Friday, June 22, 2012

What's Going Down

Alright, let’s catch up on this week shall we?
I’ve been house sitting at the nanny house all week. Which has been quite lovely. I haven’t had to take care of the boys due to one at cub scout camp and the other visiting his grandma. So, I’ve been at the house watching the pup and taking care of some flowers. Take a look at these beauts! 
I’ve caught up on homework, taken tests, worked out, and done quite times like no ones business. It’s been both awesome and relaxing. Downside? I’ve eaten all their food, the house is kind of creepy at night (at the moment, something downstairs is singing. I'm upstairs. Hopefully it's just the dryer), and a flea bit me on the lip. THE LIP! It’s black and blue and puffy all over. Terrible. Be glad it’s not you.
Here’s some things that I’m obsessing over this week. 
My jam:

So if you haven't heard this Village original, you need to get on it right away. No, Really. It's beautiful.. 
"There is freedom, taste and see. Hear the call, come to me. Run into these arms of Grace, your burden heavy, He will take."

My show:

Yea, okay. I may be a little late and this may be a little lame. But whatever. I've been alone all week and enjoy watching women kick butt in a court room. 
Plus I finished all of How I Met Your Mother. I really wish I hadn't. 

My draannkkk (alright. I tried this once. And it wasn’t that awesome. But still. I’m all for new things):

That is grapefruit, spinach, apples, almond milk, banana, and grapes. Yea, juicing isn't my thing. Why not just eat those things separate? It's not like you get more nutritional value by combining all of the above. Weirdos. 

Sorry I didn't do a movie this week. But thing were cray-cray up in hur. And there was a Freshman Orientation that I worked. And when everyone is going out for Chinese afterwards, how are you going to choose that over a movie? 

Wanna know what is getting me pumped this week?
A) Ikea with mi marmee tomorrow. I love that place. I love her. And I love buying new, win, win. 
B) Seeing old Friends! My beautiful friends from Arkansas are here to visit and I get to catch up with them at some point tomorrow. Which excites me like none-other. 

Until Next time. 


Saturday, June 16, 2012

It Happened

Great news friends! Yesterday morning on my mile run, I broke that 9 minute goal that I had set! By 7 seconds! This is huge! A week ago I was dying at the end of my runs and now I’m running a mile without stopping and doing it in 8:52. Now, I know in the grand scheme of things that is not the best time, but it’s a place to start. I’m pumped.
And if you read my post from yesterday, that means I get to go to a 9am movie! I don’t know if I’ll do it this weekend, but the point is that it will be happening. I can’t wait. 
Twas a night filled with great friends and great times. If I took photos, here is where I would post them. But I did not. Sorry. Skye (one of my roommates for those who are unaware) and I ended the night by ‘stealing’ some pallets from our apartment complex. I say ‘stealing’ because they weren’t using them anymore so we decided to recycle them. Super excited about these things because once we move into our new places they will turn into.....

Can’t. Wait. Thank you, Pinterest. 
Cook-out,  baking, house sitting, and errands today. I’ll do my best to take pictures and make you feel like you were there too. 
Ta-Ta for now. 


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Sweeney Todd

For my first “New Movie Monday” post, I shall be reviewing the work of Tim Burton, director of Sweeney Todd. 
What a way to kick off this part of the blog! I enjoy a good musical from time to time and have always heard that this is a grand one. And to an extent I agree, I just don’t do well with gruesome things. I guess I should have read the sub title on the cover a little better,“The Demon Barber of Fleet Street”. I suppose it would have told me a little more about the movie and I wouldn’t have gone in completely blind. 
Brief summary 
Todd and his friend, Anthony, are on their way back to London from a trip. Kicking off the movie with a catchy song, I was hooked. “

