Friday, October 17, 2014

Freedom Friday - Chicken Liver vs. Chopped Liver - Grandparents Story

I could not stop laughing when my daughter told me this!   She and her grandpa have the best relationship and conversations.  I love when she shares their experiences and conversations.

A while ago my daughter and her grandpa were having a conversation.  She was talking about something that made him feel left out.  He let her know by asking, "What am I chicken liver?"  My daughter began laughing and replied, "Oh Grandpa it is chopped liver, not chicken liver."

Initially  I was surprised that he said chicken liver, but then I realized chopped liver is not a term he would have normally used.  He will usually say southern terms that he grew up saying, but not this one.  I am positive people having being asking, "What am I chopped liver?" since before I was born.   I wonder if this is new to him.   I may have to investigate.

Lately it seems that he and my mom are trying to be "hip",  maybe this one of those things.  Chicken liver????  Daddy you are free to say, chicken liver.

I love it!!!

Happy Friday!!!
Don't be afraid to be free!!!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Judge Review #thejudge #Thejudgemamarazzi

Last week The MOMS hosted a private screening of The Judge, starring Robert Downey Junior.

This is one movie I could not wait to see.  When I received my invitation I was so excited!  I had seen numerous trailers either by myself or with someone and if someone was with me I would say, "I have to see this movie."  That time has come and gone and I loved it!!!!

This movie was more than I expected.  It was so good, I have been telling everyone they have to see it!  Despite what critics are saying I like Robert Downey Jr. outside of The Iron Man suit.

The Judge is a powerful film that touched me in many ways, as mother and as a child.  It had an old fashioned feel, in which I have not seen in a long time.

In this film  the Palmer family is experiencing family tension.  Hank Palmer (Robert Downey) returns to his childhood home.  His father (Robert Duvall), the town judge, is suspected of murder and all of the drama unfolds forcing father and son to reconnect.

The family dynamics were very realistic.  The relationship between father and son were believable.   I sat in the theater thinking of the times, I have been frustrated with a parent or my parents being frustrated with me.  Like in real life, things get pretty bad and the family bond is very powerful.

Besides, the tension between father and son, Hank has two brothers. Dale (Jeremy Strong) he is  a little slow witted and charming.  He warmed my heart throughout the entire film.  There is also, Glen (Vincent D’Onofrio) a former high school baseball star that is haunted with regret and disappointment that his career came to an end after an accident.  Both brothers have always been there for there father, unlike Hank.

I was in for a huge surprise when I saw Dax Shepard, he played an unseasoned lawyer, that just could not seem to get it together.  I absolutely love Dax Shepard.  Now, don't get me wrong I love Robert Duvall and Robert Downey also, but Dax was the icing on the cake.  The cherry on top was Billy Bob Thorton.  He played the prosecutor in this film.  We all know he is a great actor and he was great in this film, but I must say he looked really good.  I had to ask my friend seated next to me if that was him.  Again, he looked really good.  

This all star cast was phenomenal.

Besides the cast, many situations were easy to relate to.  There was some symbolism and tradition. For example there is a scene were Hank is rewarding his daughter with one of my childhood favorites.  A piece of Bit-O-Honey.  Later in the film it is revealed that his father would give him the same candy as well. Mind you Hank and his father were at odds for many years.  Despite what trials we may face there is always a connection with our family even when we are trying to fight it.

I was taken in by this movie I did not realize it was 2 hours and 20 minutes in length until the movie ended and I checked my watch.  It was well worth the time.  More movies like The Judge should be made.

The Judge is a must see film, that I plan to purchase when it comes on DVD.

Disclosure:  Product/compensation was received in exchange for review.
Don't be afraid to be free!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

New Action Camera - October 2014 GoPro @BestBuy #GoProatBestBuy

I have a very active family and I cannot tell you how many times my daughter tells me we or should I say she needs a GoPro.  I could not understand the big fuss until I saw the picture quality and all of the things you can do with it.

Just the other day, I saw on the news that there were new GoPros being revealed, there was even an affordable one.  I did not know all of the details, but my daughter immediately said, "I am getting one!"  From what I gather she has her sights set on the GoPro HERO4.   She has three new cameras to choose from.

It's a good thing she has waited, the GoPro HERO4 Black is the most advanced GoPro ever, featuring improved image quality and a 2x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates1, HERO4 Black takes award‐winning GoPro performance to a whole new level.

She can also consider the following:

GoPro HERO4 Silver: the first-ever GoPro to feature a built-in touch display. Controlling The camera, playing back footage and adjusting settings is ultra-convenient—just view, tap and swipe the screen. With 1080p60 and 720p120 video, and 12MP photos at a staggering 30 frames per second, HERO4 Silver combines powerful, pro-quality capture with the convenience of a touch display.

GoPro HERO: Featuring high‐quality 1080p30 and 720p60 video, and 5MP photos up to 5 fps, HERO captures the same immersive footage that’s made GoPro one of the best-selling cameras in the world.

12x more powerful processor with 2x faster video frame rates

Learn more at or visit your local Best Buy to check out the latest cameras in person.

Best Buy is the home of the latest cameras and camcorders, including the full line of new GoPro cameras, plus a broad assortment of accessories. GoPro cameras make perfect holiday gifts for everyone, from kids and teens, to gadget gurus. GoPro’s new line of cameras allow you to beautifully and authentically capture and share the experiences that bring purpose, adventure, and joy to your life.

All three cameras sound fabulous.  I am hoping this will not be a dilemma for her, because each one seems to have great features.

If she has not purchased one by Christmas, I will definitely buy her one.  She deserves it.  She captures many family moments.  I have to admit, when we look back on video and/or pictures we always find her face somewhere.  I am sure the GoPro4 will be her new best friend and will see her face in all of our photos and video.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
Don't be afraid to be free!!!