Monday, June 24, 2013

Movie list update

So, this past Friday, we watched a few movies and finished the A's.

Our list:
Apollo 13
Assassination of Jesse James

Best: Atonement
Worst: Audition (I can't remember why in the world we bought it, we must have been in the let's buy weird movies stage)

While watching Apollo 13, I kept thinking how much Tom Hanks and his son look so much alike! It must be because we're watching Dexter Season 6 so we see Colin a lot (yes, Colin and I are on a first names basis). I don't know why I thought it was special because father and son should look alike, but it was still neat.

I thought that was a really good list of movies until we got to Audition. But we were going through all our movies and while I thought we always made a very careful decision when we bought movies so I don't know where we went wrong. It's weird and had to read subtitles the whole time. Oh well, we watched it for a second time and probably won't watch ever again. Life goes on. 2 hours of our lives spent looking at the screen every once in awhile while browsing the internet.

Saturday was spent cleaning house and relaxing in anticipation of my twin sis and her hubby driving through! They were only here Sunday night but it was so nice to have visitors. We ended up grilling steaks and watching Bad Teacher (it was suppose to be Babel since that was next on our list, but it was too long). It was a good time.

Now back to the work week for J and housework for me. I'm so glad I changed laundry day to Mondays in the summer. That gives me something to do :).

I believe I'm out of words so bye for now :)

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Back from Africa!

Ok, I'm really bad about posting.

We just recently came back from a 16 day vacation in Africa! Yes, Africa! Our first stop was to Egypt, visiting the pyramids and tombs. Pretty neat and lots of history to take in. We had an amazing guide with us the whole time. And guess what? Egypt is safe! Albeit the crazy driving techniques and children in the streets with cars zooming past. We never once felt threatened. It was awesome! After 3 days in Egypt (2 in Cairo with a day in Luxor squished inbetween...we took an overnight not do that! It was awful!) we flew overnight to Johannesburg and then caught a plane to Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls was amazing! So we can check off 2 natural wonders of the WORLD (we went to the Grand Canyon 3 years ago). We're planning on going to Australia some day so the Great Barrier Reef will be seen! Anywho, after spending 3 days in Zimbabwe, we flew back to Johannesburg, stayed the night there, and then drove to Kruger National Park to spend the rest of our vacation. It was amazing!! We saw so many animals, definitely the highlight of our trip. Well, our trip was to just go to Kruger, but we added a few stops along the way.

Now back to reality. Since I do not have work over the summer, I am now a housewife. Hubby had to go back into the real world. I have started working out again, so we'll see how long that lasts ;). I'm running/walking on the treadmill for 30 min. each day and playing Just Dance 3 on the Wii...I miss dancing so much so this is a lot of fun for me. :) 

Edit: I was suppose to post this a couple of days ago, but I guess I got distracted....I have had a fever all weekend so the workouts have stopped. If I don't have a fever on Monday, I'll continue :)

Movie Madness Weekend!

My hubby and I decided that starting this weekend, we should start watching all of our movies (300+) in alphabetical order. I'm all over this! So, since J works flex time, he is usually either off work or working from home on Fridays. This is especially nice in the summer because I'm not working at all so we get our 3 day weekends together.

Friday movies:
3:10 to Yuma
12 Monkeys
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later
40 Year Old Virgin

As you can see with our first day, we have quite the variety of movies. My favorite from Friday would have to be 28 Days Later. I LOVE scary movies and when I saw this movie the first time, it scared the crap out of me! Now, when we get into the movies starting with D, there will be a movie that scared me way more, but we're not there yet ;).

Saturday Movies:
300 (I had not seen this yet, and I really enjoyed watching it)
127 Hours (that ending gets me EVERY time)
2001: A Space Odyssey
2010: The Year We Made Contact
Aladdin (we made it to the A's! Oh and J really enjoyed me reciting all the lines from this movie while we were watching it)

Ok, so when I agreed to watch our movies over, I totally forgot about 2001 and 2010, these two movies bore me to tears...and then J pointed out ever so nicely that he has to sit through my movies...and there are quite a few of them. I did have a real nice nap today while we were watching 2001 and 2010. :) While writing this, I learned that J took a nap!

Sunday Movies:
Alpha Dog
American Gangster (I didn't follow this movie very well today, I felt distracted)
American History X (This is one of my favorite movies of all time)
Anastasia (My movies have started to make their appearance!)

Shockingly (okay, not really) J had never seen Anastasia. His thoughts during the movie was that they really tried to make this a Disney movie. It doesn't really matter to me, though, because I love this movie and it was a fun watch.

I don't know when we'll continue this endeavor, but it was a pretty awesome weekend.

We also recently bought Dexter Season 6 and The Wire Complete series, so we're watching a few episodes of each every night. This plus our Netflix shows (The West Wing, Arrested Development, Bob's Burgers, Malcom in the Middle, and King of the Hill...just to name a few), we have never been happier with our decision to cancel cable. As baffled as our cable company was when I called to cancel, I just think our decision was the best one. We do have an antenna so we get the free channels. I'm so glad we have CBS so we'll attempt to watch Under the Dome when it comes on next Monday. I say attempt because we usually go to bed by 9pm, sometimes even 8:30pm!

Wow, I think this was my most productive blog yet! :)