Sunday, May 31, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
This week's pick: The Others. This was my first time seeing the movie, although I have a couple of friends that have been fans since it first came out. For a Suspense/Horror movie I thought it was very clever- not at all graphic. On the plus side I thought the little girl in the movie was awesome- such guts talking so much sass to her mother. Speaking of the mother- Nicole Kidman certainly looked great- maybe period pieces just suit her look. In general I like it, but I had wikipedia'd the ending like a year or two ago, so that wasn't as surprising as it should have been. It kind of have a sixth sense ending of you know what I mean. I would recommend to suspense/horror fans!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Some possible drawbacks of working out at home:
- Limited living room/workout space (I have to rearrange to simply do the moves, plus I sometimes run into/hit the chains from my ceiling fan)
- I live above an actual, open for business during the day, store. (Doing jumping jacks and butt kicks might be a little loud for them)
What is great?
- I can wear whatever I want (at the gym I feel judged like my clothes aren't cute enough)
So it is out there now people- I am doing the shred! I officially make all you readers responsible for checking up on me- make sure I do not suck!
- Push Ups
- Jump Rope (I don't think I am coordinated enough to fake jump rope)
What I like the best:
- Punches- felt the burn right away!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Also in happy, happy, crazy excited news- Glee.... 20 more minutes and you are all mine!
2) I can also rock sunglasses pretty hard- Which again is super important when working undercover. Plus people won't be able to see your eyes- double plus bonus.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
I love you, man: I thought it was hilarious and quote worthy. Rashida Jones is adorable, and I have had a thing for Paul Rudd since clueless- if you haven't seen it yet- you should! It might even be at the cheap theatre by now.
X-men Origins: Wolverine: Again- we have some hottie, I learned plenty of stuff about the X-men, also you don't have to have seen the other X-men movies to enjoy this one.
Star Trek: Highly enjoyable, Chris Pine- so cute, and whoever played his dad not to shabby either! No need to know anything about the originals to enjoy, great action. For the die hard fans- this reboot takes place in an alternate timeline- so the changes they made work.
Angels and Demons- I wasn't expecting to like this one. I haven't read the book (although I have attempted the first few chapters) and I was excited till the end- although I did figure it out before the end- I still enjoyed the ride. My friend Kelsey- who has finished the book said it doesn't follow all of the story lines but she still enjoyed it.
Take someone on a date and enjoy one of these! Get excited Terminator Salvation opens next weekend!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
P.S. Today I have sad work hair again.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
May is an exciting month for my favorite television shows! Most of them will be having season finales (not to mention all the exciting sweeps shows I have already experienced- weddings, illness, babies, discos!) This week is going to rock!
Season Finales occurring this week:
How I Met Your Mother- Will Robin and Barney finally get together (again)?, Will Ted make America happy and say Stella is NOT the one (again)?- we find out tonight!
Castle- lackluster season so far, but apparently it has all lead up to tonight's season finale. Come on Nathan Fillion make it interesting!
Bones- Booth and Brennan finally get it on! Now lets hope this show does not go the way of moonlighting!
Grey's Anatomy- Mer and Der finally tie the knot? Christina and Owen- get it together I love you two, and want you to love too! Finally George just might leave- and maybe get a line or two. Izzie- will you survive or die and mess up Alex more???
The Office- Holly finally returns, will it be love for her and Michael? Give me more Andy and Kelly! And some creed too!
