Off Day

This morning, I just felt so lethargic from the start. I made some coffee for the trip in, but it didn’t seem be enough.

When I arrived at CMU, I was just off. We have a big event on Saturday and everyone is crazy busy. I am in charge of the marketplace and setting table numbers for student orgs. We have about 22 tables, so far. I am excited for the event. It’s going to be a long day.

After work, I went home and changed. I took a nap on the couch for an hour. Then I made dinner. After dinner, I finished watching the end of 3 from Hell. I love Rob Zombie’s movies. They are so messed up, but I can appreciate the creativity. It is a horror cult movie.

After the movie was over, I ate dinner and then went to open the living room window. The blinds came down and hit my head. I was so annoyed. I called Drew and he came home. I felt bad he was leaving class early, but my head was really tender and I have no clue how to put the blinds back up.

When Drew came home, I was feeling better and he put the blinds back up. We watched some South Park and went to bed. It was just an off day.

Judy

on Sunday, my mom and I went to the movies to see Judy. I thought it was so good. Renee Zellwegger gave me an idea of what Judy looked like back then before she passed. I think she did an amazing job. Judy seemed to be a complex person. I loved the Wizard of Oz when I was a child.
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At one point in the movie, she sang Somewhere over the Rainbow, and the audience joined in. I love that song. It brings back such wonderful memories from my childhood, and my grandmother on my dad’s side. I used to watch the Wizard of Oz over and over again.

 

Downton Abbey Movie

This evening, I finally saw the Downton Abbey movie! It was everything and more! I loved the story, and the plot. I mis this show so much. I will admit I cried at the end. There will never be another show like it. I actually wouldn’t mind seeing it again. I love lady grantham’s zingers. I highly recommend the movie!

Spoiler Alert! 

  • I liked how the whole Irish and English conflict was portrayed
  • Thankfully, George Clooney was not in the movie (he doesn’t need to be in Downton Abbey)
  • Lady Mary is still freaking out about whether or not it is best financially to run Downton
  • Lady Edith will win you over if she hasn’t already!
  • Old Lady Grantham tries to reassure Mary that she has to take over Downton and continue to keep Downton running, because she won’t be alive much longer. I cried I just cried. It was a passing the torch kind of moment. A nod to the newer generation!

The list goes on and on. I may have to watch see it again. I am just so in love!

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Review (SPOILERS)

After work, I went to the movies with my dad. Even though, I was still all in my head. I couldn’t wait to see this movie and just hang out with my dad. I am a huge Leonardo Dicaprio fan. I was relying on Leo Dio to pull me out of my funk and turn my frown upside down.
Once we arrived at the movies, we got popcorn and a drink, then we headed into the theater. I wasn’t sure what to expect with this movie. I knew that there was going to be something in there regarding the Charles Manson murders, but not sure what.

The movie is kind of confusing. It does jump back and forth, around and around. Rick Dalton (Leo Dicaprio) is this western movie star, who is coming to a point in his career where he is getting older in the business. His age may have to take him into a direction, such as Italian Westerners, and he is struggling to accept it. Cliff (Brad Pitt) is Rick’s stunt double from back in the 50s when they worked on shows called Bounty Law and have remained inseparable since. he is also Rick’s driver because Rick lost is license due to too many drunken instances.

Margot Robbie plays Sharon Tate. I think she did a good job of portraying her. I was convinced. I love Margot Robbie. When it came time for the Manson murder scene, Tarrantino took a different direction with it. Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt were the ones, who were attached by Tex Watson and the Manson girls. However, they ended up saving the day and taking down the attackers. The very end of the movie is Rick Dalton going over Sharon Tate’s house for a drink since he saved the day. It actually made you wonder about how things could have been different.

When we left the theater, my dad said that brought back some memories for me. He used to live in California, and used to run around on Ventura Boulevard, and even went to the Fox movie theater to see a film. My dad has been some adventures. He is the coolest.
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After review

I have been wanting to see this movie for so long. When I saw the previews for the movie, I was at theatre with my best friend, Anthony. He said, this looks like a biopic of your life. We laughed.

The second time I saw the preview for After was when I went to the movies with Jenna and Wynn to see Cruel Intentions. Jenna turned to me and said, “What is the plot?” I shrugged my shoulders and said it doesn’t need a plot he is hot!

While I was watching the movie, I thought about what Anthony said and laughed a little. However none of the guys in my past were as hot as Hero. It has been a long time since there was a good chick flick movie. There are references to great works of literature such as Wuthering Heights and Pride and Prejudice. After combines a hot male main character with a trouble past and literature! Two things that make me swoon! If you have the chance watch it.

