Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tune Tuesday - Christian Hansen & The Autistics

K this video is hilarious AND it's filmed in Edmonton! (Thanks Carla!)

 

Next week I am going to try and put together a Christmasy playlist....we'll see how much school takes over my life....

Monday, November 29, 2010

Movie Monday - The Expendables

I don't know why so many people crapped on this movie.  JASON STATHAM WAS IN IT!


Sure,  Sylvester Stallone looked like his face pulled so far back it would rip in the middle....and the story didn't really make ANY sense what so ever....They blew stuff up and JASON STATHAM WAS IN IT!!!

I took it for what it was and really enjoyed the movie actually.  Lots of super ninja moves big guns, lots and lots and lots of bad acting....things blowing up...oh yea and JASON STATHAM WAS IN IT.........


Sorry I don't really have much more else to say...I was too busy drooling over JASON STATHAM

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tune Tuesday - By The Fire

So...I kind of delete the playlist I intended to share...so I decided to make a new one!  Sadly I couldn't get all the songs I wanted so I added a couple videos. Hope you enjoy it!  I've been listening to it all morning :)



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Saturday, November 20, 2010

The drive home


So the drive home was almost as hilarious as 4 days in Calgary...it's amazing how a little detour made things so much more exciting!  Carla took a ride on a bail of hay!



As Carla was unable to give me a boost without possibly sharing her intestines, I decided to take a run at it...


it didn't work out so well


So we decided to visit the Pioneer Village Museum in Sundre....and man was that an experience...


This dolls face will now haunt my dreams along with....


all these poor dead animals......seriously this place was out of control...I didn't know if I should be in awe or cry...


Look Sarah, A HIPPO!


There were tons of heads on sticks...


Our national animal!




A real elephant foot stool...it was hairy and hard...and the weirdest thing i have every experienced...


They even had a pervy fox...he looks like the biggest creep every right?!


All thanks to this guy.........and his rifle...


There were also some suppositories (infant size.....)





Apparently some zigzags....


It was a weird museum all in all, but it was well worth the 8 bucks to get in.  Don't think I'll be back...but don't let that stop you from seeing all it has to offer. 
THANKS CARLA FOR MAKING THAT A LOVELY DRIVE HOME :)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Get Off The Road

So I started a mini blog on Tumblr. I made it to share some insight into the world of driving.  A world most people take for granted.  I hope to share some ideas that might help my fellow Edmontonians learn to drive like curtious, thoughtful members of society.  I do apologize in advance for my language…bad drivers really ruin my day.  But if we can all follow my simple advice, I think we can make this city a little better!  If not, I may have to commence a vehicular homicide rampage….you really don’t want that.  (btw you can now skip the first post...cause it says the same thing hahaha)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Why you dumpin' shit: This ain't yo house!

...I apologize in advance for how long this is...I had to split it up into two posts....
Okay so I probably had one of the most hilarious trips to Calgary ever.  Sadly I some how ended up with NO pictures of my lovely hosts Terra and Rob and soon to be baby Sprout...but I had a magical time with them, even if it was sporatic. Terra and I spent Thursday knitting up a storm and discussing my crazy ex-coworkers.   I LOVE YOU BOTH :) 


Friday I did some xmas shopping by myself as it wasn't really a day off for everyone.  BUT Friday night I got to visit my favoritest bunny EVER.  Isn't Pope the cutest?!?


He was a bit of an asshole when we lived together, but it appears the lovely Brenna has managed to win him over, and he let me pet him for like 10 whole minutes!...and take his picture endlessly.


Eventually I petted him into static craziness, and his crazy fur turned even more out of control.  He's so funny!


Then Brenna and I went for dinner for yummy vietnamese and then watched a random fireworks show and then spent an hour smelling and rating candles in Chapters.  The winners were Paddywax Library Collection . They seriously smell like the authors. 


Then we went and saw Megamind, which was a little disappointing to say the least...I was really hoping it would crack me up like Up and How to Train Your Dragon did, but alas, it was a mediocre animated movie.....one of those ones that shows all the funny bits in the trailers...We however had a magical time.  As the title says, we discussed why it is appropriate to dump anything in a movie theater even though NO ONE would do that ANYWHERE else.  We laughed about this for awhile as I snapped pictures in an empty theater and dumped my disgusting popcorn on the floor...oooooooooops! It was so good to see my lovely Brenna. I would say more about our conversation but honestly I think I laughed myself into memory loss...the only reason I remember that much is because I sent myself an email to remind me haha.


Saturday I went for  coffee  with my friend Thea and we did a little more shopping :)


And then I went to dinner with 7 people I don't know and 2 ladies I love...and had the most randomly hilarious night of my life filled with oversharing, weird people humping and strange photoshoots (surprising not by us).  I made some lovely new friends, and even got to practice my drunk french!


Sunday I woke up @ Jessie's.  Her lovely fiancĂ© is pretty hardcore and was up painting their living room at 9:30.  Jessie had a little bit of a hangover, but jumped right into help, and I delegated from the couch while sipping some tea.  They have done so much to work to their house it's amazing.  Then we had lunch and took the puppies to the dog park.