Also I might as well admit I have been watching American Idol- and rooting for Kris, and very very very excited about GLEE! Yes May you rock in terms of television!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Dear Frankie it a story about the 9 year old deaf boy and his mother. They have been constantly moving for as long as Frankie can remember. His mother Lizzie, is overly protective of him urging new teachers and acquaintances to not treat him any differently and warn them he is a champion lip reader. But she is keeping a secret for him. Frankie thinks his father is aboard the boat HRH accra and communicates to him through letters, in reality she left his father when Frankie was quite young. Lizzie has been writing Frankie letters as his father for years, and although she promises to stop after everyone, she cannot give up because as she says, reading the letters Frankie's writes is the only way she can hear his voice. One day at school one of Frankie's classmates gives him an article detailing that the HRH accra, his returning to port in 1 week. Frankie is excited and sad- his fathers letters never mentioning returning. When Lizzie reads this in Frankie's next letter- she is instantly torn between having to break the horrible truth to Frankie, to the desire to continue to protect him. She seeks to find a man to play the role of Frankie's father for just one day. When she meets the stranger, she explains to him that she only wanted to make Frankie happy- he agrees to step in. Frankie's day with his father is heartwarming and joyous. He is clearly delighted to show him all he holds dear. The stranger quickly falls for Frankie too, enjoying things so much that he offers to spend a 2nd day with Frankie. Lizzie is initially frightened, scared that someone will be able to take Frankie away from her, which is misplaced fear of her husband taking Frankie away. We find out Frankie's father's family has been trying to track them down for several months- Davey, his father, is very ill and wants to see Frankie before the end. Lizzie is unwilling to let him see Frankie, but goes to see him herself, the meeting doesn't go well, and she leaves even more certain she will not take Frankie to him. Lizzie, Frankie, and the stranger share one more day together. Lizzie even starts to enjoy herself and clearly she and the stranger are fighting feelings for each other. Near the end of the evening the stranger asks Lizzie, how could Frankie's father possibly have left her and Frankie? She heartbreakingly replies that she left him, and that Frankie was not born deaf. That his deafness was a gift from his father, and that when she left her mother came with her to prevent her from returning. They all share a heartwarming goodbye, a few days later Frankie's real father dies and Lizzie breaks the new to him. As she goes to close out the P.O. box where the letters were sent she finds one last letter from Frankie- it is to the stranger, telling him that his real father has died, but he hopes the stranger could come back one day.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Movies: We really cannot surpass the awesomeness of Movies that will be arriving into theatres this May. Case in Point:
Wolverine; Status- Already seen! I give it 4 and a half stars out of 5.
Reasons for deduction- the super fake looking claws. Maybe it was just me but those non shiny claws just didn't do it for me. This is mostly made up for by the hot, hotty: Taylor Kitsch! Gambit, where have you been all my life? I am even willing to overlook his ridiculous purple silk shirt in his introduction scene- I will admit, it made me nervous to have a man's man like my own Tim Riggins (FNL!) in that crazy shirt, but I love you anyway!
Star Trek; Status- Countdown 2 days! Again with the hotties! Chris Pine - I cannot wait to meet you! Apparently it already has a 100% fresh rating on rotten tomatoes!
Week of May 15th- Open to options (nothing scheduled to rock my world currently)
Terminator Salvation; Status- Beyond Excited for May 21! Confession: Every time I see a commercial, every. single. time. I geek out!
You can read about my previously posted love of these new movies here
p.s. what is the deal with movies opening on Thursday nights?????
Sunday, May 3, 2009
This weekend I had the pleasure of having two really good friends visit- John and Kristel came to enjoy the beauty of Pella. Here are some highlights-naturally most of her pictures ended up being of me, and mine of her- so we are having a Silent Sunday crossover event. It won't be lame like when Grey's and Private Practice do it! Check our her pictures here
Friday, May 1, 2009
This weeks pick: Before Sunrise
This movie is a story about two people that after a chance meeting, and a strong connection, spend a night walking around Vienna getting to know each other. Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) meet on the train, having an instant connection they talk openly to each other- Jesse must get off the train in Vienna, the next morning he is to catch a flight out in the morning. Celine is supposed to stay on the train and go home to Paris. Jesse convinces Celine to get off at Vienna and walk around the city all night with him. They talk about everything and anything and get to know each other, finally giving in to their attraction to each other. The next day when parting they hastily agree to meet up again in the exact same place 6 months later, Jesse saying if he had the choice between marrying Celine right then or never seeing her again, he would marry her. The movie ends without the viewer knowing if they do meet again.
My thoughts: Great movie. I was completely enthralled from minute one. Hawke and Deply were absolutely charming and had great chemistry together. My favorite scene is when they are in a bar pretending to call their best friends and tell them of their encounters with each other. Celine is calling her best friend in Paris (Jesse pretends to be her)- she lets it known that she would have gotten off the train with Jesse before he tried to convince her. Jesse pretends to call his friend in U.S. and admits how crazy he is about Celine- it is charming and romantic. If you haven't seen this one yet- you must go out right now and rent it! Before Sunset- a sequel that is set 9 years after their original encounter is equally charming (and gives you some answers about what happened)