Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2™ Kung Fu Po Wrestler GIVEAWAY!!!

I am giving away a Kung Fu Panda 2™ Kung Fu Po Wrestler!

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This contest is open until Sunday, June 12th 2011 at midnight. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment OR be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via random.org and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Kung Fu Panda 2: Toys, Treats and a Tour!

A few weeks ago my family and I got a chance to preview Kung Fu Panda 2 at DreamWorks Animation and it was an afternoon filled with fun, toys and treats!!!

My daughter had never seen the first "Kung Fu Panda" so I wasn't sure how she'd enjoy the sequel. When the movie started she was hooked! We all loved the action-packed sequences with the Furious Five and touched by the flashbacks of Po with his family as a baby panda. A new evil peacock villain named Lord Shen, voiced by Gary Oldman, was introduced. We find out that Lord Shen played an intricate role in Po's past and the fate of his panda family.

I thought the overall movie was enjoyable but my only complaint would be that I wish the Asian actors such as Lucy Liu and Jackie Chan played more prominent roles in the movie. Although they were two of the Furious Five characters they had very minimal dialogue. Kudos to casting for choosing the talented James Hong as the voice of Po's adopted father in the form of a hyper noodle-making goose. Overall, I enjoyed the movie and would recommend it to audiences of all ages.

After the screening we got a chance to test out all the "Kung Fu Panda 2" toys by Mattel. My daughter's favorite was the "Smack Talker" Po. It says phrases like, "Whoa hoa!", "You just been PANDA-ED!" and my favorite "SKA-DOOSH!!!". All the little boys gravitated towards the toys that shot off some type of weapon such as the "Kung Fu Cannon" and the "Rickshaw Racer".We could barely pry my daughter from the play mat but after enticing her with some of the tasty treats she agreed to have a few bites before playing again.

We ended our day with a tour of the DreamWorks Campus. The buildings were not of your typical stuffy workplace. It looked like,...well, a college campus! Throughout our tour we saw employees eating lunch, partaking in boot-camp classes and even a health assessment center set up that day especially for the employees. Did I mention they provide all this for free?! By the end of the tour I was wondering where I could drop off an application.

Be sure to catch Po and his friends in "Kung Fu Panda 2" opening on May 26th, 2011!

Thank you to DreamWorks and Mattel for allowing me and my family to participate in the "Kung Fu Panda 2" Awesomeness Event. SKA-DOOSH!!!


I shot a Vonage commercial earlier this year and wanted to share the final product. It was very exciting despite the fact that I was fighting morning sickness and trying to squeeze my growing body into my non-maternity clothes. Thank goodness for hair, make-up and wardrobe!!!

Here are the 2 versions that are currently out:
Vonage Last Bill International

Vonage World Premium Unlimited