All these rocked my world this week:
When I saw this trailer in the theaters, I didn’t understand it or have a desire to see it as I had never seen the originals. But then I got free tickets to a preview showing and thought what the heck. I brought my friend who was a HUGE fan of the originals. And guess what? We both really enjoyed it! It’s a lot of fun and adrenaline and honestly one of the softest R movies I’ve ever been to and the female characters are FANTASTIC. Go see it!
I’ve listened to this song for a few years but recently it’s been on non stop repeat. Like I’ll go to bed with this playing in the background. I’ve even gone so far and written a story based on how this song makes me feel. Never to be read by other eyes but it’s had that much influence.
I’ve been trying to eat more healthy these days (and it seems to be working somewhat!) and this means I’ve been eating more salads for my lunch. Yesterday I went to Chick-fil-a and go this, the market grill salad. I used only a bit of the berry vinaigrette dressing and didn’t add the granola or nuts (saved them for snacks) and it was extremely filling for the low amount of calories! I am learning however that eating healthier means paying more. Sigh.
I got a hair cut (which no one seems to have noticed but when you have long hair, 4 inches isn’t that much) and I needed to do something with it so I got this. Yes I realize it says blonde on the bottle but I’ve actually used a lot John Frieda blonde stuff in the past and liked it. This one is good for texturizer plus it has a nice scent and it makes me feel like my hair has just gone to the beach.
I have a thing for Chris Pratt right now. He’s just fantastic in everything. And yes I enjoyed him BEFORE he got all buff in Guardians because he was excellent in Parks and Rec and all his earlier stuff too. But, look at him in a suit! And he’s a great dad too! If I were to make a movie about my life, I would cast Chris Pratt in it. There may be a celeb fangirling post soon…..
This week’s edition of what I got SUPES EXCITED over:
If you have Netflix and you like to laugh, then why haven’t you watched this show yet? It’s super funny, the writing is by Tina Fey and Ellie Kemper is adorable.
Truth, I’ve been slack about eating my vitamins lately. Even bigger truth, I like gummy candies. So gummy vitamins are one of the best things ever invented, no? It’s like eating candy but not so sweet that I want to down the whole bottle. Because you know, I don’t want to die.
As you can imagine, I’m horribly excited for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron when it hits theaters in about a month and a week. Look at how much Hawkeye is in this clip. And Quicksilver’s accent! And EVERYTHING. WHY ISN’T IT MAY NOW?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mumford & Sons (we all know how much “I Will Wait” is my anthem) but I’ve been listening to their albums non stop so I was thrilled to hear they have new music. And listen to the shift away from the banjos! This is glorious and I can’t wait to hear the rest of the album when it comes out.
This weekend is the season 2 finale of The Musketeers, which I cover for Entertainment Weekly. If you watched the last episode, then you know Rochefort has gone bat-shit crazy. I have NO idea how the season is going to end, if someone is going to die, if it ends on a cliffhanger or what. The best part is for some reason, the US is seeing it BEFORE the UK does so NO ONE knows what is going to happen. If you’re on Twitter tomorrow night around 9, I’ll be live tweeting.
Don’t worry, I’m still enjoy drinking beer but I’ve also really started to enjoy craft root beers made from beer breweries. They are non alcoholic but they taste so much better than regular soda. Interestingly I still get carded for these when I buy them.
Gosh it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these but here we go:
It’s not Superman ice cream but damn it, if I love artificially blue colored ice cream. This is a cotton candy flavored ice cream mixed with other things. Also ice cream is best enjoyed in winter.
I’ve been wanting this book since 2000. I am now finally the proud owner of it. Seriously, dream come true. My 16 year old self is freaking out right now.
This was my library haul the other day. The sad/good part is that I still have 11 books on hold I need to pick up. Holla!
Last year I raved about the garlic tuscan bread from Wegmans. While I still love it, I decided to try out something new. Which led me to randomly choosing their jalepeno cheese bread. Holy crap! While I normally don’t like hot stuff, this was DELICIOUS. There are whole pepper slices in here. And cheese. And it’s bread. NOM NOM NOM.
Lately I’ve found myself expanding my beer tastes even further and I’ve discovered that I really enjoy a good coffee stout. The more coffee taste the better. This is the most recent one that I’ve tried that I enjoy. Look at me, trying out new things.
But going back to old things, Blink 182’s been in the news a lot the past week due to Tom DeLonge may or may not be quitting/being kicked out of the band. I have always had a HUGE crush on him since….I was 15? So let’s think of happier times with an old school pic of my crush.
Here’s this week’s edition of what I’ve been excited over:
Yes. I saw Guardians of the Galaxy for the fourth time this week. I had a free birthday pass and none of the current movies playing was of any interest. But this is such an awesome movie that it was just as good the fourth time as the first three times. And in case you’re wondering, I still have seen The Avengers more times.
Just saw The Maze Runner last night at a free advanced screening. Interesting concept, enjoyed about 90% of the execution. If I was a teenage girl, it’d be eye candy heaven. At any rate, I think I want to read the books.
I also want to shout out that the Alamo Drafthouse is the best theater ever and if you have one in your region, you need to stop going to all those other big chains. Seriously.
Sadly my exact meal from Cracker Barrel but it was pretty freakin close. There are some of you who will disagree but nothing says comfort food like a meal from them.
I think I just discovered my new favorite beer. It tastes nothing like beer but more like juice. “Like communion juice!” as one of my friends put it. Seriously it’s deliciously tasty and refreshing on a hot late summer day. Yes, you may think it’s girly but I don’t care.
I went out and got fitted for new running shoes. These from New Balance have made a big difference and my feet don’t hurt as much. Also pretty $$ but it’s an investment right?
One of my birthday gifts was a giant jar of Nutella and well…it may already be half gone……
And here’s this week’s edition of what was awesome this week for me:
I went out to lunch after church and was told that white pizza was boring. This coming from a guy who had gotten two pieces of pepperoni pizza. Really?
I cannot put this book down. I also don’t want it to end. It reminds me of The Joy Luck Club a bit. Right now, it’s one of my favorite books of the year.
Thanks to coupons and rewards points, I got this eyeliner for 21 cents at Ulta this week. Woot.
This is a mead and it has a 19% ABV. DRINK IT SLOWLY. Also very sweet.
This song has been on repeat all week. Basically the lyrics are what I feel like any guy I’ve ever liked in my life is trying to say to me.
Best scene in the new X-Men movie. Young Magneto over Wolverine any day.
Because a real life Lizzie and Darcy are getting married tomorrow. And it will be glorious.
I don’t know about you but this is what got my attention this week.
These arrived in the mail this week. Got them for free with the gift card I won from DSW. Perhaps if you see me in person I will be wearing them.
This is the Garlic Tuscan Bread from Wegman’s and holy crap it is what I want to believe manna tastes like.
Sadly the Olympics are over. And I don’t want to think about how old I’m going to be for the next one. But at least they went out in style.
But that’s ok because this Sunday is the Academy Awards. You GUYZ, it’s like MY SUPERBOWL.
And speaking of movies, I saw this the other night and it was fantastic. As a historian, archivist, and movie lover, I really enjoyed it. It’s basically Ocean’s 11 during WWII.
Duh. Always. (HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSH GROBAN!!!!)
To continue the trend of giving you readers a one time break from ALL THE WORDS, here’s what I’ve been geeking out over this week:
Indeed. What have YOU been geeking out over this week?