Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tom Cruise and James Franco are my homies. (Except not really at all).

Have y'all seen some of the movies that they have coming out? Furthermore, have you seen the ones that have already been released and people are throwing a fit over? All summer all you heard about was Suicide Squad.... and it may be completely worth the hype, I haven't seen it to know, but that is literally the only thing that people were talking about.

Before that it was all about Captain America: Civil War (CA is my favorite Marvel man, but I haven't seen this.... yet), Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Deadpool (I have watched Deadpool, and yes, I thought that it was funny).... and now? It's all about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.... which I haven't seen, but have nothing against, because I LOVE Harry Potter, so anything else set in that world will probably be great. Also, Colin Farrell + Johnny Depp = YES.

I really wanted to see The Hateful Eight (and I did), but it was released in theatres towards the end of 2015 and other than that I have seen few films that were actually released in 2016. Especially considering how many I want to see (I'm looking at you, The Legend of Tarzan) and how much tv I watch (#noregrets- you do what you want in your spare time and I'll do what I want).

The ones I have seen are: The Forest (it was alright), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (it's good, but also the same length as the original P&P, so snuggle in with some nachos and make time for a bathroom break), Deadpool (funny), London Has Fallen (Mike Banning = Badass), The Huntsman: Winter's War (far surpasses the Snow White/Huntsman movie), Me Before You (it was great and I cried like a baby), Now You See Me 2 (Tallahassee and Baby Franco all the way), The Conjuring 2 (ah....), Central Intelligence (some people didn't seem to like this one, but I thought it was hilarious), The Shallows (watching Blake Lively sew her own leg up with a necklace was gruesome as hell), The Purge: Election Year (I was scared that was how the 2016 election was going to turn out), and Ghostbusters (loved it more than the original).

I know that's like twelve movies (one for each month maybe?), but considering how many movies/tv shows that I actually do watch, it's not very many.... it's probably because I can't seem to stop watching repeats of the same show (It's Always Sunny) and movies (LOTR #noregrets).

The problem is I don't really go to the movies very often. In fact, hardly ever.... and I want to be supportive of films and such, but I just don't trust people and in all honesty I prefer to watch it all at my house so I can drink alcohol (even though I have snuck that into the theatre before) and eat nachos (again, I've snuck food in).... plus, that's where my dog and all of my stuff is, so I just prefer it that way.

Maybe I can catch up on a couple since winter is officially upon us (probably not, I'll just watch LOTR and It's Always Sunny more) and there are a few more that aren't out in theatres yet and a couple I'm just waiting on the dvd (Hacksaw Ridge).... and there's always Redbox so maybe I'll watch the others?

Either way, I really want to see Why Him? (James Franco is hilarious- weird- but hilarious and Bryan Cranston can only add to that) and The Mummy.... now, I take a firm stance against trying to redo the 1999 version, because Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are the only mummy hunters that I usually recognize.... BUT this doesn't look like it's even trying to remake a piece of the 1999 version.... it wants to be its own thing and I totally stand by that. Besides, it looks like it's going to be really good and I'll basically watch anything with Tom Cruise.... add that to my 2017 list (June 09, 2017). Let's be honest though, I'll probably wait for the dvd.... too bad it's not out already to go onto my "hibernation schedule".

Monday, November 21, 2016

I've decided to be one of those people.

Every year (thanks to social media) people list the things that they are thankful for. A few years ago I hit the Instagram/Facebook challenge and listed the things that I was thankful for.... and I got a little bit silly with it.... and serious with it, because I feel like the little things are important. If you take yourself too seriously life gets very stern.... and that's just not me. And it's not the way that we do things around here.

Therefore, I have decided to do it again. Except this time, I'm not going day by day, I'm just going to put it all out there at once and let the chips fall where they may.

There is no way that I could ever list all of the things that I'm thankful for in twenty-four days (you are supposed to list up until Thanksgiving- it falls on the twenty-fourth this year), but I can be random and start out.... because I do what I want. There is no wrong way to do this.... there is no proper way to do this.... there is just the way that you want to do it. Which just so happens to be my favorite way of doing everything. So, I'm just going to throw a few things out there (not twenty- four, because like I said, there is no possible way).... ten things sound good? I'm going with ten.... tenish.

One: first things first.... I am so incredibly thankful for my Momma, my puppy dog- Tayder, my brother, the fact that I have a good job (and some awesome family members that I get to work with), my amazing family of aunts, uncles, and cousins that surround me with love and laughs (you know who you are), and just all of the love and amazing qualities that each of them share with me.... y'all truly make this life worth chugging through. I love you, guys.... and thank you.

And now, to get to the not so "heavy/emotional" part of this little playful list.

Two: my flat iron.... sadly, the flat iron that I have had for twelve years (it was my first and only one- ever) decided to die and throw sparks that caught a bit of my hair on fire. I had to officially retire it (and by retire, I mean I threw that shit in the trash, but not before I took a picture of it to post on Instagram, because clearly, the world needed to know this news); Momma got me a new one.... it's for Christmas, but she gave it to me early, because my hair was.... scary. Three: my Uncle sold one of his houses recently (it was sad to see a little piece of my childhood be cleared out right in front of my eyes) and gave us a tv from said house. Like, a giant ass tv. And I can Netflix/watch Lethal Weapon on that giant ass tv to my little hearts content.

