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Archive for January, 2016

Tim Tam Slam

Yummy!!

Okay so if you haven’t tried the Australian biscuit, Tim Tam, you need to get on it!! AMAZING!! It’s basically a suped up version of a chocolate covered wafer (biscuit). So here’s how it works.

You make a hot beverage, I used tea and bit off the end of one corner, then bite the opposite end corner off. Use the biscuit as a straw and when the tea/coffee touches your tongue pop the whole biscuit in your mouth.

It melts like butter!!! So good.

Today I tried the chocolate and caramel, and I have to report that the caramel ones are only a smidgen better.

It’s a must try!!

Star Wars, the new one

Fear my Jedi Powers bitches!

This pretty much sums it up. There is an article floating around about how the main character Rey could easily have been replaced with a boy. What are your thoughts? I haven’t read the article just a comment one of my friends left. It made me think about the film. They are right. There are only a few spots where it would be awkward. I am not going to say much about that…I am not into spoiling movies, I hope I don’t

So anyway, it was a great film, better than I had imagined. I had to force myself to watch the three original movies and the three new films  liking the third one because it filled in the missing gaps, as to why Vader became the way he did and Leia and Luke were separated.

This new installment fits right in. I enjoyed it. Perched on the edge of my seat in shock, excitement, and happiness. Familiar faces brought a smile to my face, although I was a bit saddened that I didn’t see any Ewoks, the wookie sufficed.

It’s a great movie and I have to admit I was petrified when I heard they were going to make another Star Wars. Equally as scary was learning that Disney now owned the rights…YIKES. Although I have to point out that here lately Disney films/ pixar have taken on a more realistic point of view…I just didn’t want the character to become lost or cartoonish…

Han’s Solo…Prince Leia, Luke, and the new Vader, who got his but whooped by his ….oppssee almost let it out…Anywho…it’s going to make for an interesting next two films. I can’t wait. I want them to come out like…NOW!!!

What did you think?

And what’s up with there not being any Rey toys?? I would think Matel would be all over that shit!!

The Revenant, a review

If Leo doesn’t get an academy award for this movie, I’m done with Hollywood. This movie brought me back to the same time that I watched Dances with Wolves, with Kevin Costner. Couple in the vicious raw video footage of….a gruesome bear attack. It’s so intense, but well shot.

It was gritty in all the right places and reminded me again of what the human body is capable of if the will is strong enough. It was also a harsh reminder of the strain relationships between the Native Americans and the white man.

Even though I am thankful for everything I have, a house I rent, the job I loathe, the car that I pay too much for….but all of it…all of it wouldn’t have been possible if the Europeans didn’t lay the framework. I can’t help but wonder if our world wouldn’t be where it is now if instead of killing the Native Americans and Bison, if the Europeans, Spaniards, and whoever else tromped onto America’s soil would have found a way to be friends.. What would have happened if we would have co-existed? Would there be millions of years left? Enough food to go around? Less crime? Less…hatred? This lingered in the back of my head, but it came and went as the movie played out on the screen.

When the credits rolled I was left with the same feeling as Inception. I didn’t know what to think. The one feeling I remember was a strong sense of depression. Depression in that the main characters plight was met with…such bitter sweetness. You’ll know what I mean if you’ve seen it.

It’s a great movie!! I grimaced, felt like crying, gawked at the ceiling, and felt sick. I love movies that take me on a wild ride and like I said at the beginning, he had better win an Oscar.

Lottery Pools

So recently I have been taking part in the multimillion dollar bucket with a bunch of coworkers and it makes me wonder…what exactly would I do if I won?

Have you ever thought about that?

I know the likelihood of me winning is slim to nothing, but what the heck, I’ll give it a whirl. My girlfriend’s sister has won and this other chick I know won….so why not me?

Will it matter that I have impeccably bad luck? Need an example? Okay well I tried to do the adult thing and set up a payment arrangement for one of my bills…a long forgotten hospital bill. Well joke was on me, the woman pulled out my entire month’s rent from my account.

Oh I called and talked to the woman but of course this happened on NYE and it took till Tuesday for everything to shake out.

But I won’t complain merely just saying what happened. This of course is one of many events that fate reminds me that it likes to take small jabs at me as it does everyone else.

So back to the topic at hand, the lottery. So if I won, I would pay off all debt, my mom’s house, and buy a house. That’s all. The rest would go in the bank or to a charity. St. Judes or The American Cancer Society, or even Children’s hospital. Oh or Animal rescue people…oh and the polar bears and elephants. We need to rescue those animals, they are so majestic.

