a comfy couch and a lot of junk food.

Have a great weekend guys!

9 Things I am Loving Today

9. The Sun.

Because there is nothing better than waking up to the cheerful sounds of birds chirping right out side your window, the smell of freshly toasted strawberry Pop-Tarts (frosted of course), and the sun beaming down on the world below. Walking down the streets of Milwaukee today on my way to work was simply beautiful. It has been raining here for what seems like the past eon so this is most definitely a welcomed change. There is just something about the sun shining that puts a little pep in everyone’s step, a smile on their faces and a little joy in their hearts.  🙂

8. Proverbs.  Because a little heavenly wisdom is always a good thing.

7. My outrageous and amazeballs LipSmacker collection.

Because who doesn’t want to walk around all day long with lips that taste like Dr. Pepper, Strawberry Watermelon, Orange Creamsicle, Berry Berry Bonanza and my favorite…Sugar Cookie Craving. When I was growing up, I had a whole shoebox full of these little guys. I remember trading them with my best friends, each of us trying to out-LipSmack the other with the newest and coolest. I had LipSmacker chapstick, LipSmacker lip gloss, LipSmacker lip balm and who could forget..LipSmacker key chains. Those were the best; you could walk around and flash your LipSmacker bling just by hooking it on to your Trapper Keeper, fanny pack and/or Caboodle purse. Sadly, I do not have near the amount that I used to–there have been many a casualty including: forgetting to take them out of my pants pocket before throwing them in the wash, forgetting to take them out of the car before the heat of the summer sun turned them into candle wax, forgetting to keep them high enough so that the dog couldn’t eat them (they were just too tasty for poor old Shadow to resist), and simply forgetting where I put them. Slowly but surely however, I am rebuilding my stock. And they will be stronger. And better. And faster. Six Million Dollar Man…meet your competition. 

6. Britney.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzU9OrZlKb8

Because who CAN’T just help but get up and dance your bootay off to this song. Love her or hate her, this girl can crank out some serious music. I was listening to this little gem on my i-pod on the drive to work this morning and am afraid I might have scared the drivers next to me. I bet they were just jealous of my mad skills. My advice to those who like this tune…check out the remix featuring Ke$ha and Nikki Minaj. You’ll want to listen to this jam “Till the World Ends.”

5. My new Uniball Signo 207 Pen.

Because this it THE. BEST. PEN. I have ever written with. We just got a new stack at work today and I couldn’t help myself to testing one of these puppies out. As noted in the above picture, it rocks! It rolls, it glides, it moves across the paper with an effortless motion that will make you want to cry. No more hand cramps or pen bleeding or drying up of ink…no siry Bob. Not with my new best friend here. I think this is the start to a beautiful and long-lasting friendship (or at least until it runs out of juice).

4. Something Borrowed.

 

Because who doesn’t like a good story about friendship and love (with a little backstabbing thrown in for good measure). This is one of my all-time favorite books by one of my favorite authors, Emily Giffin. It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you cry, it’ll make you think back on your own past or current relationships that you’ve had or have. I just finished rereading this great book for the third time in anticipation of…get this…the MOVIE!!! I am so excited! It comes out today and I have already got my ticket. I know it probably wasn’t the  best idea to read the book right before going to see the flick (I don’t know how many times I have done this with Lord of the Rings, Twilight, Harry Potter, Lovely Bones, Water For Elephants, etc. and have walked away disappointed with the film. Not because it was necessarily a bad movie, just because it wasn’t as great as the book–which they never are). But if my man John Krasinski is in it, it can’t be bad. John if you happen to be reading this, I love you.

3. PotBelly’s.

Because who doesn’t want to eat one of the most amazing, delicious, scrumptious, tasty, mouth-watering, yummy-makes-you-want-to-get-a-potbelly-because-they-are-so-good sandwiches! I had  my first taste of this great sandwich shop a few years ago and was so excited to hear that there was one located just a few blocks from work (guess where I go where everybody now knows my name for lunch…and sometimes dinner…and sometimes lunch and dinner). Today I got the turkey on wheat and man O man was it D-LISH! I even worked my magic with the guy behind the counter and he threw in an extra pickle (flirting 101:always know when to pull out the big guns).

2. Milwaukee Brewer Cookies.

Because who doesn’t like cookies. In the shape of Brewer baseballs and bats and gloves and ball fields. They are almost too cute to eat. Almost. I stopped by the Milwaukee Public Market on my way back from lunch today and had more than enough room to squeeze these in for dessert. LOVE. THEM.

And my number one thing I am loving today…

1. It’s. FRIDAY.

‘Nuff said.

Have a great weekend everybody!

If You Build It, They Will Come

Well it’s here, folks. The day we have waited for all year long (okay, maybe not you, but I know I certainly have)…the opening day of the baseball season! I am so excited!! There is something so refreshing about opening day; it’s a new beginning, a clean slate for every team, a chance to show what they have been training for and working towards the past four or five months. Plus, it also kind of sort of the start to summer (kind of sort of  being the key words here, especially when you live in Wisconsin where we can’t rule out the possibility of the four letter S word (snow) until maybe June. )

Either way, I am sooo excited!!

In honor of today being baseball’s opening day, I thought I would share with you some of my all-time favorite baseball flicks. If you haven’t seen these classics (or if it has been a while), I highly recommend that you go out and NetFlix, On-Demand, or Blockbuster these as soon as you can…after you’re done watching the big game of course.

I will start with number 15 favorite and work my way to number 1.

15. Major League-Charlie Sheen was winning in this one (sorry, I couldn’t help myself). 

 

 

 

 

14. Mr. 3000-Filmed at Miller Park! How cool is that?!

 

 

 

13. The Natural-Classic!

 

 

 

 

12. The Sandlot-The Beast

 

 

 

 

11. Bad News Bears-I want a coach like this!

 

 

 

 

10. Hardball-Have your tissues handy for this one…it’s a tear jerker.

 

 

 

 

9. Rookie of the Year– I used to wish to break my arm just so that I could throw like him.

 

 

 

 

8. Angels in the Outfiled-I still refer to the moon as God’s thumb nail because of this movie.

 

 

 

 

7. The Rookie– Such an inspirational story!

 

 

 

 

6. Summer Catch-My guilty pleasure baseball movie (and can you blame me…Freddy Prince Jr? In a baseball uniform? Yes please 🙂 )

 

 

 

 

5. For Love of the Game-Kevin Costner is the God of all baseball movies.

 

 

 

 

4. Benchwarmers-Pee your pants funny 🙂

 

 

 

 

3. Fever Pitch-Almost makes me want to  like the Red socks…almost.

 

 

2. A League of Their Own – “There’s no crying, there’s no crying in baseball!”

 

 

 

 

 

and finally…

drum roll please….

1. Field of Dreams-I could watch this movie on repeat and never, ever get tired of it! In fact, I have done so many a time 🙂 

Question of the day: What is your all-time favorite baseball movie?

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