I am originally from Colorado. In Colorado I attended college, lived as best I could, and worked for the worst corporation in history, Walmart. I always knew something was missing, and I was getting tired of my monotonous life, so I joined the Navy to get out to New England, a place I had always wanted to be. I only served a short time in the Navy, as I met my husband and was discharged thanks to "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", but enjoyed the experience very much. Shortly after the Navy I started back on the path of my passion: teaching. Since I was in kindergarten I knew I wanted to teach, though at the time I did not know men could teach. At the end of high school, and all through college, I intended on teaching high school history. I started substituting at the elementary level in Bridgeport, CT and knew that is where I wanted to be. I have been in elementary/middle school settings since. Being a teacher has helped to open my eyes to the problems of the world, and one of my main goals is to help create a world that will allow for ALL children to find success and opportunity.
Thank you T for earning this reward! It was a very good movie. Wall-E is a cute robot left alone on Earth to clean up the mess left by the human race. His only friend is a cockroach. As he goes around cleaning up debris, he makes cubes out of them, and build buildings out of them. He collects anything he finds of interest in an old lunch cooler, and keeps it at his home. Home is where he hides from the dust storms, and goes to recharge his solar batteries (when charging is complete, you hear the sound of a Mac as it powers up :) ) At the beginning you do not know what happened to the human race, but you soon find out that they went on a tour of outer space sponsored by B&L enterprises. It was supposed to be a 5 year tour, as the company cleaned up Earth, but turned out to be much longer. The cleaning crew actually had to abandon Earth because it was too toxic to be saved. One day, another robot named EVA came to Earth, and a romance develops. It turns out that EVA was sent to Earth by the B&L ship to search for the possibility of life, and she is given the lone plant on Earth by Wall-E. This leads to lots of laughs and drama aboard the ship where the last of the human race just lounges about all day and watching TV. They have become overly obese and lazy, and Wall-E changes that and risks his life to bring them home. It is a wonderful movie for the family, and has a great message.
I had never heard of this movie, even though it came out in 1978. It is an urban remake of "The Wizard of Oz" starring Diana Ross as Dorothy, and Micheal Jackson as Scarecrow. I must say Diana Ross is apparently 34 when she played the role, but she looks soo good! They made this movie after it had been on Broadway for 4 years I believe. It was soo good! The music was catchy and wonderful...so much so that I want to find the soundtrack....oh and I forgot to mention that The Wiz is played by Richard Pryor!!! It goes along with the story for the most part, but told in a very different way. Just as in The Wizard of Oz, where there are only caucasians, in The Wiz, they are all African-American....so you know the music and the dancing sequences are phenomenal ;) I wish I had known about this long ago, but of course growing up in Colorado, it probably wasn't the demographic they were aiming for. It is definitely one of the greatest movies I have ever seen....and I am definitely "easing down the road."