Sunday, December 28, 2008

"something smells dental. and nazi."

i had the pleasure of seeing the movie the spirit this weekend with my sister (eryn), brother (nash) and our good friend, matt. i thought the movie would be a lot like sin city and i was excited to see it because it is rated pg-13 and i didn't see sin city because of the r rating, even though i really really wanted to.

turns out this movie was a comedy? honestly, i really wasn't expecting it. i thought there may be a few cheesy lines here and there based on what i'd seen in the trailer, but no. it was seriously hilarious. samuel l. jackson was crazy and really funny as the octopus, which was a little surprising because i don't usually prefer him in movies. it just got more and more ridiculous as the movie went on. i was crying in a few scenes because i was laughing so hard.

the other reason i enjoyed this movie was a little man i like to call gabriel macht. he is such a fox. he really is the main reason i wanted to see the movie in the first place, and ladies let me tell you, he does not disappoint.

overall, i thought the movie was pretty good. a little on the stupid side, but very entertaining.

Monday, December 22, 2008


i have the cutest nieces and nephew ever.  and i'm not just saying that.  my sister, brooke, recently did a photoshoot of her kids-afton and grayson- and i don't think the photos could be any more precious.  click here to see the preciousness. 

Sunday, December 21, 2008

nick and norah's infinite playlist = no good.

honestly, one of the worst movies i've seen all year (aside from house bunny, but we all had low expectations for that).  i did not like this movie because...

1.  do these children have parents?  what 17 year old stays out until 4:30 in the morning in new york city without their parents harassing them to come home.

2.  completely unrealistic.  maybe my teenage years were much different than the rest of the world, but i never experienced the kinds of things depicted in this movie.  i had a curfew, parents who cared and i hung out with people my own age, not losers in their mid-twenties.

3.  disappointing.  i certainly hope that the majority of teens are not this casual about sex.  it was depicted as not a big deal and all of the significance of it was completely lost.  i also thought it was awfully perverted for a pg-13.

maybe i am naive to the way teenagers live now, but my adolescence was a far cry from the lives of the characters in nick and norah's infinite playlist.  i am glad my life wasn't like that.  all i can say is that i thought it would be this movie about kids listening to good music and michael cera being precious.  he really is so precious though.  anyway, i would not recommend this movie unless you want to lose faith in the world.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

the middle part.

for the majority of my life i have hated the middle part. you know what i'm talking about, when girls part their hair down the middle, gross right? wrong, or at least lately it is wrong. the main character on privileged played by joanna garcia always has her hair parted down the middle and it always looks so precious.

ummm how do i make my hair look this precious?  when brooke and i watch privileged together, the entire time we just talk about how cute she is and are dumbfounded by her middle part.  i'm guessing it has something to do with face shape?  or having a team of professionals style you everyday?  nearly everyday i try to part my hair in the middle and think it looks retarded and go back to my usual part on the side.  i just don't get it.

in case you don't know who i'm talking about, she's the one in the middle with the shimmery cardigan.

i'm also trying to figure out the perfect bun--any suggestions, frustrations, or complaints?  help me!  

Monday, December 8, 2008

explain it to me like i'm eight. no, explain it to me like i'm five.

oh my. the office was so good on thursday, one of the best episodes this season. if you didn't get a chance to watch it, please do. it will change your life.

some of my favorite michael quotes from the episode...

"I hate disappointing just one person. And I really hate disappointing everyone. But I love Burlington Coat Factory. You go in there with 645 dollars, you are literally a king."

"No, I don't-- this doesn't change anything. I have a very important decision to make. We need a new copier. We need new chairs. And I need to figure out a way to keep this money without having everybody hate me."

"Well, I swallowed all your ideas. I'm going to digest them and see what comes out the other end."

"You are the silent killer. Go back to the annex."

"What did we learn this week? Well, one, thanks to me, my team is much, much faster at coming to decisions than I thought they would be. Number two, never buy a fur coat with a credit card until you absolutely have the money to pay for it. And three, [camera pans out revealing a big red stain on Michael's fur coat] you should know that some people think it's cool to throw buckets of fake blood on you as you are walking out of Burlington Coat Factory."