Monday, December 31, 2012

december flicks & reads

i slacked on all levels this month.  nothing i watched was from my netflix account (which i intend to cancel next month) and no more than one book was read.  oops.  i finished "something blue" with plenty of time to read "something borrowed" in the month... but then the holidays happen.  yeah, i always find an excuse.  i even slacked at instagram-ing movie stubs and such to use..
most of the movies this month were selected by the boy.  4 our of the 7 to be exact. on our trip to chico we watched goldeneye, and he also acquired all the other james bond movies in digital (aka not vhs) format... so now you can see what exactly my future holds.  yep.  probably quite a bit of james bond education.  as far as the rest of his selections went, they were pretty good.  minus eight crazy nights.  i could have lived my whole life without seeing that gem of a cartoon.
as far as les miserables goes, i thought it was pretty well done.  i went in to it not knowing what the story line was, and found myself only confused a little bit here and there.  oh, and i expected a lot more of anne hathaway's charater, since that's basically all you see in the trailer.  so yeah.  i didn't cry like a ton of other people said they did, but i enjoyed it.
basic (2003)
the saint (1997)
goldeneye (1995)
10 things i hate about you (1999)
elf (2003)
les miserables (2012)
eight crazy nights (2002)
so apparently this was the follow up book to "something borrowed"... but i didn't know that and read this one first.  oops.  i still enjoyed the book anyways, despite that fact, and i'm sure i'll enjoy the first one.  i'm finding i really enjoy this author's writing style, so you'll probably see more of her books on my "reads" posts in the coming year.
something blue - emily giffin
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have a fun, fantastic & safe new years eve, and i'll be back in 2013!

2012 - a look back

wow.  so hard to believe that 2012 has already come and gone in such a short feeling amount of time.  i swear this year went by faster than years before.  of course, i'm sure i will be saying the same thing at the end of 2013.  and i guess it is a good thing that the mayans were wrong about the world ending.  at least i would have gone out with a bang!  here is a brief look back at little things here and there in 2012!
new logo for freeze frame
bridesmaid dress shopping
disney on ice
benny & the jets formation
flash mobbed it up in SF
kasey's visit from germany
lunch time meet up with mrs blake
erika's first bridal shower
march of dimes
baby shower for jessi & adam
erika's second bridal shower
met wayne brady
jenny turned 24
erika's first dress fitting
erika's bachelorette party
watched my best friend get married <3
dance recital
sushi & fro yo for chris's birthday
kicked off the benny & the jet's chevy's birthday celebration with andrea turning 20
headed to reno
floated the river, resulting in a ferocious sunburn
state fair shows
lisa left for colorado... boooooo
stephanie's "benny & the jets" chevy's birthday
first date: august 10th.
country in the park
napa trip with jenny to see colin mochrie & brad sherwood
granddad's early 90th birthday celebration
kelcey's a little bit late birthday celebration
gold county fair
jelly belly factory
half moon bay
super hero bowling night
farewell to stephanie as she leaves for college
the end of late night driving back and forth to grass valley
10 years since stephi & kristiana passed away
the boy turned 27
band spectacular
first date, revisited
folsom band competition
birthday celebrations
the me turned 24, and had a job interview on my birthday
the boy also took me to chevy's for my birthday
got the job, and proceeded to work from 3am-noon on black friday... yay.
erika joined me in the ranks of being 24
had my first chico experience
four varieties of christmases this year.  yep. mom's side, our family, dad's side, and the boy's family
saw snow for the first time in years.  and was promptly hit with a snowball
old fashioned photos with the wilhelm clan
leatherbys, before josh was sent off to the circus

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

november flicks & reads

my internet has been pretty wonky the past week or so, which makes quite a few things more difficult than the really should be.  surprisingly, this is only a few days late versus the few weeks the past couple months have been.  november was a pretty productive movie going month for me, being at the theaters three times. not too shabby.  especially that they were two matinees and a bargain price tuesday ticket.
i think the weirdest of all the movies i saw this month was numb.  i don't even know where to begin on that one, besides that it's not the normal matthew perry that i'm so used to seeing on tv week after week.  don't knock it till you see it though!
little miss sunshine (2006)
crazy/beautiful (2001)
julie & julia (2009)
wreck-it ralph (2012)
the five-year engagement (2012)
skyfall (2012)
numb (2007)
silver linings playbook (2012)
honestly, i forgot i even read a book this month since i finished it way back at the beginning of the month.  then followed that up by checking out two books from the library and not opening a single one of them.  well, this lovely read was very typical of the jodi picoult books i have read in the past.  random, unexpected things happening at every given moment.  though this one wasn't the easiest read.  i feel like it jumped around quite a bit and was a little confusing at times.  if you decide to pick it up and give it a read, i wish you the best and would love to hear your thoughts on it!
perfect match - jodi picoult