Four: Momma has decided to make a bunch of homemade foods for the holidays.... and I get to assist her in this little endeavor. She has been excited for two months and has landed on a bunch of things for Thanksgiving and for other various events. Come Wednesday evening we will be starting (even though I have already made a couple of things from scratch- like, oatmeal raisin cookies, chocolate chip cookies, no bake cookies, you get the idea) and will be cooking from then until Thanksgiving day.... Five: speaking of Thanksgiving day, did I mention that I have a four day weekend coming up? Yeah, count it Thursday-Sunday. I am so very excited about this.

Six: it has been a hectic couple of weeks (and by weeks, I mean a solid month) a work, and the only thing that seems to keep me going these days are a mixture of sugar and caffeine.... so much sugar and caffeine. It's probably incredibly unhealthy, but it works. Seven: Jake Gyllenhaal.... you didn't really think that I would do a post like this without mentioning my main man, did you? I don't know what it is about him, but the dude can always put a smile on my face. Even his serious/somewhat psychotic roles get me and I can't stop watching. Source Code, much?!

Eight: following the whole "main man" thing up, I feel like I should go on the record by saying that I am most definitely NOT a Patriots fan.... I am however, a giant Rob Gronkowski fan. What?! I shouldn't have to defend it, but in the interest of being out there, I will just say that ever since I seen him on Wahlburgers, I can't let it go. The dude has got some serious something going on. Rawr. Nine: my winter coat. last Friday was seventy-five degrees and sunny.... just a really beautiful day.... and then Saturday came with a vengeance. Winter is officially upon us and I am lucky enough to be warm and cozy thanks to my coat.... the fact that it is camo is just a bonus, really.

Ten: last but certainly not even close to least, thank you SOO much to all of our military service men and women. What you all do is so amazing and appreciated. Never doubt that. There are many doubts in this world, and I know that sometimes things seem bleak.... but know, there are people out there that love, respect, and appreciate every single one of you. Without a doubt, you are heroes.... you put yourselves on the line so that we all may have a chance at a better life.... there are no words that can even begin to describe the thankfulness that I have for you. You're all out there defending our rights and freedoms. Once again, thank you. Thank you, so very much.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Y'all can keep those crazy baby dreams to yourselves.

I had the craziest dream last night. So crazy that it warrants actually taking the time out of a very hectic (so. very. hectic.) Tuesday to tell you about it. And that is definitely saying something, because saying that we've been incredibly busy at work lately would be sugar coating it.

About that dream; it was the dead of winter and there was ice and snow everywhere. We're talking blizzard weather. We were having some kind of company function (I'm assuming with the time of year it was our Christmas party) and I had to step outside for a minute to get some "fresh air". And that's when I found it.... a BABY.

Side note: How weird is it that I am now setting my dreams at work? Who does that?!

Yes, I found baby outside. And he was like, two or three I guess, but he was wearing a little jacket and sitting outside on the icy ground. WTF?! I immediately picked him up and took him inside and asked my lovely cousin what she thought that I should do.... and all her drunk ass could mutter was- "when did you get a baby?!" So, we called the police.

And when the police came they brought child services along with them. They didn't even talk, but apparently my subconscious mind didn't realize that. Then it was decided that I would agree to take care of the baby until they all "figured out what to do". What kind of authority figures don't know what to do with a lost/found baby?!!

So, I took him home and he became my little guy.... and that's when "they" came for him. And don't ask me who "they" are, because I don't have any clue, but "they" were after him. We had to barricade the doors and windows and fight off the "theys".... and it was INSANE.

I have got to quit eating nachos before bed.... crazy ass dreams.

Finally, the dad of the baby showed up to take him home.... and he was a cop. Yeah, you heard me right. And I talked to him and he was all can I just take my take my kid be on my way? And I was like, no you are the most irresponsible person in the world.... who in the hell just leaves their kid with a complete stranger for days?!! Therefore, I told him that I was keeping the kid and he could just go on somewhere. He fought it for a minute and then I just had to tell him good day and walk away (with the baby).


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Is a year and a half too late to congratulate your aunt on her retirement?

I mean, it happened in May 2015.... and I mentioned it here and there, but I don't remember ever formally telling people about it. And, I congratulated her (which really is the most important part.... right?), but I just remembered it and found a picture from her last day at work (we worked together) and I wanted to share it.

So, here it is. A year and a half late. HAPPY RETIREMENT, AUNT SUSI. I love you, and miss you (I can say that now, because I know how I feel about it a year and a half later). It took a long time for me to get into a different lunch routine since I used to spend the majority of my day with you for two years. It's weird and good all at the same time.

It's good, because I literally couldn't be happier for you, and I'm excited for you to get to do all of the things that you've always wanted, but had too many responsibilities tying you down to go.

And remember, technically I'm not at the year and a half mark until the 27th of this month, so give me a little bit of credit.... maybe. Afterall, I embarrassed myself at Duckpin Bowling for you!!

Your party was fun, your pink hard hat still hangs proudly, and even though I get to see you less, the time that we do get to spend together is always awesome. I know that you're patiently waiting for Uncle Roger to retire so that you two can go on your many adventures (and I can't wait for you to get to do that), but like you say, good things come to those whom are patient and wait. Patience is a virtue. And that other thing, be calm and collected.

Even though that saying doesn't describe not one woman in our family.... but that's besides the point.

I hope that you're having the best time that you can be having right now (you're on vacation right this second, but I meant just your whole life in general), that you're letting the road take you where it may (you can go places throughout the week not just the weekend now!), and I hope that you remember that even though I don't get to spend as much time with you, I still love you to pieces and will eat peanut butter with you like it's going out of style.

Here's to you (and no, I'm not squatting in that picture, it's my pants that make me look like that). I love you and no worries, I'll watch all those gross/scary zombie shows so you don't have to. Xoxo.