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Of Nordstrom and Movies

I get the Nordstrom catalogue in the mail.  It makes me feel sexy and provocative as I open the perfume samples and rub the magazine on my wrists, like all supermodels do.

I believe if I owned this, I would be a better person:

It's Alexis Bittar. And I know you know who that is.

I am in a March Movie Madness contest.  I nominated Lord of the Rings: Return of the King. You need to go to

and vote for it because everyone one else gave real reasons why their movie should win and my reasons are:

1.  It has one of the greatest battle scenes ever to exist between man and beast and orc and troll and dwarf and hobbit and…

2. There was Aragorn and Legolas before Jacob and Edward were ever born.  (And they are real.)

3. When my children have been sent to their room and they keep trying to sneak by me, I like to slam a sword and staff down while yelling: “You shall not pass!”  (Which is from the first and second film, so that might not help my case much, but I find much pleasure in it.)

I’m not sure I can compete with other people’s explanations of cinematography and lighting.  So help me Obi-Wan-Kenobe, you’re my only hope.  (AND my competition is Empire Strikes Back so I think I may lose, lose, lose; especially if I keep quoting  the trilogy)


  1. Ironic Mom says:

    You. are. funny. Love this. I’m going to start yelling “You shall not pass” to students in the hallways at school. Tomorrow. Since my main classroom management strategy is “Act stranger than they are and they’ll start to act normal,” this is fitting.

    Thanks for the laugh and the idea.

    1. Marianne says:

      I would recommend only using the staff in school, though and not the sword.

  2. Emilie says:

    You need a vacation and not to Legoland, unless Legolas is there. Absolutely hilariuos.

    1. Marianne says:

      I wonder if he will be there. Is there a stalker website I can go to to find out where he is?

  3. Andrea says:

    Alexis Bittar…..yeah, no clue.

    1. Marianne says:

      The designer of the necklace. It is only $350 so I am sure I will be picking it up real soon.

  4. I liked the point you left out: legolas and Aragorn are hot.

    I wanted Two Towers up… (pout).

    Vote Spaceballs!

    1. Marianne says:

      That is quite the decision to make – enter Spaceballs or Two Towers. I haven’t seen Spaceballs in years. I just remember Darth Vaders huge helmet.

  5. educlaytion says:

    Great stuff Marianne. Everyone loves the “You shall not pass” line. I’m also getting a kick out of how people are campaigning anywhere and everywhere including, ahem Kelly, on other people’s comment threads. I’ve seen that a few places and love it!

    1. Marianne says:

      I guess we all like to win, even if nothing will actually happen. Are you going to have a viewing of the winner? I need an excuse to buy a new dress.

  6. botut says:

    OMG I am so glad to hear that super models molest the perfume samples too 🙂 I was certain this act was reserved for mothers desiring a scent other than poo and baby barf.

    I’m with you – LOTR all the way! I’m heading over to educlation now.

    1. Marianne says:

      Well, seeing as I am a supermodel and a mom who only recently stopped smelling like poo and barf, I know these things.

  7. Heidi says:

    hahahaha! I laughed so hard when I saw this post! I got the same Nordstrom catalogue…

    1. Marianne says:

      I am expecting to see you in something from the catalogue, then.

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