All in all, it was an amazing 4 days.  I couldn't have shared it with better people, and I dont think I could have laughed harder...well maybe except on the drive home...but that's for tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Tune Tuesday - OK Go

I found this video thanks to my good friend Mik. They used 215 loaves of (stale) bread to put it together, and it's pretty lovely.  The song isn't too shabby either! It was all shot with an NX100 (you can read more about the project here).  Since reality TV took over Much Music and MTV, I find myself super excited to see really good music videos. 

 

Next week I have a playlist to share put together by my little brother. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Movie Monday - The Lookout


So this movie came out in 2007, but it somehow missed my radar.  It was on TV last week...I can't remember which channel, and something about it caught my eye so I recorded it and saved it for when I had some free time.   SO GLAD I DID!  I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt to begin with (If you haven't seen Inception you should get on it!), but the plot was really surprising.


The story is about a young promising athlete (Chris) who's life is changed by a terrible car accident. Having caused serious damage to his frontal lobe, his new social awkwardness and night job at the bank makes him a suitable aide to some big time gangsters, where he becomes the lookout.


Jeff Daniels who plays Chris' blind roommate and mentor Lewis does a phenomenal job.  I almost enjoyed his character more than Chris.  Isla Fischer leaves a little to be desired in her role as Chris' love interest...she's not one of my favorite actors....so I might be a little biased. I think the movie could have survived without her character.  The bank robbers aren't as seductive as they should have been, however Matthew Goode did a pretty good job making up for it , but Josephs portrayal of Chris completely made the film. 


The opening scene was by far my favorite, sharing the mating ritual of fireflies (?) which was kind of romantic.  However the conclusion of the movie totally shocked me.  If you haven't seen it you should definitely give it a watch.  I can't wait to see another movie with Joseph LG as the lead.  He is a pretty amazing actor!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Lest We Forget

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch, be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.


At 11am today, bow your head in remembrance of those who fought for our country. 

I remember.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mad men Yourself!

omg it was so much fun...I seriously wish I lived in another time...
and yea that's a cigarette in my mouth.  I would DEFINITELY smoke in the 60's.  I would smoke now if I wasn't so aware of how deadly it is.
And I love picnics...especially the aftermath that is this one...
BTW...you shouldn't smoke it's bad for your health...are you happy now?
Click here to Mad Men yourself...boys you can do it too!

Share your pictures with me!  I would LOVE to see them!

Tune Tuesday - The Kooks

Do do dododododo Do do dododododo.  I love this song.  It has a habit of getting stuck in my head every time I hear it, but I'm totally fine with that! The Kooks are an upbeat band from the U.K. And I'm hoping their 3rd album will be just as good as the first two.  I find the only problem with bands from the UK is they never make their way to Canada, and I find I connect most with music when I hear it live.  Till the day the Kooks appear in Canada, I will continue to enjoy them via CD. 


Monday, November 8, 2010

Movie Monday - An Education

So I watch a ridiculous amount of films...to the point where close friends make me pick things, cause I've watched almost all the new releases as well as the majority of everything else. So since I watch everything, I thought I would share some with you guys, and start a new feature.

This weekend I found a movie I had never seen, and REALLY enjoyed!  I had constantly looked at the case in the movie store, but always found something that appealed more and never bothered to pick it up.  But I came across An Education (2009) on Netflix (which still hasn't impressed me...but I never bothered to cancel...) and am so glad I watched it. 

The main character Jenny (Carey Mulligan) blew my mind.  Her assertiveness was impressive for a 16 year old girl, especially in the 1960's.  Olivia Williams played her teacher, who added another strong female to the cast.  Top them with the adorable Peter Sarsgaard, Rosamund Pike and Dominic Cooper to add some sex appeal and the most amazing wardrobe makes for one heck of a movie.

At first I was a little surprised at the plot.  Jenny's parents seemed to have no problem with their 16 year old daughter gallivanting with a man twice her age and I was kind of angry at where the movie was going, however towards the end things took a different turn, and I was able to continue enjoying the film.  I no longer felt worried for poor little Jenny, despite her having to learn some hard lessons.   Her personality added so much to the whole movie, I completely fell in love with her character.  She said the most innocently funny things, but also blew me away at times with some bold remarks for someone her age.  It didn't hurt that Carey Mulligan is also amazingly adorable.  I also loved the mischievousness of conman David (Peter Sarsgaard) and his scheming crew.  They really managed to seduce the audience as well as every character in the movie. Even luring Jenny's parents into their posh lifestyle.

This coming of age film, although a bit tame, was really well done.  The acting was sensational, and it made for some rather memorable scenes.  There was one really hilarious scene with a banana...and my favorite line of the movie said by Jenny:




'It's funny though, isn't it? All that poetry and all those songs, about something that lasts no time at all' ....she really knows how to cut a guy down hahaha.




But the costumes....I couldn't stop staring at their outfits.  Everyone looked stunning.  I really wish I could have lived in the 60's.  Everyone seemed so posh.  They even made smoking look sexy. 









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Any movie recommendations?  I've been on a 60's movie kick lately...but I will watch pretty much anything...

p.s there's a super cute giveaway on The Dainty Squid. It's for an amazing handmade hoodie. I have my fingers crossed for this one!