Sunday, February 28, 2010

Shutter Island

I will never miss a DiCaprio/Scorsese flick. It's just too much good stuff. I don't want to give away anything about this movie because I don't want to spoil anything for anybody else. So I will keep it brief and just say it keeps you guessing the entire time. A little long, but that is to be expected. It freaked me out a little, because it does have those creepy undertones. Oh, the music was weird! But the more I think about it, the more I like it. Good movie!

Love me some Leo (still!)

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Dear Sinus Infection,

Your timing is terrible. Not that there's ever really a good time to get sick, but I'm really annoyed with you! Thinking you can just come along and ruin my week when so many good things are happening. Let me give you a taste of why you are so challenging to deal with.

My family is coming to visit later today and I want to feel better while they are here so everyone has a good time. I am the entertainer and I can't perform my duties properly if you are around. My nephew needs lots of kisses from me since I don't get to see him that often, but who wants kisses from a sick person??

I'm right, smack-dab in the middle of my 10K training and I've already missed 2 days of running thanks to you. Now I might miss a 3rd day and you are really just throwing me off my schedule with no consideration for how difficult it will be to start up again.

I am also very close to being done putting the house back together. After we got our carpets changed, it has taken almost 2 weeks to unpack and de-clutter and find a home for everything. With only a couple boxes left, I was really hoping to finish that today.

But you seem to have a different plan. No amount of Vitamin C or Benadryl seems to appease you. So I am asking nicely. Please leave my body. Cease and desist!! If you do not, more serious measures will need to be taken and you're not going to like it.


P.S. I hate you.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Wolfman

First off, I do NOT do scary movies. (Honestly. My husband and I have known each other for a LONG time and we've never seen a horror movie together.) But for some weird reason, the trailers for this looked sooo cool to me. I was a little nervous going in, because I was sure there would be some frightening moments. And there were a couple spots that made me jump, but mostly this movie gave me the giggles. It reminded me of a campy horror movie instead of this cool, epic, modern Wolfman. Every time he would rip someone's arm out or knock someone's head clean off, I would laugh! I'm sure the people around me just loved that. But I couldn't help it. It was too cheesy. One thing I liked was the costumes. When it wasn't CGI, it looked pretty good. I guess they tried keeping it close to the original. (?) I haven't seen the old one, but that's what some people were saying.

Unfortunately they should have updated it instead. It could have been so much better - and a lot less predictable!

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Well, just like the summer games in '08...

I have caught Olympic Fever.

Like, totally hooked.

My husband thinks competition like this is the way we should fight wars. Yesterday was a great day for the U.S. - from Speed Skating to Downhill Alpine Racing to Snowboarding Half-Pipe. I literally watched on the edge of my seat. But along with the victories, there were some heavy crashes. And I feel the heartbreak when people's Olympic dreams come to an end so quickly. They get this one chance. They've been training for it non-stop for years. And then it's over. Like poor Lindsey JacobEllis. She's gonna need some therapy after what happened the last 2 winter games. I felt so bad for her!

But what an amazing ride. Tonight we watch the weirdness of men's figure skating. Don't get me wrong, they are great athletes, but... you know. Men's Figure Skating. Even the news headlines are calling it "Blades of Glory". It's almost too awkward to look away.

GO USA! (With 3 cheers for Finland too!)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My B-Day! (B-Week?)

I'm 31 now. Thirty-one!!! Totally IN my 30's. Officially.

My birthday plans didn't pan out at all like I thought they would, but in some ways that was better. We just rolled with the punches and ended up having a great time. I got a surprise from my girlfriends who took me out for lunch and a mani/pedi. (So fun!) My husband took me out for a FAB dinner at my favorite steak house. The in-laws treated me to a night of pizza and good company. We also got together with all the friends and went for cheeseburgers and miniature golf. So over the course of the last week, I've had a pretty awesome celebration!

I'm really grateful for the all the people in my life who thought of me and took even a second to acknowledge that. From cards, to phone calls to little old Facebook comments... It all melts my heart.

So 31. It's kind of weird. Like, I was talking to my husband today about how I don't FEEL like I'm 31. I guess a more accurate statement would be that I don't know how I'm SUPPOSED to feel at 31. It's a strange thing to truly understand and embrace your age. I know I'm a completely different person than who I was at 21, but I don't feel older. What is 31 supposed to feel like? I guess it feels like...this. And sure, I have a long way to go with some things. But I'm OK with that.

Just loving the journey... Cheers (and more milkshakes!)

I Will Survive

I'm too tired right now, but I will explain later. :D