Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Zombieland rocked; I rolled

I had promised to post my impressions of the film Zombieland, which I watched last night with a couple of friends.

It totally rocked. Sure, it's no Oscar candidate, but then it's not supposed to be. Instead, it's a hilarious zombie movie with great wit, marvelous one-liners and, surprise, a heart. It's kind of sweet, once you get past all that blood and gore. I mean, there were zombies getting dispatched in all kinds of creative ways. Seriously.

Much better than Shaun of the Dead, if you like these kinds of movies. I'm no zombie film aficionado, but I really did enjoy this one. A lot. Of course, watching with two other guys enhanced the experience, since we giggled at all the right sexual innuendos and all.

So rent it. But be careful when eating. It's a little gross in spots. And there's a cameo near the end of the movie that is absolutely worth seeing.

Oh, and I know I said I was probably going to take the week off in preparation for my mission trip on Saturday. But I got bored and knocked off an entire chapter revision this afternoon. It felt good, and now I don't feel totally guilty.

I'm posting a bit early today because the mission team has our final meeting tonight before we leave at dawn Saturday. We're packing our take-along suitcases, which will contain items such as shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, deodorant, vitamins, etc. You know, the stuff we take for granted each and every day. It's amazing how appreciative the Mayans are when we give them the stuff.

I can't even imagine how it would feel if it was the other way around -- if foreigners were coming here and giving my family essential items because we were too poor to afford them. Every time I think about it, it makes me want to cry.

Strep update: The kid is feeling much better today, thanks to the magic of kick-ass antibiotics. I do believe he's going back to school tomorrow! And I still feel fine, so maybe I'll dodge that particular bullet. I certainly hope so.


  1. I just added Zombieland to my Netflix queue, thanks for the review. Glad you've dodged the Strep bullet!

  2. Shaun of the Dead is one my favorite movies. In fact, it's in the DVD player right now for background noise.

    I'm glad your son's feeling better and that you're symptom free. I hope the Mexico trip is awesome for you.

    And sorry I made you cry. I'll try to be funny later or tomorrow.

  3. seems like all the cool kids are going to Mexico...