Oldies but Goodies

Did you know that Kevin Spacey is a crooner?

How awesome is that? Okay I am sure I knew this somewhere in my memory, but just recently I have fallen into this Dean Martin, Cole Porter, and Frank Sinatra kick at work. It reminds me to relax and remember the good things in life. It wasn’t that life wasn’t busy back then. It was, but people were different. I guess in some sense their world was dived for them and they just merely went thru the motions. Now there’s no decision made for you. I mean you still have the basics….like if you a minor you go to school and don’t drink, stuff like that. What I am talking about it is more of the social constructs. They are a lot looser than they were back then.

I hope that makes sense.

Enjoy some Kevin Spacey…as he takes us on a trip…By The Sea

It’s that time Again

Time to get rid of all that unwanted and useless junk we have lying around our homes!

I found this article!! It’s great!!!

 

Throw it Away

Mockingjay Part 2

I remember walking into the theater with bittersweet feelings, in that it was the last installment of The Hunger Games, or should have been…I have recently heard a discussion about them making another Hunger Games as sort of a prequel. I wish they wouldn’t, but know they will. I don’t want to see a prequel. That is like Twilight having a Prequel LAME!!

I say this but I will probably flock to the theater with the thousands of others to watch it under protest.

So the movie was everything I wanted and more. I loved the scenes in the capital and the realization by Katniss that Gale is a weapons mastermind. I won’t say more than that, just in case someone hasn’t seen it yet or read the book.

It takes you on an emotional rollercoaster! Get ready. I was satisfied with the final installment of The Hunger Games and I am looking forward to more young adult books being changed into movies.

What did you think?

Mockingjay Part 1

The Mockingjay part one was quite shocking for me because I guess I had forgotten that Peeta was still captured. I guess part of me thought he was rescued at the end of movie 2. Oppsseee. He was captured and being tortured by the Capital. He would appear nightly in talks with Caesar about how Katniss needs to cease working with the rebellion.

The untimely death Phillip Seymour Hoffman put a wrench in things. They digitally integrated him in the movie. It was quite believable and made me sad, in that he was an amazing actor. I mean his movies hit home!

And Julianne Moore, I hope she never decides to dye her hair gray, she wears it well, but red is her color. As President Alma Coin, she’s vicious and conniving…I hate to say this, but she reminded me of Hilary Clinton…..think about it….

The fighting was good and I have to say that at first I didn’t like song that Lawrence sang, but then it grew on me. It was quite intriguing and proves that good actresses are artists in more than just acting. It’s a good thing she wasn’t tone deaf.

In the end Peeta was freed, but had transformed into a monster… or at least when it comes to Katniss.

Catching Fire…review

So when Catching Fire came out, I was mad at Katniss for the way she was treating Peeta, just as I was in the book. Here was a guy who put everything on the line, including his heart to fight for this chick. A chick who makes it clear that she can take care of herself.

I was pissed that the game maker had decided to do another hunger games with the victors. Talk about a slap in the face. It was brutal and mean. I understand the logic behind President Snow, he wanted to get rid of her, but had to be tactful about it. Killing her would just piss off a bunch of people. So why not make a game of it.

That’s what he did. But again there were plans at play that he didn’t know about. He was outsmarted again and Katniss was freed and Peeta sacrificed to the Capital. Anyone knows that in any great love story there will be a plot twists that keep us on our toes.

What I would like to point out is that even thought I had read the book and knew what was going to happen, I was still shocked to see it played out. It hit another part of my psyche. If a book made movie is done right it will illicit this kind of response.

So when the ending credits ran, I was again anxious to see the next installments.

The Hunger Games: Review

When I first heard that Jennifer Lawrence was cast as Katniss Everdeen I didn’t see it. I had known that Lawrence was used to playing bad ass girl characters, with her role in The Poker House, and Winter’s Bone. She is tough and a damn good actress. I was excited to see how things turned out. After the movie I remember feeling giddy with excitement. I can’t wait for the next movie to come out. Not only was her part good, but the role of Peeta Malark was casted well with Josh Hutchinson. Over all I gave it a five out of five. Art of me wishes that there was more violence and gore, like the book, but I understand why the directors decided to go that route. It’s so they could get more viewers without having to have the added drag of R ratings.

That being said, I don’t feel that the story is appropriate for grade school children. I mean it’s just too much, they don’t need that. Let them read Charlotte’s Web or The Box car Children. No need to bring in blood and gore, they get that enough at home.

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