When I was walking through baggage claim tonight in Terminal C at LaGuardia, I noticed a little boy — four or to five years of age, I’m guessin? — who was closely examining the wall-mounted water fountain.
His father stood patiently to one side as his son pushed the button again and again, seemingly fascinated by the stream of water he was summoning forth.
“That is so cool,” the boy said.
“It is really cool,” his dad replied.
And then we all smiled at each other and shared the moment, which was really cool, too.
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Tagged airplane, airport, children, dad, family, father, Humor, kids, life, really cool, sharing, Travel, water fountain
I have been an AMC Stubs member for three years.
During that time, I have spent $24 in membership fees. (The first year was free.) For that price, I have saved $274 on tickets, concessions and ticketing fees.
So yeah, it’s kinda worth it.
But look at what else AMC is going to give me — Carla, AMC Stubs member — when I go to see Mr. Peabody & Sherman in 3D!
An authentic bow tie and glasses!
I know this is intended to appeal to the kids in the audience, but clearly I have never grown up.
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Tagged advertising, AMC Stubs, AMC theatres, animals, bow tie, children, comics, Dogs, entertainment, glasses, Humor, kids movie, membership fees, movie audience, movie concessions, movie ticket fees, movie tickets, Movies, Mr. Peabody & Sherman movie, Mr. Peanbody bow tie and glasses, tie it up with a bow
Right after I moved to New York City in 2006, I saw the movie Little Manhattan on cable.
It had been released the year before, but I had unique experience of watching the characters interact on the streets right outside my Upper West Side apartment — when those streets were still fairly new to me.
It was also a love story — albeit an innocent one — between an 11-year old boy and girl, which you don’t see every day.
It was on cable again today. I caught the last 30 minutes while I was eating lunch.
This time the streets were very familiar — even more so, since I have moved even closer to the film’s epicenter. The story was still sweet, but one of the actors is now…
That little boy is none other than Josh Hutcherson, Peeta in the Hunger Games saga. My, how he has grown. And back when I first saw Little Manhattan, I didn’t realize that Josh was also a fellow Kentuckian.
New York City really is a very small town.
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I’ve been big on awards shows since I was a little thing.
Had an acceptance speech ready. Practiced it in the bathroom mirror. Updated it each year as people made (and fell off) the list.
But there was never something like Toddlewood around…
I might have lost my mind.
Toddlewood allows little kids to dress up — in exquisite detail — as their favorite Hollywood celebs. New York photographer Tricia Messeroux began turning small fry into celebrity look-a-likes in 2008, and now her portfolio numbers over 100.
The red carpet shots and movie posters that she has recreated with little kids totally creep me out. But when I think of how excited I would have been at that age…
I’m confident my mom would have said NO.
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Tagged acceptance speech, awards shows, celebrities, celebrity look-a-likes, children, commentary, entertainment, Hollywood, Humor, mini celebs, movie posters, Movies, photography, portfolio, red carpet, Television, Toddlewood, Tricia Messeroux
This is blatantly commercial, but it’s the Muppets and Ty Burrell and Tina Fey –
So I’m betting you’ll give me a pass.
See you in the New Year!
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Tagged 2014 New Years Eve countdown, animals, celebrities, children, comedy, entertainment, holidays, Humor, life, Movies, Muppets, Muppets movie, New Year's, puppets, Tina Fey, Ty Burrell
People are being very thankful today on Facebook, which is nice.
One of my friends gave a shout out to high school teachers, and I couldn’t agree more!
I attended public school, and even during my high school years, my teachers easily spent half of their time disciplining students. Corporal punishment was still enforced back in my day, so lots of students were sent to the principal to get ‘licks.’
But some of the more creative teachers took a different route.
My personal favorite?
I had an English teacher who would stick a kid who was misbehaving behind the bookcase and make them stand there for the rest of the class.
Yep. This actually happened.
One kid — who shall remain nameless — stuck his arms and legs through the shelves and turned the bookshelves over on the rest of the classroom.
Come to think of it — that was the last time I saw her use that method.
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There are rules on the subway. I’ve outlined them here before…along with my tendency to violate “No eye contact.”
It’s a Southern thang.
But today I found the secret weapon that turned an entire subway car full of New Yorkers. We’re talking eye contact with the person of interest. Eye contact with each other. Smiles even.
Even the most jaded East Coast native can’t resist a cute baby wearing a pink onesie with ears.
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Tagged babies, children, East Coast, Humor, life, New York City, New Yorkers, no eye contact, person of interest, pink onesie, secret weapon, smiles, Southern, subway, tickled pink, transportation