Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pumpkin Patches, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Whoopie Pies

Friends, it's been way too long. 

We went to a pumpkin patch today (!!!). Apparently until today I had never been to one. The "pumpkin patches" of my childhood paled in comparison to how incredibly rough and rugged this one was. You ACTUALLY went out to an ACTUAL patch and PICKED your own PUMPKIN?!!??!!

I was amazed. To me, pumpkin patches were pumpkins set out in a big pile in a relatively flat area and you could "pick" your own at the "patch."

Now I know the truth.

We so cute on the hayride :)

Ben actually just modeled picking this one. It had slugs on it, so we passed. 

I got baby punkins! A little girl on the hayride back said I could "use them as earrings." Then she screamed because a fuzzy caterpillar crawled onto her shoulder.

I felt so domestic after I created my "fall" "centerpiece"


Ben and I watched this movie tonight and I remembered how much I loved it.

Yea, he is probably one of my fave mancrushes. Even more than Kirk Herbstreit, mostly because he is a bamf who does things like shoot two long rifles at the same time and say things like "I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you" before jumping out a waterfall. 

HERE IS THE BIG NEWS! I heard from a friend that he is in RICHMOND, VA filming a movie about Abraham Lincoln RIGHT NOW!!! He is obvs playing Lincoln. 

The best part of this whole ordeal? Spielberg is basing the movie on a book called Team of Rivals. 


Guess what book I found on our shelf tonight?

Turns out Ben got it as a present from my mom years ago. Wow.

I could go on and tell you other awesome things I found out today, like how the dad in Last of the Mohicans is also the voice of Powhatan in the Disney movie Pocahontas, and how another of my fave men, Christian Bale, was the voice of Thomas, John Smith's friend, in the same movie. 

PLUS, Ben was predicting there being a "firefight" in the movie (which there kind of was at one point) and I EVEN connected Last of the Mohicans to Boondock Saints!!!!! Russell Means is the dad in LOTM, and also Powhatan in Pocahontas, and Billy Connolly (the dad in Boondock Saints) is a rando voice in Pocahontas as well!

:) :) :) :) :)

What a day!

(...but JMU should NOT have fallen for that trick play and let that two-point conversion happen. Lame.)

We also bought whoopie pies at the pumpkin patch.


P.S. I would go on about my Star Trek: Insurrection experience, and the grossness of the Boston Bruins game opening the 2011-2012 hockey season, but I'm tired. Maybe next time.

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