“There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
and the vermin of the world inhabit it
and its morals aren't worth what a pig could spit
and it goes by the name of London.”
If you watch it, you’ll hear the catchiness. Promise. Anyways... Todd wonders into his old apartment where he meets “Mrs. Lovett, the owner of the shop below the apartment where he and his family use to live. There’s also a catchy song during this time. I loved it. Mrs. Lovett tells Mr. Todd that his wife took arsenic and his daughter is in the care of Judge Turpins’. Devastating news to Mr. Todd. Oh right, he’s a barber as well. which is very important to the story. Mr. Todd starts to come up with a plan to kill the man who is responsible for the loss of his wife and the absence of his daughter. The two new comrades go to the town square where there is a shave off between Mr. Todd and another barber. Mr. Todd wins due to having the best razors that one could ever wish for. And the plan is set into motion! The judges assistant is there and says that he will be seeing Mr. Todd on Fleet street before the week is over. Huzzah!! 
Oh snap! The barber he had a shave off with has come for a visit to Fleet Street. And he won’t be returning to his shop. Bum, bum, bum. Mrs. Lovett then has a ‘brilliant’ idea. It’s a man eat man world, so in order to pick up business, how about man eat man? Right. Because who doesn’t want a nice meat pie made of the local priest? At least it’s Holy. If you need a shave on Fleet street, you’re probably going to lose your neck for it. 
MEANWHILE. Anthony,you remember Anthony right, the jolly good friend that accompanied Mr. Todd on his way back to London? Well he has found a beautiful girl by the name of Johanna who has been locked away in a room. His mission is to rescue her from that room. Did you guess this part? Johanna is Mr. Todds long lost daughter!! 
So here’s the thing, if I tell you much more, it’ll be giving away the movie. And I’m not going to do that. Because if you want to watch it you should be just as surprised as I was. << Second catchy song. Hopefully the link works
This was a really great movie. I’m not a fan of the gore and the unnecessary killings. But since that’s the premise of the movie, ya get whatcha get. I admit that I had to pause it a few times in order to prep myself for what I knew was about to come. ...and I may have watched a few scenes through squinted eyes. But as I said,great. And with a very surprising twist. 
My favorite thing about the movie? Johnny Depp. I’m a fan. Big fan. He’s such a versatile actor. MTV did well with honoring him at the movie awards this year. I’ll pretty much watch anything with him in it. Second favorite things were all the supporting actors. Fun little fact. I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. And this movie had 3 HP actors in it. Snape played the Judge, Wormtail was the judges assistant and Bellatrix was none other than...Miss Lovett! Yippee! The even better thing is that all of these actors were also in Alice in Wonderland together. I love it when things like this happen. And did you know that all of the above could sing?? I sure didn’t. It was a delightful surprise. They’re great.
 That was my only fun fact that I could give. Im sorry if you were hoping for more. 
 The musical talent in the movie was awesome. I don’t know if actors to play characters could have been picked much better. I say that, but I think that Timothy Spalls character could have improved. His character didn’t develop into anything really, just played an awesome supporting role. And I wish that he didn’t have that gross hair. 
Well now I’m just getting picky. 
First New Movie Monday post, so I’m sure that they will get better. Bear with me, I’m also rushing through this one because, I failed to do my quiz and exam before starting it. And then the boys and I went to the pool. Time to cram and hopefully get a good grade.
Stay Tuned.


New Movie Monday

Due to the fact that I am a movie feign, I have decided to introduce a new segment of the blog; New Movie Monday! Yes I know that this blog is still fairly young in its age and that I haven't been paying much attention to it, but you have to give me a break. I work to entertain kids all day long and then I do school work and occasionally throw in a job for my sorority. 

Anyways, I'm super excited about this! It gives me something to do and then a place to share my thoughts about the things that I have viewed. 
So here's how it's going to work: 
 1)Every Monday I will watch a "”new to me”" movie. This may entail something that has recently come out in theaters or a movie that has been sitting on my shelf begging for me to take the plastic wrap off and finally watch for once. Yep, I have lots of those. 
 2)Posts will come out on Tuesdays. Hopefully. As I mentioned, I'm kind of busy...
 3)All thoughts and comments are my own. So don’t get cray-cray and start thinking that I’m stealing things or putting words in other peoples mouths. You be trippin yo. 
Hopefully this section of the blog will help broaden your movie interest.s That’s my personal goal. I hope to appeal to a wide variety of readers, meaning that I need to start watching a wide variety of movies. 
That’s all for now. I’ll be posting this weeks movie today, so be on the look-out. I’ll also do my best to announce what movie I’ll be watching the following Monday. That way if you want to watch it and comment on the post with your thoughts, you’ll be well prepared! Can’t wait to see what you guys think!
One last note, I’m still working on making my blog pretty. So bear with me. Hopefully it’ll be satisfactory by the end of the day. ...I should start on my exam and quiz for class before I get occupied with that. 
Peace and Love.