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Wakka Wakka Wakka!

I don’t know if you aware, but today is a very special day. Yes it’s Thanksgiving Eve, but that’s not what makes it special. No, today is the opening for The Muppets! Those who know me know that I have spent a large portion of my life dreaming of being a Muppeteer. I even perfected my Kermit the Frog impression after Jim Henson died in hopes that someone would hear it and maybe I could play the part of Kermit. I also do Mrs. Piggie, Animal, and the Swedish Chef.

Yesterday, Jason Segel was on Bob and Tom talking about the movie. He told a story about how during his press junket to promote the movie, he was on a Mexican talk show with Kermit. During the interview, he noticed the talk show host was beginning to tear up and his lip was quivering. He eventually just started crying and Jason and Kermit gave the guy a hug. This is the power the Muppets have. Jason said this on B&T, and I think it is so true. “The Muppets were the creators of modern comedy. They set the stage for Monty Python and Saturday Night Live.” But even further down the road, if it weren’t for the Muppets, we wouldn’t have The Simpsons or Family Guy. The Muppets showed it was funny to take something that belonged in the world of children, like cartoons or puppets, and put it in adult world situations and teach the same lessons Henson was teaching to kids in Sesame Street to adults still trying to figure life out. It really isn’t that easy being green, but if a frog from the swamp can take a bear, a pig, a dog, a whatever, and a band lead by a guy missing a bunch of teeth and put a show on Broadway or solve a diamond caper or sing songs with music legends or perform skits with stars of the silver screen, then anyone can. They are truly cultural icons, and no matter the outcome of this new movie, I for one am glad they are back.

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Ryan and I watched “Barefoot in the Park” two nights ago. In case you’re not familiar with it, it’s a play by Neil Simon that was made into a movie in 1967 starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. I was reluctant to watch the movie at first because, as much as I love old movies, sometimes they make me fall asleep if I watch them at night. But Ryan talked me into watching this one the other night, and I’m so glad he did. It was so funny! I’ve decided that it should be a required watch for all newlyweds. The film starts off with a newly married couple embarking on their honeymoon and continues to show their first two emotional, event-filled weeks together as husband and wife. What perfect timing that we watched it just 2 ½ weeks after our wedding! And we didn’t even plan it! We’re just that good. 🙂

If you haven’t seen it, you should watch it! And if you have, watch it again!

In other news, if you are friends with me or Ryan on Facebook then you already know, but for the benefit of all the non-Facebook users out there: we made Ashley’s Bride Guide!!! Ashley’s Bride Guide (ABG) is a Nashville-based bridal blog and a great resource for local brides to find vendors and inspiration. I stumbled across ABG when Ryan and I first started talking about weddings over a year and a half ago! We’ve seen so many weddings featured on the blog over the past 18 months; it’s so flattering to actually see our own wedding featured there!  To be featured in itself is flattering enough, but to top it off, Ashley (who sees tons of weddings each year) went on to say our wedding is one of her favorites for 2009! Check out the post here. How exciting is that?!

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