After I finished the movie, I goggled “After” and found that the movie is actually a book series by Anna Todd. She based it off of Harry Styles fan fiction. Harry Styles? I don’t think he is that good looking, but okay. I am going to have to check out these books.

Spoiler Alert: The movie has an open ending! Ugh, I think they are together, but I need to know for sure.

Rocket Man Review

After work today, I went to the movies with Anthony. We went to Southside Works Cinema. I was excited to see Rocketman! I haven’t been to Southside Works Cinema in years. It is a little run down compared to Cinemark. Tickets were only $5. It was a half off movie night.

After we got our tickets, we went upstairs to the concession area. I bought us a small popcorn to share which was $6.75. Anthony bought two bottled waters that was $9.00. It is expensive! I typically smuggle in my own water, but I didn’t have time to stop anywhere on the way.

Once inside the theater, there was no one there we were hoping it was going to be an empty theater. We sat in the first row of seats that has a bar separating the platform from the floor. We like to put our feet on the bar. The seats were flimsy and didn’t recline. Anthony said, “What the hell is this.” We took a selfie in case we wanted to look back on this moment and laugh. The picture is a little dark, but it works.
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Once the movie started, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it was almost like a Musical, singing dancing. I didn’t know much about Elton John. I know his songs, but I didn’t know much about him as a person, or his background. His family life was kind of sad and his mom was supportive and mean.

However, he was so gifted on the piano from the time he was a child. It seemed as though he could hear a song and then play it immediately on the piano. I wish I could do that.

There were parts of the movie that moved kind of slow, but overall I really enjoyed it and it was a great start to Pride week. It is also Anthony’s birthday week. 🙂

Gyno & the Avengers End Game

This morning, I had a gyno appt at 8:30am. Originally, today was my planned sick day from work. Drew took Thursday and Friday as vacation days. He needed to take a couple days so he wouldn’t lose them.

When we arrived at the gyno, I checked in on the screen and took a seat. Everyone there was pregnant and with their spouse. I looked at Drew and said, “We are the only ones not pregnant.” We both shared a little giggle. They took forever to call me back. I had an 8:30am appt and I didn’t get back into the examining room until 8:45am. Drew had a dentist appt and was hoping this wasn’t going to take too long. I undressed and put my gown on and then then took a seat on the examining chair. I never had to wait at the gyno. I was always in and out. Drew ended up taking an Uber home, and getting his car so he could make it on time for his Dentist appt.

Shortly after Drew left the room, the gyno came in and I she apologized for the wait. I told her not to worry. I didn’t want to make big deal out of it. There are other things in life to fret over. She examined me and all is well. When she was finished, I sat back and covered up. She left the room and I changed back into my clothes. All good for another year!

When I went outside, I called Drew and told him I was on my way to meet him at the Dentist. He just sat in the examining chair. When I arrived to the dentist, I sat in the waiting room. I am reading the book titled, Trapped with Ms. Arias by Kirk Nurmi. I have never been so glued to trial before. When the Jodi Arias trial was on television, I never missed an episode. I made sure to DVR it and watch it in the evening. I worked during the day, but at night I got caught up, or I would watch it live with my parents in the living room. It’s not the kind of thing you want to watch with your parents all the things they discuss in the trial, but it was so good and so interesting. It really was a hot topic for awhile and still is.  After this book, I will read the one from the prosecutor. It feels so good to read for pleasure again.

When Drew came out into the waiting area, we said goodbye to Donna the receptionist, then were off. We had some time to kill before the movie, so we got breakfast a First Watch. I haven’t been to a First Watch, since I visited Florida (I know what you are thinking, all this running around and I am supposed to be laid up sick.)  I had the Bacon Avocado omelet with home fries and 6 grain bread. It was so good. I could only eat half. I was getting full quickly.

After breakfast, we went to Cinemark to see Avengers End Game! I was so excited. I love Captain Marvel. She is my favorite. I used my inhaler before the movie, and tried not too cough too much, but I did blow my nose a lot. The movie was so good! I can’t wait for another one! Thor was hilarious (I won’t ruin it). It was my favorite Avenger’s movie so far.

After the movies, we went home and I spent the rest of the evening relaxing and resting.

Homework

I did not sleep well last night. I woke up around 9:30am. I didn’t want to set an alarm. Drew made breakfast, and I drank some English Breakfast tea and Image result for lady j netflixwatched Lady J, another Netflix movie.

This movie was in French but had English subtitles. This lady is Marquess, who is widowed and falls in love with a Marquis who is a libertine, and seems to like any lady he sets his eyes on. the Marquess and the Marquis develop of a friendship, but it is complicated. I didn’t finish it.

After breakfast, I got a shower and then started to work on my themes paper that is due this Tuesday. My writing tutor got back to me with her comments and some things I need to fix. I have a meeting with her tomorrow, but I don’t want to have to do much more. I need at least a B on this paper. It is worth 15% of my grade. Three more assignments after this for this class, and then I am done for the semester. I do have one big paper to write for my other class, but I am waiting for to approve the outline.

After I finished my paper,  I got ready for the week. I hung out and tried to watch more of that movie, but I ended up turning it off and putting on The Grey. I needed a good Liam Neeson flick. Drew came home from the gym and we hung out and watched basketball until it was time to fix dinner.

After dinner, we cleaned up and then watched some more basketball, march madness. 🙂 I felt like this week ahead was going to be a long one.

 

Cruel Intentions 20th Anniversary

Work was chaotic we had prospective graduate students visiting our department. After work, I drove home. Drew took off work and went over his parents to watch some March Madness games. He was on his way home so he could see me before I went out in the evening. He had plans to go to the smokestack with Mike.

When I arrived home, we hung out for a bit, then I went upstairs to get ready. I wanted to look cute. I curled my hair. It was a girl’s night. I kissed Drew goodbye, and then I got in my car and drove to the Waterfront in Homestead. It was a little snowy outside, but it wasn’t really laying thankfully the ground was too warm.

When I arrived at PF Changs at the waterfront. I saw Wynn and Jenna in a corner booth. I  walked over and hopped into the booth. I hugged them both. Wynn said, “you said, casual!” I said, “true, but this is my night out. I wanted to look cute. I am in jeans.” I laughed. We ate dumplings and lo mein. I had two goose and soda waters, and Wynn had a cocktail. Jenna didn’t drink.

While we were eating and chatting, I got a text from Drew and asked if I saw the e-mail from the chancellor of Pitt. It was about waiting for the Antwon Rose verdict. I thought it was beautifully written. A few moments later, Drew called me and said, Michael Rosfeld was found not guilty. When I got off the phone with him, Wynn got a text from her husband, and then Jenna got a text from her husband. We look towards the TVs at the bar, and they had a picture of Michael Rosfeld and it said “Not Guilty” in big letters. Where we were located was east of Pittsburgh, where this event took place. Wynn texted her husband, who is a medic and he is listening to the police scanner now. We had second thoughts about going to the movie theater. We weren’t sure if the protesters were going to shut down the roads like they have done before. We decided to go to the movie, but be ready to leave if we need to.

Right before walking into the movies, we took a selfie.  I love these girls so much. Wynn is there for me whenever I need someone to vent to at work. Jenna, she just started last year. She is the sweetest.
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When we entered the theater, we got our tickets scanned and went into the theater.  I can’t tell you the last time I was at this theater. I never come out this way.

They did not have reserved seating, so we picked our seats, and I sat in the middle of Wynn and Jenna. This was Jenna’s first time seeing Cruel Intentions!

As soon as Placebo “Every You, Every Me” came on for the opening credits, Wynn and I started dancing in our seats and singing the words.

I have seen this movie a thousand times. I own it on DVD, and I watch it when it is on cable, but something about it seeing it on the big screen was amazing! Of course, it never gets old, when Ryan Philippe’s character dies. 3

At the end of the movie, Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve plays over the surround sound. Wynn an I start singing the lyrics. Poor Jenna probably thought we lost it. I had so much fun.

After the movies, we walked to our cars and said our goodbyes. I raced home. I couldn’t wait to get home to my husband, who was home from the smoke stack.

Mary Queen of Scots Movie

In the day, I went to the gym and ran on the treadmill for a bit. I was trying to soak up as much time at the gym as I could over break, before I would be too busy with school and internship again.

In the evening, Drew took me to see the Mary Queen of Scots movie. He was not going to have any popcorn. I wasn’t feeling popcorn either. We just got a drink.

The movie was a darker take on Mary Queen of Scots. I liked the actress who played Mary Queen of Scots in CW’s the Reign better, but Saorise Ronan didn’t do a bad job, but it was definitely dark. Darker than the show Reign. Margot Robbie did an amazing job playing Queen of Elizabeth. I actually felt bad for her. Margot Robbie’s Queen Elizabeth the 1st displayed vulnerability, and it was a more honest take, whereas in reign, Rachel Skarsten’s Queen Elizabeth 1st performance made me not sympathetic for Queen Elizabeth the 1st. I kept cheering for Mary Queen of Scots, but we all know that doesn’t end well.

I am sorry if this is annoying it, but I kept comparing it to Reign.
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